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October 3, 2016

City to Participate in State Tornado Drill March 22

Posted on March 15, 2017

The tornado sirens in the City of West Carrollton will sound at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, as part of the statewide tornado drill and test of the Emergency Alert System. In the event of inclement weather, the local drill may be canceled to avoid causing undue alarm, according to Fire Chief Chris Barnett. … Continued

City Council Opposes State Collection of Business Taxes

Posted on March 1, 2017

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the West Carrollton city council approved a resolution that opposes a section of Governor John Kasich’s 2018-2019 budget proposal. The governor’s budget proposes centralized collection of local business taxes through the Ohio Business Gateway. City officials contend that this provision would be costly, result in loss of oversight over its own … Continued

Former Car Wash to Be Future Kettering Health Network Facility

Posted on February 14, 2017

After demolition of the former Sonny’s Auto Spa later this year, Kettering Health Network is expected to take ownership of the 3.84 acre property located at 744 E. Dixie Dr., in the heart of the City Center district. “The city is thrilled to announce that a Kettering Health Network facility will be coming to our … Continued

City-County Partnership to Demolish Former Car Wash

Posted on January 25, 2017

The West Carrollton City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday, Jan. 24, to approve the funds for demolition of the former Sonny’s Auto Spa, located at 744 E. Dixie Dr. The city is partnering with the Montgomery County Land Bank to demolish the building which has been empty since August 2012. The Montgomery County Land … Continued

Rental Registration Program Starts Jan. 13

Posted on January 13, 2017

After an 18 month long effort to develop a strategy for improving the condition of rental properties in the city, a new plan approved by city council on Dec. 13, is set to go into effect Jan. 13.   The three-part plan includes enforcement of Montgomery County’s already existing rental registration program, exterior-only inspections, and … Continued

Bulk Trash Collection Jan. 9-13

Posted on December 28, 2016

West Carrollton residents can now discard their cut Christmas trees at the curb on their regular trash collection day. Residents are asked to remove all decorations including lights, tinsel and ornaments. Trees should not be placed in bags.   Starting on Monday, Jan. 9, the West Carrollton service department will conduct a quarterly bulk trash … Continued

PD To Recognize Officers

Posted on December 27, 2016

Three West Carrollton police officers will be recognized by the West Carrollton City Council during tonight’s Dec. 27 meeting.   Officer Jared Moore will receive the Meritorious Service Award. Officers John Garwood and Drew Pyles will earn the Exemplary Service Awards.   Chief Doug Woodard provided the background on the awards which were based on … Continued

FD Earns Grant for Hydraulic Powered Cot

Posted on December 21, 2016

In December, the West Carrollton Fire Department received a $34,680 grant from the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation to purchase a hydraulic lift for the patient cot in Medic 57, stationed at 1700 S. Alex Road.   The powered lift is designed to reduce operator and patient injuries by hydraulically lifting patients weighing up to … Continued

PD Earns State Certification

Posted on December 19, 2016

In December, the West Carrollton Police Department earned certification by the Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Agency Certification. The Ohio Collaborative, started in 2015, has established the first state-wide standards for use of force, including use of deadly force, as well as agency employee recruitment and hiring. A report will be published by March 31, 2017, … Continued

Ongoing State Cuts Cramp City Budget

Posted on November 29, 2016

Several state imposed funding reductions to local governments means the city is now annually forced to balance its budget with more than $1 million less revenue that it did in 2007. Based on the annual budget approved by council on Nov. 22, the city of West Carrollton projects that it will finish 2017 with a … Continued

Riverfront Property Purchase on Nov. 22 Agenda

Posted on November 21, 2016

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the West Carrollton City Council will vote on a resolution to purchase a property located at 5641 Marina Drive – former home to Green River Sales. The 3,750 square foot property, situated on a .234 acre lot along the Great Miami River, was most recently used for retail, small engine repair … Continued

City Needs Volunteers for BZA Board

Posted on November 18, 2016

Interested in getting more involved in your local government? There is currently an open seat on West Carrollton’s Board of Zoning Appeals. The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five total members. The board members, who serve five-year terms, are required to be residents of the city and hold no other municipal office. The purpose … Continued

Gingerbread House Workshop Set for Dec. 2

Posted on November 10, 2016

Looking for a way to decorate gingerbread with your kids or grand kids, but not looking forward to the mess? Sign up for the city’s Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Senior Citizen’s Center. The event is free, but registration is limited to the first 15 families. … Continued

Revised Rental Registration Plan to be Proposed

Posted on November 4, 2016

After more than a year-long effort to develop a program aimed at improving the condition of rental properties in the city, city council will hear a third new proposal at the Nov. 8 city council meeting.   Greg Gaines, planning director, will present the proposal that includes enforcement of Montgomery County’s already existing rental registration … Continued

Fathers & Daughters to Dance Nov. 4

Posted on October 21, 2016

The theme of West Carrollton’s Father-Daughter Dance on Friday, Nov. 4, is “Night in Wonderland.”   Dads and daughters of all ages can attend to the annual event held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 4, at Fire Station 56, located at 125 W. Central Ave.   Advance tickets to the dance are $10 … Continued

Nov. 5 Rake Rally to Help With Leaves

Posted on October 19, 2016

The deadline is noon on Friday, Oct. 28, for West Carrollton residents who would like to request assistance with getting their leaves to the curb. The City Beautiful Commission is hosting a Rake Rally from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 5.  Any resident who would like to receive help during the event should … Continued

Dogs Can Sniff-A-Treat Oct. 29

Posted on October 10, 2016

The city of West Carrollton parks and recreation department will host a ‘Sniff A Treat’ event for dogs and their owners at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Hintermeister Park, located at 1300 Mayrose Dr. Dog treats will be hidden throughout the park for dogs to sniff out. There will also be a costume … Continued

Monster Mash Set for Oct. 27

Posted on October 7, 2016

The annual Costume Parade & Monster Mash event will be held Thursday, Oct. 27 at the West Carrollton Civic Center.   Hundreds of people are expected to attend the festivities that includes costumes, pumpkins, hayrides, carnival games, prizes and food.   The event begins with the Lion’s Club free costume parade line-up at 5:45 p.m. … Continued

Students Can Earn Ride to School on Fire Truck

Posted on September 28, 2016

Any West Carrollton School District student who attends and completes the Fire Safety program at the West Carrollton Branch Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, will have the opportunity to win breakfast with the fire crew and a ride to school on a fire truck. Josh Whitehead, West Carrollton firefighter-paramedic, will host the ‘Fire! … Continued

Dixie Drive Waterline Project to Start Sept. 26

Posted on September 22, 2016

East Dixie Drive between Cedar Street and Alex Road will be narrowed to one lane starting on Monday, Sept. 26, due to a waterline reconstruction project. Construction is scheduled to be complete by November 30.  Driveway access to businesses will be kept open at all times. Rose Excavating & Development is the contractor for the … Continued
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