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Feb 06

Moment with the Mayor for February 2, 2019

Posted on February 6, 2019 at 3:05 PM by Cathy Porchowsky

Moment with the Mayor for February 2, 2019                 

C.H.I.P. Program

Applications for owner-occupied home rehabilitation are currently being accepted through Wednesday, February 6, 2019 through the C.H.I.P (Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program).  Application packets are available at Wadsworth City Hall in the Building and Planning Department or the Medina County Administration Building, 120 West Washington Street #3B, Medina, OH.    However, completed applications may not be dropped off at City Hall.  Once an application has been completed and all required supporting documentation complied, applicants will need to contact Malinda Freeman at Ohio Regional Development Corp., (330-410-6581) to schedule an appointment to have the application and supporting documents reviewed and verified.  The application, list of required supporting documents and filing instructions are included in the application packet.  Programs funded through the CDBG CHIP and Allocation programs are not "home beautification" programs. The projects that are generally eligible for financial assistance include roof repairs; furnaces; hot water tanks; structural deficiencies (porches, stairs, etc.); electrical panels and plumbing and similar building code violations and threats to safety. Cosmetic improvements (i.e. new cabinets, carpeting, etc.) are generally not eligible for assistance. Each application will be reviewed to ensure that the repairs being requested meet program goals. Rental properties are not eligible for this program. Please note that all home repairs and improvements funded through these grants are income-based, and designed to improve housing conditions for low- and moderate-income homeowners. If your household income exceeds the amounts shown on the table for Medina County, you do not qualify for any housing grant assistance. Use this link for more information:  Applications will be accepted and processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Property Tax Bills

Medina County Treasurer John Burke announced that first half property tax bills were mailed and payments are due Friday, February 8, 2019. Taxpayers can pay online by ACH electronic check, credit card or PayPal accounts. Or, payments with a credit card can be made by phone at 1.888.607.8389. Checks are also acceptable. Tax payments which are mailed MUST be postmarked no later than the February 8th due date to avoid a 5% penalty; payment made after February 19th will be assessed a 10% penalty. For questions, please call the Medina County Treasurer’s office at 330.725.9748

Until next week……
Mayor Robin Laubaugh