Hello Mt. Lookout! The past several weeks have drastically changed how we are living and working. We hope you are all managing as well as can be. If you need any assistance, please send us a note   and we will work to get you the help that you need.

Our update for April is quite long and includes information about current topics of importance to our community. As we progress through the upcoming weeks, let us know if you have any questions, comments or information you’d like to share. We can be reached at  info@mtlookout.org   or at 513.723.5599. Stay well Mt. Lookout!
CITY SERVICE UPDATES
Many of our city service departments have recently released information about changes in operations due to the coronavirus. Following are some of the latest updates:

CINCINNATI POLICE
In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Cincinnati police officers are temporarily suspending in-person responses to certain 911 calls for service:
  • Assault reports where there is no medical attention necessary and suspect is no longer present
  • Breaking and entering reports where there are no suspect(s) or possibility of property recovery
  • Criminal damaging reports
  • Dog bites
  • Lost property
  • Lost or stolen license plates
  • Menacing reports, unless a suspect is expected to or threatens to return or is part of the elements of domestic violence
  • Phone harassment
  • Property damage
CPD asks victims to report these crimes through CPD’s  online reporting system . If a report does not qualify for an online filing, call the non-emergency number, 513-765-1212, to help determine if a report can be made over the phone or in-person.

In addition, Cincinnati police officers are only responding to auto collisions involving injuries or where vehicles are not drivable. If you’re involved in crashes with property damage only, please exchange information with all involved parties and complete the State of Ohio Crash Report, form BMV 3303 available online. You can find more information on crash reports  here .

Finally, CPD also requests that 911 callers meet responding officers outside of their location when possible. 

YARD WASTE AND BULK ITEM PICK UP
The City’s trash and recycling services will continue to operate on their regular schedule. However, the start of yard waste and bulk item pick-ups have both been delayed until June 1. In the meantime, find out where you can take your yard waste by clicking  here .  

CINCINNATI PARKS
Cincinnati Parks and walking trails remain open, however, all playgrounds and play equipment are closed. Park visitors must observe social distancing recommendations of six feet from other persons at all times (except for direct family members, care givers, couples, etc.). Click  here  for more information.

GREATER CINCINNATI WATER WORKS
GCWW has suspended its customer lobby operations. You can access your account and pay online at  myGCWW.org ; click on  Billing Information/Create My Account . If you need further assistance, call GCWW’s Customer Contact Center at 513.591.7700.
EVERYBODY COUNTS

By now, you should have received your census forms in the mail. Make it a priority to complete the forms and send them in. Several Mt. Lookout residents have been working to help get the word out about the importance of this year’s census effort – thank you Tom Arnold, Kevin Celarek and David Jester for all your hard work. Some of the information they have shared includes:

  • For every person not counted, Cincinnati and Hamilton County loses $1,814 of support for various public works programs.

  • The census helps determine how much we get in terms of federal and state revenue sharing, how many federal congressional representatives we are allocated and how much assistance is provided for local support channels for healthcare, families in need, seniors and young people.

  • When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics and your personal information is kept confidential.

  • You can complete the census by mail, phone (844-330-2020) or online.

Visit  2020Census.gov  to learn more.

ELECTION DAY: APRIL 28

Election Day has been moved to Tuesday, April 28. In light of the current public gathering restrictions, this vote will be conducted by mail through absentee ballots.*

To request an absentee ballot, visit the Hamilton County Board of Elections website and follow the di rections provided. Ballot request forms are also available at Kroger stores in Hyde Park and Oakley.

Keep in mind that you have to mail in your request form and once you receive and have completed your ballot, you have to mail that in as well. Ballots must either be postmarked by April 28 or received by 7:30 p.m. on April 28 to be counted. The sooner you request your ballot, the sooner your can send in your vote.

* People with a qualifying disability or are registered as having no home address are the only ones who will be voting in-person on Election Day, and only at their local Board of Elections.
Carry-out Service in Mt. Lookout
Support our neighborhood businesses! The following Mt. Lookout food and drink establishments are open and offering carry-out service. Note that some operating hours have changed due to current social distancing restrictions. If we missed anybody, please let us know .
Bub’s Pizza Bar , 513.321.0051
Cloud 9 Sushi , 513.533.9218
Delwood , 513.321.0051 
Ichiban , 513.321.8686 (not confirmed)
Lookout Joe – 513.871.8626 
Mt. Lookout Tavern , 513.871.9633 
Ruthai’s Thai Kitchen , 513.781.7687
Ramundo’s Pizzeria , 513.321.0978
Sago , 513.321.0982

Happy 150th Anniversary Mt. Lookout!!
2020 is the 150 th  anniversary of our community! To celebrate, we have a number of special activities and events planned – from a wine tasting party to Mt. Lookout Day at the Ball Park. We have something else brewing too, but aren’t quite ready to share that just yet . . . Be sure to keep an eye out – more information is coming soon!

Did You Know?
  • Our community was originally named Delta. Founded as a farming community, Delta was located in what was known as Spencer Township. In 1870, it was annexed by the City of Cincinnati.

  • In 1873, the Cincinnati Observatory was moved from Mt. Adams and placed in Delta. The neighborhood’s name was soon changed to Mount Lookout. Today, the Observatory is still active and boasts the oldest working telescope in the U.S. 

  • In 1901, a Frenchman names Frank Boesch bought four acres of land in the neighborhood and developed most of the western side of the Square. One of the buildings still bears his name.

  • The oldest business on the Square is Rohde Funeral Home, established in 1919. The second oldest business is Zip’s Café, which opened in 1926.

Thank you to  Cincy Shirts   for these great Mt. Lookout fun facts and the historic photo of Mt. Lookout Square!
MT. LOOKOUT HAS A NEW FLAG!
There's a new flag flying around Mt. Lookout. Developed through the CincyFlags project with community input, our new flag is blue for education and learning and white for motion and connection. Front and center on the flag is an illustration of the Observatory which gave our neighborhood its name. A constellation of stars above the Observatory conveys a sense of movement throughout the community. When the state's stay-at-home order is lifted, be sure to stop by Flaggs USA in Oakley to order one of your very own and fly it with pride!
April is MLCC Membership Month!
As we move into spring, we’re asking all current MLCC members to take a moment and renew their memberships this month. New members are welcome as well!

Your support is needed
To renew or become a new member, simply click on the green Purchase Your MLCC Membership button. You can also go to the Support the MLCC section on the right side of any page of our website and click on the Buy Membership button. We use PayPal for online purchases. Payments can also be mailed to us at MLCC, P.O. Box 8444, Cincinnati, OH 45208.

MLCC membership fees are $20 per family. We are a non-profit organization and all funds received are directly reinvested back into our community to support landscaping in the Square, holiday lights in the winter, community events such as the Fall Festival and Luminaria, and more.
The next MLCC meeting will be ONLINE
Monday, April 20 | 7:30 p.m.
Our next MLCC Public Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Due to the current public gathering restrictions,  we are taking this month’s meeting online . We’re still working out the details and will send out information about how you can participate in the meeting as we get closer to the meeting date. We will also post access information on the  homepage of our website . Stay tuned!
MT. LOOKOUT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 30
The Mt. Lookout Community Council is proud to support the Mt. Lookout Scholarship and Endowment Fund. This fund is for any individual pursuing post-secondary education, whether it be with an accredited college, technical college, or community college. The award is a one-time $500 scholarship and can be used for any education-related expense: tuition, books, housing, or other reasonable and customary expense. Click  here  to learn more about the scholarship and application details.
Please support our
Mt. Lookout Business Association Members
Accoy Health
1028 Delta Ave
321-3600

Animal Hospital on Mt. Lookout Square
3175 Linwood Ave
871-8866

Boardwalk Hobby Shop
1032 Delta Ave
871-2110

Cincinnati Spanish School & Academy
816 Delta Ave
602-6100

Delwood
3204 Linwood Ave
321-0051

Delev & Assoc. LLC
1050 Delta Ave
621-0930

G.H. Rohde & Son
3183 Linwood Ave
321-0404

Huwel Insurance
1981 Madison Rd
321-1400

Karen Miday, MD Psychiatrist
1015 Delta Ave
321-1944

Keepsake Photography
1008 Delta Ave
321-1125          
                                                           
Lookout Joe
3181 Linwood Ave
871-8626

LQ Consulting
3164 Linwood Ave
520-4809

Millions Café
3210 Linwood Ave
815-4500

 Mt. Lookout Chiropractic
455 Delta Ave
321-8484

Mt. Lookout Dentistry, D. Croop DDS
3197 Linwood Ave
871-2852

Mt. Lookout Shoe Repair
3152 Linwood Ave
871-8160

Mt. Lookout TV
1010 Delta Ave
321-2830

Mt. Lookout Tavern (MLTs)
3209 Linwood Ave
871-9633

Nailtique
3181 Linwood Ave
321-5666

Ramundo's Pizza
3166 Linwood Ave
321-0978

Retirement Designers, Inc.
3181 Linwood Ave, #22
871-0990

Romer and Co. Inc. 
1021 Delta Ave
321-5900

Salon M of Mount Lookout
1018 Delta Ave
533-2352

Sterling Homes
347 Stanley Ave
659-5361

Subway
1018 Delta Ave
321-0123

TriYoga with LQ
3164 Linwood Ave
520-4809

Weisenberger Dental
1017 Delta Ave
321-7300

Zip's Café
1036 Delta Ave
871-9876

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