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,. Loveland Beacon will publish it here in the Peoples’ Voice section for our readers convenience.
CITY OF LOVELAND
TO: Mayor and Council
FROM: David Kennedy, City Manager
RE: Weekly Update
DATE: April 3, 2020
LOVELAND, OH (April 5, 2020) –
Loveland City Manager Dave Kennedy (Provided)
• Mayor Bailey participated in an interview with Loveland Magazine to answer questions from
residents regarding the various actions the City is taking during the COVID-19 outbreak.
To view the video, Click Here
• Assistant City Manager, Tom Smith has executed the purchased of Zoom Video
Communication software for City as we prepare to begin needed Council meetings in
compliance with recently passed House Bill 197. HB 197 permits public bodies to conduct
meetings and hearings electronically during the COVID-19 emergency.
• The City received notice that the deadline for the filing and payment of State and Municipal
Income Taxes was extended to July 15. This information was forwarded on to the
community through a News Flash
- It was decided to resume Spring Brush Collection beginning on Monday. This information
was forwarded to the community through a News Flash
• The Loveland Sustainability Council decided to postpone the annual Electronics Recycling
Event originally scheduled for April 18.
• This week, Chief Rahe received a communication expressing their thanks for the response of
his officers to a recent call to the Lodge Retirement Community. The communication
expressed thanks to our officers for their composure, professionalism, compassion and
• Tuesday, I participated in the weekly web meeting of the COVID-19 Community Resource
Organization. The group continues to look to meet any current need of the community
during the COVID-19 outbreak.
• The annual student government meeting with Loveland High School has been postponed to
October 2020, with a second student government meeting planned for the Spring of 2021.
• The Finance staff continues to work minimal hours in the office to monitor/return resident
phone calls and post utility payments and incoming revenue. We will not be disconnecting
water service for nonpayment during the crisis. Payroll and accounts payable are being
handled largely from home.
• The Fire Department participated in the daily calls with EMA and our mutual aid partners.
LSFD received its first shipment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the strategic
stockpile. LSFD continues to update the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and have
decontaminated buildings and vehicles. The Community Risk Reduction group are doing
construction approval for new construction. Also, LSFD continues to contact our senior
population who have signed up for senior med. Chief Huber reports that all firefighters are
healthy at this time.
Loveland City Hall – Loveland, OH (Photo Chuck Gibson )
Non COVID-19 Activities:
• This week LPD welcomed Officers Dakota Parks and Lawrence “Larry” Mehn. Dakota
comes from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and Larry from the Hamilton County
Sheriff’s Office. Dakota and Larry will be training for the next 3 months.
• The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) began working on the State Route 48
drainage improvement project this week.
• The final of three structure was razed from the parking facility site this week.