2012, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The fire department and customer service department initiated a new program called the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Twenty-three residents were trained to assist in the event of a disaster or emergency.
Joining City Council Members Chris Dobrozsi, Barry Joffe, Lynda Roesch and Ken Suer were Gerri Harbison, Craig Margolis and Todd Steinbrink who were elected to continue their service on City Council. City Council elected Ken Suer as Mayor and Todd Steinbrink as Vice Mayor.
As part of City Council’s responsibilities for establishing policies and enacting legislation, City Council oversaw operations and administration of a cash budget of $19,140,677.
- Total Revenues for 2011 $16,642,000
- Total Expenditures for 2011 $14,262,000
A full range of City services was undertaken by 65 full-time and 40 part-time employees.
- Wayne Davis was named City Manager in May.
- T.J. Shreve was sworn in as a new police officer.
- Kelly Beach was hired as the Assistant Finance Director.
The City created the Johnson Nature Preserve mobile app designed to help users learn more about this park.
Businesses and Partners
In total, 17 new businesses opened in 2012.
A new building, containing retail space and restaurants on the first floor and real estate offices on the second floor, was built on the Old Perkins site, 9321 Montgomery Road. It is now known as the Montgomery Gateway Center East.
First Financial Bank built a new branch at the old Clossons site, 10100 Montgomery Road, and closed the bank at the Montgomery Gateway Center downtown.
Montgomery Lincoln Mercury, formerly known as Kenwood Lincoln Mercury, refurbished the old Jaguar property at 9620 Montgomery Road.
City Council declared a moratorium on the collection of environmental impact fees to help boost economic investment in the community during the recession.
The City submitted a joint grant application with the City of Blue Ash and the Sycamore Community Schools and received a Local Government Innovation Fund grant of $60,225 for research of shared service opportunities among the three entities.
The Montgomery Public Works Department completed a traffic signal and safety improvement project for eleven signalized intersections in 2012, allowing the system to operate in a traffic responsive mode in real time and considering current road conditions.