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  • 09/17/2021 9:31 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    September 7th, 2021 7:00 PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com 

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

      513-533-2039

    Until otherwise noted, all Oakley Community Council Meetings will be conducted online, via the Zoom virtual conference tool. You can find full virtual/online meeting details on the homepage of our website, www.oakleynow.com.

    Minutes

    Call to Order

    Pledge of Allegiance

    Trustee Introductions

    • ·         Present: Colleen, Evan, Jason, Joe, Dan, Troy, Paige, Mallory, Kenny
    • ·         Absent: Jon, Sandy, Seth

    Community Partners:

    • ·         Cincinnati Fire Department – Lt Chris Bishop
    • o   N/A
    • ·         Cincinnati Police Department – Officer Barry
    • o   Crime stats consistent, no spikes
    • ·         CRC – Tim Heyl
    • o   JaLisa promoted, new director
    • o   Transitioning to after school programs
    • o   Had a “great” summer series of event
    • ·         Hyde Park Neighborhood School – Jill Sunderman
    • o   School back in session, going well
    • ·         Oakley Library – Chris Oaks
    • o   n/a

    Guests:

    • ·         Bill Frost, City Council Candidate
    • o   Charter committee endorsed
    • ·         Brian Garry, City Council Candidate
    • o   Independent
    • ·         Greg Landsman, City Council Candidate
    • o   Democratic committee endorsed
    • ·         John J. Williams, City Council Candidate
    • o   Charter committee endorsed

    COVID-19:

    • ·         OCC Update – Colleen Reynolds
    • o   November election day, register, vote
    • o   Will stay virtual for time being
    • o   Elections in December, anyone interested needs to attend required # meetings (3)

    Real Estate Development:

    • ·         3136 Madison Proposed dental office – Dr. Blomer (Hyde Park Pediatric Dentistry), Bill Baker (MSA Architects)
    • o   Project introduction – current parking lot site between Oakley Glass and Baba India
    • o   Initial drawings:
    • o  
    • o  
    • o   Probably looking at variances for:
    • §  Parking, front windows transparency, adherence to Urban Overlay District.  They will be getting more details and meeting with zoning team prior to October 2nd meeting.

    OCC Committees/Projects:

    • ·         FY22 NSP Funding – Joe [VOTE]
    • o    $7638 available
    • o   Recommended split:
    • § 
    • o   Motion: Joe – That we approve the NSP funding allocation as presented.
    • o   Seconded: Jason
    • o   Vote:  Yes - 9   No - 0  Abstain - 0  Absent - 3
    • ·         Affair on the Square Recap
    • o   Thank you to all the volunteers and those who braved the heat to support the event
    • o   Will review what did & didn’t work for future events     
    • ·         Beautification:
    • o   Oaktober Cleanup Announcement – Paige/Mallory
    • §  Saturday October 2nd, 9-11am
    • §  Motion: Mallory – permission to spend up to $500 for event signage and supplies
    • §  Seconded: Paige
    • §  Vote:  Yes - 9   No - 0   Abstain – 0  Absent - 3
    • o   2021 Light Up Oakley Holiday Lights Contest Announcement – Joe
    • §  Notice that we will be sponsoring this event once again, never too early to start planning
    • ·         Neighborhood Activation Funds Update – Joe
    • o   $10,000 made available from federal Pandemic relief funds
    • o   Application submitted, to be used for community events
    • o   Justification:
    • o  
    • ·         2020 Census Update
    • o   Redistricting level data released – Population, basic demographic splits
    • o   Net change 2010 -> 2020:  9,605 -> 12,566  Net change +30.72%
    • o   Our Neighborhood Statistical Assumption (NSA) are expanded in 2020 – Tract 54 was merged with tract 108 (formerly Madisonville) to create new 276 tract.
    • o  
    • o   Demographics change
    • o  
    • ·         City Density Proposal Overview
    • o   Moved to October meeting

    Approve Meeting Minutes

    • ·         July 6th
    • o   Motion: Joe
    • o   Seconded:
    • o   Vote:  Yes - 6   No - 0   Abstain – 3  Absent - 3
    • ·         August 3rd
    • o   Motion: Joe
    • o   Seconded:
    • o   Vote:  Yes -  8  No - 0   Abstain - 1  Absent - 3

    Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon

    • o   Motion: Jason –
    • o   Seconded:
    • o   Vote:  Yes - 9   No -  0  Abstain – 0  Absent - 3

    New Business:

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting – September 16th via ZOOM 

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, October 5th via Zoom

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 09/11/2021 8:38 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)


    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    August 3rd, 2021 7:00 PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com 

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

      513-533-2039

    Until otherwise noted, all Oakley Community Council Meetings will be conducted online, via the Zoom virtual conference tool. You can find full virtual/online meeting details on the homepage of our website, www.oakleynow.com.

    Minutes

    Call to Order

    Pledge of Allegiance

    Trustee Introductions

    • ·         Present: Colleen, Joe. Mallory, Seth, Dan, Sandy, Kenny, Troy, Jason, Paige
    • ·         Absent: Evan, Jon

    Community Partners:

    • ·         Cincinnati Fire Department – Eric DuHorn, Officer of the day
    • o   231 runs for month
    • o   Turn off stoves when leave, stay behind closed doors
    • o   Sign up for Smart 911
    • ·         Cincinnati Police Department – Officer Barry
    • o   Theft from auto consistent in commercial properties, extra patrols
    • ·         CRC – JaLisa Elkins
    • o   n/a
    • ·         Hyde Park Neighborhood School – Jill Sunderman
    • o   School starts 8/19
    • o   Ice cream social 8/17, 6-7pm
    • o   Expansion plan process, new gym & 8 classrooms
    • ·         Oakley Library – Chris Oaks
    • o   n/a

    Guests:

    • ·         Oakley Housing Inventory – Kira Palmer
    • o   Work completed, presented final draft of study

    COVID-19:

    • ·         OCC Update – Colleen Reynolds
    • o   Staying virtual – rec center not well equipped (small, poor circulation, bandwidth issue)

    Real Estate Development:

    • ·         Ridge Development – Jonathan Evans [Potential Vote]
    • o   Two businesses, Chipotle drive-thru, Aspen Dental Office
    • o   Needs variance to allow pick-up window on side vs. in rear.
    • o   Discussion about traffic issue on Ridge
    • §  DOTE will require center turn lane in front of development, with turn lanes at Alamo and Ibsen
    • o   Motion: Seth
    • §  “Motion to provide letter of support to approve a pick-up window to be located on the side of the building instead of the rear of the building, as required in section 1409-13 of the Cincinnati Zoning Code.”
    • o   Seconded: Dan
    • o   Vote:
    • §  Yes – 8
    • §  No – 1
    • §  Abstain – 1
    • §  Absent - 2

    OCC Committees:

    • ·         Zoning
    • o   Density ordinance. Intro info
    • §  Looking to remove size limit in specific zoning
    • o   Romana Proposal
    • §  In Urban Overlay District, different zoning from across the street
    • ·         Requires business on ground level
    • o   Parking Overlay District
    • §  Invite to next meeting?
    • ·         Events
    • o   Affair On the Square 8/28  3-8pm
    • §  Need volunteers

    Approve July 6th Meeting Minutes

    • ·         Moved to next meeting

    Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon

    • ·         Motion: Jason
    • ·         Seconded: Mallory
    • ·         Vote:
    • o   Yes – 10
    • o   No – 0
    • o   Abstain – 0
    • o   Absent - 2

    New Business:

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting – August 19th via ZOOM 

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, September 7th – TBD

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 09/11/2021 8:35 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)


    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    July 6th, 2021 7:00 PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com 

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

      513-533-2039

    Until otherwise noted, all Oakley Community Council Meetings will be conducted online, via the Zoom virtual conference tool. You can find full virtual/online meeting details on the homepage of our website, www.oakleynow.com.

    Minutes

    Call to Order

    Pledge of Allegiance

    Trustee Introductions

    • ·         Present: Colleen, Joe, Dan, Mallory, Evan, Seth, Troy, Jon
    • ·         Absent: Kenny, Sandy, Paige, Jason

    Community Partners:

    • ·         Cincinnati Fire Department – Jeff McDonough, Engine 31 Captain
    • o   Capt. McDonough new assignment
    • §  New recruit class, 70 people short, 4 vacant Captain positions
    • o   Temporary new contact: Lt Chris Bishop
    • §  Building Inspections restarting
    • ·         Cincinnati Police Department – Officer Christine Barry
    • o   Theft from autos down vs last month
    • ·         Flooding concerns:
    • o   Speaker Card, Ryan Schwallie, resident
    • §  Flooding at flood wall
    • o   Brandon Neely, Camberwell Flooding
    • ·         Issue with Brookstone Apartments runoff
    • o   Councilmember Kearney
    • §  Will work with residents
    • ·         CRC – Joe Berta
    • o   Campout/Movie night on the ballfields
    • o   Summer programs ongoing
    • ·         Hyde Park Neighborhood School – Jill Sunderman
    • o   n/a
    • ·         Oakley Library – Chris Oaks
    • o   n/a

    Guests:

    • ·         People Working Cooperatively – Connie Porter
    • o   Specialize in repair and assistance for low-income families
    • o   Renters & homeowners

    COVID-19:

    • ·         In-Person Meeting Return – Colleen Reynolds
    • o   Looking to move to in-person in August, looking into hybrid options

    Real Estate Development:

    • ·         Future Development at Madison & Romana – Matt Walker
    • o   Looking to build 9 units on former Yat Ka Mein restaurant site
    • o   To be owner-occupied
    • ·         Oakley Station Potential Project – Troy McAndrews
    • o   Rob Smyjunas (Vandercar holding)
    • o   Gauge interest in building with ice rinks in Oakley Station), use TIF $$ ?, non-profit?
    • o   Joe – is there enough demand?
    • ·         Hyde Park Avenue House Extension – Colleen Reynolds
    • o   Discussion f what OCC role is/should be on such requests (zoning variances for residential improvements)
    • o   Getting OCC approval allows homeowners to expedite process
    • o   Option of “no-hearing” zoning

    SPEAKER CARDS:

    • ·         Lynn Hailey – Wasson Development
    • o   Concern about size of development, traffic issues, water runoff
    • o   Out of OCC jurisdiction, limited options
    • o   OCC will send concerns to developer, request city look into traffic & water studies.

    OCC Committees:

    • ·         Major Events Update – Joe Groh & Jon Bernier
    • o   Affair on The Square
    • o   Carryout food & picnic on square, 3 music acts
    • ·         Oakley Cleanup Recap – Joe Groh
    • o   Great success, 54 volunteers, close to 300 pounds collected
    • o   Want to do a Fall event as well
    • ·         Wayfinding Signage – Joe Groh
    • o   DOTE has approval to move forward, will be meeting with them over the next several weeks
    • o   Oakley Guide app

    Approve June 1st Meeting Minutes

    • ·         Motion: Joe
    • ·         Seconded: Mallory
    • ·         Vote:
    • o   Yes – 6
    • o   No – 0
    • o   Abstain – 2
    • o   Absent - 4

    Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon

    • ·         Brought to next meeting

    New Business:

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting – Cancelled

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, August 3rd – Hope to have IN PERSON

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 07/08/2021 3:51 PM | Joe Groh (Administrator)


    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    June 1st, 2021 7:00 PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com 

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

      513-533-2039

    Until otherwise noted, all Oakley Community Council Meetings will be conducted online, via the Zoom virtual conference tool. You can find full virtual/online meeting details on the homepage of our website, www.oakleynow.com.

    AGENDA

    Call to Order

    Pledge of Allegiance

    Trustee Attendance

    • Here: Evan, Joe, Dan, Troy, Jon, Paige, Kenny, Jason, Mallory, Seth
    • Absent: Colleen, Sandy
    • Evan, VP, ran the meeting Colleen’s absence

    Community Partners:

    • Cincinnati Fire Department – Jeff McDonough, Engine 31 Captain
    • o   n/a
    • Cincinnati Police Department – Officer Barry
    • o   Property theft down from last year.
    • o   Shoplifting and theft from autos up
    • ·         CRC – JaLisa Elkins
    • o   n/a

    Requests:

    • Annual Funding Request for 4th of July Ault Park Fireworks ($500) – Evan Nolan
    • o   Motion:  Seth                    
    • o   Seconded: Mallory
    • o   Yes -    9
    • o   No - 1
    • o   Abstain - 2

    Real Estate Development:

    • Evans Engineering – Jonathan Evans
    • o   Informational briefing, potential development on Ridge
    • o   Looking to build new building, 3 retail spaces, drive-through
    • o   Will be back at later meeting with more detailed request and approvals

    OCC Committees

    • Major Events Update – Joe Groh
    • o   Discussed community responses
    • o   Discussed potential dates, pick August 28th
    • §  Motion to approve up to $5000 for special event by :   Jon                   
    • §  Seconded: Paige
    • §  Yes - 10
    • §  No - 0
    • §  Abstain – 2
    • Oakley Cleanup – Joe Groh
    • o   June 26th, 8:30-noon

    Miscellaneous Announcements:

    • Metro Service Update – Joe Groh           
    • o   Rt 11 Madison Rd – 24 hours now
    • o   Rt 51 Crosstown – 24 hours now
    • o   Others servicing Oakley getting extended weekend hours, higher frequency

    Approve May 20th Meeting Minutes

    • ·         Motion:     Joe                 
    • ·         Seconded: Paige
    • ·         Yes - 7
    • ·         No - 0
    • ·         Abstain - 5

    Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon

    • ·         Motion:       Jason               
    • ·         Seconded: Joe
    • ·         Yes - 10
    • ·         No - 0
    • ·         Abstain - 2

    New Business:

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting is on Thursday, June 17th – VIRTUAL

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, July 6th – VIRTUAL

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 06/07/2021 8:34 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)


    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    May 20th, 2021 7:00 PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com 

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

      513-533-2039

    Until otherwise noted, all Oakley Community Council Meetings will be conducted online, via the Zoom virtual conference tool. You can find full virtual/online meeting details on the homepage of our website, www.oakleynow.com.

    Minutes

    Board Attendance:

    • ·         Present: Colleen, Evan. Joe, Dan, Sandy, Mallory, Paige, Troy (late – 7:10), Seth (late – 7:30)
    • ·         Missing: Jon, Jason, Kenny

    Approve May 4th Meeting Minutes

    • ·         Motion – Joe
    • ·         Seconded: Paige
    • ·         Vote: 7 Yes, 0 No, 2 Abstain (joined late)

    Guests:

    • ·         Oakley Housing Inventory Update – Kira Palmer
    • o   Update on project scope, design
    • o   Uses Census tracts/SNA boundaries; not community council boundaries
    • o   Looking to adjust the groupings of AMI breakout, to be more consistent with HUD reporting.
    • o   Will have final report to present at July Meeting

    Discussion:

    • ·         2021 Events – Colleen Reynolds
    • o   Joe shared initial survey results
    • o   Restrictions getting lifted 2 June
    • o   Dan – put in 4/5 events for special events insurance coverage
    • o   Colleen will work with Jon before next meeting on options
    • ·         Committee Updates – If Needed
    • o   NBDIP Update – Joe Groh
    • §  Presentations on 5/25 and 5/26
    • o   Community Cleanup – Joe Groh
    • §  Planning meeting on 5/28

    New Business:

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, June 1st – VIRTUAL

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting is on Thursday, June 17th – VIRTUAL

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 05/25/2021 8:56 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)


    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    May 4th, 2021 7:00 PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com 

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

      513-533-2039

    Until otherwise noted, all Oakley Community Council Meetings will be conducted online, via the Zoom virtual conference tool. You can find full virtual/online meeting details on the homepage of our website, www.oakleynow.com.

    MINUTES

    Call to Order

    Pledge of Allegiance

    Trustee Introductions

    • ·         Present: Colleen, Evan, Jason, Joe, Dan, Paige, Mallory, Jon, Seth, Kenny, Sandy, Troy
    • ·         Absent: None

    Community Partners:

    • ·         Cincinnati Fire Department – Jeff McDonough, Engine 31 Captain
    • o   n/a
    • ·         Cincinnati Police Department – Officer Butler
    • o   Most incidents down from previous 28 days, exception is theft from autos
    • ·         CRC – JaLisa Elkins
    • o   New summer activities:
    • §  Outdoor fitness & Yoga classes
    • §  Youth and adult fitness (Cincy Movement)
    • §  Mini-coding camps for kids (IDAP Academy)
    • §  Neighborhood campout (last weekend in July)
    • §  May 24th – Hoxworth Blood drive
    • ·         Hyde Park Neighborhood School – Jill Sunderman     
    • o   Scholl year winding down
    • o   Summer scholars program – June 2nd -  June 30th (k-6)
    • ·         Oakley Library – Chris Oaks
    • o   n/a

    Guests:

    • ·         Last Mile Food Rescue – Olivia Cook
    • o   Non-profit that works to redistribute unused food from restaurants
    • o   Volunteer driver/pickup driven
    • o   Deliver to registered non-profits

    Real Estate Development:

    • ·         RP McMurphys – George Dyer & Dave Schaff (VOTE)
    • o   MOTION=  Motion to support RP McMurphys request for zoning relief to allow 2 Conditional Uses related to outdoor area as detailed in Cincinnati municipal code Section 1419-21 (e & g) with the following conditions:
    • o   Amplified sound played through speakers only be permitted between 10 AM and midnight on Friday and Saturday at 10 AM and 10 PM on all other days
    • o   The outdoor area may be open no later than midnight Sunday through Thursday and 2 AM Friday and Saturday
    • ·         Motion: Jon
    • ·         Seconded: Troy
    • ·         Vote:  Yes: 10    No: 0   Abstain: 2

    OCC Committees:

    • ·         Beautification:
    • o   Landscaping Funding – Sandy Gross (VOTE)
    • §  Motion: Sandy – Approve contract for Native Roots to maintain the tree wells $2695
    • §  Seconded: Joe
    • §  Vote: Yes: 12    No: 0   Abstain: 0
    • o   Community Gardens
    • §  Decided to slow down & do planning now for next year
    • o   Cleanup Event
    • §  Will coordinate with team and business partners
    • ·         2021 Events Discussion – Colleen Reynolds & Jon Bernier
    • o   Discussed several options
    • o   Will do a poll to gauge interest
    • o   Discuss at next third Thursday

    Approve April 15th Meeting Minutes

    • ·         Motion: Dan
    • ·         Seconded: Joe
    • ·         Vote: Yes: 10    No: 0   Abstain: 2

    Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon

    • ·         Motion: Jason
    • ·         Seconded: Paige
    • ·         Vote: Yes: 11    No: 0   Abstain: 1

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 05/10/2021 12:40 PM | Joe Groh (Administrator)


    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    April 15th, 2021 7:00 PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com 

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

      513-533-2039

    Until otherwise noted, all Oakley Community Council Meetings will be conducted online, via the Zoom virtual conference tool. You can find full virtual/online meeting details on the homepage of our website, www.oakleynow.com.

    Minutes

    Attendance:

    • Present: Colleen, Joe, Dan, Mallory, Kenny, Seth, Jon, Sandy, Paige, Troy
    • Missing: Jason, Evan

    Approve April 6th Meeting Minutes

    • Motion:
    • Seconded:
    • Vote:   Yes   9     No  0    Abstain  1   Absent 2

    Welcome Newest Trustee: Mallory Dodd

    April 6th Follow Ups:

    • Biggby Coffee Variances – Potential Vote Per 4/6 Discussion
    • o   Seth: Motion to support the request for variances for the Biggy Coffee project on Barrow Avenue as follows:
    • §  1. A Conditional Use request to allow a drive through to be located on a corner lot
    • §  2. Approve a Special Exception to allow the building to be constructed at the proposed site location which does not meet the Building Placement requirement of being constructed at the corner.
    • §  3. Approval of a Special Exception to reduce the required ground floor transparency requirements from 80% on the south elevation and 30% on the west and east elevations.
    • o   Seconded: Joe
    • o   Vote:    Yes 8  No  0  Abstain 2  Absent 2
    • ·         Rookwood Place II
    • o   Seth: Motion to support Rookwood Place LLC’s request for variances for the property located at 3908 Edwards Road as follows:
    • §  1407-07 - Front Yard Setbacks
    • ·         12’6 Proposed in lieu of 24’ Required – 11’6 Variance
    • ·         (20’ base, +2’ per 10’ Bldg Ht over 25’)
    • §  1407-07 - Rear Yard Setbacks
    • ·         [#5 & #6]
    • ·         17’ Proposed in lieu of 26’ Required – 9’ Variance
    • ·         (20’ base, +3’ per 10’ Bldg Ht over 25’)
    • §  1407-07 - Rear Yard Setbacks
    • ·         [#1 - #4, #7]
    • ·         2’ Proposed in lieu of 26’ Required – 24’ Variance
    • ·         (20’ base, +3’ per 10’ Bldg Ht over 25’)
    • §  1423-13 - Buffer Yard
    • ·         Special Exception – Proposed 6’ Fence + 3’w Planting
    • ·         (in lieu of 10’ Yard required), along Subdivision East PL.
    • §  1407-07 - Max Gross FAR
    • ·         Proposed increase to 1.92 Max in lieu of 0.6 FAR Max
    • §  1407-07 - Side Yard Setback
    • ·         [N. Prop Line #4 only]
    • ·         7’9 Proposed in lieu of 9’ Required – 1’3 Variance
    • ·         (5’ base, +2’ per 10’ Bldg Ht over 25’, to 10’ max)32 Variance
    • o   Seconded: Joe
    • o   Vote:    Yes 8  No  0  Abstain 2  Absent 2

    Projects:

    • CRC Great American Cleanup
    • o   4/24/2021 10am-2pm Oakley Rec Center
    • Beautification Projects
    • o   Tree Wells – Potential Vote
    • o   Discussion about vendor options, use of pesticides.
    • o   Sandy, Beautification chair, opted to push vote to 4 May, 2021 to allow further discussion with vendors

    Discussion:

    • 2021 Events – Colleen Reynolds
    • o   Discussion about potential to plan an event(s) for upcoming events
    • o   City issuing permits? Yes, upon review & latest restriction guidelines
    • o   Think about options, will discuss further at May 4th meeting
    • §  Would have to have decision made in May to allow ample time for permits, tents, etc., most likely.
    • ·         Committee Updates – If Needed
    • o   Ferdinand sale – letter sent; water works has concern about lines in area; likely not be allowed to build there.
    • o   Parking Overlay – city looking for community interest in exploring possibility
    • §  Colleen to send letter expressing interest
    • o   Recognition for local accomplishments options

    New Business:

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, May 4th – VIRTUAL

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting is on Thursday, May 20th – VIRTUAL

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 04/16/2021 9:57 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)


    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    April 6th, 2021 7:00 PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com 

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

      513-533-2039

    Until otherwise noted, all Oakley Community Council Meetings will be conducted online, via the Zoom virtual conference tool. You can find full virtual/online meeting details on the homepage of our website, www.oakleynow.com.

    Minutes

    Call to Order

    Pledge of Allegiance

    Trustee Introductions

    • Present: Colleen, Evan, Jason, Joe, Dan, Seth, Kenny, Paige, Jon
    • Absent: Sandy, Troy

    Community Partners:

    • Cincinnati Fire Department – Jeff McDonough, Engine 31 Captain
      • n/a
    • Cincinnati Police Department – Officer Christine Barry
      • Most incidents down from last month with the exception of theft from autos, whch was up slightly
    • CRC – JaLisa Elkins
      • Summer Camp – already full; same COVID limitations
      • Pool – will be doing swim team & junior life card
        • Has wifi, so will be able to reserve space at pool, check in
        • Same reservation policies as last summer
        • Swim lessons will be on Saturday
      • Outdoor fitness classes, IDAP STEM classes, Abracadoodle art class, neighborhood campout events being planned for the summer
    •  Hyde Park Neighborhood School – Jill Sunderman
      • Principal
      • Thanked OCC for contribution for picnic benches
      • Back in full time in-person
      • Summer Scholar Program June 2 – June 30
    • Oakley Library – Chris Oaks - n/a

    City of Cincinnati:

    • Councilmember Betsy Sundermann
    • Talked about the three issues/charter amendments on the May ballot:
    • Issue 1 – Corruption based, ability to hire special prosecutor
    • Issue 2 – Ability to remove indicted members
    • Issue 3 – Affordable Housing Amendment
    • American Relief Fund
    • FY budget cycle

    Guests:

    • Hamilton County DD Services – Ryan Braun & Diana Mairose
      • Mission & Vision: Promote/support those with developmental disabilities
      • Diana lives in Oakley (21 years) and is program advocate
        • Chose Oakley because of bus, walkability, shopping & library
        • Can help with anyone in the community with disability needs
        • Safety issue – red car parked long time in Mio’s lot
        • Paxton & Isabella – traffic light hard to see
    • Harman Najoli – Candidate for Mayor -  n/a
    • Brian Gary – Candidate for Cincinnati City Council - n/a
    • Jaime Castle – Candidate for Cincinnati City Council
      • Mt Washington resident
      • Works for CPS, education background
      • Family, Children, education focus. People first.

    Real Estate Development:

    • Biggby Coffee Presentation – Anne McBride, Mark Ayer 
      • Want to build drive thru coffee shop on site at Ridge, Alamo, and Mill Ridge
      • Asking for variances, conditional use
      • Vote tabled until 4/16/2021 so that they can have specific variance wording/requirements
      • Concerns about traffic, specifically for south bound Ridge (no left turn allowed to Alamo)
      • Trip generation analysis OK’d by DOTE
      • Consolidated Site review done, wanted more landscaping
    • 3800 Ferdinand Land Sale – Seth Shaifer 
    • Sunset Properties looking to purchase city land at 3800 Ferdinand
      • Is part of the walkway between Celeron & Ferdinand
      • Concerns about buyer not keeping the walkway.
      • Motion by Evan, seconded by Dan.  All approved: Consensus of board is to draft letter of No Objection with condition that buyer will maintain the walkway; Seth, Colleen, Joe will draft letter to city

    OCC Committees:

    • Landscaping Funding – Beautification Committee 
      • Tabled until 4/15 since Chairman not present
    • American Rescue Act Opportunity – Colleen Reynolds 
      • Two projects we’d like to promote – Rec Center ($2m), Tunnel project ($500k - $1m)
      • Colleen & Joe will draft letters to be shared with city council

    Approve March Meeting Minutes, March 18th Meeting Minutes, and Financial Report

    • Motion to approve: Paige
    • Seconded: Jason
    • Yes - 10    No - 0    Abstain - 1

    New Business:

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting is on Thursday, April 15th – VIRTUAL

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, May 5th – VIRTUAL

    Board Vacancy:

    • Candidate Remarks Followed By Board Executive Session – Colleen Reynolds 
    • Each candidate had a couple minutes to introduce themselves.
    • Board then convened Executive Session to discuss candidates and take a vote.
    • Mallory Dodd was selected.

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 04/10/2021 10:11 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)


    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    March 18th, 2021 7:00 PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com 

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

      513-533-2039

    Until otherwise noted, all Oakley Community Council Meetings will be conducted online, via the Zoom virtual conference tool. You can find full virtual/online meeting details on the homepage of our website, www.oakleynow.com.

    Minutes

    Attendance:

    • Present - Jason, Joe, Colleen, Kenny, Dan, Paige, Sandy, Troy, Jon, Evan
    • ·Absent - Seth

    Approve March 2nd Meeting Minutes

    • Motion: Joe
    • Seconded: Paige
    • Vote: 10 yes, 1 abstain

    Guests:

    • OGGO Opportunity presentation– Michael Palmer, Dustin Grutza
      • Ride Share company, electric vehicles
    • o   OTR/Downtown services pre-covid, provide ride share in entertainment areas
    • o   Offer brand marketing opportunities thru vehicle wraps, app, in vehicle video
    • o   Possible coverage area could include Oakley, Hyde Park, Rookwood
    • o   Costs offset by rider fees and sponsor/corporate contracts
    • o   Discussion about feasibility for our area, need to coordinate with other communities
    • o   Business committee will discuss further, no decision made

    Projects:

    • ·         NBDIP Pre Application Update – Joe Groh
    • o   Pre-application be submitted this week
    • o   Will need to work on the detailed application over next several weeks
    • §  Seasonal banners? Mix of Oakey banners all year, with rotation of seasonal?
    • ·         HPNS Picnic Benches – Jason Wilcoxon
    • o   Would allow more activity outside
    • o   HPNS reached out asking for help
    • o   Discussion about if this something OCC should do – there is precedent
    • o   MOTION: Troy – Motion that we provide up to $1400 to sponsor 6 tables
    • §  Seconded - Jason
    • §  Vote:  Yes -   8   No - 2
    • ·         Beautification – Joe Groh, Sandy Gross
    • o   Need to be thinking about local beautification projects – H&R Block/Nextdoor grants
    • ·         OCC Apps Demonstration (1 of 2) – Joe Groh
    • o   Demonstration of Board Communications app, designed for internal board communications, committee/project tasks, and streamlining process of updates and building agendas.

    Discussion:

    • ·         2021 Events – Colleen Reynolds – tabled for now.

    New Business:

    • ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, April 6th – VIRTUAL
    • ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting is on Thursday, April 15th – VIRTUAL

    Executive Session:

    • ·         Election Candidate discussion

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 03/27/2021 10:48 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)


    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    March 2nd, 2021 7:00 PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com 

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

      513-533-2039

    Until otherwise noted, all Oakley Community Council Meetings will be conducted online, via the Zoom virtual conference tool. You can find full virtual/online meeting details on the homepage of our website, www.oakleynow.com.

    Minutes

    Call to Order

    Pledge of Allegiance

    Attendance:

    • ·         Colleen, Evan, Jason, Joe, Kenny, Sandy, Seth, Dan, Sandy
    • ·         Absent: Paige, Jon

    Guests:

    • ·         Cincinnati Fire Department – Jeff McDonough, Engine 31 Captain
    • o   n/a
    • ·         Cincinnati Police Department – Officer Brown, Lt Seta
    • o   Lt Seta – responsible for all neighborhood liaison officers
    • o   Officer Brown – slight uptick in breaking & Entering (3); other thefts down from previous 28 days
    • ·         CRC – JaLisa Elkins
    • o   n/a

    Guest:

    • ·         Gavi Bertrup – Candidate for Mayor
    • o   PhD Physics, small business owner, Gabby Giffords policy advisor

    COVID-19:

    • ·         OCC Updates – Colleen Reynolds

    Real Estate Development:

    • ·         Three Oaks Subdivision at Planning Commission – FYI
    • o   On Planning Commission agenda 3/5
    • ·         Mike Copfer – Graphite Oakley/Hills Properties update
    • o   Purchase finalized
    • o   Plan approved
    • o   More brick, site construction & demo
    • o   Start build in July

    Miscellaneous Announcements:

    • ·         NBDIP Pre Application Update – Joe Groh [VOTE]
    • o   Three suggested projects:
    • §  Tree Well Grates
    • §  Lamp Post Banners
    • §  Allston Streetscape
    • o   Poll taken to determine top choice – Lamp Post Banners top choice
    • ·         Board Vacancy Process – Colleen Reynolds
    • o   Anyone interested in running should fill out Applicant form
    • o   Link
    • ·         OCC at Cincinnati City Hall – Colleen Reynolds
    • o   Will give our presentation March 15
    • ·         Business District Expansion Update – Joe Groh
    • o   Reviewed the updated Oakley North expansion and Oakley South node
    • o   Map Link

    Speaker Cards

    • ·         Solarize Cincy – Anthony Isaacs
    • o   Solarize Cincy Co-op
    • o   Link

    Approve February 18th Meeting Minutes

    • ·         Motion: Joe
    • ·         Seconded: Seth
    • ·         Vote: Yes 10, absent - 2

    Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon

    • ·         Motion: Jason
    • ·         Seconded: evan
    • ·         Vote: Yes 10, absent - 2

    New Business:

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, April 6th – VIRTUAL

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting is on Thursday, April 15th – VIRTUAL

    Adjourn Meeting


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