City Offices Holiday and Refuse Collection Schedule
City offices will be closed on January 16th, 2017 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The regular City Council meeting, normally scheduled for the third Monday of each month, will be postponed until January 23rd, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Refuse and recycling collection schedules have the following adjustments. For the week of January 16th, 2017, pickup will be delayed one day, so Monday’s pickup will occur on Tuesday, and so on throughout the week. Please have your items at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day. City offices will be open Presidents’ Day, February 20th, 2017 and waste collection will be on the regular schedule for that week. Call (937) 433-7151 for more information.
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.
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.
City Recognizes Employees For Service
The City of Centerville recently honored 28 employees for their years of service at the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon held in December at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace. Police Detective Dan Osterfeld was recognized for 35 years of service while Werner Boehm and CJ Thrower, both recently retired from Public Works, received 30-year awards. Police Officers Scott Thomas and Bryan Sears, along with Public Works group leader Brad Kavalunas, received 25-year awards. "Our City is pleased and honored to have employees who have dedicated their careers to serving the residents of Centerville," says City Manager Greg Horn. "We appreciate the efforts and talents all of our employees bring each day to their respective positions." Receiving 20-year awards were Police Officers John Pridemore, Ed Skinner and Jim Stephenson and Christine Smart, Police Staff Services coordinator. Honored for 15 years of service were Police Officer Adam Bennett and Police Sgt. Bill Osmanski; Julie Gerspacher, secretary to the Police Chief; Randy Bishop, Benham’s Grove assistant administrator, and David Laird, Public Works equipment operator. Receiving 10-year awards were Bob Lindenschmidt, code enforcement officer; Scott Ontjes, IT manager; Kristen Gopman, assistant to the city manager; Nadia Dexter, police detective; Julie Weaver, assistant clerk of council; CT Houser, Tom Nugent, Chris Sharp and David Watts, all Public Works employees; and from The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, chef Pat O’Boyle, Food Service Director Jason Pajari and building attendant Ben Holmes. Jamie Feilen, secretary to the Public Works director, received a five-year award. The City also recognized the seven employees who retired in 2016. pdf Click here for the press release. (82 KB)
Art Gallery Features Art at the Trace Featured Artist Doug Fiely in January
The Centerville Arts Commission is pleased to host an exhibit by Doug Fiely in the Art Gallery at the Centerville Police Department for January 2017. The Police Headquarters are located at 155 W. Spring Valley Road in Centerville. The Centerville Arts Commission will host a reception on Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery to introduce the collection to the community. Doug Fiely will be present to meet the public, and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit may be viewed anytime, day or night.
Doug Fiely is also the featured artist for 2017’s Art at the Trace to be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Golf Club at Yankee Trace, 10000 Yankee Street and is sponsored by the Centerville Arts Commission. Tickets for the event are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. pdf Click here for the press release. (136 KB)
Art at the Trace to be held February 25, tickets now on sale
The twelfth annual Art at the Trace, sponsored by the City of Centerville & the Centerville Arts Commission will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, 10000 Yankee Street in Centerville from 6:30-9:00 p.m. The event will feature hundreds of works of fine art in a variety of mediums from photography, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and mixed media on display for viewing and purchase. Local printmaker and painter, Doug Fiely is the featured artist for this year’s event. Doug has donated an acrylic on canvas painting of “Ruth’s Pewter” valued at $400.00 to be raffled off at the event. All ticket holders will be entered in the drawing and must be present to win. Tickets for Art at the Trace are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Cash or check is accepted in advance and at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased in Centerville at the following locations: • Municipal Building, 100 W. Spring Valley Road, (937) 433-7151 and • Pro Shop at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, 10000 Yankee Street, (937) 438-4653. pdf Click here for the press release. (132 KB)
Landscape design program offered March 11
Landscape design is the topic for the City Beautiful Commission’s spring education program. Jill Early, landscape designer for Kettering Medical Center, is the keynote presenter. The event is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Centerville High School Theater, 500 E. Franklin Street. Admission is free and open to the public. Door prizes will be awarded during the event. pdf Click here for the press release. (106 KB) pdf Click here for the flyer. (670 KB)
City Board accepting nominations for preservation award
Centerville’s Board of Architectural Review is accepting nominations for the 2017 Preservation Award. The award recognizes property owners in the historic downtown area known as the Architectural Preservation District, who consistently keep their homes or businesses in above-average condition and/or historically accurate. There are four categories: Stewardship, Restoration, Rehabilitation, or New Construction. Deadline for nominations is April 30. For more information or to nominate a home or business, contact Andrew Rodney, city planner, 433-7151, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. pdf Click here for the press release. (96 KB)
Centerville Council member appointed to National League of Cities committee
Centerville council member John Palcher was recently appointed to the National League of Cities’ Transportation and Infrastructure Services federal advocacy committee. This is his first one-year term with the committee that has lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports. The appointment was announced by NLC President, Matt Zone, council member in Cleveland. pdf Click here for the press release. (91 KB)