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  • 05/03/2022 7:30 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    March 1st, 2022 7PM

    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 Introductions

    Present: Jason, Joe, Colleen, Evan, Paige, Mallory, Kenny, Troy, Jon, Seth (Sandy not present)

    Community Partners:

    • ·         Cincinnati Fire Department – Capt. Joe Desmond
    • o      run volume is consistent from last year - 181 for the month of Feb
    • o      interrupted by a fire run; presentation attached at the end of these minutes
    • o     
    • ·         Cincinnati Police Depart – Officer Barry
    • o      400% increase in robberies over last month; targeting folks leaving cars open while making multiple trips.  all in a consistent area (back of parking lots at big box stores)
    • o      violent crime down
    • o      increased crime involving mail drop boxes at post office and check fraud.
    • o      significant reports of Oakley pot holes improves odds of them being repaired
    • ·         CRC – Blake Williams
    • o      goal is to move CRC meeting back to Rec Center in April
    • o      Summer day camp is already filled
    • o      Youth to work teen program is up and running
    • o      Minicamp on 3/7, and then for spring break.
    • o      work is ongoing about new build at Rec Center; vote is scheduled for Weds 3/2
    • o      community clean up day is going to be Saturday 4/16
    • o      Rec Center will be following city’s cue for mask mandates
    • ·         Hyde Park Neighborhood School – Jill Sunderman
    • o      BoE hired a new superintendent on 2/27 - probably begins in May
    • o      Summer scholars for any student in 1-6 grade - 190 kids so far signed up. 
    • o      Expansion begins for HPS this summer hopefully - double cafeteria, new classrooms, new gym, new STEAM room, etc etc.  Significant school improvement
    •        essentially 100 new spots for the school
    • o      Upcoming presentation of the expansion at future OCC meeting.

    Guests

    • ·         Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) – Alona Ballard
    • o      Org dedicated to advocating for people for fair housing processes, to answer questions about housing, etc
    • o      offers to come speak/work with community groups on housing topics
    • ·         Dewey’s Pizza Run to Raise Dough – Stephanie McCall
    • o      community charity running event in Oakley to raise money for Cincy Children’s Hospital
    • o      looking for community partners
    • o      targeting a Sunday morning
    • ·         Gavi Begtrup – State Rep Candidate
    • o      running for State Rep; districts are still up in the air

    Real Estate Development:

    • ·         3033 Jared Ellis Drive – McBride Dale Associates (Anne McBride)
    • o      Lot 5 of CastFab subdivision
    • o      Currently vacant, most intense zoning the city has.  Development would require a zone-map amendment - looking at 94 town-homeiminiums (owners own the property)
    • o      anticipated price of units is around $500,000
    • o      work to integrate with master plan and to look at traffic considerations
    • o      questions about size and affordability, and costs of building, etc
    • Oakley Rec Center Updates
    • City council voted to allocate the final 2 million for our Rec Center renovation.  This helps CRC begin to engage with us about actual plans, which helps us begin to leverage partners financially to increase the cost of the project.  Project is complicated, but movement is now forward.  Goal is to still interact with fundraising organization.

    OCC Committees/Projects:

    • ·         NBDIP Project Selection [VOTE]
    • o      (Joe Groh) - form for voting on the projects in the chat of the meeting.  3 submissions for project
    •        seasonal banners to lamp posts
    •        grates on tree wells
    •        clean up Allston st and make it more pedestrian friendly
    • o      basic application must be submitted by 4 pm on Friday 3/4.  Encouraging people to vote for tonight. 
    • ·         Discussion about returning to in person meetings for April
    • o      no masks required per city/rec center rules
    • o      work on a virtual option to see if it can be done, check on child care. 
    • ·         concerns about immune-compromised folks and their abilities to attend. 
    • ·         some potential for broadcasting on FB live  to be a middle ground

    Approve Meeting Minutes – Jason Wilcoxon

    • ·         02/01
    • ·         02/17
    • ·         Motioned by Jason Wilcoxon, seconded by Evan
    • o      rollcall vote  9-0
    • o      (kenny abstained)

    Financial Report Joe Groh

             see attached

             22k in deposits last month

             report tabled until 3rd Thursday meeting

    Evan’s last meeting and conversation

    New Business:

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting is on March 24th

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on April 5th

    Adjourn Meeting


    CFD Presentation:

          (Run totals ENGINE 31- 181 March YTD 405   TRUCK 31- 127 YTD 193) 

     

          Discuss trend info Fairly consistent with 2021 

     

          March 2022 …. Main Topics:   

     



  • 05/03/2022 7:29 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    February 1st, 2022 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

    Present: Colleen, Mallory, Joe, Jason, Troy, Kenny, Seth, Jon, Sandy, Evan

    Call to Order

    Pledge of Allegiance

    Trustee Introductions

    Community Partners:

    • ·         Cincinnati Police Depart – Officer Barry
    • o      2nd month in a row with high rate of stolen cars
    • o      concern about weather; encouraged to stay home
    • o      CPD website/social media as a good resource for weather related info.

    Guests:

    • ·         Judge Rickell Howard Smith
    • o      candidate for Juvenile Court Judge
    • o      Rickellforjudge.com

    OCC 2022 Update – Colleen Reynolds

             Andrew Bernier has stepped off our council which means we have a vacancy for a 3 year term, considering open nominations and people interested can email Colleen directly

             goal of going back to in person meetings full time in April; potentially 3rd Thursday meeting in March would be in person for the board.

             Third Thursday agenda will be configuring agendas for 2022

             Third Thursday in March will adjust to accommodate for St. Patrick’s Day and light attendance

             Questions about events and planning for the year to be discussed at Third Thursday meeting. 

    OCC Committees/Projects:

    • ·         NBDIP – Joe Groh
    • o      Process kicks off now; significant funding source for OCC over the years. 
    • o      Joe is soliciting ideas for us to submit; decisions will have to be made at our Mar 1 meeting.
    • o      Anyone is allowed to vote or submit ideas
    • o      after pre-app, a more robust process kicks in
    • o      https://oakleynow.com/NBDIP-Process for more details
    • ·         Wayfinding Signage – Joe Groh
    • o      signage preferences were passed on to the city. signage was discussed at Jan 20 meeting;
    • o      Business committee is working to ensure information and reliability of signage
    • o      DOTE is working on project with us/currently
    • o      expectation of finalization for information in the summer
    • o      https://oakleynow.com/Wayfinding-Signage
    • ·         3 projects submitted for CBR (Community Budget Request)
    • o      Stairs connecting Oakley playground to Kilbourne was approved - project is going out to bid.

    Approve Meeting Minutes (TBD)       

    • ·         January 20th
    • o      motion to approve minutes as sent by email, by Joe.  seconded by mallory
    •        4 abstain, 6 yes

    Financial Report Joe Groh

                    no big financials news; should be some checks waiting at our mailbox

             Motion: approve financial report as submitted by Jason.  Seconded by Seth. 

             unanimous approval

    New Business:

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting is on February 17th via Zoom

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on March 1st – TBD

    Adjourn Meeting

                motion to adjourn unanimously approved


  • 04/21/2022 9:10 AM | Jason Wilcoxon (Administrator)

    Approved minutes from Third Thursday Meeting in April April Third Thursday 

  • 04/05/2022 9:04 AM | Jason Wilcoxon (Administrator)

    Approved minutes from the April 2022 Meeting April 2022 Meeting Minutes

  • 02/02/2022 10:36 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    January 20th, 2022 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: Joe, Kenny, Mallory, Paige, Jason, Seth, Troy
    • ·         Absent: Colleen, Jon, Sandy, Evan

    OCC Committee/Project Updates:

    • ·         Vision Zero 2022 – Joe/Paige [VOTE: 1/28 Deadline]
    • o   Discussion on the 6 suggestions submitted
    • o   Voted for top 2 priorities:
    • ·         #1 Madison/Oakley Square
    • ·         #2 Brotherton Rd Corridor (Madison – Sherel)
    • ·         Wayfinding Signage Discussion – Joe
    • o   Joell/DOTE video presentation of options.
    • o   Poll taken to determine board preferences
    • ·         Map layout preference
    • ·         Smaller/Actual Orientation - 2
    • ·         Larger, vertical map – 6
    • ·         Two sided sign, map on one side, history of other – 8 yes
    • ·         Physical sign design
    • ·         1 - Single post, business vertical on side of map - 1
    • ·         2a - Double post, smaller map with pop-out - 1
    • ·         2b - Double post, larger map, grill at bottom - 2
    • ·         2c - Double post, larger map, no grill - 4
    • ·         Paxton Intersection – Joe
    • o   Brian Williams had asked 2 questions about Paxton Intersection, looking for board’s general preference
    • o   Duke wood poles on the north side between Drakewood and Isabella.
    • ·         If Duke will not relocate the poles, they will be right in the middle of the proposed walk.
    • ·         DOTE plans to push Duke to relocate but it is not guaranteed.
    • ·         We could remove the two on-street parking spaces on Paxton and widen the sidewalk even more to provide more pedestrian space around the existing poles.
    • ·         Thoughts from the CC on removing the two on-street parking spaces?
    • ·         Board had no objections, as long as Businesses ok
    • o   Who maintains the landscaped island on Wasson, created by the slip lane from Paxton.
    • ·         Not OCC jurisdiction, must be Hp
    • ·         NBDIP FY2023 Announcement/Timeline – Joe
    • o   Start thinking of project ideas
    • o   https://oakleynow.com/NBDIP-Process

    Discussion:

    • ·         2022 Board Goals – Colleen – Colleen absent, tabled until February

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 01/22/2022 8:36 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    January 4th, 2022 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, Joe, Jason, Kenny, Andrew, Paige, Seth, Mallory, Sandy
    • ·         Absent: Troy, Jon

    Community Partners:

    • ·         Cincinnati Fire Department – Capt. Joe Desmond
    • o   n/a
    • ·         Cincinnati Police Depart – Officer Barry
    • o   Arrest made in IHOP incident
    • o   Be aware: 3 cases where individuals were approached, their key taken & car taken.
    • o   Theft & shoplifting down
    • o   Link to Stats
    • ·         CRC – Blake Williams
    • o   Aprina (did Krogers Christmas concert) performed for seniors at the center
    • o   Will be resource for CPS remote learning
    • o   Looking to hire, working on calendar of events
    • o   Wanted to be involved with beautification team.
    • ·         Hyde Park Neighborhood School – Jill Sunderman
    • o   CPS staffing is low district wide, HPS ok currently
    • o   Expansion team is proceeding with planning, groundbreaking hopefully spring 2023
    • o   Summer scholar program – June 1st thru June 28th. K-^, currently enrolled
    • ·         Oakley Library – Chris Oaks
    • o   n/a

    Announcement of Officers:

    • ·         Election held during board meeting prior to public meeting (6:45)
    • ·         President: Colleen Reynolds
    • ·         Vice President: Evan Nolan
    • ·         Treasurer: Joe Groh
    • ·         Secretary: Jason Wilcoxon

    Real Estate Development:

    • ·         Dewey’s Corporate, Oakley Square – Chuck Lipp & Team [VOTE]
    • o   Link to presentation
    • o   Discussion about the new parking spots being provided behind the store.
    • o   Chuck Lipp, newer to his role, apologized for not being aware of the Tap & Screw situation details in the previous meeting.
    • o   Motion: 1.Dewey's: Sec. 1425-15 part C - Special Exception - Section 1425-15 part C prohibits required parking in remote locations exceeding 600’ from the edge of the subject parcel.  Motion to  approve variance of the 600 foot limitation to the parking requirement.
    • o   Motion by: Joe
    • o   Seconded: Seth
    • o   Vote:   Yes - 7   No - 3  Abstain -    Absent - 2
    • ·         4016 Allston – Renewal of Prior Approval [VOTE]
    • o   Requested variance was approved in 2018
    • o   Timeline has lapsed, looking to renewing the variance
    • o   Motion: To approve the variance request as approved by the board in 2018
    • o   Motion by: Paige
    • o   Seconded: Mallory
    • o   Vote:   Yes - 10   No -    Abstain -    Absent - 2

    OCC Committees/Projects:

    • ·         Light Up Oakley 2021 Winners – Joe Groh
    • o   Best Street/Block – 34th
    • o   Best Traditional
    • §  1st: Santa’s Flying Pig
    • §  2nd: Miracle on 34th Street
    • o   Best Theme
    • §  1st: Wild Winter Wonder Corner
    • §  2nd: Abominable Snowman
    • o   Griswold Award:
    • §  1st: Clark’s at It Again
    • §  2nd: Wild Winter Wonder Corner
    • o   Best Outdoor Display:
    • §  Making Spirits Bright (Roher Insurance)
    • o   Best Window Display:
    • §  Flaggs USA
    • ·         Vision Zero 2022 – Joe Groh (1/28 Deadline)
    • o   Please review the suggestion to date (existing suggestions), make any suggestions you may have (Make suggestion)
    • o   Be prepared to vote at Jan 20th meeting
    • o   Final submission due to city by 4pm Jan 28th
    • ·         NBDSG – Joe Groh (2/4 Deadline)
    • o   Full information and timelines here:
      https://choosecincy.com/neighborhood-services/neighborhood-business-district-support-grants-nbdsg/
    • ·         Pedestrian Tunnel – Joe Groh & Colleen Reynolds
    • o   Follow-up conversations ongoing with Woolpert Engineering on their design efforts

    Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon

    • o   Motion to approve by: Jason
    • o   Seconded: Andrew
    • o   Vote:   Yes - 10   No -    Abstain -    Absent - 2

    Andrew Bernier announced that he will be moving out of Oakley and unfortunately will be resigning after only 1 meeting.

    New Business:

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting is on January 20th via Zoom

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on February 1st – TBD

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 01/22/2022 8:34 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    December 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

    • ·         In Attendance: Colleen, Evan, Jason, Joe, Dan, Kenny, Mallory, Seth, Paige. Jon (late), Troy (late), Sandy (late)
    • ·         Absent:

    Community Partners:

    • ·         Cincinnati Fire Department – Capt. Joe Desmond
    • o   Link to Fire Update: CFD Dec Notes
    • o   251 responses, ladder 159
    • ·         Cincinnati Police Depart – Officer Barry
    • o   Link to CPD stats: CPD Dec Stats
    • ·         CRC – Blake Williams
    • o   New to Oakley, 25th year with CRC, previous PR, Madisonville, North Avondale, Hirsch
    • ·         Hyde Park Neighborhood School – Jill Sunderman
    • o   n/a
    • ·         Oakley Library – Chris Oaks
    • o   n/a

    Guests:

    • ·         Christmas Concert at Oakley Kroger – Aprina Johnson
    • o   Concert Dec 21st, 5-8 pm

    Farewell to outgoing Trustee Dan Krohn

    OCC Board Election:

    • ·         Jason Wilcoxon
    • ·         Seth Shaifer
    • ·         Kenny McNutt 
    • ·         Andrew Bernier

    Real Estate Development:

    • ·         Dewey’s Corporate, Oakley Square – Chuck Lipp & Team
    • o   Dewey’s is looking to purchase the property at 3061 Madison Rd, and use it for their corporate office.
    • o   There are not sufficient parking places there, but they are looking to add spaces behind your current Oakley Square location.
    • o   These spots are further than the 600 foot requirement in the zoning code, would need a variance.
    • o   There was discussion about Dewey’s role in the Tap & Screw issue several years back.
    • o   Dewey’s was going to develop more details for their request and come back to the January 4th meeting.
    • o   Link to presentation.
    • ·         New Oakley Station Development – Mark Hemberger [Potential Vote – Amend PD]
    • o   Link to presentation
    • o   Looking to develop a similar concept to Covington Yard, on vacant property just west of the Anthem building in Oakley Station.
    • o   Need a change to the existing Planned Development (PD) to allow for commercial vs. office usage.
    • o   Motion: Motion to support a Major Amendment to the Concept Plan for PD #64 to allow for the site , which was originally designated for office use, to be developed as an eating and outdoor entertainment venue.
    • o   Motion to approve: Seth
    • o   Seconded: Jason
    • o   Vote:  Yes - 10  No-  0  Abstain- 2  Absent-
    • ·         Romana & 2094 Madison Site – Josh Pedoto [Potential Vote – Variances]
    • o   Link to presentation
    • o   There are several variances being requested, several involved variances to the Urban Overlay district.
    • §  Support for a Use Variance for the demolition of a building within the Urban Design Overlay District, that has not been ordered demolished by the Director of Buildings and Inspections.
    • §  Support for a Conditional Use for the ground-floor residential uses.
    • §  Support for a Numerical Variance of two (2) for the three (3) proposed principal structures on a single lot, in excess of the one (1) permitted.
    • §  Support for a Dimensional Variance of 24’ for the proposed 1’ setback on the northwest.
    • §  Support for a Special Exception to reduce the Buffer Yard to 1’ (a 14’ Variance) for the first 52’ of the property facing Romana Place.
    • §  Support for a Special Exception to allow Ground Floor Transparency below 70% along Madison Road and 50% along Romana Place
    • o   Single motion to approve all the variance requests as presented
    • o   Motion to approve: Paige
    • o   Seconded: Dan
    • o   Vote:  Yes - 8  No-  4  Abstain- 0   Absent- 0
    • ·         Rookwood Commons Phase 3 – Dutch Cambruzzi [Potential Vote – Variances]
    • o   Working on Phase 3 of their project on Edwards.
    • o   Variance requests are similar to this requested & approved for Phase 1 and 2
    • o   Variance requests:
    • §  Support for a Use Variance for the demolition of a building within the Urban Design Overlay District, that has not been ordered demolished by the Director of Buildings and Inspections.
    • §  Support for a Conditional Use for the ground-floor residential uses.
    • §  Support for a Numerical Variance of two (2) for the three (3) proposed principal structures on a single lot, in excess of the one (1) permitted.
    • §  Support for a Dimensional Variance of 24’ for the proposed 1’ setback on the northwest.
    • §  Support for a Special Exception to reduce the Buffer Yard to 1’ (a 14’ Variance) for the first 52’ of the property facing Romana Place.
    • §  Support for a Special Exception to allow Ground Floor Transparency below 70% along Madison Road and 50% along Romana Place
    • o   Motion to vote on each item individually
    • o   Motion to approve: Seth
    • o   Seconded: Joe
    • o   Vote: all items were passed by 12-0 vote.

    OCC Committees/Projects:

    • ·         Light Up Oakley 2021 – Joe Groh
    • o   Continue to promote!
    • ·         Vision Zero 2022 – Joe Groh
    • o   We are soliciting input for projects for the next iteration of Vision Zero funding.
    • ·         Officer Elections Timing – Colleen Reynolds
    • o   Will be held 4 January

    Approve Meeting Minutes

    • ·         November 18th
    • ·         Motion to approve: Joe
    • ·         Seconded: Mallory
    • ·         Vote:  Yes - 9  No-    Abstain- 3  Absent-

    Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon

    • ·         Motion to approve: Jason
    • ·         Seconded: Joe
    • ·         Vote:  Yes - 12  No-  0  Abstain-   Absent-

    New Business:

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting – Cancelled

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, January 4th via Zoom

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 11/19/2021 11:37 AM | Joe Groh (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    November 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, Evan, Jason, Joe, Paige, Kenny, Mallory, Dan, Sandy, Seth (late 7:12, left early), Jon (late 7:09), Troy
    • Absent:

    Community Partners:

    • Cincinnati Fire Department – Capt. Joe Desmond
    • n/a
    • Cincinnati Police Depart – Officer Barry
    • Thefts, assaults up slightly
    • Be aware with holidays coming – thefts from porches, vehicles, parking lots
    • Urban Air shooting – still under investigation
    • Pedestrian in wheel chair hit – no life-threatening injuries
    • Question – best way to handle encountering some breaking into car:
    • §  Call 911, don’t confront, if drive up on it as a single female – keep going
    • CRC – Blake Williams
    • o   n/a
    • ·         Hyde Park Neighborhood School – Jill Sunderman
    • o   n/a
    • ·         Oakley Library – Chris Oaks
    • o   n/a

    Guests:

    • ·         Paxton Intersection Update – DOTE (Bryan Williams)
    • o   Was already scheduled to be rehabilitated, so they added to infrastructure fund grant application
    • o   DOTE is aware on ongoing construction & schedules
    • o   Ohio Public Works grant applied for on this too
    • o   Likely to start construction in 2023
    • o   Both traffic signals to be rebuilt & retimed
    • o   Early spring target for getting into deeper design
    • ·         Oakley Wayfinding Signage Update – DOTE (Joell Angel-Chumbley), Jeff Stein
    • o   Discussion of signage locations and design alternatives
    • o   Civic brand vs OCC brand vs app branding
    • §  Signs take existing signage as basic palette
    • o   Discussion of location of sign on eastern end
    • §  Closer to start of business district?
    • §  Where is most pedestrian density?
    • o   Map on both sides? Map on one side, history on other?
    • o   Color themes?
    • o   Update on damaged sign
    • §  No maintenance agreement, will to fund it
    • §  DOTE to get us an estimate to replace

    Real Estate Development:

    • ·         n/a

    OCC Committees/Projects:

    • ·         n/a

    Approve Meeting Minutes

    • ·         October 5th
    • ·         Motion – Joe
    • ·         Seconded – Paige
    • ·         Votes: Yes: 9 No: 0 Abstain: 1 Absent: 2

    Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon

    • ·         Motion – Jason
    • ·         Seconded – Dan
    • ·         Votes: Yes: 10 No: 0 Abstain: 0 Absent: 2

    New Business:

    ·         OCC ELECTION REMINDER

    ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting – November 18th TBD

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, December 7th via Zoom

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 11/03/2021 1:10 PM | Joe Groh (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council

    Virtual Meeting: Zoom

    October 5th, 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

    Trustee Introductions/Attendance:

    • ·         Present: Colleen, Evan, Jason, Joe, Dan, Seth, Paige, Sandy
    • ·         Joined late: Jon (7:35), Kenny (7:20)
    • ·         Absent: Troy, Mallory

    Community Partners:

    • ·         Cincinnati Fire Department – Capt. Joe Desmond
    • o   Newly promoted Captain
    • o   Check smoke detectors, have backup batteries
    • o   Family emergency meeting places and safety practices
    • §  Be able know who might be missing and where in the house they may be
    • ·         CPD & CRC – Absent for National Night Out
    • ·         Hyde Park Neighborhood School – Jill Sunderman
    • o   n/a
    • ·         Oakley Library – Chris Oaks
    • o   n/a

    Guests:

    • ·         Kurt Grossman – Candidate, Cincinnati City Council
    • ·         Stacey Smith – Candidate, Cincinnati City Council

    Real Estate Development:

    • ·         3136 Madison Proposed Dental Office – Dr. Blomer, Adam Clark, Bill Baker (MSA Architects)  - [VOTE]
    • ·         Review of the presentation provided in September
    • ·         Motion #1 – Seth: 3136 Madison Rd - Motion to support the variance reducing the parking requirement from 34 spaces (required per the zoning code) to 19 parking spaces
    • o   Seconded: Joe
    • o   Vote:   Yes-  10   No-  0  Abstain- 0    Absent- 2
    • ·         Motion #2 – Seth: 3136 Madison Rd - Motion to support the zoning variance for a 10% reduction in the required ground floor transparency at the primary façade.  Zoning code requires 80%, the plans call to provide 70%.
    • o   Seconded: Joe
    • o   Vote:   Yes-  10   No-  0  Abstain- 0    Absent- 2

    OCC Committees/Projects:

    • ·         Beautification:
    • o   Oakley Square Lighting Contract – Sandy [VOTE]
    • o   Motion to approve contract with Xtreme Pressurized Cleaning DBA Curb Appeal Pros, in the amount of $4,500.00, to pay for installation and maintenance of holiday lights on Oakley Square
    • §  Motion by: Sandy
    • §  Seconded: Paige
    • §  Vote: Yes – 10 No – 0 Absent - 2
    • ·         Jason Wilcoxon - Yes
    • ·         Joe Groh - Yes
    • ·         Dan Krohn - Yes
    • ·         Evan Nolan - Yes
    • ·         Sandra Gross - Yes
    • ·         Jon Bernier - Yes
    • ·         Paige Scheidler - Yes
    • ·         Seth Shaifer - Yes
    • ·         Colleen Reynolds - Yes
    • ·         Kenny McNutt - Yes
    • o   Oaktober Cleanup Recap – Paige/Mallory
    • §  29 volunteers
    • §  170+ pounds of trash
    • §  Thanks to Doug Storer (Roher Insurance) for water donation
    • §  Expenses, signs, etc.: $327 (approved up to $500)
    • o   2021 Light Up Oakley Holiday Lights Contest Update & Funding Request – Joe [VOTE]
    • §  Discussed key dates and approved request for funds
    • ·         November 20th thru December 18th for nominations
    • ·         Covers the three major holiday celebrations/seasons:
    • o   Hannukah:  Nov 28th – Dec 6th
    • o   Traditional Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years
    • o   Kwanzaa: Dec 26th – Jan 1st
    • ·         Voting enabled in the app/online – Dec 2nd – 31st
    • ·         Winners Announced at Jan 4th OCC meeting
    • ·         New app link: lights.oakleynow.com
    • ·         Emphasis on participation – target 75% of residences with some display
    • ·         Encourage neighbors to reach out and help others
    • §  Motion text - authorize the lights committee up to $2800 to spent on gifts and prizes.
    • §  Motion by: Joe
    • §  Seconded: Paige
    • §  Vote: Yes – 10 No – 0 Absent - 2
    • ·         Jason Wilcoxon - Yes
    • ·         Joe Groh - Yes
    • ·         Dan Krohn - Yes
    • ·         Evan Nolan - Yes
    • ·         Sandra Gross            - Yes
    • ·         Jon Bernier - Yes
    • ·         Paige Scheidler - Yes
    • ·         Seth Shaifer - Yes
    • ·         Colleen Reynolds - Yes
    • ·         Kenny McNutt - Yes
    • ·         2021 NBDSF Funding – Joe [VOTE]
    • o   Motion to approve the following NBDSF funding request allocation:  1) $50 for CNBDU Membership Fees.  2) $1,450 for Landscaping & Beautification.  3)  $2,000 for membership
    • o   Motion by: Joe
    • o   Seconded: Seth
    • o   Vote:  Yes – 10 No – 0 Absent - 2
    • §  Jason Wilcoxon - Yes
    • §  Joe Groh - Yes
    • §  Dan Krohn - Yes
    • §  Evan Nolan - Yes
    • §  Sandra Gross            - Yes
    • §  Jon Bernier - Yes
    • §  Paige Scheidler - Yes
    • §  Seth Shaifer - Yes
    • §  Colleen Reynolds - Yes
    • §  Kenny McNutt - Yes
    • ·         Tunnel Project Update – Joe/Colleen
    • o   Woolpert selected as firm to do design
    • o   No longer under Non-disclosure
    • o   There will be at least one public meeting where design details be shared.
    • o   Goal is to have ready to submit funding requests in Jun 2022
    • ·         CBR Project Approval Update – Joe
    • o   If you recall, last fall we submitted 3 projects for consideration for funding in the FY 2022-2023 Biennial Budget (Community Budget Request/CBR) cycle.
    • §  1. Sewer line repair (33rd/Eileen)
    • §  2. Install tree well grates
    • §  3. Repair of stairs from end of Kilbourne into Oakley Playground.
    • o   #3 was approved!
    • o   Details around timing will be forthcoming

    Approve Meeting Minutes - September 16th

    • ·         Motion – Joe
    • ·         Seconded: Dan
    • ·         Vote:   Yes-  8   No-  0  Abstain- 2    Absent- 2

    Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon

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

    New Business:

    • ·         OCC ELECTION REMINDER
    • ·         Next Third Thursday Meeting – October 21st
    • o   Discussion about having meeting in person without providing online option
    • o   Meeting format to be forthcoming
    • ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, November 2nd via Zoom

    Adjourn Meeting


  • 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


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