A publication by the City of Lebanon, published for residents and businesses
LEBANON FIRE DEPARTMENT PLANS
activities to highlight fire prevention week
Efforts to educate the community about how to prepare a fire escape plan are included.
The City of Lebanon Fire Department will host a variety of
special activities to mark Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13,
2007. A Family Fire Prevention Open House will be held on Fire Escape Checklist
Thursday, October 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Use the following checklist to make sure everyone in your
family is prepared in case of a fire.
This year’s message is, “Practice Your Escape Plan,” because it’s
not enough just to have a fire escape plan. To escape safely from • Do you have working smoke alarms in your home?
a home fire you’ve got to make sure that everyone in the home • Is there a smoke alarm in every sleeping room and outside
has practiced the each sleeping area?
plan as well. • Is there a smoke alarm on each level of the home, including
Lebanon Fire • Do you test your smoke alarms at least once a month?
Department will • Do you know the sound of your smoke alarms?
also offer a variety • How old are your smoke alarms? (If they’re more than 10
of activities years old, you need new ones.)
including: live and static displays that include an auto extrication, • Does your family have a home fire escape plan?
fire extinguisher demonstration, and antique fire apparatus
• Do you know two ways out of each room in your home?
• Do you know what to do when you hear your smoke alarm?
(Get out and stay out.)
For more information about Lebanon’s Fire Prevention Week
activities, please call 228-3852. • Are all the exits in your home clear of trash and toys?
• Has your family picked a meeting place outside the home
where everyone can go when they’ve escaped a fire?
Fire Department hires • Does everyone at home know how to call the fire depart-
Fire Lieutenants •
ment once they are outside?
Do you and all family members practice your escape plan at
least twice a year?
Lebanon Fire Department has hired three, full-time, fire
lieutenants in its efforts to ramp up its full-
time staff to meet the growing demands of Don’t forget to change your
the community. smoke alarm batteries
The new lieutenants serve under the fire Be sure to change your smoke alarm batteries at least once each
chief and captains, and will oversee the year. An easy way to remember is to
daily operations of the Fire and EMS crew at Station 41. change these batteries when you change
your clock either each spring and fall.
The new lieutenants bring Lebanon Fire Department’s Replace old batteries with fresh, high
full-time staffing level up to eight members. quality batteries to keep your smoke
alarms ready to protect you all year long.
Quality Infrastructure: Built to Last Updated Zoning Code
I am often asked by residents and business owners why some The City Council recently approved Lebanon’s new Zoning
roadway construction projects seem to take so long to complete. Code. In addition to being more user-friendly, the new code
The City’s aging roadway system includes many streets that establishes improved architectural standards for residential and
are experiencing failures to the soil base which supports the commercial construction. The intent of the code revisions is to
pavement, as well as deteriorated curb and gutter. Roadway base improve the overall quality of development in our community.
failures and concrete deterioration often require the complete
reconstruction of the roadway, which adds significant time
and cost to the project. Merely applying new asphalt overlays Central Business District
to roadways with base failures provides only temporary and Streetscape Improvements
cosmetic improvement, and costs more in the long run. Visit the
Engineering page on the City’s website at www.lebanonohio. Lebanon was recently
ws, and click on Diagram of a Standard Street for a detailed awarded a $600,000 grant
description. to perform the final phase of
the Downtown Streetscape
Prior to the reconstruction or resurfacing of our roads, the City Project. This $1.7 million
will inspect all underground utility lines and replace those water, project will include the
sewer and storm water systems which have reached the end of replacement of curb and
their service life. Although time consuming, this process helps gutters, brick sidewalks,
to ensure that newly paved roads will not need to be torn up to reconditioned lighting, street
replace underground utilities. trees and street furniture
on Broadway between
New Transportation and Parks Main St. and Silver, and
along Mulberry St. between
Impact Fees Sycamore and Mechanic.
The City Council has adopted a new Transportation Impact Fee
and has made revisions to the existing Parks Impact Fee. Each
new residential lot developed in the City will pay a parks impact
fee and a transportation impact fee. Commercial development Water & Sewer
will be charged only the transportation impact fee. These fees
only apply to new development, and funds generated will be used Rates Remain
to pay for the construction of new roadways and park facilities
required to accommodate the increased demand resulting from
Based on a recent survey conducted by the City
of Oakwood on water and sewer rates from over
We’re Available 65 jurisdictions in Southwest Ohio, Lebanon’s
rates remains competitively priced. The survey
indicates that the average combined-utility bill
City officials are available to attend citizen for water and sewer service during a typical 3-
meetings, such as homeowners associations month usage period is $184.97.
or other civic groups, to provide updates on
City operations and address questions. If you Lebanon ranked below the average with a water
would like to schedule a guest speaker for your and sewer billing of $180.72. The City’s goal is
group, please contact my office at 228-3101. to provide high quality water & sewer service in
a cost-effective manner.
Roadway projects continue in 2007
Orchard Avenue Reconstruction signal improvements to the following intersections: Miller
Road & Columbus Avenue, Monroe Road & Columbus Avenue,
(Phase II) and Columbus Avenue & Southline Drive. Construction is
anticipated to begin in mid-September and be completed by mid-
Orchard Avenue has been constructed between West Street and
November. Estimated total project cost is $823,000.
Broadway. The project included complete reconstruction of the
pavement to remove the high crown, new curb, new
storm sewers, replacement of all water and sanitary New
sewer mains, and curb bump outs to provide traffic Basketball
calming measures. The project was completed at the Court
end of August at a total cost of $1.4 million.
A new outdoor
Justice Drive Reconstruction basketball court
was constructed in
A majority of the curb & gutter along Justice Drive Colonial Park North
from Cook Road to East Street is deteriorated and on Monroe Road
numerous areas of the roadway are showing signs of with funds donated
pavement failure. A portion of the roadway will be by the Harmon Civic
reconstructed and the other portion will be resurfaced Trust. Along with the
with spot pavement repairs. All of the curb & standard basketball
gutter will be replaced. Construction began in late July and is hoops, a lower height basketball hoop was also provided for the
scheduled to be completed by November. The estimated project younger players.
cost is $114,000.
A Look Ahead at 2008…
2007 Concrete Replacement West Silver Street Reconstruction
In preparation for the 2008 ODOT Urban Paving Program, all The City of Lebanon has received a $395,000 grant from the
curb & gutter, sidewalks, and driveway aprons in need of repair Ohio Public Works commission for the reconstruction of West
along US 42 at Warren Street and Columbus Avenue from Warren Silver Street from Broadway to West Street. Project design is
Street to Miller Road, will be replaced and all handicap ramps in the final phase, and will include complete reconstruction of
will be installed to comply with federal guidelines. Concrete the pavement to remove the high crown, new curb, new storm
replacement began in late June and is expected to be completed sewers, and replacement of all water and sanitary sewer mains.
by the end of September. Invoices will be mailed to property The road will be closed to through traffic during construction,
owners in the first quarter of 2008; payment will be due by mid- due to the project’s complexity and to provide a safe work zone
summer. Any payments not received will be submitted to the for the residents and workers. Mail delivery, garbage pick-up,
County Auditors Office for assessment to the property owner in and bus service will be maintained. The project is anticipated to
2009. begin construction in April to October 2008.
2007 Alley Improvement Program
Cemetery Tour Offered
City of Lebanon received a $130,000 community development
block grant to improve alleys located in the older residential areas If you like history, or want to learn more about Lebanon, join
of our downtown. The project also included the installation of John Zimkus, historian for the Warren County Historical Society,
handicap ramps at the intersection of East Street and Mulberry and author of “Historical Footnotes of Lebanon Ohio,” for a
Street. narrated tour of Lebanon’s two historic cemeteries. The tour
begins in front of the fountain at
ODOT Urban Paving Program the Lebanon Cemetery on West
Silver Street and will last about an
Warren Street, from Broadway to Columbus Avenue, and hour and a half.
Columbus Avenue, from Warren Street to Miller Road, will be Tour Date:
Saturday, September 29
given a new surface course of asphalt with $450,000 in funding @ 10 a.m. RSVP by
from the Ohio Department of Transportation. The project will calling 228-3103.
include spot roadway repairs, the removal and replacement of Left: Tombstone of Ichabod Corwin, founder 3
the surface asphalt and placement of new striping, and traffic of Lebanon, in Pioneer Cemetery.
Office of Economic Development
Phone: 228-3184 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JD Legend Restaurant/Strike Zone with VIP rooms, a 600-seat banquet room that offer video
conference and teleconference capabilities, a restaurant, and
Lanes outdoor volley ball courts with a deck. The new center is
The restaurant and family-fun center, which currently has
scheduled to open in summer 2008.
locations in Kentucky and Franklin, Ohio, will open a new
facility in the 68,000+ sq. ft. vacant Wal-Mart building located
on Deerfield Road. The state- G/C Contracting
of-the-art, award-winning, The contractor has completed the
restaurant and family fun construction of a 12,000 sq. ft.
center will open in the spring manufacturing facility in the Norgal
2008. The new facility will Industrial Park. Two additional buildings
offer: a full-service restaurant are also slated for construction. The
and bar with TV’s, trivia, second building is near 60 percent
karaoke, live entertainment, complete, and a lease has been signed
fun poker tournaments, and with City Electric Supply for occupancy
a patio deck that will include pending completion.
outdoor volleyball courts and
a Tiki bar. Kiesland, Ltd.
The company is planning to construct a
Lebanon Lanes 38,400 sq. ft. speculative building in the
& Alley 21 Neighborhood Grille Kingsview Industrial Park on Columbia Road. The building
A new family entertainment center is planned for the existing is being constructed to appeal to a single-occupant industrial
91,000 sq. ft. former Big Bear building located on Columbus user for manufacturing, office or a combination of both uses.
Avenue. The new establishment will offer: bowling lanes Construction is scheduled to begin by fall 2007.
New Retail Offerings
At Your Spectra Group
SERVICE Construction is complete on the 18,000 sq. ft. retail center
located at 1530 Wal-Mart Drive. The shopping center
currently has nine new tenants including, Fashion Bug, Sprint,
American General, Great Clips, Check N Go, and Embarq.
CITy HALL is open LEBANON CITy HALL Spectra is also planning four, out-parcels, ranging in size from
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 50 South Broadway one acre to 2.5 acres, which will be marketed to banks and
Monday through Friday Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Closed Holidays restaurants.
GENERAL INFO. &
SERvICE DEPT. is open
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Lebanon Ventures, LLC
Construction is complete on three new retail buildings, totaling
UTILITy PAymENT EmERGENCy: 9-1-1 39,600 sq. ft. of retail/commercial space, located at 1525
WINDOW Genntown Drive across from Wal-Mart. The new retail center
is open 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM FIRE DEPARTMENT
Non emergency: 932-6119
is approximately 95 percent leased, and its tenants include,
Fax: 932-2493 Maurice’s (clothier), The Shoe Show, Cato Fashions (clothier),
POLICE DEPARTmENT Jack’s Aquarium, Regis/Supercuts, Tan Cincinnati Co.,
Non emergency: 932-2010 Cincinnati Bell, Game Stop, The Tin Duck Tavern, and Happy
Buffet (Chinese restaurant).
Leaf collections begin October 15
It’s that time of year again, when Public Works is gearing up for There may be times when the quantity of leaves
leaf-collection season. Since trees lose their leaves at varying in one area is so heavy that the leaf col-
times, collection has been lengthened to accommodate the tree lection crews will begin earlier than
cycles. scheduled. In these cases, crews will
return to your area on the days
To collect leaves more effectively, we request that you rake scheduled as well.
leaves into the street approximately 12 inches away from the
curb to allow rainfall to flow down the curb and into the storm In case of an early snow
inlets. If your street does not have curbs, line prior to a leaf
up your row of leaves on the pavement as close collection, leaves raked to the curb for collection
to the shoulder of the road as possible to leave Please remove all will likely be plowed onto the road-way along
the maximum amount of street surface open for parked vehicles from with the snow. Weather permitting, any remaining
vehicles. the street until leaves leaves will be collected. An early snowfall seri-
have been removed. ously hampers our leaf collection efforts because
Please ensure that there are not any foreign some of the same trucks that are used to pick up
objects hidden in the leaf piles. This causes leaves will be needed to plow the streets.
great damage to our leaf-vac, causing a delay in the program for
repairs. Should you miss the opportunity to participate in the program on
the scheduled dates, please bag your leaves and deposit them in
Have your leaves ready on the first day of the pick-up schedule. the provided dumpster located at the Public Works building at 511
Have leaves raked into the street and ready for pickup by 7:00 North Broadway.
a.m. on the first day of your scheduled pickup, but no earlier
than 4:00 p.m. on the day before your scheduled pickup. Please Questions or concerns about leaf pick-up?
remember to remove any parked cars from the street until the Call Dan Wilson, Superintendent of Public Works @
leaves have been removed. 228-3701 or Email: email@example.com.
Leaf Collection Schedule
1. Oct. 15-17, 29-31; Nov. 12-14 & 26-28
Main St. to Maple Ave. from East St. to West St., includ-
ing Silverwood Farms.
2. Oct. 17-19, Oct. 31-Nov. 2; Nov. 14-16,
Maple Ave. South, including Poplar Hill, Oak Forge, Stone
Ridge, Lakeside Landing, Catalpa Ridge, Cook Rd., Coun-
tryside, Sterling Chase and Tecumseh Trails.
3. Oct. 22-24, Nov. 5-7, 19-21; Nov. 30-
North Broadway to By-Pass 48 from East Main St. to Mon-
roe Rd., including East Ridge and Ridge View.
4. Oct. 24-26; Nov. 7-9, 21-23; Dec. 3-5
North Broadway to Columbus from Monroe Rd. to Miller
5. Oct. 29-31; Nov. 12-14, 26-28; Dec. 5-7
North Broadway City limits to west City limits on Miller
Road to Desales Ave., including Garfield Park, Reveres
Run and Millers Crossing.
6. Oct. 31-Nov. 2; Nov. 14-16, 28-30; Dec.
North Broadway to west City limits (SR’s. 63 & 123) from
Desales Ave. to West Main St. 5
Calendar of Events
COUNTRy APPLEFEST CITy OF LEBANON HOLIDAy
Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. ILLUMINATION
Downtown Lebanon Friday, November 23, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Christmas Tree Park, Downtown Lebanon
Over 200 booths filled with food, crafts and farmers
market items. For more information visit www.
Bring the family and come celebrate the season
countryapplefest.com or call 932-6585.
at the City’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy
Christmas carols, free horse-carriage rides and be
LADMA DOWNTOWN sure to visit Santa! Downtown shops are open late.
mERCHANT HALLOWEEN Visit www.lebanonohio.ws or contact Karen Patton
Saturday, October 27, 1-3 p.m.
LEBANON CHRISTmAS FESTIvAL
Bring your little goblin to the annual downtown & HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE
Merchant’s Halloween. Participating merchants in
downtown Lebanon will distribute candy to children PARADE
ages 12 and under in costume. Saturday, December 1; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
TRICK-OR-TREAT It’s the premier event of the holiday season and
Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. it’s only in downtown Lebanon. Two horse-drawn
carriage parades ride along the streets of the
Here are some helpful guidelines to make this year’s historic downtown at the 1 p.m. parade and the
event a fun and safe one: 7 p.m. candlelight parade. Be sure to visit the
vendors, the downtown shops, and enjoy the
• Go only to well-lit houses. entertainment and carriage rides between parades.
Visit www.lebanonchamber.org or contact the
• Travel in small groups and be accompanied by an Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce at 932-1100.
• Bring treats home before eating them so they can
CHRISTmAS AT GLENDOWER
• Use flashlights, stay on sidewalks, and avoid Glendower mansion, 105 Cincinnati Ave.
crossing through yards.
• Cross streets at the corner, use crosswalks where The 1840’s Greek Revival mansion will be decorated
they exist and do not cross between parked cars. for the Christmas holiday and refreshments will be
available as you enjoy entertainment by historical
• Wear clothing that is bright, reflective and flame
performers, singers and musicians. Visit www.
wchsmuseum.com or call 932-1817 for details.
• Avoid LM&M Railroad offers a host of themed train rides
wearing throughout the season. Visit www.lebanonrr.com
long, baggy for details.
costumes LEBANON THEATRE CO.
or oversized It’s community theatre in Lebanon! Visit ltcplays.
shoes to com for more information about the current season.
tripping. THE LEBANON SymPHONy ORCHESTRA &
The LSOC offers something for every musical taste.
Visit www.musicinlebanon.com for details.
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Ind Da tion
Below: HOWLBand performed for the crowd Above: Lebanon FOP organized the DUNK-A-COP Above: The animals are a
at this year’s event. fundraiser at this year’s event. favorite at the petting zoo.
Left: Mayor Amy Brewer welcomed
Be a part of actions
that shape the future of
Lebanon. The following
monthly meetings are
held at City Hall, 50
South Broadway. Come
Second and fourth Tuesday of each
month at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers
City Council Work Sessions
Scheduled as necessary at 7:00 PM
Board of Festivals & Tourism
Randall Atkins received his Ohio Environmental Second Thursday of each month at
Protection Agency Class II Wastewater Operators 5:00 PM
License. To qualify for a Class II Operators License
an operator must work at a Wastewater Treatment Citizens Housing Committee
Plant for at least three years and obtain continuing Meets on call, the first Monday of each
education in the Wastewater field through classes month at 7:00 PM
and seminars. The operator must also successfully
pass a written exam. Only 34% of the 76 people
who took the exam passed to receive their license.
Parks & Recreation Board
First Wednesday of each month at
Third Tuesday of each month at
Shade Tree Commission
City Attorney Mark Yurick was Second Wednesday each month at
recognized for his service during 5:00 PM
a council meeting. City Manager
Pat Clements presented him with a
For more information about meetings and
framed portrait of City Hall.
events, please call City Hall at 933-7200.
Patrick Jenkinson Travis O’Neill Keith Phillips Stephen Hudgins
Police Officer Police Officer Dispatcher Municipal Worker I
The City recently recognized the
retirement of two outstanding
staff members who completed a
Joshua Pirk Steven Johnson Dion Grener combined 60 years of dedicated
Fire Lieutenant Fire Lieutenant Fire Lieutenant service to our community.
Doug Johnson, Deputy Director of
Planning & Development retired
on June 1, 2007, and Randy Duff,
Superintendant of Parks and
Cemeteries, retired on April 1,
The City greatly appreciates their
many years of outstanding service!
Dale Lusby Jesse Malone Dale Smith
Electric Dept. Electric Dept. Electric Dept.
Lineman Storekeeper Equipment Operator
50 S. Broadway StANdARd
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Lebanon City Council
Mayor Amy Brewer 505-4174
Vice Mayor James Norris II 505-4819
Jeffrey S. Aylor 236-3980
Ben Cole 933-9543
Charleen Mehaffie Flick 932-6561
Jeffrey Monroe 292-5350
Matthew Rodriguez 236-6318
Pat Clements 228-3101
Clerk of Council
Sharee Dick 228-3163
Mark Yurick 228-3106