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.
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.
COVID-19 Orders and Guidelines Issued by the State of Ohio
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:
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 email@example.com. *Faxed plans will not be accepted as they are generally illegible. Please call (513) 792-7250 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 EMA/Homeland Security:
State of Ohio Department of Health:
Call 1-833-427-5634 with COVID-19 Questions
Center for Disease Control (CDC) :
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
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.