Pipeline Update

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Pipeline Update

The City received an updated staff recommendation for the Pipeline Extension.

You can review that report here:

The City continues to oppose the proposed pipeline route through Reading.

What can you do?

Attend one or both of the following meetings:

1. NOPE (Neighbors Opposing Pipeline Extension) Town Hall Meeting-

Wednesday March 13

6:30-8:30 PM @ Evendale Rec. Center

10500 Reading Road

2. Public Hearing with Ohio Power Siting Board

Thursday, March 21 3-8PM

UC Blue Ash Muntz Hall 9555 Reading Road


Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in News | Comments Off on LEGAL NOTICE- CITY OF READING BENCH PROJECT






Sealed bids will be received at the City of Reading located at 1000 Market Street, Reading, Ohio 45215, until 10:00 a.m. local time on Friday, March 15, 2018, for all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the project known as Mill Creek Bench Project N and at said time and place, publicly opened and read aloud.


Each bid must be made in accordance with the plans & specifications which are now on file in the general offices of the City of Reading. Cost of the plans & specifications is $25.00 (non-refundable).


Each bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside with the name of the bidder, his address, and the name of the project for which the bid is submitted.


Each proposal shall contain the full name and address of every person, firm or corporation interested in the same and shall be accompanied by a bond given in favor of the City of Reading, Ohio for an amount equal to at least 100% of the total amount of the bid, with surety or sureties satisfactory to the City of Reading from a surety company authorized to do business in Ohio. The bond shall provide that the bidder shall, within 30 days after notice of acceptance of his proposal, enter into a contract and give an acceptable bond in the sum of not less than 100% of the contract price to properly secure performance within the contract time.


Contractors must comply with the Davis-Bacon Act in the payment of prevailing federal minimum wages, and the contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act regarding compensation for overtime and safe working conditions in all contracts of $2,000 or more.


On contracts of $25,000 or more, general contractors will be required to achieve 10% minority business entrepreneur participation in the contract, or clearly demonstrate and document a good faith effort to achieve MBE participation to be eligible for contract award.


On all contracts $50,000 or greater, the following applies: Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 requires that, to the greatest extent feasible, in connection with work covered by this contract, opportunities for training and employment be made to lower income residents of the project area, and that contract work be awarded to business concerns which are owned substantially by low income residents of the project area.


The City of Reading reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive irregularities.


City of Reading, Ohio

Patrick Ross

Safety Service Director

Shepherd Lane Closure

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Shepherd Lane Closure

Thru the Valley Interstate 75 Construction

Update Shepherd Lane Closure

                                Interstate 75/Thru the Valley project update


Shepherd Lane bridge full closure scheduled

Hamilton County (Friday, Feb. 22, 2019) – The Shepherd Lane bridge over Interstate 75 will be closed WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 until approximately JULY, 2020. The bridge will be closed 200 feet to the east and west of I-75 for demolition and construction of a new bridge. The ramps to Shepherd Lane will remain open.

West Shepherd Lane traffic will use north I-75 to Glendale Milford Road to south I-75 to Shepherd Lane.

East Shepherd Lane traffic will use south I-75 to Galbraith Avenue to north I-75 to Shepherd Lane.

In order to prepare for the bridge closure, the ramp from Shepherd Lane to north I-75 will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 until 2 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Traffic will use south I-75 to Galbraith to north I-75 to Shepherd for the detour.

Arrow boards and/or signs will alert motorists of the work zone and restrictions. All work is dependent on the weather.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone. Remember, move over or slow down.

Helpful Hints for Trash Collection

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Helpful Hints for Trash Collection

Please follow these simple guidelines when preparing your material for collection;

*City of Reading Public Works Department will pick up Christmas trees after Christmas if you place them by the curb.

*Christmas wrapping and boxes should be broken down and put in recycling. Leaving big TV boxes, etc. in view will advertise your house contents to thieves.

* Rumpke’s service includes collection of six, 32-gallon cans or bags per pick-up (may vary by service region). Cans and bags should not exceed 50 pounds. Please do not place trash at the curb in boxes. All boxes should be broken down and bundled and put in recycling container. Rumpke is not responsible for damaged or missing plastic cans or lids.

* Trash/recycling must be placed curbside the night before your scheduled collection. Drivers may not return to residences if materials are unprepared at the scheduled collection time.

*Please contact Rumpke at least 24 hours (1-800-828-8171) before your regularly scheduled collection to request a large item pick-up for acceptable large items, and/or excessive amounts of trash. Television sets cannot exceed 32 inches for curbside pick-up. All mattress or upholstered furniture must be wrapped and sealed in disposable plastic for removal. 

*All carpet set out must be rolled and secured with twine into 4’ x 2’ sections weighing less than 50 pounds per roll.

Don Lindeman will periodically be talking about hazardous material and other helpful guidelines for property maintenance during the 2019 City of Reading Council meetings. Watch the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month on ICRC. Any questions about the information call Don Lindeman 513-554-1982

Mechanic II Test Notification

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Mechanic II Test Notification



The City of Reading, Ohio Civil Service Commission is testing to create an eligibility list for the full-time position of Mechanic Class II with the Reading Public Works Department. A written examination will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Reading City Hall Council Chambers, 1000 Market Street, Reading, Ohio 45215.  Applications will be available at the City General Offices, on the second floor of the Reading Municipal Building, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Applications must be filed with the City Clerk by Friday January 4, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.  A $10 application fee (cash/check) must be submitted with the application to take examination.  Requests for the additional credit for military service (20% of passing grade), together with a DD-214 form confirming honorable discharge must be submitted at the time of application.   A valid Driver’s License must also be presented on the day of testing to sit for the examination.

Minimum requirements to be eligible for the position include: basic knowledge of auto mechanics(gas and diesel), five(5) years heavy duty equipment maintenance equipment including work on: dump trucks, fire trucks, snow equipment, backhoes, etc. Small equipment repair, hydraulics, and safety practices.  Demonstrate an ability to operate automobiles, operate hand-held power tools.

CDL Class B License is required(must be attained within 6 months of appointment).

Starting pay for the position is $53,747.20 annually. An excellent benefits package is provided including health, dental and eye, paid vacation days, personal days, paid holidays and many other benefits.

Please see link below for full Classification/Position Description

The City of Reading is an equal opportunity employer.

Mechanic II Position


Community Survey

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Community Survey

Please follow the link to take a brief community survey. We appreciate the feedback.


Reading Community Survey

We THRIVE Team Meeting

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in News | Comments Off on We THRIVE Team Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 for our next We THRIVE meeting.  This will be a combined meeting with the We THRIVE teams from Arlington Heights, Lockland, and Reading.

The meeting will be in the Reading Council chambers in the municipal building, 1000 Market St. From 6:00-7:00 PM.

for further information, contact Sabrina Smith at

Reading Fire Department Turkey Disposal

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Reading Fire Department Turkey Disposal

Join us on November 16 and 17, 2018 for the annual fire department turkey disposal.  This is a major fundraiser for the department.  The money is used to buy equipment and educational materials.

The disposal starts at 7:00 each night.  It is located at the VYO Haffey Fieldhouse, 1599 West St.

There will also food and refreshments available.

For additional information call the firehouse at (513) 733-5537.

WWI Monument Re-Dedication

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in News | Comments Off on WWI Monument Re-Dedication

We need your help for the re-dedication of the WWI memorial at the corner of Vine and Jefferson.  We ar trying to acquire information on the veterans that are listed on the monument.

We are working in conjunction with the Reading Historical Society for a re-dedication celebration to be held in June 2019.

Of particular interest are pictures and military records of these veterans to include in a book that will be available at the celebration.

Please contact us if you have something we can use.  We can make whatever arrangements with you to obtain copies.

Thank you in advance.

Rick Roth ( and Cindy Roth (

Fire Department is Hiring Part-Time Personnel

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Fire Department is Hiring Part-Time Personnel

Reading Fire Department is hiring part-time personnel.  See attached file for additional information.