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LSFD Pandemic Precautions

Loveland-Symmes Fire Department (LSFD) began the vaccination process for its members in late December 2020 and will continue the vaccination process through 2021 as additional vaccine supplies become available. This is part of LSFD’s ongoing efforts to continuously monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. The department developed a new Incident Action Plan (IAP) to deal specifically with COVID-19 protocols and operations. The IAP is frequently updated to meet guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, Ohio Department of Health, Hamilton County Public Health, and Clermont County Public Health. LSFD staff remain vigilant and are taking all precautions necessary to limit exposure, such as additional disinfecting in the fire stations, frequent temperature checks, and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) while in public.

Service Award

The Stan McCoy Sr. Community Service Award was bestowed to Stan McCoy Jr. on December 15. This annual award is presented to a nominee who has participated in recreation activities that benefit the city and/or residents for at least three years. The award has come to symbolize involvement in youth sports. With more than 30 years coaching youth football and basketball, as well as 25 years coaching track, Stan Jr. has impacted the lives of many Loveland youth, earning him the award named after his father. “The Recreation Board received numerous nominees — each worthy of the award. It was just hard to top Stan,” said John Hart, City of Loveland Recreation Board Chairman.

Officer Wilmes Retiring

Officer Tim Wilmes will retire from the Loveland Police Department (LPD) on February 5. At 31 years of service, he is the longest serving LPD employee. Wilmes will be recognized at the February 9 City Council meeting (7 p.m. at City Hall).

Loveland Police: Social Worker Grant

Police officers across the country have adopted the role of “first responders” to crime-related issues, as well as social challenges. There are many federal and state laws that require the Loveland Police Department (LPD) to provide victim assistance, social services, or liaison services. To meet this demand, the City of Loveland wishes to create and fill the position of a professionally trained Police Social Worker. LPD submitted a Family Violence Prevention and Services Act grant application, which would provide state funding for two years of staffing. If awarded, the City will supply a local match of 35% of the total grant request. Adding this position to the police department will create a more effective way to deliver services, ensure compliance, and reduce risk to the city.

Historic Preservation Guidelines

The Historic Preservation and Planning Commission is finalizing the Historic Preservation Design Guidelines. A public hearing for all property owners within the recommended historic district boundaries is scheduled for February 17. Click here to review the final draft of the Historic Preservation and Planning District Design Guidelines.

Recycling Update

New year, new recycling opportunities! Rumpke is now accepting polypropulene (commonly referred to as Plastic 5) containers in residents’ curbside recycling bins. This includes yogurt cups, sour cream or butter tubs, and fruit cups. Questions? View flyer or contact Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171.

Budget Recognition


The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the City of Loveland its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the seventh consecutive year. In order to receive the award, the city had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. For being primarily responsible for having achieved this recognition, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation was presented to Michelle Byrde, former Director of Finance. Byrde retired from the city in December after serving six years. Read more.

2022 Homearama


A new housing development is coming to Loveland: Chimney Ridge subdivision located off Butterworth Road. This 30-unit community will serve as the host of Cincinnati’s 2022 Homearama. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in May 2021.

City Welcomes New Hires


At the January 12 City Council meeting, Mayor Kathy Bailey issued the oath of office to two new city employees: Joy Deardorff and Krista Rose.
  • Deardorff, Human Resources Manager, began her employment with the city January 4. She has a strong background in human resources developed during her tenure with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Rose joined the city January 5 as Marketing & Communications Coordinator. She brings 10+ years of digital and print marketing knowledge to her role.

City Calendar


For a list of upcoming meetings and events, click here.
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