Local businesses sponsor a beautiful addition to our city
If you've come into Brunswick from the south via I-71, you've noticed the City's handsome new monument sign welcoming you. The sign was made possible through the generous contributions of a number of area businesses. Learn more about it.
Heritage Farm is growing again this summer…not with the addition of new buildings, but with a crop of soybeans. The City of Brunswick has leased the farm portion of the property to a local farmer who will be clearing some of the small trees that have grown over the past few years of non-use, tilling the earth and planting seeds for a fall harvest. The soybean farm will make an excellent backdrop to the community gardens, and bring an abundance of farming activity to the home of the Brunswick Area Historical Society.
Proceeds from the lease will be donated to the Society for its Save the Farm fund. Work is nearing completion on the farmhouse renovation in anticipation of reopening to the public this year, as part of the Community’s 200th birthday celebration. The weekly Farmers Market is now open on Sundays from 11 am – 3 pm. A special historical bus tour is being planned for late summer for community members to learn about the early days of Brunswick. More information can be found on the Historical Society website at www.brunswickhistory.com.Temporary refuse rate reduction
The standard refuse rate for the City of Brunswick households will be temporarily reduced from $58.35 to $50.67 for this quarter (July 1, 2015 thru September 30, 2015). This reduction is directly related to the tipping fee decreases approved by the Medina County Commissioners and the City’s contractual obligation with the trash hauler. This reduction is expected to be temporary but the City felt it was important to pass along those cost savings to the customers. Once the CPF and related tipping fee discussions are resolved by the Medina County Commissioners, the City’s refuse bill will then be amended accordingly.
We've recently been made aware of several scams that have been attempted on Brunswick residents.
One involves "David Washington" from "Publisher's Clearing House", who calls to inform you that you have won a $750,000 prize...but will need to send them 1% of the amount "to cover taxes". If you ask them for a phone number to verify the call, they will give you an 876- area code. 876 is a Jamaican area code, and calling the number can cause you to incur international phone charges.
Another scam call claims to be from IRS officer "Adam Smith" (or another name) and urges you or another person to phone a 917- number regarding IRS business. Again, you can end up being charged for calling that number. Sometimes scammers simulate the actual IRS phone number on your caller ID to make the call seem authentic, and some callers may even know the last four digits of your Social Security number as "proof". Hang up. The IRS does not "cold call" taxpayers.
Even if you registered before, it’s always a good idea to update your Code Red account information.
Did you move but keep the same phone number? CodeRED is location specific to keep you up to date on things like water main breaks in your neighborhood, or even missing person reports. The messages may only reach one street, so be sure your address is updated.
NEW: e-mail and text message options
You can also opt to have e-mail or text messages sent to you during emergency situations. Plus, you can decide which weather alerts you wish to receive…tornado warnings, severe thunderstorm warnings, or winter storm warnings. The service is customizable for you. Be sure to add your cellphone and your family’s cell numbers as well. Keep informed with CodeRED.
If you have an appearance scheduled in Mayor's Court and your offense is waiverable, you now have the option of making your payment online instead of in person at City Hall. Visit the Mayor's Court page and check out the section on "Online Payments".
Permits are now required in the City of Brunswick for any business or organization who directly delivers advertising materials, flyers, coupons, newspapers or magazines without a subscription. To apply for an annual permit, or to learn more, please click here.
Also, please see the City's business questionnaire.
This information is also available in the City Manager's section of the website.