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 days or weeks.


Live Stream Link to April 2, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting

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.

Below is the link to the video of the regularly scheduled Sycamore Township Board of Trustees Meeting that took place Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m.


On April 2, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health issued a revised order for Ohioans extending stay at home until May 1, 2020.

Revised Stay at Home Order

 

Stay at Home Order FAQ

On March 30, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health issued an amended order closing K-12 Schools through May 1st.

Amended Order Closing K-12 Schools in the State of Ohio

Sycamore Township Fire Chief Rob Penny’s List of Safe Practices


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 SUSPENDED/PLAY STRUCTURES CLOSED:

Sycamore Township has suspended all rentals of  park shelters, ball fields and the Schuler Community Room until May 1st due to the COVID-19 public health crisis and Governor DeWine’s directive to limit large group gatherings.  The suspension may be extended depending on how long the Governor’s orders are in effect.

The parks in Sycamore Township are open for use by the public, although the restrooms will remain closed until further notice.  Playgrounds/play structures are now closed. We ask that when using the parks and walking trails, you follow CDC guidelines with regard to social distancing.


APRIL BRUSH CHIPPING CANCELLED/BRUSH PICKUPS SUSPENDED/TRASH BASH AND DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENTS POSTPONED

The Maintenance Department has cancelled the April 4th Monthly Brush Chipping.  As of this posting, it is our hope to hold the May 2nd Brush Chipping as scheduled.  Additionally, storm damage collections, curbside brush pickups, and any other maintenance services requiring Township maintenance personnel to go to a resident’s house, have been temporarily suspended.

The April Trash Bash and Document Shredding events have been postponed to a date to be determined.


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.  Please call (513) 792-7250 for more information.

Residential Fence Zoning Application

Residential Shed Zoning Application


CALENDAR CHANGES:

March 23rd, April 6th and April 20th Land Use Planning Committee Meetings – Cancelled

March 31st Trustee Workshop Meeting – Cancelled

April 2nd Board of Trustee Meeting – Conducted remotely and available to the public via live stream video

April 4th Brush Chipping Program for Residents – Cancelled

April 10-11th North Trash Bash – Postponed to a future date to be determined

April 13th Zoning Commission Meeting – Cancelled

April 14th Trustees Workshop Meeting – May be conducted utilizing live stream video access for the public.

April 18th Document Shredding – Postponed to a future date to be determined

April 20th Board of Zoning Committee Meeting – Cancelled

April 24-25th South Trash Bash – Postponed to a future date to be determined

We apologize for the inconvenience and want you to know that safety is our primary concern during this time.


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

Hamilton County Public Health:

https://www.hamiltoncountyhealth.org/announcements/corona-virus-information/

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

Center for Disease Control (CDC) :

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

Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Map


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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