Wreaths & 21 Gun Salute on Memorial Day, Bells & Chimes restored downtown, and modifications to Council Chambers highlight the weekly report of City Manager David Kennedy. Here is the update for May 29, 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: May 29, 2020
LOVELAND, OH (May 30 ,2020) –
This week, modifications continued inside council chambers to accommodate future public
meetings. This included the installation of plastic “sneeze guards” within the new forward seating
arrangements. Tables, which were donated from LSFD, were added to the layout. The new tables
will improve council and staff seating during meetings.
With the re-opening of our sports fields on Tuesday, Assistant to the City Manager, Misty Brents
worked with our local sports groups to prepare for field use for baseball, softball, and soccer teams.
Additionally, Public Works began re-installing basketball goals throughout our city parks. Please
note that at this point in time, our playsets remain closed to the public.
Loveland City Manager David Kennedy (Provided)
Non COVID-19 Activities:
On Memorial Day, members of the American Legion and VFW laid wreaths at the Veterans Memorial and fired a 21-gun salute in honor of the service members who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Wednesday, Director of Finance, Michelle Byrde and I attended a teleconferenced meeting of the Suburban Communities Energy Special Improvement District (ESID) Board. The purpose of the
meeting was to review a PACE financing request in the City of Blue Ash. The request was recommended for approval by the ESID board. s.
Thursday, I met with Martin Schickel, owner of the property adjacent to the “McCoy parcel” which
was acquired by the city in October of 2019. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the
installation of a buffer between the city’s now vacant property and the adjacent single-family home.
In the long-term, the “McCoy parcel” will be used for access into the parking facility, while in the
short-term, we are exploring installing additional public parking.
Following a recommendation from one of the city’s downtown business owners, the city modified
one of our existing A-Frame style signs to include the DORA Rules. The sign is placed near the city
Friday, I met with a representative from El Picante regarding the potential to expand their outside
dining area. As restaurants begin opening with limited capacity restrictions, legislation has been
adopted by other area communities that relaxes various requirements related to outdoor dining.
After a long outage, the music and bells that play and chime throughout the downtown district, have
Building and Zoning
The project at 115 Karl Brown Way (the Bond Warehouse), has begun installing sidewalks and an
entry way for a vestibule to the conference center.
The TriHealth building permit for interiors alterations has been closed out. They were issued their
certificate of occupancy this week.
Ralph Vilardo, Property Maintenance Inspector and Tom Smith, Assistant City Manager, completed
a draft for a newly proposed property maintenance code that would replace the currently used
International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC). As the city has grown, many of the provisions in
the existing IPMC do not meet the standards and requirements of the city. The proposed property
maintenance code has been forwarded to the City Solicitor for review.
In addition to preparing city’s fields for the return of sports activities, Public Works also repaired
three water leaks this week.
This week, Officer Kyle Bibelhausen and K9 Mack tested and passed their United States Police
Canine Association recertification for 2020.
LPD officers assisted Warren County Deputies with a search for a shooting suspect and also assisted
the Loveland Symmes Fire Department with a swift water rescue.
There were no significant issues reported Memorial Day weekend.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
There are no events or meetings scheduled for the week of June 1.
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