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City of Union Newsletter

Citywide Garage Sale

Celebrate Spring with the City of Union’s Annual Egg Hunt The Easter Bunny comes to town on a Union fire truck on Saturday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m. Arrive early at PhillipsburgUnion Road Community Park so you don’t miss Bunny’s big appearance! This year’s egg hunt, also at the park, features 4,000 eggs for ages 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. Punch and cookies will be served. Bring your camera to get pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. Families are invited to bring nonperishable food items for donation to the FISH food pantry.

In This Newsletter Get Safety Info

Tax Prep Help

Development

Page 2 Learn how to sign up for a service that texts emergency info to you.

Page 3 Learn how you can get help with preparing your taxes.

Page 3 Development in Union’s new industrial park is underway.

Who doesn’t love a garage sale? In Union, it becomes a citywide event! No permit is required to participate in the upcoming citywide garage sale this June 56-7. Please call the City of Union at 836-8624 by May 27 to let us know if you will be participating, and we’ll include your address in our garage sale ad in the local newspaper. The garage sale is a great way to do some spring cleaning and earn some extra cash! Also, save the dates for our fall garage sale event, to be held Sept. 11-12-13.


THE CITY OF UNION NEWSLETTER

SPRING 2014

Congratulations, 2013 Holiday Decorating Winners Congratulations to the residents who were recognized for outstanding decorations during the 2013 holiday season. Every year, Union residents show their holiday spirit with creative, festive lighting and decorations on their homes and in their yards. The Union Park Board and staff appreciate the efforts made by the citizens participating in decorating for the holidays. The City of Union wishes to thank everyone who decorated their home.

Opt Out of Salespeople Knocking on Your Door Union’s “Do-Not-Solicit” ordinance lets residents sign up to “opt out” of having solicitors/peddlers come to their home. You can sign up any time and your address will be added to the list. Once a person is signed up, the address will remain on the Do-Not-Solicit list until the next time a new registration list is created (which is every five years), but you always have the option to withdraw or add your address at any time. If you would like to be added to the Do-Not- Solicit list, please download the form online at http://bit.ly/SGd6AD, complete the form and return it to City Hall. 2


THE CITY OF UNION NEWSLETTER

SPRING 2014

Construction Now Underway at Union Global Logistics Airpark A vision for the City of Union that was set in motion nearly a decade ago is soon to be reality. The Union Global Logistics Airpark was chosen as the site of a 1.8-million-square-foot distribution center, now under construction, which will employ more than 1,000 people when completed. The $90 million facility is located on 140 acres near the northwest section of Jackson Road and Dog Leg Road, just west of the Dayton International Airport. The Airpark features outstanding access to interstates as well as rail and air systems. The industrial property was purchased by Delaware-based ProLogis Logistics Services Inc., the largest owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate in the U.S. ProLogis is building the center and will lease it to the end user.

Above: The 1.8-millionsquare-foot distribution center under construction at Union Global Logistics Airpark.

Recycle Your Electronics June 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Englewood Government Center, 333 West National Road Accepted items: Computers, Monitors, Hard Drives, Printers, Toner, Cartridges, Keyboards, Servers, Routers, Scanners, Mice, Speakers, Cords and Cables, Software. TVs aren’t accepted.

Union is participating in an Electronics Recycling Day – which means residents have the opportunity to recycle their electronics! More info is available online at www.gesmv.org.

Free Tax Preparation Help at the City of Union! Tax experts from the City Vandalia will be at Union City Hall to assist people in filling out their City of Union income tax forms. This is a free service. Representatives will be here on Thursday, April 3, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. They will come again on Saturday, April 5, and will be at City Hall from 8 a.m. until noon. No appointments are necessary. People will be helped on a first come, first served basis. 3


The City of Union Newsletter 118 North Main Street Union, Ohio 45322 (937) 836-8624 www.ci.union.oh.us

Mayor Michael O’Callaghan 836-0177 Vice Mayor John Bruns 836-9248 Councilwoman Colette Adams 602-3426 Councilman David Blackwell 832-8332 Councilwoman Jean Kyle 832-2811 Councilwoman Helen Oberer 836-3269 Councilwoman Robin Perkins 832-3902

Report for Water

SPRING 2014

The City of Union’s 2013 Consumer Confidence Report for Water is available on the City’s of Union’s website at http://www.ci.union.oh.us/docs/Consumer_Confidence_R eport_for_2013.pdf (abbreviated link: http://bit.ly/1neUx33). The report includes important information about water quality in our community.

Spirit of Union Award We’re again looking for that special property! The City of Union’s Park Board is gearing up for this season’s Spirit of Union program. The award encourages exterior enhancements of residential and business properties. Call the City at 836-8624 to make a nomination!

Property Maintenance! Tucked within this newsletter is information that outlines requirements of the City of Union’s Property Maintenance Code. Thank you for keeping Union looking beautiful!


Spring 2014 City of Union Newsletter