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New Dog Park in West Carrollton

New Dog Park in West Carrollton

Parks and Recreation Director Christian Mattingly announced at the March 12th council meeting plans to construct a new dog park for our furry residents. Hintermeister Park was chosen as the location for this project. Many factors are attributed to the reasoning behind this decision, such as; open space, parking availability, shade, restrooms, and water system. The project will cost around $48,000, covering fencing, a drinking fountain, a cement pad, benches, plantings, signs, gravel, and other expenses. Fencing is projected to be completed by mid-spring (weather permitting), and the park should be open in late June. Read these articles for more...

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West Carrollton’s New City Manager Amber Holloway

West Carrollton’s New City Manager Amber Holloway

Ms. Amber Holloway enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program at Wright State University with the vision of becoming a city manager. She was a city planner for Vandalia and was promoted to assistant city manager during her second year as a graduate student at Wright State. She managed planning, communications, and information technology in addition to the economic and development functions. She also secured more than $1.5 million in grant funds to support business attraction and expansion. She served as a project manager on the rewrite of the city’s planning and zoning code, comprehensive plan, and rebranding project. Her extensive...

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Legacy Pancake House

Legacy Pancake House

Nancy Maybury and Mary Teegarden, mother-daughter, own the Legacy Pancake House and are purchasing Holly’s Home Cooking, located at 489 E Dixie Dr. in West Carrollton. “We are very excited to reopen Legacy Pancake House in West Carrollton,” said Maybury. “Our customers and staff have been waiting for this moment and we are excited to see some old faces and meet new ones.” Mike Lucking, economic development director for the City of West Carrollton, stated “The city is engaged with Legacy to help get them off to a fast start in the new location, but we are also reminded of...

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West Carrollton River District

West Carrollton River District

The West Carrollton River District and Whitewater Park’s first phases of infrastructure are set to begin this spring. The River District will feature dining and retail options, along with apartments, condominiums, and a hotel. The Whitewater Park will offer kayaking, river surfing, a lazy river feature, and more. The first phase of infrastructure work will take place in the vacant land immediately west of I-75 and south of Dixie Drive/Central Avenue. It will include a temporary road, then sidewalks, landscaping, curb, and gutter work along Manchester Road. The widening of Manchester and a revamp of the Manchester-Dixie intersection will be...

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West Carrollton’s New City Council Member

West Carrollton’s New City Council Member

The City of West Carrollton announced the appointment of Michael Boyle as the newest member of the City Council. In his new position, Boyle will play a vital role in shaping policies, making decisions, and representing the interests of West Carrollton residents. His diverse background and fresh perspectives will contribute to the city’s continued growth and prosperity. “I am honored and humbled to serve the residents of West Carrollton as a member of the City Council,” said Boyle. “I am committed to working collaboratively with my fellow council members and city officials to address the needs of our community and...

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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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