April 10, 2020

Huge demand for recycled paper products

Did you know you can help with the toilet paper shortage?

In addition to not hoarding materials you won’t use and conserving what you do have, residents of Clermont County have another avenue of helping increase the supply of toilet paper, and it’s via a not so obvious mechanism: recycling. That’s right, recycling is more important than ever right now.

Many non-essential businesses have shut down or limited production due to the COVID-19 virus, which means they are generating less paper and cardboard feedstock to paper mills. Local mills have seen over a 30% decrease in materials.

Yet demand for many items that are made out of recycled paper products, like cardboard and that precious toilet paper, has gone up due to increased ship to home purchases, panic buying and less people doing their business at the office.

So do your part and remember to recycle those cardboard shipping boxes and paper, they can be turned into valuable “end” products.

Residents may call their curbside waste hauler to order convenient curbside recycling. To see a list of drop-off recycling centers and the list of acceptable recyclables visit https://oeq.net/recycling/

March 11, 2020

Bickford joins Clermont County as Assistant County Administrator

BATAVIA, OH (March 11, 2020) – Greg Bickford, former Administrator of Sycamore Township in Hamilton County, has joined Clermont County as Assistant County Administrator.

“I’m really excited to have Greg on our team,” said Tom Eigel, Clermont County Administrator. “He brings more than 20 years of experience with Sycamore Township, including six as Administrator. Clermont County will benefit from his extensive background in economic development and public administration.”

For seven years, Bickford served as Executive Director of the Sycamore Township Community Improvement Corporation, which worked to promote economic, commercial and civic development.

Bickford’s first priority is to ensure the Economic Development Department, including Building Inspection, continues to provide excellent customer service and creates a vision for the future.

“Economic development and public administration have been my passion for the past 25 years,” Bickford said. “I started out as a wide eyed graduate from the University of Cincinnati with Butler County in the Planning Department and grew to understand and appreciate the importance of public administration.”

Bickford received a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Design from the University of Cincinnati. He is involved in several professional associations, including the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

He added: “I believe in a hands on, personal, and proactive approach. Building relationships is very important and will always pay dividends in the long run. I am confident that with my skills, knowledge and past history of success, we can continue to keep moving Clermont County forward.”

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November 19, 2019

Timothy Dick named director of Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services

BATAVIA, OH (Nov. 19, 2019) – Timothy Dick, 48, of Union Township has been promoted to director of the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS). The Clermont County Board of County Commissioners appointed Dick to the position on Nov. 4. He had served as interim director of DJFS for five months.

DJFS is comprised of four divisions, including Public Assistance (Medicaid, Child Care, SNAP Food assistance), Child Support Enforcement, Ohio Means Jobs (training and connecting unemployed and under-employed citizens with local businesses with hiring needs) and Children’s Protective Services.  Collectively, DJFS administers about 100 programs with 50 major Federal and State funding streams.

“Having a stable, well trained staff is essential to effectively administer so many different programs,” Dick said. “Equally as important is having public and private community partners that support and collaborate with our different divisions, so we can understand the needs in the community and share knowledge about available resources for the citizens of Clermont County.”

Dick was with Children’s Protective Services for 12 years, the last 10 years as the deputy director. He went into the Army upon completing high school. After his enlistment, he joined the Ohio National Guard while he went through college. He was in the service for eight years. He graduated from Northern Kentucky University with Bachelor’s Degrees in Justice Studies and Sociology. After graduation, he started working for Clermont County Juvenile Court Judge Stephanie Wyler. He worked for Judge Wyler for 10 years as a probation officer before transferring to Children’s Protective Services.

David Painter, president of the Clermont County Board of Commissioners, said: “Based on his experience as interim director and long history in social services, Tim will do a great job serving Clermont County in this key role. He oversees a department that helps many Clermont County residents through its Child Support Division, Children’s Protective Services, Public Assistance Services and Ohio Means Jobs Clermont operations. We feel fortunate to have such a capable leader in this position.”

“We were very fortunate to have such an experienced and dedicated leader right here in Clermont County for this vital role,” County Commissioner Claire Corcoran said. “The Department of Job and Family Services has a major impact on many individuals and families in our county. The Child Support Division collects about $36 million annually on behalf of 48,000 individuals. Children’s Protective Services investigates more than a thousand cases of child abuse and neglect per year, works with 95 foster families, and seeks adoption for 15 or more kids at a time. Public Assistance Services helps more than 35,000 Medicaid recipients, 13,000 food stamp clients, 400-plus households receiving Ohio Works First cash assistance, and 500-some families getting subsidized child care.”

“I’ve gotten to know Tim Dick during his time with Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services – and have found him very professional, knowledgeable and dedicated to his work,” Commissioner Ed Humphrey said. “The Department of Job and Family Services plays a big role in helping many people throughout the county through its four divisions. We wish Tim the best as he takes on this huge responsibility, one that he’s very capable of handling.”

“Tim has proven himself over the years as a very capable leader,” County Administrator Thomas Eigel said. “He brings a wealth of first-hand experience as well as compassion for the vulnerable population that the Department of Job and Family Services assists every day. He will do a great job in this important position, leading a department that touches the lives of thousands of Clermont County residents.”

March 2, 2018

Team Rubicon to help in Clermont County flood recovery, cleanup

Clermont County, March 3-9, 2018 Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, has launched Operation Delta Queen to support residents of Clermont County following the recent flooding.

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams to communities affected by disaster.

Team Rubicon will be conducting a Type 5 response in Clermont County to assist with ongoing flooding response and recovery efforts. The response is expected to last six days with about 20 volunteers coming to help out.

Team Rubicon’s volunteers will provide damage assessments and muck out to affected communities in coordination with local and state authorities.

Team Rubicon performs its services at no cost to those affected, thanks to the generosity of donors.

U.S. Marine Corps veterans Jake Wood and William McNulty founded the nonprofit in 2010 following the massive Haiti earthquake. It has grown from eight to over 65,000 volunteers with over 225 operations under its belt.

 About Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Team Rubicon is a nonprofit organization offering veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. Programs and services are made possible by the support of individual donors, corporate partners, and the dedication of volunteers across the country. To join or support Team Rubicon’s mission, visit www.TeamRubiconUSA.org.

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February 22, 2018

Board of Health closes hotel pool and spa

Public Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit.

BATAVIA, Ohio (Feb. 22, 2018) — The Clermont County Board of Health has closed the pool and spa at the Ameristay Inn and Suites at 2188 Winemiller Road in Batavia. The decision was made at the Feb. 14 monthly Board of Health meeting. The decision to revoke the license and close the pool was based on a pattern of code violations, and the failure by the hotel staff to comply with the Ohio Public Swimming Pool, Spa and Special Use Pool rules and regulations.

“We have been working with the operator of the pool and hotel, Mr. Raaj Patel since October to bring the pool into compliance with ongoing unresolved and continued violations,” said Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit. “Unfortunately, Mr. Patel’s continued failure to comply with Ohio law regarding public swimming pools has forced us to close the pool to prevent anyone from getting sick or injured.”

“The hotel does not currently have any staff members that are familiar with the basic operations of a public swimming pool and spa,” said Nesbit. “Until Mr. Patel, can show that the pool and spa can be properly maintained with correct water chemistry, the pool will remain closed.” The spa was already closed due to mechanical issues.

All public swimming pools and spas in Ohio are required to be licensed by their local health department, and provide a daily log showing that the water chemistry of the pool is maintained within proper levels by a knowledgeable staff person.

Clermont County Public Health inspects 162 public swimming pools located in the county, and all inspection reports can be found on their website at www.ccphohio.org.

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Clermont County Public Health (CCPH) is dedicated to the mission of striving to improve Clermont County by preventing disease, promoting health, and protecting the environment. For more information, visit http://www.ccphohio.org or call 513.732.7499.

February 15, 2018

Proposal Opening: Clermont County Common Pleas Courtroom Audio-Visual Replacement Project

Clermont Sun: 02/15/2018                                                            LEGAL NOTICE

The Board of Clermont County Commissioners will be accepting sealed proposals for the Clermont County Common Pleas Courtroom Audio-Visual Replacement Project for and on behalf of the Clermont County Common Pleas Court.  All proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: Proposal – Clermont County Common Pleas Courtroom Audio-Visual Replacement Project, and must be received in the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, 101 East Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103, no later than 2:00 p.m. Local Time on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at which time all proposals shall be opened and read aloud publicly shortly thereafter.

Work under this Project, located at the Clermont County Common Pleas Court, 270 East Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103, consists of the replacement of aged audio-visual technology in four courtrooms.

Instructions to proposers, specifications, and proposal form outlining the terms and conditions of the proposed purchase may be obtained by interested parties at the Clermont County Common Pleas Court, 270 East Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103, Attn:  Nathan Schuler, Phone: (513) 732-7125, Fax: (513) 732-8890.

Questions concerning this project should be directed to Nathan Schuler, Clermont County Common Pleas Court, 270 East Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 Phone: 513-732-7125, Fax: 513-732-8890,

e-mail: nschuler@clermontcountyohio.gov.

Each proposer must submit their proposal in TRIPLICATE, one (1) original and two (2) copies with each copy stamped “COPY”.

All proposals must comply with Clermont County General Instructions to Proposers in addition to the requirements set forth in the Specifications Documents referenced herein in order to be considered.

If necessary, discussions with offerors will be conducted for the purpose of ensuring full understanding of, and responsiveness to, the requirements specified in the request for proposals. The contract will be awarded to the offeror whose proposal is determined to be the most advantageous to the County, taking into consideration the evaluation factors and criteria.

The Board of County Commissioners, Clermont County, Ohio, reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all proposals. No proposer may withdraw his proposal for a period of sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

This notice is also posted on the contracting authority’s website at the following URL link: www.clermontcountyohio.gov. In order to view the legal notice click on the link Legal Notices located on the Clermont County Home Page.

Board of County Commissioners
Clermont County, Ohio

Edwin H. Humphrey, President
David L. Painter, Vice President
David H. Uible, Member

ATTEST:
                                                                  

Judith Kocica, Clerk of the Board

 

 

 

 

 

January 11, 2018

Clermont County Sheriff’s Public Auction: Sale of Real Property

LEGAL NOTIFICATION

PUBLIC AUCTION

The Board of County Commissioners of Clermont County, Ohio, has authorized the sale of forfeited real property that is not needed by the County or the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, without appraisal, by public auction. The real property will be sold at the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office public auction located at 4470 State Route 222, Batavia, Ohio, 45103 on

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. Local Time

The following property to be auctioned is not needed for County use:

  • 5 Old Orchard Drive, Union Township, Clermont County, Ohio 45103; Parcel Identification Number 41-61-05-064.

 

  • Terms: The minimum bid that shall be accepted shall be $30,000.00. The successful bidder(s) must pay a deposit of $3,000.00 on the day of auction by certified check, payable to the Clermont County Treasurer, with appropriate identification with the balance to be paid by certified check, payable to the Clermont County Treasurer, within thirty (30) days of the date of auction. In the event the successful bidder(s) does not fulfil the obligations identified in these terms, the successful bidder(s) shall forfeit the deposit of $3,000.00 and the property shall be re-auctioned.

 

  • Property Terms: The deed to the property will not be released on the day of auction. Buyer information will be taken at time of payment of the deposit. A deed will be provided upon full payment of the purchase price. The successful bidder(s) shall be responsible for completing the transfer of the Property and payment of taxes, real estate transfer fees and deed recording fees.

 

  • The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to withdraw the property from the auction at any time prior to the sale by auction and reserves the right to reject all bids.

 

  • Notice of the sale will be given at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the auction in the Clermont Sun, a paper of general circulation in the county and by posting on the Clermont County websites at http://bcc.clermontcountyohio.gov/legalnotices.aspx. and http://www.clermontsheriff.org/real-estate-sales/.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
David H. Uible
David L. Painter
Edwin H. Humphrey
CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO

November 28, 2017

Clermont County Public Health earns accreditation

BATAVIA, Ohio  (NOv. 27, 2017) – Clermont County Public Health has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The accreditation program works to improve the quality and performance of the nation’s public health departments.

The national accreditation program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. To become accredited, an agency must show that they meet or exceed a set of standards, by going through a self-assessment, and a peer review.

“This has been a long process that we began in 2011, but our staff has worked very hard to finally achieve our goal,” said Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit. “The process was very rigorous, and required us to submit more than 470 documents to be reviewed.”

 During the process, Clermont County Public Health conducted a Community Health Assessment and created a Community Health Improvement Plan and a strategic plan to help identify the biggest health threats to the community and help guide the direction of the agency in the future.

The Ohio Department of Health has required all 117 local health departments in Ohio be accredited by 2020. With this announcement, Clermont County Public Health becomes only the 18th local health department in Ohio to earn the distinction.

“Throughout the process we were able to analyze our programs and services and improve in many areas, which will benefit the citizens of Clermont County,” said Nesbit. Accreditation is an on-going process, and once the distinction is earned, it lasts for five years, then the health department will need to re-apply and begin the process again.

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Clermont County Public Health (CCPH) is dedicated to the mission of striving to improve Clermont County by preventing disease, promoting health, and protecting the environment. For more information, visit http://www.ccphohio.org or call 513-732-7499.

 

July 19, 2017

Bid Opening: Village of Owensville “Cross Street Reconstruction” Project-CDBG-Fiscal Year 2016

Clermont Sun: 07/27/17                              ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

 

Separate sealed bids for the Cross Street Reconstruction in the Village of Owensville will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Clermont County, Ohio, 101 East Main Street – 3rd Floor, Batavia, Ohio 45103, until 2:00 P.M. Local Time on August 10, 2017, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.

CONTRACT No. 2016-03

VILLAGE OF OWENSVILLE “CROSS STREET RECONSTRUCTION” PROJECT

Work under this contract is generally defined as public facilities and infrastructure improvements to Cross Street in Owensville, Ohio. The work involves widening Cross Street to 16’, clearing and grubbing, road resurfacing, curbing, storm sewer, conduit for lighting, grading and drainage improvements. The County expects to proceed with the construction under the contract immediately after satisfactory acceptance and award of the construction bid and execution of the contract, with completion of all work for Contract No. 2016-03 by March 31, 2018.

The information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications including Forms of Bid Bond, Performance-Payment Bond, and other Contractor Documents may be examined at the following Location:

Clermont County Dept. of Community
and Economic Development
101 East Main Street – 3rd Floor
Batavia, Ohio 45103
(513) 732-7907

Copies of the Plans and Specifications, etc., may be obtained between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday, at the Department of Community and Economic Development, 101 East Main Street – 3rd Floor, Batavia, Ohio 45103; phone number 1-513-732-7907. There is a one-time fee of $25 per packet. Cash or checks will be accepted. All checks should be made payable to Clermont County Treasurer.

Each Bidder must submit their bid in DUPLICATE, one (1) original and one (1) copy with the copy stamped “COPY”.  Each bidder must deposit with his bid, security in the amount of 100% of the bid if in the form of a Bid Bond or in the amount of not less than ten (10%) percent of the bid if in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or letter of credit, for and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders and pursuant with Ohio Revised Code Section 153.54.

Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to safety regulations, conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract. All bids must comply with Clermont County General Instructions to Bidders in addition to the requirements set forth in the Specifications Documents referenced herein in order to be considered. Letters of credit and bid bonds must be filed with original signatures.  Facsimile and electronic copies of the letter of credit, bid bond and Power of Attorney of the Surety will be deemed non-responsive.

No Bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

Contract award shall be made to the lowest and best bidder, and award may be subject to applicable funding agency approval.

The Board of County Commissioners, Clermont County, Ohio, reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids.

This notice will also be posted on Clermont County’s website at the following URL link: www.clermontcountyohio.gov.    In order to view the legal notice click on the link Legal Notices located on the Clermont County Home Page.

Clermont County Board of Commissioners
David H. Uible, President
Edwin H. Humphrey, Vice President
David L. Painter, Member

ATTEST:

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Judith Kocica, Clerk of the Board

May 24, 2017

Request for Statement of Qualifications: Architectural and Engineering Services

The Clermont Sun

Date: May 25, 2017

The Board of Clermont County Commissioners is soliciting Requests for Statement of Qualifications (RFQ) for Architectural and Engineering Services, pursuant to and in compliance with Section 153.66 of the Ohio Revised Code, for the construction of the Juvenile Court Expansion/Remodel to be located adjacent to 2340 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, Ohio  45103.  All RFQ’s shall be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: RFQ – JUVENILE COURT EXPANSION/REMODEL. All RFQ’s must be received in the office of the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, 101 E. Main Street, 3rd Floor, Batavia, Ohio 45103, no later than 2:00 P.M. Local Time on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at which time all RFQ’s shall be opened and acknowledged.

Request for Statement of Qualifications outlining the terms and conditions for Architectural Services may be viewed by interested parties or requested in writing at the offices of the Clermont County Facilities Management Department; 4001 Filager Road, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Phone: (513) 732-8850 wgrabows@clermontcountyohio.gov. Office hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday. NOTE:  ALL PROSPECTIVE RESPONDENTS ARE HEREBY CAUTIONED NOT TO CONTACT ANY MEMBER OF THE CLERMONT COUNTY STAFF OR OFFICIALS OTHER THAN THE SPECIFIED CONTACT PERSON.

Each Respondent must submit their RFQ in TRIPLICATE, one (1) original, two (2) copies and one (1) electronic copy) All copies must be stamped “COPY”, in a sealed envelope marked: RFQ – JUVENILE COURT EXPANSION/REMODEL.

The Board of Clermont County Commissioners reserves the right to waive any informalities, reject any or all RFQ’s and to hold such RFQ’s for a period of sixty (60) days before taking any action and to negotiate a contract with the respondent determined to be the most qualified.

This notice will also be posted on Clermont County’s website at the following URL link: www.clermontcountyohio.gov. In order to view the legal notice, please click on the link “Legal Notices” located on the Clermont County Home Page.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO

David H. Uible, President
Edwin H. Humphrey, Vice President
David L. Painter, Member

ATTEST:

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Judith Kocica, Clerk of the Board