Township maintenance is performed by Dave O'Connor. Dave is responsible for our roads, park, cemeteries and maintaining township equipment. The routine maintenance on equipment helps keep repair and replacement costs down, which in turn benefits residents. Dave has helped the township stay within its budget and maintain the quality of work our residents expect! He can be reached at (513) 553-6747.
Who Is Responsible for Roads
Often, there are questions on who is responsible to maintain certain roads. The following is a brief description on road types and responsibilities. There are FOUR ROAD TYPES IN CLERMONT COUNTY:
1) State Highways, Interstate Highways, and U.S. Highways
2) County Roads
3) Township and Municipal Roads and
4) Private Roads.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is responsible for State, Interstate, and U.S. Highways. For example, Interstate 275, SR 749, US 52 and ST 132. These roads are generally main thoroughfares of the county. The Clermont County Ohio Department of Transportation can be reached at (513) 797-6008.
The second type of roads is county roads. There are 386 miles of county roads in Clermont County, which the County Engineer is responsible for: Jett Hill, Twelve Mile, Mt. Pisgah, Franklin-Willis Memorial Road and Bethel-New Richmond (past New Richmond Village limits), are a few examples of county roads in Ohio Township. The County Engineer can be reached at (513) 732-8869.
The third type of roads is Township and municipal roads. Township roads are public roads maintained by each township maintenance department. Examples of these roads that apply to Ohio Township are Fagins Run, Fagins Run Loop, Grays Lane, Wilson Dunham, Gobel Hill, Chestnut Lane, Riebel Ridge, Libby Lane, Concord Road and Petri Drive. There are 7.5 miles of roads in Ohio Township. The township road maintenance can be reached at (513) 553-6747.
>>> LIST OF OHIO TOWNSHIP ROADS
The fourth type of roads is private, which is maintained by the owner or owners. More information on this topic can be viewed on the Clermont County Engineers site at www.clermontengineer.org.
Keeping Storm Drains Clear
While the Township is responsible for maintaining storm sewers and open ditches along township roads (within the road “right-of-way”), many people are not aware that it is the property owner’s responsibility to maintain storm ditches or pipes on their property (outside the “right-of-way”), as well as driveway culverts. Here are some things you can do to prevent drainage problems:
- Clean debris from driveway culverts, allowing them to flow freely. Replace culverts that have become crushed or badly deteriorated.
- Clean debris off inlets and the tops of catch basins in your yard.
- Keep open drainage channels clear of yard waste and other debris.
- Don’t dispose of yard waste or other debris in ditches or down storm drain. In ditches, big storms can wash debris into storm sewer inlets and block them, resulting in backups that can cause problems.
- Keeping yard waste out of the storm system also helps water quality. Organisms that break down yard waste consume oxygen. If there is too much yard waste, oxygen levels can drop too low, and fish and other aquatic life can suffer.
- If at all possible, maintain open drainage channels rather than installing pipe. Open channels slow water and allow infiltration, while pipes eliminate infiltration and rush water downstream.
- Never dump anything down the storm drain. If you don’t know how to properly dispose of a material, call the Adams-Clermont Solid
Waste District at 732-7894 for guidance, or check www.oeq.net.
Clermont County Soil & Water District
The Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio, as authorized under ORC 901: 13 and 940. The District is located in southwest Ohio about 25 miles east of Cincinnati in Clermont County. The Ohio River forms our southern border. Clermont SWCD was established by local election of the Clermont County populace in 1943 to work with landowners to help address soil and water conservation issues.
The District is governed by a board of five supervisors, who are residents of Clermont County and serve in a volunteer capacity. Funding to support District operations is provided by the Clermont County Commissioners and the Ohio General Assembly through the Ohio Soil & Water Conservation Commission. SWCDs also attract funds through grants, sales of conservation related items and donations.
Christina Gates, District Conservationist, email@example.com, (513) 718-9340
Brittany Feichtner, Soil Conservationist, firstname.lastname@example.org, (513) 718-9344
Learn more about Clermont County's Soil & Water Conservation District at https://www.clermontswcd.org