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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.

Mission Statement


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

Electricity and Natural Gas Aggregation Programs

In November 2012 the residents of the Village authorized the Village Council to implement aggregation programs for electricity and natural gas. The purpose of the aggregation programs is to provide a choice and to lower cost obtained by consolidating the consumption of all residents and small businesses. A secondary benefit is to minimize the potential of fraud, which frequently occurs when individual residents act on their own.

Our first round of contracts for both services ended with savings for natural gas in excess of $10,000 and electricity savings of $83,000. New contracts became

Recycling Containers

The Village of Cleves now has a second recycling container located at the Waterworks building at 92 E. Cleves Avenue. The first recycling container is located at the Cleves Maintenance building at 695 N. Miami Ave. These containers are available for FREE for residents to use for recycling.

Be idle-free and turn off your vehicle while you unload. Thank you for recycling.

All the recycling drop-off sites listed on this page accept the following items (unless otherwise noted): all plastic bottles and jugs (lids are OK if left on empty bottle), glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, steel cans,