Trick-or-Treat will be Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Village is recognizing the holiday just as our neighboring communities are doing. It is up to our residents and the parents of the children whether they wish to participate in traditional trick-or-treat. The CDC has labelled as “higher risk” participation in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door. The CDC has listed several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween, which can be found on the CDC website. Before going out, please visit the website below for suggested best practices for Halloween events and safety.
The Village is following state guidelines in asking participants to follow COVID-19 protocols including wearing masks and social distancing. This year we urge trick or treaters to only visit homes with lights on.
POLLING LOCATION FOR NEWTOWN RESIDENTS:
Polling Location: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF NEWTOWN – 6944 MAIN STREET (NOTE: This is the one and only polling location in Newtown)
Polling Entrance: MAIN ENTRANCE – SANCTUARY
Polling Address: 6944 MAIN ST
Polling City: CINCINNATI OH 45244
Congress: 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DIST.
Senate: ST. SENATE SE07
House: 27TH HOUSE DIST
School: FOREST HLS SCH. DIST 3104
Municipal: MUNICIPAL CT. DIST. 4
Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency has prepared an “Ambient Air Sampling Plan for Newtown, Ohio” and air sampling has begun.
Notice is hereby given of a five (5) day Public Comment Period on potential projects to be submitted for funding through the Hamilton County Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) Program. Eligible CDBG-CV projects are for economic development, public facilities, or public infrastructure projects. The Village of Newtown plans to apply for $50,000 for the Short Park Revitalization Project located at 3623 Church Street, Newtown, Ohio 45244.
The 5-Day Comment Period will begin on September 17, 2020 and end on September 22, 2020. All comments should be submitted to Becky Fairley, at [email protected] or 513-561-7097 by 4:30 p.m. on September 22, 2020.
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.