BZA to Conduct Remote Meeting Monday at 4:00 p.m. Public Can Dial In Too

The Silverton Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a meeting on Monday, March 30th at 4:00 p.m. Pursuant to House Bill 197 adopted by the General Assembly this week, local governments are now allowed to hold meetings remotely during the COVID-19 emergency. Monday’s BZA meeting will be the first such meeting conducted under this new law in the community.

To join in the telephone conference, residents can dial 339-209-5382. All are welcome to listen in on Monday if you care to do so.

The BZA is meeting remotely on Monday to adopt written findings of fact regarding a March 5th public hearing. The BZA heard an appeal of a code enforcement order to remove a white van at 7428 Montgomery Road in front of Cash Plus. The Village alleged the van is unlicensed, unregistered, and inoperable. The owner of the van appealed and the public hearing was held by the BZA on March 5th. Having taken testimony and weighed the facts, the BZA voted to deny the appeal. The BZA had scheduled a follow-up meeting for March 19th to adopt written findings of fact and conclusions of law. However, in light of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, that meeting for March 19th was postponed. The meeting on March 30th is to review the findings of fact and conclusions of law originally scheduled for March 19th.

If you have any questions or comments about this remote meeting, feel free to email the Village Manager at [email protected].

Ohio Department of Health “Stay at Home Order”

Ohio Director of Health Amy Acton has issued an order for all Ohioans to “Stay at Home” effective on Monday, March 23rd at 11:59pm through April 6. Essential employees as defined in Director Acton’s order are exempt.

The Village of Silverton urges all residents to read this order and comply with it. Emergency services remain available for those who need them.

The entire order is attached.

Village Discontinuing Non-Emergency Services

Effective starting at 9 a.m. on March 19, 2020, The Village of Silverton will be discontinuing all non-emergency services. This action has been taken to protect the public and Village employees from possible Corona Virus contamination.

No specific date has been set for offices to reopen and non-emergency services to resume. The earliest this could happen is Monday, March 23, 2020, and this will depend on an assessment by the Village Manager to be made on Sunday.

Emergency services are continuing following new protocols set by the Hamilton County Sheriff and Deer Park Silverton Joint Fire District Fire Chief. If you have an emergency and need police or fire services, please dial 9-1-1.

If you do not have an emergency yet still need non-critical police or fire services, please dial 513-825-2280. A dispatcher will assist you with the appropriate help given the circumstances at the time. Silverton Mayor’s Court cases have been continued in progress until at least April.

Trash and recycling services are not changed at this time. Collections should occur on your street’s normal day of the week.

The Village fully anticipates extending the 2019 tax filing deadline, which is currently set by law for Wednesday, April 15th. Taxpayers are encouraged to file their 2019 returns on line at RITA if they are prepared to do so by going to www.ritaohio.com.

The Village encourages all residents to practice social distancing, shelter in place as much as possible, and take all necessary health precautions to limit the spread of the Corona Virus.

**March 18, 2020 and April 1, 2020 Silverton Mayor’s Court Canceled**

All cases scheduled for Silverton Mayor’s Court on March 18, 2020 are continued until April 15, 2020. A cases scheduled for April 1, 2020 are continued until May 6, 2020.

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