MUNICIPAL TAX DEADLINE EXTENDED
Mt. Healthy residents, as some of you may already be aware, the deadline to file federal, state, and local taxes has been extended to May 17th. Bring your tax documents to City Hall at 7700 Perry Street or see RITA’s website for more information on how to file. Stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
NOW HIRING FOR THE 2021 POOL SEASON
Mt. Healthy residents, Cincinnati Pool Management is now hiring lifeguards and pool managers for the Mt. Healthy city pool’s 2021 season. See the flyer below for more info, and stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
EASTER EGG HUNT
Mt. Healthy residents, the American Legion Post 513 will host an Easter egg hunt at Mt. Healthy City Park on Saturday, April 3rd at 2 PM. The weather is shaping up to be decent that day, so come on down to the park for some Easter fun, and stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
Mt. Healthy residents, construction is slated to start on April 27, 2021 and conclude on July 7, 2021, weather permitting, of the Safe Routes to School project, which involves multiple corners being reconstructed along Hamilton Avenue and Compton Road. Sidewalks will also be installed on the north side of Compton Road from Forest Avenue to Werner Avenue. Multiple crosswalks will be remarked, except for those on Hamilton Avenue, which will be held off until repaving in the near future. This project is 100% funded by the State of Ohio and Adleta Construction is the contractor for the project. Stay healthy, Mt. Healthy!
REMOVAL OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS
Based on the results of a traffic study conducted by the city, several traffic signals along Compton Road were found to not be warranted. Signals at the intersection of Compton and Werner, Compton and Perry, and Compton and Seward are due to be removed around May 1st, 2021. Signage will go up at these intersections soon to indicate this change.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
On April 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM the Mt Healthy Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in Council Chambers at 7700 Perry Street. This hearing concerns review of a new zoning ordinance as presented by the City of Mt. Healthy and Urban Fast Forward Planning to amend and update zoning regulations for the City of Mt Healthy for development of the city as recommended in the Mt. Healthy Comprehensive Plan.
The meeting will be open to the public per social distance capacity regulations. Prior to the meeting, the proposed amendments and updates will be available to the public at the City of Mt. Healthy administrative office. Should you have any questions or comments regarding this notice, please direct them to the Mt. Healthy Building and Planning Department.
Gordon Wong CBO
Director of Building and Zoning
Phone (513) 728-3182 Ext. 145
NEW RUMPKE CONTRACT STARTING MARCH 1, 2021
At the meeting on January 19, Mt. Healthy City Council passed a motion to accept Rumpke’s bid for unlimited solid waste collection service with the provision of a 96 gallon cart and weekly recycling collection services. This will be a fixed rate of $18.25 per month for the next 5 years, beginning March 1st.
Every household will have a 96 gallon heavy duty cart with an attached lid, minimizing spillage and helping to maintain a cleaner Mt. Healthy. Those households that are currently renting those carts for $2.50 per month will actually see a savings! Weekly recycling pickup instead of the option of every other week is good for the city and we encourage more recycling! The monthly charge is fixed for 5 years. This is a great feature for planning a budget! Rumpke will be mailing out information regarding the distribution of the 96 gallon carts in the next few weeks. For more information, Please call the city administration office at 513-931-8840 between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
COUNCIL MEETINGS REOPENING TO THE PUBLIC
City Council meetings will once again be opening up to the public, although they will remain socially distanced. City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at City Hall.
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!
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!
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 email@example.com.
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.