The Cambridge City Town Council meets the second Monday of each month in the City Building. The meetings are open to the public.  

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2019 Leaf Collection

Leaf pick-up by town employees will begin Monday, October 21, 2019, and will run through December 6th, 2019. Any leaves put out after December 6th will be the responsibility of the property owner or renter. There will be no leaf pick up the week of November 4th, 2019.

See the full schedule and map here.

Cambridge City Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat will be October 31 from 6-8. The parade will begin at 5:15 at Central School, and then a costume judging contest will be at 5:30 at the fire station. 

Meeting Notes


- Lori Duran asked for council to help solve a cat problem on the O-100 blocks of East Church Street. A couple residents are feeding somewhere between 25-50 stray cats which are causing a lot of issues and destruction to personal property. Police Chief Roberts will be talking to the residents who are feeding the cats to make sure they are aware of the issues the cats are causing. 

- Greg Drennen was asked to be skipped this meeting and will present his discovery at the November meeting.

Old Business

- Approval to pass Ordinance 1-2019, the 2020 Budget.

- Brenda McLane-asked for an update on alcohol in the park for concerts and events. She brought Jim King-President of Main Street Organization with her to discuss further why serving alcohol at events would bring in a larger crowd from other areas. Council wants to research the idea further and agreed to form a “discussion committee” to help sort out and to further the discussion to get ideas together. The first meeting will be October 29th at 6:00 at Kings. 

- Another issue Brenda discussed with council are the number of blighted homes that are bringing down neighborhoods in the town and some appear to be unsafe structures. Doug Young will be meeting with town attorney Bob Bever to discuss and define by statute what seems to be unsafe or unfit for habitation, Doug has a list of 11 houses that could be classified as unsafe. Doug will advise council and Brenda what he finds out at the next council meeting.

- McLane discussed abandoned vehicles that are sitting along the roads, not moving and appear to be broke down. Police Chief Roberts wants calls when anyone notices vehicles appear broke down and haven’t been moved for days. Contact Roberts at the non-emergency number 478-1231 to report abandoned or broke down vehicles.

- Approved the 2020 fire contracts for Jackson Township and for Mt. Auburn with the new rate increase. As of this date, East Germantown has not signed their contract or called with any questions. 

New Business

- Approved to pay town employee Lonnie Morgan for the use of his personal excavator to clear the riverbanks.

- A motion to allow Tony Smith permission to plant trees at the old recycling area in the park. 

- Approval to close the alley between the Ministry Center and the back of the Cambridge City Christian Church for Trunk or Treat October 31st.

- Superintendent Doug Young is disappointed in the paving job on Foote Street and will be having a meeting with Milestone and the Engineering firm Choice One to discuss the issues. Young also advised Powell Paving resurfaced the basketball court in the park. It looks great, and the lines will be repainted before the park reopens in the spring. 

Cambridge City Drinking Water Quality Report

Cambridge City Water Works is pleased to present this year’s Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is designed to keep you informed about the quality of your drinking water over the past year. Our goal is to provide you, the customer, with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.

Cambridge City Town Council Meeting video available courtesy of Whitewater Community Television