|West Chester eNewsletter - April 2014|
|WEST CHESTER POLICE OFFER
MEDICATION DISPOSAL DAY
No syringes or lancets will be accepted at this drop-off, nor will over-the-counter syrup or liquid medications.
This event is hosted in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency.
For more information, contact Officer Berling at MLBerling@WestChesterOH.org or by calling 513-759-3985.
FIRE DEPARTMENT ASSOCIATION ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT, SATURDAY APRIL 19
The family event is held at the Keehner Park tennis court area located at 7411 Barret Road in West Chester.
All children ages 0 to 8 are welcome to participate in the egg hunt. Participants will be grouped by age and will hunt for candy filled eggs as well as a special golden egg that contains a special prize. All are asked to "mind their manners" and allow the children to enjoy the experience of finding eggs on their own.
Plan to dress for the weather and bring along a bag or basket to gather eggs.
For more information, contact the West Chester Fire Department Association by calling 513-777-1133.
START SUMMER ON THE RIGHT PEDAL
The Bike Rodeo provides an opportunity for children to learn the rules of the road and bicycle safety while experiencing positive interactions with law enforcement officials.
During the event, police officers will review bicycle maneuverability and braking before children go through an age-appropriate obstacle course, complete with cones and street signs. Goodie bags and certificates will be handed out upon completion.
In order to participate, children must be accompanied by an adult and have a bicycle and a helmet. Big Wheels and non-motorized scooters are also welcome. This event is free and open to the public. In case of rain, the Bike Rodeo will be offered from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.
For more information, visit www.WestChesterOH.org or call Officer Berling 513-759-3985.
SPRING FLOODING ISSUES
When storm water has nowhere else to go due to over saturation, it will cause flooding especially in ditches, drainage channels and low lying areas.
If water appears to be moving, keep your distance. Six inches or more of water can cause loss of control of a passenger vehicle and a foot of water will cause most vehicles to float.
As the rainy season begins, West Chester Township encourages residents to check drainage ways on their property and in the roadway. Blocked drainage ways on private property can usually be cleared by raking debris away from the drain structure. In the public right-or-way, make note of blocked drainage outlets/inlets and notify West Chester Township through ACTION LINE on WestChesterOH.org. This can be done from any computer including mobile devices.
WEST CHESTER REQUIREMENTS
Hamilton County Environmental Services (HCES) regulates Butler County communities with regard to "open burning". The HCES defines open burning as any kind of outdoor fire. Most are prohibited in Ohio, although there are a few exceptions.
Residents building bonfires, camp fires, and/or using outdoor fireplace equipment must follow certain guidelines, whether they are being used for cooking, pleasure, religious ceremonies or recreation. These requirements include:
Fires may not be used for waste disposal purposes, because burning yard waste, garbage or leaves can result in air-borne pollutants that may cause irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, headache, loss of coordination and nausea. To burn yard waste, contact the West Chester Fire Department on the rules related to yard waste fire.
Any other kind of open burning requires a permit, applications for which can be obtained at the West Chester Fire Department located at 9577 Beckett Road, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
TAKE COVER WHEN SIRENS SOUND
The sirens are meant as an immediate warning to take cover and are designed to provide warning to those individuals who are outdoors.
The warning sirens are sounded in West Chester when:
The Township monitors the latest storm prediction technology available through the National Weather Service in predicting storms and their paths and in determining the appropriate and most effective times for sounding the sirens.