The Service Department oversees the streets, parks, pool, and cemetery divisions of the City of Orrville. The Service Department itself is responsible for over 75 miles of roadway, storm sewer lines, street tree planting and removal, traffic lights, maintenance of all City vehicles and equipment, animal control, ditches or waterways, and signage. Our responsibilities are varied, and include snow and ice removal, Fall leaf pickup, Christmas tree pickup, mosquito control, paving and resurfacing of streets, and maintaining City-owned buildings.
Service Dept. Superintendent
415 East Pine Street
Orrville OH 44667
Administrative Assistant, Amber Buchwalter 330-684-5060
Office hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Orrville Compost Center, located at the end of Apple Avenue, is currently OPEN for the season.
When open, the Compost Center is available for Orrville residents ONLY. It will be open every Wednesday from 7:15 AM to 11:15 AM and then 12:15 PM to 3:15 PM, as well as on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. The site will accept tree trimmings, brush, grass clippings and leaves (excluding stumps and roots). The City will also have composted material available for free to residents who wish to pick up during the time the site is open. The Compost Center will not have any equipment available to load vehicles. Leaf mulch and wood chips are available at no cost to Orrville residents for noncommercial use. There will be NO backhoe available for loading.
If the Orrville Compost Center hours are not convenience for you, another alternate for Wayne County residents include:
Paradise Composting is located at 6203 Akron Road in Smithville and 4300 Mechanicsburg Road in Wooster will be open all year. Appointments only, please call 330-669-3141. There is a small fee per volume.
FALL LEAF PICKUP:
The City of Orrville has a fall leaf pick up service for residents. Please place leaves on curb lawn or behind the sidewalk if you have no curb lawn. We ask that you do not place the leaves in the street as they get into the storm sewer system, plug the basin and storm lines, and could cause backup into your home and neighboring homes if there is a hard rain. Avoid placing debris (sticks, trash, bricks, stones, etc.) in or on the leaf piles as this could damage the suction machine or injure the workers. Any vehicles parked on the street blocking workers from getting to the leaf piles will be passed up to avoid damage to the parked vehicle.
521.06 DUTY TO KEEP SIDEWALKS IN REPAIR AND CLEAN:
a. No owner or occupant of abutting lands shall fail to keep the sidewalks, curbs or gutters in repair and free from snow, ice or any nuisance.
b. In the event the owner of land does not keep the sidewalks in repair in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and repair criteria established by the Director of Public Safety and Service, then the Director is hereby authorized and it shall be his duty to enforce the provisions of this chapter and to cause the sidewalks to be repaired.
c. After the work is done by or under the direction of the City, the City shall give notice, by regular mail, to the owner of such lot or parcel of land, at his last known address as found on the most recent tax duplicate, to pay all service charges and expenses, including labor costs and fees for service of notice and return, plus twenty percent (20%) of such sums for administrative costs. In the event the same is not paid within thirty days after the mailing of notice, then such amount shall be certified to the County Auditor for collection the same as other taxes and assessments are collected and returned to the General Fund.
d. Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(Ord. 47-90. Passed 7-2-90.)
During any storm, don't forget . . .
Weather conditions such as wind, pavement temperatures, and duration of storm will affect snow and ice removal.
Vehicles parked or abandoned on snow emergency routes during a snow emergency will be towed. Look for "Snow Ban Street" signs. Listen to radio reports for local snow emergency declarations.
Homeowners and businesses are responsible for clearing sidewalks.
It is helpful if during a snow emergency you park in your driveway and not in the street (especially not in a cul-de-sac).
If you shovel your driveway apron before the plow comes through, always shovel to the right (facing the street).
Stay at least two car lengths behind a snow plow for every 10 mph you are traveling.
Beware of "black ice", roads that look wet but are actually glazed with ice. Ramps and bridges freeze first.
For medical emergencies where roads have not been plowed, call 911.
Pursuant to Attorney General Opinion 86-023, the Sheriff of a county may declare a snow emergency and temporarily close county and township roads within his jurisdiction for the preservation of the public peace.
Keeping this in mind, there has been some confusion as to what a snow emergency actually means. It is for this purpose that the Wayne County Sheriff's Department has defined the following warning levels:
LEVEL 1. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy. Drive very cautiously.
LEVEL 2. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
LEVEL 3. All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.
SNOW BAN STREETS:
The streets within the City of Orrville where parking is prohibited after three (3) inches of snow have fallen and there is a prospect of further snow fall are as follows:
Church Street (Mill to Maple)
Crown Hill Road (Paradise Rd to High)
Dogwood Drive (Hostetler to Apple Blossom)
Ella Street (Terminal to High)
Elm Street, North (Market to High)
Fair Street (Market to High), west side only
Hall Street (Market to High)
High Street, East (Main to Mill)
Jefferson Avenue (Ella to Elm)
Kenwood Drive (Crown Hill to Lee)
Kirk Avenue, both sides
Lakeview Drive (Magnolia to Heatherwood)
Lynn Drive (Crown Hill to Lee)
Main Street (north city limits to south city limits)
Market (Walnut to Crown Hill)
Mohican Avenue (Market to Penn)
Paradise Street (Garfield to Wayne)
Park Street (McGill to Garfield), north side only
Pearl Street (Market to High), west side only
Vine Street, North (Market to Mineral Springs)
Vine Street, South (Pine to deadend)
Washington Boulevard (High to Market)
Water Street (Vine to Mill)
Westwood Avenue (Market to Penn)
Priority Snow Plowing
|N & S Main Street||1||3|
|Co. Rd. 29||1||2|
|West Market Street||1||2|
|N & S Crown Hill Rd||1||2|
|S Walnut Street||1||1|
|E & W Oak Street||1||2|
|E & W High Street||1||2|
|Mineral Spring Street||1||2|
|N Ella Street||1||2|
|N Elm Street||1||2|
|Back Massillon Rd||1||2|
|N & S Elm Street||2||2|
|Spring Hill Drive||2||1|
|E & W Paradise Street||2||2|
|E & W Chestnut Street||2||2|
City-owned parking lots should be cleaned by 7 a.m. Salting and cleaning sidewalks by 8 a.m. Thru alleys will be plowed as time permits. Hauling piled snow from the downtown area will be done as time permits.
Generally, the City will not replace any mailbox which falls over or falls off during snow plowing unless there is physical damage from the plow. Sometimes the mailboxes can be damaged by the snow coming off of the plow. This is unavoidable and mailboxes damaged in this manner will not be replaced. In circumstances where there is physical damage by the plow or truck, the mailbox will not be replaced if the mailbox extended over the edge of the curb and into the street.