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Mayor and City Council seeking resumes for vacant Council seat

Latest News, Residents   ·   January 2, 2020

Mayor and City Council seeking resumes for vacant Council seat

(to be disseminated the first week of January…..included in the January utility bill newsletter, sent to Germantown Press, posted on city web site, emailed to city boards and commission members)

Members of Germantown City Council are seeking interested persons to fill the seat vacated by the passing of Lynn Koogle. “While we are sad to begin the process of filling Lynn’s seat, we know that Lynn would have wanted the city to move forward,” said Mayor Boeder. Any qualified elector of Germantown may apply. The requirements include:

· 18 years of age,

· a resident of Germantown for one year, and

· a qualified elector of the city being registered to vote at least 30 days prior to appointment, and

· cannot hold any other compensated office or position of employment with the city nor any other compensated elected public office.

Interested persons should email resumes to Clerk of Council Kelli Novak at by noon on January 31, 2020. The selection process, which will include an interview with City Council members, will begin soon thereafter.

Per the City Charter, the candidate will be appointed for the remainder of the 2020 year. The seat will then be up for election in November of 2020 for the remaining 3 years of Lynn’s term.

Remembering Lynn E. Koogle

Elected Officials, Residents   ·   September 17, 2019

“I am on Council to represent the citizens of this municipality. I am committed to those who voted for me and gave me the opportunity to represent them.” Lynn Koogle

Council Chambers at City Hall now has an empty chair at the dias. Lynn Koogle will be missed in many ways and was a valued member of our community. He represented the best in government, ethical leadership with a straightforward approach. His wise advice, helpful attitude, common sense and quick wit were appreciated and enjoyed by all who had the pleasure to work with him and know him.
Lynn served on City Council from 2000 to 2005 and again from 2009 to September 10, 2019. He was also a member of the Senior Center Oversight Committee and the Cemetery Board, both of which were very important to him. His efforts to encourage growth and funding for the Senior Center helped to provide programs and activities to aid in independent living will be appreciated for years to come. He faithfully supported Germantown Union Cemetery and consistently worked to ensure that it was respectfully maintained. Germantown is better and brighter because of him.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Koogle.

Firestation Groundbreaking Ceremony

Departments and Services, Latest News, Residents   ·   August 5, 2019

Check Out the latest Video of the Firestation Ground Breaking ceremony…


City Board Openings

Latest News   ·   August 5, 2019

The City of Germantown has vacancies on the following boards: Records Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, City Beautiful, Park Board, Planning Commission and Pool Board. If you have been a City resident for at least one year and are interested, please call the City Office at 855-7255 or send a letter of interest to the Clerk of Council, One N. Plum St., Germantown, OH 45327.

Tax Notice

Government, Latest News, Residents   ·   March 20, 2019

Tax Department

Outsourced to CCA of Cleavland-800-223-6317  

The Municipality of Germantown has a mandatory municipal income tax filing requirement, regardless of employment status. That means all persons residing within the Municipality of Germantown corporate limits must file an income tax return with the Income Tax Department.

The current Municipality  of Germantown income tax rate is 1.50%, with partial credit given for income taxes paid to other municipalities. The City will allow you to take a partial credit of 60% of up to 1.50% of the gross income earned in other municipalities. In other words, if you work in another city or village where the income tax rate is 1.50% or less, you may take credit for 60% of the total amount of income taxes paid to that municipality.


Cat Spay and Neuter Program

Residents   ·   June 12, 2018


The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is tackling cat overpopulation, but we need your help. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


Prop. Maintenance Hotline

Departments and Services, Government, Latest News, Residents   ·   February 17, 2017

Property Maintenance Hotline Information

The City of Germantown Zoning and Property Maintenance HOTLINE is 428-1622

Residents can report possible Property Maintenance violations such as:

  • weeds and long grass
  • trash and debris
  • unlicensed vehicles
  • nuisance illegally parked recreation vehicles
  • peeling paint

You will need to leave the address of the property in question and report the violation present.

You are not required to leave your name.

CodeRED Information Update

Departments and Services, Government, Latest News, Residents   ·   January 5, 2017

CodeRED Information Update

The CodeRED system is used to send critical communications from evacuation notices, water main breaks, boil advisories and missing child alerts.

If you are new to the area, have changed your phone number or address

go to our website and enter your contact information, including multiple phone numbers, text and email addresses to ensure you receive notifications.

Do-Not-Solicit List

Government, Latest News, Residents   ·   January 5, 2017

Any person who owns or rents property within the City limits may be added to the “Do

Not Solicit List” at any time. This list will be provided to any licensed peddler, canvasser,

vendor or solicitor and they will not be permitted to approach your property. At this time

we are asking residents to please contact the City Office by calling 855-7255 / 855-7270 or

by visiting the City Offices.

police tip line

Departments and Services, Latest News, Residents   ·   March 17, 2016

Germantown Police TIP Line

You may call or text any type of information for the

Police Department by dialing


If you need an Officer immediately please phone 855-6567 or 911

You may or may not leave your name.

This is not a 24 hour monitored line

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Stormwater Education & Outreach

Stormwater Education & Outreach

Storm water runoff is...any water that is not soaked into the ground after a rain storm. Consequently, storm water runoff can pick up pollutants while flowing into local streams and rivers. The Storm Water Management Program (SWMP), launched in 2003, is ODOT\'s inter-agency effort to control pollutants in storm water discharge.

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