Work is anticipated to start on the Flanders / Funston Road project on Thursday, November 12th. The project will start with milling of the road surface. Watch for parking restrictions.
Power is out – mostly in the “F” block – due to a line being hit while work is underway along Winton Road for the new traffic signals. About 250 users are effected. The estimated time of restoration is 1 pm. For updated info, visit: outagemap.duke-energy.com
The planting of trees was part of the Village’s development back in the 1930s. I came across a document that identified original tree plantings in Greenhills. I compiled a list from that document which you can view below. It is fun to look at the list and compare it to the trees you see growing along your street. Many of our original trees are still surviving but we continually supplement the original inventory with new trees to insure we always have our beautiful tree canopy for future generations.
Planting strategies have improved over the years. For example, we no longer plant just one type of tree along a particular street as done originally. We diversify the selection just a bit to be sure we do not have a total loss of tree coverage as we did – for example – along Gambier with the Emerald Ash Borer disease. We no longer plant within 10 feet of a driveway, or within 20 feet of another tree.
Below is the original planting list that was used in the Village.
Adelle Walk None listed
Alcott Lane Red Maple
Alcott Park Red Maple on outside of park, plus Honeylocust and Norway Maple inside
Andover Rd American Elm and Pin Oak
Ashby St Ash, any species
Avenell Ln Ash, any species
Avenell Park Japanese Cherry on outside of park, Swamp White Oak on inside
Bachman St Pin Oak
Belknap Pl Pin oak on outside of park, Ornamental crabs on inside
Bradnor Pl Norway maple
Briarwood Ln Japanese cherry
Brompton Ln Ash, Sweetgum in circle
Burley Circle Sugar Maple, with replacements of American Elm and Pin Oak
Burnham St Norway Maple
Chalmers Ct Sweetg um
Chalmers Ln Swamp White Oak
Cromwell Rd Sugar Maple, with replacements of American Elm and Pin Oak
Damon Rd Sugar Maple, with replacements of American Elm and Pin Oak
DeWitt St Norway Maple
DeWitt Ct Scarlet Oak, plus some American Elm
Drummond St Texas Oak – any variety
Enfield St Red Oak on north side of shopping center
Londonplane in rear of shopping center
Sugar Maple, with replacements of American Elm and Pin Oak in front of community building
Eswin St Sugar Maple, with replacements of American Elm and Pin Oak in front of Commons
Londonplane in front of shopping center
Falcon Ln Ash, any species of Fraxinus)
Farragut Rd Sugar Maple, with replacements of American Elm and Pin Oak from Winton to Flanders, then Sophora from Flanders to Hadley
Flanders Ln Sugar Maple
Foxworth Ln Scarlet Oak
Funston Ln Sugar Maple
Flanders/Funston Circle Sweetgum
Gambier Circle Ash
Hadley Rd Thornless Honeylocust
Ingram Rd Sugar Maple, with replacements of American Elm and Pin Oak
Jack Molloy Ln Pin Oak or Scarlet Oak
Winton Rd Pin Oak from south border to Cromwell
Sugar Maple, with replacements of American Elm and Pin Oak from Cromwell to Damon
Thornless Honeylocust from Damon to Sharon
You probably know that in certain parts of the Village, on-street parking is very limited. Within the boundaries of the original historic district, there are many driveways, and just some garage complexes fronted with small drives, that aren’t long enough to allow a car to pull up to the garage door without blocking the sidewalk. Such driveways exist on streets such as Falcon, Farragut, Flanders, Chalmers Lane, Drummond, Brompton, Burley and Andover. The situation is not the same in other parts of town, where longer driveways and on-street parking are more prevalent.
Blocking the sidewalk is actually not legal. However, because of our unique situations on the streets listed above, we exercise some leniency when enforcing this requirement. When out of necessity – not just for convenience – a parked vehicle blocks the sidewalk, we are typically not citing them, as long as a pedestrian can get around the vehicle without stepping off pavement into the street. Please be mindful of this when parking your car over the sidewalk! If you have somewhere other than over the sidewalk to park, you are encouraged to do so!
Businesses operating in the Village of Greenhills will soon be required to register their business annually with the Village. Once issued, the registration certificate must be posted in a prominent place on the premises of the business. Any business that does not comply will be subject to an administrative fine; the property owner will be fined as well. Fines not paid in full within ten days of written notice will be filed with the Hamilton County Auditor for placement of a lien on the offending property.
Unfortunately, many businesses fail to contact the Village before leasing and/or moving into a space. This leads to businesses operating in spaces that are not adequate for the subject business in terms of ingress/egress, fire protection, and other serious safety issues.
There may even be times when the situation is severe enough to warrant Village Council declaring it a public nuisance. Once it is declared a public nuisance, the business may have their Zoning Certificate revoked – if they even obtained one; may have a sign placed on the property indicating that the property has been declared a public nuisance and declaring that the premises may not be occupied or utilized until such violation has been corrected; or may have chains, locks, or other mechanisms put in place to prevent use of the premises until violations have been corrected.