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Changes to Downtown Loveland Parking

Downtown visitors will soon see changes to the way parking is managed.  The Downtown Parking Advisory Committee (DPAC) recommended parking solutions to be implemented, setting time limits for short- and long-term parking, creating a more inviting area for downtown visitors, residents, and patrons.

The parking solutions will designate two-hour, four-hour and eight-hour parking locations throughout downtown Loveland.  On-street parking will be limited to two-hours, allowing a quicker turnover for short-term visitors, residents, and patrons.

Parking near Nisbet Park, the downtown park, and the lot nearest Bob Ronker's Running Spot, plus the parking area near Montgomery Cyclery and Plaid Room Records will have four-hour limits.  Parking near City Hall will include four-hour parking in front of The Works restaurant and eight-hour parking behind the buildings nearest Paxton's Grill.  The new Linda J. Cox Trailside Parking lot - across the trail from Eads Hardware and Loveland Canoe and Kayak Outfitters - plus the East Loveland Nature Preserve parking lot will allow eight-hour parking to accommodate cyclists and downtown business employees.

The Loveland Police Department will issue warning notices - but not citiations - beginning May 1 through June 30, 2017, allowing visitors, residents, and patrons time to adjust to the parking solutions and locate the appropriate parking site for their visit.

New and Noteworthy

The City submitted grant applications to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the addition of a walking trail at the Christman Farm on Butterworth Road and a new play set at Kiwanis Park on Wall Street.

The existing playground and swing at McCoy Park was removed last week.  The playground installation is anticipated to be completed by the end of next week.  A new picnic shelter will also be added to the park.

The Loveland Symmes Firefighters Association's project along the bike trail, known as Sweetheart Lane, will honor the Valentine Lady Program and recognize other notable women in Loveland's history.  This project is on schedule to be completed by Memorial Day.

The City received the first half property tax settlements from all three counties.  The total net real estate taxes received in 2017 increased by $30,015 or 1.79%.  Property taxes vary based on levies passed by the voters in each County.  Of the total property tax bill paid, the City receives roughly 15% which is then distributed among the general fund and fire and EMS funds.  The breakdown among the funds in 2016 and 2017 is as follows:
  2016 2017 Percent Change
General Fund $418,230.58 $432,121.40 3.32%
2001 Fire & EMS Levy $247,204.24 $252,084.73 1.97%
2006 Fire Levy $294,505.89 $298,304.82 1.29%
2006 EMS Levy $434,746.82 $440,354.72 1.29%
2014 Fire & EMS Levy $278,704.37 $280,541.69 0.66%
TOTAL $1,673,391.90 $1,703,407.39 1.79%
Firefighters dedicate their lives to the protection of life and property.  Sometimes that dedication is in the form of countless hours volunteered over many years, in others it is many selfless years working in the industry.  In all cases, it risks the ultimate sacrifice of a firefighter's life.

International Firefighter's Day is a time where the world's community can recognize and honor the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environments are as safe as possible.  It is also a day in which current and past firefighters can be thanked for their contributions.

The City of Loveland extends our deepest gratitude to the firefighters of the Loveland Symmes Fire Department for all they do to keep our community safe.

A Step Back in Time

Provided by the Loveland Historical Society Museum

May 6, 1841 - James Loveland, who the City is named after, married Isabella Ramsey, the granddaughter of Loveland's first settler, Thomas Paxton.

May 17, 1907 - The Hustler, Loveland's forerunner to the Loveland Herald, reported: "Girls Don't Tarry"  Come and Begin to Learn Cigar Making.  Yes, a cigar factory had just been completed in Loveland and was hiring girls to learn the work - then they would be put on the payroll within the next few weeks.  According to the Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum (GLHSM), the building was located on Second Street and is still standing today.

May 7, 1975 - The newly formed Greater Loveland Historical Society elected the first officers: President Pat Lakness, First Vice President Marshall Burtt, Second Vice President Erin Diehl, Secretary Ann Rhoda, Corresponding Secretary June Hammon, and Treasurer Avery West.

May 1975 -  The Friends of Old Loveland, along with local clubs and organizations, held the third annual Heritage Fair.  The number of exhibitors had grown from previous years and 103 antique cars attended the car show.

For more information about Loveland's past, visit the Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Saturday or Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. or call 513-683-5692 for an appointment during the week.

City Calendar

May 6 & 7 - Spring Planting Day, Volunteers should meet at Nisbet Part at 9 a.m.

May 9 - Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting, 6 p.m. at City Hall

May 9 - City Council Meeting, 7 p.m. at City Hall

May 13 - Food Truck Rally, 3 - 10 p.m. at Shopper's Haven Plaza on Loveland Madeira Road

May 17 - Senior Expo, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Receptions on Loveland Madeira Road.  Reservations required.  Call 774-3017 make a reservation.

May 29 - Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, 9 a.m. Click here to register to be in the parade.

May 29 - City Offices will be closed for Memorial Day.

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