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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 00:00

Archived Weekly Staff Reports

Weekly Updates from City Staff

Each week, City Departments and Divisions* submit a brief summary of accomplishments for the week, upcoming events or items, and updates of ongoing City matters. These reports are given to City Council.  

*Depending on workload, ongoing matters, and scheduling,  not all Departments or Divisions compile a report each week.  

Thursday, 03 November 2016 00:00

Bids and Proposals

This Page provides a list of all CURRENT requests for bids and/or proposals for City Projects or Programs.  If you are responding to a Request, this page will be the clearing house for any addendums or answered questions for the respective bid or proposal process.  

 

 

17-010 Water Softening Addition Project

 
Release Date: April 27, 2017    Deadline Date: May 26, 2017 11:00am      Opening Date: May 26,2017 11:00am 

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Date Posted

 Bid / Proposal Packet Download  April 26, 2017
 Legal Notice Download  April 28, 2017
 Addendum 1 Download  May 19, 2017
     

 

 

 

17-011

 
Release Date:    Deadline Date:      Opening Date: 

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Date Posted

 Bid / Proposal Packet Download  
 Legal Notice    
 Addendum 1    
     
     

 

 

 

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 00:00

2017 Ballot Issues

Click HERE for information and the full text of all the proposed City Charter Amendments on the May 2, 2017 ballot.

City Charter Amendments

Dear Huber Heights Voter:

 Voters will be asked to consider various issues in the upcoming election.  It is difficult to have all the information you need to make an informed decision.  The City of Huber Heights has eight (8) ballot issues for City Charter amendments for voters to consider at the May 2, 2017 special election.  Simply put, a City Charter is somewhat like a constitution; it establishes a form of government and creates basic rules about how the government should operate.  In 2016, the City Council appointed nine interested voters to serve on a Charter Review Commission to review the City Charter and recommend any changes needed to City Council.  The Charter Review Commission approved and recommended these City Charter amendments to City Council.  The Huber Heights City Council then reviewed the recommendations for these eight (8) ballot issues for City Charter amendments from the Charter Review Commission and approved the submission of these eight (8) ballot issues to the voters for consideration of approval.

The Huber Heights City Council appointed a Charter Review Commission in 2016 to conduct a full and comprehensive review of the City Charter.  During this review process, the Charter Review Commission considered suggestions made by residents of Huber Heights, commission members, the Law Director, City Staff, City Council, and also referenced the City Charters of over at least 20 area cities.  Following months of extensive research, review, and discussion, the Charter Review Commission provided very detailed recommendations for amendments to the City Charter.  These recommendations updated and clarified language in the City Charter and provided for the improvement of City operations in practices and processes.  Before placing the proposed City Charter amendments on the May 2, 2017 ballot, City Council carefully considered the recommendations made by the Charter Review Commission.  The complete text of the proposed amendments follows for your review.

Although there is no substitute for reading the entire document, a few points should be emphasized:

●          Nothing in the proposed City Charter amendments increases taxes or fees to the City.

●          The proposed City Charter amendments do not make any fundamental change in the form of government in Huber Heights.

●          The City Charter amendments serve to clarify or simplify language and processes to reflect contemporary practices and legislative procedures and to increase efficiency overall.

To keep costs at a minimum, this public notice includes only those sections of the City Charter that are proposed to be amended. Strikethrough type indicates deleted language; underlined type indicates new language. Sections of the City Charter which are not affected are not shown.

This proposed body of amendments represent the best effort of the Charter Review Commission and the City Council to ensure the City Charter continues to meet the highest standards for Huber Heights.  As you review the proposed changes, the reasoning behind some of the amendments may not be obvious.  You are encouraged to call City Hall at (937) 233-1423 with any questions or you may contact members of the Charter Review Commission or City Council for information.  You may also obtain additional information from the City’s website at www.hhoh.org.  If you would like to read a copy of the complete text of the City Charter, you can find the document on the City’s website or you can obtain a paper copy of the City Charter at City Hall.

Having a strong, progressive City Charter is very important for the future of the City.  Please take the time to review the proposed changes and thank you for giving your attention to this important issue.

 Click HERE for information and the full text of all the proposed City Charter Amendments on the May 2, 2017 ballot.

Sunday, 02 October 2016 00:00

Carriage Trails Information Archive

CARRAIGE TRAILS / DEC / TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF)

Click HERE to view the Presentation from March 8 for the Public Infrastructure Funding Request for Section 7 Phase 3 of Carriage Trails

Click HERE to see a worksheet general timeline for events and actions at Carriage Trails including Benchrock

Sunday, 20 March 2016 00:00

Energy Aggregation Archive

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

Friday, 12 February 2016 00:00

Documents and Reports Page

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

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

D

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

2025

2025 Plan power point Overview

2025 Plan and Updates/Associated References and Documents

Thursday, 28 January 2016 00:00

Issue 13 Archive

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.
Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:00

Fire Station 25

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On August 11, 2015 a Ground Breaking Ceremony was held at the future location of Station 25.  

Bid packets for construction will be released in a few weeks.  Please stay tuned to this page for more information.

The construction is planned to be complete by November of 2016.  

For a quick review, here are some general Facts and FAQ's regarding Station 25:

  • Station 25 is proposed to be located on S.R. 202 near Parktowne Blvd to serve the Northern population of our community
  • The primary purpose of the new station is to improve response times throughout the City and provide a response that is more geographically situated for the Northern part of our community.
  • Staffing for the new Station will initially be provided by redistributing existing resources and personnel.  Additionally, cross-staffing apparatus and back filling with overtime, when necessary, will be done to make sure all three stations in the City are staffed to adequate levels.  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 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:  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 on-duty personnel.  Without today's current staffing levels, and further reductions in service, it is unlikely that we would be able to staff the new fire station.  
  • 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.

Click HERE to view an update presentation on Station 25

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