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Southern Cross Inc, will be in the Deer Park area in the near future, on behalf of Duke Energy.  They are inspecting gas metering equipment and piping inside buildings, as required by the US DOT.  Each inspection generally takes approximately 10 minutes. The Southern Cross Inc representative will have a visible picture ID, with Southern Cross Inc and Duke Energy contact information.  They will have a Southern Cross Inc logo on their vehicle.  Click here for their announcement letter.

Railroad sign

The I & O Railroad will be doing extensive repair work along the rail line from Norwood to Blue Ash.  This will entail the temporary closure of two crossings in Deer Park.  The crossing at Matson Ave is scheduled to be CLOSED on or after Sept 2nd for three days.  The crossing at Schenck is scheduled to be CLOSED on or after Sept 5th for three days.  Click here for a detour map.  Thank you for your patience.

Please be aware that on September 4, 2019 at 9 a.m., Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (EMHSA) will be doing a countywide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. This test will result in a text-like message, accompanied by a special tone & vibration, to be sent to all WEA-capable phones within Hamilton County.  Click here for more information.

Deer Park Schools, Sycamore Township, and the Bridge of Hope Church are hosting a Community Forum regarding our community and understanding the impact of substance use disorders is scheduled for Tues Aug 27, 2019, at the Deer Park High School. (dinner @ 5, program @ 6 pm).  Please click here to view the flyer with additional information.

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) offers a Customer Assistance Program (CAP) to help low-income senior citizens pay their sewer bills. If you meet the MSD CAP eligibility requirements, you will receive a 25% discount on your monthly sewer charges. The estimated annual savings for a MSD senior customer is $120 (or more) per year. Eligibility is based on age, income, and property ownership.  Click here to access brochure and application.  You may also contact the city office for copy of brochure.

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Get Ready for Summer

MAY 21, 2019

In preparation for the upcoming summer months, Hamilton County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (EMHSA) has shared some tips in their Summer Newsletter.  Click here to read more. 

You can also sign up to receive severe weather & emergency notifications from Alert Hamilton County (Alert HC) by visiting

By signing up for Alert HC, users will also be registered for the life-saving Smart911 system, allowing 9-1-1 call takers to receive important information when it matters most.  Take a moment and sign up today! 

FYI: On Saturday May 18, 2019, around 1:15 ish, The Fourth Annual Officer Sonny Kim Memorial Motorcycle Ride will pass through town on Plainfield Rd.

Join your neighbors and friends at Chamberlin Park on Sat May 18, 2019 for a "Community Celebration" hosted by a Go Local initiative of Crossroads Church. 12 noon - 3 pm, at the Lower Shelter. Food, Games, Fire Truck Display. Family Friendly.  Click here for info.

update: *** Please note full road closure, starting Mon April 8th.  This will be done on a rolling BLOCK by BLOCK basis.  Anticipate block closure is 2 days for each block. This is for utility pole placement. ***

As part of the Blue Ash Road Improvement Project, the utility poles are being upgraded.  Duke Energy needs the space along the railroad to safely and efficiently do this portion of the project. We appreciate your patience as the parking is limited during the day for approximately 30 days, beginning Mon March 25, 2019.  You will see 'no parking 8 am - 7 pm' signs posted along the R/R track parking.  Work is being done from Duneden to the north corporation line.

Tax Return document

Tax Deadline April 15

APR 10, 2019

Please be reminded that your local city tax return for tax 2018 is due by midnight of April 15, 2019. Postmarked (if mailed) by April 15, or dropped off at the city bldg.  There is a drop box in the municipal parking lot. Office hours are Mon - Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm, office may be closed for lunch, you may want to call ahead to check. 513-794-8863.  Extensions to file (not to pay) are granted if you also have a federal tax extension.

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