What that mailer from NOPEC means to you

nopecResidents of the City of Brunswick are currently receiving mailers from NOPEC regarding an opportunity to opt out of its energy aggregation program.

For those who are unfamiliar with the program, NOPEC is a group of local communities which band together to negotiate gas and electricity rates on behalf of their residents. Brunswick is one of those NOPEC communities, and residents of Brunswick are automatically enrolled in the NOPEC rate program…unless they choose to opt out.

Website: https://www.nopecinfo.org/
Phone (gas): 1-855-667-3201
Phone (electric): 1-800-292-9284

The mailer residents are receiving is an opportunity for those who wish to opt out in order to explore other options. During this period residents may receive offers from other energy suppliers. If you do nothing, you will remain enrolled in the NOPEC program. If you would like to opt out, you need to notify NOPEC by the date indicated in the mailer.

Mailers were sent out at the end of January to those who are currently enrolled in the program. If you believe you should have gotten an opt-out mailer and didn’t, please call NOPEC directly. Or to learn more about the program in general, visit their website.

New Service Director appointed

The City of Brunswick is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Barnett as its new Public Service Director. Paul brings over 25 years of experience in public works management, most recently as the Assistant Public Works Director for the City of Cleveland. Previously, Mr. Barnett served the City of Akron in a variety of roles spanning 24 years, including almost 18 years as its Public Works Manager.

Mr. Barnett’s duties will be the oversight and management of the engineering, streets, storm water, refuse collection activities as well as oversight of the Brunswick Transit Alternative bus service contract with Medina County Public Transit.

“Our search team unanimously agreed that Paul was a perfect fit for Brunswick after the first interview session,” said Anthony Bales, City Manager. “We believe he is a good match for the administrative team and will be an asset to the future of our community.”

Mr. Barnett’s anticipated start date is February 10, 2016.

The 2016 Daddy/ Daughter Dance is coming


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Visit the website's new Income Tax section

Are you looking for the City's Income Tax pages and forms? They've been moved to their own separate section. Click here or on the menu above: Departments > Income Tax.

City announces partnership with schools and Chamber

The new organization is to be called the Brunswick Community, Business and School Partnership. Read more.

AARP offering tax service again this year

taxesAs it has in previous years, AARP will be offering tax preparation services on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning in February, at the offices of Brunswick Area Television at 4274 Manhattan Avenue.

How to schedule an appointment: Walk-in service is not available; you must schedule an appointment by calling 1-844-722-3800. Select option 4 or ask for the Office for Older Adults.

alertCity residents receiving scam phone calls from "IRS", "Treasury"

Residents should be aware that our area is currently being hit by a number of scam phone calls, purporting to be from the IRS, Treasury Department or other agencies. These phone calls originate from different area codes, asking residents for personal information or threatening them with arrest if information is not provided.

Thus far twenty-six of these calls have been reported. If you receive one of these calls, hang up and do not give them any information.

If you believe you may actually owe money, hang up and call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. If you do not owe money, you can report the call to the Treasury Inspector General at 1-800-366-4484.

Time to think about snow plowing

It's time to think about hiring a snow plow company. Click on the Fast Find menu above to see a list of licensed snow plow operators. (This list will be updated periodically.)

Interest rate notice for 2016

The interest rate for taxable year 2016 is 5%.

Ohio Revised Code 718.27 requires the interest rate for tax underpayments be the federal short-term rate (rounded to the nearest whole number percent) plus five percent (5%). Interest shall be imposed per annum, on all unpaid income tax, unpaid estimated income tax, and unpaid withholding tax. The rate shall apply for the calendar year next following the July of the year in which the federal short-term rate is determined.

Planning Commission Amendment regarding approved site plans
Planning Commission Map amendment rezoning parcel at Laurel and Clemson

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