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