Oakley Community Council Meeting
Date: September 5, 2017, 7 PM Oakley Community Center
Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon, Jes Overley, Chris Mengel, Colleen Reynolds, Chris Mucha, Stacy Lehman, Kenny McNutt, Dave Schaff, Jon Bernier
Trustees Not Present: Evan Nolan, Tim Langmeyer
City Hotline-591-6000; Cincinnati District 2 Police Non-Emergency – 949-4400Fix it Cincy! Mobile App
Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31 Lt. Jerome – 31 fire runs. 165 EMS runs.
Fire prevention week beginning of October. Theme is “Every second counts, has two ways out.”
Cincinnati Police Department Report – District 2: Shawn Tarvin CPD - Phone 979-4480 –
Robbery at the UDF. But, almost all offenses down over the three-month average.
Cincinnati City Council Member – PG Sittenfeld – His dog is named Oakey. Spoke about seniors, and heroin epidemic. Focused on pedestrian safety – set aside $500,000 for pedestrian safety.
Candidate for Hamilton County Judge – Darlene Rogers – rogersforjudge.com Started at GM, and went back to school to become a teacher. Later went to law school and became a public defender. Concrete heroin solutions – jail is overcrowded.
Candidate for City of Cincinnati City Council – Seth Maney - Has served in OTR Community Council. Works in real estate. Running specifically to focus on budget. Sethmaney.com
Candidate for City of Cincinnati City Council – Derek Bauman – Lives in OTR. Started as a police officer. Public Safety is a key focus for Derek.
Candidate for City of Cincinnati City Council – Erica Black-Johnson – running as an independent. Wants to bring the focus of government back on the people, not the political parties. Core issues: budget, jobs, housing, transportation, crime and safety.
Candidate for City of Cincinnati City Council – Henry Frondorf – henryfrondorf.com - wants to focus on neighborhoods.
EastSide Candidates night on October 13th (tentative) at Crossroads.
OCC Election – Conducted at the December 5th meeting. Nominating committee: Jes Overley, Dave Schaff, and Kenny McNutt.
-Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee – Jes Overley, Chris Mengel, Chris Mucha, Jason Wilcoxon - First meeting was 9/5. The kickoff meeting for the community is 11/14 at 6:30PM.
-Business – Kenny McNutt & Jon Bernier -no updates
-Oakley After Hours – Jon Bernier & Dave Schaff - doing a thank you for the OAH sponsors.
-City Hall Liaison – Chris Mengel, Evan Nolan, Colleen Reynolds, & Tim Langmeyer – Fortis is under contract to sell the 5/3 property to the developers of the townhomes on Markbriet off the square. Renovation on Alston, office and shop space, bar zoning was denied.
Great American Cleanup Recap- Wasson Way and the pedestrian bridge main focus. 27 bags of trash collected.
NYE Proposal – 7pm-9pm on NYE in the esplanade. Total budget request $3500. Motion to approve up to $3500 to fund NYE event. Motion by Colleen Reynolds and seconded by Dave Schaff. Approved unanimously.City of Cincinnati Citizen Complaint Authority – Kim Neal – CCA Director http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/ccia/ email@example.com Discuss police and community relations.
City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering -Bill Shefcik – Supervising Structural Engineer- Marburg Ave Bridge Project. Bridge to open September 16th. Railing design will have both Oakley and Hyde Park.
3977 Marburg Ave LTD – Bill Gruber – Potential Building Project – will be back in October for formal presentation and take questions at that time.
Cincinnati Water Works – Jon Hunseder - Will be attending OCC meetings to answer questions from residents.
Table approval of August 17th Meeting Minutes.
Approve August Financial Report: Motion to approve by Jes Overley, seconded by Jason Wilcoxon. Approved unanimously.
Neighborhood Support Program (NSP)/Neighborhood Business District Support
Fund (NBDSF) Community vote for both.
NBDSF – 31 for, 2 against.
NSP – 31 for, 2 against.
Casey Gries - Visionary and Voices is moving into the old Blue Manatee space. It will be an educational space. Opening in mid-October.
- Third Thursday meeting on September 21st. Oakley Pub and Grill Basement. (may be rescheduled)
- Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, October 3rd.
- OCC planning meeting. Date and time TBD. Will publish on website and Facebook page.
Motion to adjourn meeting at 8:59PM by Jes Overley and seconded by Colleen Reynolds. Meeting Ends.