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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 00:00

Charter Review Commission

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The Charter Review Commission is appointed by the City Council.  The City Charter is the constitution of the City of Huber Heights.  In 1983, the City of Huber Heights adopted its current City Charter and became a Council-Manager form of government. The current City Charter was written by an elected Charter Commission chaired by Ints Kaleps. The Huber Heights City Charter was amended for the first time in November, 2016.

The Charter Review Commission was established by a motion of the Huber Heights City Council on February 22, 2016 to study and review the City Charter and to make recommendations regarding provisions that are in conflict with current state law, do not reflect current practices or realities, or are outdated and obsolete.  The recommendations of the Charter Review Commission, as well as input from the public, were presented to the City Council for action by the City Council to initiate the process for any amendments to the City Charter.  Any amendments to the City Charter have to be voted on and approved by the electorate at an election prior to the adoption and implementation of the amendments.  The membership of the Charter Review Commission consists of three members of the Huber Heights City Council, two members of the Huber Heights City Staff who are Huber Heights residents, and four members who are Huber Heights residents.

The Charter Review Commission is currently inactive.

Charter Review Commission MembershipTerm Expires
Nancy Byrge 12/31/2016
Mark Campbell 12/31/2016
Jeff Heinrich 12/31/2016
Josh King, Chair 12/31/2016
David Manship 12/31/2016
John Russell, Vice Chair 12/31/2016
Richard Shaw 12/31/2016
Toni Webb 12/31/2016
Vacant 12/31/2016

For more information, contact the Charter Review Commission staff liaison, Anthony Rodgers, Clerk of Council, at (937) 237-5832. 

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Sunday, 20 March 2016 00:00

Energy Aggregation Archive

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ISSUE #1 - Energy aggregation


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The City of Huber Heights will provide an opportunity for residents to vote on the possibility for energy aggregation. Issue 1, Electricity Energy Aggregation, will be placed on the March 15, 2016 ballot. Issue 1 will allow the City to study all available electricity sources and negotiate with providers in order to obtain a bulk rate with the goal of providing a reduced cost to our residents. 

The City wants to look into how to lower energy costs for the community. One way is to join together as one large customer to negotiate and lower electricity costs. A vote for Issue 1 allows the City to represent the Community as an aggregated buying group to negotiate reduced electricity costs. The City is NOT mandating a supplier, controlling the utility, or creating revenue or profit. The purpose of Issue 1 is to allow the City to investigate options to negotiate reduced prices for electricity for Huber Heights residents and Businesses.

Please join us for Informational Meetings about Issue 1 and Energy Aggregation:

  • Wednesday February 17 10:00am at City Hall
  • Wednesday February 17 6:00pm at City Hall
  • Tuesday, March 8 5:30pm at City Hall
  • Monday, March 14 6:00pm at City Hall

FAQ's:

As common questions are presented and asked, we will continue to build this list

Q: Is the City mandating or controlling who I get my electricity from?

A:  No.  Governmental Aggregation is an method to gather interested parties into a large buying group to negotiate the best electricity rates.  At any time, you can "Opt Out" and not participate. 

Q:  Is the City using this as a method to generate revenue or profit?

A:  No.  The City Council has stated through policy and an adopted Ordinance and Resolution that there will be no fees, costs or capture of savings to provide any revenue or profit to the City.  All savings identified are provided for and only for the member residents and businesses.  Any cost from the supplier is billed directly from them, not the City; therefore there is no way the City can capture and fees or collect interest on billing, fees, etc.

Q:  How is the consultant selected, how much will that cost, and how will that be paid for?

A:  The consultant would be selected through an open, competitive bidding process. The cost will be determined through that process and only applied if approved and selected by City Council.  The City can choose to pay outright for the consultant services fee or build it in as a small cost divided amongst enrolled users

Click HERE to view the Presentation Slide describing the Consultant Selection

Informational Material:

This Power Point Presentation will be shared at various meetings by the City Manager as an informative piece that explains what and how energy aggregation works.  

Click HERE to view the Ballot Language for Issue 1

Click HERE to view an Informational Tri-Fold

Click HERE to view a Flyer for Issue 1 - Energy Aggregation

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The passage of Issue 1 now allows the City to study all available electricity sources and negotiate with providers in order to obtain a bulk rate with the goal of providing a reduced cost to our residents. That will be through the development of an Electric Energy Aggregation Program.  Through the next few months, that program will be developed and reviewed to determine if the Program would be beneficial to the citizens of Huber Heights.  If it meets that objective, City Council will vote whether or not to implement the Program.  There will be a specific process followed for the development of the Program, and additional information, meetings and activities will occur in doing so.  All information will be shared here as a reference point.

The City is NOT mandating a supplier, controlling the utility, or creating revenue or profit. The purpose of Issue 1 is to allow the City to investigate options to negotiate reduced prices for electricity for Huber Heights residents and Businesses.

FAQ's:

As common questions are presented and asked, we will continue to build this list

Q: Is the City mandating or controlling who I get my electricity from?

A:  No.  Governmental Aggregation is an method to gather interested parties into a large buying group to negotiate the best electricity rates.  At any time, you can "Opt Out" and not participate. 

Q:  Is the City using this as a method to generate revenue or profit?

A:  No.  The City Council has stated through policy and an adopted Ordinance and Resolution that there will be no fees, costs or capture of savings to provide any revenue or profit to the City.  All savings identified are provided for and only for the member residents and businesses.  Any cost from the supplier is billed directly from them, not the City; therefore there is no way the City can capture and fees or collect interest on billing, fees, etc.

Q:  How is the consultant selected, how much will that cost, and how will that be paid for?

A:  The consultant would be selected through an open, competitive bidding process. The cost will be determined through that process and only applied if approved and selected by City Council.  The City can choose to pay outright for the consultant services fee or build it in as a small cost divided amongst enrolled users

Click HERE to view the Presentation Slide describing the Consultant Selection

Informational Material:

This Power Point Presentation will be shared at various meetings by the City Manager as an informative piece that explains what and how energy aggregation works.  

Click HERE to view an Informational Tri-Fold

Click HERE to view a Flyer for Issue 1 - Energy Aggregation

Sunday, April 10, 2016

 

            Huber Heights Arts & Beautification Commission is hosting their second annual art show exhibition on Sunday, April 10th.  The event will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Huber Heights Senior Citizen Center located at 6428 Chambersburg Road.

            The event is open to all community members living in and around the Huber Heights area.  There is no fee to submit entries for display.  No judging of art work will take place.  Exhibitors are responsible for setting up their own exhibit and removing it at the conclusion of the show.  Please read the attached rules for further details and requirements.

            Please register to reserve table space.  All forms must be completed by April 1st.  Please fill in all required information and mail or deliver this form to:  City of Huber Heights, 6131 Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights 45424, Attention:  Ms. Margie Muhl.  Contact Ms. Muhl at 937-237-5809 or return form via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    NO ART WORK SHALL BE DROPPED OFF AT City Hall OR Huber Heights Senior Citizen Center before the event!

 

Note: There will be only six foot tables available for display purposes.  YOU are responsible for setting up your art work and you must stay with your display during the event. 

      Application

      Art Waiver                                                            

Friday, 12 February 2016 00:00

Documents and Reports Page

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This page contains a miscellaneous mix of various documents for reference and resource that are not associated with a specific page are area of this site.  Click on the alphabetically listed name of the report or document to open it.

A

Admininstrative Committee Meeting (October 20,2014) Public Records and Discussion Documents

C

Carriage Trails Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Public Infrastructure Request Presentation

Carriage Trails (including Benchrock) Overall Event Timeline

Carriage Trails TIF Public Infrastructure Costs Summary - All Amendments

Carriage Trails 19th Amendment Phase Update July 2017

City Manager's Report - January 2016

City Manager's Report - February 2016

City Manager's Report - March 2016

City Manager's Report - April 2016

City Manager's Report - May 2016

City Manager's Report - June 2016

City Manager's Report - July 2016

City Manager's Report August 2016

 City Manager's Report September 2016

Water Division O and M Supplement

City Manager's Report October 2016

City Manager's Report November 2016

City Manager's Report December 2016

City Manager's Report January 2017

City Manager's Report February 2017

City Manager's Report March 2017

 City Manager's Report April 2017

City Manager's Report May 2017

City Manager's Report June 2017

City Manager's Report July 2017

City Manager's Report August 2017

City Manager's Report September 2017

City Manager's Report October 2017

City Manager's Report November 2017

City Manager's Report December 2017

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Debt and Funds Summary Report

K

Kroger Aquatic Center Documents

2012 Attendance

2013 Attendance

2014 Attendance

2015 Attendance

2016 May Attendance

2016 May Financial Report

2016 Financial Report

L

Liquor Permit Types and Numbers

p

Prosecutor Report - Fourth Quarter, 2016 

R

Republic Services Trash Collection and Recycling Report 2015

Rose Music Center

May 2017 Combined Operations and Facility Cash Basis Management Report 

2025

2025 Plan power point Overview

2025 Plan and Updates/Associated References and Documents

Thursday, 28 January 2016 00:00

Issue 13 Archive

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Issue 13 Archive

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This page has been developed as a resource for the facts and information around maintaining safety and city services.  We encourage input and will continue to ask for it through several activities, forums and meetings.  This page contains references to factual information to help answer questions and provide information to our citizens.  The page will continue to develop, and items will be regularly added. Please check our calendar for upcoming events and forums for discussions and input.  Thank you for being involved! 


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Click here or the above to view a short video about Issue 13.

History of the 2-Step Plan to Maintain Safety and City Services:

In November 2014, the community stated they wanted to maintain the current level of public safety and city services to keep Huber Heights safe and a high quality of life.  That statement was made by passing Issue 19 - Step 1 of the 2 Step plan to keep current public safety and city service levels.

Step 2 of that plan is to maintain the quality of life and public safety resources for the next 10 years, and is NOT a new tax.  On May 5, our residents will be asked to decide on Step 2 and determine if we maintain current public safety and city service levels or make significant reductions.  The decision is made by the voting results of a .25% income tax Continuation, again NOT a new tax.

What is a Continuation:

The ballot issue for May 5 will call for the Continuation of .25% income tax for the next 10 years which is due to fall off December 31, 2015.  Commonly known as a "renewal", this Continuation is NOT a new tax, but continues the current income tax rate through 2025.  Without the Continuation, significant reductions will occur to Public Safety and City services.

The Ballot Language for May 5 will be as follows:

    Shall the Ordinance providing for the continuation of an existing 0.25% levy on income for POLICE AND FIRE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND GENERAL CITY OPERATIONS, beginning January 1, 2016 for a period of 10 years, be passed?

(Click HERE for the 2015 Continuation Ordinance) (Click HERE for the 2015 Continuation Resolution)

(click HERE for the 2005 Tax Ordinance) (Click HERE for the 2005 Tax Resolution)

The Continuation involves .25% Earned Income Tax (see definition below) which is NOT a property tax and NOTa new tax that will maintain $1.75 million dedicated to Police, Fire, EMS and City services.  The Continuation will remain a dedicated tax with the same earmarked funds as noted in the original tax as follows: 

  • 40.5% ($708,750) to Police
  • 40.5% ($708,750) to Fire/EMS
  • 19% ($332,500) to General City Operations - Parks and Recreation 

Since 2009, the City had been forced to deplete its operating cash reserve at an average rate of $2 million dollars per year to maintain safety and City services.  At that rate, the cash reserve will be depleted in 2016 and the City will be forced to drastically reduce safety and City services.  Completing Step 2 of the Two-Step plan will safeguard the Public Safety and City Services which maintain the safety and quality of life in the community.  In this regard, the City is dedicated to delivering factual information to our residents on City finances and this Continuation of earned income tax, enabling residents to make an informed decision on the direction they would like to see Huber Heights go in the future.  Our outreach efforts have the goal of hearing what our residents have to say, and to get input and suggestions on how to set the future of our community.

If this earned income tax Continuation (Step 2) is passed; Police, Fire and EMS staffing and service levels would remain the same as they are today.  Additionally, the City will be able to maintain services beyond Police and Fire, including park maintenance, and senior services at the Senior Center.  However, if this earned income tax Continuation is not passed, the City of Huber Heights will be forced to drastically reduce safety and City services.

Information and Documents:

Financial Information Behind the Continuation:

 What is an Earned Income Tax?

An earned income tax is a tax on earned income from a paycheck. Retired senior citizens and those unemployed are not taxed.

What is Taxed What is Not Taxed
Wages Interest
Tips Dividends
Self-employed   earnings Capital Gains
Partnership Income Pensions
Rental Income Annuity Income
  Unemployment
  Income from Estates
  Social Security   Benefits

What is the cost/calculation of the Continuation?

The Continuation .25% Earned Income Tax is an earmarked, dedicated tax created to provide 81% of the funds for Police, Fire, and EMS, and 19% of the funds for City services and Parks & Recreation.  The funds generated based on 2014 collections is $1.75 million. 

The Fire/EMS and Police each are provided $708,750 from the Continuation, and the General Services - Parks/Seniors are provided $332,500 which equates to:

  • 10.5% of the Fire/EMS Operations and Personnel Budget
  • 9.5% of the Police Operations and Personnel Budget
  • 5.8% of the General Parks & Recreation / Senior Center Operations Budget

 Fore detailed information about the individual funds and/or budgets, please visit our Financial Transparency Site

 New Fire Station #25

For details and progress of Station 25, please CLICK HERE to visit the STATION 25 landing page

For a quick review, here are some general Facts and FAQ's regarding the third (new) Fire Station:

  • Station 25 is proposed to be located on S.R. 202 near Parktown Blvd to serve the Northern population of our community
  • The primary purpose of the new station is to maintain response times and provide a response more geographically situated in the Northern part of our community.
  • Staffing for the Station will be provided by shifting existing resources and personnel to relocate them into the new station.  In addition, cross-staffing and back filling with overtime will be done to make sure all three stations in the City are staffed.  As the base economy of the community expands, the new station will provide for the expansion of additional resources.
  • Q:  If the May Continuation does not pass, will the new station still be staffed?
  • A: No.  10.5% of the Fire Division's operations and personnel budget will be reduced ($708,750) which will force the reduction of personnel.  Without the current staffing levels, reductions in responses and on-duty fire personnel will occur.
  • Q:  If the May Continuation does not pass, will the new station still be built?
  • A: Yes.  The funds to be used for the new station are dedicated and not the same funds as operations.  The promise to the community was to provide the fire facility, and the dedicated funds will be used for that purpose.
  • Q:  Are the funds previously passed for the third fire station still available?
  • A:  Yes.  Since 2006, a total of $2,703,579 net tax has been collected. $672,709 has been used over those years for Fire capital and operational expenses, leaving $2,030,870 remaining in the fund.  CLICK HERE to Check our Financial Transparency Site for additional details of Fund 431- Fire Capital
  • Q:  Is the new Fire Station project on hold until the results of the May Continuation?
  • A: No.  Recently City Council Unanimously agreed to authorize the purchase of the land after final due diligence to continue moving forward with the project.  It is expected that closing on the land and open bidding for project services will begin in March.
Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

New Business Letter

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Dear Huber Heights Business:

The City of Huber Heights imposes an Income Tax of 2.25% on Net Profits derived from conducting business within the City.   This letter outlines the requirements for filing and paying City Income Tax as a Business located in the City or a company conducting business within the City.

An annual return must be filed each year by April 15th or within three and one-half (3 1/2) months of the fiscal year end. The 2.25% tax is determined by the Federal Forms filed with the IRS   (Form 1120, 1120S and 1065).   If the company conducts business both inside and outside the City, a Schedule Y (Business Allocation Formula) determines the percentage of tax liability for the City.

If the company has employees working in Huber Heights it is required to withhold the 2.25% Income Tax on qualifying wages as defined in IRS Code Section 3121(a), (usually located in the Medicare Box of the W-2).   Medicare exempt employees are subject to the requirements for qualifying wages.

The withholding payments are either submitted monthly (if over $200. per month) or quarterly, to the Tax Office. The due dates for monthly withholding payments are the 15th of each month following the month of collection.  For quarterly withholding payments the due dates are the 15th of April, July, October and January. An Annual Reconciliation along with copies of W-2’s is due by February 28 of the following year.

If the company is Sole Proprietorship and the Business owner is a resident of the City of Huber Heights the resident will include the Schedule C on the Huber Heights Individual Income Tax Return. All other non-Huber Heights residents who earn Schedule C or E income must file a separate Business Return.

If an Extension of Time for filing is needed, a request must be submitted in writing to the Tax Office prior to the due date of the return. A copy of the Federal Extension can be used for this request.   An extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay.  Penalties and interest may be charged on any tax balance remaining due after the original due date.  Also, quarterly estimated payments are to be paid by due dates for current tax year.

Please complete the Questionnaire and return to the Tax Office within fifteen (15) days from the date of this notice. Any questions, or if additional information in needed, please feel free to contact the Tax Office.

Sincerely,

Tracy L. Vanderman
Tax Administrator

Click Here for Business Questionnaire

Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

New Resident Letter

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 Dear Huber Heights Resident:

The City of Huber Heights imposes a 2.25% Income Tax on all residents.   The Income Tax is collected under the Authority of Chapter 191 (2015 tax year and prior) and Chapter 192 (2016 tax year and forward) of the Huber Heights Income Tax Ordinance. A Huber Heights City Income Tax Return is due each year on or before April 15th.

Please complete the City of Huber Heights Questionnaire for the purpose of maintaining current Huber Heights Tax records. The completion of the questionnaire is required by ALL RESIDENTS of Huber Heights. The fact that you may be retired, unemployed, disabled or paying city tax where you are employed does not exclude you from completing and returning the questionnaire. All information is strictly confidential and will be maintained in the Tax Office. All residents that are active duty must complete the questionnaire and a tax return each year (active duty pay is not taxable). For a complete list of items that are taxable/not taxable please see the index page on website.

Please complete all lines of the questionnaire. If you are not working, explain your situation (temporarily unemployed, fully retired, permanently disabled, etc.). If you are renting, you must provide the complete name and address of your landlord. You must also provide the names, ages (minors) and employment status of all household members.

Please return the enclosed form to the Tax Office within 15 days from the date of this letter. The office is located at 6383 Brandt Pike, in the Huber Centre.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Tax Office.

Sincerely,

Tracy L. Vanderman
Tax Administrator

Click Here for Questionnaire

Thursday, 12 November 2015 00:00

Holiday Decorations Contest

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The Huber Heights Arts and Beautification Commission hosts the 

Holiday Decorations Contest

Submissions accepted November 18 through December 7

Judging occurs December 10 through December 14

Judging Categories include: Most Creative, Use of Lighting and Best Display

*Only registered entries will be judged

Click here for an application and more details