Clermont County Ohio
January 2018
Commissioner Humphrey elected
BCC 2018 President

At their Reorganization Session on Jan. 8, Commissioner Ed Humphrey, center, was elected President of the BCC for 2018. Commissioner David Painter, left, was elected Vice President. Commissioner David Uible is immediate past president.

The BCC also voted to meet its obligations to conduct at least 50 regular sessions in 2018 by holding sessions on second and fourth Mondays of the month during the first half of the year, in addition to weekly Wednesday sessions throughout the year. Sessions are held at 10 a.m. at the County Administration Building, 101 E. Main St., Batavia.
$56 million appropriations budget for 2018
Clermont County Commissioners approved a 2018 General Fund operating budget of $56.1 million at their Dec. 13 session, a $1 million increase over 2017's current operating budget.
The General Fund is the largest discretionary source of funds in the county, and finances 20 of 21 elected offices in Clermont County.

Tax bills to be mailed out soon
The Treasurer's Office is scheduled to mail out 2017 real estate tax bills on Jan. 12. Taxes are due on Feb. 9. More information can be found on the Treasurer's website.
Judy Miller retires from Board of Elections

Chris Dennison, Judy Miller, Julia Carney Judy Miller, center, who has been director of the Board of Elections since 2008, retired at the end of 2017. Julia Carney, right, is the new director and Chris Dennison is the new deputy director.  Thanks for your leadership, Judy! Read more here.
We need you! To serve on local boards

Are you interested in serving on a local board? Commissioners are looking to fill several openings on the Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, the Law Library Board, and the Planning Commission.  A great opportunity to get involved and make a difference! Read more here.
News at Common Pleas
Clermont Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Ferenc has been elected as the administrative judge of the General Division of the Clermont County Common Pleas Court for 2018, and Judge Jerry McBride has been elected presiding judge. Read more here. 
January at our parks
Backpacking 101: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Pattison Park Lodge
Backpacking can be as challenging as you make it and it's not just reserved for the physically elite! Learn from our friends at Rivers, Roads & Trails to get you started on your journey. Free.

Winter Bird Count: Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 a.m.-1p.m., at Chilo Lock #34 Park, Sycamore Park, Shor Park, Kelley Nature Preserve 

Join naturalists for our annual winter bird count. No experience necessary -- learn from the experts! Contact Jana Marshall at or 513.240.2615 to sign up. 

Learn to Square Dance: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., Pattison Park Lodge
Grab your partner and save the dates for FREE square dance lessons with musicians and caller, Barb Hirst Shade Childers and Russ Childers. First lesson is Jan. 16, then every Tuesday -- Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 13, 20, 27. Final square dance party March 13. Call 513.240.2615 or email to register for these lessons! YEE HAW!

News from around the county
O'REILLY HONORED: Congratulations to Assistant Prosecutor Scott O'Reilly (holding plaque), who was recognized recently for his work with victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse. O'Reilly was presented the 2017 William F. Schenck Victim Justice Visionary Award of Distinction by the Ohio Victim Witness Association. "Scott O'Reilly has demonstrated consistent and passionate advocacy for victims and survivors of child abuse, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, human trafficking victims and victimized elders," wrote Erika Yingling, who nominated O'Reilly for the award.

DOG LICENSE DEADLINE: A reminder for all dog owners -- you have until Jan. 31 to buy your 2018 tag for your dog, without penalty. More information can be found on the Auditor's website.

TREECYCLE: Local jurisdictions are offering opportunities to recycle Christmas trees through January. Read more here. 

SPRING LITTER CLEAN-UP: Now is the time for students to submit their designs for the 2018 Spring Litter Clean-Up T-shirt design contest. Any K-12 student attending a school located in Clermont County, or within the East Fork watershed, may register to compete. T-shirt designs should emphasize litter clean-up and prevention. Students can review contest rules and register through the event website at Designs must be submitted by Feb. 2. Read more here.

4-H ENROLL:  4-H enrollment season is here! Registration for the Clermont County 4-H program is due by March 1. Read more here.

LOOK TO CLERMONT: D iscover what is happening this spring in the LOOK youth leadership program!  Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year will begin Feb. 1. Contact OSU Extension at 513.732.7070 to add your name to the roster. 

COMMUNITY TOY CHEST: Generous sponsors from Clermont County ensured that 300 children opened gifts on Christmas Day thanks to the Community Toy Chest, organized each year by Children's Protective Services for children in foster care. Sponsors also provided $1,800 in cash and $4,500 in gift cards. Bike Lady Inc. donated eight bikes and an anonymous donor gave 12 bikes for kids from ages 3 to 8. Thank you, sponsors! You brought a smile to many children during the holidays.

ADOPT-A-SENIOR: Clermont Senior Services thanks the community for its tremendous support of its holiday Adopt-a-Senior gift program. By the numbers: 450 older adults were adopted; 120 goodie bags were given out at the Lois Brown Dale Adult Day Care Center, and 109 pantry boxes were distributed.  Read more here.

VETERANS: Robert Derr was reappointed as the Am-Vets Representative on the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission.
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