Installation of Railroad Trestle height warning system got underway this week. The Bike Trail Bridge near Nisbet Park is closing for 3 days week of July 27. HERE IS THE UPDATE FOR JULY 17, 2020 FOR OUR READER’S CONVENIENCE. IT IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON THE CITY WEBSITE
FROM: David Kennedy, City Manager
RE: Weekly Update
DATE: July 17, 2020
LOVELAND, OH (July 17, 2020) –
David Kennedy, Loveland City Manager (Provided)
This week, Human Resources Manager, Julie Robinson updated the COVID-19 protocols for City Hall to comply with Ohio Dept. of Health’s updated Director’s Order to include Clermont County designation as a Red Alert Level 3 Public Emergency requiring that “all individuals shall wear facial covering at all times when in any indoor location that is not a residence.” Updated signage has been posted on entry doors and all City employees were notified that they are now required to wear a mask outside of their individual workspace.
This week the City was notified by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) that they will be closing the bike trail bridge near Nisbet Park for three days during the week of July 27. The purpose of the closure is to prepare a feasibility study and conduct soil borings for needed repairs to the bridge. The City notified the public via social media, a newsflash, City newsletter, and an email to all downtown businesses.
Bike Trail Bridge near Nisbet Park will close for 3 days (Chuck Gibson)
Building and Zoning
The project at 115 Karl Brown Way completed their framing inspection and will be installing insulation next week. A permit for a kitchen hood for one of the restaurants was also submitted.
The drawings are under review and awaiting approval for the driveway and expanded lot addition to McCluskey Chevrolet.
This was a busy week for LPD. Officers arrested three different subjects on felony warrants in separate incidents. One suspect fled from Officer Bibelhausen and Mack on foot. Officer Bibelhausen, Mack, and officers from five other agencies did a tremendous job corralling the suspect for four hours before officers eventually took him into custody without any use of force. The bike trail was closed from the Linda Cox Parking Lot to the Miami Riverview Park for several hours while officers and K9s were active in the area. Many community members called and assisted the officers which aided our search.
Officers Dakota Parks, Vicky Johnson, and Larry Mehn were all presented and sworn in the City Council meeting on Tuesday. The officers have been hired throughout 2020 but LPD has been unable to formally present them until now. In addition, Officer Chad Caudell, who has served Loveland for 22 years, chose to retire and was honored at the meeting. Chad’s last shift was Thursday, July 16th. Chad was an active field trainer, bike patrol officer, and instrumental in the formation and coordination of the LPD Citizens Police Academy and the Loveland Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
INstallation began this week for low bridge warning system on Downtown Loveland RR Trestle (FILE)
This week, the City was notified that its request for safety grant funds through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to install LED, solar powered warning beacons at the crosswalk on Rich Road near Phillips Park was approved. This will help aid in the safety of the many students who park at Phillips Park and walk to the high school. As the City will complete the installation, the project will be completed without any local match required. Progress continued at Phillips Park on the sewer lateral.
The City received the OPWC project agreement for the Broadway Street Stabilization Project. The installation of the over-height detection warning system for the railroad trestle downtown began this week.
After much delay, the road striping in the downtown district is scheduled for Monday, July 20, starting at 9:00 p.m. The work will be conducted during the evening hours. Downtown businesses have been notified.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
Beautification Committee – Monday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall
Planning and Zoning Commission – Tuesday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall
Finance Committee – Wednesday, July 22, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Veterans Memorial Committee – Thursday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.