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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.

Recycling Tips
  • 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

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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.

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Ohio Revised Code Regarding Shooting Ranges ... link

Noise Rules for Shooting Ranges

Statute:R.C. § 1533.83

Baldwin's Ohio Revised Code Annotated Currentness

Title XV. Conservation of Natural Resources

Chapter 1533. Hunting; Fishing (Refs & Annos)Noise Rules for Shooting Ranges1533.83 Definitions

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

Read entire statue ...

Symmes Township Contact Information

Administrative Office:
Kimberly A. Lapensee, Administrator
   phone: (513)683-6644
Luanne Felter, Assistant to the Administrator -Events, Property Maintenance, Web
   phone: (513)683-6644
Jana Grant, Administrative Assistant -Parks, Recreation, Shelter Rental
   phone: (513)683-6644

Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission (Planning & Zoning)
Thomas Stahlheber, Zoning Plans Examiner
   phone: (513)946-4470
Bryan Snyder, Development Services Admin.
   phone: (513)946-4464

Hamilton County Sheriff
Lt. Tory Smith, District 3 Commander Symmes Township Liaison Officer
   phone: (513)683-3444

Loveland-Symmes Fire Department
Chief Otto Huber
   phone: (513)583-3001