RESIDENT FEEDBACK NEEDED
Mt. Healthy residents, our new waste collection contract with Rumpke will begin on March 1st 2021, and we need your feedback! Rumpke’s bid would change our current rate of $16.03 per month to $17.24 fixed for 5 years. But there are a few options to consider before we sign the contract, and we want to know what our residents would prefer.
- Option #1: Keep the current choices in place (65 gallon recycle cart, no 96 gallon household waste cart, recycling picked up every week). New rate starting March 1st 2021: $17.24
- Option #2: Each household receives a 96 gallon waste cart that would increase the monthly charge by $1.00, making the total monthly charge $18.25. Rumpke currently charges $2.50 per month to rent a 96 gallon cart. These are the large brown Rumpke carts with the attached lids.
- Option #3: Recycling would be picked up every other week instead of weekly for a savings of $0.76 per month.
You can send an email to email@example.com or give us a call at 513-931-8840 if you would like to offer some feedback. Stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
NO LIVE ATTENDANCE OF COUNCIL MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
As of November 24, 2020 we are again Closing Live Attendance of our Council Meetings to the Public. The meetings can be viewed remotely on YouTube using this link. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mt+healthy+city+council+meetings
CANCELLATION OF COMMUNITY ROOM RENTALS
Mt. Healthy residents, City Council has made the decision to cancel all events scheduled to be held in the Community Room through the remainder of the year, as well as disallow any new rentals until January 2021. If you reserved the Community Room between now and the end of 2020, you should be receiving a call today with further information. Stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE APPLICATION
Mt. Healthy residents, the application for the Hamilton County CARES Act Rent and Utility Assistance Program can be found here. Completed applications should be emailed to Jessica.Wilcher@jfs.ohio.gov. Stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
NEW DOG WARDEN SERVICES
Mt. Healthy residents, as of August 1, 2020, Dog Warden Services in Hamilton County are being operated by Cincinnati Animal Care Humane Society. SPCA Cincinnati had provided these services for over 50 years, but they are moving forward as a private rescue exclusively at their facility in Sharonville. The county shelter in Northside at 3949 Colerain Avenue is being operated by Cincinnati CARE.
Stray dogs, abandoned animals, and suspected cruelty cases should be reported to the dog wardens at 513-541-PETS(7387). Chief Troy Taylor’s team will be available 24/7 for dog warden services. Shelter hours remain the same for the public, Monday- Sunday, 12 PM-6 PM. More information can be found online at Cincinnati Animal Care’s website. Stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
DUKE ENERGY RESTARTS INSIDE GAS METER AND PIPING INSPECTION PROGRAM
Mt. Healthy residents, Duke Energy will soon restart its Inside Gas Meter and Piping Inspection Program in Mt. Healthy. For more information, see this letter. Stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL REOPEN TO THE PUBLIC
As of November 24, 2020 we are again closing live attendance of our Council Meetings to the Public. The meetings can be viewed remotely on YouTube using this link. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mt+healthy+city+council+meetings
Mt. Healthy residents, at the last City Council meeting, it was decided that residents will once again be able to attend Council meetings in person! Beginning with the Council meeting on September 15th, a maximum of 15 residents will be allowed in Council chambers to maintain social distancing, and masks WILL be required. For those who can’t or don’t wish to attend in person, the meetings will be streamed on YouTube by ICRC. Stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
MAYOR’S COURT INFO
For information on Mayor’s Court, please refer to the Mayor’s Court page here.
POP-UP COVID TESTING
Mt. Healthy residents, Governor DeWine recently announced that pop-up testing for COVID-19 will be available in carious locations around Hamilton County. Click here for more information and stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
NEW COMMUNITY ROOM GUIDELINES
Mt. Healthy residents, the city will resume community room rentals beginning July 15th. In order to rent the community room, renters must sign the regular rental agreement in addition to the city’s COVID waiver, viewable here. The max capacity for the community room is also reduced to 40. Please be aware that we will be following state guidelines on gatherings; if those change, changes may also be made to your rental. Stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
COVID-19 UPDATES PAGE
We have added a new page to our website titled COVID-19 Updates. This page can be accessed by clicking on its heading in the menu. The COVID-19 Updates page contains updates from the state and the City of Mt. Healthy as the situation changes, as well as local and state resources for making it through these difficult times. All future information about this situation that we share with our residents will be posted to the COVID-19 Updates page. Please take a look at the information we have available for residents, and stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
The City of Mt. Healthy essential services include Police, Fire & EMS services. They can be reached at the following numbers:
Police Dept. Non-Emergency Number: 513-728-3183
Fire & EMS Non-Emergency Number: 513-825-2260
For all emergencies, please call 911.
For municipal tax concerns, reporting trash or recycle misses, building permit information, reporting property maintenance issues please call 931-8840 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Or reach out to the following email addresses:
Rrissel@mthealthy.org (tax, building permit info, misc.)
Awashick@mthealthy.org (tax, building permit info, misc.)
Wknight@mthealthy.org (Building & Zoning, property maintenance, building permits)
Gwong@mthealthy.org (Building & Zoning)
Residents may also continue to report issues through SeeClickFix, which will be monitored by administrative staff.
As always, stay tuned for more information, and stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
MT. HEALTHY POLICE COVID-19 DIFFERENTIAL RESPONSE PLAN
Mt. Healthy residents, please see the Mt. Healthy Police COVID-19 Differential Response Plan to get a better understanding of how Mt. Healthy Police are responding to COVID-19. The Plan can be accessed HERE.
A call center to answer questions regarding COVID-19 is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). More information can also be found at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/.
Mt. Healthy residents, please be aware of this important information from Hamilton County regrading COVID-19.
Now is the time to prepare for the potential impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and have a plan to stay informed. In addition to practicing regular healthy habits to limit the spread of germs, the public can now sign up to get alerts and tips from Hamilton County officials regarding COVID-19. Alerts are available via text message, e-mail, and voice call through the Alert Hamilton County system.
To sign up for COVID-19 alerts, please visit the Alert Hamilton County (Alert HC) website: www.alerthc.org. If you already have an Alert HC/Smart911 account, log in to your existing account and select “COVID-19 Alerts” at the bottom of the opt-in alert list. If you have not yet signed up for Alert HC, create a Smart911 Safety Profile and select “COVID-19 Alerts” at the bottom of the opt-in alert list.
For more COVID-19 information, please visit the Hamilton County Public Health website: https://www.hamiltoncountyhealth.org/announcements/corona-virus-information/.
CITY MAILING LIST
If you’d like to receive information about upcoming city events and other important information, another great way to stay informed is through the city mailing list. If you’re interested in being added to the mailing list, please contact our Administrative Liaison Ray Rissel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELECTRIC AGGREGATION NEWS RELEASE
Dynegy will now serve the next term of Mt. Healthy’s electric aggregation program. For more information, you can check out the news release HERE, the FAQ HERE, or take a look at our Natural Gas and Electric Aggregation page under the Residents tab.
MT. HEALTHY LAUNCHES SEECLICKFIX
The City of Mt. Healthy is proud to announce the launch of SeeClickFix in our city. SeeClickFix is a service that allows residents to report issues throughout the community- such as potholes, graffiti, abandoned cars, and more- using the SeeClickFix or online web portal. But not to worry, residents can still call and come into City Hall to report problems. One of the major benefits of SeeClickFix is that if residents provide an email address when they report an issue, they will receive automatic updates when action is taken to resolve the issue, so every step of the way, residents will be in the know about the status of their issue. To report an issue, click on the SeeClickFix button on our website menu or download the SeeClickFix app. Happy reporting!
You can also click here to read about our launch on the SeeClickFix blog.