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COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on December 24, 2020

Members of the Oakwood Public Safety Department began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on December 24.  All Oakwood Public Safety Department first responders are either paramedics or emergency medical technicians and regularly engage in emergency medical responses throughout the Oakwood community.
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OCC Online Registration!

Posted on October 30, 2020

We are thrilled to announce the launching of our new online registration website OakwoodLeisureServices.com This new, streamlined website allows residents to set up their own household profiles, register and pay for classes, renew memberships, track their activities, search online through all of the current offerings and much more.  Residents are encouraged to create a profile...

City Council Recognizes Oakwood Inclusion Coalition

Posted on October 7, 2020

City Council adopted a resolution on October 5 recognizing the establishment of the Oakwood Inclusion Coalition, a citizen-driven organization with the mission to “study, promote, and celebrate an inclusive, equitable, diverse and welcoming environment and community for everyone who lives, works, visits, or passes through Oakwood.” Oakwood Inclusion Coalition Resolution and Establishing Document Oakwood Inclusion...
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Recognizing a Fallen Officer

Posted on September 22, 2020

On May 13, 2020, Patrol Officer Claude McCormick’s name was forever memorialized on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Patrol Officer Claude McCormick joined the Oakwood Public Safety Department in 1929, and served the city of Oakwood as a motorcycle patrolman.  On August 29, 1933, while serving the Oakwood community, Officer...
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Oakwood Public Safety Officer Overcomes COVID-19

Posted on September 22, 2020

Oakwood Public Safety Officer (PSO) Steve Norris was one of the first two people in the Dayton area to donate plasma after testing positive for COVID-19 in March 2020.  Plasma from recovered patients has virus-fighting antibodies, which can be used to help people battling symptoms of COVID-19. PSO Norris is a certified Police Officer, Firefighter...
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STATEWIDE MASK ORDER

Posted on July 23, 2020

The Ohio Department of Health has issued an order mandating all persons in the state of Ohio to wear face masks while in public places.  This order takes effect at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 23 until further notice. The order applies to any indoor location other than a residence, as well as people who...
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Chief Hill Briefs City Council

Posted on July 21, 2020

Chief Alan Hill provided a Public Safety Department update to City Council at the July 20 Oakwood City Council meeting.  The following topics were discussed:  Capital Equipment; Personnel Changes; Department Operations Statement; Officer Recruitment; Use of Force; Ohio Collaborative and the Citizen Police Academy. Video of Chief Hill’s Report to City Council  PowerPoint Presentation

Chief Alan Hill Addresses the Death of Mr. George Floyd

Posted on June 11, 2020

Oakwood Public Safety Director Alan Hill makes a public statement about the horrific killing of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis.
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Public Safety Department Training

Posted on June 5, 2020

Each year, all of the Oakwood Public Safety Department personnel complete an extensive training program.  The training program involves numerous topics, and regularly includes courses on cultural diversity and implicit bias. The purpose of the program is to ensure that all personnel are fully prepared to properly and effectively perform the public safety duties to...
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Oakwood Response to COVID-19

Posted on May 19, 2020

The city of Oakwood’s response to COVID-19 includes taking all reasonable steps to protect the health, welfare and safety of our community, our city employees, and the general public. We are also fully committed to complying with all federal and state mandates in addressing the COVID-19. Ohio Department of Health Public Health Orders  
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2019 Oakwood Annual Report

Posted on March 27, 2020

The city of Oakwood recently published the 2019 Annual Report.  It includes detailed information about each of the city departments and the public services provide to the Oakwood community.  The report highlights the major events of the previous year and provides information about community projects and issues. 2019 Annual Report

Reminder… Please Bag Weekly Trash

Posted on March 15, 2020

Please take extra steps to ensure that weekly household trash is bagged before placing it into your refuse containers.  This is particularly important for all food items, and any other trash or debris that may pose a health hazard to our refuse collection employees.
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Shroyer Road Accidents Drop Dramatically

Posted on March 11, 2020

The city of Oakwood completed a roadway improvement project on the 1.1 mile section of Shroyer Road in 2017. The project converted Shroyer Road from two lanes in each direction (4-lane section) to a single through lane in each direction and a left turn lane (3-lane section).  The roadway change was made to improve the...
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What You Should Know About Coronavirus

Posted on March 6, 2020

Our county-wide health agency, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County (PHDMC) is closely monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness called COVID-19, or coronavirus.  PHDMC provides educational information about the coronavirus on their website (https://phdmc.org/).  This information is updated frequently. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has additional information about the coronavirus at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/, which...

April 11 FOP Easter Egg Hunt Cancelled

Posted on March 6, 2020

Due to the on-going Coronavirus situation and restrictions on public gatherings, the annual FOP Easter Egg Hunt at Wright Memorial Public Library is cancelled.
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2020 State of the City Address

Posted on February 14, 2020

Oakwood Mayor Bill Duncan gave his 2020 State of the City address at the February 3 Oakwood City Council meeting. This address provides the Mayor an opportunity to report on last year's successes as well as plans for the upcoming year.
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2020 City Budget

Posted on February 14, 2020

On December 9, 2019 Oakwood City Council approved an Ordinance appropriating 2020 spending.  That spending is detailed in the 2020 Budget document.  The document also includes the City Manager's Budget Message.
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Ohio 937 / 326 Area Code Overlay

Posted on January 14, 2020

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved a new 326 area code to the area served by the 937 area code to ensure a continuing supply of phone numbers.  The existing 937 area code is expected to run out of available phone numbers in 2020. What does this mean? Because more than one area code...
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Meet our new Engineering & Public Works Director

Posted on January 8, 2020

City Manager Norbert Klopsch introduced Doug Spitler, PE, the City’s new Director of Engineering and Public Works, at the Monday, January 6, 2020 City Council meeting. Doug will lead 29 fulltime employees in performing all Oakwood Engineering and Public Works services to include refuse and recycling operations, public roadway and sidewalk maintenance, water and sanitary...
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Traffic Enforcement

Posted on December 10, 2019

On September 30, 2019, the city of Oakwood received a report entitled “Who Gets Stopped in Oakwood?  The Racial Divide”.  The report was prepared by Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (“ABLE”).  The city committed to completing a thorough review of the report and to issue a written response.  From a data analysis perspective, the...
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