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Local city welcomes new mayor; Looks to fill vacant council seat

Local city welcomes new mayor; Looks to fill vacant council seat

WEST CARROLLTON — A local city welcomed its new mayor into office Monday, New Year’s Day. The City of West Carrollton announced Rick Barnhart has taken office as their new mayor, according to a social media post by the city.   Before Barnhart was elected mayor, he served on the West Carrollton City Council from Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2023. And before he was a councilman, Barnhart was the West Carrollton Chief of Police for 13 years, from Feb. 1, 1982 to Oct. 18, 2013. To fill his now vacant council seat, the city has started accepting applications....

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West Carrollton works toward funding ‘destination location’ construction

West Carrollton works toward funding ‘destination location’ construction

  West Carrollton is seeking to gain ground on funding for a project expected to create hundreds of jobs and draw more than 100,000 visitors annually. The city is seeking $7 million in remaining funding for the $15 million second phase of its river district and whitewater park project along the Great Miami River at the Interstate 75 West Carrollton interchange. That phase is the actual construction, which includes safety improvements, the river surfing feature and the whitewater portage feature, city officials recently confirmed. West Carrollton applied for that amount via the Dayton Region Priority Development & Advocacy Committee (PDAC)...

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Dayton-area city making headway on destination project’s $15 million second phase

Dayton-area city making headway on destination project’s $15 million second phase

A Dayton-area municipality looks to continue chipping away at a major destination project. Once completed, the project would bring hundreds of jobs to the region and attract more than 100,000 visitors. The city of West Carrollton is making headway on its river district and whitewater park project, seeking funding for a $15 million phase two. Joe Tuss, an economic development consultant at JT Development Consulting, said the project will create a one-of-a-kind amenity on the Great Miami Riverway that will be a catalyst and community centerpiece for a $70-plus million mixed-use development by Woodard Development along the Great Miami River...

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Jeff Sanner wrapping up 36 years of service to West Carrollton

Jeff Sanner wrapping up 36 years of service to West Carrollton

  Jeff Sanner is stepping aside after serving West Carrollton as city council member from 1988 until 2007 and as mayor since 2008. “I always said I would know when it was time,” Sanner told Dayton Daily News this week. “This past year, I’ve just felt that it was time to step aside and not run again after 36 years. I was on council 20 years, and then was mayor 16 years, so I think that’s long enough.” Sanner, 68, said he first ended up on council in 1988 to fill a seat vacated by a council member, Maxine Gilman,...

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The West Carrollton City Council is currently seeking volunteers for the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).

The West Carrollton City Council is currently seeking volunteers for the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).

  The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hears and renders decisions on two types of applications: (1) an appeal which alleges an error was made in the administration or enforcement of the Zoning Code or other land use codes and (2) a request for a variance from the strict application of a provision of the Zoning Code or other land use codes due to practical difficulties. Per Section 9.03 of the West Carrollton City Charter, Board Members shall be residents of the Municipality who hold no other Municipal office or employment. Board members are selected by the Council for overlapping...

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The West Carrollton City Council is currently seeking volunteers for the City Beautiful Commission (CBC).

The West Carrollton City Council is currently seeking volunteers for the City Beautiful Commission (CBC).

The City Beautiful Commission (CBC) helps create city-wide pride related to beautification through contests, and awards. The CBC will help make recommendations for improvements in the appearance of streets, parks, and buildings, as well as sponsor, promote, and encourage individual and collective beautification efforts. Board Members shall be residents of the Municipality who hold no other Municipal office or employment. Board members are selected by the Council for overlapping terms of two (2) years. Its members shall serve without compensation. The Board meets at the Civic Center on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. This Board has...

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altafiber comes to West Carrollton

altafiber comes to West Carrollton

altafiber continues geographic expansion with new fiber build to 65,000 addresses in multiple counties beyond traditional footprint   CINCINNATI, Ohio – altafiber is excited to announce the deployment of its cutting-edge 10-Gig XGS-PON fiber network to approximately 65,000 addresses in the following communities starting in 2024.   Clark County, Ohio City of New Carlisle Clinton County, Ohio Village of Blanchester Village of Sabina Delaware County, Ohio Concord Township Liberty Township Fayette County, Ohio Village of Jeffersonville Madison County, Ohio Village of Mt. Sterling Village of West Jefferson Montgomery County, Ohio City of Trotwood City of West Carrollton City of Germantown...

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West Carrollton City Council Vacancy

West Carrollton City Council Vacancy

The West Carrollton City Council has announced it is accepting applications to fill the vacant seat created by the recent election of Council member Richard Barnhart as Mayor. Persons interested in serving on the West Carrollton City Council through December 31, 2025, are asked to submit their resume and a cover letter expressing their interest. Applicants must meet the following required qualifications: — Be a qualified elector (qualified to register to vote and the age of 18 by the next election) — Be a resident of the City for at least one (1) year. West Carrollton City Council has set 4:30 p.m.,...

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West Carrollton picks Vandalia leader as next city manager

West Carrollton picks Vandalia leader as next city manager

Amber Holloway has been assistant city manager for Vandalia; she will replace veteran city manager Brad Townsend, who is retiring. West Carrollton City Council is expected to pass legislation appointing Amber Holloway as its next city manager during Tuesday evening’s Council meeting. Holloway, who is the assistant city manager for the city of Vandalia, won’t actually take the post until Dec. 17. Brad Townsend is set to retire at the end of the year after serving as West Carrollton city manager since 2007. “Obviously we owe Mr. Townsend a huge debt of gratitude for leading us through the last 15...

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Another Busy I-75 Ramp Near Dayton to Close for Six Weeks

Another Busy I-75 Ramp Near Dayton to Close for Six Weeks

As I-75 construction continues on the south side of Dayton, a new ramp closure will affect traffic for the next six weeks. The highway entrance ramp from East Dixie Drive to I-75 North, at Exit 47 in West Carrollton, will close for 40 days, starting Thursday, Aug. 30. Ohio Department of Transportation officials say the closure is necessary to continue I-75 reconstruction work in that area. All parts of Exit 47 will remain open except for the ramp to northbound I-75. Another I-75 entrance ramp immediately to the north, at Dryden Road, has already been closed, and will remain so...

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