As people are looking for alternatives to toilet paper, we have a request from your local sewer plant in Ostrander…please, please, please DO NOT flush anything down the toilet other than toilet paper or FLUSHABLE wipes. Do not flush paper towels, tissues, baby wipes, towels, or anything else unless they are categorized as “flushable”. Flushing any of these items could clog your own sewer lines and could also cause damage or clogging of the sewer plant. Please find an alternative method to dispose of those items other than flushing. This request is true for any time but in these times of spending a lot of time at home, we need everyone’s cooperation in keeping the sewer plant up and functioning property.
flushable wipes are not ideal either…just because it says you can flush it….does not mean you should…watch here
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Help your neighbors.
I realize there is a lot of information out there now. Here are a few items of good information recently shared with me.
Be safe. Be healthy.
VOTING POSTPONED Gov. DeWine announced today his recommendation to postpone tomorrow’s in-person voting until June 2, 2020. Absentee ballots are permitted during that time, but in-person voting will not take place until June 2.
Latest info from DGHD: https://bit.ly/2TVLtIM
RITA 2020 Filing Deadline:
COVID-19 has undoubtedly caused a statewide crisis in Ohio and no facet of daily life has gone unaffected including municipal income taxes. This crisis continues to raise more questions than answers and is likely to have a significant impact on the 2020 tax filing season.
We have heard from taxpayers and the preparer community the potential for delays in filing and payment as the pandemic is presenting challenges for taxpayers to meet their filing obligation and may reshape municipal income tax policy. THIS MAY TRANSLATE TO A DELAY OR LOSS OF INCOME TAX REVENUE TO YOUR MUNICIPALITY AND WE ARE ADVISING MEMBER MUNICIPALITIES TO PLAN ACCORDINGLY. It is extremely difficult to quantify the revenue impact, as the scope of industries affected is fluid as well as the length of time the specific industries will be adversely impacted.
The filing deadlines for municipal taxes are prescribed in Ohio Revised Code and only by the authority of the State of Ohio Tax Commissioner can extensions be granted to taxpayers. (See Below)
718.05 (G) (1) (a) Annual return; filing.
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, each individual income tax return required to be filed under this section shall be completed and filed as required by the tax administrator on or before the date prescribed for the filing of state individual income tax returns
under division (G) of section 5747.08
of the Revised Code.
(3) If the tax commissioner extends for all taxpayers the date for filing state income tax returns under division (G) of section 5747.08 of the Revised Code, a taxpayer shall automatically receive an extension for the filing of a municipal income tax return.
The extended due date of the municipal income tax return shall be the same as the extended due date of the state income tax return.
If policy changes are implemented, RITA will work closely with the taxpayers and the tax preparer community to ensure a positive experience during this difficult time.
Certainly there is a lot of information out there regarding the recent health situation we are all facing. The President has just declared a National Emergency to help fight combat the situation. I am not here to add more dialog to the situation but I did want to point out a few items of note locally.
First and foremost, I highly recommend getting your news from a reputable source, which generally does NOT include social media sources like Facebook unless you know the source. Information on many of social media sites are not vetted for accuracy. Get your news from trusted sources like the Center for Disease Control (CDC) at www.cdc.gov , Ohio Department of Health at https://odh.ohio.gov, our local Health Department at www.delawarehealth.org or your favorite trusted news source.
For the time being, regular Village meetings will proceed as scheduled primarily due to the small numbers at most meetings. Any future public meetings will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
The Village is here to help however we can. If you are in need of assistance please reach out to me or a Council member. We are currently working with a couple business owners on some things to help the community during this time. More information will be coming on this soon.
Latest information from DGHD https://bit.ly/33labWm
Buckeye Valley students who receive free and reduced meals will continue to receive breakfast and lunch. The meals will be delivered to homes. More information to come from BV.
Free Internet from Charter Spectrum for students. Details here https://bit.ly/2TObHwM
Good COVID-19 Information from BV here https://bit.ly/2QhGJv3
Stay safe and please help others in need.
Mayor, Village of Ostrander
The Economic Development Action Plan Briefing will take place at Village Hall on March 23 at 7:00 pm.
Attached please find an important letter about Ostrander taxes.
2020 Tax Letter
I am pleased to present the State of the Village 2020. A copy will also be mailed to each resident.