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2015 Spring Newsletter
CAMPBELL COUNTY SPRING CLEANUP
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This year's headliner for Merchants and Music
is...BRET MICHAELS AND THE TRUE GRIT TOUR!
Hope to see everyone there!
OUT FOR SCAMS!!
Over the past month we have seen an increase in cases involving
fraud with the IRS and the tax filing season approaching. Several
subjects have reported that an IRS tax return has already been
filed or an attempt has been made to file a return when the victim
has not completed their taxes yet. While this appears to be a
national issue it is also affecting our area and city as well.
Unfortunately, there is not a pro-active response that can prevent
being victimized other than completing your taxes as soon as
possible. Most people will not even know theyve been victimized
until they file their taxes and are notified by the IRS. A few
steps to follow if this were to happen to you. The IRS request
that you file a police report and then either contact the IRS
ID Theft Hotline at 1-800-908-4490 or visit their website at
www.irs.gov and follow the link for ID Theft. The victim must
then fill out a two page affidavit with their current tax return
(it must be paper not e-file). They also provide contact information
for the 3 credit bureaus and other resources. It is NOT uncommon
for a victim of the IRS scam to be a victim of additional ID
theft through credit cards, bank accounts, etc.
SPRING CLEAN STORM DRAINS
You can help protect public health, property and the
environment by following some of these tips from SD1:
- Sweep grass clippings, leaves and other debris
off the street and away from storm drains. Dispose of all waste
properly in trash receptacles or recycling bins.
- Use fertilizers and pesticides sparingly on your
yard and landscaping.
- Never dump, pour or wash oil, chemicals, paint,
yard debris, trash or other substances down a storm drain.
- Rake leaves and other debris from your yard and
place them in plastic bags or trash bins for disposal.
- During the winter months or in the event of a
late snowfall, try to shovel ice and snow away from storm drains
to maintain a clear opening.
For more helpful tips and information about how to prepare for
heavy precipitation, visit www.sd1.org/customerservice/raineventpreparations
Information on Trees, Bushes and
that overhang property lines
a Garden Spot"
Over the last decade, the City has devoted considerable resource
to design and develop neighborhood parks and greenspaces throughout
the community. These spaces are evident within the fabric of
the Central Business District (CBD) & Midway Streetscape
projects, corner pocket park at Inverness, Highland & Grand,
NKY Water District (Memorial Parkway) and with the reconstruction
of Rossford Park.
The City has established lasting partnerships with organizations
and residents to assist with planting and maintenance of these
spaces. The Fort Thomas Garden Club plants annuals & hanging
baskets in the business districts, a local landscaper volunteers
planting in one Inverness park and a resident underwrites a landscape
company to perform some of the maintenance in the other. There
are several planting beds in subdivisions where neighbors partner
with the City to plant, weed, mulch and water the greenspaces
near their homes. It all adds to the beautification of our City!
With Spring finally upon us, it is a wonderful opportunity to
contribute to the enhancement of these areas through volunteering
your time/resource by adopting a public greenspace in a park
or near your home. These volunteers would coordinate with staff
to partner with the City in the overall beautification of the
community. The City will coordinate scheduling of activity and
provide supplies & training to assist volunteers.
Any individuals or groups/organizations interested in the Adopt
a Garden program, please contact the General Services Department
at 572-1210 or JRice@ftthomas.org
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Battery Row Productions presents:
A Historic Walking Tour of Fort Thomas Kentucky
Discover how a military barracks, bare-knuckle boxing ring, the
gruesome murder of a pregnant woman, and a local pub contribute
to the rich historical heritage of the City of Fort Thomas.
The Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum has worked for
more than a year with Battery Row Productions to create this
walking tour--a tour which is much more than just physically
walking. It's done with smart phones and QR codes or on
computers. You will see ten signs throughout Tower Park
and the Historic Midway with short explanations of special sites.
On each of those signs are also QR codes which will link to further
explanations on our website. If you do not have a smart
phone, you'll be able to look up the site and see the entire
collection as well as interviews with our local historians, including
Gloria Sisk, Linda Rankin, Erik Geiman, Scott Froendhoff, and
Betty Daniels. Dozens of historic photos have been included.
We hope you'll spend time learning more about our much loved
We Recycle, Do you??
Purchase a Rumpke Recycling
Cart for only $1 per month!
HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ORDER FORM
BE A PART OF HISTORY
Buy a piece of the walk.
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Rumpke can now accept all plastic bottles and jugs (regardless
of plastic number) and clean pizza boxes.
This advanced recycling option is only available to select areas
throughout the United States and is the result of the successful
improvements Rumpke has made within the past few years to allow
for expanded commingled recycling options throughout the greater
Since Rumpke Recyclings inception in 1989, we have significantly
grown our residential program and steadily increased the amount
and type of materials we accept. In fact, Rumpke's owners have
been inducted into the Environmental Industry Association's "Hall
of Fame" for their work in the field of waste management.
We hope you share our excitement in this opportunity to recycle
WHAT DAY IS MY TRASH PICKED UP?
HERE FOR SCHEDULE
A Message from Rumpke, Inc.
Rumpke is asking all customers to wrap mattresses and box springs
in plastic before stetting them out to the curb for pickup. Due
to the overwhelming outbreak of bedbugs, this will help keep
their drivers safe from infestation. Rolls of plastic can be
found at most hardware stores and are fairly inexpensive. Customers
are asked to contact Rumpke in advance before setting out large
items. If the mattress and box spring is not wrapped in plastic
or called in for a special pickup, the driver will leave a sticker
on it with instructions on action to be taken before the item
can be removed.
ON MILITARY HOMES IN TOWER PARK
Thomas Military and Community Museum located at 940 Cochran Avenue
(formerly 69 Greene Street) in Tower Park is now open Wednesday
through Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. We also open the museum to visitors
upon request by appointment only. For more information call:
859-815-8481 or 859-572-1225.
City Council Meetings will now be aired
on Insight Cable Ch. 20.
7:00 PM on the 2nd day after council
if council is on a Monday,
or Thursday if council is on a Tuesday.)
10:00 AM on the 3rd day after
if council is on a Monday,
or Friday if council is on a Tuesday.)
Noon on the Saturday following
a council meeting.