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April 28, 2017

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BACH 3 - does this mean that somewhere in Ohio is Bach 1 and Bach 2? The Icon spotted this plate on a slate-colored Chevy Cruze in Ada. And, it's on a Bald Eagle special plate. Anyone who can tell us about the plate's meaning, please let us know at: info@adaicon.com

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Village Voice: Ada council responds to dog issues with revised ordinance

Primary revision addresses unattended tethering of dogs in yards

Village Voice: Council responds to recent dog issues

All across the nation, villages and cities are dealing with the issue of domestic dogs escaping the control of their owners. Some areas, including Ada, have seen incidents of dogs attacking other dogs and people when out of the control of owners.

After much discussion and feedback from the public, advocacy groups and the Hardin County Dog Warden in 2016, Council revised Ada’s local ordinance to address some concerns.

Village Voice: It’s tax season and here’s help

The Village Voice

The Village of Ada publishes informational articles about Village policies and services currently offered. These articles are for informational purposes only. Further details and the complete Codified Ordinances may be found on the Village website, www.adaoh.org, or by calling the Village Offices at 419-634-4045.

It’s tax season – need assistance with your Village Income Taxes?

Village Voice: When to put our your refuse and recycling in 2017

2017 Republic Services refuse and recycling guide available

The 2017 Republic Services refuse and recycling guide is now available in the Water Office. Many residents find it helpful to keep a copy of the calendar handy to know which day their refuse and recycling pick up will happen.

The contract the Village holds with Republic Services is in place for three years, and there are no changes planned for pick up this year. Refuse will still continue to be picked up on Tuesdays, with the possible exception of weeks in which a major holiday falls on a Monday or Tuesday.

Village Voice: Happy New Year and here's some important village info

Office closing and holiday refuse pick up schedule

The Village Voice

The Village of Ada publishes informational articles about Village policies and services currently offered. These articles are for informational purposes only. Further details and the complete Codified Ordinances may be found on the Village website, www.adaoh.org, or by calling the Village Offices at 419-634-4045.

Happy New Year!

The elected officials, staff and volunteers of the Village of Ada would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year on Sunday!

Village Voice: Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the Village of Ada!

Here's some details about village offices closed and refuse and recycling schedule

The elected officials, staff and volunteers of the Village of Ada would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas on Sunday and a Happy Holiday Season!

Employees of the Village have been given Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2 to celebrate the holidays. Village offices and the police department lobby will be closed to the public on those two days. Water payments may be made via Visa/MasterCard/Discover on the village’s website www.adaoh.org.

Village Voice: Sidewalks + ice + cold temps = What do I do?

There are several options to keep you walks free of ice and snow

While some people may look forward to snow covered trees and lawns, many of us dread icy sidewalks once the temperatures sink lower and lower.

Ada Codified Ordinance 521.06 does require walks to be kept free from snow and ice, by either the owner or the occupant of the property.

Many people start applying rock salt at the first sign of precipitation and cold temperatures. Rock salt, which is primarily sodium chloride, tends to be on the less expensive side of deicers.

However, rock salt can harm pets, plants, grass, and trees. Rock salt can also cause the sidewalks to begin breaking down, depending on the composition of the concrete used during construction.

The Village Voice: Residents' cooperation needed during snow emergencies

Here's some direction from the village

Ada village officials provided the Icon with the village approach to snow emergencies. Here is information of interest to residents from The Village Voice:

Snow Emergencies

Village crews work around the clock through major snowfalls to keep the Village streets as safe and passable as possible. Please keep the following tips in mind:

•  Crews do not wait for a snow emergency to be declared to begin clearing roads.
If you are able to park your vehicles off the street, please do so. Once the public lots at the Depot and the corner of West Buckeye Avenue and North Gilbert Street are plowed, please consider using those lots.

The Village gives thanks…

Without the help of many, Ada would not be what it is

This Thanksgiving, we are saying thank you to all those who volunteer and work hard to improve our community. Without the help of many, Ada would not be what it is.

Residents are served throughout the year by the volunteer work of the Ada Tree Commissioners, Planning Commissioners and Board of Zoning Appeals members. These individuals serve on the referenced commissions and boards on their own time, and continually work to improve the appearance and health of the community.

Village update from the Streets

Leaf pick up and paving plans

Village wide leaf pick up is well under way! 

As temperatures continue to fall and frosts hit our ground, so will the leaves. If you are staying ahead of the game by continuing to rake to the tree lawn area, our crews greatly appreciate it! As in the past, the street crew will temporarily suspend pick up next week, as it is a short week due the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Leaf pick up will resume for the final, planned week on Nov. 28 – Dec. 1. 

Once crews have finished with leaf pick up for the season, please bag any leaves and call the Village office to schedule a pick up.

Early November voting and community happenings in Ada

Voting on the November ballot is underway in Ohio, and local citizens have a number of initiatives to consider. For more information on voting, issues and candidates, please visit the Hardin County Board of Elections website at http://co.hardin.oh.us/boe/. While there is not a municipal issue on the ballot, the Village of Ada appreciates the continued support of voters.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8! If you have any questions regarding voting, please contact the Hardin County Board of Elections at 419-674-2211.

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