Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update/Response:

Citizens of Poland Village, we find ourselves as Ohioans and as a nation at risk of a pandemic the likes of which none of us have seen in our lifetimes. We will continue to keep you informed to the best of our abilities through these very trying times and we will ultimately get through this together as a community.

At this time Poland Village Hall, located at 308 S Main St. Poland, OH 44514, will be closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 until further notice. Village staff will still be expected to report to work and the office administration will be expected to answer phone calls and emails during normal operating hours. The Violations Bureau will now be implementing a 30-day payment extension. Payments will be accepted over the phone with a credit card or certified checks and money orders may be mailed via the U.S. postal service. Any questions regarding impounded vehicles should be directed to the police non-emergency phone number. Arrangements can be made for the release of vehicles with advanced payment via credit card or certified check. Signage will be posted on the building entrance indicating these changes. The Street Department has been instructed to clean and sanitize Village Hall as much as possible in the coming days. Other options will also be explored in terms of doing a more elaborate deep clean of the facility.

Village Council’s special meeting that is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th, at 7:00PM will still go on as planned at Village Hall. Social distancing accommodations will be made. Village officials will begin to pursue other means of telecommunication or streaming for future regularly scheduled and special meetings of Council in accordance with state and federal orders and laws.

The Mayor will establish an Emergency Preparedness Team to collect up-to-date, factual information and formulate response options to the ever-changing situations regarding this virus and its impact on the health and safety of our Village staff and our community. The team will be comprised of Mayor Sicafuse, Police Chief Russ Beatty, Fire Chief Chip Comstock, Solicitor Jay Macejko, President of Council J. Michael Thompson, and Councilman Anthony Lattanzio.

The police department will continue daily operations. A search is now underway to obtain additional safety equipment for officers. All police reports will be taken over the department’s non-emergency number. Citizens should still use 9-1-1 for emergencies.

The Village website and social media platforms will be utilized to keep the public as up to date as possible regarding CDC guidelines and best practices, as well as changing local, state, and federal policies.

We will get through this together as a community. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov or call the coronavirus hotline at 1-833-427-5634.


The Village of Poland

"Proud Past, Promising Future"

The Village of Poland is located within the northwestern portion of Poland Township. The 2010 census set the population of the Village at 2,555. Poland Village was incorporated on August 7, 1866, its form of government being established by the Ohio Revised Code. The Village is governed by the Mayor, six members of council. Public officials are elected for four-year terms. The Fiscal Officer, Solicitor, Street Commissioner, Police Chief (Village Marshall), Street Tree Commissioner, Zoning Administrator, and the eight boards which involve citizens are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of Council. The Engineer is hired on a contractual basis by council.

Poland Village Council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, and May as well as the third Tuesdays of June, July, and August at 7:30 pm. at the Village Town Hall, 308 South Main Street.

One of the most challenging areas for local government is that of zoning. A comprehensive zoning plan was adopted by council in 1978. Zoning issues are considered by the Planning Commission, Design Review Board, Exterior Maintenance Board, and the board of Zoning Appeals. These boards all involve citizens in addition to a member of council.

The Forest Board, which oversees the Poland Municipal Forest, the Hine Memorial Board, which oversees the Village Green and Church Cemetery also involve citizen volunteers in conjunction with a member of council.

Poland Town Hall Marker

NEWS !!

The regular meeting for Village Council on April 7 has been canceled. A Special Meeting of Village Council is set for April 7, 2020 at 7 pm, at Village Hall. Council members may choose to attend via virtual meeting software and may not be physically present. The only agenda items will be:

  • Acceptance of regular meeting minutes of March 3, and Special meeting minutes of March 18
  • HB 197- Relevant Provisions
  • Coronavirus Response:
    • Operational update
    • Extending March 18 directives regarding closure of Village Hall, excusing non-essential personnel, violations bureau, and police directives to coincide with state extension to May 1
    • Boards and Committees
  • Ordinance establishing preliminary participatory legislation for the ODOT Cemetery Bridge Project
  • Motion to authorize the Mayor to execute a permanent easement in favor of the Mahoning County Sanitary Engineer for the Yellow Creek Pump Station
  • Pay the bills


Based on the Ohio Department of Health Amended Director's Stay At Home Order April 2, 2020, the Poland Municipal Forest 04/18/20 Garlic Mustard Pull is cancelled.

Councilman Moffie would like to announce that the restoration of the Mauthe Bridge project start date may potentially be delayed due to supply chain interruptions. Please check back for updates.

UPCOMING PROJECT INFORMATION
VILLAGE OF POLAND PLANS
BRIDGE MAINTENANCE ON THE
HISTORIC POLAND CEMETERY BRIDGE

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EnviroScience representatives will be at Poland Village Hall on Thursday, February 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to discuss the Poland Municipal Forest Restoration Study.

Municipal Forest Restoration Study

Construction is scheduled to commence on March 16, 2020 and will continue for a period of not more than sixty days. Those using the Poland Municipal Forest during that timespan should keep clear of the construction area. Given the need of heavy equipment for portions of the rehabilitation, those using the Forest should also expect temporary trail closures in the immediate area of the Bridge. Information related to the construction and closure will be posted on the Village website and that of the Forest Board as well as in writing at the kiosks near the Forest entrances and at Village Hall.

The Poland Forest Foundation is still actively seeking donations for this project and donations are tax deductible.

Free Firewood is available at the College Street entrance to the Poland Municipal Forest.

Group Home Statement

The Mauthe Bridge is closed to pedestrian traffic until further notice.

All BLUPR Meetings have been changed from 6:30PM to 6:45PM

All Forest Board Meetings have been changed from 7:30PM to 7:00PM

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The Senior Watch Program is Available

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2019 Street Resurfacing Program

Edna St. - Marion to Evergreen

Evergreen Dr. - Edna to Diana

Cortland St. - SR 170 to Lee

Lee - College to Cortland

Elm St. - College to back of Middle School




Annual Resurfacing Project Costs

2017

Total Project Cost - $176,973.00
Village Share - $ 117,360.82
State Share - $ 59,612.18