12-3-19 Approved OCC Meeting Minutes

01/16/2020 2:49 PM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

Oakley Community Council
Oakley Community Center

December 3rd, 2019; 7:00 PM

 

Minutes

Call to order - Pledge of Allegiance

Welcome

  • Sign in sheet; Speaker Cards
  • Trustee Introductions
    • In attendance: Dan, Sean, Seth, Joe, Colleen, Kenny, Sandy, Dave (left early), Jon, Jason
    • Absent: Cody, Evan
  • City Hotline-591-6000; Cincinnati District 2 Police Non-Emergency – 949-4400
  • Fix it Cincy! Mobile App

Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31

  • ·        Be careful with holiday decorations and overloading outlets.
  • ·        See uptick in kitchen fires with holiday cooking
  • ·       Good time to check smoke detectors

District 2 Police report

Officer Barry:

  • ·        Thefts, primarily retail
  • ·        Thefts from autos up. Remember to lock doors, keep valuables out of sight.

Captain Jones:

  • ·        Uptick in thefts at local gyms, be sure to lock lockers and cars.
  • ·        41 new officers graduated from police academy
  • ·       Holiday Crime Prevention Initiative -60-65 officers specifically focused on violent crime over the holidays.

CRC

Jalisa:

  • ·        Ongoing Toy Drive
  • ·        Parents Night Out – Friday Dec 13th, 6-9, $10 per child or free with gift
  • ·        Breakfast with Santa – Saturday Dec 14th, 9-noon, $5 per person or free with gift
  • ·       Will host mini-camp over the holidays. Contact the center for details.

Board Matters

  • ·       Thank You to Exiting Trustees
  • o   Farewells to Sean Fausto & Dave Schaff
  • ·       2019 Board of Trustees Elections (2020-2022 Term)
  • o   Candidates:
  • §  Anthony Isaacs, Craig Rozen, Sandy Gross, Troy McAndrews, Colleen Reynolds
  • o   Results:
  • §  Anthony Isaacs, Sandy Gross, Troy McAndrews, Colleen Reynolds elected

Development Items

  • ·       Ann Gimbert (Preserve Hyde Park): Wasson Way Pocket Park
  • o   Park presented as alternative to proposed Wasson Homes
  • o   Developer has modified plans, 12/6 hearing with planning commission
  • o   Park could include green space, bike path gateway, playground
  • o   Motion to support the concept by Jason, seconded by Sandy
  • §  “We, the Oakley Community Council, support the concept of the Wasson Way Pocket Park as presented on 12/03/2019. While this project falls outside our community boundary, we recognize the potential benefit it could afford the Oakley community.”
  • ·       Vote: Yes: 8  No: 1  Abstain: 1
  • ·       Prodigy Properties: Andrew & Madison Townhomes – Greg Dale & Jeff Lane [VOTE]
  • o   Presented their updated plans for the property on the corner of Andrews & Madison
  • o   7 single family condos, 5 in building along Andrews, 2 in building behind them.
  • o   No zone change required
  • o   Added landscaping plan, as requested at the November 3rd meeting
  • o   Looking for support of:
  • §  Variance for more than 1 building on property
  • §  Setback variance for “Front yard” from 21 ft to 10 ft
  • ·        The property line on Madison Rd
  • §  Setback variance for “Side Yard” from 30 ft to 11 ft
  • ·        Property that is actually behind the proposed buildings, left hand side when looking from Madison
  • §  Setback variance for “Corner Side yard” from 10 ft to 6.5 ft
  • ·        Property that abuts Andrew
  • o   Numerous resident speaker cards, all related to this topic
  • §  Greg Ries, Oakley resident
  • ·        Concerned about increased density, the # of new condos, increased traffic
  • §  Bill Zawadzki, owns adjacent property on Madison Rd
  • ·        Concerns about how much closer to the street these buildings be, impact on the neighborhood look & feel
  • §  Randy Parker, Andrew Ave resident
  • ·        Concerns about the density and traffic
  • §  Sun-Jan Huang, Andrew Ave resident
  • ·        Concern about increase traffic, pedestrian safety concerns (especially for children), demolition concerns (mitigation for dust, asbestos)
  • §  Alyssa Brandt, Andrew Ave resident
  • ·        Concerned about look & feel, loss of front yard character
  • §  Marie Simon, Oakley resident, realtor
  • ·        Concerned about the variance for 2 buildings
  • o   Sean made motion to approve the plan as presented, including approval of the 4 variances being asked for. Seconded by Dan
  • o   Vote: Motion failed. Yes – 4  No – 5 
  • ·       Anchor Properties: Future Development at Isabella & Paxton – Steve Hemberger, Matt Hemberger, Mark Ayer, Tom Fisher
  • o   Presented their plans for the Taco Casa/Mios properties
  • o   National bank chain interested in building “non-traditional” bank.
  • o   All the parcels they purchasing are Zoned commercial, with the exception of a 4 family on Isabella, which is zoned SF-4.
  • §  They will be back in January looking for a letter of support for the zone change.
  • o   Plan calls for 23 parking places (19 minimum required), an ATM drive-thru which would be a one-way exit to Isabella, and reduce the total curb cuts that are there now.

Committee/Project Items:

  • ·       Neighborhood Guidelines One Pager – Sandy Gross
  • ·        Sandy shared the final updated guidelines
  • ·        Motion to approve: Seth
  • ·        Seconded: Joe
  • ·       Vote:  Yes – 9  No – 0
  • ·       Call for Committee Participation: Parking Overlay – Colleen Reynolds
  • o   We’ve decided to create a committee to analyze the parking overlay options
  • o   Encouraged all interested to participate
  • o   More at January Tuesday meeting

Approve November 21st Meeting Minutes

  • ·        Motion: Joe  Seconded: Seth
  • ·       Vote:  Yes – 7   No – 0 Abstain: 2

Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon

  • ·        Jason shared financial report, also shared electronically.
  • ·        Motion: Seth  Seconded: Joe
  • ·       Vote:  Yes – 9   No – 0

New Business

·        No Third Thursday Meeting This Month – Happy Holidays!

·       Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, January 7th

Speaker Cards

  • ·       All speaker cards related to Andrews & Madison development, are listed there.

Adjourn Meeting

  • ·        Motion: Sean Seconded: Seth
  • ·        Vote: Yes – 9  No - 0


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