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 http://www.southwestohioair.org/residents/complaints/file_a_complaint.
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, is conducting specialized monitoring in Newtown and Anderson Township. View the Newtown Monitoring Plan here.
The objectives of the project are to 1) detect and quantify ambient levels of organic compounds and air toxic compounds and 2) collect data on odors present in Newtown and nearby Anderson Township. All air monitoring results will be forwarded to the Ohio EPA, Division of Air Pollution Control for their review and analysis.
Monitoring will include instantaneous volatile organic compound (VOC) sampling and 24-hour canister samples. The monitoring loop locations are listed in the Newtown Monitoring Plan.
Newtown Citizens can be a part of the air sampling in Newtown! If an odor is present and you would like an air sample taken, the Combined Anderson Township and Village of Newtown Fire Department is equipped with a canister to be used as needed by the Village of Newtown or a Newtown resident. The canister will be available 24 hours a day by calling the Fire Department (Assistant Fire Chief Bob Herrlinger) at 513-688-8093.
Eastern Corridor – SR 32 Road Improvements – Citizen Input Requested
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) unveiled preliminary plans for road improvements in the Village. The preliminary plans are posted on the Village website and envision (i) a dual southbound left turn lane at the Round Bottom and Main (SR 32) intersection and two east bound lanes to Little Dry Run Road, (ii) a right turn lane onto Little Dry Run Road and intersection improvements, and (iii) a widening of SR 32 from Little Dry Run Road to the eastern edge of the Village for a center turn lane, and (iv) a shared use path for pedestrians and bicycles connecting Little Dry Run to the Village center and the Lake Barber trail. Construction would not commence until 2024 or 2025, and no funds have been secured for the actual road construction at this time. Preliminary plans can be viewed and commented upon at a virtual open house using the link publicinput.com/K5746. This open house will be open for comments between February 14 and March 22, 2021. Additionally, a separate virtual open house is available for planned intersection improvements at SR 32 & Eight Mile Road and can be found at publicinput.com/N4648 (The Eight Mile Road intersection open house will be open for comments between February 7 and March 15, 2021). ODOT would appreciate comments and feedback on both projects.
“Proposed ODOT improvements in the Village of Newtown on SR-32 from Round Bottom to the eastern Village corp. limit.
Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency has prepared an “Ambient Air Sampling Plan for Newtown, Ohio” and air sampling has begun.
PROCLAMATION DECLARING STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE VILLAGE OF NEWTOWN (04.07.2020)
Council meetings are currently taking place via Zoom Meetings.
At this time we anticipate no interruption in police, fire and maintenance services in the Village. We also expect Rumpke waste collection services to remain on schedule.
Information and questions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) can be directed to a statewide phone number and websites at: 1-833-427-5634
www.coronavirus.ohio.gov coronavirus.gov http://www.hamiltoncountyohioema.org/alert/
The Ohio Department of Health issued a Director’s Order to close all bars and restaurants to in-house patrons. Restaurants with take-out and delivery options are still permitted to operate those services. Employees who are not offered paid leave through their job, as well as those who have been quarantined by a medical professional, their employer, or whose employers must temporarily close may qualify for unemployment compensation under Governor DeWine’s executive order for enhanced unemployment aid for Ohioans.
In order to help small businesses, the Ohio Development Services Agency is preparing to submit an application in the coming week to qualify Ohio for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. This program provides low-interest loans up to $2 million in order to help businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue during the state of emergency.
In order to complete the state’s application, businesses impacted by the current public health crisis should immediately send their contact information to [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>. Additional information on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program is available at SBA.gov/Disaster.
Another resource for small businesses is the link below with information about COVID-19 from the U.S. Small Business Administration:
Please support your local businesses during these difficult times.
Gov DeWine, Lt Gov Husted submit formal request for SBA
The Village is updating its Comprehensive Plan!
Stay up to date on upcoming news and events about the comprehensive plan at: www.PlanNewtown.com
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
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.