Huber Council promotes, welcomes new employees


Firefighter promotions, Employee of the Year part of busy agenda

By Dave Lindeman - For the Courier



Police Programs Technician Kristi Warden was honored as the Huber Heights 2016 employee of the year at Monday’s Council meeting. Assistant City Manager Scott Falkowski and Mayor Tom McMasters are pictured here with Warden and Police Chief Mark Lightner


Photo by Dave Lindeman

Mayor Tom McMasters presented a check for $2,650 to the Wayne Township/Huber Heights Historical Society Monday night. The funds came from fees for weddings performed by the mayor. Pictured here with McMasters are Pat Stephens of the historical society, new president of the society Sue Patrick and their spouses. The society is planning an open house celebration as Studebaker School on May 17 at 7 p.m.


Photo by Dave Lindeman

Two firefighters were promoted and one new firefighter was sworn in at Monday night’s council meeting. Pictured left to right are Chief Mark Ashworth, Mayor Tom McMasters, Kristi Gana with new Battalion Chief John Evans, new Lieutenant David Radford and Megan Radford and new firefighter/paramedic Corey Gebhart.


Photo by Dave Lindeman

HUBER HEIGHTS — The Huber Heights City Council Monday night welcomed a new firefighter, recognized fire department promotions, and honored the city’s Employee of the Year.

John Evans was promoted to Battalion Chief, David Radford was promoted to Lieutenant, and Corey Gebhart was welcomed as a new firefighter.

Police Programs Technician Kristi Warden was honored as the City’s Employee of the Year for 2016.

In the business portion of the meeting, council authorized the city to advertise for bids for the annual street and sidewalk improvement plans as well as two other road projects.

Council approved an expenditure of $1.2 million for the non-concrete portion of the 2017 street improvement program. Streets listed for work this year: Alter Road from Hemingway to Hubbard; Angelia Avenue from Dial to Old Troy Pike; Belledale Avenue from Robindale to Belleplain; Blackshear Drive from Harshmanville to Berchman; Camerford Drive from Old Troy to Charnwood; Claircrest Drive from Cohasset to Claybeck; Eagle Pass Drive from Green Knolls to dead end; Endicott Road from Fishburg to Powell; Kellenburger Road from Wildcat to Old Troy Pike; Lemoyne Drive from Pitcairn to Leston; Longfellow Avenue from Kitridge to Harshmanville; Pennywell Drive from Pennswood to Pennswood; Rousseau Drive from Seaman the Renard; San Fernando from Rio Vista to Taylorsville; Shellcross Drive from Stonecrest to Shalamar; Taylorsville Road from Huber Heights Baptist Temple driveway to Bellefontaine;.

Council also approved $700,000 for the concrete portion of the street program and $150,000 for the sidewalk improvement program. The city approved the sidewalk program in 2016 and gave homeowners the option of contracting for the work themselves or allowing the city to make arrangements for the repairs.

The area affected by the 2017 sidewalk program include portions of Ashview Court, Bellview Court, Bluffview Drive, Cadman Drive, Calmcrest Court, Camerford Drive, Camrose Court, Chadbourne Drive, Charnwood Drive, Clagston Court, Claircrest Drive, Claybeck Drive, Clearlake Drive, Cohasset Drive, Colegrove Drive, Cologne Place, Corfu Court, Corlett Court, Craigmont Court, Huntsview Drive, Kirkview Drive, Longford Road, Old Troy Pike, Toulon Court, Troy Crest Court, Troy Manor Road and Tyndale Court.

Council also authorized City Manager Rob Schommer to advertise for bids for the Fishburg Road realignment project. The city has received a grant of $199,903 from the Ohio Public Works Commission to help fund the project.

Finally, council passed a resolution approving the city’s 20 percent share of the ODOT State Route 235 repaving project. The project includes the road from north of I-70 to the city limits. The city’s share of the project is $50,960.

In other activity Monday night, council:

  • Reappointed Eva Newby to the Board of Zoning Appeals to a term expiring Jan. 31, 2022.
  • Reappointed Alexander Black and Vincent King to the Parks and Recreation Board for terms expiring March 31, 2020.
  • Approved insurance coverage for the coming year for liability, property and machinery.
  • Approved three additional maintenance technicians for the public works division and a part-time IT specialist.
  • Heard a report from Council Member Richard Shaw, who attended the National League of Cities convention in Washington, D.C., with fellow Council Member Glenn Otto. Shaw said he and Otto would be making a public presentation about what they learned in the near future.
  • Was reminded by Council Member Nancy Byrge that the that the city’s yard waste facility opens on April 1.

Police Programs Technician Kristi Warden was honored as the Huber Heights 2016 employee of the year at Monday’s Council meeting. Assistant City Manager Scott Falkowski and Mayor Tom McMasters are pictured here with Warden and Police Chief Mark Lightner
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2017/03/web1_employeeofyear-1.jpgPolice Programs Technician Kristi Warden was honored as the Huber Heights 2016 employee of the year at Monday’s Council meeting. Assistant City Manager Scott Falkowski and Mayor Tom McMasters are pictured here with Warden and Police Chief Mark Lightner Photo by Dave Lindeman

Mayor Tom McMasters presented a check for $2,650 to the Wayne Township/Huber Heights Historical Society Monday night. The funds came from fees for weddings performed by the mayor. Pictured here with McMasters are Pat Stephens of the historical society, new president of the society Sue Patrick and their spouses. The society is planning an open house celebration as Studebaker School on May 17 at 7 p.m.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2017/03/web1_historical-society-1.jpgMayor Tom McMasters presented a check for $2,650 to the Wayne Township/Huber Heights Historical Society Monday night. The funds came from fees for weddings performed by the mayor. Pictured here with McMasters are Pat Stephens of the historical society, new president of the society Sue Patrick and their spouses. The society is planning an open house celebration as Studebaker School on May 17 at 7 p.m. Photo by Dave Lindeman

Two firefighters were promoted and one new firefighter was sworn in at Monday night’s council meeting. Pictured left to right are Chief Mark Ashworth, Mayor Tom McMasters, Kristi Gana with new Battalion Chief John Evans, new Lieutenant David Radford and Megan Radford and new firefighter/paramedic Corey Gebhart.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2017/03/web1_firemen-1.jpgTwo firefighters were promoted and one new firefighter was sworn in at Monday night’s council meeting. Pictured left to right are Chief Mark Ashworth, Mayor Tom McMasters, Kristi Gana with new Battalion Chief John Evans, new Lieutenant David Radford and Megan Radford and new firefighter/paramedic Corey Gebhart. Photo by Dave Lindeman
Firefighter promotions, Employee of the Year part of busy agenda

By Dave Lindeman

For the Courier

Reach Dave Lindeman at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.

Reach Dave Lindeman at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.