New police officers introduced, energy aggregation plan approved at City Council meeting


By Dave Lindeman - For the Courier



Police Chief Mark Lightner (right) introduced new police officers Shawn Hershner and Robert Blankenship to the community during Monday’s Huber Heights City Council meeting.


Photo by Dave Lindeman

HUBER HEIGHTS — Huber Heights City Council Monday moved a step closer to implementation of a program it hopes will help residents save money on utility bills.

Council approved an ordinance that adopts a plan of operation for the city’s energy aggregation project. Rich Surace of Energy Alliances of Cincinnati, the company selected by council to act as consultant for the program, was at Monday’s meeting to answer questions. City residents will be able to participate or opt out of the program.

Surace and City Manager Rob Schommer explained there will be no extra city fees associated with the program and residents who decide not to participate will not see any changes in service or in response time to electrical outages.

The approval of the plan of operation Monday allows Energy Alliances to move forward with implementing the project.

Also, Police Chief Mark Lightner introduced two new police officers, Shawn Hershner and Robert Blankenship, to the community.

Also on Monday night, council:

  • Passed a resolution authorizing Schommer to enter into a letter of intent to sell 17 acres of city property located at the northeast quadrant of Interstate 70 and Wildcat Road behind Elder Beerman at a cost of $105,000 per acre. The city will not announce the name of the potential buyer until an agreement is reached.
  • Approved a resolution approving the purchase of 9.4 acres from the Huber Heights City School District on Langford Road. The city will purchase the land for $1 and it will be dedicated to recreational use.
  • Approved transfer of a liquor permit for Double Deuce LLC from 17 Brandt St. in Dayton to 5186 Brandt Park, Huber Heights.
  • Approved transfer of a liquor permit from Bootleggers Tavern, 7113 Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, to Brick Tap and Tavern at 7113 Taylorsville Road.
  • Approved acceptance of a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance Bulletproof Vest Partnership that will pay for approximately half of the city’s cost for replacement body armor for the police department. The amount of the grant is approximately $3,500.

Mayor Tom McMasters was absent from Monday’s meeting. The next council meeting will be July 24, 7 p.m., at city hall.

Police Chief Mark Lightner (right) introduced new police officers Shawn Hershner and Robert Blankenship to the community during Monday’s Huber Heights City Council meeting.
http://www.hhcourier.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2017/07/web1_newcops.jpgPolice Chief Mark Lightner (right) introduced new police officers Shawn Hershner and Robert Blankenship to the community during Monday’s Huber Heights City Council meeting. Photo by Dave Lindeman

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.