Meeting Notice

Upcoming Meetings:

Human Resources Committee Meeting
Time: June 9, 2020 @ 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Link Address: Click here

Budget Committee Meeting
Time: June 10, 2020 @ 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Link Address: Click here

In accordance with Sub. HB 197, all meetings will be held as a remote meeting, no one will be in attendance at the Georgetown Municipal Building, Council Chambers during the meeting. Access is available to the public via Microsoft Teams at the link on the Village Facebook page or website and following the directions there. Please contact the Village Administrator with any questions or assistance in joining the meeting.

Tyler Thompson
Phone: 937-378-6395 Ext.1003
Email: tyler.thompson@georgetownohio.gov

Tree Commission Meeting

Time: June 2, 2020 @ 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams

(Click here to join the remote meeting)

In accordance with Sub. HB 197, this meeting will be held as a remote meeting, no one will be in attendance at the Georgetown Municipal Building, Council Chambers during the meeting. Access is available to the public via Microsoft Teams at the link on the Village Facebook page and following the directions there. Notice with the link will also be placed on the front door to the Village Building.

Please contact the Village Administrator with any questions or assistance in joining the meeting.

Tyler Thompson
Phone: 937-378-6395 Ext.1003
Email: tyler.thompson@georgetownohio.gov

Upcoming Remote Meetings

Emergency Services Committee Meeting
Time: June 11, 2020 @ 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Link Address: Click here

Utility Committee Meeting
Time: June 11, 2020 @ 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Link Address: Click here

Community Development Committee Meeting
Time: June 11, 2020 @ 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Link Address: Click here

Regular Council Meeting
Time: June 11, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Link Address: Click here

In accordance with Sub. HB 197, all meetings will be held as a remote meeting, no one will be in attendance at the Georgetown Municipal Building, Council Chambers during the meeting. Access is available to the public via Microsoft Teams at the link on the Village Facebook page or website and following the directions there.

Please contact the Village Administrator with any questions or assistance in joining the meeting.
Tyler Thompson
Phone: 937-378-6395 Ext.1003
Email: tyler.thompson@georgetownohio.gov

Upcoming Remote Meetings

Emergency Services Committee Meeting
Time: May 7, 2020 @ 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Link Address: click here

Utility Committee Meeting
Time: May 14, 2020 @ 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Link Address: click here

Community Development Committee Meeting
Time: May 14, 2020 @ 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Link Address: click here

Regular Council Meeting
Time: May 14, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Link Address: click here

Human Resources Committee Meeting
Time: May 28, 2020 @ 5:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Link Address: click here

Regular Council Meeting
Time: May 28, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Link Address: click here

In accordance with Sub. HB 197, all meetings will be held as a remote meeting, no one will be in attendance at the Georgetown Municipal Building, Council Chambers during
the meeting. Access is available to the public via Microsoft Teams at the link on the Village Facebook page or website and following the directions there.

Please contact the Village Administrator with any questions or assistance in joining the meeting.
Tyler Thompson
Phone: 937-378-6395 Ext.1003
Email: tyler.thompson@georgetownohio.gov

Full-Time Lineman

The Village of Georgetown seeks to hire a Full-Time Lineman. This employee will carry out the effective and efficient operation of the Georgetown Electric Distribution Utility. Under direction of the Electric Utility Superintendent, this employee will work to maintain electric lines, poles, transformers, substations, and other associated equipment. Lineman troubleshoot electrical problems, turn on and off residential and commercial services. Electric Utility staff work a rotating on-call schedule and can expect to be called on for emergency repair work. Applicants should have a minimum of 4 years of experience in electric distribution utilities and a lineman certificate. Wages start at $19.25 per hour and 40 hours per week with full benefits. Applicants should prepare a letter of interest and resume and must submit these documents to the Village Administration office no later than 4pm, on October 9, 2020. Resume and letter of interest can be delivered to 301 S. Main Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. Applicants can call Electric Utility Superintendent, Jerry Cooper at 937-483-0046 or email jerry.cooper@georgetownohio.gov with any questions. A full job description can be found here.

In The Know – May 2018

You may have noticed your trash collection fee went up the beginning of May.  This was an increase by Rumpke.  The new fees are $11.96 per household and $10.93 for Golden Buckeye Card holders.  The last increase was 6 years ago. Our rates are lower than out of town and our rates are cheaper than other villages in the county.  Georgetown’s trash pickup rates are much cheaper than they would be because the village collects payments.  If each of us were to be billed separately by Rumpke, we would all pay a lot more.   The town also pays for weekly recycling pickup at a cost of about $8000 per year.  Georgetown is the only village that has weekly collection of recycled materials.

Be sure if you have a Golden Buckeye card to share the card number with the Georgetown Utilities Department.  You will have no late fee for paying your utility bill late and you receive a discount on your trash pickup.  If you don’t have one, you can apply for one at the public library or the Senior Citizen Center.  You cannot do it over the phone or online since identification is required.  Anyone 60 years of age or older and anyone aged 18-59 with disabilities is eligible.

An ad hoc committee has been created to explore the value of becoming a charter village in Georgetown.   Members of the committee are Nancy Montgomery, Andy Clift, and Wade Highlander.   Any municipality in Ohio may be governed by a charter.  Right now Georgetown is a statutory government.  This means we are ruled by the state legislature.  The advantages of being a charter village are numerous.   A charter allows the village to write its own rules and regulations that better suit our local needs.

Currently we are close to 4400 in population.  When we reach 5,000 we will automatically become a city.  Under state legislation, when that happens we will have to have a fulltime mayor, solicitor, and engineer.   Georgetown cannot afford to do this on the income we have now.  If we have a charter we can continue to operate with these as part-time positions.  We can keep our number of council members or change it.  With a charter WE make these decisions not the state.

If becoming a charter village is deemed to be a positive move for Georgetown, the process will take about  2 years.  First there will be public meetings to educate the public on exactly what a charter would mean and to get citizen input.  Then there is an election to determine if the citizens want a charter and, if so, to elect 15 members of the committee that will write the charter.  Every citizen will receive a copy of the charter before it is voted on and there will be more public meetings.  The last step is an election in which the citizens will vote for or against the charter.

There are a lot of exciting things happening in Georgetown.  Get involved!  Come to council meetings to voice your opinions!   If you can’t come, listen to the livestream.  Hopefully, the sound issue will be solved soon.  There are emails available on the village webpage.  Follow the village on Facebook at Village Of Georgetown Brown County Ohio.  To be up-to-date with important notices be sure to call the administrator, Art Owens, at 937-378-6395 X 1003 or email him at administrator@georgetownohio.gov, and give him your phone number to be enrolled in One Call Now.

Planned power outage

I wanted to make you all aware of a planned power outage in the Village of Georgetown. This outage will begin at 11pm on Sunday May 6th and will end approximately 5am on Monday May 7th for a total of around 6 hours of outage time. This outage is to make necessary changes to substations feeding the outage area. This is part of the 2 year upgrade we have been working on. This upgrade will allow us to switch to different feeds in the event of large outages on Duke Feed lines coming into the Village. We apologize for the inconvenience but this is the only way the upgrades can be completed and it will certainly cut down on outages in the future. Please see the map below.