Cheviot City Council met Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 PM.
Mayor Report. Mayor Samuel Keller outlined why resident participation is crucial for the state of Ohio, and the City of Cheviot. By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the Census.
More than $1.5 trillion in federal funding to state and local governments are parceled out based on census data. The Mayor stated that the State of Ohio could be in danger of possibly losing one or even two congressional seats. Why does this matter? Well, like it or not, those representatives represent you. The amount of seats a state holds depends on Census data, and the number of representatives a state has will determine the state's representation in the Electoral College. In short, participating in the Census benefits you tremendously.
Mayor Keller also gave Safety Service Director Tom Braun some well-deserved praise. Braun has secured over 3 million dollars in grants for the City of Cheviot.
Ordinance 20-05 Annexation from Green Township. Council will vote on the Ordinance at the next council meeting (March 17). The Ordinance is expected to pass. Read more on annexation here.
John Hardig with the Cheviot Community Foundation announced the CCF will be sponsoring a Memorial Day Picnic at Harvest Home Park following the Memorial Day Parade this year. Mr. Hardig extended an invitation to any resident who would like to be involved with the picnic to get in contact with CCF. CCF meets every third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at the Cheviot Police Association building located at 3706 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot, OH 45211.
The first Family Day meeting will take place Thursday, March 5, at City Hall starting at 7 pm. Family Day will be chaired by Kerry Smyth and Co-Chair Deborah Slaughter.