Oakley Community Council
Oakley Community Center
December 3rd, 2019; 7:00 PM
Call to order - Pledge of Allegiance
- 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
- · Thefts, primarily retail
- · Thefts from autos up. Remember to lock doors, keep valuables out of sight.
- · 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.
- · 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.
- · 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
- · 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.
- · 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
· No Third Thursday Meeting This Month – Happy Holidays!
· Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, January 7th
- · All speaker cards related to Andrews & Madison development, are listed there.
- · Motion: Sean Seconded: Seth
- · Vote: Yes – 9 No - 0