Beginning Tues Sept 8, 2020, storm sewer work will begin on Clifford Road. After this utility work is complete, paving can begin. We appreciate the patience of the residents as we continue with this road improvement project.
**Upcoming detour for Utility work ** Feb 2020: Please note that Greater Cincinnati Water Works plans to do water line tie in work at Clifford & Blue Ash from 2/24 - 2/26/2020. Traffic will be reduced to one lane, and detoured around the area. Jan 2020: Work has begun on the Clifford Road Improvement Project. The initial work will be water main work by Greater Cincinnati Water Works. The road work portion will begin later in the spring by Rack & Ballauer Excavating. Click here for copy of letter that was distributed to the residents of Clifford Road. We appreciate your patience.
JULY 1: The tax office visit is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, (Mon- Fri). Please call the office at 513-794-8863 to set up your appointment. You can always utilize mailing, our drop box, or the electronic secure email link on our website to get your information to us!
The City Bldg is currently locked, but we are here; please call if you need to speak with or see Janet or BJ at the city office. (794-8860). Thank you.
The Summer Beautification Award Nominations are being accepted now thru July 24, 2020. Please nominate a beautiful property (residential or commercial) to receive recognition from the City ! Click here for nomination form. Forms are also available at the city office. Applications can be also emailed, mailed, or faxed to you upon request.
EFFECTIVE MAY 12TH: The City Municipal Building and Tax Office will be open to the public during the hours of 8:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm. It will be closed to the public from 11:00 am to 1:00pm, and again at 3:00 pm for the day. We will allow only 5 residents in the lobby at one time and one resident in the tax office at one time. There are markings on the floor for the residents to follow. You can always utilize mailing, our drop box, or the electronic secure email link on our web site to get your tax information to us!! Social distance & health & safety precautionary guidelines are in effect!
The Deer Park Park Board & Natasha of NKO YOGA Ltd (located in Deer Park !) bring you Yoga in the Park, Saturday mornings, starting June 6th, 2020 through August 2020, @ 10 a.m. Additional Saturdays beyond August if weather permits. The fee is $5 per person. Event is weather permitting. (Minimum age is 13.)
*** Social Distancing in place; and contactless payment available ***
The Deer Park Municipal building is scheduled to reopen for in person business with the public on May 12th, 2020. Social distance & health & safety precautionary guidelines are in effect. Please keep in mind that the Governor's Stay at Home orders are in effect through May 29, 2020; remember you can email, fax, or utilize our drop box for city or tax business. The Community Center remains closed.
Eff March 18, 2020, due to COVID-19, as a precaution, the City & Tax Offices are currently closed to the public. City business will still be conducted via telephone and email. Thank you for your patience as we limit exposure to City staff and the public. City phone: 513-794-8860. Tax 513-794-8863. Fax 513-794-8866. Our website www.deerpark-oh.gov has phone numbers, email addresses, and secure email option. There is a drop box in the municipal parking lot. Click here for further Tax Info.
From the Chair of the Deer Park Charter Commission:
Since being elected in November, the fifteen volunteer members of the Deer Park Charter Commission have been working towards drafting a charter for Deer Park. For those who may not know, a charter is like a constitution for a city: it sets out the general outline of how your government will function on a local level. Having a charter provides local control of the basic structure and function of a municipality and allows more flexibility than state law. Without a charter, a city has to follow the structures set forth by the General Assembly in Columbus. In short, a charter gives the residents and public officials of Deer Park direct and local control over how their government will function.
The Commission has held regular meetings since January to review other municipalities’ charters, discuss, and draft a charter. Recently we approved a draft of the charter. But our work is far from complete because we need input from the people who will be most impacted by the charter: you!
Until June 1, 2020, the Commission is soliciting comments from the public regarding the proposed draft. If you’d like to comment, you have a few options. First, you can comment in writing by sending an email or letter to the Commission to express your views on the proposed draft. Any written comments received on or before June 1 from a resident of Deer Park will be reviewed by the Commission and filed as part of the minutes that are an official record of the Commission’s work. You also have an option of attending a hearing where you can offer testimony to the Commission regarding your view of the draft. The dates, times, and locations of the meetings are listed below.
Given the current advice from the Ohio Department of Health and limitations on public gatherings to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, please check back for updates to the hearing schedule. Also, I encourage you to participate in this process by written comment, rather than attending the hearing for a few reasons. First, having a written record of your comments is the most useful form of comment to the Commission because your opinion will be clear and preserved as part of the official record of the Commission’s work. Second, gathering in a large group in the present circumstances presents some risk both to the public and the members of the Commission. Finally, given the unpredictable times, its not certain where we will be as a society in several weeks and whether public hearings will be possible even if we anticipate now that the hearings will be held. That said, the choice is yours how to best inform your government regarding your opinion.
After the Commission considers changes to the draft charter as a result of public comment, the charter will be submitted to City Council who will have the opportunity to amend it further, as Council sees fit. Then the draft will be distributed to every elector (voter) in writing before it appears on the ballot in November for approval by the residents of Deer Park.
We look forward to hearing from you regarding our work. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful comments and suggestions.
Your neighbor, Mark
Mark Manning, Chair Deer Park Charter Commission
click here for the draft charter (April 21, 2020)
You can send written input (USPS mail, email, fax. Note that the City's website has a Contact Us page, as an optional method for sending your input.), and/or you may attend either or both of the public hearings and speak to the Commission. Deadline for this phase of public input (to the Charter Commission) is June 1st, 2020.
Public Hearings to be at the Deer Park Community Center, 7640 Plainfield Rd, Deer Park, OH 45236:
1st hearing: Tues May 26, 2020 @ 7 p.m.
2nd hearing: Sat May 30, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The elected members of the Charter Commission have submitted a DRAFT charter, for the Public Review & Input stage of the process. Please see the Government Tab, and then the link for page for the Draft charter, including letter from the Charter Commission Chairman. Deadline for this stage of public input to the Commission is June 1, 2020. Input can be done in writing, and/or at the scheduled Public Hearings (5/26/2020 @ 7 pm & 5/30/2020 @ noon). Please see the Commission Chair's opening letter for additional info on the process. Public hearing specifics are listed on the Events page. The Charter Commission Chairman has an open letter for the public linked on the Gov't page (also now posted on home page under News), and you can quick link to Draft Charter here.