Mayor A PERSONAL MESSAGE

 

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Mayor Ron Hirth

I want to welcome you if this is your first introduction to the Village of Golf Manor and welcome you back if you’re a current resident or business owner. As a lifelong Cincinnati native (I grew up in Lockland) and a Village resident and homeowner for over 13 years, I believe you will find Golf Manor to be a unique community that offers many diverse opportunities for residents, business owners, and visitors.

This website has been designed as a resource and informational tool for you, the resident, business owner, vistor and prospective resident, to learn more about our Village, one of Greater Cincinnati’s first suburbs. Golf Manor was initially a part of Columbia Township and incorporated as a village in 1947 by residents with a common goal of sharing community and providing services in a residential area with excellent services. We enjoy our own police, fire and emergency medical services protection, the best in the County. Our sense of independence does not negate the fact that we are a part of a larger region that incorporates the best offerings in service and entertainment, all close to our Village by virtue of our central location and easy access to public transportation and highways.

Our housing stock is some of the best available in Hamilton County at a much lower cost than some of our neighboring communities providing the opportunity for new families to own more home for the dollar and enjoy recreational opportunities that are available throughout the Village. As a part of the Cincinnati Public Schools, and other educational institutions in our region, the opportunity for a diverse education for our children is unmeasurable.

The goal of leadership here in the Village is to make this a very livable, friendly and safe community. The elected officials are all your neighbors with a vested interest in seeing this community thrive. We’re all committed to serving our residents and encourage you to become involved with your local government, particularly at Council meetings the second and fourth Monday evenings of every month.

We have embarked on a program of emphasizing the basics that will continue to strengthen the infrastructure of the Village including improvement of our roads and maintenance of the Municipal Building. Our main roadway, Losantiville Avenue, will see a major refurbishment should we be awarded grant dollars to complete the work in 2017.

The secret sauce of the quality of life in our Village is the people – the individuals, families and unique business owners who have chosen to call Golf Manor home. Our momentum continues as we move the Village forward and we look forward to hearing from you about how we can better be of service to the residents.

My family and I are proud to call Golf Manor home. I believe in this community and our ability to work together to make Golf Manor the “Great Village” it’s meant to be!

Sincerely,

Ron Hirth

Mayor

  • NEWS
  • 8 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    Out and about in the community this week: On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of meeting the Kroger IT department at their corporate offices in downtown Cincinnati to thank them for two computer hardware donations made to the Village. The first took place in May 2015 to the Fire department and the second was just this month to the Police department. In attendance with me was Councilmember Sharon Chaney who is a long-time employee of Kroger corporate, and who is retiring this Friday. During my visit to Kroger I presented a proclamation making Sunday, April 2, "Kroger Day" in the Village, thanking them for their support of the community. Last night I attended an evening of appreciation, along with Vice Mayor Greg Schwartzberg, presented by the Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati honoring our own Lt. Mike Forrest from the Golf Manor Police department. Along with Forrest also honored were Chief Richard Wallace from Amberley Village and Mark Dowd, former director of Safe Cincinnati. It was really great to see how outreach into the community can have a profound effect. It was also great to see how involved the youth of our Jewish community is in supporting civic endeavors!
    8 weeks ago Sandy Sullivan-Foglesong 1
    Thank you, Ron, for the GM update. We have great people in GM that support you and your community involvement endeavors.
  • 11 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    I truly appreciated the media coverage the Village received on our town hall meetings. It was an important component of getting the word out to the residents of the Village. The impression that I get though, is that the Enquirer/Community Press does not have a reporter assigned to the “valley” area of Hamilton County, which includes Golf Manor. Their coverage about our merger issue has been all directed to the eastern suburbs and coverage of the Little Miami Fire District side of the story. In reading an article in the Sunday Enquirer about the lack of transparency in government, particularly in reference to the Cincinnati Public Schools issue in Walnut Hills and the Mercy/McAuley merger, I was stricken by their editorial staff giving a thumbs down to how taxpayers and/or stakeholders were not being engaged about critical decisions. Something pretty significant is happening here in Golf Manor. The story about the potential fire merger here was not that Chief Timmers of LMFD was ready to welcome us. The story is the process by which Golf Manor is carefully and meticulously going about making the decision whether or not to merge. The story is how Golf Manor's Council is engaging the taxpayers and gathering input from them before unilaterally making a decision that so drastically changes how we do business and serve our residents. The story is that no firehouse facility will close, nor will there be any layoffs of personnel, which is a key factor of this proposition. There was no representation from the Enquirer at either meeting that we conducted, so no one from the traditional press or their website heard the financial details or the process of how this decision will be made. That’s a concern. The Golf Manor Fire Department is not going to be the remains of collateral damage or the spoils of a merger. This will truly be a combination of two fire service entities should we move forward with this proposition. We are a small community which uniquely allows us to be nimble and try to do government right. Again, I appreciate the light that has been shed on this matter, but there’s a deeper story here that needs to be told. We are being as transparent as we can be and hope to be a model for other communities that are struggling with the exact same issues we are confronting (Norwood, St.Bernard, Lincoln Heights, Arlington Heights, and more). In our minds, this is how you govern.
  • 15 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    The Village ended 2016 on positive financial standing, probably the best balance sheet we've seen for several years. That being said, we are looking toward the future and positioning the Village for long-term sustainability, growth, and prosperity. The Village was approached about 2 years ago by the Little Miami Fire District, based in Fairfax, regarding an administrative merger. Essentially, our fire house would be managed, maintained and staffed by a combined administration sharing a chief, personnel, and equipment. As the economy continues to get tougher for small communities, sharing essential services among us, while maintaining our own identities and "flavor" becomes an important part of the long-term discussion. Golf Manor exists today primarily because of the establishment of a volunteer fire department which was organized as a private corporation in 1940. The GMFD offered protection to an unincorporated area of Columbia Township that was known as "Golf Manor." Before that, the City of Cincinnati Fire Department provided fire protection which changed quickly when the City decided against an annexation of the area, leaving residents with very limited protection. After the formation of the volunter fire department came our own paid "constable of the peace" and the beginnings of the Golf Manor Police Department. Then came garbage, road and other municpal services which lead to incorporation as an independent, chartered Village in 1947. This year we celebrate 70 years as an independent municipality. We grew and for a while in the 1970's, our population base was large enough that we were the City of Golf Manor, but as the population reversed course and declined, we became a Village again. The days of volunteer fire organizations is pretty much a thing of the past. That group of dedicated volunteers grew to be the best fire department in Hamilton County. We have all the "stuff," but our greatest asset is the skill and professionalism of our firefighters, EMTs and paramedics. As we look toward the future, our Council has been evaluating what doing a so-called "fire merger" might look like. How might this benefit the Village financially and allow us to handle the big capital expenses that are required? Merging our fire department or contracting with Little Miami will be a huge cultural change for many, particulalry the long-time residents on whose achievements we build our future. There are no easy solutions. We have to think outside the box. Today's economic realities are sobering when we look at the cost of buying new fire trucks, ambulances, turn out gear and the other equipment that keeps our firefighters safe. That's why we must look forward and build sound solutions and plan for implementation that move the Village forward and ensure that public safety is maintained and enhanced. In the coming weeks, we are asking our residents to attend one of two Town Hall meetings that are being conducted to start a dialogue with our residents about what our future could look like - what it needs to look like. Combining forces with other communities is not an endeavor that is taken lightly and must be done with resident input and participation. Below we have announced the date and time of these meetings. I urge all residents of Golf Manor to come to one of the meetings and hear about what chellenges we are facing for the future. I'm confident that Council, with the guidance of our residents, will make the best decision to steer our "great Village" on the road to maintaing the excellent level of services for which we are known.
    The Village of Golf Manor, Ohio
  • 18 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    Join us tomorrow afternoon (Jan. 22) at 2 pm, when the Golf Manor Synagogue will host a county-wide symposium discussing the effect of heroine addiction on the Greater Cincinnati community. I am honored to be welcoming City of Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann, Asst. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Parker, Hamilton County Chief Asst. Prosecutor Julie Wilson, Newtown Police Chief Thomas Synan, GMPD Chief Chris Campbell and other dignitaries to our Village.
    Timeline Photos
  • 19 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    It's been a busy week, so I'm a little late announcing that I have appointed, with Council's approval, Mr. Brian Gilligan as Golf Manor's next Village Administrator. He will be on the job Monday, January 23 and I'm very excited to work with Brian to build on the great work we've accomplished this past year!
  • 22 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    It doesn’t seem possible to be at another end-of-year holiday season. As we do, it's time to reflect on what has been accomplished in the previous year. I'm pleased to report that Golf Manor and our team of professionals has made great strides in securing our future. As we end 2016, we find the Village in a much more stable position financially thanks to strategic and prudent spending by our departments and a slight uptick in revenues due to an improving economy. The municipal and service buildings are in the best shape they’ve been in years, and the streets and infrastructure are in relatively better shape with just a couple of streets left to overhaul. There's still room for improvement but we accomplished a lot this year. We also end the year with the promise of receiving grant monies to rehabilitate Losantiville Ave. next year, which hopefully will be confirmed by the county in January. All of this happened because of our dedicated employees pulling together as a team to make it happen, and I'm grateful for each and every one of them for their hard work and dedication to the residents and the Village. I offer my best wishes to you and your family as we spend time with those wo are important in our lives and prepare for another great year in our “Great Village.” I hope this holiday season brings the promise of everything you hope it to be and wish you a very Happy New Year!
    Timeline Photos
    22 weeks ago Mary Necessary
    Merry Christmas to you & Steve!
  • 24 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    With an increase in holiday deliveries being snatched from the front steps of homes across the country, the Golf Manor Police Department is determined to thwart gift-grabbers. Residents may have packages delivered directly to the Golf Manor Municipal Building at 6450 Wiehe Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237. See more on the web site.
    Package Service Keeps the Holiday Grinch Out of The Manor – Golf Manor
  • 28 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    A big thank you to the residents of the Village who passed our tax renewals by a 3:1 margin today. We appreciate your trust in our stewardship of your tax dollars and appreciate the confidence you have placed in the administration!
  • 29 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    A service offered by the Golf Manor Police Department is "Vacation Watch." Officers will visually and physically inspect the perimeter of resident homes who are away for an extended period of time. This program provides the extra security in our neighborhood to look after the homes of residents who are on vacation – an all too common target for burglars. It also provides the homeowner extra peace of mind so they can focus on enjoying time away, having a successful business trip, or whatever takes them away from the Village, instead of worrying about how things are back at home.
    Vacation Watch – Golf Manor
  • 31 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    A great event to support our local neighborhood school - PRM!
    The Village of Golf Manor, Ohio
  • 34 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    A big thanks to Fire Chief Jim Puthoff and Police Chief Chris Campbell and Facilities Manager Dave Hubbard for hosting another great Village Open House on Sunday. The building, facilities and Volunteer Park looked great and the chili was superb! I can't wait for next year! BTW, do we have the coolest police cars or what?
    Photos from Mayor Ron Hirth's post
  • 35 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    On September 13, 2016, Duke Energy applied to the Ohio Power Siting Board to build a 20-inch diameter, 400 PSI pipeline through neighborhoods in Hamilton County. Two routes have been proposed: a preferred "orange" route that sends the pipeline through neighboring eastern communities; a secondary "green" route will touch the west side of Golf Manor along Wiehe Road and Volunteer Park. Additional information on the project can be found on Duke Energy's project site. Golf Manor Village Council has voted unanimously to oppose the project. I have spoken out in opposition of the project to Ohio Governor John Kasich, the Ohio Power Siting Board, The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the Hamilton County Commissioners. All residents of the Village need to get informed about the potential impact this project may have on our community and surrounding areas and get involved by voicing your opinion. Write or call the Ohio Power Siting Board, Ohio Governor Kasich, District 33 Ohio State Representative Alicia Reece, District 9 Ohio State Senator Cecil Thomas, and your Hamilton County Commissioners.  NOPECincy (nopecincy.org), a grassroots citizen group opposing the pipeline project, will be holding regular informational town hall meetings to gain support in opposition of this unprecedented threat to our community. We encourage all residents to attend those meetings and stay on top of this issue. Courtis Fuller from WLWT 5 came to Golf Manor to see where the piepline will effect our Village (00:49).
    Where will the pipeline go? A look at areas potentially affected
  • 35 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    It's getting exciting...in less than two weeks we will launch the new Golf Manor website @golfmanoroh.gov. Here's a sneek peek...
    Timeline Photos
  • 36 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    Job Posting - Village Administrator The Village of Golf Manor, OH, is seeking candidates for the position of full-time Village Administrator. This position functions as a working administrative manager overseeing all facets of Village operations including fire, police, service, administration and financial operations. The person appointed will report directly to the Mayor and receives policy direction from the Mayor and Council while directly supervising management, professional and clerical staff. They will plan, direct, manage and review all activities and operations of the Village, coordinating services and activities among departments including fire, police, service, finance, administration and outside agencies. Successful candidates will possess an equivalent of experience equal to or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, or a related field. In addition, a minimum of 5 years of experience in increasing responsibility of managerial and administrative experience, preferably in a municipal government setting is required. This position requires use of word processing and spreadsheet software applications, as well as general office equipment. Strong administration, organization and time management skills are required. Strong writing and verbal communication skills are required along with ability to communicate effectively with residents, business owners, the public, co-workers and subordinates. Strong ability to supervise, evaluate and give feedback to peers and subordinates. Ability to execute proactive management skills required. Ability to support, implement, evaluate and adjust positive customer service principles and Village mission required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Previous grant writing and economic development experience is a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits are available. Submit resume and cover letter, along with salary history by email to:r.hirth@golfmanoroh.gov or by regular mail to: Mayor – VA
    Village of Golf Manor
    6450 Wiehe Road
    Golf Manor, OH 45237 The Village of Golf Manor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • 42 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    Everyone has a right to vote in the State of Ohio. Recently many voter registrations have been "purged" from the roles of voters if some folks haven't voted in recent elections. We have an important election coming up on November 8, so the best advice is to make sure you are registered and ready to go. You can check online here:
  • 42 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    Ridge Fire District fire levy on ballot
  • 44 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    Get Informed…Get Involved: Duke Energy Central Corridor Pipeline Project Duke Energy has proposed building a 30" diameter, 720 psi natural gas pipeline through the heart of Hamilton County. Two proposals direct the project either through the heart of Golf Manor's residential area or touch the western edge of the Village near our Volunteer Park. Another sends it directly past Pleasant Ridge Montessori, our neighborhood school, putting our children in harm’s way. Your Village Council has voted unanimously to oppose the project. Golf Manor Mayor Ron Hirth has spoken out in opposition of the project to Ohio Governor John Kasich, the Ohio Energy Siting Board, The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the Hamilton County Commissioners. Vice Mayor Bob Harper is leading our opposition effort with other local communities including the City of Cincinnati, Amberly Village, Blue Ash, Evendale, Reading and others. We encourage all Golf Manor residents to get informed and stay informed about the potential negative impact this project will have on the Village and surrounding areas and get involved by voicing your opinion. Write or call Ohio Governor Kasich (http://governor.ohio.gov/Contact/ContacttheGovernor.aspx ), District 33 Ohio State Representative Alicia Reece (http://www.ohiohouse.gov/alicia-reece/contact ), District 9 Ohio State Senator Cecil Thomas (http://ohiosenate.gov/thomas/contact) and your Hamilton County Commissioners (http://www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/hc/bocc_default.asp ). NOPECincy (www.nopecincy.org ), a grassroots citizen group opposing the pipeline project, will be holding informational town hall meetings on a regular basis to gain support in opposition of this unprecedented threat to our community. Duke Energy has extended the deadline for making decisions about the route, but the project remains a priority for them to complete. We encourage all residents to attend those meetings and stay on top of this issue.
  • 50 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    Tonight in Council, we shared a moment of silence to remember the precious lives lost in Orlando before we proceeded with business of our residents. We must never forget this tragic loss.
  • 50 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    My letter to the Ohio Siting Board regarding the Central Corridor Gas Pipeline Extension Project: June 13, 2016 The Ohio Power Siting Board
    180 East Broad Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 RE: Case No. 16-253-GA-BTX To Whom It May Concern: On behalf of the Village of Golf Manor Council, residents and business owners, I am writing to you in opposition of the proposed Central Corridor Gas Pipeline Extension Project (Case No. 16-253-GA-BTX). We understand that this project is designed to bring an increased volume of natural gas into the Cincinnati area. While we understand this goal, as well as the need to continuously improve the utility service infrastructure, we remain concerned that the proposed routes for the pipeline run though densely populated neighborhoods, including the Village of Golf Manor. Here in Golf Manor, this project would be disruptive to properties impacted in both the short and the long term. We and our constituents are concerned about the safety issues related to natural gas pipelines as well as the proposed removal of trees and proposed barriers and future serviceability of land acquired in impacted areas. We are requesting that the Ohio Power Siting Board, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and Duke Energy to keep in mind that smaller urban communities, such as Golf Manor, work diligently to contain expense for taxpayers while providing excellent critical services. A project of this magnitude will not only disrupt the peace of the community during construction, but will leave Golf Manor with the responsibility, cost, and aftermath of managing any catastrophic event that may take place due to the failure of Duke Energy’s pipeline. Safety is of critical importance. The potential harm to the environment and loss of life in such a densely populated area is of alarm to elected officials and residents alike should there be a failure of the pipeline. As mayor, I am concerned at the lack of engagement with local first responders, in particular the Golf Manor Fire Department, or any safety organization, regarding the support Duke Energy will require or impose upon this Village should this project be built. I anticipate that valuable economic resources will need to be diverted from other essential needs fo additional training and equipment required to support any catastrophic failure.   Finally, we would request as the Board, PUCO and Duke Energy decide what best routes will be taken, you carefully consider the potential financial impact this project will have not only on government’s ability to be fiscally responsible, but also on residential and business property values, property insurance rates and the quality of life in the Village for our residents. Again, I encourage the Ohio Power Siting Board, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and Duke Energy to reevaluate the Central Corridor Gas Pipeline Extension Project and find better alternatives that do not rip apart the fabric of these densely populated and settled communities in the heart of Hamilton County. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Ron Hirth
    Mayor,
    Village of Golf Manor, Ohio
  • 51 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    Duke Energy must be accountable and answer lots of tough questions about this unprecedented plan to build a high pressure natural gas tranmission line through our densly populated neighborhoods.
    Mayor Ron Hirth
  • 51 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    RE: Nopecincy Town Hall Meeting Re: The Duke Energy Pipeline Construction Proposal
    Thursday June 9, 2016 7 pm
    Golf Manor Municipal Building - Community Hall
    6450 Wiehe Road 45237 Please join us and learn about Duke Energy’s proposed 30" diameter, 720psi natural gas transmission line, which they'd like to run right through the middle of Hamilton County and Golf Manor. Two of the proposed three routes will run parallel to residential streets in our Village. One of the proposed routes will run directly through the heart of our residential area, down the golf course on Canterbury, then directly through back yards on Hammel and Ridgeacres. Another proposal will put the pipeline along our business district, following right behind Volunteer Park. The attached PDF file details more information about the plan. We have requested the assistance of the Hamilton County Commissioners and Rep. Alicia Reece and Sen. Cecil Thomas in coordinating an effort to make sure this plan is fairly and equitably assessed, vetted and implemented. We understand that the eastern proposed route is going to meet scrutiny by some of the wealthier communities of Hamilton County. Our greatest concern is that as those communities lobby against the proposed route on that side of town, the more economically challenged communities, as we are, will be left to voice our concerns with less resources available to us. As you know, our population consists of lower income residents with 73% of our population being African American according to the 2010 census. We want to be assured that our community does not bear an undue lack of representation as this plan unfolds. Please inform your fellow residents about this meeting. The NOPE Cincy folks (www.nopecincy.org) and many elected officials will be there to educate, to discuss the issues, and to listen to you.
    We expect a packed house, so if the parking around City Hall is full, please feel free to park at Cincinnati Hebrew Day School around the corner on Losantiville Ave.
    See you Thursday evening!
    NOPE!
  • 53 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    Moving the Village forward... I'm excited about the progress our service team has made in strides toward our infrastructure improvement priorities. Thanks to Council's approval, the new roof project on the main building started this week. We also have approved the installation of new doors for the basement, items that had been overlooked for many years. Our municipal building will be more secure and moves toward being an asset of which the community can be proud. We are working with the Hamilton County Engineer's office to get a handle on rating the condition of our streets which will allow the application for funding grants later this year. Of particular concern is Losantiville Avenue, as we want to have a resurfacing strategy in place once all if the utility work is complete later this summer. I'm very pleased to announce that we were informed last month by State Senator Cecil Thomas that the State Legislature has approved our request for grant monies which will be used to further complete the amphitheatre project in Volunteer Park. Finally, if you haven't noticed, we have two new Ford Explorer police cars that hit Golf Manor's streets last month. The original 2009 Dodge Chargers were becoming an expense drain on the Village due to excessive repairs. Our PD was able to secure these vehicles at a low end-of-year cost with comprehensive maintenance warranties. Our PD vehicle expense can now be better planned and provide more reliable tools for our great officers. Next month, we're looking forward to employees from Deloitte coming to the Village on June 10 to participate on Impact Day. I believe this is the 3rd or 4th year they have spent a day making a difference in the Village. We'll let you knnow about the projects they will work on later in the month. Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you in the Village!
  • 68 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    We are excited to report that the Golf Manor municipal building will be offering expanded customer service/open hours starting next Monday, February 8th. Jamie, Kathy and Wane will be staffing the office Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm with open hours during the lunch hour.  My thanks and appreciation to our staff for their commitment to superior service for our resident and business owner taxpayers!
  • 73 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    Saw an interesting story this evening on Local 12 about the takeover of Newtown's fire and EMS services by Anderson Township. The new mayor and former council member in Newtown is still prattling on about the potential merger of the Little Miami Fire District with Golf Manor having been a purely financial issue. To clarify, if you hadn't been following it, we were looking at a plan for a potential merger of the GM fire department with the Little Miami Fire District (LMFD). To even entertain the idea, our requirements would minimally have been to retain our in-village firehouse on Wiehe Rd. and share administrative costs, personnel, and equipment with LMFD. All of the firehouses would have remained open and staffed with personnel on-site. Newtown stuck a wrench in the works before the whole idea was even fully vetted or brought to our residents for consideration. Our position will always be doing what is best for the long-term sustainability of this Village. We are not an island alone in Hamilton County as some seem to believe they are. Smaller urban communities like us need to start working together to find viable solutions to cut costs and share expenses. Part of that is going to happen through sharing services. Rest assured that when we find good solutions that save money and offer better cost containment and value for the tax dollar, we will look at the proposal carefully and inform our residents thoroughly about any changes we might recommend.  Golf Manor's elected officials work for the residents of this community. It's going to stay that way.
    73 weeks ago Sharon Sullivan Wolfe Chaney
    Thank you, Mr. Mayor.
  • 76 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    My notes for last night's swearing in ceremony: Residents, taxpayers, guests, dignitaries, my family. I am honored to have been elected as Mayor of the great village of Golf Manor and I promise to lead with a focus toward providing excellent service and driving taxpayer value through responsible practices and accountability over the next four years. I would like to thank Mayor, Alan Zaffiro, who has served this community through three terms with integrity and honor. He has been a great mentor and leader and has created a strong base of urban renewal on which we can all build the future. And frankly, for me it's all about the future. Our best days are ahead. We have managed through a very difficult year but I’m convinced the future holds the promise of opportunity. Your Village government will work as a united team with our residents, planning our future and controlling our destiny. Smart policies and innovative practices will provide us the strength and sustainability for this community to thrive for years to come. Your support means a lot and I’m excited to get busy and get the work of the people done!
    Timeline Photos
  • 76 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    It has been a very busy number of weeks since the election, in particular getting ready for next Monday night's transition to a new mayor, council and clerk/treasurer. I have enjoyed talking with all of the village employees and gaining detailed perspective on what our priorities will need to be going into the new year. Brenda Dubose will be sworn in as our new Clerk/Treasurer, Bob Harper and Greg Schwartzberg as new members of council and me as the new mayor. I believe I can speak for the whole group, as well as those continuing in their terms, to thank the residents of this great village for the opportunity to serve and continue the great work of outgoing Mayor Alan Zaffiro. Thanks to Sharon Chaney, Darlene Dangerfield and Ryan Tolle for your commitment and continued service to the Village in the moenths to come. Finally, a big thank you to Alan Zaffiro who has served this community honorably and passionately for the last 12 years. It has been an honor to work with you and I look forward to our continued relationship over the months to come. I also want to thank Donna Faulk, a friend and member of council who retired this past summer. Donna has been a force of nature in serving Golf Manor and I look forward to her continued support and lending an ear when needed. I also wish well outgoing Clerk/Treasurer Greg Doering who has served in that position for over 23 years. Your dedication has been appreciated. So Monday night, December 14th at 7:30 pm, this all becomes real. There's been ample preparation and the tough work begins. We are ready to work as a dedicated team to serve the residents.
    If you have an interest in attending the public meeting where we will be sworn in, you are very welcome to show your support. Let me konw if you need the address and we'll get you connected. Peace and out.
    76 weeks ago Mary Necessary
    Best of luck in your new adventure
  • 77 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    On Wednesday 12/2 I met with our Fire Chief and his senior staff to talk about next steps for the Village and our future sustainability. I am always thankful that our corner of Ohio has attracted and retained the best in the business when it comes to fire and ems services. I did say though, that I hoped to never meet these guys at my house. But, I would totally feel safe in their care. Well, they'd be welcome for a beer of course!
  • 77 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    In consideration of the public incidents of violence that have taken place in the last year, I have asked our PD to review procedures and protocols for security at village events and meetings. No cause for alarm here, but I figure we don't want to be the ones who never saw violence coming, and unexpectedly find it on our doorstep. Prudent precaution professionally planned.
  • 78 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    Monday, December 14 at 7:30 pm is when I, Bob Harper and Greg Schwartzberg will be sworn in for our 4-year terms. This is an open meeting and you are all welcome to join us. This takes places in the community hall at 6450 Wiehe Rd. 45237. The new council will have a considerable amount of business to consider which will take place in chambers, but there will be a reception of congratulations and thanks after the oath ceremony in the hall.
  • 79 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    I'm working through holding department meetings with all of the full-time employees of the Village. Talked with the admin and service staff yesterday. Fire and police are next week. The purpose is to talk about my vision for what customer service should look like and what residents can expect in daily interactions and decision making. I realize that there will be a learning curve here for me as I get to know everyone and learn their strengths and what I can do to help them do their jobs better. I'm very encouraged by everyone's embrace and willingness to learn some new ways to do things and foster a team work culture.  Excited to get to work next month!
    79 weeks ago Linda Walker Berwanger 1
    you got this
  • 80 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    In April of 2014, Council adopted a customer service strategy by which to conduct business and make decisions. Here's the details: The Village of Golf Manor’s ongoing commitment to fulfilling our mission, ”To create a friendly, livable and self-sustaining community through innovative policies and practices that are responsible and accountable to our taxpayers and residents,” establishes the need to provide excellent customer service. The four corporate principles that support excellent customer service are:  • Fairness and honesty
    • Accessibility, courtesy and helpfulness
    • Flexibility where possible and use of common sense judgment
    • Use of feedback to improve service. These guiding principles, which reflect the vision of our mission statement, should be used as a framework for making customer related decisions, both internally and externally, and should be integrated into day-to-day business practices in the Village. This includes how we communicate and present ourselves to our customers as well as how we develop policies and strategies for serving residents of the Village. The following will be adopted and considered as we make decisions and formulate solutions to situations that arise in the day-to-day business of the Village: • Customer Focused: Customer service excellence is our number one priority and focus.  • Quality: We will provide professional, courteous, timely and accurate service to every customer in a fair, consistent and accessible manner as well as present a positive and professional image in each contact with our customers. • Accountability: We are accountable to each customer and will use feedback to improve our performance.  • Efficiency & Effectiveness: We are committed to continuously measure and improve work processes by and implementing innovative ideas, applying appropriate technology, training and cross-training staff to be helpful, knowledgeable, and encouraging teamwork. Each Department head will be responsible for working with their team of employees to review current practices and identify and improve approaches to coincide with our customer service strategy, as well as ensuring day-to-day business practices comply. These will be the daily principles on how we base day-to-day business decisions.
  • 80 weeks ago by Mayor Ron Hirth

    Mayor Ron Hirth
    I was proud to vote "yes" for Council to unanimously pass a resolution authorizing the contract with Columbia Township for fire, paramedic and emergency medical services at the November 9, 2015 regular Village Council meeting. We were thrilled to be able to continue serving our neighbors in Ridgewood along with the businesses and residents in Columbia Township. Regarding the joint fire district issue, Golf Manor will continue to look for ways to better utilize resources and contain expenses. That being the case, we will always look for ways to work with other communities to capitalize on efficiencies and share resources for the benefit of our taxpayers. If the idea of joining forces with another fire district makes sense and gives our residents equal or better service at a better cost, it would be something carefully considered.
    80 weeks ago Sharon Sullivan Wolfe Chaney
    Looking forward to continuing our excellent relationship with the Columbia Township residents and businesses. And looking forward to serving our residents with you as our new Mayor.

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