New hallway door in City Hall and meeting with area school representatives highlight news from the City Manager’s weekly report. HERE IS THE MAY 22, WEEKLY UPDATE FOR OUR READERS CONVENIENCE. IT IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE CITY OF LOVELAND WEBSITE

TO: Mayor and Council
FROM: David Kennedy, City Manager
RE: Weekly Update
DATE: May 15, 2020

LOVELAND, OH (May 26 ,2020) –

COVID-19 Updates:
A new doorway was added to City Hall’s south hallway this week. This project will limit public
access within the office areas of City Hall.

On Tuesday, Assistant City Manager, Tom Smith and I participated in a Zoom video conference
meeting with representatives from the Loveland City and Saint Columban Schools. These weekly
meetings which were created by Police Chief, Sean Rahe and School Superintendent, Amy Crouse,
are very helpful in coordinating our efforts as we transition out of various restrictions related to

Sneeze guards and staff tables were ordered this week to be used within the reconfigured Council

Non COVID-19 Activities:
Police Department
This week heavy rain caused flooding and forced Karl Brown Way and Riverside Drive closures.
The Loveland Safety Center opened to the public for the first time since the beginning of the
pandemic. Only a few people chose to interact personally.

Water under the RR trestle leading to LC&K (Photo credit Brian Lindsay) 

Building and Zoning
The TriHealth remodel is coming to a close. The project recently finalized its permits for HVAC
and fire alarm system. It is anticipated that they will be able to occupy the additional space and have
their Certificate of Occupancy (CofO) issued by next week. The additional space is approx.11,000
sq. ft. and will be utilized for physical therapy services. The permits for interior alterations for
Fischer Process Systems in the Commerce Park have also been finalized. They too have been issued
their CofO. Their interior alterations consist of expanding their existing space.
Public Works
Six bids were received on Thursday for the Phillips Park Public Sewer Connection project. The low
bid from JW Brennan was below the engineer’s estimate and within budget. The contract award to
tie-in the park restroom to sewer and abandon the septic system is expected to be on the June 9 City
Council agenda.
Due to significant rainfall this week, Public Works was very active with shutting down Riverside
Drive and clearing debris from the roadway and the Linda Cox Parking Area.
Also this week, Public Works cleaned up the area along Grear Millitzer and Plaid Room Records.  Re-paving and new markings in this area are planned for later this summer
Upcoming Meetings
The Ad Hoc Committee to Review Council and Committee Rules will meet on Tuesday, May 26, at
6:00 p.m. by Zoom Video Conference.
City Council will meet on Tuesday, May 26, at 7:00 p.m. by Zoom Video Conference.
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.