Minutes - 2015/10/06

10/06/2015 7:00 PM | Fred Yaeger

Oakley Community Council Meeting

Date: October 6, 2015, 7 PM

Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Dave Schaff, Chris Mucha, Chris Mengel, Kenny McNutt, Brian Ferry, Jason Wilcoxon

Trustees Not Present: Evan Nolan, Lisa Williams, Mike Bonomo, Jon Bernier, Tim Langmeyer

MEETING MINUTES

General:

·      Cincinnati Fire Department

o   September had 8 fire runs, and 142 EMS runs.

o   The time will change will happen this month. Make sure to change your batteries in your smoke detectors, and replace them if greater than 10 years old.

o   All City firehouses are open to the public this Sunday from 1-5pm.

·      District 2 Police Report – Officer Shawn Tarvin (Desk 513-979-4480, Email: shawn.tarvin@cincinnati-oh.gov)

o   Biggest problem in District 2 continues to be property crimes. All burglaries in September were solved. Majority of thefts are from Oakley Station retail section.

·      OCC Elections – Chris Mucha

o   Key dates for the upcoming OCC Board elections:

§  10/13: Deadline to be a member to run as a candidate.

§  11/6: Deadline to declare candidacy to the Nominating Committee (Dave Schaff, Chris Mucha, Evan Nolan).

§  11/23: Deadline to be a member to vote in the election. Deadline to request absentee ballot if needed. Absentee ballots can be requested via email to chris.mucha@oakleynow.com

§  11/30: Deadline to return absentee ballots

§  12/1: Election Night

·      Cincinnati Recreation Commission – Ellen Brewster

o   December 13 will be the last day the center is open before being closed for renovations.

o   Mini-camps are available for school age children. See Ellen at the center for details.

·      Oakley After Hours

o   Friday Oct 9 is the last Oakley After Hours of the year, from 6-10pm.

·      Cincinnati Honor Flight – Bill Mallard

o   October 25 event at 20th Century Theater from 2 – 7pm.

o   Live music and food available. 100% of ticket sales go to Honor Flight. Tickets are $25 in advance and available at 20th Century.

·      City of Cincinnati, Department of Transportation and Engineering – Matthew Andrews & Butch Gaut

o   Presentation of the new Metro bus hub in Oakley Station. Will have 4 stations. Routes 11, 4, 12X, 41 and 51 will stop at the station. Station will be located behind LA Fitness.

o   Planning to get bids for construction this winter, with construction to start in spring 2016.

·      Save Our Parks – Don Mooney

o   Encouraging residents not to vote for Issue 22.

·      Supporting the Parks Levy - Chris Watkins

o   Encouraging residents to vote YES for Issue 22. 25% of money raised will go towards maintenance of existing parks across the City. Provides sustainability to the Park Board budget and allows for adequate staffing and maintenance of our parks.

·      Brigid Kelly – Candidate for State Representative in Ohio’s 31st District

o   Election is in March 2016 in the Presidential primary.

o   Grew up in Norwood. Elected to Norwood City Council. Works for United Food and Commercial Workers Union.

o   Go to www.brigidkelly.com for more information.

·      Speaker for Judge Josh Berkowitz – Running for re-election for judge in Hamilton County

·      Shane Herzner – Running for judge in Hamilton County 910-2196

·      Craig Rozen

o   About one week left in the Releaf campaign, a free program to provide trees to residents in their front yards. Contact Urban.forestry@cincinnati-oh.gov if interested.

·      General: Gateway project to provide $30k for a revitalized streetscape by the railroad overpass on Madison. Work on the project will start in 2016.

·      General: There will be a flagpole dedication on 11/11/2015 for the installation of a new flagpole in the Oakley Esplanade.

·      Membership: 5 new members in September. Go to www.oakleynow.com to register as a member or renew your membership.

·      Zoning: Third draft of the redevelopment code will be released in early 2016. More discussion will happen at that point.

New Business:

·      The next OCC working meeting will be Thursday, October 15th at the Oakley Pub and Grill basement starting at 8pm.

8:04 PM – Motion to adjourn meeting is seconded and approved. Meeting ends.

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