At recent meetings of the Camden Council, members provided updates about the following:
- Council voted to join the Preble County Economic Development Partnership, following discussion with Partnership Director, Brenda Latanza, at a council meeting. Latanza was present to provide more information about the goals and mission of the Partnership and the benefits of joining the organization. The Partnership assists in the creation of jobs and business opportunities for citizens in Preble County and assists Preble County towns and villages evaluating local business opportunities and recruit businesses to their areas.
- Due to an increase in vandalism, Council voted to install upgraded security cameras and equipment at area parks. In addition, they voted to purchase and install a splash pad water feature at the Tylers-ville Community Park off north Main.
- Village Administrator updated Council on the construction of the new walking path (to be located in the grassy area between the fencing at edge of residential area and Route 127 from South Street to Camden Road. Bids are going out now for construction of the paved portions of the path, and will go out soon for the construction of the bridge needed to connect the two paved sections over a ravine. Construction should start soon on the paved areas with completion estimated by the end of the summer. Bridge construction timeline is unknown as of date of meeting.
- The Historical Marker, approved by the state of Ohio, for the Orchard Hill Cemetery on W. 732 will officially be dedicated in a 5:00 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, July 24th.
- Plans continue for the free U.S. Air Force Band of Flight – FLIGHT ONE community concert to be held on Saturday, July 24th at 6:00 p.m. Location will be announced soon.
- Debbie Mason, from the Camden Comeback Organization, was present at a recent meeting to update Council on the plans for the 2021 Black Walnut Festival. They are planning to have the regular features (parade, car show, entertainment, vendors, food, baking contest, royalty contest) and are also weill be bringing back or adding the kiddie tractor pull, haunted Camden Tour, town hall tours, a Saturday evening concert and a beer garden. Council voted to allow the group to use Lafayette and Bloomfield Streets as they have in the past, and the Town Hall, Shank Park and Bicentennial Park as needed.