Most Recent City Newsletter

Jan.-March 2018 Newsletter

Posted on December 29, 2017

Council Seeks Feedback on Urban Livestock

Posted on January 10, 2018

The city council is seeking feedback from West Carrollton residents about their interest in changing existing zoning laws to allow small farm animals in residential neighborhoods, which are currently only permitted on agricultural property in the city. The 5-question survey is available here. Planning director Greg Gaines said the issue first arose during a building...

Final Public Meeting Jan. 10 for W. Central Ave. Strategic Plan

Posted on December 20, 2017

Approximately 200 people attended an ice cream social in August that was aimed at soliciting feedback on a revitalization plan for the area that includes the former Fraser Paper Mill and the Olde Downtown area near Elm Street and Central Avenue.   City officials and consultants from OHM Advisors will offer residents a final chance...

Holiday Schedule for Civic Center, Trash Collection

Posted on December 19, 2017

The West Carrollton Civic Center will be closed Friday, Dec. 22, Monday, Dec. 25, and Monday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.   Trash collection will be delayed on Dec. 25 and January 1, as well as the days that follow each week. Recycling will also be delayed on these dates.  ...

Railroad Project Cancelled

Posted on December 13, 2017

Due to the winter weather conditions, the CSX Railroad Co. has cancelled the railroad tie replacement project for the crossing at Farmersville-West Carrollton Road and Upper River Road, previously scheduled for this week. The project is not expected to be rescheduled in 2017.

Volunteers Needed for 5 Boards

Posted on November 22, 2017

Are you interested in getting more involved in your city? Do you have approximately one evening a month that you could spend to help improve the community?   The city has a need for volunteers on five different volunteer boards or commissions. The openings are available on the Board of Zoning Appeals, City Beautiful Commission,...

Holiday Fest Set for Dec. 2

Posted on November 13, 2017

The city’s annual Holiday Festival, sponsored by the City Beautiful Commission, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Civic Center located 300 E. Central Ave. The event will feature free ‘take your own’ photos with Santa Claus, horse-drawn wagon rides, a candy cane hunt, and musical performances by...

Gingerbread House Workshop Set for Dec. 1

Posted on November 8, 2017

  The city’s parks and recreation department is hosting a Gingerbread House Decorating event for families that want the fun without the mess at home. The workshop set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, at the Senior Citizen’s Center. The event is free, but registration is required and limited. Sign up online  by Nov....

PD Seeks Public Input

Posted on November 3, 2017

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will examine all aspects of the West Carrollton Police Department's policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services during a site visit on Nov. 12-14.   As a part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community...

Father Daughter Dance Nov. 3

Posted on October 25, 2017

The theme of West Carrollton’s 2017 Father-Daughter Dance on Friday, Nov. 3, is “Under the Sea.”   Dads and daughters of all ages can attend to the annual event held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 3, at Fire Station 56, located at 125 W. Central Ave.   Advance tickets to the dance are...

Students Earn Ride to School on Fire Truck

Posted on October 23, 2017

One hundred twenty-three West Carrollton elementary students submitted home safety fire escape plans to the Fire Department during Fire Safety Week on Oct. 8-14.   Two of those students, Schnell Elementary second-grader Ryan Rabold and Harry Russell Elementary third-grader Sarah Cox, were selected to receive breakfast at Station 56 Firehouse and get a ride to...

Volunteers Needed to Help Residents With Leaves

Posted on October 20, 2017

The West Carrollton City Beautiful Commission will host the third-annual Rake Rally event at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, starting at the Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave. The event is aimed at assisting West Carrollton residents who need help getting their front-yard leaves to the curb. Any resident who would like to receive...

New Playground Installed Thanks to County Recycling Grant

Posted on October 11, 2017

The parks and recreation staff recently installed new playground equipment at Harmon Park, located at 545 N. Elm Street, across the street from a baseball diamond and football field.   The new equipment was purchased thanks to a $14,232 recycling incentive grant from Montgomery County Solid Waste District.   The previous equipment was approximately 20...

Monster Mash & Sniff-A-Treat Events Coming Soon

Posted on September 29, 2017

Due to the library renovations, the location for the Oct. 26 annual Monster Mash event will be moved slightly, to the Weidner Baseball field next to the Civic Center   Hundreds of people typically attend the festivities that includes costumes, pumpkins, hayrides, carnival games, prizes and snacks. This year’s event will be held from 6...

City-Wide Garage Sale Event Oct. 7

Posted on September 20, 2017

West Carrollton’s fall community-wide Garage Sale Event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7. Please call (937) 847-4633 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, to have your address included on the list.   A list of addresses will be printed on the city’s website at and posted in the Civic Center lobby by...

City to Honor Purple Heart Recipients on Sept. 12

Posted on August 25, 2017

The West Carrollton City Council will honor local Purple Heart recipients during a city council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave. During the meeting, the city council will recognize “Purple Heart Day” and recognize West Carrollton as a “Purple Heart City.” “By issuing this proclamation,...

Fire Crews to Set Up School Safety Zones

Posted on August 21, 2017

When school starts tomorrow Tuesday, Aug. 22, the West Carrollton Fire Department aims to remind drivers to use caution in the school zones.   Fire crews will be in the school zones of Harry Russell Elementary School and Water Shade Early Childhood Center during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times for the first few...

Elm St. Bridge Inspection Requires New Limits

Posted on August 18, 2017

In July, the city received an annual bridge inspection report that showed increasing deterioration and corrosion on the Elm Street Bridge.   Based on the inspection report, which was conducted by contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation, the city has posted reduced load limits. The pedestrian access to the sidewalk on the east side...

Wilson Pool to Host Doggie Dive Sept. 9

Posted on August 14, 2017

Canines will get the final chance to jump in Wilson Pool on Saturday, Sept. 9.   West Carrollton’s tenth-annual Doggie Dive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Wilson Pool, 1226 S. Elm St. The pool’s last day for people is Sept. 4.   Admission to the event is $5 per family...

Share Your Ideas During Aug. 23 Ice Cream Social

Posted on August 11, 2017

  City planners hope to use ice cream to solicit lots of feedback for a revitalization plan for the area that includes the former Fraser Paper Mill and the Olde Downtown area near Elm Street and Central Avenue.   The ice cream social will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23,...

WC Branch Library to Close for Renovation, Expansion

Posted on August 9, 2017

Dayton Metro Library’s countywide improvement project continues as the West Carrollton Branch Library closes on Saturday, September 2, at 6 p.m. to begin expansion and remodeling. A groundbreaking ceremony takes place Tuesday, September 12, 2:30 p.m. at the West Carrollton Civic Center, 300 E. Central Avenue.   The West Carrollton project expands the Library from...
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