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Centerville Impact

Post Date:03/13/2020 9:04 AM

The City of Centerville is open for business but closed to the public. Please call (937) 433-7151 or email information@centervilleohio.gov with any questions.  

Montgomery County has now activated the Emergency Operations Center.

See the latest information from Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery CountyUpdated hotline 03-23-20

Centerville City Manager Wayne Davis sent this memo to City Council on March 20 outlining how the City of Centerville is responding to the COVID-19 health crisis. Significant adjustments are outlined below.

From the City of Centerville: 

As this COVID-19 situation is on our minds, the safety and health of our community, including our employees and residents, is of the utmost importance.

As far as we know, none of our employees have tested positive for COVID-19. In an effort to protect our community, we are taking extra precautions and preventative measures. Since this situation is complex and ever-changing, our plans will likely change over time. As they do, we will let you know.

At this time, we are encouraging the community to limit contact with City employees.  If personal contact is necessary, please practice social distancing. Please do not attend meetings if it is not necessary. If you can call or email, do so. If you do not feel healthy, stay home.

We look forward to seeing you in the community soon.

We are communication with residents on social media, through email and through regularly electronic COVID-19 newsletters.
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Click here for a list of Centerville businesses that remain open. 

Meetings: 

  • We encourage residents to stay home and watch the live broadcast of City Council on Miami Valley Communications Council Channel 5 instead of attending in person. The meeting will also be posted in its entirety here. If you have comments you would like to share, please email them to Clerk of Council Teri Davis at tdavis@centervilleohio.gov or call (937) 433-7151 and your comments will be read aloud during the next meeting.

 

Events: 

  • The Citywide Garage Sale and Clean Sweep have been cancelled for the safety of our residents and staff and to prevent the spread of illness.

 

Centerville Police Department: 

  • Police officers are essential personnel. Command staff is communicating frequently with officers and dispatchers and encouraging safe practices.
  • We have shut down the Centerville Police Department lobby to visitors.
  • People with an emergency can still enter the front vestibule and can communicate with dispatchers through the glass.
  • We have suspended fingerprinting services including Webcheck.
  • The Training Center is closed for large events until further notice.

 

Public Works:

  • Refuse and recyclables collection will remain on schedule at this time. If we have to make adjustments to the schedule, we will widely communicate those changes. We are communicating that all trash MUST be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled pick-up day to ensure collection. We will continue to service scheduled bulk trash pick-ups this week, but we will not schedule additional special bulk trash pick-ups until further notice.
  • The Public Works building is closed to the public until further notice. Visitors can contact Public works by phone at (937) 428-4782.
  • Brush drop-off will take place only on Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. until further notice. Please call (937)428-4782 for drop off.
  • All public playgrounds and gazebos are closed until further notice. The trails at Stubbs Park are still open.
  • Residents should use the drop-off box behind the Municipal Building for their waste payments rather than paying in person at Public Works.

 

The Golf Club at Yankee Trace:

  • The Golf Club at Yankee Trace will be open to golfers with changes to operations in an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, residents and community. Please visit Yankee Trace's website for a comprehensive list of adjustments.
  • We look forward to a wonderful spring and summer golf season and a well-earned celebration of Yankee Trace’s 25 years. We will let you know about any new information.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Yankee Trace Administrator Steve Marino at smarino@yankeetrace.org.
  • Fish Fry on the Fly will be available for take-out orders on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Please call (937) 438-3585 ext. 2.

 

Benham's Grove:

 

Parks: 

  • Stubbs Park remains open, but playgrounds and gazebos are closed until further notice.
  • For information on other parks in Centerville, please visit the Centerville-Washington Park District.

 

Finance:

  • The deadline for filing and payment of federal, state and local taxes has been extended from April 15 to July 15.
  • The Finance Department is open for business but closed to the public. We are closing public access to ensure that we are able to sustain our operations during the tax season. We will be available by phone, email and other technology to assist you with your tax and finance questions or concerns.
  • Residents are encouraged to utilize several other options available to prepare, file or pay their local income taxes. Taxpayers can prepare and/or file their tax return electronically if they meet the requirements listed on the Income Tax page on the City’s website. Residents can also take advantage of the blue drop box in the parking lot behind the Municipal Building or mail in their tax return information (Centerville tax form, W-2’s, 1099 Miscellaneous, Federal Schedules, etc.) and the Income Tax staff will prepare and process the return. If you have any questions, please call (937) 433-7151.

 

Planning and Zoning:

  • While the Planning and Zoning Office remains open, applications are available online. Completed applications can be emailed to planning@centervilleohio.gov. Payment is due at time of submittal and can be paid via credit card over the phone by calling (937) 433-7151. Please note that large-format plan sets that accompany an application will still need mailed or delivered to the Municipal Building. 

 

Building Inspection:

  • Building Inspectors will continue to offer both commercial and residential building inspection services. Inspection staff has been instructed to ask about flu symptoms before entering a residence, and all non-immediate residential inspections (i.e. HVAC, water-heaters) will be postponed. Centerville relies on external partners for fire and plumbing inspection services which may delay approvals.
  • Completed building applications can be emailed to buildinginspection@centervilleohio.gov. Payment is due when approved plans are picked-up.
  • Large format plan sets will still need mailed or delivered to the Centerville City Building.

 

Code Enforcement:

  • Code Enforcement inspectors will continue to identify issues and respond to citizen complaints. Inspectors will exclusively use written notices and refrain from personal interactions with residents. All non-emergency residential rental inspections will be postponed.
  • All inspection staff are advised to wear gloves and possibly protective gear depending on the situation.

 

Centerville City Schools:

All Centerville City Schools buildings are closed through at least Friday, April 3. All extracurricular activities are cancelled until further notice.

 

Centerville-Washington Park District:

All Centerville-Washington Park District programs, facility reservations and athletic events are cancelled through Monday, April 6. The Park District will issue refunds for all canceled programs and facility reservations. Parks will remain open and you are encouraged to take advantage of time outdoors.

 

Washington-Centerville Public Library:

The Library will be closed through at least April 5. Fines will be waived on materials due during this time frame and patrons are encouraged to keep their materials as the exterior book returns are also closed. The Library encourages patrons to use the wealth of downloadable books and audios, streaming movies and music and other online services during this time. Several ‘virtual’ events are being held via Facebook. Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Washington Township Recreation Center:

Washington Township has made the decision to temporarily close the Recreation Center. All classes, programs and events are cancelled for at least three weeks. This includes all rentals, parties, private functions, and open use activities. Additionally, the Recreation Center facilities will be closed to the public including the Rec West Enrichment Center, the STAR program and the nutritional lunch program. Town Hall Theatre performances are also being cancelled at this time. Information related to Washington Township’s response to the coronavirus, including closures and cancellations, is available here.

 

Centerville-Washington History:

All museums are closed. If Centerville-Washington History members or members of the community would like to visit, please make an appointment with the desired location.

 

General Government Philosophy - We are doing our best in all areas to sustain our operations as we adapt to a rapidly-changing environment.  As always, customer service is our number one priority. We will ask everyone to practice patience and use sound judgment as we work to mitigate the exposures in our community to COVID 19 and continue our municipal operations.  

Our Customer Service Philosophy - We deliver prompt and courteous service to all customers. Since we are only as good as our last customer service experience, we relentlessly pursue innovation, problem solving and value for our community.   

 

*Unless otherwise noted, City departments are operating as usual. If you have any questions, please call (937) 433-7151 or email information@centervilleohio.gov.

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