General Fund Levy Informational Meetings
The City of Bellbrook will host two informational meetings about the proposed General Fund levy 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.
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General Fund Levy
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.
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.
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