Leaf  pick up will begin the week of November 8, 2021 and will run every week with the last week of  pick up being December 6, 2021.

Please make sure that you leaves are in paper biodegradable bags and placed by the curb by 7:00 am Monday on the scheduled week.

If your leaves are not placed in paper biodegradable bags and by the curb they will not be picked up.  There is no break down from ward to ward

so please make sure you place them out by 7:00 am on the following Mondays:

November 15, 2021

November 22, 2021

November 29, 2021

December 6, 2021 Final


The Van Wert County Foundation is requesting approval for a Conditional Use be granted at the following addresses:  121 N. Washington St., 123 N. Washington St., and 125 N. Washington St., in the City of Van Wert.  The request is specifically to allow for residential units to be within part of the first floor level.

As part of the Van Wert Forward downtown revitalization project, new residential units are being planned throughout some of the buildings.  These units will mostly be located on the second and third floors; however, in the case of 121-125 N. Washington Street, 3 residential apartment units are being proposed for the first floor level.  We have listed some of the reason for which we feel our request is reasonable for the Board of Zoning Appeals to approve:

  •  These units would not front a primary street (Main Street or Washington Street).  They will, instead, be accessed from a private courtyard which is a formerly vacated alley located off of Jackson Street.
  • The building in question meets required fire rating separation.  The entire building will be sprinkled and will be in full compliance with fire code.
  • First floor space is 4,650 sq. ft. Total proposed residential space is 1,715 sq. ft. Total proposed commercial space is 2,935 sq. ft. Less than 40% of the footprint of the first floor is proposed for residential use.  The majority is planned for retail or office space.
  • Each commercial unit still maintains secondary rear access.
  • Window treatments are to be installed in the residential units to maximize privacy for both the residents and passersby.

Thank you for considering our request to allow for residential to be located on the first floor level of 121-125 N. Washington Street as a Conditional Use.