Public Notices

July 31 2020

For Immediate Release

The City of Warren is announcing that it will be extending the application deadline for the CV-19 Business Support Loans to August 15, 2020.

These are deferred 0% interest loans of up to $5,000 offering assistance to qualifying businesses in the City to help with the reopening and or retrofitting expenses due to the Coronavirus. The loans are designed to 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 perishable inventory lost during the shutdown; retrofitting for social distancing and employee protection, i.e. plexiglass shields & partitioning.; and Personal Protection Equipment for employees.

According to Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, the city is currently developing a new loan program to continue assistance to the business community with COVID-19 related expenses. Details will be released once the current loan program has ended.

“It’s imperative that we continue to offer any assistance we can to our businesses and their employees”, said the Mayor. “They are an extremely vital part of our community and will play a big part in our recovery from the devastation caused by this pandemic.”

Businesses interested in applying may send a request for 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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or

Michael D. Keys
Community Development Director
258 E. Market St. Suite 305
Warren OH 44481
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Press Contact: Michael Keys This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 330 841-2565

CV-19 BUSINESS SUPPORT LOAN APPLICATION

The City of Warren is announcing that the second phase of the contract with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is scheduled to begin the week of July 20, 2020. During this phase TNC will begin restoration and beautification of the Mahoning River corridor by removing invasive nonnative shrubs and plants. Herbicides used during this process will be applied in a way that is limited and localized to the removed plant and shrub roots. This will have no detrimental effects on the environment and will be safe for all users of the parks. TNC staff will begin the process at the south end of Perkins Park on Monday July 20th  and work around the perimeter towards the north end. From there TNC will move north to Packard Park beginning the week of July 27th. All work is weather permitting therefore timelines may be moved up or delayed.

For more information on this Park Enhancement Project, click here to see the presentation prepared by TNC

Disconnection of water service is now resuming within the state of Ohio effective July 10, 2020.

Customers with delinquent balances from the City of Warren Water Department will be receiving a door hanger with a reminder of their past due water balance and the following message:

Effective Monday, July 13, 2020, all customers with a past due water balance will be subject to disconnection of service.  To avoid such action, make payment in full prior to 7/13/2020 or contact the Water Department at (330) 841-2531.

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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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 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.

 

 

Copyright © 2020 City Of Warren, Ohio.