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The City does not require a permit to hold a garage sale. However, the City does require that garage sale signs be registered with the Community Development Department. Fill out the online Garage Sale/Temporary Sign Registration form. There is no fee.
On February 3, 2023, a Norfolk Southern train carrying vinyl chloride derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, approximately 67 miles from Summit County. Emergency crews conducted a controlled burn of the spill on the request of state officials, which released hydrogen chloride and phosgene into the air. As a result, residents within a 1 mi (1.6 km) radius were evacuated, and an emergency response from agencies across three states was initiated.
The incident has generated questions from Hudson citizens about the impact to the water and air quality in Hudson. The EPA and Summit County Public Health have stated there is no impact to the City of Hudson based on this incident. For more information visit East Palestine Train Derailment.
Federal and State environmental and health officials have stated there will be no environmental impact to the City of Hudson from the train derailment. For more information visit East Palestine Train Derailment.
The City of Hudson is not in the same watershed as East Palestine, Ohio. Whether you receive City of Hudson, City of Akron, City of Stow, or City of Cleveland water, your water comes from the Lake Erie Watershed and it flows from the north near Lake Erie southward. We do not receive water from the East Palestine area.
East Palestine is in the Ohio River Watershed, the water flows from East Palestine into Beaver Creek to the Ohio River and south to the Mississippi River.
Hudson has emergency operations plans in place to address incidents like a train derailment and toxic chemical spills. As we continue to gather information and monitor the situation in Hudson, we will be:
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East Palestine Train Derailment
Is Hudson Prepared?
The train was reported to be traveling from Madison, Illinois, near the Missouri border, and was headed to Conway, Pennsylvania. There are many routes trains can take between Madison and East Palestine where it derailed. While it is possible the train came through Hudson, Norfolk Southern has not released information on the specific route the train took to East Palestine.
According to PBS Broadcasting, the train that derailed in East Palestine was carrying several industrial chemicals, many of which are classified as highly flammable:
The article can be viewed at: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/what-we-know-about-the-chemicals-aboard-the-train-that-derailed-in-ohio
This information has not been verified by the City of Hudson, but is being provided for informational purposes.
The National Transportation Safety Board investigators have identified and examined the rail car that initiated the derailment. Surveillance video from a residence showed what appears to be a wheel bearing in the final stage of overheat failure moments before the derailment. The wheelset from the suspected railcar has been collected as evidence for metallurgical examination. The suspected overheated wheel bearing has been collected and will be examined by engineers from the NTSB Materials Laboratory in Washington, D.C. For more information visit the NTSP website.
According to the Federal Rail Administration data, there are approximately 40 trains a day passing through Hudson, as of the 2022.08.09 audit. Prior to that in 2020, there were 60 trains a day. To view FRA data, visit: https://railroads.dot.gov/safety-data/crossing-and-inventory-data/crossing-inventory-lookup.
Unfortunately, the City of Hudson has no control of when or how the train tracks are inspected, maintained or repaired. In 2020, Norfolk Southern did replace all the rails on both tracks through Hudson to Macedonia.
The City of Hudson has no jurisdiction to regulation the speed, number of trains, safety inspections, stopped trains or any other part of railroad operations. All railroads are regulated under the Federal Rail Administration.
No, due to the concern for terrorist threat, local municipalities are not notified of hazardous materials on trains passing through local cities.
Revising our Emergency Operations Plan will take some time. It is critical that we gather information from the East Palestine local officials, first responders and other agencies to learn what worked, what didn't work, and what they believe should have been in place in advance to help with their response. Once we have this information, we will begin a thorough review of our plan and determine if improvements can be made based on this incident.
The City of Hudson has developed a variety of programs to ease the transition challenges for businesses relocating here. In addition to a streamlined approval process for development in our commercial districts, and responsive service from city employees, Incentives & Financing such as grants and tax abatements may be available.
The Available Properties page on our website offers up-to-date information on all available commercial properties within the city. Information provided includes size, location, property type, and zoning district, as well as broker contact information, photographs, a detailed description, and helpful links.
Hudson is divided into 10 Zoning Districts as shown on the Zoning Map. Districts 1 through 4 are primarily residential. District 5 is the Downtown District where many retail businesses and restaurants are concentrated, although these types of businesses thrive throughout Hudson. Districts 6 and 8 are zoned for light industry, manufacturing, and other commercial purposes. Districts 7 and 9 are zoned for commercial purposes while district 10 allows a mix of commercial and residential use.
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Yes, Hudson EMS currently has 22 American Heart Association Certified Instructors. There are 2 options for attaining or renewing AHA Certification.
The first option requires a minimum of 6 students to hold an in-person 8 hour HeartSaver First Aid, CPR, and AED, or a 6 hour HeartCode BLS Provider class. The cost is $50 per person.
The second option is to complete the online portion of the blended learning course through the AHA website then schedule a 2 hour in-person skills session to practice with training equipment and demonstrate the skills for certification. The skills session and certification card for the HeartSaver course is $35, and for the HeartCode BLS course is $20.
Hudson EMS accepts cash, checks written out to The City of Hudson, or credit cards (with a 3% processing fee).
To schedule an in-person class or skills session, or get more information, please contact Cheryl Nally at (330) 342-1852 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The links for the AHA website, and each course option, as well as information about the different course requirements, types, and approximate hours of instruction are outlined further in the CPR, AED, and First Aid tab to the left.
Hudson EMS conducts an Emergency Medical Technician course at the Basic level twice a year. It meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. for approximately 17 weeks. The class will also meet four to six Saturdays during that period from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The first session starts in January the same week that Kent State University starts the spring semester. It runs until mid-May. The second session starts in August and coincides with Kent State University's fall semester. It runs until mid-December. The course is $900, but free to members that agree to a two-year commitment after completing the course and begin running as an uncovered member. For more information call (330) 342-1852.
Red - Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables.Yellow - Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials. Orange - Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit. Blue - Potable water. Purple - Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines. Green - Sewers and drain lines. Pink - Temporary survey markings.White - Proposed excavating. Ohio Utilities Protection Service
2) Hudson also requires a separate check, which can be done online using the Deer Check Form or by completing the form enclosed in the deer hunting permit packet and returning it to the Hudson Police Station. You also may check a deer by phone (330) 342-1800. The separate check allows Hudson officials the ability to gauge the efficacy of the deer management program, as the State of Ohio only breaks down deer harvest by county, not by municipality.
The next hydrant flushing is scheduled for October 9 through 16, 2023. (LAST UPDATED 8/17/2023)
Hydrant flushing is performed in the spring and in the fall. We place electronic sign boards on main streets such as SR 91 and SR 303 to alert residents. Information also appears on our city website and in the Hudson Hub Times. We also make announcements on our city's Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as send out notices through our general city news email.
Please drive with caution when crews are in the streets flushing hydrants.
Avoid washing laundry during the scheduled flushing tines, as the flushed sediment could discolor white clothing. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap, then wash a load of dark clothes first.
No. Due to the size of the leaf collection equipment and the potential to damage private property, the City’s leaf collection program will pick up leaves ONLY along the City’s publicly maintained streets. Therefore, residents living on private streets or within private condominium developments will need to place their leaves along the tree lawn area of the public street closest to their private street entrance.
No. Please refrain from parking on the street during your leaf collection weeks.
No. Debris such as garden materials, brush, tree branches and twigs, grass clippings, cans, paper, bottles, construction materials, etc. cause damage to equipment and cause injury to the leaf collection personnel.
Yes. Remove temporary/portable basketball hoops off of the street and away from the curb or edge of the pavement. These items protrude into the path of the leaf vacuum machines and will cause damage to the machine and the basketball hoop system.
Yes! Leaf mulching is a way to use your lawn mower to feed your lawn. "Leave Autumn Leaves on your Yard for Healthy Yard and Clean Water" by Summit Soil and Water Conservation District (SSWCD) has more information.
Assess your leaf piles. Are the leaves in a row along the edge of the street free of debris and obstructions? Please amend the collection area and the truck will be back around to collect the leaves on your next scheduled collection week.
No. The City does not repair damage caused by leaves or incidental damage to the berm area.
You may report larger damage claims on the City's website by locating "Report it!" on the homepage.
You may submit a Public Records Request Form online, email Jody Roberts, or call (330) 342-9539.
To hold an event on City-owned property you must first complete and submit a Special Event Application form, along with supporting documents.
Event dates are assigned on a first come first served basis, with previous years' events having the right of first refusal for the same weekend. Due to the large volume events held each year, there are very few open weekend dates from April through October. Please speak with Rhonda Kadish regarding available dates. For more information, visit the Special Events page.
The Parks Department is part of the Public Works Department and the office is located at 1140 Terex Road. The office hours are 8-4:30 Monday-Friday.
No. Do not use 911 to report a power outage. To report a Hudson Public Power outage during business hours (M-F | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), call (330) 342-1710. After hours HPP outage? Please call (330) 342-1715. If you have a different utility company, please contact them directly. The use of 911 should be used only for a life-threatening emergency.
The Hudson Police Department has a chip reader for found animals. The caller may bring the dog or cat into the station, or an officer can respond to their location. If the animal has a chip, we will try to contact the owner, but we cannot house the animal.
Hudson Dispatch keeps a running list of LOST, SPOTTED, AND FOUND animals in an excel sheet. We try to get as much information as possible so that the animal may be reunited with their owner. We will ask specific information about the lost or found pet, your contact information, and if it is ok to provide your information to the owner if they call.
HUDSON, OH (June 22, 2022) – With the passage of Ohio House Bill 172 which goes into effect on July 1, 2022, Ohioans can legally discharge 1.4G consumer fireworks in Ohio. However, discharge is only permitted on specific days and only at specific times. On June 21, 2022, Hudson City Council passed Ordinance No. 22-70 that aligns the City of Hudson fireworks regulations with the State’s new fireworks law.
Under Ohio’s previous fireworks law, individuals could purchase consumer-grade fireworks in Ohio but had to transport them out of state within 48 hours.
What are 1.4G Fireworks?
Formerly known as Class C common fireworks, items classified as 1.4G explosives are consumer fireworks intended for use by the general public.
When can Hudson residents discharge fireworks?
Individuals can discharge 1.4G consumer fireworks only from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. (per HB 172) on the following dates:
Fireworks are not permitted in Hudson on any date not listed above.
Where can consumers discharge fireworks?
Consumers can discharge 1.4G consumer fireworks on their own property or on another person’s property with that person’s permission.
What fireworks can consumers discharge?
Consumers (Ohio residents and non-residents) can only discharge 1.4G consumer grade fireworks that were purchased in Ohio from an Ohio licensed fireworks sale location. Consumers are not allowed to purchase or discharge 1.3G display grade fireworks.
Fireworks must be discharged responsibly.
No person can use fireworks while in possession or control of, or under the influence of, any intoxicating liquor, beer, or controlled substance. A person who violates this is guilty of a first-degree misdemeanor.
What laws and rules apply?
State law rules how 1.4G consumer fireworks must be used and stored by consumers. Some provisions in the rules include:
More information about HB 172 and new Ohio fireworks regulations can be found at www.legislature.ohio.gov. Here is a link to the specific page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-172.
Yes. Section 648.14 of the Codified Ordinances lists unnecessary, excessive, or offensive noise or sound to include loud music, barking dogs, etc. In addition, Land Development Code Section 1207.10 (a)(3)E states no person shall use construction equipment or perform construction operations between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday or between the hours of 7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday (and all holidays observed by the City of Hudson) or after 5 p.m. on Sunday within a residential area, or within 500 feet of a school. See the full Code text here.
No. The City of Hudson does not have animal control.
If you have a dead animal on your property, you are responsible for hiring a private contractor to remove the dead animal. The city will only remove dead animals from the roadway or curb.
For more information visit the Hudson Police Department Vacation Watch Program.
In October 2023, City Council approved the creation of a snow removal program to provide clearing services on a circumstantial basis to a qualified group of residents. The current program provides residents with four (4) seasonal vouchers to receive emergency snow removal services to use at their discretion for prescription pick up, medical treatment or access to emergency services.
Hudson residents 65+ (by December 31) and/or adults with disabilities without an able-bodied individual living in the household meeting the Homestead Exemption criteria through the Summit County Fiscal Office.
Residents are responsible for calling the contractor directly to receive the service. The contractor in 2023-2024 is Lilly Lawn and Landscape and can be reached at (330) 283-1356.
The 2023-2024 program will gauge level of community interest and provide data to City Council to best determine the future of the program.
Public Works can answer any questions related to the application at (330) 342-1750.
Notifications will be sent by USPS mail January 5, 2024.
Once received, vouchers can be used at any time until March 31, 2024. If you are in need of service, please follow the instructions on the back of your voucher.
Residents can apply via the online application. If you cannot access the online application, please call Public Works at (330) 342-1750.
Vouchers are pre-established with the contractor that was set to bid.
The plan assists the City of Hudson with funding and planning future sidewalks within Hudson. It helps us coordinate connections to other regional trails and walkways in our area with the goal of continually improving safe and practical community-wide bicycle and pedestrian activity in the community.
View the Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan map here.
The proposed sidewalks and trails will allow residential neighborhoods to connect to parks, trails, to downtown, neighborhoods, and schools, therefore allowing safe, community-wide, non-vehicular travel in Hudson.
Visit www.hudson.oh.us/2021SidewalkProjects for more information.
No. The sidewalk work and any other public capital incidental construction items on this project are budgeted within the City of Hudson’s Annual Budget.
Yes. The contractor will need to provide access to these services during the construction of the project. Except for when a driveway is being constructed, the owner should notify the City of any large deliveries one day in advance of delivery.
Yes. The Contractor will need to provide access to this service during the construction of the project.
Yes. The Contractor will provide advance notice of 24 hours for any driveway that will be out of service and non-accessible. The contractor will be required to provide a parking location for two vehicles for up to 10 hours of closing the driveway, at each property. If the driveway cannot be opened within 10 hours to vehicle traffic, the contractor shall provide parking for vehicles, but no longer than 24 hours.
The City will provide a 24-hour contact number from the contractor doing the work at the start of construction.
Yes. The City will send out a letter in advance of the project bidding to notify residents who will need to relocate their private irrigation and dog fences prior to construction.
Yes. The above items will need to be relocated prior to construction.
Yes. Per Hudson Codified Ordinance 660.05, owners shall keep sidewalks, curbs, and gutters in repair and free from snow, ice, or any other nuisance, and to remove all snow and ice accumulated theron within a reasonable time, which will ordinarily not exceed 12 hours after any storm during which the snow and ice has accumulated.
Yes. The City will construct sidewalks to be accessible to persons with disabilities to the extent technically feasible.
The Connectivity Plan has been renamed the Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan.
The City has completed the public comment phase for this current round of projects. The City conducted multiple public meetings with the City Council and Mayor, including individual Ward Meetings, At-Large meetings, City Council meetings, and solicited public comment at the Farmers Market in 2020. The City also created a citizen committee to obtain input from various neighborhoods within the City.
You must complete a Sign/Banner application form to apply for posting a sign to your event. Signs are limited in size and can be posted only one week before the event. To apply, complete the Sign/Banner Application Form. More info...
In residential neighborhoods, it is the homeowner's responsibility to keep the sidewalk, curb and gutter free from snow and ice. Please see City Ordinance 660.05 here. Business owners are responsible for sidewalks leading to their business. The City will maintain all public walk ways on City property.
The City will announce all parking bans on the City website, Hudson Community Television, and social media notifications.
You do not need a permit to hold a garage sale, but you must have a permit to display a temporary sign, such as garage sale, construction, or other sign. You can download the Temporary Sign Application and return it to the Community Development Department, or call (330) 342-1790.
You must complete and submit a Sign/Banner application form and be approved to display a sign for your event. Signs are limited in size and can be posted only one week before your event. The event being promoted must be within the boundaries of the City of Hudson. To apply, complete the Sign/Banner Application Form. Email or call (330) 655-1522 for more information.
To hold an event on City-owned property you must first complete and submit a Special Event Application form, along with supporting materials.
Event dates are assigned on a first come first served basis, with previous years' events having the right of first refusal for the same weekend. Due to the large volume events held each year, there are very few open weekend dates from April through October. For more information, visit the Special Events page.
All events on City-owned property are coordinated and sponsored by outside organizations. Please use the contact information on the Community Calendar to contact the event you want to participate in. The City does not hire or used vendors for these events.