Bellbrook Recognizes Beautification Award Winners

The City of Bellbrook Beautification Committee has selected its 2017 Beautification Award winners.  Ten residential properties and two business properties were recognized during the City Council meeting on September 25.

The Beautification Committee begins their process in late June and takes several weeks to make their final decisions.  The city is divided into five sections where the top home selections from each section and several businesses end up winning an award.  Properties are voted upon by committee members and then are presented with an engraved stone.  The stone is engraved with the title, “Bellbrook Beautification Winner,” and can be placed in their yard.

Area A
2256 Tampico Trail – Dale & Joyce Conley
2139 South Lakeman Drive – Josh & Danielle Gross

Area B
2094 Rosecrest Drive – Jim & Melissa Jordan
2345 Portage Path – Bill & Ruth Peffly

Area C
4240 Whites Drive – Ken & Anna Knisley
4227 Woodacre Drive – Scott & Suzette Hopkins
4068 Glenberry Court – Randy & Debbie Derr

Area D
117 Belair Circle – Phil & Tammy Harris

Area E
3930 Northfield Drive – Jim & Cindy Sharp
4001 Sable Ridge Drive – Everette & Lynn Odgers

Business Winners
2480 Periwinkle Drive – Brookview Swim & Tennis Club
22 South Main Street – Thad Camp State Farm Agency & Floral V Design

Committee Members
Bronne Wilson, Chair
Debbie Gross
Diane Harris
Bonnie Howe
Michelle & Rob Johnson
Betty Ogrod
Pat Robinson

For a listing of past Beautification Award winners, go to the Beautification Awards page.

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Bellbrook Fire Department Open House
The Bellbrook Fire Department and the Bellbrook Firefighters Association would like to invite the entire community to join us at our annual Open House on Tuesday, October 10, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Bellbrook Fire Station 2, 4254 West Franklin Street.

The Open House is a collaborative event between the Bellbrook Fire Department and the Bellbrook Firefighters Association.  The Open House allows the Fire Department and the Association to educate the public on safety topics, emergency preparedness, and the various emergency response equipment.

This is a great opportunity for you to meet the members of the Fire Department and the Bellbrook Firefighters Association.  Anyone interested in being part of our exciting fire and emergency medical service team may obtain information at the event, go to the Fire Department page, or by calling the Fire Department at (937) 848-3272.

The mission of the Bellbrook Fire Department is to enhance the quality of life in our City and to provide a healthy and safe environment.  This is accomplished through the cultivation of community partnerships and promoting progressive public education and awareness.  For more information about the department, please visit the Fire Department page.

For more information about the Bellbrook Fire Fighters Association, visit their website at
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General Fund Levy Informational Meetings
The City of Bellbrook will host two informational meetings about the November General Fund levy.  The meetings will be held in the Council Chambers of the Bellbrook Administration Building located at 15 East Franklin Street in downtown Bellbrook.  The meetings will be held on Tuesday, October 3 from 6-8 pm and Wednesday, October 11 from 3-5 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings.

For more information on the proposed levy, go to the General Fund Levy page.

Bellbrook Fire Department Hosting Drive Thru Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspections
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that close to three out of four parents and caregivers do not properly use child restraints.  For this reason, the Bellbrook Fire Department has teamed up with Dayton Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids USA to bring parents and caregivers the seventh annual Drive Thru Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection.  This program is designed to ensure that all children under 8 years old are properly restrained in the event of a motor vehicle crash.  A one-on-one tutorial provided by a certified Child Passenger Safety technician will demonstrate the proper use and installation of child restraints.

This event will take place on Sunday, October 1 at Bellbrook Fire Station #2 located at 4254 West Franklin Street from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  To schedule an appointment, please call (937) 848-3272.  Drive thru inspections will be taken on a first come first serve basis.  Appointments are encouraged.
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Bellbrook to be Designated a Purple Heart City
On Monday, September 11, the Bellbrook City Council will issue a proclamation designating the City of Bellbrook as a Purple Heart City.  The designation allows the city to be a part of the Purple Heart Trail which commemorates military men and women who have been injured in combat.  The Purple Heart Trail starts in Mount Vernon, Virginia, and includes all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

The effort to designate Bellbrook as a Purple Heart City has been led by City Council Members and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.  The Military Order of the Purple heart is a veteran service organization comprised of combat veterans who were wounded on the battlefield while serving our country in uniform.  These veterans have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal for their sacrifice.

“On behalf of the City of Bellbrook, our Mayor, and City Council, we are pleased to accept the designation of Purple Heart City and to be a part of the Purple Heart Trail,” stated City Council Member Nick Edwards.  “Bellbrook is home to many active military service members, veterans, and several purple heart recipients.  We are proud and honored to be able to show our support to all of the purple heart recipients in the Miami Valley and thank them and their families for the sacrifices they have made to keep our country and citizens safe and secure.”

The Purple Heart Medal was established by General George Washington in 1782 and as of April 2015, there were over 1.75 million recipients.  The Military Order of the Purple Heart has 45,000 members in 478 chapters across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Guam.  The Military Order of the Purple Heart promotes patriotism, fraternalism, community service, and education including educational scholarships and supporting ROTC organizations.

For more information on the Military Order of the Purple Heart, go to

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