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ATTENTION- UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURES AT GALBRAITH AND BENSON RAIL CROSSING

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019 in News | Comments Off on ATTENTION- UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURES AT GALBRAITH AND BENSON RAIL CROSSING

The Railroad maintenance contractor has notified the City of necessary rail work that will require full closure of the crossings.  The two upcoming closures are:

Benson Street Rail Crossing: September 30-October 2.  See detour plan below.
Benson Detour Plan

Galbraith Road Rail Crossing: October 3 – 6. See detour plan below.
Galbraith Detour

City hiring School Crossing Guards

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019 in News | Comments Off on City hiring School Crossing Guards

The City of Reading currently has openings for the position of School Crossing Guard.  This position is part-time (at-will employee), and is great for retirees or homemakers.  Guards are assigned a crossing location and are required to be at that post before and after school, on all days that school is in session.  All equipment is supplied by the City.

Applicants will undergo a background check.  Pay for the position is $170.00 bi-weekly (starting 10/01/19).  An application can be downloaded below or obtained at the general offices at city hall.  The positions are open until filled.

Application

Comprehensive Plan Update

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Comprehensive Plan Update

Reading City Council will hold a public hearing on September 3, 2019 at 7:30 P.M. in the Reading Council Chambers at 1000 Market Street.  A hard copy of the plan will be available to review at City Hall during hours (7AM-5PM) Monday-Friday. One will also be at the Reading Branch Library to review.  If you would like an electronic copy, email pross@readingohio.org

Due to the size of the file, a Dropbox link will be provided.

 

Public Works Civil Service Examination

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Public Works Civil Service Examination

The Reading Civil Service Commission announces a Civil Service examination for the development of an eligibility list for the position of “Truck Driver” for the City of Reading.  The “truck driver” position is not just a truck driver, this position will be performing all regular public works tasks as assigned.
Applicants must be 18 years of age and must obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) within 60 days of employment. 
The examination will be held on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 9:00 am at  Reading City Hall, 1000 Market Street, Reading, Ohio 45215
Application, job description, and salary schedule may be obtained at Reading City Hall, 1000 Market Street, Reading, Ohio, 45215, Monday – Friday between 8am and 5pm.  The application can also be found by clicking the following link: application.
All applications MUST be filed at Reading City Hall by 5 pm on Friday, August 30th, 2019.   Applicants must have a High School diploma or a GED.  Knowledge of Auto and Truck Mechanic is a plus.
There is also a fee of $10.00 to take the test, which must be paid when application is submitted.  
E.O.E.

Water Meter Replacement

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Water Meter Replacement

The City of Reading Water Department is in the beginning stages of the replacement of all meters within Reading.  All property owners, residents, businesses who are serviced by Reading water will have their meters replaced with a Radio Meter.  The attached letter is a sample letter that each resident will receive from our Contractor NECO, who will be doing the replacement work.  When NECO is ready to install your meter, you will receive notification and they will ask you to schedule a time at your convenience to have your meter replaced.  Work will commence approximately late September 2019.  They will work with your schedule to get in to replace the meter.  This attached letter is a sample.  If you have any questions regarding this project.  Please contact the water department at (513) 733-3725.

Reading Water Meter Sample

Passport Program

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Passport Program

Please follow the link below for youth passport program.

 

2019_07_03_Reading Passport Program

Pool Closed 6/20/19

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Pool Closed 6/20/19

Attention:  The Reading Pool will not be open as schedule at 12:00 PM, Thursday June 20, 2019 due to inclement weather.  We will revisit opening at 4PM.  Please call the pool line at 769-5085 to check on more information.

Testing for Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Testing for Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic

The City of Reading, Ohio Civil Service Commission is testing to create an eligibility list for the full-time position of FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC with the Reading Fire Department.  The examination will be 9:00 a.m., May 11, 2019, in the City of Reading Council Chambers located at 1000 Market Street, Reading, Ohio 45215.  Physical agility testing will be conducted on May 18, 2019; more information to follow.

Applications are available HERE (application) or at the City General Offices, on the second floor of the Reading Municipal Building, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Applications must be filed, in person, with the City Clerk by May 7, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.

NOTE: requests for the additional credit for military service (20% of passing grade), together with a DD-214 form confirming honorable discharge must be submitted with the application.

A valid Ohio Driver’s License must be presented on the day of testing, to sit for examination.

Starting pay is $54,468 annually.  Applicants hired with prior full-time, pensioned service and who have completed probation, will advance one pay step for each year of prior full-time service, up to a maximum of 5 steps; current top pay is $68,085 annually.

Applicants must have proof of Ohio Department of Public Safety Paramedic and Firefighter 2 (FF2) certifications at time of appointment; must obtain Ohio Fire Safety Inspector (FSI) certification within one year of appointment; must be able to pass a physical agility, medical physical, background investigation, and polygraph examination. A current valid Ohio driver’s license is required for appointment.

Reading is an equal opportunity employer.

Spring Service of Fire Hydrants

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Spring Service of Fire Hydrants

Reading Fire Department would like to remind citizens that this is the time of the year for the annual spring service of fire hydrants within the City of Reading.  All fire hydrants are checked and serviced by flowing water through the network of water mains.

What does this mean for citizens?

Safety – It is in the best interest of public safety that the hydrants be checked and verified to be in proper working condition. This ensures the hydrant is functioning properly and available for service in the event of an emergency.

Potentially “discolored” water – The servicing process may temporarily discolor the water and make it look red or brown.  The Reading Water Department & the fire department  acknowledge that citizens may be particularly sensitive to this condition.

Patience please: RFD always attempts to flush the water until it is clear. However, if you notice that your water is discolored, please turn on cold water, preferably bathtubs or showers due to the larger volume, and let run for 5 minutes or until the water becomes clear.  If the water remains discolored for longer than a few hours, please notify the City of Reading at (513) 733-3725.

Awareness: Servicing of the hydrants takes place seven (7) days a week. Please watch for RFD vehicles on streets and move cars if possible.

This process of servicing hydrants takes approximately one month. There is no set schedule. The goal is to complete the entire process in the month of April, but it is also dependent on weather and accessibility.

Police Officer Test Announcement

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Police Officer Test Announcement

The City of Reading, Ohio Civil Service Commission is testing to create an eligibility list for the full-time position of PATROL OFFICER with the Reading Police Department.  A written examination will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27th at the Reading Central School (Old St. Peter & Paul School) located at 416 W. Vine Street, Reading, Ohio 45215.  Applications are available at online HERE (application) or at the City General Offices, on the second floor of the Reading Municipal Building, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Applications must be filed with the City Clerk by Thursday, April 18th, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.  Requests for the additional credit for military service (20% of passing grade), together with a DD-214 form confirming honorable discharge must be submitted at the time of application.   A valid Driver’s License must also be presented on the day of testing to sit for the examination.

All applicants must possess a current state certification from the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council upon completion of the hiring process, be 21 years of age or older, possess a valid Ohio Drivers License and be insurable.  Prior to appointment, candidates must be able to pass a background investigation, interview process, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, a pension mandated physical examination and possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License.

Starting pay for the position is $55,921.84 annually.  Applicants hired with prior full-time municipal law enforcement road experience will advance one pay step for each year of said full-time experience, up to a maximum of 8 steps, which has a current top pay of $71,864.47 annually.  An excellent benefits package is provided including health, dental and eye, paid vacation days, personal days, paid holidays and many other benefits.

The City of Reading is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).  Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.