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A mayor’s court is a local-level court created in some municipalities that hears cases about traffic violations, minor misdemeanors, and other offenses that cannot result in jail time, and they only operate in Ohio and Louisiana. In Ohio, the presiding officer is a magistrate (not a judge) appointed by the mayor, or City Council.
Ohio has 297 mayor’s courts and they operate in 64 of our 88 counties. In 2016, more than 1 out of every 6 traffic tickets were issued in towns with a mayor’s court. Curious about where they are specifically? The Supreme Court of Ohio’s annual report on mayor’s court has a comprehensive list.
No. You will appear before a magistrate (not a judge or the mayor).
The City may remove dead animals from the street or public right of way only. Dead animals on private property will not be collected by the City.
Please use the Request Tracker module and click on "Report an Issue or File a Complaint", click here
Streetlights are managed by First Energy. Call 1-888-LIGHTSS, use their website or click here.
If you prefer to contact the City Hall, you can do so via the Request Tracker module. Use the link to report a traffic or street light outage and we will send it to First Energy on your behalf. Click here
You will need the address of the streetlight and nearest cross street or landmark either way you report it.
No. Please refer to Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife's website for information about what to do click here
This could be due to overgrowth, silt build up, plugged or collapsed driveway culvert pipes. Your culvert pipe and any drainage ditches and/or pipes on your property are your property and your responsibility to maintain or repair.
If you have a question or concern about a city drainage issue, please use the Request Tracker module, and choose Report an Issue or File a Complaint, click here
The City of Munroe Falls DOES NOT spray for mosquitos. Summit County Health Department provides this service to all of Summit County. For information click here.
They offer a link to sign up for text alerts so can get that information sent directly to you.
Payments received or postmarked after the due date are charged a late penalty. That penalty is 10% of the amount billed for the water service and $1.50 for Stormwater service per parcel.
Accounts that become 60 days delinquent will receive a Delinquent Notice in the mail warning of impending shut off. Additional charges will apply.
If you can't afford to pay the water bill, or other utility bills and you are in need of financial assistance check out Summit County Assistance Programs click here
Or, to go to the 2-1-1 System powered by United Way click here
Water service is based upon your water usage. If the amount of your bill is higher than usual, your usage was higher than usual.
The first thing you need to do is read your water meter. Compare that reading to the reading on your water bill. It should be the same or slightly higher depending on the date you take the reading. If there is a discrepancy, or if you have questions, just contact the water department. With the advanced, automatic water meters your reading was taken remotely. These meters are advanced in their technology and installed within the last few years so they are accurate. Water meters will slow down when they begin to break down; they do not speed up.
Second, think back over the last month about your water usage. Did you have guests? Do you have a "tricky" toilet that requires you to jiggle the handle for it to stop running? Did you receive a letter from the water department about a potential leak issue? Again, you should check with the water department for your exact usage data. We can help you determine if there could be a problem.
Lastly, is there a previous balance on your bill? The water bills became monthly on September 20, 2018. If you have made a regular monthly payment since then, you will have an unpaid balance in addition to late fees and the current charges.
You water meter reading and usage is shown on the middle portion of your water bill. The usage is billed in 100 gallons. An easy way to express the total usage is to simply add two zeros. For example; if the usage on the bill shows 18 it means that you used 1800 gallons (or 1,800).
No. The sanitary sewer service is billed by Summit County DOSSS. Those bills are separate and remain quarterly for the water usage in 1,000 gallons. For sewer rates and billing information contact DOSSS at 330-926-2400.
Contact the water department for a final meter reading and final water bill. Be sure to have your forwarding address ready to provide so your final bill will reach you.
If you have a title company involved in the sale of your home, they will typically hold funds to cover charges for water and sanitary sewer in case you don't pay the final bills. If you don't have a title company and you fail to pay the final bill, the cost plus additional penalties can be certified to the property tax bill no matter who owns the property.
It only necessary to shut off the water at the time of the final reading if the buyer has not signed up for the service to be rolled over into their name. Therefore, the final reading should scheduled as close to the transfer of the property as possible. Because the readings are collected remotely, we can take the final reading any time it is needed without an appointment to get inside the home.
Generally, when a pipe that feeds a certain fixture such as a shower, sink, or toilet freezes, you will not be able to get water from that fixture.
When water freezes within a pipe, the volume of water expands. The same amount of water takes up more space as a solid than as a liquid. This causes the pipes to expand and possibly break at a weak point. You may notice this immediately, or it may not become apparent until the pipe begins to thaw, with the break occurring only when full water pressure is restored.
Yes. Water service lines can freeze when the ground frost gets deep enough to encase your service line in ice. However, this generally happens only when your service line is less than five fee below the surface of the ground.
The water service line is the pipe that connects to the City's water main in the street to your home. This line has valves on it to allow your water to be turned on or off. There is a valve between the City's main and your home that the Water Department accesses to turn your water on or off.
Your best course of action is to call a professional plumber. MFWD can only shut off the water at the "curb stop"
Yes, but you'll need to be very careful! Some improper thawing methods could cause the pipes to burst; others can injure or even kill you! Here are some of the safer methods:
DO NOT try to thaw a frozen pipe with a blowtorch. There's a good chance that you will cause the water to boil within the pipe, resulting in an explosion when the pipe bursts. Also, a blow torch will release poisonous gasses into the air; you might die trying to defrost your pipes!
There are many things you can do to keep your pipes from freezing in extreme weather. Here are just some suggestions:
Because water meters have water moving through them they will freeze if exposed to cold weather in Northeast Ohio. For this reason, they are always located inside the home unless you have meter pit on your property that can protect the meter. There are only a few homes in Munroe Falls that have a pit meter situation.
The water meter is usually located in the basement if you have one. If you have a slab foundation and no basement, the meter will be located where the water enters the house; usually near your hot water tank and will enter from the street facing side. It is a small, gray square unit with a lid that lifts open to expose a digital reading. The reading will display alternately with the flow rate.
IF YOU HAVE AN OUTSIDE REMOTE UNIT (small blue square) THIS UNIT IS NO LONGER OPERABLE. These units were disconnected when the new AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) meters were installed. There are no residential services in Munroe Falls without an AMR meter (for City water service).
Call the Water Department immediately to have someone come out to shut off the water at the street or "curb stop".
The property owner's responsibility for maintenance begins immediately after the "curb stop" and extends through the property and all plumbing within the entire home. The "curb stop" is the main valve, generally located near the property line, housed in a cylinder with a cap on it called the "curb box". This valve allows the MFWD to turn the water service off or on in an emergency or for repairs. The resident is responsible for all shut off valves on either side of the water meter and the plumbing throughout the home. Although the water meter itself is the property of the MFWD, the customer is responsible for protecting the meter from damage; including freezing.
Keeping the main shut off valves in good working condition will ensure that you are able to turn your water off if one of your pipes breaks, or in the event of another emergency. Give the valve a turn occasionally to prevent corrosion build up. If the valve becomes corroded, you should probably replace it. Call a licensed plumber and then call the Water Department to see about scheduling the water to be shut off at the curb stop. Generally a 48 hour notice should be given, unless there is an emergency. There is a $25 charge for the service. (After hours emergency shut off is $50)