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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

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City hires public works director Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

Department. For special events, such as the farmers’ market or Amazing Race, the application fee would be $1,500. Every transient vendor would have to pay a $100 fee for four one-day vis-

Milford has its first public works director. Nathaniel “Nate” Clayton, 43, who also will serve as city engineer, will supervise 17 people. Before accepting the job with Milford, Clayton was vice president of engineering services for Browne Engineering & Construction of Lockland. “In addition to Clayton growing our engineering department, I was supplemental staff at the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati for the last nine years, helping manage their $300 million annual capital program,” Clayton said. Milford City Council agreed last year to create a Public Works Department headed by a director with engineering expertise. As recommended by Milford City Manager Michael Doss, the move unites the city’s service, water, wastewater, stormwater, streets and parks divisions and means Milford will no longer have to contract with an outside firm for costly engineering services. In this Q&A, Clayton discusses his past experience and his future responsibilities. Are you from the Milford area? Yes, I graduated from Milford High School in 1991. I played football and wrestled for Milford. I worked at Baker Feed (& Seed of Milford) through high school and most of college. What college degrees do you have? I am a 1996 graduate from the University of Cincinnati, with a (bachelor of science) in civil engineering. I obtained my professional engineering certificate in 2002. Where did you work before you were hired by Browne Engineering & Construction? I worked part-time with the

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You can find maps of road closings and detours connected with the Aicholtz Road connector project at goclermont.org.

Aicholtz connector work spawns closures, detours Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

They’re baaaack! Union Township road closures related to work on the Aicholtz Road connector, that is. The connector is a $6.25 million project designed to reduce

congestion on state Route 32. A new Interstate 275 underpass is being built over Aicholtz Road, which will be widened from two lanes to three between Eastgate Boulevard and Mount Carmel Tobasco Road. Last year there were road

closures and detours prompted by work on Aicholtz Road from Eastgate Boulevard to I-275. This year, the work on Aicholtz Road will be between I-275 and Mount Carmel Tobasco Road and is expected to take until the fall to complete. “As a result of this ongoing

work, there are several closures being put into place while construction continues to reopen this important east-west county artery,” the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District says on its See DETOUR, Page 2A

Loveland to review high fees for special events Marika Lee mlee1@communitypress.com

LOVELAND – After almost 30 resident comments and nearly two hours of discussion, Loveland City Council will review the fee structure that could mean the end of the Love-

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land Farmers’ Market and other events in the city. “There is homework that has to be done. What is the true value of the cost to the city as opposed to what appears to be a random $1,500 number in my opinion. We need to get what the real costs are,” Councilman

Rob Weisgerber said. Loveland City Council had one reading of its temporary or transient businesses and vendor ordinance, under which temporary or transient businesses and vendors would have to apply for a permit from the Loveland Building and Zoning

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