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Wednesday, 03 February 2010 00:00

City Manager

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Robert Schommer- City Manager

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the City of Huber Heights, I want to welcome you to our website. It is our hope that within these pages you find information about the activities we do and the services we proudly provide to make Huber Heights one of the region's greatest communities. Within this site you can access upcoming events; get information as a resident, business or visitor; offer compliments or complaints; or contact any member of our team through email. We will continue to grow this website as a vital resource to you, and a way to share our service to the community.

As the City Manager, I am proud to say our team of employees is constantly working to meet the needs of the community through services, activities and engagement. Our mission statement is “To create the best managed City in Ohio, providing outstanding service and an unsurpassed quality of life for our residential and business citizens”. It is through the great dedication of the men and women providing city services and the open relationships we have with the residents of our community that we are able to achieve our mission. We are committed to staying open, honest and transparent to help provide information and education to any and all, so there is true interaction with this local government. We are successful because of the input, participation and support we receive from our residents, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the citizens of Huber Heights for your support.

Please take the time to explore our site and you will quickly see the pride in this community, and the honor all Huber Heights employees have in serving it. With commitment to our Mission and service to our citizens, we will continue to be a Community on the Rise.

I invite and encourage your questions, challenges, comments and compliments to allow us to continue our improvement and to let us know how we're doing.

Sincerely Yours,

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Robert B. Schommer
City Manager

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Rob Schommer has been serving this community since September 1996. Under his current responsibilities as City Manager, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the City including direction and oversight, budgeting, and developing operations in accordance with the policies and regulations established by the City Council.

Rob came to Huber Heights as a police officer, and since he began his service to the community, Rob has served as a patrol officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, deputy chief, chief of police, and now City Manager. Through the various jobs, assignments, and promotions he has held, Rob has had much influence on organizational and operational changes. In 2005, after three years of intensive policy writing and compliance management, he led the Police Division to international accreditation. He also oversaw the achievement of Accreditation for the Communications Center making Huber Heights the first and only organization in the State of Ohio to have both law enforcement and communications center accreditation. Rob continues his innovative efforts day to day by facilitating new ideas and methods to improve the quality of safety and service to the community. Rob has a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College.

Phone: 937.237.5827

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Huber Heights, Ohio

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Thank You Huber Heights!

Welcome to our Community!

Come grow with us in Huber Heights, Ohio

Huber Heights, Ohio is located at the true crossroads of America: I-70 and I-75.  The City offers beautiful parks and recreational opportunities for every interest, a very diverse population representing many cultures; great schools and athletic programs. We have a strong business community and forward-thinking development opportunities in transportation logistics, research and development, high tech, light industrial, and a host of other enterprises.  Our growing residential stock offers housing and lifestyle variety unmatched in our region. Family-centered residential development in beautiful wooded areas, urban settings, and semi-rural neighborhoods makes Huber Heights an attractive town to call home.

We urge you to consider making your new home in Huber Heights, Ohio! Come grow with us!

Wednesday, 03 February 2010 00:00

Public Records

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In Ohio, public records are the people’s records, and the officials in whose custody they happen to be are merely trustees for the people. Public records in the custody of the City are retained according to the Record Retention Schedules established by the City of Huber Heights Public Records Commission. (A copy of which is maintained by the Public Records Administrator). All public records maintained by the City will be made available for prompt inspection and/or copying within a reasonable period of time upon the request of any member of the public.  

Upon request, public records shall be copied by a City employee and made available to the Requestor within a reasonable time during normal business hours. The Requestor may choose to have the public record duplicated (i) on paper, (ii) on the same medium upon which the City keeps the record, or (iii) on any other medium the City determines it can reasonably be duplicated as an integral part of the normal operations of the City. The costs for public records are established in the Public Records Fee Schedule.

Certain public records are defined by law as “exempt” from inspection and copying. If a public record contains information that is exempt from public inspection, the City shall make available all of the information within the public record that is not exempt and the Requestor will be notified if any information is redacted or the redaction will be made plainly visible.

If it is not clear whether the record requested is one that can be released, the City will allow inspection or provide copies to the extent permissible as soon as appropriate personnel have had an opportunity to review the request. If a request to inspect and/or copy a public record is denied in whole or in part, the City shall provide the Requestor with an explanation that includes legal authority and sets forth why the request was denied.

If the City cannot reasonably identify what public records are being requested, the City will explain to the Requestor the manner in which records are maintained and accessed in the ordinary course of the public office and the Requestor will be given an opportunity to revise their request.

Questions? Please call the City of Huber Heights Public Records Administrator at (937) 233-1423.

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Wednesday, 03 February 2010 00:00

Mayor

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Tom McMasters

Greetings to all residents and those planning to visit or settle in the great city of Huber Heights.

The City of Huber Heights prides itself in providing top quality services to its citizens. The Division of Fire is one of the highest-rated firefighting forces in Ohio, with a Class 2 rating from the Insurance Services Offices of America (ISO). The Division of Police is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The remodeled Communications Center provides our community with state-of-the-art emergency dispatch capability. The City's Finance Department has received the State of Ohio Auditor's Award for 20 consecutive years for excellence in financial reporting. Our franchise agreements with United Water and Republic Services provide residents with water and sewer services and trash collection services at some of the lowest costs in the Miami Valley.

The City uses a number of methods to communicate with residents. City residents can sign up for an emergency notification system called CodeRED. Quarterly City newsletters are now delivered with your water bill and can also be found here on this website. There are also three Facebook pages created to help pass along information: Huber Heights City Hall, Huber Heights Police, and Huber Heights Fire Division.

The City also maintains this website at www.hhoh.org with lots of current and valuable information. Prior to becoming Mayor, I found that reading the Administration Committee and Public Works Committee agenda items to be one of the best ways to learn about the direction that the City Council is steering the City. These are revealed by clicking the Meeting Information & Audio/Video link found in the same menu you selected to get to this page. If you get into this habit, not only will you learn more about where the City is going, it also gives you the opportunity to offer educated input to me and the City Council early enough to help guide our decisions.

To those from outside the City of Huber Heights, I am writing to extend my personal invitation to you on behalf of Huber Heights to "Come Grow With Us!"

Located just minutes from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Dayton's commercial center, Huber Heights is home to over 800 businesses, from high-tech manufacturers to distributors. The close proximity of Dayton International Airport and the I-75/I-70 "Crossroads of the Nation" interchange offer ease of access to the over 600 acres of prime land in the City's business park and the approximately 500 acres of high-traffic retail locations offering our residents and visitors great dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Our commercial and manufacturing clusters are strategically located to all three of our interchanges on Interstate 70. In addition to the benefits of location, our workforce is highly skilled and well-educated; and City leaders are committed to ensuring the availability of resources and quality City services and support.

Huber Heights Schools achieve excellence in education through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum and, thanks to community support, recently opened seven new schools. The Sinclair Community College "Fast-Track Learning Center" in Huber Heights and 25 other area colleges and universities provide numerous opportunities for starting or continuing a higher education.

Quality homes and friendly neighborhoods help to maintain property values in the City. Carriage Trails and other residential developments include unique residential sites surrounded by nature and conveniently located near everything one could imagine. Our full-service YMCA, extensive community parks, two MetroParks, and a vast array of sports fields provide every enthusiast with a place to play.

Huber Heights is a vibrant and exciting community that welcomes new residents, new businesses, and visitors. When you discover Huber Heights, you will encounter a progressive, yet traditional citizenry, working together to improve the quality of life for everyone who works, lives, or plays in this community. We truly want you to "Come Grow With Us!"

Sincerely,

Tom McMasters, Mayor of the City of Huber Heights

 

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Wednesday, 03 February 2010 00:00

Clerk of Council

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The Clerk of Council's Office is responsible for managing the day to day administrative functions and work of the Mayor and the City Council. The Clerk of Council acts as a liaison among the City Council; City administration, City staff; Huber Heights residences and businesses; and other individuals and entities. This office also maintains the City's records archives and processes requests for public records. Additional duties performed by the Clerk of Council's Office:

  • Prepares and distributes public notices of all City Council Meetings and other legal notices.
  • Attends, records, and prepares minutes of all City Council Meetings and City Council committee meetings.
  • Prepares and distributes City Council agendas and meeting packets.
  • Prepares and maintains City Council legislation and related matters.
  • Oversees the codification and maintenance of the Huber Heights Codified Ordinances.
  • Coordinates appointments to City boards and commissions and related matters.
  • Handles phone calls, emails, and correspondence for the Mayor and City Council.
  • Handles media contacts and distribution of City press releases.
  • Serves as the custodian of official City records and public documents and certifies, seals, and attests to public or other legal documents or records.
  • Provides information to citizens, civic groups, and other parties as requested.
  • Coordinates City Council actions and work with the City’s administrative staff and the public.
  • Provides assistance to the City Council, City Staff, and the general public in researching records, documents, City Council activities, and legislation.
  • Provides oversight to the budgets of the Mayor and the City Council.
Anthony Rodgers - Clerk of Council
Anthony Rodgers
Clerk of Council
Bonnie Reser - Assistant Clerk of Council
Bonnie Reser
Deputy Clerk of Council
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City Council Profiles

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Tom McMasters - Mayor
Tom McMasters
Mayor
Richard Shaw - Ward 1 Councilmember
Richard Shaw
Ward 1 Councilmember
Janell Smith - Ward 2 Councilmember
Janell Smith
Ward 2 Councilmember
Tyler Starline
Tyler Starline
Ward 3 Councilmember
Judy Blankenship - Ward 4 Councilmember
Judy Blankenship
Ward 4 Councilmember 
Nancy Byrge - Ward 5 Councilmember
Nancy Byrge
Ward 5 Councilmember 
Ed Lyons - Ward 6 Councilmember
Ed Lyons
Ward 6 Councilmember
Mark Campbell - At Large Councilmember
Mark Campbell
At Large Councilmember
Glenn Otto - At Large Councilmember
Glenn Otto
At Large Councilmember
Anthony Rodgers - Clerk of Council
Anthony Rodgers
Clerk of Council
Bonnie Reser - Assistant Clerk of Council
Bonnie Reser
Deputy Clerk of Council

 

 

 


Gerald McDonald
Law Director

Wednesday, 03 February 2010 00:00

City Council Overview

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The City of Huber Heights was incorporated as a City on January 23, 1981. On November 8, 1983, voters approved a City Charter which gave Huber Heights home rule powers and established a modified council/manager form of government effective January 1, 1984.

The council/manager plan is a form of local government developed in the United States to help cities cope more effectively, efficiently, and economically with increasingly complex local problems. It provides for a professional executive appointed by, and continuously responsible to, a popularly elected City Council.

The Huber Heights City Council consists of eight Councilmembers and a Mayor. Six Councilmembers are elected from distinct areas or “wards” of the city and two are elected city-wide or "at large." The Mayor is elected at large and serves as a non-voting “Presiding Officer” of Council as well as an ex-officio member of the City Council committees.

The City Council operates under the Rules of Council which are adopted by the City Council in accordance with the City Charter. The City Council holds Regular City Council Meetings open to the general public, on the second and fourth Mondays of each month (except for the fourth Monday in December) at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 6131 Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, Ohio. The City Council also holds Council Work Sessions open to the general public, on the Tuesdays prior to the Regular City Council Meetings; Generally, the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except for the third Tuesday in December) at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 6131 Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, Ohio.

The taped meetings of the Huber Heights City Council are broadcast by Dayton Access Television (DATV) on Time Warner Cable as follows:

  • Tuesdays (on the next week following a City Council Meeting) at 5:00 p.m. on Channel 6
  • Fridays (on the next week following a City Council Meeting) at 7:00 a.m. on Channel 6

There is live streaming available of the video of the City Council Meetings and the Council Work Sessions.  There are also video recordings of all past City Council Meetings and Council Work Sessions available on the City’s website which can be played on demand.  These videos are located under the tab marked "Meeting Live Streaming and Videos" or under the tab marked “Meeting Information & Audio/Video” in the "City Council" section of the website.  Further information on the live streaming and on demand video recordings is available at the following link:

City Council Meetings 

City Council Meeting Agendas, Packets, Minutes and Audio/Video

Other Resources

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City Council Committees

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Council Work Sessions

Council Work Sessions will be generally held on the Tuesday of the week prior to the Regular Council City Meetings unless the day falls on a City holiday.  If such a conflict occurs, the meeting schedule will be adjusted to address the holiday.  Council Work Sessions will generally begin at 6:00 P.M. and will be held in the Council Chambers at the City Hall Building.  Council Work Sessions may also be called for any purpose at other dates and times by the Mayor or any five (5) Councilmembers upon at least twenty-four (24) hours’ notice to the Mayor and each Councilmember.

The working business of the Council shall be conducted through Council Work Sessions. The Council Work Sessions shall consist of the Mayor and all of the Councilmembers. Council Work Sessions will be supported by City Staff as directed by the City Manager.

            Proposed legislation/motions and/or other matters of significance will generally be reviewed initially through assignment to a Council Work Session.  Exceptions to the review of proposed legislation/motions and/or other matters of significance through assignment to a Council Work Session can be made by Council for routine matters, including amnesty legislation and end of the year legislation.  Council may also opt to review proposed legislation/motions and/or other matters of significance that arise in emergency situations at Regular or Special City Council Meetings without assignment to a Council Work Session. 

            All Council Work Sessions will comply with the requirements of Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22 under Ohio’s Open Meetings Act. 

Committee of the Whole

Council may schedule committee meetings of the entire Council as a Committee of the Whole meeting.  Committee of the Whole meetings may be called for any purpose by the Mayor or any five (5) Councilmembers upon at least twenty-four (24) hours’ notice to the Mayor and each Councilmember.

The working business of the Council may also be conducted through Committee of the Whole meetings.  The Committee of the Whole shall consist of the Mayor and all of the Councilmembers.  The Committee of the Whole meetings will be supported by City Staff as directed by the City Manager

Special Committees

The Mayor may appoint temporary special committees, with the approval of Council, as may be appropriate to gather information, conduct surveys, make findings and recommendations on proposed legislation, or perform other specified tasks. The work of the special committees is confined to specific assignments and these committees have only the authority granted to them by the City Council. These special committees are temporary and terminate upon presentation of their final reports to the City Council. All special committees appointed by the Mayor are advisory in nature only. The Mayor is also a non-voting ex-officio member of all special committees.

Outside Committees

Some Councilmembers are also selected to serve as individual representatives of the City Council on outside committees or organizations.

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Boards and Commissions

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Purpose of City Boards and Commissions

City boards and commissions are established and appointed by the City Council under the City Charter or through the passing of an ordinance. The specific duties of the board or commission are defined in the City Charter or the establishing ordinance or resolution. Members of the boards or commissions are appointed by the City Council. The role of boards and commissions is to provide advice and recommendations to the City Council with respect to the conduct and management of any property or facility or in connection with any public function of the City. The City Charter or the ordinance or resolution creating the board or commission specifies its powers and duties.

Creation of City Boards and Commissions

The City Council may at any time, by ordinance or resolution, create a board or commission. The ordinance or resolution creating such a board or commission shall specify the powers and duties, and the number and qualifications of its members. The City Council may at any time, by ordinance or resolution, abolish any existing board or commission (except those established by City Charter).

Established City Boards and Commissions

The following City boards and commissions have been established by the Huber Heights City Charter:

The following City boards and commissions have been established by an action of the Huber Heights City Council:

Serving On City Boards and Commissions

Eligibility for City Boards and Commissions

Members of City boards and commissions are required to be legal residents of the City of Huber Heights for at least one year and must be a registered voter at their City residence. A person may only serve on one board or commission at a time. All members of City boards and commissions serve without compensation in a volunteer capacity. The City Manager (or designee) is a non-voting ex officio member of each City board or commission (except the Personnel Appeals Board). For other specific eligibility requirements, please refer to the city charter or originating ordinance or resolution for a particular board or commission.

Screening and Appointments to City Boards and Commissions

When a vacancy or vacancies exist on a City board or commission, the Clerk of Council will post a notice on the City website and at the City Hall Building. The Clerk of Council will also provide notice of a vacancy or vacancies on a City board or commission to local media outlets. These notices to fill vacancies will include a deadline for submission of a City of Huber Heights Application for Board/Commission Membership by interested individuals. The Clerk of Council will organize all of the applications received by the deadline and provide these to the City Council for review. The City Council may choose to interview individuals who make application for appointment to City boards and commissions through the appropriate City Council committee, though the City Council is not required to interview any or all of the applicants.  The City Council may also designate the Clerk of Council and/or other City Staff to interview individuals who make application for appointment to City boards and commissions on behalf of the City Council.

Once the City Council has determined an individual is appropriate for appointment to a City board or commission, the Clerk of Council will contact the applicant and request that the applicant sign and submit a Grant of Authority to Release Personal Information for City Boards and Commissions. The Clerk of Council will submit the signed release from the applicant to Human Resources for processing to obtain a criminal background and driving check. The Clerk of Council’s office will also conduct three reference checks on the applicant. If the criminal and background check is approved by Human Resources and the reference checks are appropriate, the Clerk of Council will make the necessary arrangements to place a motion for the appointment of the applicant to the appropriate City board or commission at the next regularly scheduled City Council Meeting.

Once the motion for appointment of the applicant to the appropriate City board or commission is passed at a City Council meeting, the Clerk of Council will send a letter of appointment signed by the Mayor to the appointee/applicant.

City Boards and Commissions - Current Vacancies

City Board / CommissionVacanciesApplication Ending Date
Arts and Beautification Commission 1 03/24/2017
Parks and Recreation Board 1 03/24/2017
Personnel Appeals Board 1 03/31/2017

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