The Mayor and Village Council would like to thank all residents for choosing Bradford as your home and welcome new residents to the village. Our desire is for everyone to enjoy the village and its many offerings now and far into the future.
We are a small village which sits on the Miami/Darke County line in both Newberry and Adams Townships. We have seen many changes in the past few years. We have seen the construction of a new library at the corner of Main and Clay Streets, the construction of a modern new school at the north edge of the village which houses K through 12, and many improvements to the village including the reconstruction of Main St. and Miami Ave.
In 2007, the village contracted with the Miami County Sheriff’s Dept. for police protection. The village receives services from one of the more advanced fire and rescue departments in the area. If you need services from either of these departments all you need to do is dial 911. Even if the issue is not an emergency you should call 911 and let the trained dispatcher handle your call. The dispatcher will quickly determine the nature of your call and know how to handle it in an efficient and proper manner.
The Council and Mayor want to assist village residents and businesses in understanding what is expected of them as responsible citizens, as well as make everyone aware of services available through the village. Many of the topics in this section may be commonly known to some, while being a reminder to others, or even new information to still others. Not everyone is aware or remembers some of the things discussed here.
Topics which will be briefly discussed here include property maintenance, water and sewer, trash collection, curfew, animal control, and parking. They will be covered in more depth in other areas of this website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through this website or contact the Village Administrator at (937) 448-2718 during regular business hours.
The Village has residential and commercial property maintenance codes. All properties within the village should be neat and well-maintained. All buildings should be maintained in a clean and safe manner.
New construction requires a building permit, as may any major remodeling. Property owners are also required to obtain a permit for the construction of a new fence.
All yards and lots should be free of overgrown grass, weeds, shrubs, debris or other material which may become unsightly or could cause fire, health, and/or safety hazards. Property owners will be notified in the event that noxious weeds and/or grass reach the height of approximately 7″ and will be advised of a violation of the ordinance which pertains to such maintenance. Violators will be notified once annually and advised they are in violation of the ordinance and are subject to a citation on the present as well as subsequent violations.
All Items, including debris, old furniture, building materials, appliances, vehicle parts, and tree trimmings should be stored in an enclosed structure or removed from the property. There is an ordinance against having junk vehicles on your property.
Snow must be cleared from walkways within approximately 24 hours following a snow event. If a snow emergency is declared, residents will be notified that all cars must be removed from all village streets to aid in clearing the roadways.
Water and Sewer
As a service to Bradford residents, the Village maintains an excellent water and sewer system. At the water plant, both systems are continually monitored and tested according to stringent EPA rules and regulations. Water is treated and softened before distribution to customers. Sewer services are processed according to strict EPA regulations. Both the water and sewer systems continue to receive good ratings from the EPA.
Residents should contact the Utilities Office at Village Hall or call (937) 448-2718 for water, sewer, and trash pickup. These services are billed together on the first of each month with payment due by the 10th of each month, after which a 10% penalty is applied for nonpayment. Payments are accepted at the Utilities Office in Village Hall, the drop box mounted on the south side of Village Hall, and at the Bradford branch of the Covington Savings and Loan.
Bradford has contracted with Rumpke Disposal for residential trash collection. Each household contracting this service will be provided one roll around toter as part of the base rate. Additional toters can be rented for an additional fee by calling the trash collector. Recycle dumpsters are available behind Village Hall for residents’ convenience.
All items for pick up must be placed in approved containers. The toter lid must be able to be closed without interference of the contents.
Trash collection day is Monday. Trash may be placed at the curb between 5:00 p.m. on the day before and 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Anything set out after 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection may be subject to being declared non-collectible. In the event that trash is declared non-collectible by the village or is not collected by the contractor for any reason, it is the responsibility of the owner, occupant, or person in charge of the premises to remove all items and containers from the curb or adjacent roadway no later than 8:00 p.m. on the day of collection.
On the first pick up of the month large or extra items may be placed at your collection site for pickup. The hauler must be contacted to inform them that excess items need picked up from your address.
The Village of Bradford currently offers a voluntary recycling program for its residents. As a convenience, a dumpster is located behind Village Hall at 115 N. Miami Ave. Please place cardboard, plastic, glass and metal in the dumpster. If the dumpster is full please call 448-2718.
Village of Bradford will pickup and dispose of Bradford residents’ leaves in the following manner:
- Start of Leaf Pickup – Village employee’s will start collecting leaves for disposal during the month of October.
- Ending Date of Leaf Pickup Program – The last date the Village of Bradford will pickup leaves will be the day prior to Thanksgiving. After this date disposal will still be possible at holding site, however arrangements will need to made with Village Administrator to gain access to holding site and hauling of he leaves will be the responsibility of property owner.
- All leaves must be placed either on the street or between the curb and sidewalks. Village employee’s will no longer pickup leaves located in alleys. This is due to liability issues.
- Place only leaves in the leaf pile; do not place grass, brush, pumpkins or any other items in the pile. Leaf pile will not be picked up if other items are found in leaf pile. Placing other items in the pile could cause damage to equipment or injure operator. Brush, pumpkins, grass, and other vegetation can be taken to holding facility located on Klinger Road. Please call 448-2718 for more information.
- Please do not call village offices to schedule collection.
Plowing of Snow
If we have a significant snowfall (five inches or more), the Village will plow every street. Crews will work around the clock until every street is plowed; however, plowing does not remove packed snow and ice – it only removes the loose snow on top. In the event an extreme snowfall occurs and do to limit staffing, the interruption in plowing may occur to allow for employees to rest.
If a significant snow event has been forecast or has occurred, it is recommended that all vehicles be removed from the street to allow the village employees the ability to remove the snow to the curb. Also this will provide easier access for emergency vehicles, such as police, fire, or rescue vehicles to provide assistance to residents. If off street parking is not available in your area please contact the Village Administrator for assistance on this matter.
The primary obligation of the Village employee’s relating to snow removal will be to first remove the snow in a way to provide access of emergency traffic. After this has occurred, they would then focus on the removal of snow from curb to curb. After all streets have been cleared from curb to curb the Village employee’s will then remove the snow from alleys, parking lots (if applicable), and Village owned sidewalks.
- Spreading of Salt – The Village will salt streets and/or intersections based on conditions. For salt to be effective, temperatures must be above 15 degrees Fahrenheit, with substantial traffic volume. Unless these conditions exist, salting may not be apparent on less traveled streets.
- It is recommended to wait until the snow event has ended to remove the snow from your sidewalks or in some situations, depending on your property location (sidewalk curb combination) waiting until the streets have been cleared by the Village. This will help prevent the plows from pushing the snow back onto your sidewalks.
- Do not, under any situation, blow, push, shove, or place any snow that has been removed from your property on any roadways or intersections.
- When clearing your driveway, stack the snow on the right-hand side as you face the street. This will minimize the amount of snow pushed back in front of your driveway by Village plows.
- Blizzard-like conditions – in the event visibility becomes hazardous due to blowing snow, Village employees will not plow snow.
- Please remember to be patient, considerate, and understanding to Village employees. They will be working long and unusual hours.
- In case of an emergency please contact 911 for assistance.
How You Can Help
- Listen to weather reports so that you can anticipate potential driving problems.
- Remove parked vehicles from the street.
- Beware of storms that start just before peak traffic hours (5-7 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.) Street crews do not have time to clear the roads before traffic starts.
- Allow plenty of extra time to get where you are going.
- Avoid traveling during peak traffic hours, if possible.
The Village has a curfew for anyone less than 18 years of age. They are not permitted on the public streets, sidewalks, alleys or any unsupervised places in the incorporated areas of the Village of Bradford without a parent or guardian between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day.
Pets are to be restrained and not permitted to run free. The person in control of the animal is responsible for the animal and the immediate cleanup of all feces from the animal. Failure to do so could result in a court citation.
Parking in the downtown business district is restricted and posted. Violators will be ticketed.
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The next time you leave your house, take a look up and down your street. Are you proud of your neighborhood and how it looks? Does your property make a positive contribution to the block? Is it apparent that people who live there care about their homes? Is your own home well-groomed and does it reflect your feelings of pride in your neighborhood?
The following is a list of common problems that can hurt the appearance of our neighborhoods. You may want to check your property with these in mind.
- Overall Appearance – Your property should be neat and well-maintained. All buildings should be maintained in a clean and safe manner.
- Houses, Garages and Storage Sheds – All outside surfaces made of wood or metal should be protected from deterioration by paint or other protective covering, such as siding. Flaking, peeling or loose paint on outside surfaces should be replaced with fresh paint.
- Holes, cracks and loose or rotting boards should be fixed or replaced.
- Gutters And Downspouts – All gutters and downspouts should be in good condition, free of rust or peeling paint and clear of all foreign matter.
- Windows – Windows are to be free of cracks or holes and weather-tight.
- Street Numbers – Street numbers are to be placed on the house in a way that is easily observed and readable from the street.
- Porches, Decks, Patios and Driveways – These items and their related walkways and steps should be in sound condition and free of safety hazards. All paved surfaces should be free of excessive cracks and potholes and should be sealed and replaced as needed.
- Fences and Retaining Walls – All fences and retaining walls should be firmly anchored in the ground, structurally sound and painted or treated periodically to prevent deterioration.
- Yards and Lots – All yards and lots should be free of overgrown grass, weeds, shrubs, debris or other material which may become unsightly or could cause fire, health, or safety hazards.
- Outside Storage – All Items, including debris, old furniture, building materials, appliances, vehicle parts, and tree trimmings should be stored in an enclosed structure or removed from the property.
Help keep your neighborhood a special place. Please take the time to look at your property carefully. If you have any questions contact the Village Administrator at 937-448-2718.