Minutes - 6/6/2017

06/16/2017 8:50 AM | Jessica Laine

Oakley Community Council Meeting

Date: June 6, 2017, 7 PM       Oakley Community Center

Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon, Jes Overley, Chris Mengel, Dave Schaff, Evan Nolan, and Colleen Reynolds (late)

Trustees Not Present: Jon Bernier, Chris Mucha, Stacy Lehman, Tim Langmeyer, Kenny McNutt 



City Hotline-591-6000; Cincinnati District 2 Police Non-Emergency – 949-4400

Fix it Cincy! Mobile App


Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31

·         Fireworks – not in the city!

·         137 EMS runs (27 advanced life support) (87 basic life support) (22 false calls)

·         5 fire runs

Cincinnati Police Department Report – District 2: Shawn Tarvin CPD - Phone 979-4480

Captain Grampke spoke on:

·         Cars being keyed in multiple neighborhoods in the city. Do not have a good photo ID at this point, are working on identifying the culprit.

·         Traffic issues – The Mayor and City Manager is asking each District on how traffic safety will be managed in the next year.

CRC – Pool is open, you can get memberships at the pool.

·         513-342-5000 CRC phone number to report any issues, suspicious activity.

·         Recycling program at the CRC.


Tamie Sullivan- Running for City Council – Born and raised in Cincinnati.  Has spent 30 years on working on social issues in Cincinnati.  Biggest concern is the opiate epidemic. Sullivanforcincinnati.com

Laurie Quinlivan – Running for re-election for City Council – 2009 – 2013. Championed Wasson Way.  Cleaner, Greener, Smarter.  Qforcouncil.com – Running as an independent. Need a better bus system, focus on regional funding and bike paths. 

Renee Hevia – Running for CPS Board of Education.  Was a public school teacher. Focus on how to deal with social issues that are part of the students’ lives. Focus on community learning centers.  Reneehevia@gmail.com

Brian Gary – Wants to hear about your concerns

Darlene Rogers – Running for Judge.  Former teacher that became an attorney. Heroin epidemic is a main focus and detox and treatment. RogersForJudge.com


Committee Reports:

-Business – Kenny McNutt & Jon Bernier- Waiting to hear back about gateway streetscape request to the city on Friday.  (Also, check out oakleynow.com)

-Oakley After Hours – Jon Bernier & Dave Schaff – Great turn out in May.  Next OAH Friday June 30th, Flip Cup All-Stars are playing.

-City Hall Liaison – Chris Mengel, Evan Nolan, Colleen Reynolds, & Tim Langmeyer

            - Lisa from Salon on Markbreit having issues with parking.

            - 3653-3663 Brotherton Rd. Development – Hearing update – was denied.

-Recreation Center Project – Chris Mucha & Evan Nolan – Evan spoke regarding the difference between Cincinnati Parks and Cincinnati Recreation.  An investment in a new recreation building in Oakley would create revenue. Push for a Recreation Foundation.


City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering

            Brandon Lacrone – Senior Engineer, Structures. Marburg Ave Bridge Project Update.  On target to finish in October.


City of Cincinnati Department of Public Services

            Jude Johnson – Street Sweeping Program – New plan will touch the communities once a month.  Goes into effect July 2017.  Have two new pieces of equipment. Will need community support. Oakley is schedule the 2nd and 4th Thursday.  Oakleynow.com will post a map and times.  Also, check the city twitter feed on street cleaning updates.


Crunch Fitness – 3335-3415 Ibsen – Bill Davin – proposed for 30 employees.  Will be a shared parking agreement between Crunch and Crossroads.  Meets all current city zoning requirements. Dave Schaff makes a motion to support the sale of the city of Cincinnati property on Ibsen to Crunch Fitness, amended by Evan Nolan to no objection. Seconded by Colleen Reynolds, passed unanimously.  Chris Mengel to draft the letter.

Fair Districts Ohio – Andrea Dannenberg
- Bipartisan coalition to draw congressional districts in a nonpartisan way.  Looking for signatures to get on the ballot in November.  Need 305,000 signatures by July 5th.


Approve May 18th Meeting Minutes:  Motion tabled.


Colleen Reynolds – Hosting a coffee hour to talk about a street ambassador program on June 25th from 1-3PM, will be published on the website and FB.


Financial Report – Motion to approve by Evan Nolan, seconded by Chris Mengel approved unanimously.


Speaker Cards

Fred Yager – Parking situation – study shows 400 parking spaces that are open but not public parking spaces.


Andy Bosiljevac – Concerned about all the through traffic. Asking for street calming – spoke to District 2 in this meeting. Captain Grampke suggested Andy reach out to Michael Moore on the street issue.

Justin Dunn – Concerns on Verne Ave.  Resident has had the police called in multiple times in the past few weeks.

 New Business:

•          Third Thursday meeting on June 15th.  Oakley Pub and Grill Basement.

•          No OCC meetings in July.

•          Next first Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, August 1st.          

9:03 PM – Motion to adjourn meeting Colleen Reynolds, is seconded by Chris Mengel, and approved unanimously. Meeting ends.

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