West Carrollton’s fall community Garage Sale Event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Please call (937) 847-4633 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, to have your address included on the city list.
A list of addresses will be printed here and posted in the Civic Center lobby by Thursday, Oct. 2.
Garage sale signs do not require a permit, but the signs may not be placed in the right-of-way, typically no closer than 10 feet from the curb. According to city regulations, in addition to the community-wide sale events, residents are permitted to have two additional garage sales per year. Residents are required to register those additional sales with the planning and building department. Call (937) 859-5184 for more information.
During the week after the Garage Sale Saturday, the service department will conduct Large-Item Trash Collection during October 6-10 on residents’ regular collection days.
The city will collect household items such as appliances, carpet, brush, metal, and lumber. Appliances should have the doors removed from the hinges. Carpet and brush should be cut in 3-4 ft. lengths and bundled. The city will not pick up contractor generated materials or remodeling materials. For more information about the bulk pick-up, call (937) 859-8280.
There are lots of homes for sale in the City of West Carrollton, but only one is for sale by the City of West Carrollton.
At 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, the city will host a walk-through of a recently-renovated home at 325 Applehill Drive. This is the first residence in a pilot program between the City and the Montgomery County Land Bank.
“This home was obtained through the Expedited Foreclosure Program,” said Tom Ross, economic development director. “It had been vacant for three years, but we determined that its condition warranted a closer look at the possibility of renovation versus demolition,” he said.
The city obtained a $50,000 loan from Montgomery County and selected Prestige Construction of Dayton as the contractor for renovations. After several interior and exterior improvements, the home will be listed for $129,900.
“The buyer of this house is basically getting a brand-new home,” Ross said.
Ross said the city’s goal is to increase property values in the neighborhood and to increase the number of owner-occupied residences as well.
“From an economic standpoint, all the stakeholders benefit from the improvement of this abandoned property,” said Michael Grauwelman, Land Bank Executive Director.
The Land Bank’s loan will be repaid at closing, and the funds will be put back to work, said Carolyn Rice, Land Bank Chair. “Our goal is to stabilize neighborhoods, and this pilot program is a sustainable approach that achieves the city’s and the Land Bank’s goals.
Ross said he hopes the pilot program will result in a profitable sale and a continuing partnership with the Land Bank. “We hope to use the profits from this sale and put them back into a similar renovation project in the city.”
For more information, contact Tom Ross at (937) 859-5184.
The second season of the city of West Carrollton’s Farmers Market located at 833 E. Central Ave., is now underway.
The market will continue through October 21 - open each Tuesday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The first Tuesday of each month will be designated as Food Truck Rally days.
Vendors who are signed up to participate during the season include:
Blairquist Speciality Meats, Covered Wagon Farm Market, Craig’s Pesto Hot Dogs, Downing Fruit Farm, El Meson Xpress Food Truck, Flour Power Wood Fired Pizza, Gypsy Chick Farm, Huffman’s Maple Syrup, Hunger Paynes Food Truck, Karolyn’s Gardens, Keiko’s Kettle Corn, McNasty’s Food Express, Mobile Coldstone, Rib-N-It Bar-B-Q, Raphael's Pizelles, Rice Family Harvest, The Shakery Juice Bar, Six Dog Bakery, Spring Valley Farm, Sweet Treats by Michelle, Tom’s Garden, 2 Cups of Coffee & Bakery.
The West Carrollton branch of the Dayton Metro Library will attend on the third Tuesday of each month offering free books and childrens' crafts. Each week, a raffle prize winner will be drawn at 5 p.m.
The market is located on a lot formerly occupied by a McDonald’s restaurant less than a ½ mile from the Exit 47 exit on I-75.
For more information, contact Erika Mattingly at (937) 847-4634 or e-mail email@example.com.