The Village of Mechanicsburg will be conducting regular preventative maintenance on our water tower beginning June 1, 2020. This maintenance is to preserve the exterior coating of the tower and cleaning and coating the inside of the tank. It will require the Village to drain the tower while the maintenance is being done. This is to prevent condensation on the exterior, cleaning and painting the interior, and will be dependent on weather and temperature variances. The actual work under ideal conditions would require about 5-7 days to complete for both the inside and outside. However we are scheduling up to 4-5 weeks to complete the work. We will bring in a temporary tank for water storage.
Due to the size of the temporary tank we are requiring Mandatory Water Conservation while the main storage tank is offline.
The following water uses are considered nonessential and are prohibited during this emergency.
Prohibited Water Uses:
The Mechanicsburg Village Council will hold a Special Meeting at 6:30pm on Monday, May 11, 2020.
The purpose of this meeting is to review purchase offers, and select the winning offer, for the property at 2-4 N Main St. in Mechanicsburg.
Due to the ongoing Public Emergency, this meeting will be held via Zoom. The public may attend via the Zoom link :
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Meeting ID: 845 2733 2839
Please know that the Village of Mechanicsburg is providing full services to the Village. We are working staggered shifts to ensure that our employees and their families remain safe. The office is closed to the public and will have minimal hours to ensure that all business is taken care of on a regular basis. If you need assistance, please call (937) 834-3187 and leave a message for the department that is appropriate for your need.
The Village of Mechanicsburg is suspending disconnection of utility services, late fees and penalties for non-payment from March 23rd through April 25th. The temporary suspension should not be considered a reason to not pay your utility bill. Customers may use the night deposit box to pay utility bills. We have provided envelopes for your convenience. After April 25th, delinquent utility accounts will be reviewed and the need for service disconnections will be determined by the office on a case by case basis to ensure that delinquent balances do not become so excessive that they cannot be brought current within a reasonable time. To initiate new service, the application can be found on the website here. Please drop application off along with copy of your driver’s license, $100 deposit and all necessary signatures and we will schedule your water to be turned on.
Police, Fire and EMS services remain fully staffed at this time. Please call 911 for any emergency as usual. All other non-emergency calls may be made to (937) 834-3187 and appropriate extension. Right now, we are supplied with PPE equipment but that could change at any time. Please be kind to all our First Responders.
Our Water/Wastewater and Street Maintenance department employees are continuing to work on limited schedules and are on call 24/7.
There are many volunteers distributing food during this crisis. Oasis of Mercy Food Pantry distributes food boxes on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at St. Michael's Church, located at 40 Walnut St, open to anyone in need. They will bring boxes out to your car. On the 4th Thursday Mobile Food Truck is at St. Michael's with both dry good and fresh/frozen boxes available. Mechanicsburg Schools is giving breakfast and lunch bags free to all students. Please visit their website for details. Church of Our Savior will have their Community Meal for carry out only on Wednesday March 25 from 5-6:30pm. Check out Mechanicsburg Free Community Meal on their Facebook page for further details. Food is also available at Mechanicsburg Ohio Blessing Box. See their Facebook page for details.
While our resources are limited, we may be able to help you find needed items. During this time we all should be practicing kindness. Please check in on your neighbors. If you are going out for groceries, see if you can pick something up for them, drop off a puzzle, Facetime your friends to stay in touch. Please practice social distancing, wash your hands, stay home if you are sick, and follow all the CDC recommendations until this is over.
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The Village of Mechanicsburg is monitoring updates from the Champaign County Health District to help minimize the community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). For factual information please refer to the Champaign County Health District website: http://www.champaignhd.com/, Facebook, and Twitter. Their site and social media are updated throughout the day. As of yesterday there were no known cases in our area.
For now the best practices are wash your hands, stay home if you are sick, cover your cough, social distancing, and avoid large crowds. Be safe out there. We will update you with any future cancellations as they happen.
The next Street Utility Committee Meeting is Saturday February 22, 9am in the Municipal building, 18 N Main St.
The next Safety Committee Meeting is Saturday February 22, 10am in the Municipal building, 18 N Main St.
Lyndsey Murphy resigned her Council seat on February 17, 2020. Please submit Resumes to the Village Office by 5pm Friday, March 6, 2020. You must reside in the Village limits for at least one year prior to being considered for the position. Interviews will be held on Monday March 9, 2020 beginning at 6pm. Council will contact the applicants with a time.
The Village of Mechanicsburg has filed the 2019 Annual Financial Report with the Auditor of State.
The report is available for public inspection at the Mechanicsburg Municipal Building (18 N Main Street Mechanicsburg, Ohio) during regular business hours on or after January 06, 2020.
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