April 1 is Census Day and the deadline to file your 2020 Census! Every home should have received an invitation to participate in the Census. Please respond to your Census questionnaire in one of three ways: online, by phone or by mail. When you respond, you will tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020. To respond online, or for more information on the 2020 Census, visit the website at https://2020census.gov/en.html.
Every census is important because the numbers shape how much federal money comes back to local programs
- Each person not counted in Ohio is a loss of $1,800 per year for the state.
- A correct population count is a way of getting back tax dollars that workers pay to the federal government.
- The 2020 Census is taking on more significance for the Miami Valley. This count will show how the region changed following the Great Recession and what happened to people that were displaced by the Memorial Day tornadoes.
- A new clause in the census says residents displaced by the tornados should report where they intend to return to in the near future. Currently we have 25 homes in Brookville under construction, where residents are living elsewhere until their homes are completed.
- State population counts are used to determine how many seats each state gets in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- The count also helps draw boundaries for districts.
- Businesses also determine where to build based off census data.
- The Census Bureau will begin mailing detailed information in mid-March. There will be three ways to respond to the U.S. Census. Households can respond online, over the phone or by mail.
- A reminder to everyone, responding to the census is part of our civic duty.
Brookville City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2019-02 in August 2019 which established a Stormwater Management Utility in the City of Brookville. The City is required by law to manage the stormwater system, which provides for the collection, treatment, storage and disposal of stormwater within the City. A Stormwater Management Fee has been added to your utility bill. The Stormwater Management Fee for the City of Brookville is a fee established to fund and support the City’s efforts to address issues presented in the provisions of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Phase II Stormwater Permit and required operation, maintenance and replacement costs of the stormwater system.
A stormwater management fee is imposed on each residential structure, mixed use structure, commercial structure, industrial structure and governmental or non-profit structure. The fees range from $2.25 to $5.25 per month, depending on the consumer class.
Over the summer and early fall, our Service Department has been hard at work maintaining our roads, City facilities, water lines, the sewer plant and much more! To read the fall edition of the Service Spotlight CLICK HERE.
Thank you Service Department as always for a job well done!
Safe Routes To School Update:
We are pleased to announce our Safe Routes to School Application was selected for funding! The City was approved for $312,584, which was our full funding request to upgrade 3 intersection crosswalks with high visibility markings, one crosswalk will also include a rapid flashing beacon and sidewalk construction along Johnsville-Brookville Road. The project will be completed during State Fiscal Year 2022.
We would like to thank Brookville Local Schools and the Ohio Department of Transportation for their help on this project. We hope this project will help encourage and enable students to safely walk to school. This process included many steps including Parent Surveys, gathering community feedback, developing an official Travel Plan approved by the Ohio Department of Transportation and finally applying for the Safe Routes to School Grant.
Dayton Water Quality Information and FAQ'sThe City of Dayton has provided us with some helpful information on the quality of our drinking water.
Dayton Drinking Water - FAQs
The recent 2018 Consumer Water Quality Reports for the City of Brookville and the City of Dayton can be viewed in our Archive Center.
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