Minutes - 9/5/2017

09/22/2017 1:37 PM | Jessica Laine

Oakley Community Council Meeting

Date: September 5, 2017, 7 PM       Oakley Community Center

Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon, Jes Overley, Chris Mengel, Colleen Reynolds, Chris Mucha, Stacy Lehman, Kenny McNutt, Dave Schaff, Jon Bernier

Trustees Not Present: Evan Nolan, Tim Langmeyer



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

Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31 Lt. Jerome – 31 fire runs. 165 EMS runs.

Fire prevention week beginning of October.  Theme is “Every second counts, has two ways out.”

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

Robbery at the UDF.  But, almost all offenses down over the three-month average.



Cincinnati City Council Member – PG Sittenfeld – His dog is named Oakey. Spoke about seniors, and heroin epidemic. Focused on pedestrian safety – set aside $500,000 for pedestrian safety. 

Candidate for Hamilton County Judge – Darlene Rogers – rogersforjudge.com  Started at GM, and went back to school to become a teacher. Later went to law school and became a public defender. Concrete heroin solutions – jail is overcrowded. 

Candidate for City of Cincinnati City Council – Seth Maney -  Has served in OTR Community Council.  Works in real estate.  Running specifically to focus on budget. Sethmaney.com

Candidate for City of Cincinnati City Council – Derek Bauman – Lives in OTR.  Started as a police officer. Public Safety is a key focus for Derek. 

Candidate for City of Cincinnati City Council – Erica Black-Johnson – running as an independent.  Wants to bring the focus of government back on the people, not the political parties.  Core issues: budget, jobs, housing, transportation, crime and safety. 

Candidate for City of Cincinnati City Council – Henry Frondorf – henryfrondorf.com  - wants to focus on neighborhoods.

EastSide Candidates night on October 13th (tentative) at Crossroads.

OCC Election – Conducted at the December 5th meeting.  Nominating committee: Jes Overley, Dave Schaff, and Kenny McNutt. 


-Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee – Jes Overley, Chris Mengel, Chris Mucha, Jason Wilcoxon  - First meeting was 9/5.  The kickoff meeting for the community is 11/14 at 6:30PM.

-Business – Kenny McNutt & Jon Bernier -no updates

-Oakley After Hours – Jon Bernier & Dave Schaff  - doing a thank you for the OAH sponsors.

-City Hall Liaison – Chris Mengel, Evan Nolan, Colleen Reynolds, & Tim Langmeyer – Fortis is under contract to sell the 5/3 property to the developers of the townhomes on Markbriet off the square.  Renovation on Alston, office and shop space, bar zoning was denied.

Great American Cleanup Recap- Wasson Way and the pedestrian bridge main focus. 27 bags of trash collected.

NYE Proposal – 7pm-9pm on NYE in the esplanade.  Total budget request $3500.  Motion to approve up to $3500 to fund NYE event. Motion by Colleen Reynolds and seconded by Dave Schaff. Approved unanimously.

City of Cincinnati Citizen Complaint Authority Kim Neal – CCA Director http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/ccia/  kim.neal@cincinnati-oh.gov Discuss police and community relations.

City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering -Bill Shefcik –  Supervising Structural Engineer- Marburg Ave Bridge Project.  Bridge to open September 16th.  Railing design will have both Oakley and Hyde Park. 

3977 Marburg Ave LTD – Bill Gruber – Potential Building Project – will be back in October for formal presentation and take questions at that time.

Cincinnati Water Works – Jon Hunseder -  Will be attending OCC meetings to answer questions from residents. 

Table approval of August 17th Meeting Minutes.

Approve August Financial Report: Motion to approve by Jes Overley, seconded by Jason Wilcoxon. Approved unanimously.

Neighborhood Support Program (NSP)/Neighborhood Business District Support

Fund (NBDSF) Community vote for both.

NBDSF – 31 for, 2 against.

NSP – 31 for, 2 against.

Speaker Cards:

Casey Gries - Visionary and Voices is moving into the old Blue Manatee space.  It will be an educational space.  Opening in mid-October. 

New Business:

  • Third Thursday meeting on September 21st. Oakley Pub and Grill Basement. (may be rescheduled)
  • Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, October 3rd.
  • OCC planning meeting. Date and time TBD. Will publish on website and Facebook page.

Motion to adjourn meeting at 8:59PM by Jes Overley and seconded by Colleen Reynolds.  Meeting Ends.

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