Monday, September 22, 2014

Message from Pastor David Bryan about the Fall Festival Oct. 25th Noon- 9 pm

Click on the link to register for a booth for the festival:  http://www.gracepointcincinnati.com/fall-festival-registration.html


LANE CLOSURES ON WINTON ROAD!

Winton Road Resurfacing Project

Theodore B. Hubbard, the Hamilton County Engineer, would like to announce the beginning of the resurfacing project on Winton Road, between Harbury Dr. and North Hill Ln, in Springfield Township, beginning Monday, September 29, 2014.
Work being performed by Prus Construction will include resurfacing, curb and pavement repair. Construction is anticipated to last until December 5, 2014 (weather permitting).
Please expect traffic delays due to single lane closures in the area.
Any problems or questions should be directed to the Hamilton County Engineers Office at 513-946-8430.
For information on additional Hamilton County projects, please visit the County's website at: www.hamilton-co.org/engineer
Respectfully,
Theodore B. Hubbard, P.E.-P.S.
Hamilton County Engineer
Additional Info...

Cat in need of adoption in a TLC home


"Luigi" is looking for a loving permanent home!
We helped rescue him as a stray and delighted that he is now a  playful and curious two year old, full of energy. 
Luigi has been vaccinated and neutered and must live indoors.  He is not a finicky fellow and has a good appetite and spunk!
If you are a cat lover and interested in visiting Luigi we would love to introduce you! Please give us a call at #368-3231.

Roxanne and David Engle
roxanneengle@yahoo.com
PurrfectFriendsCatRescue.com, sponsors

Friday, August 15, 2014

VERY FRIENDLY DOG SITED AROUND DEANVIEW, KEATS, AND BEACHTREE

A very friendly dog is wandering around the neighborhood and looking for his home.  He is a mix lab/shep/collie with a temperament of lab. He has bushy tail like a collie and built like a skinny shepherd. He is slightly larger than your average Lab. He is charming and will fetch his own stick to play with you.  He was last seen heading down Bruce Hills.  Please come get your dog!

Update: The doggy found "temporary" shelter at the Duffy's at the end of Deanview Drive but they have two dogs right now.  So please come get your dog!


Thursday, August 07, 2014

Springfield Township Art & Wine Classes!!

FOLLOW THE LINK HERE TO SIGN UP! EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND!

Monday, July 28, 2014

HATS OFF TO SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT!

In case your wondering why,  just let me say that it's the little things they do  and going above and beyond their scope of responsibilities that make living in View Place a very desirable place to live! Please call the Service Department to say thanks for all they do! 513- 522-1410 ...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Upcoming Springfield Township Meeting!

Springfield Township Shares Plans For the Future and Tax Budget - July 23, 2014

The Springfield Township Board of Trustees will conduct the annual tax budget public hearing, as required by state law, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Allen Paul Community Room, 9150 Winton Road. The tax budget hearing will be followed with a presentation and discussion of longer range issues, challenges and opportunities facing the Township, as well as preliminary five-year plan recommendations.
The presentation will highlight the Township’s response to past challenges and provide insight into key future decisions that will need to be made. Additionally, options and recommendations to the meet remaining future challenges will be presented and discussed.
Township Trustees invite residents, business owners and guests to attend the tax budget hearing and presentation, then provide input to the Board. Trustee Gwen McFarlin encourages residents to be informed, “Springfield Township is well known in Hamilton County as a leader of innovation and planning. Attending a meeting is just one way residents can learn more about the progress happening in Springfield Township. One of our major initiatives is to increase the frequency of our communications and to provide a number of ways we can better connect with the residents we serve.”
To receive regular community communications, residents are encouraged to register or update their existing Springfield Township e-news account by clicking on the “Notify Me” button on the Township’s website, www.springfieldtwp.org. There, individuals can add new subscription features to receive news they wish to receive from Springfield Township and may add their cell phone number for text messaging.
For more information on the tax budget public hearing, the 5-year plan presentation or for assistance in registering for e-news, please call 513-522-1410.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MISSING VBS SIGNS!!

Hello Neighbors!

There are a bunch of signs now missing that were  promoting the church's VBS the last week of July.  If you know anything about the signs or why they were removed, please contact the pastor at 761-4748.  

There are a lot of homes for sale in our neighborhood right now and it's important that we continue promoting View Place  neighborhood as family friendly.   Seeing the signs promoting the movie nights and VBS sponsored by the the church  provided a nice touch. 

Please contact Pastor David Bryan if you have any questions at 761-4748.

Enjoy this beautiful weather and check in with Springfield Township about upcoming concerts and  fun activities by going to their webpage at www.springfieldtwp.org ...


Donna on Deanview

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Written Testimony about JEDZ ....

Written testimony of Joseph Honerlaw, Springfield Township Trustee before the
House State and Local Government Committee

Good afternoon Chairman Blair and Honorable Members of the House State and local Government Committee. My name is Joe Honerlaw and as Mr. Hinnenkamp mentioned, I am a Township Trustee for Springfield Township, Hamilton County, Ohio. I have held this office since 1996. Springfield Township is, for the most part, “built-out.” There are very few commercial or industrial uses in the Township and little land on which to develop such uses in the future. Therefore aggressive redevelopment and economic tools are critical to sustaining our community. Approximately, 30% of all of the land in Springfield Township is used for purposes which are exempt from paying property taxes (e.g. schools, churches, Winton Woods). As a
result, the vast majority of Township services are supported by the remaining 70% of the Township property owners – primarily residents – who pay one of the highest property tax rates in the County and State. lthough nearly 75% of each Township resident’s property tax bill is not Township taxes, the burden of these high taxes remains the same. The Township has worked hard to manage our own affairs and in recent years have
adopted and implemented economic development plans to revitalize our housing stock and redevelop our business corridors. However, recent actions by the State Legislature, including the consideration of HB 289 are making the completion of our plans and our very survival more and more unattainable. In 2011, the State Legislature dealt the Township a devastating blow by enacting sweeping changes to Ohio law which liminated a majority of the Township’s State funding sources. These legislative changes completely decimated all of the Township’s financial planning and its 5-Year Budget projections. By these changes, and over only a 2-year period of time, the State Legislature eliminated the estate tax, the tangible personnel property tax, the public utility tax, and reduced the Township’s share of Local Government Fund revenue by over 60%. Starting in 2013, these reductions will amount to a loss of nearly $2.5 Million dollars to Springfield Township each year. More than $2 Million of the reduction in revenues is in the Township’s General Fund and depletes that fund by more than half of its total annual revenue. If the JEDD/JEDZ option is eliminated from the tools available to the Township, Springfield Township residents and businesses will see a dramatic difference in the Township where they live and work and which they helped to create. The financial gap is simply too large for it to be otherwise. The Township has already cut $1.7 million dollars in expenditures. A further $2.5 Million dollar cut each year simply cannot be achieved without very real and very drastic reductions in personnel and services. And, there will be no other entity to “pick up the slack.” The Township will be unable to meet
many of the statutorily-required duties that impact all departments and services to the community, including debt obligations. Long term, property values and the quality of life in the Township will be diminished. School districts will be negatively impacted. Greater demands will be placed on the county and state governments to provide services which they do not currently provide, with fewer and fewer tax revenues coming in to pay for them. Springfield Township has managed to be successful because of our ability to cooperate with our neighbors, share services, and our ability to effectively manage our resources to provide high quality services to our residents. A further reduction to our already severely limited existing revenue raising tools will
undo many of the successful challenges we have met as a community and further damage our ability to meet the demands of the future head on. The Township has moved forward with steps to create a JEDZ in 2014 to provide some of the critical revenue we will need to remain sustainable. I strongly urge you to oppose moving this bill forward and keep the JEDD/JEDZ legislation as it is and as it has been for many, many years. Thank you very much for your time and attention today. Mr. Hinnenkamp and I are happy to answer any questions you may have.

ST. X LOUDSPEAKERS 3-4 DAYS A WEEK!

Call Jeff Dean at 244-1364 days and 761-6277 evenings/weekends if St.X's loudspeakers are bothering you. Some of our neighbors called to complain about the loudspeakers for the lacrosse games 3 or 4 days a week.  One neighbor called to  turn the microphone down and they didn't respond!