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July 2017
Property taxes due July 7
Clermont County property owners have just a couple of more days to pay their second-half taxes. The deadline for payment, without penalty, is July 7. Taxes can be paid by mail or in person at the Treasurer's Office on the second floor of the County Administration Building, 101 E. Main Street, Batavia, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through July 7.

Taxes may also be paid by credit card or e-check at www.clermonttreasurer.org or by phone at 1.800.272.9829.

A night deposit is located at the Main Street entrance of the Administration Building for payment of taxes after hours. Questions? Call 513.732.7254 or email Treasurer@clermontcountyohio.gov.

Treasurer's Office
Salute to honor World War II veterans

Color Guard in 2015.
The Clermont County Fair will hold the annual Salute to Veterans, Troops & Their Families at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 23. This year's Salute will recognize veterans of World War II, said Bob Proud, the longtime organizer and emcee of the event. "We want to get the word out early to American Legion posts and VFWs, and to families," Proud said. "We want to recognize and honor our World War II veterans while some are still among us. We're hoping that families will be able to bring them to the event." 

Check out our booth at County Fair
County fair booth.2016

Make sure to stop by the Clermont County booth at the County Fair July 23-29. We'll be in the Commercial Building. Have your picture taken -- or the kids -- with the backdrop of the new county flag, and we'll post it on our Facebook page.
Probation Dept. meets goals, awarded grant
Congratulations to the Clermont County Common Pleas Adult Probation department! By focusing on treatment for low level felony offenders with opiate addiction, the Probation Department met goals set by a grant from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to reduce the number of low-level felons from Clermont County sent to state prisons. Because it met those goals, the Probation Department has just been awarded an incentive grant of $108,200. Read more here.
Domestic Court, Literacy Council partner
Clermont County Domestic Relations Court is partnering with the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties to help litigants who can't read or who read poorly and need help in filling out court forms.  The Literacy Council will help to train Domestic Court employees to identify, assist, and refer a non-reader or low-level reader to the Literacy Council for services, according to Judge Kathleen Rodenberg. Read Enquirer story here.
Living Land & Waters coming here

Living Lands & Waters, an organization devoted to cleaning up garbage on the banks of the Ohio River, has two stops in Clermont County scheduled for later this summer. From Aug. 8-12, the barge (above) will be at Chilo Lock 34 Park, and from Aug. 15-19, it will be at the Augusta Street Boat Ramp in New Richmond. LL&W supplies lifejackets, gloves, trash bags, sunscreen, bug spray and water. It offers morning and afternoon cleanups, with lunch served on the barge. Volunteers are asked to wear long pants, close-toed shoes and to bring a reusable water bottle. Individual and group volunteers are welcome.

"Living Lands and Waters is a very professional, well organized and energetic organization and it would be good to show our local commitment to water quality and demonstrate our appreciation for selecting our community to focus their efforts and resources on," said Paul Braasch, Director of the Office of Environmental Quality. Read more and register here. #GreenClermont

Take a tour of a wastewater treatment plant

A tour of the Lower East Fork Wastewater Treatment Plant

In the first of 5 short videos, Giles Thrift, Operations Supervisor at the Lower East Fork Wastewater Treatment Plant, begins a tour of the plant at the oxidation ditch. The county uses environmentally friendly and biologically-based methods to treat its wastewater. Once it is treated here, the water flows into the East Fork of the Little Miami River. #GreenClermont

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Sheriff's Office to hold National Night Out

The Clermont County Sheriff's Office will hold its first National Night Out from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer and more caring.

Free food and soft drinks will be available. There will be games for kids and adults, and raffle baskets. Hope to see you there!

Scenic River Sundays with Park District
Enjoy a monthly Sunday nature series at the Little Miami Conservancy Visitor Center, and hosted by the Clermont County Park District. The Conservancy Center is located at 209 Railroad Avenue, Loveland, on the bike trail.

Canoeing on the Little Miami River: 9-11 a.m. July 9. Wander down the Little Miami River as we canoe and learn what lives in the water and how our actions can influence the types of animals we see in our streams and rivers.

Predators and Prey: 10-11 a.m. Aug. 13. Join us for an hour of fun as we learn how some animals interact and survive in the web of life. Through games and activities, kids will learn about the unique animal adaptations that help animals find their food or avoid becoming someone else's food! 

Canoeing on the Little Miami River, cookout: 9-11:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Join us for some fun on the river as we learn about river ecosystems and the important role that water plays in shaping our streams. We'll canoe down the Little Miami River and finish up our program with a complimentary cookout.
 
For questions, call 513.965.9344. #GreenClermont

  Scenic River Sundays
News from around the county


CELEBRATING POLL WORKERS: On June 29, the Clermont County Board of Elections held a reception thanking its longest serving poll workers -- some with more than 40 years of experience!Above,  Judy Miller, Director of the Board, thanks George Rooks, of Bethel, who has served as a poll worker for more than 20 years. His wife, Ruth Ann, who passed away two years ago, served alongside George. Judy mentioned that George always embraces new technology, including updates that happened just before the 2016 General Election. George is retired from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and served as park manager at East Fork State Park. Thank you, George, and all our other poll workers! 

RECYCLING SPOT CLOSED: The recycling dropoff site at Auxier Trucking & Excavating, 1275 Ohio Pike, Amelia, was discontinued because of illegal dumping. Paul Braasch, Director of the Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District, said, "Every week items which were clearly non-recyclables, including furniture, mattresses, plastic playhouses and tires, were being dumped at the site."  Read more here.
 
US ROWING: USRowing's big Regatta -- the US Club Nationals -- will be at Harsha Lake July 12-16. Read more here.

AT THE LIBRARY: July is a busy month with lots of activities at the Clermont County Public Library. If you haven't signed up for the Summer Reading program, there is still lots of time. Visit clermontlibrary.org for more information.

* Live Well Health Fair, 1 p.m. Saturday, July 8, New Richmond Library
* Summer of Essential Oils, 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 10, Goshen
* Quilting Basics, 6 p.m. July 11, Tuesday, Union Township
* Drawing Comic Heroes, 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15, Milford-Miami Township
* Magic with Jason Jacobs, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Williamsburg
* Stingrays will vist, 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 24, New Richmond
* Become a better gardener, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, Williamsburg
* Cool Critters, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, Goshen
* Penguins, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, Union Township
* Penguins, 6 p.m. Monday, July 31, Felicity

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