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Is there a "pooper-scooper" law?
Does Anderson Township have a curfew law?
Yes, there are two Resolutions, Resolution1 and Resolution 2. Individuals under the age of 18 are under curfew restrictions from midnight to 5 a.m. Restrictions do not apply to individuals who are coming from a school or work function. For more information, contact the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office at 474-5770.
Who can be called regarding problems with deer, raccoons, and other wild animal?
Contact Division of Wildlife Xenia Ohio- District 5 Headquarters - (937) 372-5639 x5217
DOOR TO DOOR SALES
Who can sell door to door?
The Anderson Township Board of Township Trustees prohibited door-to-door for-profit sales by Resolution. Door to Door Solicitation by these transient vendors is illegal and they can be cited.
Non-profit sales, such as those conducted by student organizations, Boy and Girl Scouts, and all non-profits seeking donations, are legal. Also legal are sales conducted on the streets (like ice cream trucks), the Avon Lady or newspaper delivery.
The Board prohibited door-to-door for-profit sales due to continuing complaints from residents about overly aggressive salespeople.
Is there a noise law?
Two Resolutions, Resolution1 and Resolution 2 were passed by the township prohibiting loud noises emanating from vehicles, including engine noise.
Is there a barking dog law?
Yes, Board of Township Trustees approved a Resolution.
Where can paper, cardboard and cans be recycled in Anderson Township?
Anderson Township operates a large recycling center. It is located to the side of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office District 5 substation, along the north side of the Park ‘N Ride parking lot. Bins are available 24 hours a day for single stream recycling.
This site accepts newspaper, cardboard, junk mail, paperboard (i.e., cereal boxes, etc.) magazines, phone books, brown paper grocery bags, aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and jugs (remove lids), and steel aerosol cans (remove tips). There is also a special bin for plastic bags (please remove any paper inside the plastic bag.) The service is free. For more information, call Anderson Township at 688-8400.
Where can I take my hazardous waste for recycling (paint, etc.)?
Call the Hamilton County Hazardous Waste Hotline at 946-7700.
Who is responsible for subdivision/street approval?
The Hamilton County Engineer, Hamilton County Public Works, Cincinnati Water Works, Metropolitan Sewer District or Board of Health all have requirements which must be met on new subdivisions before they will be accepted as public streets.
Who do you call when traffic lights are out?
State-maintained roads (Beechmont, SR125, SR32, and Kellogg/SR52) call ODOT at 932-3030.
County roads (e.g., Clough, Eight Mile, Five Mile) – call Hamilton County at 761-7400.
Who can perform civil weddings in the township?
Please call the following number 946-5200 to find the nearest municipal judge that can perform the ceremony.
Where are yardwaste drop-off sites?
BZAK Landscaping has a site at 3295 Turpin Lane (off Rt. 32). The site will open March 26 - November 26, 2011. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This facility is closed Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. Closed the following holidays: Memorial Day - May 30, Independence Day - July 4, and Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2011.
· Before dropping off your Christmas tree, please remove ornaments, tinsel, tree bags,
· Brush and tree branches must be cut into lengths of 4 feet or less and must be no
larger than 12 inches in diameter.
· Brush and tree branches must be bundled. Bundles must not be heavier than 50
· Yardwaste must be brought to locations in containers or bags – brown paper bags
· Containers and plastic bags will be returned.
· Yardwaste in commercial vehicles or from commercial establishments cannot be
· No large trailers or trucks larger than pickups.
· No pallets, boards, nails, fence, or wire accepted.
· No bricks, stones, or soil accepted.
· All children must stay inside vehicles.
· Hamilton County residents only.
Commonly Asked Questions in Road Maintenance
BASKETBALL GOALS/ MAILBOXES
What are restrictions concerning structures in rights-of-way (pedestrian walkway, near street)?
Basketball goals, monument mailboxes, and landscaping (rocks and planters) are not permitted in the rights-of-way (usually 11 feet behind curb).
Which cemeteries are maintained by the Township?
Asbury, Clough Baptist (Bridges Road), Rosehill (SR32), and Wolfangel
Who should be called regarding curb repairs?
- Anderson Township is responsible for all curbs on the township's dedicated and accepted secondary streets.
- Hamilton County is responsible for county roads.
- ODOT maintains state roads (Beechmont, SR125, SR32, and Kellogg/SR52).
Who should be called to pick up dead animals?
For animals in the street:
- Secondary streets maintained by the Township (subdivision streets):
Anderson Township Public Works at 688-8400
Hamilton County Road Maintenance at 513-946-4979
- State-maintained roads (Beechmont, SR125, SR32, and Kellogg/SR52).
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) @ Hamilton County at 932-3030
If animal is in yard, driveway, or elsewhere, homeowner is responsible and will need to call a local animal removal service or exterminator.
Who is responsible for sidewalks?
The Township is responsible for the sidewalk. The township owner would be responsible for the driveway to the apron.
Is a permit or inspection required on driveway apron repairs?
Yes, a permit and inspection is required by Anderson Township Public Works at 688-8400. For unaccepted subdivision streets and county roads, a permit needs to be obtained from Hamilton County Engineer’s at 946-4250.
For accepted subdivision streets, no permit is required – however, driveway aprons need to meet County specifications.
Who maintains Greenspace?
There is no maintenance, per state law. Hazardous conditions are reviewed by the Greenspace Inspector or a local arborist on a case-by-case basis.
Who should I call with questions concerning Greenspace?
Call Ron Edgerton, Greenspace Advisory Committee, Chairman at 231-5642.
Can construction materials be stored in a Greenspace area?
MANHOLES: (ALSO SEE "STORM SEWERS")
Who is responsible for replacing missing or damaged grates?
- The Township is responsible on township streets.
- The County Engineer's office on Hamilton County-maintained roads at 271-3551.
- Hamilton County Public Works at 522-3882 on county storm sewer systems in yards.
- Metropolitan Sewer District 352-4900 for sanitary sewer systems in yards.
SIGNS (STREET AND TRAFFIC SIGNS)
Who replaces street and traffic signs?
- Township on dedicated and accepted streets.
- Hamilton County on county roads (includes signs located on corner of county or state and township streets at 761-7400.
- ODOT for state-maintained roads at 932-3030 (Beechmont, SR125, SR32, and Kellogg/SR52).
What is procedure for having a traffic sign installed?
- Send a letter to the Anderson Township Board of Township Trustees
- Stop sign requests must be reviewed by the Sheriff's Traffic Safety Office. Other signs will be installed in accordance with current township policy if on a township-maintained road. Requests for signs on county or state-maintained roads will be forwarded to the agency with jurisdiction.
What streets are not covered by Anderson Township Public Works maintenance?
STORM SEWERS: (ALSO SEE "MANHOLES")
Who is responsible for maintaining blocked pipes and culverts?
If in a recorded easement or part of a township or county system, they will be maintained by the responsible agency;; otherwise, if not in a public easement, the property owner has the responsibility.
What streets are maintained by the Anderson Township road crew?
- Township covers all accepted and dedicated secondary streets.
- Hamilton County on county-maintained roads.
- ODOT .responsible for all state roads in Hamilton County (Beechmont, SR125, SR32, and Kellogg/SR52).
Who is responsible for maintaining trees in the right-of-way?
The Township’s is responsible for maintaining trees in the right-of-way call Anderson Township Public Works at 688-8400.
If a large tree falls across the road from a resident's yard, what is the procedure to take care of this?
Township crews will cut up and stack the wood out of the right-of-way to open the road for traffic. It is then the responsibility of the homeowner to have it removed.
Commonly Asked Questions in Planning & Zoning
Is a permit required for a garage sale in Anderson?
No, but there is a restriction on the size of signs and where they can be located.
Sec. 317.106 Temporary signs shall be set back a minimum of ten (10) feet from the edge of pavement, or at the edge of right-of-way, whichever is the greater setback, five (5) feet from all other property lines, five (5) feet from any other temporary sign, and shall not create a safety hazard.
Sec. 317.112 Temporary signs that are eight (8) square feet or less in size shall be permitted in single family and multi family residence districts without a fee, in addition to any other sign permitted in this Article, and such signage does not require a zoning certificate.
What can be done about neighbors who do not mow their grass or if a home is left vacant and grass and weeds are left to grow?
If grass is above (for example, 12" inches, not actually a regulation), call the Planning & Zoning, Barb Heffner at 688-8400.
HOUSE NUMBERS/MAILBOX NUMBERS
Who assigns house and mailbox numbers?
The Regional Planning Commission is responsible for assigning addresses in all unincorporated areas (townships) of Hamilton County and in certain jurisdictions by contract. For more information contact 946-4465.
What types of structures require a zoning certificate?
Any improvement/expansion to a building, plus outside structures such as sheds, fences, pools, signs, etc.
Who do you call for a building permit?
What can be done regarding neighbors who leave their trash out for days?
If a junk vehicle is parked in a yard, can anything be done to have it removed?
One junk (not licensed or operable) vehicle is permitted per property, but is to be housed in a garage.
What can be done about a home on my street that is in disrepair, with peeling paint and gutters falling off?
The Township has a property maintenance code that addresses these and other issues pertaining to the exterior of a structure. Contact Tom Caruso of Planning and Zoning, at 688-8400.