Oakley Community Council
Oakley Community Center
June 4th, 2019; 7:00 PM
Call to order - Pledge of Allegiance
- Sign in sheet; Speaker Cards
- Trustee Introductions
- Colleen__X__ Joe__X__Dan_X__Kenny___Cody____Dave____Jon__X__
Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31
District 2 Police report
Capt. Jones, Officer Tarvin
Schools out, be aware of more children out.
Crimes down from last month, exception a brief spike in auto break-ins, but suspect caught.
Jalissa – CRC going through Business Plan review, looking at Management Standards and funding. Key points of emphasis:
- · Organization structure
- · Facilities
- · Programming
Summer camp is full – 175 kids, which is highest count of any rec center in city
Pool is open, hours can be found here: https://cincyrec.org/search/facility.aspx?id=96
OCC Summer Schedule – Colleen Reynolds
- · Third Thursday Meeting: 20 June at Brazee
- · Not July OCC Tuesday meeting, next meeting be 6 August
- · Hope to schedule Oakley Master Plan review meeting in July
- · Possibly Neyer design/community meeting
- · Brigid Kelly, State representative
- o Provided update on legislation of interest
- § State Budget in process
- § HB6 Renewable energy passed
- § HB 137 – pay Statements be provided to employees
- § HB 178 – Permit less carry
- · Oakley Master Plan – Jared Ellis
- o Full plan not ready to be presented, goal to have ready to present at some point in July
- o Meet with OMP steering committee before OCC meeting, there are updates/changes to be worked.
- · Cincinnati Zoo & Pollinators – Molly O’Neil
- o Pollinator Challenge – to promote awareness of pollinator issues and encourage residents to plant pollinators
- o http://cincinnatizoo.org/conservation/pollen-nation/
- o Provided pocket guides with tips and recommendations
- · Property Management Signage – Shane Kennedy
- o No show
- · Oakley Yard – Neyer Properties
- o Jeff Chamot (Neyer), Clete Benken (MKSK Architects)
- o Provided Neyer background
- o Goals:
- 1. ESTABLISH A VISION TO TRANSFORM THE OAKLEY YARD INTO A GREAT WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOOD.
- 2. OFFER A MIX OF RESIDENTIAL USES, LIVING STYLES AND AMENITIES THAT ENHANCES OAKLEY AND THE CITY.
- 3. BUILD STRONG LINKAGES TO OAKLEY SQUARE, OAKLEY STATION, AND ROOKWOOD.
- 4. BUILD ENTHUSIAST SUPPORT FOR PREFERRED DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES AMONG NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS AND CITY OFFICIALS
- o Presented two preliminary/potential options for the property, both had combination of”
- § Greenspace/parks,
- § single family homes (“Alley loaded”)
- § senior housing,
- § 3 and 4 story apartments
- o Density/# of units of each type varied slightly between the options
- o Support pedestrian/bike bridge/tunnel into Oakley Station
- o Cleanup of Robertson Ave
- o Addition of bike and walking paths
- o Presentation available online under Meeting Documents
- · Local Oakley – Bill Davin
- o Continuing to work with the city, subdivision approved
- · Habitation Development Group LLC – Kenneth French
- o Looking to develop property on south side of Wasson, near corner of Paxton and Wasson, across the street from Kroger’s.
- o Property in Hyde Park Neighborhood District, but within the Oakley Statistical Area, so they presenting to both councils.
- o Proposing to build 6 stand-alone single-family homes, between the road and proposed Wasson Way
- o In coordinated site review process currently.
- o Motion for letter of support made by: Dan Seconded by: Evan Vote: All in favor
- o Motion #06042019_1
- § We move to support for the concept of six single family homes on Wasson Rd as presented by Ken French at the OCC meeting on June 4th. This support is subject to continuing review of the development from the city and feedback from the community advisement team.
- · Justin Doyle Homes – Michael Heines
- o Presented on their development on Isabella
- o Motion for letter of no opposition made by: Evan Seconded by: Joe Vote: All in favor
- o Motion #06042019_02
- § We move to provide a letter of no opposition to the development as approved by the city and presented to the OCC.
Approve May 16th Third Thursday Meeting Minutes
Motion: Sean Seconded: Seth
Yes: 6 (Collen, Joe, Dan, Seth, Evan, Sean)
May Financial Report
- · Tabled until 20 June third Thursday, neither Jason or Kenny present
- Oakley After Hours – Friday June 7th
- Third Thursday meeting on Thursday, June 20th – Brazee Street Studios
- · James Farber – asked attendees to support Better Bus Coalition and their petition to have a SORTA/Metro tax increase added to the City charter (requires an amendment). Would help offset Metro budget deficit and allow Metro to expand services.
- · Evan Nolan – Update on Rec Center/CRC Foundation payment.
- o Initially indicated our $45,000 check would be paid directly to the CRC Foundation, but has in fact been paid directly to the fund raiser.
- o Simplifies the process and would allow easier return of our funds when/if fund raising goal met.
Motion: Evan Seconded: Seth