Symmes Township Trustees rush to cater to Indian Hill's demands regarding the upcoming July BZA meeting...
Thanks for your support in this issue. 2 hours after the petition was delivered and Indian Hill realized that many residents wished to speak regarding the expansion plans ... Indian Hill promptly withdrew the appeal!
Several months ago the Symmes Township Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) was presented with case (2020-2) for an expansion of the Indian Hill Shooting Range which is located within Symmes Township. The case was continued. (see related article)
However, for the July meeting to reconsider case 2020-2, Indian Hill has demanded that the meeting NOT be conducted online, but be held in an unsafe, closed room environment. The Symmes website lists no safety rules for this meeting. (see note below)
To assure the safety of both the board members, township staff, and individuals wishing to present testimony, the petition below is a request that the July BZA meeting be safely conducted using the video conferencing tools provided by ICRC. This method allows everybody to give clear testimony in a safe orderly fashion.
Please help by signing a petition to the Symmes Township Trustees (Ken Bryant, Jody Leis, Phil Beck) and the Township Administrator (Kim Lapensee) requesting the meeting venue be changed to a safe, online environment ...
NOTE: Several comments to the website have suggested this technique is often used to discourage testimony in controversial situations. (to be verified)
Rumpke Recently Published Curbside Recycling Guidelines
Rumpke Recycling offers residential customers a convenient, comprehensive recycling program to enhance the recycling effort and reduce the amount of material sent to the landfill.
While the full list of acceptable materials may vary slightly in some locations, residents can typically recycle the following:
Glass Bottles & Jars (all colors)
Metal Cans: Aluminum cans, steel cans and lids, empty aerosol cans with the lids and tips removed
Plastic Bottles (empty, crush, reattach lid): Bottles and jugs that have a small mouth and wider base, such as milk jugs, soda bottles, laundry detergent bottles, water bottles, shampoo bottles, and contact solution bottles
Paper: newspaper, magazines, cardboard, mixed office paper and envelopes, paperboard (cereal boxes), pizza boxes free of food debris and grease, telephone books and catalogs
Cartons: food and beverage cartons, such as milk, juice, soup, wine, broth, and other cartons.
Mix all items together – no separation required
Empty all bottles, jugs, and cans
No need to remove labels
For plastic bottles, empty, crush and reattach lids
For cartons, remove plastic caps and straws
NEVER place medical sharps or needles in the recycling
DON’T use plastic bags
NOT for Recycling
No plastic bags, cassette tapes, bed sheets, hangers, metal chains, garden hoses, batteries, needles, syringes, electronics, polystyrene foam, buckets, butter tubs, car parts, food, yard waste, light bulbs, drinking glasses, ceramics, pots, pans, and scrap metal
Symmes Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) Case 2020-2 ... Proposed new open building as part of expansion of the Indian Hill Shooting Range in Camp Dennison.
A case was brought before the the Symmes Township Board Of Zoning Appeals regarding a request by the Indian Hill Shooting Range to construct a new 5 unit open building on the property. Speaking for the proposed expansion were the Shooting Range Manager and a representative from the Village of Indian Hill.
As used in sections 1533.83 to 1533.85 of the Revised Code:
(A) “Political subdivision” means a municipal corporation, township, county, or other body corporate and politic responsible for governmental activities in a geographic area smaller than that of the state.
(B) “Shooting range” means a facility operated for the purpose of shooting with firearms or archery equipment, whether publicly or privately owned and whether or not operated for profit, including, but not limited to, commercial bird shooting preserves and wild animal hunting preserves established pursuant to this chapter