EVERY FRIDAY LOVELAND CITY MANAGER DAVE KENNEDY PROVIDES A WEEKLY UPDATE TO THE MAYOR AND LOVELAND CITY COUNCIL: IT IS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON THE CITY OF LOVELAND WEBSITE,. HERE IS THE APRIL 24, WEEKLY UPDATE FOR OUR READERS CONVENIENCE.
CITY OF LOVELAND
TO: Mayor and Council
FROM: David Kennedy, City Manager
RE: Weekly Update
DATE: April 24, 2020
LOVELAND, OH (April 24,2020)
Loveland City Manager David Kennedy (Provided)
This week, the city met with contractors to secure quotes for modifications to City Hall in preparation of the re-opening of the building to the public upon State approval. Proposed modifications to the building include limiting public access into office areas and the installation of glass barriers at the Utility/Income Tax and Building and Zoning Department counters.
Through a recommendation from LSFD, this week the city authorized the purchase of three Clorox
Total 360 Electrostatic Sprayers.
These units have proven to be extremely valuable during the COVID-19 pandemic. The units will be used for the sanitation of public places including playsets.
This week, the city joined other local governments throughout the State of Ohio, in sending a letter to our Congressman requesting support for funding to assist local governments be included in the interim Emergency Coronavirus Package.
Effective Monday, the City Hall drive-up window will be re-opened during the hours from 10AM to
2PM to receive utility payments.
Non COVID-19 Activities:
The Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) met on Thursday to review proposals for the sale of the Homestead within the White Pillars subdivision.
LPD continues to receive reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles. Please remember to lock your car and remove any valuables.
Public Works Department
This week, work began on the renovation of the Nisbet Park Restroom Project. This project, which is funded largely through an Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) NatureWorks grant, is anticipated to be completed by the end of next week.
Wednesday, the Finance Commission held a virtual meeting to review the 1st Quarter Financial Report and Income Tax Update. The commission members also reviewed proposed format changes to the annual budget. Director of Finance, Michelle Byrde reports that the city was notified this week that it will be receiving $26,492 through Hamilton County’s Residential Recycling Incentive Program (RRIP). The RRIP grant program is based on the amount of recycling each community reports, and this year’s amount represents an increase from the $23,305 received in 2019.
A new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was installed this week along the Bike Trail.
Upcoming Events & Activities
City Council will meet on Tuesday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. using the video conferencing application
City meetings conducted through Zoom are live streamed on the City’s YouTube page, Loveland, Ohio City Government. YouTube is ADA compliant. All YouTube uploads are automatically closed captioned. Viewers can read along by selecting CC on the bottom of the screen.