There probably are a couple more years on the City's trash contract with Republic but I do not think it is too early to compliment the job Republic is doing.
This week the garage got clean and I had a lot of items out front. This morning Republic came and took it all away. I have said it before, Karen Kaleps did a good job organizing the RFP and Jim Borland did a great job in choosing the right…
Robbery - the police and citizens shine
Narcan Training at HH Library
The Huber Heights Library will be holding a Narcan training session. 7 Pm Tuesday Feb 6 2018. Advance registration is required. The training is free.
Narcan is the antidote used during an Opiod oveverdose.
Register online at DaytonMetroLibrary.org/Events or call 937-463-2665
THANKFUL FOR ALPACAS Open House here in Huber Heights
THANKFUL FOR ALPACAS
Open HouseThanksgiving Weekend
Friday, Nov 24 from 10am – 5pm
Saturday, Nov 25 from 10am – 2pm
Sunday, Nov 26 from 1pm – 5pm
Purdy Lil’ Suri Alpaca Farm
9454 Taylorsville Rd
Huber Heights, OH 45424
Have family visiting for the holiday weekend?
Why not bring them out to…
What is TIF?
Tax Increment Financing is a tool cities can use to improve infrastructure.
When a TIF is created it baselines the current value of a property and locks in the amount going toward property taxes. When development occurs this changes the valuation of the property and the property owner gets an increased "tax" bill. However, instead of the increase in "taxes" going to those that get the normal levies,…
Miami Valley Young Marines annual Birthday Ball - Recognized with N…
Town Center and Home
I just returned from visiting my parents on Father's day. My parents still live in the house they bought in 1969. Saturday night we were out on their back porch and we could hear music coming from a house a mile away. It was the exact music I would be listening to when I was in high school. I am not one that reminisces very much, but sitting there looking out on their back yard, I could not…
Arsenic In your private well?
Law says slow behind bikes
House Bill 154 went into effect March 21, 2017
Read it for yourself here.
The interesting parts are provided in this summary.
- The new law requires a motor vehicle that is overtaking and passing a bicycle to provide a safe passing distance to the left of the bicycle of not less than three feet. The law states that when a bicyclist is in the roadway or riding on the yellow line along the shoulder,…
RTA Seeks Bus Drivers
I received this request from the RTA.
Dear Mayor McMasters:
As a trusted community partner we are seeking the City of Huber Heights’s assistance to help us identify candidates for professional bus operator positions at RTA. These include both CDL and non-CDL positions which are full-time with excellent pay and benefits. If you know people with a good work ethic and desire to improve their…
Good is a matter of perspective
Below you will find two emails that point to a very trying episode during my time as Mayor. Recently, I allowed myself to go through that emotional time again and initially intended to use these emails in a series of articles hoping to get individuals to correct fake news they continue to spread. Then I thought they would be useful in an article that I hope will finally cause the leaders of…
Good converversation with Mr. Campbell
I am looking forward to…
Citizen Patrol Academy - Ever wished you could drive a police car?
The Huber Heights Citizen Police Academy is a great introduction to your police department and the work they do. It is meant for every day citizens and consists of a good mix of interesting classes with many guest speakers and hands on drills and demonstrations. The CPA will begin Wednesday Feb 8th. Register by Feb 1st to get your spot. You can pick up your application and program packet at the Huber Heights Police Division, 6121 Taylorsville Road, between the hours of 9am to 4pm. …
Christmas Tree Lighting - Historical Society Nov 28th
The Wayne Township Christmas Tree Lighting will be 6 pm Monday November 28th at the Huber Center. The Monticello and Rushmore Schools will provide music. There will be Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides and Mr. and Mrs Santa will be there. See the brochure below for more of the program.
Should Brandt Pike be reduced to a two lane road?
The Brandt Pike Revitalization project is being documented on http://www.discoverbrandtpike.com
On November 17, 2016 there was a role-up briefing given. You can find the Power Point Slides here. I found the slides to be very useful in creating ideas. I obviously will be advocating that the next time a brief like this is given that a video to be made so those that do not get to go to the original…
Great time at Stuff the Bus
I had a great time again at the stuff the bus event. Looking forward to next year.
I will be the last person in the dunk tank tonight (Tuesday August 23) for the Every Warrior Plays "Back to School Bash". A…
Pokemon Go, Tennis and Volleyball at Thomas Cloud
Thomas and I went over to play tennis tonight. Even though it was nearly 90 degrees, I was happy to see others using the park. There were quiet a few trying to play Pokemon Go. A couple of the players stopped for pictures. You can see it is a game for all ages. There were others playing tennis and volleyball too.
Are there any tennis players out there that have organized a tennis ladder or other group method for getting a game?
Community Dialogue: Judicial Reform Thursday, July 14, 2016, 7 -…
Here is an event that I look forward to attending this Thursday here in Huber Heights. As part of my Congressional Campaign I've been meaning to write about some changes in the Ohio Judicial system I would be willing to work to achieve. Since Lawyer logic is nonsensical, my proposal would be to eliminate the requirement that judges have a law degree. In fact, my proposal would limit the number…
Mayor's Mailbox; IHop, Outdoor Instruments and Arrive Safe this 4th…
I thought I would share some of the items I pulled out of the Mayor's Mailbox this evening.
First I was looking at "The Prosecutor" the newsletter from the Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck Jr. and found this announcement about free cab rides from July 1st at 6:00 pm until July 5th at 6:00 am. The program is meant for those that drink too much to drive and the phone number is…
Huber Heights Mayoral Recall of Thomas McMasters
I've read through the first posting of the recall team and pasted it below. My initial read is they won't actually ever give any specific examples of the allegations they make. This is because if they do it will allow debate within the community about; the facts on how items actually made the news, the circumstances that cause the conflict, and the progress we made in the city these past few years. …
Model airplanes / Drones
I think it is because I was a test pilot for the X-45 and a safety officer for Global Hawk and Predator and I've also belong to a model aircraft club that I have a different idea of UAV than what we see in the news. Most of the drones we see in the news are really just more sophisticated model airplanes and we would be a lot safer if people realized this and operated them as if they thought…
Cookies with Santa - Christmas Concert.
I received these two Huber Heights Christmas announcements for Thursday Dec 3rd Cookies with Santa at the Athletic Foundation and Sunday Dec 6th Christmas Concert at the Eichelberger Amphitheater.
A reminder of the annual Huber Heights Athletic Foundation "Cookies with Santa" event for 2015!
The event will be held this Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Huber Heights Athletic…
Housing to Youth
I was looking at the procedures to start an llc and found this interesting in the context of all the questions about Concept 1. I wonder if they have the referenced letter and if they do why they didn't provide it. It certainly would have helped their credibility.
Some of the reasons to add an attachment would be in the following situations:
* The business name you have selected is already in…
I'm always looking for your input to help me improve the discussion
This week I've been following comments to a DDN article about the construction of the Fire Station. It would be more beneficial to me if more of these discussions helped me do my job. For instance if you fast forward to 1:25:10 of the administration committee video you will see that I asserted that we had not passed a budget for the Fire Station. This is wrong. We passed a budget on Sept 14, 2…
2040 Long Range Transportation Plan
Subject: Public Participation Meetings to be held regarding the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Update.
Dayton, OH - The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) will hold a series of Public Participation Meetings regarding the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Update as follows:
- Tuesday, October 20, 2015
419 W. Ma…
Information from the mayor needs to be accurate
I just got finished reading the unsigned editorial in the Jan 1st edition of the Huber Heights Courier titled "Information from the mayor needs to be accurate" found in the "Your View" section. The unidentified author says, "It is an unfortunate event that McMasters, in his elected position as Mayor of Huber Heights, distributed inaccurate information. It is his responsibility as mayor to be…
Young Marines meet @ St Peters
Open House Jan 14th at 1745 (5:45 PM) Boot Camp starts Jan 21, 2015
Who: Any Miami Valley youth - must be accompanied by a parent/gaurdian
What: Observe regular MVYM drill activity and receive information briefing (one hour)
Where: Saint Peter Church Basement, 6161 Chambersburg Rd. Huber Heights OH
Contact info in the flier.