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Yard Debris Improper

Yard Debris Disposal

Posted on December 9, 2022

Beginning January 1, 2023, the city of Oakwood will charge a $150 fee per occurrence to property owners who place yard debris in the street in violation of Oakwood Codified Ordinance 901.01(A)(3). This is an administrative fee for improper debris handling, to recover the costs associated with diverting Public Works resources from regular work to...
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Use of Electric Scooters on Public Streets and Sidewalks

Posted on December 9, 2022

The Oakwood Public Safety Department is reminding residents of the rules for safe operation of electric scooters on public streets and sidewalks. They are legal on both streets and sidewalks, but different rules apply. When used on sidewalks, electric scooters are subject to the same requirements that apply to bicycles. This means that scooter operators...
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Santa’s Coming to Oakwood!!

Posted on December 1, 2022

Santa reached out to the Oakwood Public Safety Department and has requested assistance from the Safety Department on Monday, December 19.  Santa is looking to finalize his route plans for Christmas Eve and his reindeer are unavailable.  Therefore, Santa will be riding aboard Fire Engine #27, and will be escorted by a police car through...
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Public Safety Alert: Car Theft on the Rise

Posted on November 18, 2022

The Oakwood Public Safety Department is continuing to investigate a significant increase in car thefts.  Since September 28, 2022, the Safety Department has taken 11 stolen vehicle reports.  In comparison, the Safety Department responded to and took two stolen vehicle reports for all of 2021. In each of the recently reported incidents, the vehicle was...
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Oakwood Comprehensive Plan

Posted on November 16, 2022

At the November 7, 2022 public meeting, Oakwood City Council addressed the 2004 Oakwood Comprehensive Plan  and adopted a resolution. The resolution accepted a document summarizing achievements towards the Goals and Objectives of the Plan, and ratified and recognized that the 2004 Plan remains valid as the city’s official policy guide for physical development addressing the...
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Sister City Celebration

Posted on November 10, 2022

In 1972, a group of Oakwood citizens established the Oakwood Sister City Association (OSCA).  The OSCA mission is “to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation—one individual, one community at a time.”  This year, Oakwood celebrated the 50th anniversary of the formal Sister City relationship with Le Vésinet, France, a suburb of Paris, and...
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Congratulations to this year’s Scarecrow Row winners!!

Posted on October 12, 2022

Thank you to all of the people who participated in this year's Scarecrow Row! It was a fantastic day with fantastic entries. Here are your winners for 2022:       1st place: "Oakwood Spiders" by the Oakwood Striders       2nd place: "Crow-Scare" by Lisa-Lisa & Cult Jam       3rd place:...
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Harman Third Graders Tour City Hall

Posted on September 30, 2022

Harman third graders visited City Hall and the Public Works Center today.  The students toured the facilities and were able to speak to the Mayor, City Manager, Public Safety Director & Command Staff and the Public Works Director & Foremen.          
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Oakwood Sustainability Measures

Posted on June 10, 2022

Over the past several decades, the city of Oakwood has implemented numerous measures to address matters of the environment.  These measures have provided for the betterment of Oakwood and the greater community. Visit Oakwood Sustainability for a list and brief description of each measure, as well as a pdf document.
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Watch Oakwood’s First Historical Marker Unveiling Ceremony

Posted on May 27, 2022

The Oakwood Historical Society, along with Oakwood City Officials, conducted an unveiling ceremony of Oakwood’s first historical marker on Saturday, May 14 in front of the Oakwood City Building, 30 Park Avenue, Oakwood. The first historical marker commemorates the 150th anniversary of when the first Oakwood homes were built in an area near the Oakwood...
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Trimming Along Sidewalks

Posted on May 19, 2022

Oakwood is a walkable community! Please do your part, and keep all trees, bushes and other vegetation trimmed away from public sidewalks. City regulations require that no branches, bushes or other vegetation encroach across any sidewalk, and that a clear path is maintained up to eight feet above the sidewalk. Please contact the Code Enforcement Officer...
2021 Oakwood Annual Report

2021 Oakwood Annual Report

Posted on March 24, 2022

The city of Oakwood recently published the 2021 Annual Report.  The report highlights the major events of the previous year and provides information about each of the city departments, the public services provided to the Oakwood community, and community projects and issues.  It will be delivered to all Oakwood residential and business properties during the...
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Far Hills Storm Sewer Reconstruction

Posted on March 11, 2022

The February/March Oakwood Scene city newsletter included an article about a large storm sewer improvement project planned for construction in 2023.  It is titled the Far Hills Storm Sewer Reconstruction.  This stormwater infrastructure improvement project will take place on Far Hills Avenue around Greenmount Boulevard; on Dellwood Avenue between Far Hills Avenue and East Schantz...
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2022 State of the City Address

Posted on February 28, 2022

Oakwood Mayor Bill Duncan gave his 2022 State of the City address at the February 7 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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Spring is in the Air

Posted on February 27, 2022

Celebrate the end of cold winter months and welcome the beginning of beautiful spring. Some of the first spring flowers are popping in Oakwood!  Right now, stop by and visit Loy Gardens on Park Road and you will see the first harbingers of spring along the pathway.  The Winter Aconite are blooming as well as...
Important Notice

Mail Thefts

Posted on February 25, 2022

In late December 2021, the Oakwood Public Safety Department began receiving reports of mail theft from a number of U.S. Postal Service mail drop boxes in Oakwood.  Unknown individual(s) are stealing mail from drop boxes, which are located in various parts of the city, and are tampering with checks to complete fraudulent transactions.  All reported...
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Recycle Ink Cartridges & Phone Cases at the OCC!

Posted on February 10, 2022

In an effort to offer more recycling opportunities within our community, Green Oakwood has provided a collection box for ink cartridges, cell phone cases and pop sockets at the Oakwood Community Center (OCC).  The collection box is located near the front desk window at the OCC.  Ink cartridges will be taken to Target (or another...
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Cups Now Acceptable Recyclable Material

Posted on February 1, 2022

Rumpke recently announced the expansion of their acceptable items list with the addition of various disposable cups. The announcement, called ‘What’s Up with CUPS?!’ began on February 1 and includes disposable cups made of paper, plastic and aluminum. Do NOT include straws; Solo cups (or cups made from polystyrene #6 plastic); Styrofoam; or K-cups. Plastic...
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Public Safety Department Promotions

Posted on January 31, 2022

On January 3, 2022, Public Safety Officer Justin Slone was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Slone serves as the Crew 2 supervisor. Prior to joining the Oakwood Public Safety Department in January 2018, Lieutenant Slone was a firefighter/paramedic with the city of Fairborn. On January 31, 2022, Lieutenant Mike Tanner was promoted to...
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CenterPoint Gas Line Improvements – Final Two Years

Posted on January 11, 2022

In 2010, CenterPoint (formerly Vectren) began a project to replace all of the underground natural gas distribution pipes and home service lines throughout Oakwood.  Each year, CenterPoint worked in different Oakwood neighborhoods installing new polyethylene pipes in place of old steel and cast-iron pipes and moving indoor gas meters to outside wall locations. There are...
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