Announcements

Announcements

Reminders on a snowy February 16

⚠️Both Fulton and Lucas Counties are under a Level 3 Snow Emergency. If you do not need to be on the roads, please stay home.

❌Village of Swanton is under an Emergency Parking Ban. Police Officers will be out enforcing this.

🚗❄Public Service crews are beginning to head back out to resume plowing after a brief reprieve over the last couple hours. If you do have to be out on the road, please do NOT pass a snow plow.

🕐We ask for patience as our crews get out and plow roads. Primary roads are always cleared first and then secondary and alleys are tended to.

🚰🚽 Utility bills were due on February 15. However, as a result of the inclement weather and Municipal Building closure, if bills are received by 8:00 a.m. on February 18th, no late penalties will be assessed.

😀 Be safe out there Swanton!

Emergency Parking Restrictions- February 15

UPDATE: Please be advised that as of 5:30 p.m. on February 16, 2021, the snow emergency will be cancelled within the Village of Swanton.

Contact: Chief Adam Berg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEE:

spd@villageofswantonohio.us

Date: February 15, 2021

Emergency Parking Restrictions

SWANTON, OH-Due to the ongoing snowfall, in order to facilitate the cleaning of streets and alleys and to expedite the free flow of vehicular traffic, no owner or operator of any vehicle shall park or permit such vehicle to be parked on any street or alley at any time when the accumulation of snow upon the roadway exceeds three inches during any period of 24 hours or less. (Swanton Codified Ordinances 73.05)The Village of Swanton has instituted emergency parking restrictions as of 6:30 p.m. on February 15, 2021 and all vehicles parked on the street within the incorporated limits must be removed immediately. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Please be safe if you must be on the roads. -END-

Emergency Parking Restrictions- February 5

UPDATE: Please be advised that as of 2:00 p.m. on February 5, 2021, the snow emergency is cancelled.

More snow is forecasted within the next week. If warranted at that time, emergency parking restrictions may be implemented. We encourage you to follow along with the forecasts and preemptively move cars from the roads before a large snowfall, if possible.

Contact: Chief Adam Berg                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
E: spd@villageofswantonohio.us                      Date: February 5, 2021

Emergency Parking Restrictions

SWANTON, OH-There was heavy snowfall overnight and into the morning; therefore, in order to facilitate the cleaning of streets and alleys and to expedite the free flow of vehicular traffic, no owner or operator of any vehicle shall park or permit such vehicle to be parked on any street or alley at any time when the accumulation of snow upon the roadway exceeds three inches during any period of 24 hours or less. (Swanton Codified Ordinances 73.05)

The Village of Swanton has instituted emergency parking restrictions and all vehicles parked on the street within the incorporated limits must be removed immediately. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Please be safe if you must be on the roads.

-END-

Details regarding agreement with Republic Services

The Village of Swanton strives to protect the health, safety, and public welfare of our residents. Recently, there were concerns raised regarding the current residential waste and recycling hauling agreement within the Village of Swanton. Below is a general summary of current agreement; it is not intended to be all encompassing regarding the agreement or potential concerns raised. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Village Administrator for more discussion.

The current residential waste and recycling hauling agreement, which went into effect in 2019 after months of negotiation and discussion at Council Meetings, is between the Village of Swanton and Republic Services; this agreement will run until 2024. The rates are listed below for the term of the agreement. The Village of Swanton does not generate any revenue from this agreement. The agreement also includes containers used at the biannual bulk drop off days; this service is of no additional charge for Village of Swanton residents.

 July 1, 2019- June 30, 2020July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021July 1, 2021- June 30, 2022July 1, 2022- June 30, 2023July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024
Monthly
Costs
$ 16.04$ 16.52$ 17.02$ 17.53$ 18.06

The agreement between the two is an exclusive franchise for residential properties. This means a single hauler collects the materials within the Village of Swanton for residential properties. Industrial and commercial units are exempt from within the franchise agreement.

Benefits of exclusive franchises include but are not limited to: uniform pricing at a reduced rate, reduced truck traffic, prolonged street life, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The Village of Swanton is able to negotiate a reduced rate and lock in those rates for multiple years. Further, this last round of negotiations, the Village urged Republic Services to include one bulk pick up at the curb per quarter. The reduced truck traffic contributes to reduced wear and tear of streets pavement, increasing life of streets and reducing maintenance costs.

If you have questions about your Republic Services bill or operations, you are welcome to contact them directly at 1.800.243.3429.

If you would like to speak to someone at the Village of Swanton about your questions and/or concerns you are welcome to contact Rosanna Hoelzle, Village Administrator via email or phone: admin@villageofswantonohio.us or 419.826.9515.

Update on Leaf Pick Up

Lammons Bros. will be able to resume leaf pick up later this week (December 3 & 4). The final day for leaf pick up will be Monday December 7. Please place leaves on the tree lawn for collection, NOT in the street. Leaves placed in the street can be a hazard to motorist, can block drainage, and become wet and matted after a rain, which can significantly slow the collection process. Please do not mix grass, sticks, or brush in with the leaves.

Updates due to COVID-19 pandemic

  • Municipal Building will be closed to foot traffic from November 30, 2020 to January 3, 2021.
    • Staff will continue to work for YOU! Please call or email if there is something for which we can help! 419.826.9515
    • Utility payments can be mailed or dropped in the secure dropbox near the Police Station. Further, ACH payment is also available at no additional cost.
    • You can also sign up to receive a paperless copy of your bill via email. Please contact utility billing at 419.826.9515 and press 1.
  • Regular Council Meeting scheduled for December 14 will be conducted via Zoom and streamed to the Village’s Facebook page.
  • There will be no water shut offs, due to non-payment, in December 2020 or January 2021.

Brush pick up- Wind Storm

PSA: Due to the major wind storm this past weekend, Public Service crews will collect down limbs this Friday. Please plan accordingly.

This is a one time collection due to the storm. During the winter months, Public Service only collects brush if there is a large enough storm. Thank you for your cooperation.

Phone Spoofing and Scams

The Swanton Village Police (SPD) warn community members of a scam where callers spoof the main Police phone line, pretend to be law enforcement officers, ask for money for warrants, and threaten arrest if money is not received.

Please understand, the SPD will NEVER call demanding money. SPD officers do not process bonds or accept money to avoid arrest.

Here here are some tips on how to deal with scammers:

  • If you are ever in doubt, just hang up.
  • Don't answer the phone if you don't recognize the number
  • Don't send money or buy gifts for unknown people or organizations

If you have questions or need to report a scam, please call SPD at 419.826.4696.

COVID-19- Swanton Health Care

On September 30, Village of Swanton officials were informed that at least 50 people, who live or work at Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center, tested positive for COVID-19. Village Officials were further informed on October 5 of an increase in positive cases. Village Officials have been in contact with the Governor’s Office as well as the Ohio Department of Health and  Fulton County Health Department. Area agencies are monitoring the situation. If there are any questions please contact the Fulton County Health Department. We encourage everyone to wear a mask, wash hands, and practice social distancing.