8-6-19 Approved OCC Meeting Minutes

08/19/2019 9:22 AM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

Oakley Community Council Meeting

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – 7 PM

Oakley Recreation Center



Trustees Present: Cody Gausvik, Dan Krohn, Kenny McNutt, Colleen Reynolds, Evan Nolan, Seth Shaifer, Dave Schaff, Joe Groh

Trustees Not Present: Jon Bernier, Sean Fausto, Sandy Gross, Jason Wilcoxon



·         City Hotline – 591-6000

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

·         Fix it Cincy! Mobile App


Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31 

Very busy summer.

Cincinnati Police District 2 Department Report – Sean Tarvin – Phone 513-979-4480

Not present.

CRC Report – Jalisa

Not present.

City of Cincinnati

Oakley Master Plan – Final Draft Presentation (vote in September) – Jared Ellis

Next step is approval from OCC; then onto City Council for final approval.

What is a neighborhood master plan? It’s a vision for what the neighborhood could be and what we envision for the future. Includes guidelines for development, etc.  

Reasons we are not voting on OCC Master Plan tonight:

  • 1.      We want to give residents time to provide feedback after viewing on oakleynow.com
  • 2.      City department directors still need to vote
  • 3.      We want to provide additional time for the OCC board to review

Gateway Pedestrian Bridges – Jeff Stine and Brian Ogawa

Executed contract; construction likely to begin in February. Project includes the complete removal and replacement of the eastern pedestrian bridge. We cannot afford to replace the western bridge. Cost of $450,000 to keep western bridge alive for another 20-30 years.

Board discussion planned for next Thursday; vote in September.

Jeff Stine will get an estimate for demolition of western bridge.  

Development Items:

Madison Park, former Masonic Lodge Site – Circle Development (Greg Lund, Sean, Ray)

Corner of Madison and Ridge. Need zone change to convert two parcels to single family use. Proposal includes 20 single-family attached townhomes, each three stories. Townhomes are planned for rental property.  

Several residents expressed concerns about increased traffic. Traffic study has been completed; estimated 7 trips per hour at peak hours.

Resident expressed concerned about contemporary styling that doesn’t match the traditional look of the nearby homes.  

Rental price point unknown currently.

Storm water question raised; will be addressed with the City.  

Developers will return next month requesting a letter of support for the zone change.  

Oakley Yard, Kenner Site – Neyer Properties

Includes walking and bike path along the perimeter; proposed playground and dog park. Also includes 63 single family lots, 300 apartments and senior living. Will return in September requesting a letter of support for the site concept in September.

CinFed – Jay Sigler and Jay Kincaid

CinFed has purchased home at 4704 Ridge Road; they want to purchase additional land along Ibsen. 

Asking for a letter of support for City-owned property to create greenspace.  

Motion by Dave Schaff to provide a letter of support for CinFed’s request to acquire the City owned property at 4700 Ridge Ave contingent upon CinFed maintaining the lot as green space and returning to the Oakley Community Council for future development requests. Seconded by Kenny McNutt.

Unanimous approval; motion passes.   

Beautification – Cody Gausvik

50+ tree wells were weeded and mulched in May by Wimberg Landscaping. The tree wells aren’t filled with weeds and look the best they have in years. We need a way to communicate to all of our property owners/businesses within our NBD that the tree wells and landscaping are their responsibility.

Proposal: issue reminder/clarification letter to property owners from Gills to MadTree along Madison.

74 property owners total.

Motion by Cody Gausvik to authorize Cody Gausvik to mail tree well/landscaping reminder/clarification letter via certified mail to all property owners along Madison Road within our NBD at a cost not to exceed $300; seconded by Kenny McNutt. Unanimous approval.

Pedestrian Safety: New App (Joe Groh & Kenny McNutt) – FREE!

Download app: https://occ-safety.glideapp.io; you can report speeding, people parking too close to your driveway, requests for additional lighting around crosswalks and you can comment on other pins that were placed by others in the area.  

safety@oakleynow.com – email address dedicated to pedestrian safety requests/updates in Oakley.

History: Oaktoberfest (Joe Groh)

Booth will be set up at Oaktoberfest on Saturday 9/14.

Oakley and Reds 150th anniversary is this year; Reds will include tickets in random goodie bags at the event.

Transit Levy – Joe Groh

Proposal to reduce earnings/income tax for Cincinnati from 2.1% to 1.8% and that is conditioned on the county levy increasing the sales tax by .07%. The charter issue would be in November and the levy in the spring of 2020. That would make the Hamilton County total sales tax 7.07%. Countywide sales tax increase of .07 – raises $110m for SORTA.

Result: Madison Road would have 24/7 bus access; greater frequency of runs; extended holiday/weekend hours, etc.

OCC Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon

Tabled due to Jason’s absence.     

6/4/19 OCC Meeting Minutes

Motion by Joe Groh to approve the 6/4/19 minutes; seconded by Dan Krohn. Minutes approved; Cody Gausvik, Dave Schaff, Kenny McNutt abstained. Motion passes.

OCC Board Elections – If you’re interested, you must be member by October 3rd and attend at least 3 meetings.

Motion to adjourn meeting by Cody Gausvik; seconded by Joe Groh. Meeting ends at 9:29PM.

New Business:

  • ·        McAlister’s Deli Opening – Monday, 8/26/19 at 10AM
  • ·        Third Thursday meeting on 8/15/19 – Brazee Street Studios 7-9PM
  • ·        Next Tuesday OCC Meeting 9/3/19 – Oakley Recreation Center 7PM

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