STREET STUDY – Pavement Condition Rating Report

Street Study

The Village Engineer completed a pavement condition rating report covering all village streets. The report is on the Village website and residents can review the condition of streets and see the current cost to repave the streets and the funding sources available.  Little Dry Run has the lowest pavement condition rating.  An application was made to the Municipal Road Fund (MRF) Program for funding and the Village is awaiting a decision on its application. The MRF Program is generated from the sale of license plates/tags within the corporate limits of municipalities within Hamilton County.  The Village also will likely apply for funding from the Ohio Public Works Commission.  If funding becomes available, repaving of Little Dry Run would likely occur in 2025.

Village of Newtown 2023 PCR (4)

Metro Commuter Survey

Commuter Survey
The Village of Newtown is working with Metro to examine options to help residents commute to their jobs. Please complete the following questions.

Name*

Email Address*

What days each week do you commute outside of Newtown for work? (check all that apply)*

What is your normal work schedule? (Check all that apply)*

Which two cross streets are nearest to your home?*

What is your work zip code?*

Which two cross streets are nearest to your work location?*

Would you be willing to ride the bus to work if a new route was offered from Newtown?*

If yes, would you be willing to drive to a park and ride location within Newtown to catch the bus? (No indicates a preference for multiple bus stops within Newtown)

Do you have any additional comments related to potential bus service in Newtown?*

 

AIR QUALITY INFO – “REPORT” & HOW TO REGISTER A COMPLAINT

SOUTHWEST OHIO AIR QUALITY AGENCY – AIR QUALITY PRESENTATION – 5/9/2023 COUNCIL MEETING

https://newtownohio.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Newtown-2023.pptx

 

AIR QUALITY FINAL REPORT (findings from 9/23/2020 to 9/21/2022)

https://newtownohio.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Newtown-Final-Report.pdf

 

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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.

ELECTRIC AGGREGATION PROGRAM

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 link to learn more: http://energyalliances.com/village-of-newtown

Click on below link to view the “Village of Newtown Community Aggregation Notification” letter

https://newtownohio.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Newtown-Community-Electric-Aggregation-Letter-3.22.23-1.pdf

PLAN NEWTOWN – A New Vision for the Village!

The Village is updating its Comprehensive Plan! 

For up-to-date info on PLAN NEWTOWN, please visit: https://plannewtown.com/engage/

 

Stay up to date on upcoming news and events about the comprehensive plan at:  www.PlanNewtown.com

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

STEERING COMMITTEE PURPOSE AND MEETING INFO:

The steering committee is established specifically to serve as a representative group of the citizens and businesses of Newtown to provide insight, active discussion, and consideration of important topics essential to the creation of the updated comprehensive plan.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
As a member of the steering committee you are agreeing to:
• Attended the scheduled meetings. (5-6 over the next 8 months)
• Review provided documents and materials in advance of scheduled meetings where they will be discussed.
• Come prepared with questions and comments to discuss with the committee and planning consultant.
• Participate in civil and open dialogue about challenging topics for which there may be many or opposing perspectives.
• Serve as a liaison to your neighbors and social networks to help spread awareness of opportunities for participation in the planning process.
• Bring important topics and issues to the attention of the committee and consultants when you feel they have not been adequately discussed with the committee.
• Direct any request from the media for comments to city officials.
• Communicate to Village staff and consultants any concerns you may have which you feel cannot be discussed with the whole committee.

MEETING FACILITATION AND DECISION MAKING
• Meetings will be facilitated by planning consultants and will generally be 1.5 to 2 hours.
• Meetings will include presentation of relevant milestone deliverables and information as well as group exercises and discussion of topics by the committee members.
• Voting and ranking exercises may be used as appropriate to generate general consensus on topics and plan direction.
• Iterative drafts of critical plan documents will be provided to the committee for your review and comment, any issues which are not resolved among the steering committee members will be presented to planning commission as topics for their direction.
• Some participation may occur via electronic distribution and responses.
• All documents will be made available online at www.PlanNewtown.com, a site specifically dedicated to the plan.

STEERING COMMITTEE OVERVIEW AND SCHEDULE | TENTATIVE MEETING SCHEDULE  (Located at Village Municipal Building,) unless otherwise discussed.

The Steering Committee have met three times with the remaining below two dates for 2019. Meetings take place Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00P.M. with some meetings going until 8:30 if needed.

1. November 6, 2019
2. December 4, 2019

PUBLIC EVENTS

The time of day, and location are to be determined, and the date may change based on committee input and direction.
• Policy Exploration Workshop- October 23, 2019  (See above Workshop info)
• Open House (Plan Review)-January 22, 2020

 

INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS |NOTIFICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS

All meeting dates, documents produced in the process, and content presented at meetings will be posted on the project website www.PlanNewtown.com.
We will also email you when new content is posted or if meetings change from the listed dates above.