Sycamore Township COVID-19 Response

The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees Declared a State of Emergency in Sycamore Township
due to the COVID-19 Pandemic at their April 2, 2020 Meeting.

State of Emergency Resolution


In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Sycamore Township Board of Trustees has formulated protocol to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents, employees and the general public.  Please read the information listed below carefully so that you are aware of changes made to Township operations and the calendar of events in response to CDC recommendations and Governor DeWine’s orders. Keep in mind the situation is very fluid and there may be the need for additional changes in protocol and/or cancellations in the coming weeks or months.


Board of Trustees Workshops and Meetings

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 197 which provides for relief to Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The bill also allows local governments to conduct meetings remotely in order to carry out Township business while complying with the Stay at Home Order and social distancing recommendations. The Township held all public meetings remotely during the months of April and May.  In June, the Township established COVID-19 prevention meeting protocol and resumed holding in-person public meetings. In August, Governor DeWine recommended public gatherings be limited to 10 people or less, therefore, the public meetings and hearings were either held remotely or with members of the public participating remotely. To stay up to date on current meeting protocol, please see the website home page under “NEWS” or sign up to receive meeting agendas via email.

Live stream links for Trustee Workshops and Meetings are posted on the website homepage under “NEWS” and on social media prior to the meeting.  Archived Sycamore Township Board of Trustees Workshops and Meetings are available for viewing here.

*In accordance with Governor Dewine’s current orders for Hamilton County, masks must be worn to cover the nose and mouth during all Township public hearings/meetings.


Press ReleaseFDA Advises Consumers not to use Hand Sanitizer Products Manufactured by Eskbiochem


COVID-19 Orders and Guidelines Issued by the State of Ohio

Director’s Orders for Entertainment Venues 08/25/2020

Director’s Orders for Sports 08/19/2020

Director’s Orders for Facial Coverings Throughout Ohio 07/23/2020

Ohio Public Health Advisory System

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Media Release 07/09/2020

“Up to All of Us” Campaign


 Responsible Restart Ohio

Kenwood Towne Center Re-Opening Information


CLOSURE OF SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP BUILDINGS TO THE PUBLIC:
In response to the current public health crisis brought on by the spread of COVID-19, the State of Emergency declared by Governor DeWine, and recommendations from the CDC, all Sycamore Township Buildings are now closed to the public.  The decision to restrict access to the buildings to employees only was made by the Board of Trustees at their March 17th Workshop meeting in order to protect our emergency workers, employees and the public.

Deliveries may be left in the bin located in the firehouse lobby during business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you must speak with a Township employee in person, please call (513) 791-8447 to schedule an appointment.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 911

For Sheriff’s assistance, call (513) 825-2280

To speak with Fire Department Personnel, call (513) 792-8565


PARK FACILITY RENTALS SUSPENSION ENDED/PLAY STRUCTURES REOPENING:

Sycamore Township has suspended all rentals of the Schuler Community Room. Rentals of Bechtold Park Shelters are now permitted.  Rentals of ball fields are now available by appointment.

It is the responsibility of the renter to be aware of and follow any COVID-19 prevention guidelines recommended or ordered by the Governor and Director of the Ohio Department of Health.

The parks in Sycamore Township are open for use by the public. Playgrounds/play structures reopened June 10th per direction from Governor DeWine. We ask that when using the parks, playgrounds and walking trails, you follow CDC guidelines with regard to social distancing and wash your hands often. Parks restrooms are being cleaned and sanitized daily.


TRASH BASH EVENTS RESCHEDULED

September 18, 2020 (noon-4pm) and September 19, 2020 (8am to 4pm) – North Trash Bash, Clete McDaniel Sports Complex (rescheduled from April)

September 25, 2020 (noon-4pm) and September 26, 2020 (8am to 4pm) – South Trash Bash, Bechtold Park (rescheduled from April)


RESIDENTIAL ZONING APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL:

The Department of Planning and Zoning will accept zoning applications for residential fences and sheds via email to jdaves@sycamoretownship.org.  *Faxed plans will not be accepted as they are generally illegible.  Please call (513) 792-7250 for more information.

Residential Fence Zoning Application

Residential Shed Zoning Application

Fences: Application, Site Plan (No fences will be permitted in front yards)

Sheds under 200 sq ft: Application, Site plan, Building Plan w/ Dimensions

Satellite Dish (larger than one meter in diameter): Application, Site Plan, Building Plan w/ Dimensions

Antenna (over 12 ft. above roof line): Application, Site Plan,  Building Plan w/ Dimensions

Any projects requiring Hamilton County Building Permits, including pools, will still require full hardcopy submittals.

For any questions, please contact jdaves@sycamoretownship.org.


Duke Energy COVID-19 Updates/Customer Assistance

Duke Energy has provided a link to dukeenergyupdates.com for customers needing assistance during COVID-19 and now allows for extended payment arrangements to be set up online for residential customers facing economic hardship. Customers simply select an option that best suits their needs and enter their Duke Energy account number or telephone number to begin the process. Customers with more complex needs can speak with a customer care representative at 800-544-6900 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Below are links to local, State and National health organizations for additional information about this virus:

Hamilton County Public Health

Hamilton County EMA/Homeland Security:

http://www.hamiltoncountyohioema.org/alert/

State of Ohio Department of Health:

Call 1-833-427-5634 with COVID-19 Questions

www.coronavirus.ohio.gov

Ohio Public Health Advisory System Website

Responsible Restart Ohio

Ohio Channel YouTube Channel

Center for Disease Control (CDC) :

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Map


MENTAL HEALTH CARELINE

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) announced the launch of a new mental health COVID CareLine for Ohioans.

Trained staff will be available to provide emotional assistance to anyone struggling with mental health concerns due to the ongoing stress of the pandemic.

The number to call is 1-800-720-9616. All calls will be confidential.


Guide to Telehealth Services and Seeing a Virtual Nurse
https://nursejournal.org/community/virtual-nurse-guide/


Get Covid-19 Alerts:

Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has added an option for the public to sign up to receive alerts about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) through the Alert Hamilton County System.

Get COVID-19 Alerts

 

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