3-6-18 OCC Approved Meeting Minutes

03/16/2018 8:24 AM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

Oakley Community Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – 7 PM

Oakley Recreation Center



Trustees Present: Jason Wilcoxon, Jes Overley, Chris Mengel, Colleen Reynolds, Kenny McNutt, Cody Gausvik, Stacy Lehman, Dave Schaff, Evan Nolan and Sean Fausto

Trustees Not Present: Jon Bernier and Chris Mucha



·         City Hotline – 591-6000

·         Cincinnati District 2 Police Non-Emergency – 949-4400

·         Fix it Cincy! Mobile App


Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31 Lt. McDonough

Not present.

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

Crime is down in Oakley, but still remember to lock your doors; some incidents of thieves breaking car windows for visible high-dollar items. No robberies in February; working to address homeless encampments popping up around Oakley. Fix it Cincy App – there was a bug in system last month that has been corrected – Use the app to report light pole outages, pot holes, abandoned cars, etc.

Cincinnati Recreation Commission – “Final Friday Parents Night Out”

March, April and May $25.00 per child; $40 for two kids; 6-10:30PM

Pool will be open 7 days a week for summer 2018. Hiring lifeguards now!

Oakley summer day camp is full; still openings in Mt. Washington and Pleasant Ridge.

Cincinnati Recreation Commission Master Plan

3/21; 630-8PM; working group session to discuss opportunities for CRC.


Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee

Next “Working Group” meeting:  3/20/18 at 6pm – Oakley Recreation Center

Four Working Groups are: Managing our Future Growth; Investing in our Businesses; Enhancing our Community; and Connecting our Neighborhood

Business – Kenny McNutt & Jon Bernier

$12,000 generated from Daddy Daughter Dance – substantial increase from 2017!

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

Colleen has invited folks from the City to review and address parking variance issues with the Board and residents for further understanding. City is receiving a lot requests for pothole repairs and litter cleanup – please be patient. Markbreit Ave. to be re-sealed this year.

Oakley After Hours

More information will be provided at third Thursday meeting – 3/15/18

Creating SOPs for special events; working on improvements for the esplanade for future events. 

“Oakley on Tap” – Marc Wertheim (5/18-5/20)

Ticketed beer festival – oakleyontap.com – five sessions over the weekend; hundreds of beers to sample; capped at 500 attendees per session; all events will be on the esplanade. The earlier you purchase your tickets, the cheaper they are.  

“Better Bus Coalition” – Mark Samaan – Possible levy on ballot in November to expand Metro

Citizen led organization; advocates for expanding public transportation in Cincinnati - goal is expand service hours and routes. See their website [betterbuscoalition.com] to get involved. Better Bus Coalition seeking letter of support from OCC for possible levy next meeting. OCC to discuss at 3rd Thursday meeting.

Planet Fitness – Todd Reyling & Mike Twist – Marburg and Vandercar

This will be the 14th location in Oakley. Offers very competitive rates for members; active community partner.  

Motion by Evan Nolan to provide a letter of no objection to the proposed development for Planet Fitness at the intersection of Marburg and Vandercar. Motion seconded by Jason Wilcoxon. Unanimous approval; Motion passes.

2018 Neighborhood Summit – Saturday 3/10/18

OCC will have table set up at summit – seeking volunteers – you can volunteer in hour increments.


FCC Board Recap

OCC collected the oakleynow.com Comment Form responses submitted by Oakley stakeholders and asked those questions during the town hall meeting on 3/5/18. 20 people responded to comment form on oakleynow.com. OCC to discuss next steps/action plan at 3rd Thursday meeting on 3/15/18.  

Motion by Dave Schaff to provide Oakley stakeholders and media with the “Oakley and FC Cincinnati: A Call for Clarity and Continued Engagement” letter, provided a few agreed upon editorial changes are made. Seconded by Stacy Lehman. 9 in favor; 0 opposed; Colleen Reynolds abstained. Motion passes.

Approve 2/15/18 3rd Thursday Meeting Minutes

Motion by Evan Nolan to approve 2/15/18 meeting minutes. Seconded by Chris Mengel. 7 in favor; 0 opposed; Jes Overley, Stacy Lehman and Kenny McNutt abstained. Motion passes.

New Business:

  • ·        Third Thursday Meeting on March 15th at 7PM – Crossroads
  • ·        Next Tuesday OCC Meeting is on Tuesday, April 3rd at 7PM

Speaker Cards

  • ·        Chris Mengel – Ault Park Fireworks Committee – need someone to step up and join this committee. See Chris Mengel for details.  
  • ·        Dan Krohn – it’s time for action from Oakley instead of waiting for MLS to do something.
  • ·        Christian Gausvik – Mimosas for Memories 2018 – 4/21/18 11am-1PM; tickets online at https://www.mimosasformemories.com/ Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon raffle available.
  • ·        Craig Rozen – requested continued community engagement from OCC regarding FC Cincinnati stadium proposal.
  • ·        Pastor Sunny James (Norwood) – excited about FCC, but asking for intentional focus to engage those underserved in our community.  

Motion to adjourn meeting at 9:25PM by Colleen Reynolds and seconded by Stacy Lehman. Meeting Ends at 9:25PM.

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