INSTALLATION OF NEW GPS TRAFFIC CONTROLS IN 3 OF DOWNTOWN TRAFFIC SIGNALS TO AID EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES AND CONSTRUCTION WORK IN AREA PARKS HIGHLIGHT THE WEEKLY REPORT OF CITY MANAGER DAVID KENNEDY. HERE IS THE UPDATE FOR JUNE 20, 2020 FOR OUR READER’S CONVENIENCE. IT IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON THE CITY WEBSITE
CITY OF LOVELAND
TO: Mayor and Council
FROM: David Kennedy, City Manager
RE: Weekly Update
DATE: June 19, 2020
LOVELAND, OH (June 20, 2020) –
Loveland City Manager David Kennedy (Provided)
Human Resources Manager, Julie Robinson has been meeting with employees throughout the week to assist and advise them with their health insurance open enrollment.
Building and Zoning
The Dollar Tree convenience store received their certificate of occupancy this week. They opened for business on Thursday.
The development at 115 Karl Brown Way has begun framing of the convention center portion of the project.
Construction in McCoy and Kiwanis Parks occurred this week and will continue into next week.
Fillmore Construction began road milling this week on Riverside Drive, Hickory Ridge, Redbud, Shadow Wood, Cardinal, and Dogwood. Milling will continue next week on Pheasant Woods and in downtown. Curb replacements are expected to begin on Monday.
This week, Public Works planted a row of Arborvitae along the residential property adjacent to 124 Railroad Avenue, which is currently serving as a temporary parking lot. This natural screening was requested by the property owner.
This week, new GPS traffic controllers were installed in the traffic controllers of the city’s three downtown traffic signals. These units will communicate with in-vehicle devices, allowing emergency vehicles departing from downtown Fire Station 63, to interrupt the traffic signal queuing and receive a green light. These devices are becoming very popular in local communities as they have proven to increase response time (Editor’s NOTE: should read “reduce response time”) and reduced intersection accidents. The traffic signals controller devices were installed at the Loveland-Madeira Road/West Loveland Avenue and State Route 48/Loveland-Miamiville Road (Saint Columban) in 2019. It is the intent of the city to install the traffic controllers within all of the city’s 13 traffic signals and add in-vehicle GPS units to all emergency vehicles.
This week Officer Kyle Bibelhausen and K9 Mack assisted Goshen officers tracking a suspect who fled from them and had several felony warrants. Mack was able to flush the suspect out of hiding and he was arrested by perimeter units.
Bethel Police Department requested mutual aid from the Loveland Police Department under the mutual aid agreement and LPD is sending 4 officers today and tomorrow (Friday & Saturday, June 19 & 20) to assist with the protests.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
The Finance Commission will meet on Monday, June 22nd at 5:30 p.m., at City Hall in Council Chambers.
City Council will meet on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00 p.m., at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m., at City Hall in Council Chambers.