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  • 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


  • 03/04/2021 11:11 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)


    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    February 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, Seth, Evan (joined late)
    • Absent - n/a

    Approve February 2nd Meeting Minutes

    • Motion: Joe
    • Seconded: Paige
    • Vote: 8 yes, 3 abstain

    Discussion:

    • Board Vacancy Process – Colleen Reynolds
    • o   4 individuals interested in vacant position
    • o   Discussed options for electing/selecting new person
    • o   Decision:
      • §  Have candidates supply bio
      • §  Talk with officers
      • §  Vote at first Tuesday meeting April
    • City of Cincinnati Communications – Colleen Reynolds & Joe Groh
    • o   Invited to present at City Council Neighborhoods Committee (tentatively 1 March)
    • o   Review & discuss our presentation of who we are, our accomplishments, and wants/needs
    • o   Board asked to provide their top 10 issues/wants/needs/etal via Google Form to be be shared.
    • NBDIP – Joe Groh
    • o   Board and residents can learn about the NBDIP process, submit project ideas, and review/comment on proposed projects here:
    • o   Current projects listed are the two that did not get selected as top priority in the fall:
      • §  Tree Well Grates
      • §  Allston Streetscape Design Study
    • o   Submit any new potential projects prior to the march 2nd meeting, when we will have t select main option(s) so we need to have initial draft application submitted by March 11
    • ·         Potential Business District Expansion – Joe Groh
    • o    CNBDU accepting requests to either expand an existing business district, or add a new business “node”
    • §  Expand – must be contiguous to existing business district
    • §  Node – not contiguous
    • o   Primary benefit – these new areas would be eligible to have projects there that are funded by NBDIP/NDBSF/NSP neighborhood program funding
    • §  This is not intended to mean residential areas within the new areas will be converted to commercial.
    • o   Joe presented map showing potential expansion called “Oakley North” which would extend north/east from end of current district.
    • o   Joe presented map showing potential Node called “Oakley South”, which would include the section along Wasson Way and the Isabella/Paxton intersection
    • o   Board discussed options and decided to modify map as shown in the following link:
    • §  https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1PF7DzpoileJbZKn9UMN8mQGApx0DqU_a&usp=sharing
    • o   Board to review the revised map and discuss/vote at March 2nd Tuesday meeting
    • ·         2021 City Elections – Colleen Reynolds
    • o   Investigating potential of hosting a City Council Candidate’s Night with Mt. Lookout and potentially Hyde Park, due to high number of candidates
    • o   Board will limit new candidates to submit speaker cards to speak at our meetings
    • o   Incumbents may be provided additional time to address current city council actions/decisions/updates
    • ·         Unfinished Committee Conversation (If Needed) – All
    • o   Business (Troy) – OGGO
    • §  Ride Share operation specific to Oakley
    • §  Potentially service offered Wednesday - Sunday evenings, all day on weekends
    • §  Will invite to present at future meeting
    • o   Zoning – Hyde Park Avenue residents concerned existing barriers will not stop vehicles from cutting through, which is feature they requested. Seth has had conversations with the developer.
    • o   Sandy – style guidelines

    New Business:

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, March 2nd– VIRTUAL

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting is on Thursday, March 18th – VIRTUAL

    Adjourn Meeting

    • ·         Motion: Seth
    • ·         Seconded: Joe
    • ·         Vote: 11 yes


  • 02/19/2021 7:07 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)


    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    February 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

    Trustee Introductions

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

    Absent: Evan

    Guests:

    • Cincinnati Fire Department – Jeff McDonough, Engine 31 Captain
    • o   FD vaccinations started
    • o   Winter weather, please help keep snow cleared from around hydrants
    • Cincinnati Police Department – Capt. Pettis/Officer Brown
    • o   Officer Al Brown is covering for Officer Barry, who is on medical leave
    • o   Past 20 days – 17 thefts, 1 B&E
    • o   Capt. Danita Pettis taking over as Dist. 2 Captain; introduced herself
    • CRC – JaLisa Elkins
    • o   CPS returning, offer all day care when students when not in school; after school care when in school
    • o   Wednesdays, offer take-out meals for seniors
    • o   AARP Tax service for seniors – start Feb 21, details coming. Call 513-549-4775
    • Oakley Library – Chris Oaks
    • o   n/a

    City of Cincinnati:

    • Councilmember David Mann/Gerald Checco (Chief of staff)/Kathy Doane (Community Relations & Services)
    • o   City Hall updates
    • §  Mayor’s Reform Panel approved, to review processes to eliminate ethics issues
    • §  Efforts to better define responsibilities/duties of the three components of the city: council, administration, mayor
    • §  Budget year discussions are getting started.
    •  Issue of employees working from outside city – are taxes still collected.
    • ·         COVID impact on revenues

    COVID-19:

    • OCC Updates – Colleen Reynolds
    • o   Continue to meet virtual, events for the year still TBD
    • o   Business owners appreciate longer hours, thankful for support from the community
    • o   Passing of Mr. Aglamesis
    • §  Potential of dedicating bench on the Square in his honor?

    Real Estate Development:

    • Biggby Coffee Presentation – Mark Ayer, Jonathan Evans [VOTE?]
    • o   n/a

    Miscellaneous Announcements:

    • Board 2021 Committees/Projects – Colleen Reynolds
    • o   Discussed the Committees and Major Projects for 2021
    • o   Encouraged residents to get involved.
    • o   Committees:
    • §  Business
    • §  Economic Development & Zoning
    • §  Finance
    • §  Membership
    • §  Beautification
    • §  Major Events
    • §  Education
    • §  Pedestrian/Traffic Safety
    • §  Communications
    • o   Major Projects:
    • §  Three Oaks Tunnel team
    • §  Oakley Housing Inventory
    • §  SOP Completion
    • §  Parking Overlay
    • §  Recreation Center
    • §  Oakley Neighborhood School
    •  Trustee Anthony Isaacs has officially resigned (moved out of Oakley)
    • o   Accepting names of individuals interested in filling the remaining 2 years of his term
    • o   Hope to have position filled NLT end of March
    • 2022 NDBIP Process – Joe Groh
    • o   Time is here to nominate projects for the FY2022 NBDIP Process
    • o   All NBDIP information can be found here: https://oakleynow.com/NBDIP-Process
    • o   Deadlines/Milestones:
    • §  April 2, 2021 – Pre-application due to the city
    • §  May 14, 2021 – Final application due to the city
    • §  May 25/26, 2021 – Neighborhood presentations
    • o   All are encouraged to submit suggestions for potential projects at the link above
    • o   Will be discussing at upcoming Third Thursday and First Tuesday meetings
    • Education – Jason Wilcoxon
    • o   Hyde Park School – need for more outdoor infrastructure, specifically picnic tables
    • o   Possible to have a build party?
    • o   Joe – looking to engage local students in Beautification efforts

    Speaker Cards

    Approve January 5th Meeting Minutes

    • Motion: Joe
    • Seconded: Seth
    • Vote: 9 yes, 1 abstain (Dan), Evan absent

    Approve January 21st Meeting Minutes

    • Motion: Joe
    • Seconded: Seth
    • Vote: 9 Yes, 1 abstain (Jon), Evan absent

    Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon

    •  Motion to approve: Jason
    • Seconded: Sandy
    • Vote: 10 yes, Evan absent

    New Business:

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting is on Thursday, February 18th – VIRTUAL

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, March 2nd– VIRTUAL

    Adjourn Meeting

    • Motion to approve: Paige
    • Seconded: Sandy
    •  Vote: 10 yes, Evan absent


  • 02/04/2021 10:42 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    January 21, 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: Colleen, Joe, Dan, Anthony, Kenny, Troy, Seth, Sandy, Paige

                Evan called in for part of the call

                Missing: Jason, Jon

    Project Update: 

    ·         Tunnel Project Update – Dan Krohn, Joe Groh

    o   Received 2 proposals, Tunnel Team evaluating, conducted interviews

    o   Professional proposals

    o   Will be public hearing in the future to review design options

    2021 Board Planning Discussion

    ·         Committees, projects, priorities

    ·         Review of 2020 committees and projects

    ·         Discussion of 2021 committees and projects

    o   Committee chairs, members

    §  Same committees as last year

    ·         Business

    ·         Economic Development & Zoning

    ·         Finance

    ·         Membership

    ·         Beautification

    ·         Major Events

    ·         Education

    ·         Pedestrian Safety

    ·         Communications

    o   Major projects chairs, members

    §  Parking Overlay

    §  Recreation Center

    §  Oakley Neighborhood School

    §  Three Oaks Tunnel Team

    §  Added 2 new projects;

    ·         Oakley Housing Inventory

    ·         SOP Completion

    o   Some discussion about using “committee” and need for some type of schedule.

    §  Joe mentioned efforts to streamline internal board processes which will help

    ·         Dissuasion on voting at Thursday meetings, intent of Thursday meetings vs Tuesday meeting.

    o   No need to formally say no votes on Thursday, should be based on circumstances and would require sufficient community notice.

    o   Talked about ways to get letters of support out faster, tied to timing of approval of minutes.

    ·         Colleen will finalize based on discussion and present on February 2nd Tuesday meeting

    ·         How to move forward with COVID19 discussion

    February 2nd Agenda Items/Suggestions

    ·         Biggby Coffee?

    ·         Candidates Speaker card

    ·         Committee/Projects Updates

    Trustee Anthony Issacs announced he has moved out of Oakley and will be resigning.

    New Business:

    ·        Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, February 2nd – VIRTUAL – ZOOM

    ·        Next Third Thursday Meeting is on Thursday, February 18th – VIRTUAL – ZOOM


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