Minutes - 8/1/2017

09/22/2017 1:30 PM | Jessica Laine

Oakley Community Council Meeting

Date: August 1, 2017, 7 PM       Oakley Community Center

Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon, Jes Overley, Chris Mengel, Evan Nolan, and Colleen Reynolds, Chris Mucha, Stacy Lehman, Tim Langmeyer, Kenny McNutt 

Trustees Not Present: Dave Schaff, Jon Bernier



City Hotline-591-6000; Cincinnati District 2 Police Non-Emergency – 949-4400Fix it Cincy! Mobile App

Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31 not present

Cincinnati Police Department Report – District 2: Shawn Tarvin CPD - Phone 979-4480 -not present



Cincinnati City Council Member – Chris Seelbach  - on city council for 6 years. Population is growing for the first time in 60 years.  Things we can do much better on: 50% of our families are still below the poverty line.  Public transportation.  Heroin epidemic.  Safe and valued as part of our community.

Candidate for City of Cincinnati City Council – Michelle Dillingham – lives in Kennedy Heights.  Asking for a vote with someone that has worked in city hall for 4 years.  Served on a community council for over 10 years.

 Candidate for Cincinnati School Board – David Brenner – brenner4schoolboard2gmail.com  http://betterwithbrenner.com - wants to bring a parents perspective for the board. Sees need to invest in neighborhood schools.


Candidate for Cincinnati School Board – Marcia Futel – Lives in East Walnut Hills for over 37 years. Comes from a family of teachers.  Three points: 1. Accountability.  2. Transparent. 3. Engagement.

OCC Election – Conducted at the December 5th meeting – Must be an OCC member (see oakleynow.com for details) to vote.

Great American Cleanup – August 19th 9-12 AM – Sign ups on Nextdoor, Facebook, and oakleynow.com.  Meet at Geier Esplanade

Recap of June Community Input Meeting – Quarterly meetings.  10-12 folks joined.  Ideas for community gardens, community watch programs and community engagement Also maybe a movie night!! 

Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee – a 12 – 18 month commitment to volunteer.  See Chris Mengel or Jes Overley to express interest.  First Steering Committee meeting will be Sept 5th.


Committee Reports:

- Membership – Kenny McNutt – membership is on the website. 

-Business – Kenny McNutt & Jon Bernier- no updates.

-Oakley After Hours – Jon Bernier & Dave Schaff –Next OAH Friday August 25th

-City Hall Liaison – Chris Mengel, Evan Nolan, Colleen Reynolds, & Tim Langmeyer – no updates

-Recreation Center Project – Chris Mucha & Evan Nolan –  CRC celebrated their 90th anniversary.

 Hyde Park School – Jason Wilcoxson – gifted program has been removed from the Hyde Park School.  School is 95% Oakley residents.  There is a new principal search for the Hyde Park School. 


City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering

            Brandon Lacrone – Senior Engineer, Structures. Marburg Ave Bridge Project Update.  On schedule to open by Sept 16th.  


Al. Neyer – David Okun – Real Estate Development Manager – Potential development at the SW corner of Kennedy Ave and Mill Ridge Rd

-          Showed renderings of potential development.

-          Motion to have the OCC support the Prolink project by Chris Mengel, seconded by Colleen Reynolds, approved 8-2 -opposed by Chris Mucha and Tim Langmeyer.

Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition – Mark Mussman, PhD, Director of Education 25,000 people will experience homelessness in Hamilton County in 2017.  Create a trust fund for an affordable housing trust fund.  Cincihomeless.org

Approve June 15th Meeting Minutes:  Motion to approve by Chris Mengel, seconded Evan approved unanimously. Kenny McNutt, Stacy Lehman, and Chris Mucha abstained.

Financial Report – Motion to approve by Jes Overley, seconded by Chris Mengel approved unanimously.


Speaker Cards


Evelyn Ries – Asked about update on 5/3 development  - Fortis sold to the developers that are developing 2940 Markbreit.


 New Business:

·         FCC – do you have any strong feelings on the FCC stadium being built in Oakley either way?  see Evan Nolan after the meeting.

·         Third Thursday meeting on August 17th.  Oakley Pub and Grill Basement.

·         Next first Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, September 5th.          


 8:36 PM – Motion to adjourn meeting, is seconded by Chris Mengel , and approved Jes Overley unanimously. Meeting ends.


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