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I have been your Symmes Township Trustee for the past 12 years and am running for re-election on November 7th, 2017. I need your support and vote to continue to represent you in local matters. I am not a career politician but a retired engineer with a desire and commitment to be your public servant.

I strongly believe in the “Golden Rule – Treat others as you would like to be treated” and am greatly troubled by the lack of respect permeating our society today. If re-elected, I promise to continue to represent ALL RESIDENTS fairly, prioritize safety, plan for the long term, and spend your tax dollars conservatively.

My focus over the years has been to save money wherever and whenever I can. We have reduced taxes when possible, increased alternative funding through grants, matching funds and business sponsorships, and implemented gas and electricity aggregation all while maintaining our quality police, fire, EMS, and township road and park services.

This November will be an off year election, meaning no state or national office is being contested. Voter turnout will be light and every vote will really count. I need your vote on November 7th to continue to serve you in all Symmes Township matters.

 

 

 

 


 

Ken’s Biography

Originally from Northern Kentucky, Ken Bryant has lived in the Calumet Farm subdivision in Symmes Township for over 27 years. He has been a Symmes Township Trustee for the past 12 years and has recently filed to run for re-election on November 7th, 2017.

Ken graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and has completed an additional 2 years of post-graduate study in both personnel and project management. He is a 2017 Graduate of the Ohio Township Association’s Leadership Academy.

Ken and his wife, Jean, have been married for 47 years and enjoy being active in many community activities and charitable events. Ken's two adult children--Angela and Gregory-- and his granddaughter, Jordyn Bryant, are all graduates of Sycamore High School.

Ken has a wealth of business experience. Prior to his retirement from industry, he had a long and successful career both as a Manager and a Senior Staff Engineer with GE Aircraft Engines in both Evendale, Ohio and Lynn, Massachusetts. His 35 years of Engineering and Management experience included both Personnel and Program Leadership in both Product Design and Engine Systems Integration. During his industrial career, Ken successfully managed several multi-million dollar contracts and technical programs .

Ken states, “He absolutely loves the Ohio Township form of government. He feels it is an example of true “grassroots” governance. Trustees must meet and discuss township business in open session and the three Trustees must decide any issue by majority vote. These Trustees are your neighbors and are accessible on the street, in the grocery, or by telephone. Taxes cannot be raised by the Trustees without a levy being placed on the ballot and the Township Residents agreeing by majority vote. The State Legislature sets compensation rates for the elected officials and no one can vote a raise for themselves. The legislature clearly defines what a Township can and can’t do through the Ohio Revised Codes.”

Ken is an active member of the Montgomery Community Church and loves golf, volleyball, DIY projects and family travel. He can be reached at (513)489-1886 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 


 

 

 

 

 

Saving Taxpayer Dollars

Reduced Costs
$1,172,000.00 savings were re-negotiated on the Rozzi Park Property purchase price.
$900,000.00+ were saved by re-financing
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Jobs to the Township

Working with Hamilton County and the State of Ohio, Symmes Township created two Community Reinvestment Areas (CRAs) for the purpose of offering limited tax incentives to new businesses
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Safety and Infrastructure

Symmes Township created an improved water flow system in the Camp Dennison area by “looping” certain distribution legs to feed piping from both directions in case of a broken pipe.
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Planning for the Long Term

We developed a Township 10-year Master Plan in 2009 by forming an Ad Hoc Master Plan Committee consisting of residents throughout the Township.
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8690 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249
 

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Saved Taxpayer Money

Reduced Costs

$1,172,000.00 savings were re-negotiated on the Rozzi Park Property purchase price.
$900,000.00+ were saved by re-financing Home of the Brave park bonds in 2016.
The concept of combining all natural gas usage in the township and all electricity usage in the township to purchase those quantities in bulk from State certified suppliers has resulted in a total savings for our residents of more than $2,000,000.00 in the last 4 years alone. Residents are using these savings to purchase other necessities. The Township also saves money on its own buildings and passes along savings on our lighting districts to our taxpayers.

 

Pursued Grants and Alternative Funding

Received an OKI (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Regional Board of Governments) grant of $793,000.00 for sidewalks along the west side of Montgomery Rd. between I275 and the Warren County line and on the east side of Montgomery Rd. throughout the business districts. This grant paid 90% of the cost to construct the sidewalks.
Worked with Hamilton County to expand and improve Mason-Montgomery Rd. from Montgomery Road to Fields-Ertel. We added a sidewalk on the west side from Chapel Square to Montgomery Rd. for $17,500.00 (10% of the cost to construct).
Worked with Hamilton County and Loveland to improve the waterline along Union-Cemetery Rd from Lebanon Rd. to the Loveland Industrial Park. We added a sidewalk from Lebanon Rd. to the Royal Fields portion of Home of the Brave Park for $8000.00 (10% of the cost to construct).

 

Reduced taxes where possible

 The 7-year Road and Sidewalk levy has been reduced from 1.3 mils to 0.9 mils after my election to office and a 17 year cycle comprehensive plan has been published on the Township web site.
 The 5-year Park levy has been reduced over time from 1.42 mils to 1.30 mils and is currently renewed on a continuing basis at 1.0 mil while a comprehensive park master plan is being developed.

 


 

 

Brought Jobs to Symmes Township
 

Working with Hamilton and the State of Ohio, Symmes Township created two Community Reinvestment Areas (CRAs) for the purpose of offering limited tax incentives to new businesses moving into or current businesses growing and investing in Symmes Township. We currently have 6 township businesses participating in our CRAs. These businesses have brought or added over 1800 jobs to Symmes Township and invested nearly $34,000,000.00.

 


 

 

 Improved Safety and Infrastructure

 

Symmes Township created an improved water flow system in the Camp Dennison area by “looping” certain distribution legs to feed piping from both directions in case of a broken pipe. This resulted in improved fire safety.
Purchased at least one new Police Cruiser every year.
Purchased new ambulances, new pumpers and a new ladder truck according to a planned replacement schedule.
Installed a new sidewalk on the North side of Enyart Rd. from Montgomery Rd. past the Symmes branch of the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library to Symmes Elementary School at a full township cost of $25,000.00. This was to provide a safer path to schools and libraries and provide connectivity with neighborhoods along Montgomery Rd.
We have an unmanned speed-sensing trailer and recently added a new pole mounted speed sensor to use in neighborhoods as a deterrent to speeding. These units are dispatched upon request to the Township Administrator.
We require contractor plans for water retention or detention for all new construction going through the Township Zoning Board to keep from aggravating flooding issues.
I have proposed adding traffic signal pre-emption devices along key township roadways leading to the hospital to save response and transport time. We are searching for additional grants to pay for those devices.

 


 

 

Planned for the Long Term

 

 We developed a Township 10-year Master Plan in 2009 by forming an Ad Hoc Master Plan Committee consisting of residents throughout the Township. We held 2 public hearings and solicited input from the residents in our newsletter and on the web site before selecting a consulting firm to guide the plan development. The Master Plan will be reviewed and updated in 2018.
 A 17-year cycle Township Road and Sidewalk comprehensive plan has been completed, placed on the township website, and updated annually based on “wear and tear” of roads and sidewalk safety and connectivity priorities.
 The Township Emergency Plan was updated in 2016 and is due to be reviewed next again year.
 A comprehensive Park Master Plan has been initiated by township staff and a draft for review scheduled for 2018.
 We improved the Township web-site twice and are making it our prime communication device through future enhancements.