Public Notices

UPCOMING PROJECT INFORMATION

CITY OF WARREN TRAFFIC SIGNAL EVALUATION AND UPGRADE SCHOOL ZONE SIGNALS MULTI-WAY STOP ANALYSIS

PIDs: 107235 & 110953

 

The City of Warren will utilize federal funds to improve the city’s traffic signal system.  Professional Traffic Operations Engineers have reviewed traffic counts and completed signal warrants for the city’s sixty-one signalized intersections.  The signal warrants have been completed in accordance with the standards outlined in the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Devices.  Recommendations have been made to remove twenty one signals.  The signals will be placed in flash mode for a period of time to monitor the intersection before the signal is taken out.  The engineering study has been forwarded to representatives of the Ohio Department of Transportation for review and comment.  

The improvements to the City of Warren’s traffic signal system will include upgrading vehicle detection, calculating and implementing signal timings, establishing communication within the signal system, installing a server to operate and monitor the system, and removing unwarranted signals.  Battery backup power supply systems will be installed at selected signalized intersections.  The estimated cost of the project is $1,633,500.  Federal CMAQ funds will cover 100% of the project costs.  The funds for construction will be available in 2021.

The City of Warren will utilize federal Safe Routes To School funds to replace the city’s 20 MPH school zone flasher assemblies. New pedestrian signals with countdown feature will be installed at selected signalized intersections in the local school zones.  Grant funds in the amount of $250,000 are being provided to cover costs associated with engineering and construction.  There is no local share required.  The school zone signal improvements will be constructed at the same time as the citywide signal upgrades.  

As the city works to modernize its traffic signal system, it is also examining intersections that have a stop sign on each leg of the intersection. The City of Warren has a total of 71 of these multi-way-stop-controlled intersections.  The Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Devices provides specific criteria relating to traffic volumes and crash data that must be met in order to have this type of traffic control.  Traffic data was collected and analyzed at each of the 71 intersections. It was determined that conditions at 12 of these intersections meet the OMUTCD requirements while the conditions at the remaining locations fall short of meeting the criteria. The City will be converting the traffic control at these locations from multi-way stop control to two-way stop control.  Stop signs will be removed along the major street and traffic on the minor side street will be required to stop.

The full engineering study for the traffic signal system and multi-way stop analysis see below:

To ensure the decision-making process is comprehensive, the City of Warren is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental and economic impacts of this proposed project.  Environmental impacts include those involving archeological, architectural and ecological resources, regulated materials and the general location of the project. The City of Warren also requests information regarding the presence of any known cultural resources in the vicinity of the project including prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, historic bridges, historic buildings, landmarks and districts.  Any comments you may have regarding the environmental impacts and/or the proposed project may be submitted by June 30 2020.

All public comments, questions and/or concerns about the project are welcomed and should be directed to:

Mr. Paul Makosky
City of Warren Director, Engineering, Planning & Building Department
540 Laird Avenue, S.E.
Warren, OH 44484
330-841-2973
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Residents of Warren, Ohio:  

Warren City Council will be holding their Regular Meeting of Council on Wednesday May 27, 2020 at 4:00 PM via You Tube.  If there are any issues you would like addressed please Email your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please include your Name, Address, Phone Number and Ward Number and your questions will be read during our You Tube meeting on the 27th. 

Again, please get your questions Emailed to the Clerk of Council This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Tuesday May 26, 2020.

Thank you.

Social Distancing

  • Maintain 6 feet for both employees and members of the public at all times.
  • Designate with tape or signage for employees and customers in line to maintain appropriate distance.

Face Masks

  • A face mask made of cloth or fabric must be worn by all employees and cover an individual’s nose, mouth, and chin.
  • Exemptions – People working in the kitchen are considered back room employees and are not required to wear a mask, as long as they can maintain 6 feet of social distancing at work stations. People with medical conditions who cannot wear the mask are exempt (must provide medical documentation).

Employees & Management

  • Employees are to take their temperature daily with a thermometer. If their temperature is 100 ̊ F. or higher they are excluded from working in the facility. They may return to work only when their temperature is under 100 ̊ F. for 3 days (without taking any medication). If an employee is experiencing coronavirus symptoms (cough, chills, sore throat, shortness of breath etc.) symptoms must improve for 3 days and at least 7 days must pass since symptoms first began before returning to work.
  •  Employees must wash their hands every 2 hours or more often as necessary.
  •  Ensure 6 feet distancing for all employees, kitchen and service staff.
  •  Limit the number of people in the break room to ensure distancing.
  •  Increase cleaning of commonly touched surfaces such as workstations, countertops, railings, door handles, and doorknobs.
  •  Make hand sanitizer readily available to all employees.
  •  Clean and sanitize tabletops, chairs, and menus in between seating customers.
  •  Condiment bottles cannot be used. Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, salt & pepper shakers. must be served in single packets or cups. Unused condiment packages must be discarded.
  •  Vases on the tables are prohibited.
  •  Arcade games, live entertainment, and dancing are prohibited in the restaurant, bar and patio areas.
  •  Clean and sanitize all high touch areas (door handles, light switches, phones, pens, touch screens) every 2 hours or more frequently as needed.
  •  Provide hand sanitizing stations for customers.
  •  Salad bars and buffets are permitted if served by staff with 6 feet of social distancing between customers.
  •  Customers must be seated when consuming alcoholic beverages (no standing).
  •  No more than a party of 10 can be seated with distancing of 6 feet between tables.
  •  High back booths are considered a barrier. They must be high enough where a customer cannot reach over to interact with another customer.

 

 

UPCOMING PROJECT INFORMATION

 CITY OF WARREN 

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS

PID: 109153

The City of Warren will utilize federal funds to remove and replace existing deteriorated sections of 5-foot wide sidewalk throughout the Warren City School District.  The proposed work includes replacing sections of deteriorated sidewalk on Fifth Street between Tod Avenue and Highland Avenue, Milton Street between Niles Road and Central Parkway, Tod Avenue between Englesson Drive and Dunstan Drive, and Atlantic Street between Elm Road and Fairway Drive.  Additional improvements include installing sections of new 5-foot wide sidewalk on Tod Avenue and Fifth Street to eliminate sections of missing sidewalk, upgrading or installing new curb/curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, manhole and service valve adjustments and driveway apron reconstruction.  The proposed improvements will be constructed entirely on land owned by the City of Warren.

The $400,000 project is scheduled to begin construction in the summer/fall of 2020.  Traffic will be maintained in each direction on all city streets during project construction except when permitted by the project engineer.  Access shall be maintained to all adjacent residences, properties, and intersecting side streets for the duration of the project. 

To ensure the decision-making process is comprehensive, the City of Warren is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental and economic impacts of this proposed project.  Environmental impacts include those involving archeological, architectural and ecological resources, regulated materials and the general location of the project. The City of Warren also requests information regarding the presence of any known cultural resources in the vicinity of the project including prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, historic bridges, historic buildings, landmarks and districts.  Any comments you may have regarding the environmental impacts and/or the proposed project may be submitted by June 16, 2020.

All public comments, questions and/or concerns about the project are welcomed and should be directed to:

Mr. Paul Makosky
City of Warren Director, Engineering, Planning & Building Department
540 Laird Avenue, S.E.
Warren, OH 44484
330-841-2973
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The City of Warren is announcing that it will be offering assistance to qualifying businesses in the City to help with the reopening and or retrofitting expenses due to the Coronavirus.

The City of Warren’s CV-19 Business Support Loans will be deferred 0% interest loans of up to $5,000 that will be forgiven after a defined period time once the business has reopened and/or reached certain milestones as set by the City. 

The CV-19 Business Support Loans Loan funds may be used for items such as restocking inventory; retrofitting for social distancing and employee protection, i.e. plexiglass shields & partitioning.; and Personal Protection Equipment for employees.

“We realize the hardships that businesses and their employees are facing”, says Mayor Franklin. “Our goal is to help ease the burden to our business community as we work together to recover from the devastation caused by this virus”.

More traditional loan programs are also available for working capital and equipment purchases.

Businesses interested in applying are encouraged to request an application via email or U S Mail to:

 

Anthony Iannucci
Executive Director, Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corp.
333 Harmon Ave. NW
Warren OH 44483
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or

 

Michael D. Keys
Community Development Director
258 E. Market St.  Suite 305
Warren OH 44481
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The City of Warren Income Tax Department has extended the filing deadline for Warren City income tax returns. This also includes extending the time to pay.

The new filing deadline is: July 15, 2020

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