Property Maintenance

In 2015, the Symmes Township Trustees received several complaints from the community concerning property maintenance issues that are not typically addressed in the zoning resolution or the Ohio Revised Code. These issues typically deal with the maintenance of the house or other structures on the property. To address these issues, the Trustees asked staff to develop a property maintenance code that would address these complaints and give the township residents some guidelines to maintain their properties.

Current Nuisance Authority under the Ohio Revised Code:

Trustee Meetings and Public Hearings:

  • In 2015, we held 2 work sessions with the Board of Trustees (9/10/15 & 12/1/15).
  • In 2016, the first public hearing to adopt the Property Maintenance Code was held (4/7/16) and a second work session (6/21/16).
  • In 2017, a work session was held to discuss the final code draft (5/11/17).
  • In 2017, the second public hearing was held to discuss the changes to the proposed code based on the previous meetings (7/13/17).

Where are we now?

  • The Township Trustees have decided to hold another work session to continue talking about what the proposed code will look like. This third work session will be held on September 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. 

Slide Show from PH#2 
Proposed Property Maintenance Code