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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.

Pipeline Update

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Pipeline Update

The City received an updated staff recommendation for the Pipeline Extension.

You can review that report here:  http://dis.puc.state.oh.us/TiffToPDf/A1001001A19C05B63522A00388.pdf

The City continues to oppose the proposed pipeline route through Reading.

What can you do?

Attend one or both of the following meetings:

1. NOPE (Neighbors Opposing Pipeline Extension) Town Hall Meeting-

Wednesday March 13

6:30-8:30 PM @ Evendale Rec. Center

10500 Reading Road

2. Public Hearing with Ohio Power Siting Board

Thursday, March 21 3-8PM

UC Blue Ash Muntz Hall 9555 Reading Road

LEGAL NOTICE- CITY OF READING BENCH PROJECT

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in News | Comments Off on LEGAL NOTICE- CITY OF READING BENCH PROJECT

LEGAL NOTICE

 

 

 

 

Sealed bids will be received at the City of Reading located at 1000 Market Street, Reading, Ohio 45215, until 10:00 a.m. local time on Friday, March 15, 2018, for all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the project known as Mill Creek Bench Project N and at said time and place, publicly opened and read aloud.

 

Each bid must be made in accordance with the plans & specifications which are now on file in the general offices of the City of Reading. Cost of the plans & specifications is $25.00 (non-refundable).

 

Each bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside with the name of the bidder, his address, and the name of the project for which the bid is submitted.

 

Each proposal shall contain the full name and address of every person, firm or corporation interested in the same and shall be accompanied by a bond given in favor of the City of Reading, Ohio for an amount equal to at least 100% of the total amount of the bid, with surety or sureties satisfactory to the City of Reading from a surety company authorized to do business in Ohio. The bond shall provide that the bidder shall, within 30 days after notice of acceptance of his proposal, enter into a contract and give an acceptable bond in the sum of not less than 100% of the contract price to properly secure performance within the contract time.

 

Contractors must comply with the Davis-Bacon Act in the payment of prevailing federal minimum wages, and the contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act regarding compensation for overtime and safe working conditions in all contracts of $2,000 or more.

 

On contracts of $25,000 or more, general contractors will be required to achieve 10% minority business entrepreneur participation in the contract, or clearly demonstrate and document a good faith effort to achieve MBE participation to be eligible for contract award.

 

On all contracts $50,000 or greater, the following applies: Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 requires that, to the greatest extent feasible, in connection with work covered by this contract, opportunities for training and employment be made to lower income residents of the project area, and that contract work be awarded to business concerns which are owned substantially by low income residents of the project area.

 

The City of Reading reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive irregularities.

 

City of Reading, Ohio

Patrick Ross

Safety Service Director

Shepherd Lane Closure

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Shepherd Lane Closure

Thru the Valley Interstate 75 Construction

Update Shepherd Lane Closure

                                Interstate 75/Thru the Valley project update

REMINDER

Shepherd Lane bridge full closure scheduled

Hamilton County (Friday, Feb. 22, 2019) – The Shepherd Lane bridge over Interstate 75 will be closed WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 until approximately JULY, 2020. The bridge will be closed 200 feet to the east and west of I-75 for demolition and construction of a new bridge. The ramps to Shepherd Lane will remain open.

West Shepherd Lane traffic will use north I-75 to Glendale Milford Road to south I-75 to Shepherd Lane.

East Shepherd Lane traffic will use south I-75 to Galbraith Avenue to north I-75 to Shepherd Lane.

In order to prepare for the bridge closure, the ramp from Shepherd Lane to north I-75 will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 until 2 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Traffic will use south I-75 to Galbraith to north I-75 to Shepherd for the detour.

Arrow boards and/or signs will alert motorists of the work zone and restrictions. All work is dependent on the weather.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone. Remember, move over or slow down.

Helpful Hints for Trash Collection

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Helpful Hints for Trash Collection

Please follow these simple guidelines when preparing your material for collection;

*City of Reading Public Works Department will pick up Christmas trees after Christmas if you place them by the curb.

*Christmas wrapping and boxes should be broken down and put in recycling. Leaving big TV boxes, etc. in view will advertise your house contents to thieves.

* Rumpke’s service includes collection of six, 32-gallon cans or bags per pick-up (may vary by service region). Cans and bags should not exceed 50 pounds. Please do not place trash at the curb in boxes. All boxes should be broken down and bundled and put in recycling container. Rumpke is not responsible for damaged or missing plastic cans or lids.

* Trash/recycling must be placed curbside the night before your scheduled collection. Drivers may not return to residences if materials are unprepared at the scheduled collection time.

*Please contact Rumpke at least 24 hours (1-800-828-8171) before your regularly scheduled collection to request a large item pick-up for acceptable large items, and/or excessive amounts of trash. Television sets cannot exceed 32 inches for curbside pick-up. All mattress or upholstered furniture must be wrapped and sealed in disposable plastic for removal. 

*All carpet set out must be rolled and secured with twine into 4’ x 2’ sections weighing less than 50 pounds per roll.

Don Lindeman will periodically be talking about hazardous material and other helpful guidelines for property maintenance during the 2019 City of Reading Council meetings. Watch the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month on ICRC. Any questions about the information call Don Lindeman 513-554-1982

Mechanic II Test Notification

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Mechanic II Test Notification

 

 

The City of Reading, Ohio Civil Service Commission is testing to create an eligibility list for the full-time position of Mechanic Class II with the Reading Public Works Department. A written examination will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Reading City Hall Council Chambers, 1000 Market Street, Reading, Ohio 45215.  Applications will be available at the City General Offices, on the second floor of the Reading Municipal Building, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Applications must be filed with the City Clerk by Friday January 4, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.  A $10 application fee (cash/check) must be submitted with the application to take examination.  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.

Minimum requirements to be eligible for the position include: basic knowledge of auto mechanics(gas and diesel), five(5) years heavy duty equipment maintenance equipment including work on: dump trucks, fire trucks, snow equipment, backhoes, etc. Small equipment repair, hydraulics, and safety practices.  Demonstrate an ability to operate automobiles, operate hand-held power tools.

CDL Class B License is required(must be attained within 6 months of appointment).

Starting pay for the position is $53,747.20 annually. An excellent benefits package is provided including health, dental and eye, paid vacation days, personal days, paid holidays and many other benefits.

Please see link below for full Classification/Position Description

The City of Reading is an equal opportunity employer.

Mechanic II Position

 

Community Survey

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Community Survey

Please follow the link to take a brief community survey. We appreciate the feedback.

 

Reading Community Survey

We THRIVE Team Meeting

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in News | Comments Off on We THRIVE Team Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 for our next We THRIVE meeting.  This will be a combined meeting with the We THRIVE teams from Arlington Heights, Lockland, and Reading.

The meeting will be in the Reading Council chambers in the municipal building, 1000 Market St. From 6:00-7:00 PM.

for further information, contact Sabrina Smith at ssmith@readingohio.org