CODIFIED ORDINANCES AVAILABLE ONLINE
The Village of Greenfield’s codified ordinance code is available online at the link below:
Ohio Revised Code information is available at the link below:
OHIO REVISED CODE
FORECLOSURE REGISTRATION APPLICATION INFO
Per Section 1325.02 of the Village of Greenfield Codified Ordinances, "Any person who files, or causes to be filed, a complaint for foreclosure involving real property located within the City of Greenfield on which there is a building or structure shall notify the City of the filing of the foreclosure complaint and shall file a complete copy of the foreclosure complaint with the City Manager within ten (10) days after the filing of that complaint with the relevant court. (Ord. 14-10. Passed 9-21-10.)" There is a $60 fee for said registration application, a copy of which can be opened and printed out by clicking on the link below:
FORECLOSURE REGISTRATION FORM
EVENTS OF NOTE
Halloween parade: The local Halloween parade is scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m., sponsored by the Paint Creek Firefighters Association. Parade units will start lining up around 5 p.m. at the colonnades, and there will be treats for the participants following the parade. Participating politicians are encouraged to donate $10 to help defray the cost of the treats, according to Chief Bradley George.
Safe Trick or Treat: This event sponsored by the Greenfield Area Merchants Association is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. Streets near the city building will be blocked off for the event, which usually attracts about 25 booths operated by businesses, clubs and organizations handing out candy. In the event of inclement weather, the Greenfield Schools have offered the use of the colonnades along N. Fifth St. to help shelter the participants.
Greenfield in the news:
2014 Oktoberfest was GRRRReat!
Greene Countrie Towne Festival set July 18-20, 2014
Immigrants still call Greenfield home
Patterson family honored with historical marker
Extraordinary story of the Pattersons lives on
Greenfield has go-ahead to advertise railroad project for bids
Festival tradition is going on 50 years!
Blues, Brews & Stews a hit!
Blues, Brews & Stews: we ate, we drank, we made merry!
McClain grad Doug Karnes has big ideas for Greenfield
Greenfield support groups combat drug abuse
Drug abuse continues to be a problem throughout our nation, and several help groups have been formed in Greenfield to assist those wishing to fight addiction.
Ron Dudley provided the following information about local programs at a Greenfield Village Council meeting on May 7, 2014:
"Going strong! The Shorter Chapel AME Church on North Street kicks off their new Narcotics Anonymous program this Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. I have been attending AA and NA programs in town trying to get a better understanding of the nature of the disease and how I can help. I encourage everyone in the community to attend these meetings and learn more about addiction and how you can help.
"Second Chances meets Wednesdays at 5 p.m. at the Greenfield Fire/EMS Station on Washington Street and is looking for more community participation to learn and assist those facing this disease. We are encouraging addicts who have been participating in the meetings to join us on Saturday to clean up Greenfield and bring their friends. It is tough to regain respect in a small community when you have journeyed into addiction, but they are looking for a way out and need the support of the community and this a step to show that they do care for our town as much as anyone else.
"Citizens in Bainbridge are looking into starting a Second Chances program there as well with assistance from Greenfield.
"I have put together an online and print calendar of all of the available drug support group meetings currently available in Greenfield. I plan, and encourage others, to put copies of this around town at businesses where it can be seen by those who need it or for those that wish to learn more."
Dudley provided the following link for more information:
MINIATURE RAILCARS VISIT GREENFIELD!
Citizens passing by the Greenfield rail line that extends from Greenfield to Midland may have done a double-take Oct. 19 when they noticed miniature railcars on the tracks. These unique vehicles belong to members of the North American Railcar Operators Association (NARCOA) and are a part of the rich history of the railroading tradition.
Historically, miniature railcars were used for maintenance of way on railroads across the nation. These small cars, sometimes called "Speeders," were less expensive to operate than a full-blown locomotive, and were useful for inspecting many miles of track for defects.
With the passage of time, these miniature railcars have been phased out by the railroads in favor of hi-rail vehicles with retractable guide wheels that can operate on road or rail.
NARCOA was organized in the mid-1980s by rail fans who bought the scrap speeders and began having excursions on scenic stretches of rail all over the country. Around 2009 or 2010 they discovered the beautiful run between Greenfield and Midland and requested permission to have an excursion on the tracks owned by the city of Greenfield. The response has been very positive, and the folks from NARCOA have made a point of visiting each year since.
After motoring to Midland and turning around, the group of enthusiasts stopped at New Vienna for lunch and then returned to Greenfield to put their speeders back on trailers and return home to places in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois.
There was even a Mini Cooper automobile outfitted with guide wheels on the excursion. It had once been used to deliver mail in Canada -- again much more economical than sending a full-sized train.
According to the NARCOA website, running a speeder costs considerably less than boating or golfing, although some think it’s a hot, noisy and smelly hobby! Some members also own and operate more modern hi-rail vehicles.
Oct. 19 was a beautiful, sunny autumn day and all the members of the Ohio Valley Railcars and NARCOA group seemed pleased with result of their efforts. City Manager Ron Coffey welcomed them on behalf of Greenfield and invited the railroading enthusiasts to return in the future.
For more information about the fascinating world of miniature railcars, visit the NARCOA website at:
Sgt. Little graduates from
Police Executive Leadership College
Sgt. Kevin Little, Sr., of the Greenfield Police Department has graduated from the 65th class of the Police Executive Leadership College in Worthington.
The Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) is a three-week course presenting key executives leadership topics.
It is based on the premise that leadership skills can be learned and that given the opportunity for feedback and practice, executives can substantially improve their abilities to lead.
PELC provides executives with one of those rare moments in their professional careers to learn how to practically apply leadership concepts.
It is an intensive learning experience focused on leadership skills vital to long term personal success and change in the organization – both for the benefit of the community.
PELC is conducted by the Law Enforcement Foundation and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.
Sgt. Little is currently the dayshift police supervisor and also serves as the department’s school resource officer.
CONGRESSMAN WENSTRUP VISITS GREENFIELD, TOURS JOHNSON CONTROLS PLANT
Congressman Brad Wenstrup is a busy man, serving as a medical doctor and member of U.S. Army Reserves in addition to representing Ohio's Second Congressional District. He has made several visit to Greenfield in an effort to learn more about the needs of the community and to see what can be done to help bring jobs and economic development to southern Ohio.
In February 2014 Congressman Wenstrup and staff members visited Greenfield to meet with City Manager Ron Coffey and Councilwoman Brenda Losey about economic development and other issues. Rep. Wenstrup also took time to visit one of Greenfield's leading employers, Johnson Controls, where he learned about their busy seat-making operation for several popular models of vehicles. In the photo here, Congressman Wenstrup tours Johnson Controls with Plant Manager Dave Johnson.
In 2013 the Congressman toured McClain High School and learned about the legacy of Edward Lee McClain, enjoying the murals, statues, paintings and friezes that make McClain one of the most remarkable public schools in the nation.
"It is always a pleasure to spend time with our elected officials and show off some unique aspects of our community," said City Manager Coffey. "We look forward to continuing the dialogue and pursuing projects, such as our Greenfield Rail Line Improvement Project, that will help to create and preserve jobs in the region. We thank Rep. Wenstrup and his staff for their continuing interest in our 'Greene Countrie Towne.'"
Greenfield officials take part in
ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’
The village of Frankfort called out Greenfield, Bainbridge, Bourneville and Kingston in the Ice Bucket Challenge to fight ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Members of Greenfield Village Council and the staff participated by taking the plunge just after the Greenfield Council meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Greenfield then extended the challenge to the villages of Leesburg and Lynchburg and the city of Hillsboro.
Participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge were Council Chair Betty Jackman, council members Bob Bergstrom, Brenda Losey and Chris Borreson, staff members Roberta Karnes, Bev Giffin and Holly Ellinger, and City Manager Ron Coffey.
"We passed the hat and made a contribution as well,” said City Manager Ron Coffey, adding that “it was fun to participate, although we got really wet! Thanks to the Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District for helping to shower us with the icy water, and to Joe’s Party Shop for the ice.”
Video of the drenching was made by Brenda Losey’s husband John and posted on her Facebook page.
For more information about ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge visit:
LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF REAL ESTATE
The Village of Greenfield is offering for sale, under the provisions of R.C. 721.03, the following real property: 401 South Second Street (Parcel 27-17-001-063.00). The property was forfeited to the Village of Greenfield, pursuant to R.C. 2981.02, and transferred, via quit claim deed recorded in Vol. 854, Page 943 of the Highland County Deed Records.
The subject property is being offered for sale by sealed bids which shall be received until 11:00 a.m., November 26, 2014 at the office of the City Manager, City Hall, 300 Jefferson Street, Greenfield, Ohio 45123 at which time they will be opened and read aloud. Bids are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked on the front with name and address of the bidder and titled “Real Property Sale”.
The subject property is being sold in “as is” condition, without any warranties expressed or implied. Title to the property will be transferred by general warranty deed.
The real property sale is being conducted “with reserve”. As allowed by R.C. 721.03, the Council for the Village of Greenfield reserves the right to reject any and all bids and re-advertise until all such real estate is sold. All desired inspections must be made prior to bidding. Any successful bidder will be required to enter into a purchase agreement, without contingencies. A description of the real property and a copy of the purchase agreement may be obtain by contacting Roberta Karnes, Clerk of Council, Village of Greenfield, P. O. Box 300, Greenfield, Ohio 45123; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 937-981-3500. Interested bidders may contact Roberta Karnes for arrangement to inspect the property.
Publish: 10/21,28 and 11/4,11,18
Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Station #1, 640 N. Washington St., Greenfield, Ohio.
The Finance Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014 in the third floor conference room.
The Greenfield Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) will have its annual meeting at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014 in the Greenfield Council Chambers.
Thousands of surplus municipal items
listed for sale at www.GovDeals.com
From time to time the village of Greenfield offers surplus property for sale at online auctions via the website www.GovDeals.com. This website specializes in the sale of government surplus property, and thousands of items are featured from municipalities around the country and include a wide variety of items including doors, windows, automobiles and even houses!
While no Greenfield auctions are currently scheduled, it is still quite interesting to visit GovDeals.com and see what is available from other communities.
An effort will be made to notify the public when Greenfield items are listed. Visitors to the website can also click the link below to see anything that is being sold by the village of Greenfield:
Emergency siren is operational
The Village of Greenfield finalized the installation of its tornado siren on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 with successful diagnostic testing, according to Police Chief Tim Hester.
"The siren did exactly what it is designed to do," Chief Hester commented. "I could hear it loud and clear downtown while outside. The sound is not supposed to penetrate inside the walls of homes and buildings. It is to warn those who are outdoors to seek shelter inside."
The official policy of the Village of Greenfield for use and testing of the siren is provided below:
The Village of Greenfield will activate the outdoor warning siren when any of the following severe weather conditions exists:
Storm Siren Activation Policy
Storm Siren shall be activated when:
The National Weather Service issues a TORNADO WARNING, OR a trained spotter or public safety official reports a tornado:
In Highland, Ross, or Fayette Counties;
AND the tornado path includes the Village of Greenfield.
Or the National Weather Service reports a storm system producing wind speeds of 75 MPH or greater, AND the storm path includes the Village of Greenfield.
Storm Siren Audible Testing
- Storm siren will be audibly tested on the first Tuesday of each month at 1000 hrs. (10:00 a.m.).
- The monthly audible siren test will last for one minute.
Audible Testing will NOT take place:
- During times when thunderstorms are predicted in the area, or are actually in the area
- During freezing weather conditions
- If the siren is not audibly tested due to either of the above situations, the siren will be audibly tested at the next regularly scheduled date and time. There will be no "make-up" audible test.
- Siren repair - audible testing will only occur following a minimal time period needed to notify the media and public that a siren will be audibly tested. This is usually 24 hours' notice.
Siren Activation to Warn of an Actual Severe Weather Event
- The siren sounds a steady tone for three minutes.
- The sounding of the siren means "Move Inside Immediately and Seek Cover!"
- Each siren activation indicates a tornado/high speed wind event is approaching the City.
- Greenfield does not sound an all-clear siren. Please listen to your NOAA Weather Radio or other info source.
Siren will be sounded again under the following conditions:
- The Tornado warning is extended or re-issued
- A tornado is confirmed or spotted "on the ground" in the area
- The National Weather Service issues a "Tornado Emergency" for this area.
PUCO offers information on energy choices
With a number of legislative changes in the electric utility industry in Ohio over the past 14 years, the PUCO recognizes the need to educate consumers on the retail competition of utility services. With this recognition the PUCO created the Office of Retail Competition (ORC) in July of 2012. The mission of the Office of Retail Competition is to improve awareness, trust and understanding of market-based utility service in Ohio.
For more information about energy choice, visit the PUCO’s website at www.energychoice.ohio.gov.
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Electric Aggregation FAQs:
Please click HERE for frequently asked questions about Greenfield's electric aggregation program.
Natural Gas Aggregation Program:
Residents can take advantage of the Natural Gas Aggregation program which was developed to save money on your natural gas bills. Volunteer Energy has been selected to provide the natural gas through the aggregation program. The program has a "guaranteed to save" rate of NYMEX+$.0935/Ccf through the September 2015 billing cycle. To join the program, please call Volunteer Energy at 1-800-977-8374. For more information, please call Tom Bellish, Buckeye Energy Brokers at 1-866-302-2237.
NOTICE RE: COUNCIL MEETING DATES
Please be advised, Greenfield Village Council passed legislation at its regular meeting April 17, 2012 and adopted the Village Council Rules which included a change in the regular meeting day of the week. Below is an insert from the Rules:
(a) Regular – Council shall meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 P.M. at the Council Chambers, City Hall. Whenever any regular meeting of Council falls on a holiday Council shall meet in session on the following Wednesday. A schedule of regular council meetings will be posted on the first floor bulletin board in the Greenfield City Building.
(b) Special Meetings – The Chairman or any two Members of Council may upon written request to the clerk call a Special Meeting upon at least Twenty Four (24) hours of notice to each Member, served personally or left at his usual place of residence, have advance notification to all media that have requested such notification, as well as to people who have specifically requested such notice, (these people will need to supply a self-addressed stamped envelopes to receive such notice), of time, place and purpose of the special meeting, (R.C. 705.53) and post Special Meeting notice on the first floor bulletin board in the Greenfield City Building.
(c) Emergency Meetings – The Chairman or any two Members of Council may upon written request to the clerk call a Emergency Meetings upon at least Twenty Four (24) hours of notice to each Member, served personally or left at his usual place of residence, have immediately notification to all media that have requested such notification, as well as to people who have specifically requested such notice (these people will need to supply a self-addressed stamped envelopes to receive such notice), of time, place and purpose of the emergency meeting, (R.C. 705.53) and post Emergency Meeting notice on the first floor bulletin board in the Greenfield City Building.
(d) All meetings of Council shall be open to the public except as otherwise provided by law.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate getting back with me.
Clerk of Council
Greenfield Cemetery Rules
1. Speed Limit – 10 M.P.H.
2. All Vehicles Must Be Operated Or Parked On Driveways
3. Cemetery Grounds Are CLOSED During The Hours Of Darkness
4. No Funerals On Sundays Or Holidays
5. No Turf May Be Removed
6. No Planting Of Shrubs, Trees Or Flowers Will Be Allowed On Cemetery Lots Unless Prior Arrangements Are Made With The City Manager Or His/Her Designee
7. No Fence, Hedges, Enclosures Or Curbing Of Any Kind Will Be Allowed On Cemetery Lots
8. Debris, Rubbish Or Waste Materials From Cemetery Lots ONLY Shall Be Deposited In Receptacles
9. All Decorations Will Be Removed When They Become Unsightly
10. Potted Plants For Each Occupied Lot Must be Removed 10 Days After Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day And Memorial Day
11. All Winter Decorations Must Be Removed By April 1st
12. All Summer Decorations Must Be Removed By September 1st
13. All Grave Markers Must Be Of A Permanent Nature
14. All Pets Must Be On A Leash And Cleaned Up After, Violators May Be Prosecuted
15. The City Manager Or His/Her Designee Shall Be In Charge Of Cemetery Grounds And Buildings And Shall At All Times Have Supervision And Control Of All Persons In The Cemetery Including The Conduct Of Funerals, Traffic, Employees, Plot Owners And Visitors
The City Manager May Be Reached At 937-981-3500
COUNTY COURT ACCEPTING CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
The Highland County Court in Greenfield is now accepting credit card payments as a convenience to the public. Traffic tickets and minor misdemeanor citations can be paid online by visiting www.greenfieldohtickets.com and entering the required information, including the ticket number or citation number, so that the money is applied to the proper case.
If there are questions about the amount due, of if someone wishes to make a payment on older cases, the clerk’s office can be contacted at 937-981-2139.
The court has a waiver schedule for many traffic offenses and most minor misdemeanors, and a call to the clerk’s office is the easiest way to confirm the waiver amount. If the full amount is not paid, a guilty waiver cannot be accepted and the Defendant is to appear in court.
In order for payments to be applied to older cases, the Defendant needs to provide identifying information so that the money is applied to the proper person and case(s).
There is also an 800 number that allows credit card payments to be made by phone: 1-800-701-8560.
Many courts around the country use the nCourt system. There is no cost to the courts using the system; the person making the payment is charged a convenience fee.