The Better Business Bureau wants to warn the public about potential scammers going door to door in the area.
The people going door to door are claiming they are from Direct Energy and are trying to get a look at your energy bill to possibly get a better deal. The individuals are either by themselves or in a team of three. It’s been reported a few times that they have claimed they have a warrant to see your electric bill, which is not a thing. The BBB has received over a dozen complaints about the individuals and the tactics they are using.
If you are approached by these individuals, please call the police department at 513-761-1124.
The Village has aggregation programs for both gas and electric supply that all residents are automatically enrolled or chose to opt out , you do not need to show anyone your bill or give any personal information to be enrolled in the Village programs.
Please call Town Hall if you have any questions about these programs 513-761-1124.
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The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) offers a Customer Assistance
Program (CAP) to help low-income senior citizens pay their sewer bills. If you meet the
MSD CAP eligibility requirements, you will receive a 25% discount on your monthly sewer
charges. The estimated annual savings for a MSD senior customer is $120 (or more) per
year. Eligibility is based on age, income, and property ownership.
3 Easy Steps to Apply
1. Complete Application
2. Attach Documents
3. Submit to MSD
If you meet the MSD CAP eligibility requirements, you will receive a 25% discount on your monthly sewer
charges. Following approval, your 25% discount will be applied to the sewer charges beginning on the
next full billing cycle.
To be eligible for the MSD CAP you must:
• Be 65 years of age or older.
• Have an Ohio Adjusted Gross Income (OAGI) of no more than $32,800 for 2019. The income limit
applies to the combined income of you and your spouse.
• Own and live in the residence for which you are paying the MSD sewer bill.
Documentation is required to be submitted with the application.
• Proof of Age
• Proof of Income
MSD will notify you each year when it is time to renew your enrollment in the customer assistance program.
The Village is excited to announce Cristo Homes has purchased lots in the Westview Park Subdivision on Herbert Avenue. Construction of the first model home will begin in November. Examples of the types of homes are on display in the lobby at Town Hall. If interested, please contact Cristo Homes at 513-775-0570 or www.CristoHomes.com.
Hamilton County Battery Disposal Program
Hamilton County is currently running a program to help residents properly dispose of batteries for more information please visit their website.
Lockland Recycled 30 Tons in 2018!
Congratulations, Lockland residents! In 2018, we recycled 29.68 tons of metal, glass, plastic, and paper.
Residents saved resources, conserved energy, and reduced pollution by not sending these items to the
The recycling efforts in Lockland:
• Conserved enough energy to power every home in Lockland for one day.
• Reduced more air pollution than if every household in Lockland rode their bicycle to work
for one week.
• Saved 257 trees from being harvested.
On average, each household in Lockland recycled 37 pounds in 2018. That’s 2.48% of all the waste we
You Can Recycle:
- Glass bottles and jars
- Cans– remove lids/tips
- Bottles and Jugs
- Paper– break down cardboard
Want to stat recycling? Bring in recyclables to drop-offs at the Village parking lot on North Cooper Ave, or the public parking lot on the 100 block of Mill St.
Have a question about recycling? Call Hamilton County’s Recycling Hotline at 946-7766 or visit
HamiltonCountyRecycles.org. Love all things recycling? Follow Hamilton County Recycles on Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.
Because what we do matters.
A Message from Hamilton County Recycling:
Rumpke Recycling recently completed a very informative video with their Director of Recycling Steve Sargent discussing the State of Recycling and explaining that recycling has continued for Rumpke customers. You can access the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFDjCXm5utQ
Solid Waste Manager
Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District
Natural Gas Aggregation Program
Constellation Newenergy is the provider of natural gas in our aggregation program. You may use this information to access details of the program and enroll or opt out of the offer.
Toll free number: 877-885-4344
Delivery Period: June 2019-May 2022
Price: $0.396 per Ccf for the Locked-in Price with Flex Down Opportunity Rate
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is aggregation?
A: Local governments utilize aggregations programs to bring the community together for improved group purchasing power. The community benefits by receiving competitively-priced natural gas from retail natural gas supplier certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Q: How is my community able to chose a certified natural gas supplier on my behalf?
A: Residents voted to allow the community to negotiate on behalf of the community to contract a natural gas supplier on their behalf.
Q: How do I enroll?
A: Eligible residential or small business customers will be automatically enrolled.
Q: Who is eligible for the aggregation program?
A: Most residential and small business customers residing with the the community receiving natural gas from the local utility are eligible (local utilities include: Dominion East Ohio Gas, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, and Duke Energy of Ohio).
Q: Who is not eligible?
A: Residential and business customers who are not eligible for automatic enrollment in the program include:
- A customer that is not located within community boundaries
- Percentage of Income Payment Program (PIPP) customers
- A customer who is under contract with another natural gas provider
- A customer who has a special contract with the natural gas utility company
- Customers who are behind on the payments to the utility
- A mercantile customer that has not provided consent to join the program. “Mercantile customer” means a commercial or industrial customer if the natural gas consumed is for nonresidential use and the customer consumes more than 500 Mcf per year or is par of a national account involving multiple facilities in one or more states.
Q: Does it cost to enroll?
A: No. Constellation does not charge any enrollment or switching fees.
Q: When will I see my new rate?
A: Customers can expect to see the new rate one to two billing cycles following your enrollment in the program. Please note: supply rates do not include taxes, delivery service charges or other utility fees.
Q: Who will bill me for natural gas?
A: You will continue to receive one monthly bill from your local utility company, which will include Constellation’s commodity charges.
Q: Can I still have my payment automatically deducted from my checking account as I do now?
A: Yes, How you pay your natural gas bill will not change.
Q: Who is responsible for delivery of natural gas to my home of business?
A: Your local utility company will continue to deliver your natural gas to your home or business.
Q: Who do I call if I have a problem with my natural gas service?
A: To report service problems, a gas leak and for billing questions, contact your local utility company.
Q: What if I already have selected another supplier?
A: If you have already selected another supplier, your account will not be enrolled with Constellation. You will remain with the supplier you selected. If you wish to join the aggregation program, check the terms of your agreement for restrictions and early termination fees before contacting Constellation.
Q: Is there an early termination fee for leaving the program outside of the 21 day opt-out period?
A: No. There is no early termination fee.
Electric Aggregation Program
Time period: September 2017 through August 2020
Phone number: 888-995-0992
A Book About Lockand’s History
Lockland Ohio “A Thousand Memories In A Mile” By John Wesley Campbell
Available for Purchase!
The book may be purchased by mail (check or money order) for the grand total of $47.95 per copy (this includes postage) and payment may be sent to:
Overpeck, Ohio 45055-0176
Please be sure to clearly include your complete name and mailing address with your order!
If you prefer to use a credit card or bank account, payment made be made using Paypal.com. When directed to enter the recipients email address please use: LocklandHistory@aol.com followed by the amount ($47.95) and indicate that it is for “Goods or Services, there is no fee for you to use this service.
Hamilton County Head Start Program
Hamilton County Head Start is is now enrolling 3-4 year olds for their preschool program. For additional information please visit http://hcescheadstart.org/
Thru the Valley Project
Residents and businesses interested in staying informed about the possibility of Interstate 75 being widened and access/egress points improved, can now access updates on ODOT’s website.