Government

First Quarter Newsletter

As Mayor of Deer Park, I am honored and excited to welcome you to the new City of Deer Park website. Our new website is designed to make it easier for both residents and visitors alike to stay updated and informed on news and events going on in the City.  Whether you live, work, or play here, this new website should help you “Discover Deer Park.” 

In January, Council welcomed three new members to the team and we have been busy.  Legislation was passed that will grant special assessments to Wexford Care Center (formerly East Galbraith Nursing Home) who will be investing $2.5 million in infrastructure improvements to their facility. 

Council has approved funding for the repair of 19 streets with an Onyx resurfacing treatment that extends the life of the pavement.  In addition 6 streets will have more extensive repair work done for a total of 25 streets in 2018.  Funding for these improvements is made possible by the support of the community in passing the Street Levy in November of 2016. 

Safety Service Director, BJ Jetter, has applied for a grant to make improvements to the Francis R. Healy Community Center in Chamberlin Park.  

We have had some new businesses move to Deer Park in the first quarter of 2018.  Queen City Spirit will be moving their printing business into the old Kenwood Pool & Spa building on Blue Ash Road.  Queen City Spirit makes school spirit clothing for local area schools.  

Barresi’s Restaurant was recently sold to Cincinnati Capitol Corporation and we are excited to see what plans they have in store.  There have been inquiries into the First Financial Bank building located on Blue Ash Road and we hope to be able to share more information on future plans soon. 

And finally, I wanted to update you on the Blue Ash Road Streetscape project.  This is a $6.649 million-dollar project that has been fully funded by grants and even though you don’t see any work happening, a lot of preliminary work is under way.  You should start to see actual construction work beginning in the fall of 2019. 

So, as you can see, there is a lot going on in Deer Park.  I will be posting quarterly updates to our website and Facebook page to keep everyone informed on the progress we are making.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me. 

                                                                     Sincerely yours,

                                                                     Mayor John Donnellon