Eagle Scout Project plans will enhance picnic shelter at Nisbet Park. City Council scheduled to meet this Tuesday, August 11. HERE IS THE FULL UPDATE FOR August 7, 2020 FOR OUR READER’S CONVENIENCE. IT IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON THE CITY WEBSITE

WEEKLY UPDATE:  David Kennedy, City Manager, Loveland, Ohio

LOVELAND, OH (August 7, 2020) –

David Kennedy, City Manager, Loveland, OH (FILE) 


Tuesday, I met with Mary Ann Lynn, Chairman of the Public Relations and Communications committee, to discuss the committee’s plans to work with the us to help expand the promotion of the city through our various social media platforms.

The Ad Hoc Committee to Review Council and Committee Rules met Tuesday and discussed Council Rules 6-10. It was recommended that rules 8, 9, and 10 reference the Charter sections pertaining to the Clerk, City Manager, and Finance Director. The Committee also discussed public records and opening meetings training for newly elected council members and all committee members.

Wednesday, the Historic Preservation and Design Review Committee (HPDRC) meeting was cancelled. The committee will now meet on August 26 to finalize their review of the city’s proposed Design Guidelines. The committee has been working with the consulting firm the Gossman Group to prepare the guidelines. Before submitting the guidelines to City Council for adoption, the committee will hold a public meeting which will include all property owners within the proposed design guidelines boundaries. The Gossman Group, who was funded partially through a grant from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office (OHPO), worked well with the committee to prepare flexible guidelines that focusses primarily on new/redevelopment within the proposed boundaries.

Nisbet Park Picnic Shelter renovation is planned Eagle Scout Project (FILE)

Thursday, I met with Leyton Hubers and his father at Nisbet Park. Leyton is working on his Eagle Scout project, which will entail work on the picnic shelter in the park adjacent to the recently renovated restrooms. Leyton is proposing to paint the shelter and picnic table-tops, repair the posts and plant landscaping along the border. Leyton’s project, once completed, will be a complement to the renovated restrooms and the most utilized park in the city.

This week included the commencement of meetings with department heads to discuss their 2021 budget needs and preparation of the 2021 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Building and Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Commission met on Tuesday to review a proposed zoning text amendment. The amendment, if approved by council, would add a definition for retail warehousing to the Planning and Zoning Code, and add it as a permitted use in the Light Industrial (L-I) zoning district. At the meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission also began discussion on the process for conducting an in-house review and amendment of the City’s Planning and Zoning Code. While this work by the commission will be a lengthy one, it will save the city considerable money over hiring a consultant to conduct the task.


The week the Loveland Police Department investigated two accidents involving the railroad trestle.

Upcoming Events and Meetings

The Beautification Committee will meet on Monday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

City Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, August 11, at 7:00 p.m. at City