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We have an ordinance about cars parking on the street. Police can be contacted about this matter or notify the City Office and we will be happy to notify the city's code enforcement officer who will then address the issue.

Jeanne Pettit 3 26 September 8, 2023

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To: Apartment/Condominium Residents
From: Central Campbell Fire
Re: Gas Grill Regulations
Dear Resident,
This letter in to inform you of the regulation pertaining to gas/electric grills. N.F.P.A 1 2012 Edition reads as follows:

10.11.6.1 For other than one and two family dwellings, no hibachi, grill or other similar devices used for cooking, heating, or any other purpose shall be used or kindled on any balcony, under any overhanging portion, or within 10 feet(3 m) of any structure.

We have been in contact with the State Fire Marshall’s office on October 28, 2014 and they are also in agreement with this N.F.P.A. regulation.

We have been asked that the fire department enforce this regulation as written. Within your complex, we ask that grills be removed from any balcony or patio to comply with the NFPA 1 Section 10.11.7.

Thank you,
Central Campbell County Fire

Jeanne Pettit 2 18 September 8, 2023

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The City does not have a law against pit bull dogs, but there is a law addressing vicious dogs.

 VICIOUS DOG means:
      (1)   Any dog with a propensity, tendency or disposition to attack, to cause injury or to otherwise endanger the safety of human beings or other domestic animals; or
      (2)   Any dog that attacks a human being or other domestic animal one or more times.
VICIOUS DOGS TO BE CONFINED.
No person owning or harboring or having the care of a vicious dog shall suffer or permit such animal to go unconfined on the premises of such person.
DOGS TO BE SECURELY LEASHED AND MUZZLED.
No person owning or harboring or having the care of a vicious dog shall suffer or permit such dog to go beyond the premises of such person unless such dog is securely leashed and muzzled.
SALE OF VICIOUS DOGS PROHIBITED.
No person shall possess with intent to sell, offer for sale, purchase or attempt to purchase within the city, any vicious dog.
Jeanne Pettit 6 38 September 8, 2023

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You will need to contact the Central Campbell County Fire Department at 441-7631.

Jeanne Pettit 2 27 March 30, 2015

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Section 91.12(A) of the Code of Ordinances allows keeping fowl or small animals in enclosures that are 20’ or more from any property line.  The waste must be disposed of properly, and cannot be allowed to accumulate in an manner that becomes noxious or objectionable.

Jeanne Pettit 3 43 March 17, 2017

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Mattress may be picked up if wrapped and sealed in plastic. The resident would need to call Rumpke at 1-877-786-7537 at least 24 hours prior to pick up.

Jeanne Pettit 4 20 February 9, 2015

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Yes, with a credit or debit card. There is a "View/Pay Taxes" button on the front page of the website that will take you to the tax payment page.

Jeanne Pettit 4 17 September 8, 2023

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No, If you wish to remain anonymous, just tell the Dispatcher.

Jeanne Pettit 2 16 February 9, 2015

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A permit is required and there is a $10 fee. You will need to come to the City Building to pay the fee and you will receive the permit at the time of payment.
No signs should be placed on the City or State right of ways or on telephone poles. The yard sale signs should be removed at the end of the day of the yard sale.

Jeanne Pettit 3 25 September 8, 2023

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The City of Highland Heights has an ordinance regulating the keeping or maintaining of dogs and cats in the City. It also has an ordinance prohibiting persons with animals from appearing in public places or upon the property of another, absent that person's consent, without some means of removal of excrement and require persons to in fact remove that animal's excrement. If I may be of any further service, or if you would like a copy of the ordinances, please call the City Office at 859-441-8575  Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.

Jeanne Pettit 2 29 February 9, 2015

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The following is taken from the city's code of ordinances. The following loud, unnecessary or unusual noises are considered public nuisances and violations of this chapter, but said list shall not be deemed all-inclusive.

No person shall make, continue or cause to be made or continued, any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise or any noise that either annoys or disturbs a reasonable person of normal sensitivities, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of property or persons within the city.
The operations of any such radio, receiver, stereo, speaker, amplifier, television, musical instrument, phonograph, instrument or other machine, or device between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday, in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 30 feet from building, structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation.
Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday, or at any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of persons in any office, dwelling, hotel or other type of residence, or of any persons in the vicinity;

Jeanne Pettit 0 16 September 8, 2023

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To: Apartment/Condominium Residents
From: Central Campbell Fire
Re: Gas Grill Regulations
Dear Resident,
This letter in to inform you of the regulation pertaining to gas/electric grills. N.F.P.A 1 2012 Edition reads as follows:

10.11.6.1 For other than one and two family dwellings, no hibachi, grill or other similar devices used for cooking, heating, or any other purpose shall be used or kindled on any balcony, under any overhanging portion, or within 10 feet(3 m) of any structure.

We have been in contact with the State Fire Marshall’s office on October 28, 2014 and they are also in agreement with this N.F.P.A. regulation.

We have been asked that the fire department enforce this regulation as written. Within your complex, we ask that grills be removed from any balcony or patio to comply with the NFPA 1 Section 10.11.7.

Thank you,
Central Campbell County Fire

Jeanne Pettit 0 4 October 14, 2017

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You can print an application from the police website and return it to the police department via mail, by fax, or in person. We are always accepting applications and they are kept on file in the event of an opening.

Jeanne Pettit 0 6 February 9, 2015

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Call the City Clerk, 859-441-8575, who will assist you with an appointment that meets everyone's schedule.

Jeanne Pettit 0 3 September 8, 2023

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Call the Police Department at 859-441-8956 Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.

Jeanne Pettit 0 2 January 17, 2018

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You may call the police clerk (441-8956) and a copy of a report can be faxed, e-mailed to you or you may pick it up at 176 Johns Hill Road during the office hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

Jeanne Pettit 0 2 February 9, 2015

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Bring your old recycle bin toe the City Building and we will replace it with a new one.

Jeanne Pettit 0 18 September 8, 2023

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You may request council to consider your resolution at a Council meeting. Resolutions are voted upon by the legislative body. For your information, a Resolution has no binding effect on the city's citizens or on the legislative body.  However, a written Resolution does provide a more formal record of an expression of the legislative body's opinion which is often useful if it is to be conveyed to outside parties.  Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the City Building, 176 Johns Hill Road at 7:00 p.m.

Jeanne Pettit 0 2 September 8, 2023

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Once the ordinance has been adopted, you may either call or stop by the Clerk’s office and request to read the ordinance. If you want a copy of the ordinance, there is a 10 cent charge for each page.

If you are requesting an ordinance that may be time consuming to locate, you will need to submit an Open Records Request. The City Clerk will assist you with this form.

Jeanne Pettit 0 5 September 8, 2023

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Once the minutes have been adopted, you may either call or stop by the Clerk’s office and request to read the minutes.  If you want a copy of the minutes, there is a 10 cent  charge for each page.

Jeanne Pettit 0 1 September 8, 2023

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The City of Highland Heights cannot regulate the number of family members living in a house, however we do restrict the number of people that are not related by blood or marriage, and you are not permitted to have more than 3 people in a single family dwelling unit (house, apartment/condo) if they are not related. The City is actively enforcing this ordinance when we become aware of violations.

Jeanne Pettit 0 19 June 22, 2017

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To run for City Council, you must be 21 years of age, a resident of the City of Highland Heights for one year, a qualified voter in the City of Highland Heights, and must reside in the City of Highland Heights throughout your term of office.  There is paperwork which must be completed. You may obtain the paper paperwork at the County Clerk's  office of Voter Registration. There is a filing fee. The office is located in County Building at 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky.  For more information, please call the Campbell County Clerk's office at 859-292-3885.

Jeanne Pettit 0 4 September 8, 2023

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You can stop by the Administration offices between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., call, or email the City Clerk.

City Address: 176 Johns Hill Road
Highland Heights, KY 41076
Phone: 859-441-8575
City Clerk: jpettit@hhky.com

Jeanne Pettit 0 7 September 8, 2023

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You do not need to submit tax returns to the City of Highland Heights.

Jeanne Pettit 0 11 September 8, 2023

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I would suggest going on line or I would call the Campbell County Board of Education.  City of Highland Heights does not have an Elementary School or High School in its City.

Jeanne Pettit 0 11 February 13, 2017

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Yes a permit is required for an invisible fence. Campbell County Planning and Zoning issues permits for the City of Highland Heights. Offices are open from 8:30-4:30 M-F. Email: pzadmin@campbellcountyky.gov. Phone: 859-292-3880.

Jeanne Pettit 0 7 September 8, 2023

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The City of Highland Heights cannot regulate the number of family members living in a house – however we do restrict the number of people that are not related by blood or marriage, and you are not permitted to have more than 3 people is a single family dwelling unit (house, apartment/condo)….if they are not related. The City is actively enforcing this ordinance when we become aware of violations.
If you would like a change in the law to be considered, come to a city council meeting and address council about the issue. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the city building, 176 Johns Hill Road. Any changes would need to be passed by city council in an ordinance.

Jeanne Pettit 0 16 September 8, 2023

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The City of Highland Heights cannot regulate the number of family members living in a house – however we do restrict the number of people that are not related by blood or marriage, and you are not permitted to have more than 3 people is a single family dwelling unit (house, apartment/condo)….if they are not related.

The City is actively enforcing this ordinance when we become aware of violations.

Jeanne Pettit 0 15 October 12, 2017

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Collections shall be made on all holidays except Christmas day and New Years day. When collection day falls on Christmas day or New Years day, it will be picked on the next day after the holiday.

Jeanne Pettit 0 11 September 8, 2023

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Please call the city administration office at 859-441-8575 or e-mail slehman@hhky.com

Jeanne Pettit 0 13 September 8, 2023

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The property tax rate changes every year and is set by ordinance in September. Money generated from property taxes go to the general fund to fund city services. Property taxes are based on the assessed valuation of property, real or personal, assessed by the Property Valuation Administrator.

If you would like to know the tax rate, please call the office at 859-441-8575 or email jpettit@hhky.com

Jeanne Pettit 0 9 September 9, 2023

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Speed bumps would be handled by our Public Works Department.  They can be reached through the City Clerk's office at 441-8575 or by emailing The public works director, Steve Lehman at slehman@hhky.com.

Jeanne Pettit 0 8 February 9, 2015

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The City does not have a law against pit bull dogs, but there is a law addressing vicious dogs.

 VICIOUS DOG means:
      (1)   Any dog with a propensity, tendency or disposition to attack, to cause injury or to otherwise endanger the safety of human beings or other domestic animals; or
      (2)   Any dog that attacks a human being or other domestic animal one or more times.
VICIOUS DOGS TO BE CONFINED.
No person owning or harboring or having the care of a vicious dog shall suffer or permit such animal to go unconfined on the premises of such person.
DOGS TO BE SECURELY LEASHED AND MUZZLED.
No person owning or harboring or having the care of a vicious dog shall suffer or permit such dog to go beyond the premises of such person unless such dog is securely leashed and muzzled.
SALE OF VICIOUS DOGS PROHIBITED.
No person shall possess with intent to sell, offer for sale, purchase or attempt to purchase within the city, any vicious dog.
Jeanne Pettit 0 20 September 8, 2023

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City E-mail address is : jpettit@hhky.com

Jeanne Pettit 0 4 September 8, 2023

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Call the City Clerk to have your name and address placed on the agenda.  At the appropriate time the Mayor will recognize you to speak. It is helpful to let the City Clerk know what you want to address.  Groups or delegations (4 or 5) who wish to be heard are asked to appoint a single person. Comments should be kept brief.

Jeanne Pettit 0 5 February 9, 2015

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You may place receptacles and recyclable containers the curb of the individual premises for collection no earlier than noon Monday, which is the day before the regular weekly collection and returned to the premises by midnight on Tuesday, the day of collection.

Jeanne Pettit 0 14 September 8, 2023

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Regular council meeting are the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Building (176 Johns Hill Road) in Council Chambers.

Jeanne Pettit 0 1 September 8, 2023

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No. Please do not pay the real estate tax bill. Forward the bill onto your mortgage company for payment.

Jeanne Pettit 0 5 September 8, 2023

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According to the terms of the City’s contract with Rumpke, all collections shall occur on each Tuesday of the month.  The time of collections shall be made between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. unless the contractor has been given permission in advance and in writing by the Mayor. Permission is generally given in the heat of the summer, when collection may begin before 7:00 a.m. and during inclement weather, such as icy roads or dangerous conditions.

Collections do not occur on Christmas Day and New Years Day. If these holidays occur on a Tuesday, collections will be Wednesday.

Jeanne Pettit 0 11 September 8, 2023

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Contact the Campbell County Clerk's office at 859-292-3885 to ensure you go to the correct precinct.

Jeanne Pettit 0 6 September 8, 2023

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The questions “who maintains easement property?” is a bit too generic to have a simple answer.

The streets are located in “Public Rights of Way”. There is no clear title to that property, and it is available for adjoining property owners to gain access to their property. Utility companies can locate water/sewer/gas/telephone/and similar utilities. The City is responsible for the maintenance of the street paving if it is a dedicated/accepted street – if it is not pavement that has been accepted for maintenance then it is privately maintained. The Sanitation District is responsible for most storm sewer improvements. There are a considerable number of undeveloped rights of way (paper streets) in the City, and there is no entity responsible for the maintenance of undeveloped street rights of way. Yard areas in the right of way along dedicated streets are the responsibility of adjoining property owner to maintain. Dead trees in the ROW may be cut by the utility companies if they provide a danger to the overhead wires – the City may cut a tree if it falls on the roadway – however they will only cut it enough to restore traffic then the adjoining property owner is responsible for the remainder of the cleanup.

Dedicated Easements may have maintenance responsibility issues detailed in the easement document. Gas companies often keep their easement clear of trees and brush, and the sanitary sewer easements are often cut as well.

Jeanne Pettit 0 11 February 12, 2018

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Northern Kentucky Water District (859) 578-9898, 2835 Crescent Springs Pike, Erlanger, Ky. 41018.

Jeanne Pettit 0 8 September 8, 2023

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