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Spring 2017
                         City of Highland Heights                                                                 1




                                           176 Johns Hill Road • Highland Heights • 859-441-8575   Volume 1  Issue 1






                    In this issue
        Mayors Message                   1
        Veterans Memorial                1
        7th Safest College Town          2
        Public Works                   2-3
        Safety                           3
        Drug Task Force Tip Line         3
        City News                        4
        Highlighted Business             5   maintaining mental sharpness and emotional   lists not just those who died in war, but also
        City Clerk & Staff               5   well-being as they age, so I’m delighted our   everyone with a Highland Heights connection
        Highland Village                 6   city will soon have a community living atmo-  who served in each war. The World War II
                                             sphere to facilitate these connections for our  plaque has 170 names and specifically marks
                  Mayors Message             senior residents.                    the nine soldiers and sailors who perished
                                                                                  with a gold star.
        It has been some
        time since our last                  Finally, I’d like to thank three very important
        newsletter. It was a                 members of our city staff whose dedication
        busy 2016 for all of                 makes Highland Heights such a wonderful
        our parks in the city,               place to live, work and play: City Clerk Jean
        as  I’m  sure  it  was               Rauf, Police Chief Bill Birkenhauer and Pub-
        for you. Our shelter                 lic Works Supervisor Steve Lehman. Look for
        was reserved almost                  updates from each of them in this newsletter
        every  weekend,  of-                 Wishing you a safe and enjoyable spring and
        ten  with multiple                   summer, 2017.
        parties a day. I really enjoyed seeing so many
        residents enjoying our city building campus,   Mayor Greg Meyers
        from the pavilion to the playground to the
        sand volleyball courts and walking trail. We  A Look Back: History of the Veterans
        continue to build on the trail system, which  Memorial
        will soon feature a loop, as well as distance  At the edge of Highland Heights’ city limits   Seventy years later, the memorial still high-
        markers to help track your steps. If you hav-  sits Veterans Park. The park used to sit on   lights the idea that this was not just a war
        en’t already, I encourage you to stop by and   a prized location, immediately to a driver’s   that can be understood in terms of global
        check it out. Please plan ahead and reserve  right hand side as a car would enter High-  history, but one that had a uniquely local
        the pavilion during the 2017 summer. Our city  land Heights from Ft. Thomas on US 27. Over   impact on the City of Highland Heights and
        building park and nature trail are scheduled   the years, the development of I-471 split a   the lives of local families here forever.  An-
        to be opened April 1st for another busy sea-  portion of the north end off from the rest of   other plaque marked the Korean War, where
        son.  With the mild weather we have been ex-  town. With traffic flowing on the interstate,   22 names are present. A Vietnam War plaque
        periencing, our Public Works Department has   not as many Campbell County residents pass   listed 51 service personnel that fought in
        been able to get an early start preparing for   the park or for that matter appreciate the   that War.
        the 2017 spring and summer.          Veterans Memorial for which the park is
                                             named.                               In recent years, an effort was undertaken to
        As we look to 2017, I’m pleased to announce                               refocus the position of this important monu-
        the Highland Village senior living community   At Veterans Park, three plaques covered the   ment in a place where many others will have
        at the site of the old elementary school loca-  three sides of the base of the memorial,   the opportunity to view and reflect upon the
        tion is well under way and is planned to be   a large one for World War II, with smaller   history of our city’s contribution to our na-
        open in the fall of 2017. Many seniors say that   plaques for the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  A   tion’s freedom.  Since the dedication of the
        activity and social interaction is the key to   unique feature of that memorial was that it   new Highland Heights city building off Johns
                                                                                  Hill Rd in 2010, there has been a long-term


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