Republic Services has advised the city of Bellefontaine that the recycling collection truck is being repaired and will not be in operation again until Friday, May 21, 2021 at the earliest. The recycling will be picked up by a refuse collection truck in two separate routes to allow for the necessary separation between paper items and container items. Please leave your recycling bins at the curbside until collected. We are sorry for the situation and confusion during this time. Thank you for your considerations.
Section 717.04(e) to the City of Bellefontaine's Codified Ordinances state:
"Between Memorial Day and Labor Day of each summer, the Service-Safety Director shall designate four (4) successive Saturdays as home sale or yard sale Saturdays whereby the first two Saturdays shall be designated for home and yard sales north of Columbus Avenue and the second two successive Saturdays shall be designated as home or yard sales Saturdays south of Columbus Avenue and where said yard sales on said successive Saturdays shall be permitted without the payment of a fee for the home/yard sale permit as provided for in Section 717.04(a)."
The four (4) successive Saturdays in 2021 will be the 4 Saturdays in the month of June. The first two Saturdays in June (June 5 & 12) will allow for free yard sales north of Columbus Avenue, and the next two successive Saturdays (June 19 & 26) will allow for free yard sales south of Columbus Avenue.
Municipal Court Amnesty Program
Judge Beck announces Amnesty Program for fines and costs in the Criminal & Traffic Division. Pay half of what you owe, remainder waived! Click here for full details.
Regular collection for the pickup routes on Monday through Wednesday. The Thursday and Friday routes will be delayed by one day. Thursday customers will be picked up on Friday and Friday customers will be picked up on Saturday.
2020 Leaf Pick up Schedule
Today, Bellefontaine Mayor Ben Stahler made the difficult decision to postpone Bellefontaine’s Bicentennial Celebration. The event, which was planned for Saturday, August 29th, will be moved to 2021 with a date not yet determined. Plans have been in progress for the better part of a year to prepare for this event.
“This was a hard call to make. Many in our community were looking forward to a good old fashioned downtown block party to celebrate our proud heritage. It’s unfortunate that the coronavirus has affected so much of our daily lives, but I believe it’s best to err on the side of caution” Stahler says. “In the end, the benefits do not outweigh the risks.”
In recent weeks, Logan County has experienced a rise in coronavirus cases. Just days ago, there were 71 active reported positive Covid-19 cases, up from the average of 28. There are also currently seven people are hospitalized, when two was the previous average. According to Logan County Health Commissioner Boyd Hoddinott, our county has met indicators for new cases per capita, sustained increase in new cases, proportion of case not in a congregative setting, and increase in hospital admissions. This puts Logan County on track to become a Level 3 (Red).
Plans for the big event included: a variety of live music performances on stage, an antique car show, 12 food trucks in the downtown area, actors portraying historic figures from our past, an historic drone photo from above, a laser light show and much more.
The Mayor remains confident that, as we continue to wear masks and maintain our social distancing, Logan County can make a significant difference in combatting the spread of the virus.
In addition to the postponement of the Bicentennial events on Aug. 28-29, the DORA event has also been postponed.
Records Commission Meeting Aug. 19
There will be a meeting of the Records Commission on Wednesday, August 19th at 2pm in the City of Bellefontaine's Council Chambers.
The agenda will include the following:
In order to limit potential exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Bellefontaine offices are closed to walk-in traffic. Utility payments can be made through our website at www.ci.bellefontaine.oh.us. Payments can also be made using the drop-box at the southwest corner of the City Building parking lot, by mail, or direct bill payments (ACH) that can be established. This form is available on the City of Bellefontaine Utilities website page.
For new service, there are application packets located at the drop-box in the City Building parking lot or please call the office at 937-592-3561 to allow access to the front lobby of the building. The forms are also available on this website. Please complete the application and the additional forms (refuse/trash subscription and the Income Tax household information) included, return them to the drop-box along with a copy of your driver’s license - or email them to: email@example.com. Please include any required deposits for leased properties. Additional service requests will be completed only for a priority-as needed situation.
The order to discontinue delinquent account shutoffs has been lifted as of July 10, 2020. All accounts that are 45 days or more are subject to disconnection. Please contact the office regarding any past due balances and to make payment arrangements.
For any questions regarding new or existing service, please call us at 937-592-3561.
Bellefontaine's Updated 2020 First Fridays Event Schedule and details will be made available at FirstFridaysBellefontaine.com.
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