2017 State of the City Address
Attached is the text of the pdf State of the City Address (97 KB) , delivered by Brooks Compton, Centerville Mayor on March 20, 2017.
Centerville Police Department has not and will not engage in any type of public fundraising campaigns
Recently, the Centerville Police Department received an inquiry from a citizen asking if the Centerville Police Department engaged in any type of telephone solicitation or fundraising campaigns. The citizen indicated she had been contacted by phone from an individual who said he was from the Centerville Police Department and was raising funds to help fight opiate overdoses in our area.
The Centerville Police Department has not and will not engage in any type of public fundraising campaigns. In response to this inquiry, our department has opened an investigation into the matter, and investigators are actively following up on information the caller provided. If you have any questions or concerns about this incident or if you were contacted by this individual, please contact the Centerville Police Department at (937) 433-7661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centerville earned income tax increase effective January 1, 2017
Beginning January 1, 2017, the Centerville earned income tax will increase to 2.25 percent. Centerville voters in November approved the 0.5 percent tax increase. The Centerville Tax Office has notified all employers in the City of the change. This is the first income tax increase for Centerville taxpayers since 1981. Contact the Tax Office, 433-7151, with any questions.
Centerville municipal attorney testifies before Ohio House committee to oppose centralized municipal income tax collection
Scott Liberman, the City of Centerville Municipal Attorney, testified before the Ohio House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, March 7 in opposition of H.B. 49, FY 2018-2019 Operating Budget, which includes a proposal to centralize Ohio’s municipal income tax collection. Liberman, an attorney in private practice with the law firm of Altick & Corwin, is concerned that should municipal income tax collection become centralized, it could create an unfair situation where businesses slip through the cracks or refuse to pay municipal taxes—while other business owners comply with the law. As municipal attorney, Liberman works with the City’s tax office to educate businesses of the requirement to file tax returns and identify those business owners not paying municipal taxes. Liberman requested centralized income tax collection be removed from H.B. 49 as there would be no capability at the local level to enforce the income tax requirements, thereby leaving fewer taxpayers to share in the tax burden. pdf Click here for his testimony. (312 KB)
City Council passes resolution opposing state budget proposal
Centerville City Council at its Feb.20, 1017 meeting unanimously passed a resolution opposing Ohio Governor John Kasich’s 2017 proposed state budget. Specifically, Council opposes the proposed state-operated centralized municipal income tax collection, which the City calls a clear attack on the home rule powers granted to municipalities by the Ohio constitution. State funding cuts over the past six years have resulted in a steep decline in funding to Centerville’s government. In fact, since 2011, the City has lost nearly $3 million each year--an 89 percent reduction in state revenue, because of decisions emanating from Columbus. This is funding that Centerville will never recover and includes $2 million+ loss of revenue by the state legislature’s elimination of the Estate Tax and a 50 percent cut in the Local Government Fund. In response to these cuts and loss of funding, last November City Council asked Centerville voters to support a 0.5 percent income tax increase, which won approval. Now that additional funding, earmarked for City services, is being threatened by state action. pdf Click here for the press release. (105 KB)
Sealed bids or proposals properly endorsed "MOT- SRTS- Centerville" will be received by the City of Centerville at the office of the City Manager, City Municipal Building, 100 West Spring Valley Road, Centerville, Ohio 45458, until 11:00 A.M. E.D.S.T. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 and at that time and place publicly opened and read.
Sealed bids or proposals properly endorsed "2017 Concrete Street Repair Program" will be received by the City of Centerville at the office of the City Manager, City Municipal Building, 100 West Spring Valley Road, Centerville, Ohio 45458, until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 and at that time and place publicly opened and read.
Sealed bids or proposals properly endorsed "2017 Bethel Road Improvements" will be received by the City of Centerville at the office of the City Manager, City Municipal Building, 100 West Spring Valley Road, Centerville, Ohio 45458, until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 13, 2017, and at that time and place publicly opened and read.
Mobile Food Vendor Quick Reference Guide and Application
Below is an application to be licensed as a Mobile Food Vendor in the City of Centerville in accordance with Chapter 844 of the Centerville Municipal Code. Any operator of a Mobile Food Vehicle, as defined in the ordinance, must first obtain a license prior to selling ready-made culinary items to the general public either along the public right-of-way or on private property in coordination with a permitted Community Event, Sidewalk Sale, or other similar temporary use. Please call 433-7151 for more information on obtaining a license or for an explanation of how Mobile Food Vendor sales may be conducted in the City.
Quick Reference Guide Mobile Food Vendor Application
Citywide Garage Sale Registration is Now Open
Register for Centerville citywide garage sale
Registration accepted until April 14, 2017
Registration is now open for the City of Centerville citywide garage sale. Centerville residents are invited to register their sale either online here or by completing and returning the registration form in the spring Town Crier, the City’s newsletter. All registrations must be received by noon Friday, April 14.
City Manager Announces Retirement
Centerville City Manager Gregory B. Horn announced his retirement effective July 5, 2017, marking 25 years with the City.
In addition to being responsible for day-to-day operations, Horn was hired in 1992, soon after the City began plans for what would become The Golf Club at Yankee Trace. Under his leadership, the golf course and club house opened in 1995, and the course expanded to 27 holes in 2003. Consistently named Best Golf Course in the area, Yankee Trace hosted the PGA Tour’s Dayton Open, and the residential area is now home to almost 900 families. Other projects that have developed during his tenure include miles of major road improvements, a new Police facility and new Public Works Center, Kroger Market Place, Miami Valley Hospital South and Cornerstone of Centerville. Click here for the press release. Click here for the press release.