Community Conversations and the Master Plan

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The City of Loveland begins the year of 2019 with their first public outreach, the topic - Master Plan, more specifically, downtown Loveland.

Eye on Loveland has previously discussed that the majority of city council, led by Mayor Kathy Bailey, Vice-Mayor Rob Weisgerber, Ted Phelps, Tim Butler, Neil Oury and Kent Blair, voted in 2018 to spend $128K of taxpayer money on another comprehensive plan ( the city has paid for at least 9 other plans and updates in the past.)

Our newest podcast - Click here - Master Plan 2019 - discusses not only the plan but also the topic of community engagement that was promised by this majority in 2018 and why or why not those promises were fulfilled. What will this new outreach for public opinion regarding downtown development look like? How will the community be involved in this decision making? Join us, won’t you?

Click here - Yet Another Master Plan for the City - to read about and listen to our previous discussion on the comprehensive plan August 7, 2018

There will be a public meeting to discuss downtown planning on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Loveland stage company, 6pm. Loveland is Changing - Be A Part Of It. Let your Voice Be Heard.

We would love to hear what you have to say so send us an email at eyeonloveland@gmail.com. Be sure to sign up to receive regular updates and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes,apple.com - eyeonloveland. Please follow us on twitter @eyeonloveland and facebook at eyeonloveland. 

Eyeonloveland.com - Be Informed. Be Involved. Be Influential.

Pamela Gross - President - Follow me personally on Twitter @ lovelandpam

2018 Year in Review - Ringing in 2019

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As we get ready to close out 2018 and ring in the New Year of 2019 - Eye On Loveland is taking a look back on the decision making and governance of Loveland, OH City Council - Mayor Kathy Bailey, Vice-Mayor Rob Weisgerber, Ted Phelps, Tim Butler, Neil Oury, Kent Blair and Angie Settell. Learn more about what is happening politically in the Loveland community. Be Informed. Be involved. Be Influential.

Click here to listen to our podcasts, please join us, won’t you?

Year End review Part 1 - The Year in Cronyism

Year End Review - Part 2 - The Year in Governance

Holiday Memories - Our Christmas Gift for Loveland

We would love to hear what you have to say so send us an email at eyeonloveland@gmail.com. Be sure to sign up to receive regular updates and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes,apple.com - eyeonloveland. Please follow us on twitter @eyeonloveland and facebook at eyeonloveland. 

Eyeonloveland.com - Be Informed. Be Involved. Be Influential.

Pamela Gross - President - Follow me on Twitter @ lovelandpam

Merry Christmas - A Special Holiday Podcast

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WARNING: No politics discussed on this podcast. It is all old fashioned fun, favorites and fond memories of what Christmas means to us. Please join us, won’t you?

Click here to listen - Our Christmas Gift for Loveland - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We would love to hear what you have to say so send us an email at eyeonloveland@gmail.com. Be sure to sign up to receive regular updates and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes,apple.com - eyeonloveland. Please follow us on twitter @eyeonloveland and facebook at eyeonloveland. 

Eyeonloveland.com - Be Informed. Be Involved. Be Influential.

Pamela Gross - President - Follow me on Twitter @ lovelandpam

Year End Review - Part 2

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The year 2018 is coming to a close. Eye On Loveland is taking this time to look back at some of the highlights of the decision making and governance of the City Council Majority - Mayor Kathy Bailey, Vice-Mayor Rob Weisgerber, Ted Phelps, Tim Butler, Neil Oury and Kent Blair. Have they delivered on their promises of an open and inclusive government? Do they “ stand for all residents, not just the few who lead it.” Please join us, won’t you?

Click here to listen to Part 2 - The Year in Governance - of our special year end review.

We would love to hear what you have to say so send us an email at eyeonloveland@gmail.com. Be sure to sign up to receive regular updates and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes,apple.com - eyeonloveland. Please follow us on twitter @eyeonloveland and facebook at eyeonloveland. 

Eyeonloveland.com - Be Informed. Be Involved. Be Influential.

Pamela Gross - President - Follow me on Twitter @ lovelandpam

Year End Review - Part 1

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It is hard to believe that the year is coming to a close, so we want to take this time to look back and review some of the highlights of 2018 politics in Loveland, Ohio. The first part of our year end review focuses on the City Council Majority - Mayor Kathy Bailey, Vice-Mayor Rob Weisgerber, Ted Phelps, Tim Butler, Neil Oury and Kent Blair and whether their decisions and governance is based on political patronage, and subsidizing select private citizens and businesses with city funds and resources. Please join us, won’t you?

Click here to listen to Part 1 - The Year in Cronyism - of our special year end review and stay tuned for Part 2. That podcast is coming later this week.

We would love to hear what you have to say so send us an email at eyeonloveland@gmail.com. Be sure to sign up to receive regular updates and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes,apple.com - eyeonloveland. Please follow us on twitter @eyeonloveland and facebook at eyeonloveland. 

Eyeonloveland.com - Be Informed. Be Involved. Be Influential.

Pamela Gross - President - Follow me on Twitter @ lovelandpam

Have you seen the Loveland OH "Super Truck?" - Follow Up

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Remember the Loveland “Super Truck?” The City of Loveland paid Stantec Consulting Services $30K to analyze the cities street conditions. The report is now in and Eye On Loveland is providing an update on the results of the analysis.

First, in an effort to provide clarification from the original story posted on July 31, 2018 - the city did not purchase the truck, the vehicle is part of the services provided by Stantec Consulting.

The City of Loveland has approximately 101 miles of roadway. Here is a brief summary of the Stantec Road Report - Click here to read the entire report.

  • 50.9% of road network is at poor overall service level

  • 55.2% of road network is rated failed or poor, the remaining roads 36.7% is fair and 8.1% is good condition

  • In terms of rideability, 25.5% is poor, 74,2% is fair or good

  • Surface distress index, 55.8% is in poor condition, 4.6% failed surface distress index and 23.7% is fair

  • Average rating of existing curbs is fair

At the November 27, 2018 City Council meeting, City Engineer Cindy Klopfenstein appeared before council where she presented an evaluation of the cities roadways. Click here to view the presentation.

Eye On Loveland will be providing a more in-depth article on the roads and infrastructure issue in the New Year so stay tuned.

We would love to hear what you have to say so send us an email at eyeonloveland@gmail.com. Be sure to sign up to receive regular updates and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes,apple.com - eyeonloveland. Please follow us on twitter @eyeonloveland and facebook at eyeonloveland. 

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Pamela Gross - President - Follow me on Twitter @ lovelandpam

Original story - July 31, 2018 follows:

The City of Loveland recently purchased this high tech truck at a cost to taxpayers =$29,800. This cost was not discussed or included in the 2018 budget.  It is part of an agreement with Stantec Consulting Services for a road condition assessment and report. This "super" truck will analyze the cities street conditions. 

Is city council decision to spend almost $30K of taxpayer money to help develop a road maintenace plan or is the purpose to justify a decision to increase taxes that was already being discussed among some council members as early as February?

Listen to our podcast - The Shadows of Loveland are Hiding a Tax Man - you can then you decide if there is more to this story.