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Notice of Vacancy - Member of Cleves Council

The Village of Cleves announces the vacancy of a council seat effective 1-1-2018 with an unexpired term ending 12-31-2019.

Village of Cleves residents interested in being considered for this appointed Member of Village of Cleves Council position (filling the unexpired term ending 12-31-2019) should send a resume and letter of interest by midnight on January 2, 2018 to:

Mayor Jan Rouse
Village of Cleves
92 Cleves Avenue
Cleves, OH 45002


2018 Calendar Celebrates Village of Cleves 200th

The 2018 Three Rivers Historical Society calendar will be released in December featuring the Village of Cleves, which is celebrating its bicentennial in 2018.

Calendars cost $10 and can be purchased on December 2, 2017 from 9am-8pm during the Christmas Celebration at the Miami Township Senior Center, 8 N. Miami Avenue, Cleves, OH 45002.

Beginning December 4th while supplies last, calendars can also be purchased at the Village of Cleves Administrative/Waterworks Office, 92 Cleves Avenue, Cleves, OH 45002 Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm, or by contacting Terry Simpson at

Bicentennial Logo Contest Winner

Thank you to everyone who submitted a design for the Village of Cleves Bicentennial Logo Contest. The Village was impressed with all 18 entries that were submitted!

We are pleased to announce the winning Village of Cleves Bicentennial logo, created by Natalie Broering of Cleves.

Winning Logo

Natalie won the $100 prize*. She was recognized at the November 8th Cleves Council Meeting by Mayor Jan Rouse. Congratulations Natalie!

Natalie Broering

*The $100 was donated by a member of our community to the Village of Cleves to be used specifically as a prize for the contest.

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Traffic Pattern Changes for Cleves Community Park

Effective Tuesday, April 18th, the Cleves Community Park will have a new ONE-WAY traffic pattern. The one-way entrance into the park will be from Route 50 and West State Road (next to the Dental Depot) and the one-way exit will be on Lower River Road (EXCLUDING EMMERGENCY VEHICLES). The park will have traffic signs indicating this new traffic pattern. Please use extreme caution while driving through the park.

Please see the MAP below.


Looking Ahead to Bicentennial

In 1818, the Village of Cleves was established by John Cleves Symmes. In 2018, the Village of Cleves will celebrate its 200th anniversary and the Cleves Bicentennial Committee is now being formed. Interested residents (past or present, old or new) are encouraged to join the committee to help plan the festivities. Please contact Mayor Jan Rouse at for more details.

Cleves Residents Recycled 42 Tons in 2016

Congratulations Cleves residents! In 2016, we recycled 41.55 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 3 days.
  • Reduced more air pollution than if every household in Cleves rode their bicycle to work for 2 weeks.
  • Saved 358 trees from being harvested.


On average, each household in Cleves recycled 87 pounds in 2016. That’s 2.78% of all the waste we generate.

Want to start recycling? Call 941-5127 Ext.

Mayor's Court 2017 Schedule

The Mayor's Court page has been updated to reflect the 2017 schedule.

Find the page HERE.

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