AIR QUALITY FINAL REPORT (findings from 9/23/2020 to 9/21/2022)
There are 3 facilities in Newtown that can contribute to asphalt odors: Barrett Paving, Brewer Coat, and Valley Asphalt. Barrett and Valley are both asphalt plans that have active air permits with Ohio EPA. Newtown Fill is a construction and demolition landfill that also has permits for its operations.
How to register an air quality complaint:
The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency has a complaint hotline to receive complaints such as odor, dust, or general air quality concerns. You can register a complaint by calling 513-946-7777. Resident can also register a complaint online at https://www.southwestohioair.org/260/Complaints
Air Sampling in Newtown:
In response to odor complaints and concerns presented by the Village of Newtown, the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency, in cooperation with the Ohio EPA Division of Air Pollution Control, conducted specialized monitoring in Newtown and Anderson Township. View the Newtown Monitoring Plan here. The monitoring project ended in September 2022. The results of the monitoring can be found at https://www.southwestohioair.org/234/Newtown.
Eight Mile Road will be closed at SR 32 for 4-6 months starting on May 23rd. The detour will start at SR 32 and Clough Pike. SR 32 will remain open for the duration of the construction. The traffic patterns will change on SR 32 up and down the hill, however there will be no closures for SR 32. Concerns for impact to the Village of Newtown will be vehicles attempting to work their way around the road closure via Little Dry Road, Church Street, and Ivy Hills CC area.
Village of Newtown Electric Aggregation Program
The Village’s electric aggregation program with Dynegy expired on the December 2022 Duke bill. Energy Alliances, the Village’s aggregation consultant, negotiated with multiple suppliers and was able to lock in a rate of 6.45¢ per kWh with Energy Harbor starting with the June 2023 bill and continuing through the May 2025 bill (24 bill periods).
The 6.45¢ per kWh may sound high. However, based on how Duke uses an auction process to set their generation supply rates, Energy Alliances anticipates that Duke’s default generation rate will be around 9.5¢ per kWh starting with the June 2023 bill.
A rate of 6.45¢ per kWh for the aggregation would save participants around 30% compared to taking Duke’s default supply rate.
The aggregation will have no termination fees with participants able to leave at any time without paying a fee.
You DO NOT need to do anything to participate in the aggregation program.
If you DO NOT want to participate in the aggregation program, you need to opt-out! Opt-out letters will be mailed in the second half of March. You must opt-out by April 12, 2023 and this can be done by mail, phone or the web.
If you have any questions regarding the aggregation program, you can reach out to Energy Alliances at 513.794.555.
Click on below link to view the “Village of Newtown Community Aggregation Notification” letter