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 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)



Bid Announcements

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.

Click here for more information on the above bid and proposal announcements. 



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.

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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. 

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Online Tax Preparation Tool

taking_notes.jpgThe City of Centerville is again offering an on-line tax calculation tool for local income taxes. This is an easy tool to calculate and prepare your City tax return for filing with the tax office. At this time, we are not able to offer electronic filing (that is, the tax return and applicable attachments still need to be submitted to the Tax Office).

Please click here to access the site.  You will need your social security number to get started, and then you will assign your own PIN. Please contact the Tax Department with questions concerning this process or any other tax issues.




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