2024 Annual Tax Rates

Posted on: September 18th, 2023 by Tina Williams

By October 31 of each year, the interest rate that will apply to overdue municipal income taxes during the next calendar year will be posted herein, as required by Ohio Revised Code Section 718.27(F).

The interest rate is calculated by adding five percentage points to the federal short-term rate (rounded to the nearest whole number percent) that was in effect during July of the current year, in accordance with ORC Section 718.27(A)(5), and it is applicable to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016.

Based on these requirements, the applicable interest rate is as follows:

Calendar Year Annual Rate Monthly Rate
2024 10.0% 0.833%
2023 7.0% 0.583%
2021-2022 5.0% 0.42%
2019-2020 7.0% 0.583%
2017-2018 6.0% 0.5%

Electric Aggregation – Next Steps?

Posted on: September 11th, 2023 by jhaddix

The South Lebanon City Council voted on September 7th, 2023, to enter into an electric aggregation agreement with Energy Harbor LLC to supply electric for the City’s first aggregation program. Energy Alliances, the City’s aggregation consultant, was able to negotiate a rate of 6.73¢ per kWh for the generation supply which is roughly 30% cheaper than Duke Energy’s default generation rate. For those residents that would like to play a roll in additional renewable energy, they can opt-in to a rate of 7.17¢ per kWh.

What are the next steps?

Energy Harbor will mail letters to eligible accounts the week of September 25th. The letter will have the City’s logo on the envelope and the letter.

If you receive a letter and want to be part of the program at 6.73¢ per kWh, you do not need to take any action and will be enrolled into the program when the opt-out window closes on October 16th. If you would like the 7.17¢ per kwh offer with the additional renewable energy component, then you need to call the number on the letter to opt-in.

Who will receive a letter?

Only accounts that fit the following criteria will receive a letter:

Residential Account:

  • Currently on Duke’s default generation supply. If you are currently with another supplier, you will not receive a letter.
  • Not on Duke’s Percentage of Income Plan (PIPP). This is not to be confused with Budget/Level billing. Those on Budget/level billing are still eligible.
  • Not a net metered account (aka, solar on your home)

Commercial Accounts:

Same criteria as residential accounts in addition too.

  • Commercial accounts that use less than 700,000 kWh annually.
  • Commercial accounts that are not listed as mercantile.

I do not fit the eligible criteria, what can I do?

If you are currently with another supplier and want to opt-in to the program, you can do so after September 25th. We suggest that you speak with your current supplier to understand if you have any termination fees before doing so.

Will anyone come to my door with the aggregation?

No one associated with the aggregation will ever come to your door and tell you that you need to sign up. If someone does come to your door and say they are with the aggregation, then they are misleading you.

To stay up to date on the latest electric aggregation information, feel free to visit, https://energyalliances.com/city-of-south-lebanon  or call Energy Alliances at 513-794-5555.

Regular City Council Meeting to be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

Posted on: September 8th, 2023 by Tina Williams

The South Lebanon City Council will hold their Regular Council Meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the South Lebanon Municipal Building, 10 N. High Street, South Lebanon, Ohio.  The download of the meeting agenda can be found HERE or click the link below for the council packet.

09.21.23 Council Meeting Packet
09.21.23 Council Meeting Packet
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FIre Hydrant Flushing

Posted on: September 7th, 2023 by jhaddix

The City Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants during the month of September.  Please be advised that you may experience a drop in water pressure, as well as some discoloration of the water during this process. If any discoloration appears in the water, please  let it run for a few minutes until it’s clear. If you have any questions, please call (513) 494-2296, Option 2.

Job Posting – Assistant City Administrator

Posted on: August 21st, 2023 by jhaddix

The City of South Lebanon is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Assistant City Administrator.

The successful candidate must have obtained an associate’s degree in administration or related field; plus one (1) to two (2) years related work experience (experience in utilities/public works operations preferred) with leadership experience or experience in a supervisory position; The successful candidate will be responsible primarily for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City Public Works Department including streets, public utilities (water, sanitary sewer, trash), City facilities, as well as other duties. Pay range for this position is $68,598-$96,033/year depending on qualifications. The complete job description may be viewed at www.southlebanonohio.org.

To download the application, click the link below. It is also available at:

South Lebanon Municipal Building,
10. High Street,
South Lebanon, OH 45065

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F or online at www.southlebanonohio.org

Application deadline September 29, 2023 or until filled.


Assistant City Administrator-SoLeb-Job Description 081823
Assistant City Administrator-SoLeb-Job Description 081823
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2022 South Lebanon Water Quality Report Available Online

Posted on: June 26th, 2023 by jboylan

The City of South Lebanon Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report(CCR)) for 2022 as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act is now available. Click here to view the CCR report. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the City at (513) 494-2296 or email at info@southlebanonohio.org .




Energy Aggregation Information

Posted on: June 12th, 2023 by jhaddix


On May 2, 2022, City of South Lebanon voters voted in favor of electric and natural gas aggregation, authorizing the City to form a governmental electric and natural gas aggregation program for the purchase of electricity on behalf of eligible* city residents and small businesses. Aggregation is the process by which the city would negotiate a bulk price on the electric and natural gas commodities for its residents and small businesses. Individual consumers would then decide if they wanted to opt-out of the negotiated price and continue to provide for their own electric or natural gas supplies. If approved by the voters, residents would see no change in their electric or gas services. Duke Energy would continue to carry, service, and bill for the service.

This is a completely voluntary program. Residents will be given the choice to opt-out of the program at any time, if they do not wish to participate.

Here is a tentative timeline of events leading up to the start of the aggregation programs. These dates are subject to change.

  • Public Meeting to Discuss Plan of Operations, Wednesday, June 21st, 12pm & 6pm @ City Hall in council chambers

  • Week of June7th – Aggregation Applicated Filed with Public Utilites Commission of Ohio (PUCO)

    • PUCO has 30 Days to Approve Application

  • Early August – Pricing request from suppliers and negotiation

  • September 7th – Pricing presented to Council

  • Mid-September – Opt-Out Materials Filed with PUCO

  • Mid-September – Opt-Out Letters mailed to Eligible* Accounts

  • Early October – 21 Day Opt-Out window closed

  • No later than November Meter Read Date – Accounts that do not opt-out are enrolled in program

  • No later than December Utility Bill – Aggregation rate / supplier reflected on bill

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Public Notice 3-7-2023

Posted on: April 12th, 2023 by jboylan

Consumer Notification HAA5 from 3rd Quarter 2021 posted 3-7-2023


Posted on: February 10th, 2023 by jhaddix

We’re headed your way with our HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP) mobile unit.

Across the street from South Lebanon Municipal Building on Wednesday from 9am-12pm

Feb. 15 and March 1, 15, and 29, 2023

The Home Energy Assistance Winter Crisis Program provides eligible Warren County residents assistance with a one-time payments with a disconnection, needing to establish new service, pay to transfer service, may assist with a Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) default, pay first PIPP or have 25% or less of bulk fuel/propane.

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program is available. THis is a one-time payment towards a disconnection, needing to establish new service or transfer of service of your water or wastewater bill.

Please check out the Warren County Community Services, Inc. (WCCS) website at www.wccsi.org to see where we will be. And what documentation is required to process an application.

To set up an appointment, call 513-970-6737 or online at https://wccs.itfrontdesk.com



New Online Utility Bill Payment Options Now Available!

Posted on: October 3rd, 2022 by jhaddix

NEW Online Payment Option

The City of South Lebanon is excited to announce that starting October 3, 2022, we will begin offering our utility customers an online option for utility payments. Acceptable payment methods include Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or electronic check. Payments can be made with no additional service fees.

Click HERE to pay your bill online and to sign-up for other billing features such as autopay, electronic billing, paperless bills, emails and/or text notifications. You can also pay by phone at (513) 494-2296, Option “1”.

NEW Utility Bill Statements and Due Date 

We have transitioned our utility bill from a postcard to a full page billing statement.  You should receive your statement during the first week of the month, starting with October, 2022.  Click HERE to see a sample of the new bill.  The new format allows us to provide more information to our customers including a  personalized history of water consumption and news regarding upcoming community events.

To give our customers more time to pay their bills, we have also changed the bill due date from the 15th of the month to the 22nd.

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