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Operating Levy F.A.Q.

Question:    Is this levy going to cost me more money?
Answer:  No, this levy will not raise your taxes and will not cost you more money.  This is a renewal of an operating levy that passed originally in May 2011.  The cost per $100,000 in home value is $179, which is actually $3 less than when it passed in 2011.

Question:  Are property taxes higher in the Village of Cleves than in Miami Township?
Answer:   No.

Cleves Operating Levy Renewal on the November Ballot

September 15, 2016 – Cleves, OH - On November 8, 2016 the renewal of the Village of Cleves 6.0 mil operating levy will be on the ballot as Issue #11.  This operating levy is one of only two levies for the Village of Cleves and represents over one-third ($327,000) of the annual operating budget of $980,000. The passage of this 6.0 mil levy will NOT raise resident's taxes, but will allow the Village of Cleves to continue to provide the valuable services that residents have come to expect.

Bulk Water Station Hours Spring 2016

Effective immediately, the bulk water station hours for Spring are as follows below.

Open Hours and Days:
10:00am to 2:00pm - Monday and Friday
1:00pm to 4:00pm - Saturday
Closed on Holidays.

Cleves Residents Recycled 31.13 Tons in 2015

Congratulations Cleves residents! In 2015, we recycled 31.13 tons of metal, glass, plastic and paper. Residents saved resources, conserved energy, and reduced pollution by recycling.

The recycling efforts in Cleves:

  • Conserved enough energy to power every home in Cleves for 2 days.
  • Reduced more air pollution than if every household in Cleves rode their bicycle to work for 1 week.
  • Saved 261 trees from being harvested.

Recycling reduces pollution so the air we breathe is cleaner; conserves natural resources so we will have them to use in the future; and decreases the energy needed to make new

Cooper Avenue Road Improvements

The Village of Cleves, in cooperation with Three Rivers School District, is making a major road improvement on Cooper Avenue. The $1.8 million project was funded by the School and through State grant money obtained by the Village. When completed in late August, the road will feature a roundabout at the school entrance and will allow both left and right turns onto Route 50 which will hopefully improve traffic congestion.

US 50 & Cooper Avenue Road Project Components


  • Installation of turn lanes on existing Cooper Road to better facilitate ingress and egress to the School property and side

2016 Rumpke Holiday Schedule

No delays for the following...
Memorial Day: Monday, May 30, 2016 (Week of May 29 - June 4)
Independence Day: Monday, July 4, 2016 (Week of July 3-9)
Labor Day: Monday, September 5, 2016 (Week of September 4-10)
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 24, 2016 (Week of November 20-26)
Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25, 2016 (Week of December 25 -31)

No delays for the following...
New Year's Day: Sunday, January 1, 2017 (Week of January 1 -7)

Utility Billing and Collections

The OPERATING CODE for the Village of Cleves, Ohio, Department of WATER WORKS SYSTEM was adopted by Ordinance No. 14-1956 of the Board of Trustees of Public Affairs. These regulations were amended by Resolution No. 1-2012 to adopt the City of Cincinnati, Supplement to the State of Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Construction and Materials Specification latest revision and the Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) Chapter 401 of the Cincinnati Municipal Code.

The intent of this amendment was to update construction specification to agree with those of the GCWW and not to substantially

Cleves Replacing Water Lines with Funding from Ohio EPA

The Village of Cleves will replace two water lines to improve service in the Jackson Street/Hooven Road and East State Road areas. The project is being financed with a low- interest loan from Ohio EPA.

The project also includes extending a new water line along St. Anne’s Avenue. The construction actions will complete an operational water supply loop and eliminate water main breaks in the existing aging and deteriorating water lines. The project will provide customers more reliable and safe water service. The project should be completed by the end of 2015.

Read the full News Release.

New Cleves Police Chief Announced


The Village of Cleves Mayor Danny Stacy announced last week that Richard K. Jones Jr. has been selected as the new Police Chief for the Cleves Police Department. Chief Jones took the helm on September 10, 2015.

Chief Jones comes to the Village of Cleves having served in Law Enforcement since 2001 in Oxford, Warren County (sheriff), Fairfield Township and Metroparks Butler County. Beginning on the road in 2001 he was immediately reassigned to the county task force for drug operations. Chief Jones has steadily rose through various positions to include Captain and Chief.

Chief Jones is

Bulk Water Station

The Village of Cleves bulk water station will be re-opened Wednesday June 24, 2015.

Open Hours and Days:
10:00am to 2:00pm - Monday and Friday
6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesdays

Closed on Holidays.

The fees to purchase water (including service fee) are outlined below. These fees are charged per load. Cash only accepted.

  • Up to 500 gallons: $5.00
  • 500-1000 gallons: $10.00
  • 1000-1500 gallons: $15.00
  • 1500-2000 gallons: $20.00
  • 2000-2500 gallons: $25.00

Evening hours may be considered in the future based on need.