Cancellation of Village Events

Based on the current status of the corona virus in Ohio and the orders and guidelines that have been put in place as a result of the virus, the Village has made the difficult decision to not hold public events this year.  This means that events such as Community Days at the Pool, Harvest Fest, and Light Up will not be held in 2020.  Concerts on the Commons will be evaluated on a monthly basis.

Attendance at these public events is open – tickets and/or advance registration are not feasible.  Events such as these are considered to be “mass gatherings” and mass gatherings are still limited to no more than 10 people.

You are probably thinking about all the permissible events such as weddings, outdoor theater performances, sports leagues, etc. that are occurring.  How do these differ from public events?  Well, they differ since there is the ability to have advance reservations/registration of attendees that allows for the gathering of personal information in the event tracing is necessary. Our swimming pool is a good example of this.  A condition of opening the pool was having a daily reservation/registration process in place.

We look forward to a full schedule of events in 2021!

Sidewalk Repair Program

Hopefully this will be the year the Village of Greenhills can begin repairing sidewalks. We will be using a technique called “concrete cutting” to remove trip hazards.  Sidewalks throughout town have already been marked for repair.  This is typically an expense of the adjacent property owner; however, the Village intends to pay for these repairs this time around.

Due to the impact of the corona virus on our finances, the Village will need to do these repairs in phases.  When we are able to get started, the first phase will include trip hazards on Avenell, Ashby, Andover, Cromwell, Drummond, DeWitt, Damon, Dayspring, Deerhill, and Chalmers.

We will make a final determination on a start date probably in September – once we are able to review our finances through the month of August.

Winton Road Update

Construction work on Winton Road is progressing well!  Work on the southbound side of Winton Road is almost complete!  The intermediate course of asphalt has been temporarily marked for two-way traffic, and the traffic pattern change has occurred.  PLEASE RESPECT THE NO LEFT TURN SIGNS!  Traffic backs up significantly when a driver chooses to disregard the NO LEFT turn sign and sits at the intersection holding up everyone else.

We expect work to move along pretty quickly on the northbound side.  A top layer of asphalt will do down on the north and south bound lanes at the conclusion of the project.

You may have noticed a new 9-foot wide raised median strip being constructed in the center of Winton Road.  It will be planted with trees to give this section of Winton Road a distinctive look.  The addition of the median was a recommendation of the Village’s Comprehensive Plan, the goal being to create a sense that you have arrived in the heart of Greenhills.

There has been some debate on the width of the road.  FYI: when completed, both the north and south bound lanes will be one and a half feet wider than the previous road, for an overall added width of 3 feet.

Town Park

Residents can look forward to a new recreational area in the heart of Greenhills! A new and exciting recreational area will be developed on the grounds of the former Greenhills Golf Course.  A concept plan was developed by landscape architect Todd Wales of the environmental design firm of Vivian Llambi & Associates.  Todd has local roots and as a result, is already familiar with the property.  We asked him to develop a park that first would take advantage of the natural beauty and terrain of the site.  This beautiful land will be an amenity for all of Greenhills!

An interesting note: a town park was part of the federal government’s original plan for that property!  Hence, it will be called “Town Park.”

The park will have paths winding around the picturesque property, all accessible by wheelchair.  The pathways will connect the east side of Greenhills to the Village Center. The design calls for a pond, a natural prairie habitat surrounded by lawns, overlook points, a “natural” amphitheater (also part of the original plan), community gardens, and more!

This beautiful park will be a centerpiece of our community, providing a place to relax and unwind. It will become a focal point of what makes our Village so unique, and another reason why Greenhills’ residents love their great community.