Centerville City Council voted at its June 20, 2016 meeting to place a 0.5 percent earned income tax levy on the November 8 ballot. Centerville voters will be asked to approve a modest increase that would raise the Centerville income tax rate from 1.75 percent to 2.25 percent. Council cites ongoing steep State funding cuts as the primary reason for the proposed increase. Over the past five years, Centerville has lost close to $3 million each year, an 89 percent reduction in State funding—funding that the City will never regain. These cuts have led to a 20 percent reduction in the City’s General Fund and a reduction of 30 staff positions. If passed, the tax increase would bring in an estimated $2 million to the City each year. That amount would help the City maintain Police, road and other City services.
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The City of Centerville is soliciting proposals to provide all labor, equipment, and materials including traffic control necessary to clean and paint traffic signal poles, decorative street light poles, and decorative corporation line sign supports at the below noted locations. All work shall be done in accordance with current Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and City of Centerville standards. Proposals are due by Noon on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Proposals may be submitted by US mail, fax, e-mail, or delivered in person.
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City Beautiful Commission, a volunteer board with the City of Centerville, recognized seven Centerville homes and one business for showcasing spectacular lighting displays. Commission members drove the streets of Centerville looking for lighting, display and festive decorations that enhanced the property. The winners were announced at the December Council meeting. Receiving Residential Lighting awards were: Dominic and Jennifer Gussler,  2706 Walford Drive; Valerie and David Senkowsi, 1107 Green Tree Drive; Philip Penrod, 2010 Mapleton Drive; William Ziegert, 293 Bellingham Drive; Nancy Freking, 324 Alston Woods; Mr. and Mrs. Eric Heigel, 9207 Shawhan Road and Dixie and Kathleen Dooley, 1318 Waters Edge Drive. Interior Images, 4 W. Franklin Street and owner, Jena Meyer, received the award for Business Pride.  Click here for Press Release.

Calling all local photographers! The Centerville Arts Commission and the Washington-Centerville Public Library are teaming up for their sixth annual Beyond Point & Shoot digital photo contest. Beginning August 1 and continuing through the month, area residents are encouraged to participate in the online contest. Photographs can be entered in four subject categories: People, Place or Travel, Local Landmark, (within Centerville or Washington Township), Nature, and Black & White or Artistic with 2 age groups: Youth (13 to 17) and Adult (18 and older). Photographers Jerry Huffman, Gary Kunze, and Ed Ponikwia will judge all of the photos submitted for the contest on the following criteria: use of lighting, use of color or contrast, visual impact, and use of exposure/focus. In addition, the public will have a chance to vote on their favorite picture in the People’s Choice contest on the Library’s website from September 14-20. A winner’s reception will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at the Centerville Police Department Art Gallery located at 155 W. Spring Valley Road from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Awards will be given at 6:00 p.m. To learn more about the Beyond Point and Shoot contest, visit the  Washington-Centerville Public Library.

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The Centerville Police Department recently completed their 2016 second quarter traffic analysis and has determined the top five roadways with the highest accident rates based on traffic volume. pdf Click here for the press release. (549 KB)

  1. E. Franklin St. between Main St. and Clyo Rd.
  2. S. Main St. between Spring Valley Rd. and Franklin St.
  3. Wilmington Pk. between Whipp Rd. and Clyo Rd.
  4. Far Hills Ave. between Whipp Rd. and Alex Bell Rd.
  5. N. Main St. between Alex Bell Rd. and Franklin St.

Mayor Brooks Compton hosted the State of the City address on March 21 in Council Chambers. Each Council member addressed the audience before Mayor Compton delivered his remarks.  Click here for the speech.   Click here for the video.

The 2016 Summer Concert Series, presented by the Centerville Arts Commission, kicks off June 5 at the Stubbs Park Amphitheater, 255 W. Spring Valley Road. Concerts begin at 7 p.m., except where otherwise noted. The amphitheater offers lawn seating only, so bring your blanket or chairs. All concerts are free and open to the public, donations are accepted. Concessions are provided courtesy of Centerville Pizza & BBQ.
View the Schedule.        View the Flyer.

The Centerville Police Department recently completed their 2016 third quarter traffic analysis and has determined the top five roadways with the highest accident rates based on traffic volume. pdf Click here for the press release. (545 KB)

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)   pdf Click here for the flyer. (312 KB)

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)

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