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)
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 email@example.com. pdf Click here for the press release. (96 KB)
Joint Emergency Dispatch Center Readies for Second Year
It’s been almost two years since the cities of Centerville and West Carrollton finalized plans for the Centerville Police Communications Center to provide public safety dispatch services for West Carrollton. By all accounts, this collaborative effort has been successful, balancing advanced technology and state-of-the-art equipment with the personal touch and community knowledge of a local communications center. The partnership has also been cost effective for both communities. Click here for Press Release.
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)
Centerville Construction Update
Centerville Construction Update, is an email notification from the City of Centerville on current and upcoming road/utility improvements that may affect your travel throughout Centerville.
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Drug Drop-Off Box Located in Police Building
The Centerville Police Department has installed a locked drop box to accept unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals. The box was provided through a grant from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) and is located in the police department lobby, 155 West Spring Valley Road. The lobby is accessible 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Citizens may drop pills or patches in the box however liquids, gels, and needles are not accepted. This program is not designed for commercial use. Businesses should dispose of medications according to state and federal guidelines. Citizens are encouraged to package their unwanted medications in a clear plastic baggie. Pill bottles or boxes can be discarded. The pills/patches collected from the drop box will be destroyed by Centerville Police personnel.
Code Red Registration
The City of Centerville uses CodeRED as an additional method to notify its residents and businesses of emergencies. CodeRED is a fast communication tool for emergency notification. When there is an emergency, the City determines which neighborhoods or areas are affected and creates a recorded message that describes the emergency and provides directions to the public. After the message is confirmed, the high-speed dialer delivers the message at a rate of 50,000 calls an hour to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number. CodeRED will already reach the majority of residents who have a landline phone. However, the City encourages residents and all businesses to register their cell phone number.