Trick or Treat in the City of Wadsworth is Monday, October 31
6:00 -8:00 p.m.
INCOME TAX COMPLIANCE PROGRAM NOTICE
UPDATE 10/12/16: RITA has mailed subpoenas to taxpayers who did not respond to their 8/31 letter. If you receive a subpoena, you must appear in WADSWORTH CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS on either October 31, November 1,or November 2.
High Street Widening Project
The High Street Widening Project is an expansion project along State Route 94. Its main objectives are safety and access management along the corridor and to improve the flow of traffic through the area. This will be accomplished by widening the road and bridge over I 76, constructing corridors to reach businesses, constructing a median in the road, adding traffic signals, and constructing a pedestrian and bicycle path. The project is estimated to begin Spring 2016 and end Fall of 2017.
Please go to http://www.wadsworthcity.com/the-city/home/high-street-project.html for up-to-date information on the project.
New Rate for the 2016-17 Gas Aggregation Program is $2.97 per Mcf
The City of Wadsworth announces that the rate for City of Wadsworth residents and businesses participating in its gas aggregation program for the coming year has been set at a fixed rate of $2.97 per MCF. "We are particularly pleased to be able to offer our residents a fixed rate that is 8% less than last year's," said Director of Public Service Robert Patrick. Details on the program may be found at the link below:
City of Wadsworth Water
A few customers have wondered if the problems in Flint, MI could happen here. The short answer is no. Our water supply does not have issues and we add an additive (Zinc Orthophosphate) to our treated water to prevent corrosion in our distribution system and your interior plumbing. Our Water Plant is monitored 24/7 by licensed operators who monitor the water for various corrosion indicators on a continuous basis. Since 1992, the city has been required by the Environmental Protection Agency to test for lead and copper in homes and we have never had a violation. For more information, please see the Water Treatment Plant's webpage by clicking here.
Downtown Plan Development
The City of Wadsworth, Downtown Wadsworth and the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce have initiated the process to create a Visioning Plan for Downtown Wadsworth. The planning process will engage the community and local leaders in an inclusive discussion about Downtown. The visioning process helps residents, organizations, business owners, and stakeholders of the Downtown to coordinate efforts and identify their ideas and plans for the future. It is the vision of what a community wants to become and the steps needed to realize that vision.
Keep track of the projects progress and participate in idea generating activities by visiting the projects website at www.downtownwadsworth2016.com.
Heroin and Opiate Awareness Campaign
LET'S KEEP TALKING.....
October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness month; bringing to light the dangers of prescription (and over-the-counter) medicine abuse and encouraging parents and other caregivers to be a part of the solution.
With one in four youth having misused or abused prescription drugs, the need for parents, teachers and community leaders to take immediate preventative action is without question. There are several key steps that can be taken in your home and with your children to make a community-wide impact.
Monitor, secure and dispose — three vital steps in preventing prescription drug abuse among youth.
- Make note of how many pills are in each medicine bottle; keep track of refills and be sure you control any medication that has been prescribed to your child.
- Lock up your medications in a safe or locked cabinet or drawer.
- Take advantage of community drop boxes or drug take-back days for your unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications. Click here to find a drop box near you.
- To properly discard prescription drugs in household trash, remove medicine from original container, mix with an undesirable substance such as coffee grounds or kitty litter and place in a disposable plastic bag or other sealed container. Before placing in the trash, be sure to conceal or remove any personal information on the medicine bottle.
Talk with your children regularly about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
- Dispel the myth that prescription drugs are safer than illicit drugs — they’re not!
- Help children understand that even when taken as prescribed, there are health risks associated with prescription medications. When taken in an unintended manner, by an unintended user, that risk increases even further — with potentially fatal consequences.
Advocate for the lowest dosage of a drug, to relieve pain for example, when being prescribed a medication for yourself or your child.
Role model appropriate behavioral choices by using your prescribed medications only as directed and not sharing them with family or friends for any reason.
Help spread the word —- this is when sharing is caring! Share this information with family and friends and consider making a brief presentation to your local PTA, civic association or other group to bring about awareness on this issue. You can visit the GenerationRx website for additional information and downloadable resources to assist you in spreading the word.
Teen drug abuse is an epidemic; one that needs to be stopped in its tracks. As parents, teachers and other caring adults, we must do what we can to be a part of the solution. We must reduce access and availability of prescription drugs in our homes and educate ourselves, our children and our community about the potentially dangerous and deadly consequences of prescription misuse and abuse. We also need to help our children understand how appropriate use of medications can be beneficial in helping people live longer, healthier lives. The best way to teach that is by our own example.
For more information on proper disposal guidelines, visit the U.S. Food & Drug Administration website or ask your pharmacist.
Learn how to get the conversation started at StartTalking.Ohio.Gov.
Clean Ohio Trails Fund Grant
The City of Wadsworth announces it has been awarded funding in the amount of $372,185 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Clean Ohio Trails Fund, which will allow the City to construct a trail that could ultimately connect to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
For more information, Click Here.
The City of Wadsworth offers the quaintness of a small town, coupled with the sophistication of a community that is progressive enough to offer its own municipally-owned electric utility and high-speed internet and cable services. Residents' activities center around the strong Wadsworth City Schools, which are rated 'Excellent with Distinction' in the State; churches; and numerous civic organizations, including a very active Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Wadsworth organization. The City is a delightful mix of families who have been part of the community for several generations, younger families who have chosen to 'move back home' to Wadsworth, and new families who have only recently discovered this special city. Continued...