Welcome to Bellbrook!

The City of Bellbrook was settled in 1816 and was named for one of its founders, Stephen Bell. The City first attained a population of over 5,000 in 1970 when Bellbrook annexed a large part of western Sugarcreek Township. This led to official city status in 1974. The current census numbers residents at approximately 7,000 today. Bellbrook is unique because it provides a full range of services without a local income tax, being one of about 4 of Ohio’s over 250 cities without an income tax.

Bellbrook Water Rates Remain Unchanged

March 12, 2015 - The City of Bellbrook will not increase water rates for the fourth straight year.  At the City Council meeting on Monday, February 9, City Manager Mark Schlagheck made a presentation to Council concerning water rates and the status of the city's Water Fund.  Given the stability of the Water Fund and the city's management of the water system's resources, Council decided to hold water rates at current levels.  Council passed the last water rate increase in February 2011.  The Bellbrook Service Department also presented a video to provide Council and the public with an overview of the water system.

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Water Rate Presentation

2015 City of Oakwood Water & Sewer Rate Survey

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Bellbrook Fire Department Annual Report

February 24, 2015 - On February 23, 2015, Fire Chief Jim Neidhard presented the 2014 Bellbrook Fire Department Annual Report before City Council. The report provides detail on the activities performed by the department over the past year. Included in the report are fire statistics, EMS statistics, personnel training and community outreach events.

2014 Bellbrook Fire Department Annual Report

2014 Annual Report Presentation

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Water System Overview Video

February 13, 2015 - At the February 9, 2015, City Council meeting, Service Director Dale Wilson presented this Water System overview video to Council.  During the meeting, Council discussed the current water system and water rates.

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Bellbrook Fire Department Holds Annual Awards Banquet

February 2, 2015 - The Bellbrook Fire Department held their annual awards banquet on January 10, 2015.  The event is held each year to recognize members of the department for their service to the Bellbrook community.  It is also an opportunity for the department to gather and discuss the past, present and future.  2014 was a year of change for the Bellbrook Fire Department with a change in leadership, as well as the departure and addition of several members of the department.

Read more in the Press Release

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Pictured: 2014 Image Award winner Volunteer Firefighter/EMS Provider David Stover (left) and Fire Chief Jim Neidhard (right)

December Newsletter Available

December 8, 2014 - The December city newsletter will be arriving in resident's mailboxes this week!  The newsletter contains information on city services and community events.

To view the current newsletter, or newsletters from the past, please go to the City Newsletters page.

Bellbrook Receives Auditor of State Award

November 25, 2014 - A recent financial audit of the City of Bellbrook by the Auditor of State's office has returned a clean audit report.  Bellbrook's excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award.

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Volunteers Needed for Board Openings

November 21, 2014 - The City of Bellbrook is seeking residents of the City of Bellbrook to serve as members of the following board:

-Village Review Board

An application for appointment can be found on the Boards & Commissions page, obtained by calling the City offices at (937) 848-4666, or by e-mailing the Clerk of Council at c.smith@cityofbellbrook.org. The application may be submitted either by mail or e-mail.

More information about the city's boards and commissions can be found on the Boards & Commissions page.

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Bellbrook Police Vacation House Check Program

June 25, 2014 - The City of Bellbrook Police Department wants to remind residents of the Vacation House Check program.  The department provides a free residential security check for residents who go on vacation or are away from their home for an extended period.  The Vacation House Check program is part of the Bellbrook Police Department's greater goal of keeping the City of Bellbrook a safe community in which to live and work.

Read more in the Press Release

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Help Support the Bellbrook Historical Museum

June 17, 2014 - The Bellbrook Historical Museum Trustees and the City of Bellbrook invite the community to help with the continuing restoration of the Bellbrook Historical Museum by purchasing commemorative bricks.  Proceeds for the Commemorative Brick Fundraiser will go toward the restoration of the Museum building.  Pave a path for the future of your beloved Museum!

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Public Meeting Schedule and Event Calendar

Looking for a Meeting Space? Use our Community Room!

The Municipal Building (15 East Franklin Street) has a meeting room for use by residents and local organizations. The Community Room fits about 30 people and has tables and chairs. Food is discouraged from being brought into the room. The room is not to be used for business or for-profit organizations.

You may reserve the Community Room for one time use, or on a recurring basis, by calling the Administrative Office at (937) 848-4666.

Hours of use are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Website Comments and Suggestions

If you have a comment or suggestion that you would like to share with us, please email Don Buczek at don.buczek@cityofbellbrook.org.  We would like to know what you think of the new site!