A community where people enjoy living and working. Ideally situated with easy access to Ohio’s interstates and rail lines, Willard is in the heart of the midwest manufacturing region. Abundant land and utilities, a solid work ethic, and a progressive local government make Willard the perfect choice for a growing business.
In 1874, a town named Chicago, Ohio was founded and in 1912 was renamed to Chicago Junction. On December 17, 1917, the name was changed to WILLARD, OHIO. This name change was in honor of then B&O President, Daniel Willard. There have been numerous activities during 2017 celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the name change, including a scavenger hunt, essay contest and a vintage baseball game. A new logo was also designed and adopted. It has been a historic year in Willard, Ohio, and that is why we are
"PROUD TO CALL WILLARD HOME"
CITY HALL INFO
631 S Myrtle Avenue
Willard, OH 44890
General Questions: 419.933.2581
City Manager: 419.933.2591
Event & Info Line: 419.933.6999
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
OFFICIAL FLAG FLYING DAY
Mon., Dec 25 ~ Christmas Day
CITY COUNCIL POSITION
The City of Willard Council is looking for candidates for the Ward 1 Council-Person. Anyone interested in applying should please contact the Clerk of Council, Terry Arnold, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a letter to Terry Arnold, Clerk of Council, P. O. Box 367, Willard, Ohio 44890. Applications must be received no later than December 15, 2017. Persons applying must reside in Ward 1 and can not have a felony.
LEAF PICK UP
November 6th will officially kick off the fall leaf pick up. Our schedule for leaf pick up throughout the season will be as follows:
Monday thru noon on Wednesday – north of the Myrtle Avenue tracks and everything east of Myrtle Ave
Noon Wednesday thru Friday – everything west of Myrtle Avenue
Residents are asked to rake their leaves into the street along the curb for pickup by the leaf machine on their designated days only. If you rake your leaves into the street or storm drains in the street too early, and it rains, the rain will usually carry the leaves into the drains which will then back up and possibly cause flooding. Do not put sticks, limbs, rocks, or any other objects in to your piles of leaves. This may clog or break the equipment and may injure the crews. Leaf piles blocked by vehicles may not initially be picked up; it is not possible for the equipment to get into such tight areas.
Once the crew finishes their assigned route, they will begin the route over again from the beginning. Crews will not break their route pattern to come back and pick up leaves that you put out after they went past your house.
It is not possible to tell you what day the crews will be on your street.
Those residents that wish to bag their leaves may do so but only in biodegradable paper leaf bags. Leaves in plastic bags will be left at the curb. The biodegradable paper leaf bags can be purchased from several local vendors.
The City of Willard also offers residents a composting transfer area for drop off of leaves and yard waste material. This is for Willard residents only. This site is located at the fenced-in area at the corner of Central Avenue and Fourth Street, at the Maintenance Department. Drop off times are available during working hours, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Residents may drop off leaves in biodegradable paper bags or dump leaves out and properly dispose of any plastic bags themselves. Leaves should be dumped near the brush pile. Yard waste and branches may also be dropped off at this site. The City periodically chips this material and offers it to residents free of charge.
If you have any questions, please contact the Maintenance Department at 419-933-7531.
BRUSH & COMPOST
The compost area is now open during our normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3 pm. Please call the Maintenance Department at 419-933-7531 with any questions. This will be for City residents only. No commercial dumping.