Vectren begins gas pipeline upgrades

The Montgomery County Environmental Services (MCES) project to replace the aged water main on West Ridgeway Road from North Main to Normandy recently wrapped up. Vectren has just started work in the same area to replace the aging gas main, with an anticipated early spring completion date. West Ridgeway Drive will then be milled and resurfaced over the summer as part of the City’s annual asphalt resurfacing program. For more information about Vectren’s project,  pdf click here for the press release. (42 KB)


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 Skip Peterson in February

The Centerville Arts Commission is pleased to host an Auto, etc. photography exhibit by Skip Peterson in the Art Gallery at the Centerville Police Department for February 2017.  The Police Headquarters are located at 155 W. Spring Valley Road in Centerville.  The Centerville Arts Commission will host a reception on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery to introduce the collection to the community.  Skip Peterson will be present to meet the public, and light refreshments will be served.   The exhibit may be viewed anytime, day or night. pdf Click here for the press release. (14 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   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)


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.



2016 City Beautiful Holiday Lighting Winners

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.



Centerville voters approve income tax increase

Centerville voters on Tuesday approved a 0.5 percent earned income tax increase. The increase will raise the Centerville income tax rate from 1.75 percent to 2.25 percent. The increase will go into effect in January 2017, and is estimated to bring in and additional $2.2 million to the City’s budget. This is the first income tax increase for Centerville taxpayers since 1981. pdf Click here for the press release. (86 KB)




Centerville pilot city for United Way senior resource program

A new resource program for seniors has recently launched. SilverLink, a one-stop phone call to 2-1-1, provides free and confidential resource information to seniors. Facilitated by United Way of Greater Dayton, Centerville joins Dayton, Huber Heights and Kettering as pilot cities for the program. Call 2-1-1 or 225-3000 for senior information and referral services. pdf Click here for press release. (31 KB)


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