Meeting Minutes

  • 03/07/2018 12:55 PM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council 3rd Thursday Meeting

    Oakley Pub & Grill Basement

    2/15/18; 8PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com

    www.oakleynow.com

    www.facebook.com/oakley45209

    513.533.2039

    Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Evan Nolan, Jason Wilcoxon, Chris Mengel, Colleen Reynolds, Chris Mucha, Cody Gausvik, Jon Bernier & Dave Schaff

    Trustees Not Present: Stacy Lehman, Kenny McNutt & Jes Overley

    MEETING MINUTES

    Approve 2-6-18 OCC Meeting Minutes:

    Motion to approve 2-6-18 OCC Meeting Minutes by Colleen Reynolds, seconded by Chris Mengel. 2-6-18 OCC Meeting Minutes approved. Evan Nolan, Dave Schaff and Jon Bernier abstained.

    SOP Documents:

    Special Events SOP (Stacy, Dave, Jon)

    Group presented and provided copies to everyone. Group will “clean up” document and send it over before 3/5 so we can vote on it by 3/15. Send any suggested revisions.

    Agenda & Meetings SOP (Jes & Sean)

    Sean presented and provided copies to everyone. Jes and Sean to meet to discuss specific timelines for posting the agenda and figure out when presenters (i.e. developers) need to notify president they want to speak. Need to be sensitive to developer’s time and don’t want to create hard deadlines that lead to developers circumventing OCC.

    Donations SOP (Chris Mucha & Dave)

    Separate SOP for (1) person/entity requesting donation from OCC (whereby OCC would provide donation/sponsorship from our funds); and (2) when OCC requests sponsorship/donation from businesses for special events.

    Under (1), if donation request is sent to OCC, we would make person/entity complete “donation request form” and following approval from OCC, we would post the donation request form under “Board Actions” to Oakleynow.com

    Next SOP’s to be presented

    Internal Communications – Cody & Jason

    External Communications – Cody & Jason

    Zoning & Development – Evan, Chris Mengel, Colleen & Jes

    Oakley Master Plan:

    OMP Steering Committee – Update on Working Groups

    Joe Groh from the audience provided an overview of the “Working Group” session on 2-13-18. 42 people broke out into four separate groups to discuss ideas. Our City Planning Department contact (Ann Marie) will send out notes from that meeting to everyone on OMP Steering Committee to review. Joe Groh took the City’s data from the OMP survey and created graphics to display the results and worked with the OKI department to obtain traffic/accident data in Oakley.

    Oakley After Hours:

    Dave and John are actively working to set up a meeting with Allison (2017 fundraiser) to negotiate a more favorable contract for OCC. Goal is to have signed contract by the end of February. Discussion around reducing OAH to only 4 Fridays in 2018. There is currently no budget, so we have not been able to secure bands or make other arrangements.

    FC Cincinnati:

    City is still waiting on Traffic Study to be completed. City is being educated on what a “Community Benefits Agreement” is.

    Colleen to draft several statements in response to what could happen with FC Cincinnati in Oakley (i.e. draft requesting more information from FC; draft notifying community what really happened over the Thanksgiving holiday and where we’re at today; draft notifying residents of town hall-style meeting and we intend on pushing for a Community Benefits Agreement with FC.)

    5/3 Site Update:

    City rejected PLK’s proposal for 20 townhomes on Madison due to the business district zoning currently in place. PLK’s initial apartment building proposal is now being pushed by the City instead.

    Motion to adjourn meeting at 10:40PM by Sean Fausto and seconded by Cody Gausvik. Meeting Ends at 10:40PM.


  • 02/16/2018 7:38 AM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council Meeting

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – 7 PM      

    Oakley Community Center

    Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon, Jes Overley, Chris Mengel, Colleen Reynolds, Chris Mucha, Kenny McNutt, Cody Gausvik & Stacy Lehman

    Trustees Not Present: Evan Nolan, Jon Bernier & Dave Schaff

     

    MEETING MINUTES

    GENERAL:

    ·         City Hotline – 591-6000

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

    ·         Fix it Cincy! Mobile App

     

    Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31 Lt. McDonough

    Cooking fires are still the most common; verify your smoke detectors work.

    Accepting applications through 3/19 for anyone interested in becoming a firefighter. [https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/fire/news/cincinnati-fire-recruit-firefighter/]

     

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

    Auto thefts common when doors are left unlocked. Forward any videos/pictures you have of suspicious activity or people caught on camera to [shawn.tarvin@cincinnati-oh.gov]

    Aaron Jones is new District 2 Captain – very responsive to emails [aaron.jones@cincinnati-oh.gov]

     

    COMMITTEES

    Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee

    First public working group meeting is Tuesday, February 13, 6PM at the Oakley Rec 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

    150% increase in OCC members – SPECIAL THANKS TO KENNY!

    Daddy Daughter Dance - Feb 18th - 2 Sessions 4:30-6:00 & 7:00- 8:30 @ 20th Century Theatre.

     

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

    Nothing new to report.

     

    Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance: “Get Efficient” Program – Kevin Tolan

    Program offers residents a free, web-enabled, whole-home energy assessment, access to professional energy advisors and extended-term financing for residential energy efficiency upgrades. Take the “Home Energy Audit” (~5mins) [https://getefficient.energysavvy.com/residential/start/]

    2018 Cincinnati Neighborhood Games – Dan Krohn & Rob Wetterstroem (Oakley Team Captains)

    Olympic-style [friendly] competition between neighborhoods this summer. Qualifier event on 6/16 downtown; 6/19 indoor events hosted @ Madtree. Recruit other Oakley residents so we can win some medals this year. 16 FUN-filled events – stay tuned!

    Cincinnati Health Department – Community Health Assessment – Dr. Marilyn Crumpton & Maryse Amin

    Goal of the Community Health Assessment is to provide data to help develop strategies to address the community’s health needs. “3 Health Priorities Questions” handout the audience was asked to turn in and PowerPoint information will be available on Oakelynow.com.

    Navigators Chapter 137 Co-ed Alternative Scouting Organization in Oakley/Hyde Park – Brett Pipitone

    Sponsor request: In 2017 Oakley sponsored ½ of their insurance premium – this avoids kids having to go around and “sell” door-to-door. Asking for the same in 2018 ($150.00 total).

    Motion to provide $150.00 to sponsor Navigators Chapter 137 by Chris Mucha, seconded by Stacy Lehman – Unanimous Approval.

    4016 Allston Street Proposal – Laura Caracciolo, John Smith, Mike Martin

    Requesting a variance for 5 parking spaces for a 635 square foot “Annie Oakley themed lobby bar”

    We’ve heard the city has put a pause on granting parking variances – Colleen Reynolds to inquire for further details. Resident requested that the OCC initiate work with the City to look at alternative parking solutions for our business district, similar to what was outlined in the 2000 Oakley Neighborhood Business District Plan – Colleen Reynolds to ask the City if they can help us with that while the current Oakley Master Plan is being worked on.

    Motion to support 4016 Allston Street space specifically for the use of a lobby bar and grant a 5 parking space variance by Cody Gausvik, seconded by Sean Fausto. 6 in favor; 0 opposed; Chris Mengel, Colleen Reynolds and Kenny McNutt abstained – Motion Passes

    We were told the bar would only be open AFTER 5pm – do/can we write that in our letter?)

    3313 Madison Road (former 5/3 site) – NEW proposal – Nick Lingenfleter from PLK Communities

    PLK is appealing the Zoning Hearing Examiner's ruling that denied their apartment density variance from the previous proposal. The apartment proposal is their preferred option. Tonight's proposal is their “Plan B” in case they can't get the preferred option approved in time to start construction this summer while St. Cecilia School is out. The public comments in the meeting were favorable to the new proposal. The requested variances for the new plan are the same as were previously requested and approved by the OCC for the townhomes at 2940 Markbreit. 

    Motion to support the 3 variances (1) Requesting variance from Section 1409-07, Clause L2, which requires multi-family dwelling uses [residential] to be above first floor commercial use; (2) Requesting variance from the Ground Floor Transparency requirements as outlined in Section 1409-23; which requires a ground floor transparency level of 80% based on the project’s Madison Road frontage of 144ft; (3) Requesting variance from Section 1423 which prohibits more than one principal structure on one parcel; and (4) Urban Design Approval for 3133 Madison Road project by Chris Mucha and seconded by Chris Mengel. Unanimous Approval.    

     

    Approve January 2nd 2018 Meeting Minutes

    Motion to approve the January 2nd 2018 Meeting Minutes by Chris Mengel. Seconded by Colleen Reynolds. Motion is approved. Stacy Lehman Abstained.

    November, December and January Financial Report

    Motion to approve of November 2017, December 2017 and January 2018 Financial Reports pending the correction of a spelling error by Jason Wilcoxon and seconded by Chris Mengel. Unanimous Approval.   

     

    New Business:

    • ·        Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, March 6th  – 7pm
    • ·        Third Thursday meeting on 2/15. Oakley Pub and Grill Basement – 8pm

     

    SPEAKER CARDS

    Pamela Rosengard – Substantial Proposed Development in Hyde Park (LaRosa’s/Lemon Grass area)

    Capital Investment Group proposing mixed use development. Residents have traffic, parking, size and density concerns. Concerned citizens put together a summary of the proposal with maps, renderings and photos on [hydeparkmatters.net]. Community meeting for this proposal is scheduled for 2/15 at Oakley Community Center – 7pm.

     

    John Cappela – Course Operations – 20th anniversary of Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati.

    Course closures for neighborhood marathon will be available via WAZE app in 2018. John Cappela is requesting permission to use East Hyde Park Playground on 5/6 as a part of Flying Pig Marathon route.

    Motion to approve using East Hyde Park Playground on 5/6 as a part of the Flying Pig Marathon route by Colleen Reynolds and seconded by Chris Mengel – Unanimous Approval.

     

    Craig Rozen – Invest in Neighborhoods “2018 Neighborhood Summit”

    March 10th from 8AM-4PM at Cintas Center. Register online at [https://cincyneighborhoodsummit.org/].

    Motion for OCC to set up a table at the 2018 Neighborhood Summit and spend up to $200.00 for handouts/materials by Coleen Reynolds, seconded by Chris Mengel. Unanimous Approval.

     

    Gabi Roach – “PAR-PROJECTS”

    Applied Arts Educational courses for youth and adults. Courses range from two weekends to 8-week courses. [emailus@parprojects.com]

     

    Motion to adjourn meeting at 9PM by Chris Mengel and seconded by Chris Mucha.  Meeting Ends at 9PM.


  • 02/07/2018 3:41 PM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council Meeting

    Date: January 2,2018, 7 PM       

    Oakley Recreation Center

    Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon, Jes Overley, Chris Mengel, Colleen Reynolds, Chris Mucha, Kenny McNutt, Dave Schaff, Jon Bernier, Evan Nolan, Cody Gausvik

    Trustees Not Present: Stacy Lehman

    MEETING MINUTES

    GENERAL:

    ·         City Hotline – 591- 6000

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

    ·         Fix it Cincy! Mobile App

    Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31 Lt. Sweeney – 206 responses.  Winter fires- more fires occur in the winter than any other season.  Please be safe with space heaters – #1 cause of winter fires.

    Cincinnati Police Department Report – District 2: Shawn Tarvin CPD - Phone 979-4480 – not in attendance – report was dropped off for review. 

    COMMITTEES

    Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee – First working group meeting February 13, 6PM at Oakley Rec 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

    NYE Event - Great attendance despite crazy cold temperatures. Thanks to key sponsor – Fresh Thyme.  Great partners with CRC and Cincinnati Public Library for events for the kids.

    OCURC Request – Kathleen Colley explained history of funding of the final phase of the Eastern Gateway project. Cost is $1.9MM.  Cost overruns would most likely be from TIF funds. "There is a 10% Hard Construction Cost contingency built in ($130,000) plus an additional $35,000 rounding up the total project cost to the nearest $100,000. If it comes in under budget, OCC would be the first to be refunded. Motion to support the current sources as identified in the 10/19/2017 from Kathleen Colley for the Gateway Project and the OCC funding specifically is in reference to the OCURC funds equaling $90,000 by Dave Schaff second by Kenny McNutt – 10 in favor. Chris Mucha abstained.

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

    5/3 property hearing in Dec – decision should be out in the next few weeks.

    Morelia Group – Chris Hildebrandt – CEO – Proposed development at the current Crossroads Annex site. Seeking two letters of support no variances required. Redesigned from last meeting to meet request from OCC to follow urban overlay. 

    Move to provide a letter of no opposition for day care development by Evan Nolan seconded by Chris Mengel. 9 in favor – Chris Mucha opposed. Kenny McNutt abstained.

    Motion to amend from no opposition to support by Chris Mengel and seconded by Dave Schaff. Withdrawn by Chris Mengel after board discussion.

    OCC standing by the motion from December 5th  on the second half of the development.

    Proposed development at 2960 Madison Rd & 2897 Romana – Angelo Pusateri Looking to build 6-7 town homes in the space of a current vacant building. 

    Motion of no objection to the variances as presented – 1 foot variance on Madison Rd and two separate units subject to MSD confirmation the sewer impact will only impact the 54” main and formal presentation of the landscaping plan to the hearing examiner by Dave Schaff seconded by Evan Nolan. 9 voted for. Chris Mucha and Chris Mengel abstained.

    Brandicorp – Jerry Royce – Proposed Starbucks at the corner of Ridge and Ibsen (4700 and 4707 Ridge Rd)

    Motion to provide a letter of no objection for 3 special exceptions (set back, parking in the front and 1 conditional use (drive-thru on a corner lot in a CC-M zoning district) as requested by Evan Nolan and seconded by Colleen Reynolds. Amended by Dave Schaff to have Starbucks consider adding Oakley to the monument signage and seconded by Chris Mengel. 8 voted for, 2 opposed (Chris Mucha and Cody Gausvik) and 1 abstained ( Jes Overley).

    Cincinnati Neighborhood Games – Looking for a captain for Oakley. See oakleynow.com for details.

    November 5th and 16th  Meeting Minutes.  Motion to approve the November 5th and 16th  minutes by Chris Mengel. Seconded by Chris Mucha. Motion is approved unanimously.

    Speaker Cards – no speaker cards

    New Business:

    Daddy Daughter Dance - Feb 18th - 2 Sessions 4:30-6:00 & 7:00-8:30 @ 20th Century Theater.

    Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, February 6th.

    Retreat, January 18th 6:00-8:30 PM, Crossroads fireplace conference room.

    Officer Election – To start approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of this meeting or no later than 9:00.   Oakley Wines 4011 Allston St.

    Motion to adjourn meeting at 9:33PM by Colleen Reynolds and seconded by Chris Mengel.  Meeting Ends.

    Oakley Wines Officer Election

    2018 Officers:

    Jes Overley – President

    Evan Nolan – Vice President

    Cody Gausvik – Secretary

    Chris Mucha - Treasurer


  • 01/03/2018 3:10 PM | Jessica Overley (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council Meeting

    Date: December 5, 2017, 7 PM       Oakley Community Center

    Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon, Jes Overley, Chris Mengel, Colleen Reynolds, Chris Mucha, Stacy Lehman (left at 9:46PM), Kenny McNutt, Dave Schaff, Jon Bernier, Evan Nolan, Tim Langmeyer

    MEETING MINUTES

    General:

    City Hotline-591-6000; Cincinnati District 2 Police Non-Emergency – 949-4400Fix it Cincy! Mobile App

    Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31 Cptn. McDonough  2 basement fires. Be careful using space heaters.

    Cincinnati Police Department Report – District 2: Shawn Tarvin CPD - Phone 979-4480 – Theft from packages up this time of year. 

    OCC Election Candidates – Jon Bernier, Chris Mucha, Evan Nolan, and Cody Gausvik

    New Year’s Eve Update – 7-9pm on the esplanade – fireworks at 8PM.  Stacey is working on the permits. Sending out a needs list to the board this week. – Would you like to volunteer?  Need help with set up, during and tear down.

    Zoning/Economic Update: Evan Nolan discussed current process – zoning committee lets them know to attend an OCC meeting and give them feedback on other projects.  At meetings, OCC can vote on their vision, but OCC is not required to do so.  Many times, developers request to know the Oakley position.

    City of Cincinnati – Kathleen Colley – Eastern Gateway Project – both pedestrian bridges.

    Kenny McNutt gave an educational presentation with the history of the Eastern Gateway Project. Both bridges to be replaced.  Were built in 1959.  Last updated in the 80s.  Project is $1.9m. oakleynow.com/gateway

    Proposed Planet Fitness at the corner of Vandercar and Marburg.  Evan gave update – Crunch Fitness deal fell through – Planet Fitness is now interested in this location. 

    Redknot Homes – Mark Pottebaum – Owner – Proposed development at southwest corner of Paxton and Marburg (1 acre site) - 7 structures (10 units) existing home to 16-18 owner occupied townhomes (price ranges $500-$600). Residents had questions on drainage and traffic.  Would require rezoning from SF4. Motion to oppose zoning change at the proposed site by Chris Mucha, seconded by Chris Mengel. 9 yes – 1 opposed – 2 abstained.

    Brandicorp – Mike Doty – Proposed Starbucks at the corner of Ridge and Ibsen (4700 and 4707 Ridge Rd)  Drive thru concept (also in St Louis)  640 sq ft. Requesting 3 variances:

    • 1.        Conditional use of drive thru on corner lot
    • 2.       Special exception for building placement
    • 3.       Special exception for parking in front yard

    Board asking for landscaping and traffic study and to return to the January meeting.

    Big V Renovations and Smarthousing – John Smith and Laura Caracciolo – Property on 4016 Allston St (former Carstar) with 17 car parking lot. Asking for community input on building space usages. 

    Options:

    • 1.       Apartments (4)
    • 2.       Office Space (current city approval)
    • 3.       Bar/Office Combo
    • 4.       Restaurant
    • 5.       Storage Facility

    Morelia Group – Chris Hildebrandt – CEO – Proposed development at the current Crossroads Annex site – child care facility and retail facility proposal.  Not asking for any variances. Under contract with Crossroads and have met with the city.

    Motion to ask city council to approval a 90 day IDC for the Crossroads Annex Site by Dave Schaff seconded by Chris Mucha amended by Dave Schaff to extend to Kennedy Connector (down Madison) as part of the eastern gateway and Oakley Urban Overlay District -4 approve-  6 opposed – 1 abstained.  Motion Fails.

    Motion to provide a letter of no objection the retail building subject to compliance to the urban overlay district codes by Evan Nolan and seconded by Jason Wilcoxon 7 approved 2 opposed 2 abstained.

    Cincinnati Neighborhood Games – Captain Duties – did not address.

    FC Cincinnati Stadium Update – Evan spoke on OCC process on FCC – discussed the history of voted on the concept of Oakley Yard with OCC – which supported looking at traffic studies etc.  In July, FCC reached out to Evan and asked him to gauge the feeling of the residents.  Evan spoke about it with a handful of residents after the August meeting.  Evan asked FCC to come speak to the community.  FCC said they did not have anything to talk about in August.  From August to November – FCC worked on financing etc, and were not engaging with Oakley.   FCC reached out to Evan again on Nov 3rd and met with Evan and a small group of Oakley residents and at that time, talked about the option of Oakley, and to attend the November OCC meeting.  Sean posted the agenda with the FCC update. FCC asked for a vote at the November meeting.  Evan wants to focus on the facts, and clear up misinformation floating around on social media.  He wants to make sure the community knows that this was not a rubber stamp approval. After the vote OCC found out the TIF funds were being targeted to be used for funding.  OCC voted unanimously to opposed the Oakley TIF funds.  6 OCC trustees attended the special financing meeting to oppose.  Mayor Cranley updated his memorandum to remove the Oakley central business district TIF funds. 

    Speaker cards

    Ron Miller – 6 action items, is sending a copy of his address to the board.

    Approve November 16th Meeting Minutes:  Did not address

    Approve November Financial Report: Did not address.        

    New Business:

    ·         Daddy Daughter Dance – February 18th – 2 Sessions 4:30-6:00 and 7:00-8:30 @ 20th Century Theater

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, January 2nd.

    ·         No Third Thursday meeting in December

    ·         Future Retreat, January 18th 6:00-8:30 pm, Crossroads fireplace conference room

    ·         Election Results: Jon Bernier, Chris Mucha, Evan Nolan, and Cody Gausvik

    ·         Officer Election – Immediately following tonight’s meeting – Oakley Wines 4011 Allston St. – Motion made after meeting adjournment by Evan Nolan to extend current officers through the January meeting and officer election to be held after January 2nd meeting.  Seconded by Chris Mengel.  Unanimously passed.

    Motion to adjourn meeting at 11:06PMPM by Tim Langmeyer and seconded by Colleen Reynolds.  Meeting Ends.


  • 01/03/2018 3:09 PM | Jessica Overley (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council
    Oakley Pub & Grill Basement

    November 16, 2017; 8:00 PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com 

    www.oakleynow.com

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

      513-533-2039

     

    Trustees present: Sean Fausto, Chris Mengel, Dave Schaff, Jon Bernier, Tim Langmeyer, Jes Overley, Stacy Lehman

     

    Trustees not present: Evan Nolan, Kenny McNutt, Jason, Chris Mucha, Colleen Reynolds

     

    Attending: Bob Gallo, Dan Krohn, Fred Yager, James Hearst, Joe Groh, Karim Nonjaim, Jim, Tenhundfeld, Jason Laine, Chris Hildebrant, Randy Merrill

     

    Approve minutes from Nov 7th Meeting – motion to approve by  Dave Schaff, second by Chris Mengel , approved by Sean Fausto, Chris Mengel, Dave Schaff, Jon Bernier. Jes Overley and Stacy Lehman abstained.

    December Election – Nominating Committee – 5 bios are on oakleynow.com and emails and social media has been pushed out.

    Membership Drive 2018 – Dan Krohn- would like to assist in increase membership, Mail and social media campaign. Would also like to start a quarterly newsletter that would be sent out via email. Joe Groh is also offering to help.  This will be a retreat topic in January.

    Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee – Summary of Nov 14th meeting, over 175 residents attended.

    New Year’s Eve Event – Stacy is still working on a firework location and waiting to hear back on sponsorships.  Would like to look into adding a volunteer website page on oakleynow.com.

    Gateway Project – the city will be at the December meeting to discuss gateway project, have been working on it for 3 years, part of a 12 year project.  Will be asking for a $90,000 for phase 3 of the eastern gateway project from OCURC funds.

    Esplanade Capital Improvements – Will have an ask in Dec

    FC Cincinnati – Sean explained current vote, only agreeing to be part of the conversation.

    Crossroads Annex Proposed Development – Chris Hildebrant – under contract with Crossroads, closing in January. They are meeting with the city on December 5th.

    Future Retreat – January 18th 6:00-8:30 PM – Crossroads, Fireplace Conference Room

     

     9:19PM: Motion to adjourn by Chris Mengel, second by Stacy Lehman. Meeting ends.


  • 11/21/2017 9:22 AM | Jessica Overley (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council Meeting

    Date: November 7, 2017, 7 PM         Oakley Community Center

    Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Evan Nolan, Jon Bernier, Jason Wilcoxon, Chris Mucha, Dave Schaff, Kenny McNutt, Tim Langmeyer, Chris Mengel (arrived late)

    Trustees Not Present: Jes Overley, Colleen Reynolds, Stacy Lehman

    MEETING MINUTES

    General:

    ·         Cincinnati Police Department Report – District 2: Officer

    o    Homicide on Isabella. Isolated incident where a disagreement led to stabbing. Suspect was apprehended within 10 minutes. Has been indicted on 2 counts of murder.

    o   Theft from autos has increased.

    o   Email shawn.tarvin@cincinnati-oh.gov for ideas for crosswalk/pedestrian safety issues and for the possibility to install crosswalk signage.

    ·         OCC Election on December 5th:

    o   Absentee voting: Email Jes, Dave or Kenny if you want an absentee ballot.

    ·         Oakley Master Plan: A kickoff public input session will be held on November 14th 6:30-8:30pm, Oakley Rec Center. All are invited whether a resident, business owner or visitor to Oakley. Refreshments will be provided by Sleepy Bee.

    o   Fill out a quick survey by November 30th at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/oaksurvey1

    ·         Gateway Project – Kenny McNutt:

    o   Eastern end of Madison Rd, including the pedestrian bridge.

    o   Built in 1959 with maintenance in 1981. Rated 5/9 for condition.

    o   Has been worked on since 2001. Funding needed for Phase 3.

    o   Total Cost = $1.9MM. Available funding comprised of previous NBDIP, Oakley TIF, Dept of Community and Economic Development and Sale of Land. Gap remains of $90,000.

    o   Go to oakleynow.com -> Projects for more information.

    o   City wants to complete bidding by March ’18, with 6 months of construction. Madison traffic flow will likely be impacted, but the extent is not currently known.

    ·         Cincinnati Fire Department Report – Station 31:

    General:

    ·         FC Cincinnati Stadium in Oakley – Jeff Berding:

    o   Was on City Council from 2005-2011. Lived in Oakley. Now lives in Mt. Lookout. Helped get funding for Kennedy Connector.

    o   12 cities competing for open MLS franchises. Franchise fee is $150 million.

    o   $300 MM of owner investment: $150 MM for fee; $150 MM for stadium. Still a $100 MM gap for the stadium financing.

    §  Site would be at the old Cast Fab site in Oakley Station. Negotiating an option to buy the Cast Fab site.

    §  FCC is looking for public financing for $100MM.

    o   Traffic studies would have to be done to determine how to handle traffic flow.

    o   Stadium would be anchor of mixed use, retail development. Stadium would be a “magnet” for activity for the 22 – 25 games played each year.

    o   FCC has a memorandum of understanding with Newport.

    o   Most games are on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7-9pm. Crowd can be very loud. There will be additional lighting coming from the stadium.

    o   Stadium could also be used for concerts and other events. Maybe 20-30 days of use in a year.

    o   Discussion about waiting on a vote until after community input from the Master Plan meeting scheduled for Nov. 14th.

    o   Michael Moore – Director of Cincinnati Dept of Transportation & Engineering on traffic solutions:

    §  Zoning would be a planned development, which would require public participation.

    §  FCC will have to do a traffic impact study, which will help determine what needs to be done.

    §  City needs to make an event traffic plan, which they don’t currently have a lot of experience with.

    §  Parking would include a garage or 2.

    §  Edwards Connector would be a likely option. City has looked at different options. Could be a $50MM project.

    §  This development would not require the Edwards Connector to happen.

    o   Motion to write a letter of support to the City of the vision presented tonight subject to the OCC’s continuing review of the development for the FCC stadium. Motion is made by Evan Nolan. Chris Mengel seconded. Approved 8-1. Chris Mucha opposed. Letter will be sent to the Mayor and City Manager.

    ·         PLK Communities – Nick Lingenfelter, New owner of Fifth Third site / 3133 Madison:

    o   Seeking design reapproval for 3133 Madison.

    o   75 units: will include 23 market rate and 52 “soft affordable” units. Soft affordable units will be managed via a deed restriction.

    o   Would ask for public financing for the parking garage. Total garage cost is approx. $4.5 MM. No details yet on the breakdown for this portion,

    o   Working with DOTE and City to try and get a stop light at Taylor & Madison.

    o   No tenants identified yet.

    o   Providing 1 parking space per bedroom. Code says 1 per unit, so this is above code.

    o   Will need a density variance. The current code allows for 48 units. The new code, which has not been implemented yet, would not require a density variance.

    o   Motion to provide a letter of support for the design re-approval, the density variance re-approval, the conditional use re-approval for the rear buffer, and the signage approval for the marquee sign as presented on November 7, 2017 for the development at 3133 Madison Rd. Motion made by Chris Mengel. Seconded by Kenny McNutt. Approved 7-2. Sean Fausto and Chris Mucha opposed.

    ·         Aubrey Backsheider – runs Cinci360, a 3D photography business:

    o   Could provide 3D Tours for Oakley businesses and the community. Businesses could use this service and then it could be promoted by the community council’s website.

    o   Visit www.cinci360.com for more information.

    ·         Hyde Park School PTO – New playground – Jason Wilcoxon:

    o   $310k project, of which $239k has been raised so far. The project is about $8500 short of starting phase 2.

    o   The school is the top performing elementary school in the state.

    o   The school maintains Oakley as a destination for families, whereas families previously moved out of the neighborhood to attend a public school.

    o   Motion to donate $15,000 to the community play yard project for Oakley's neighborhood school, the Hyde Park School is made by Chris Mucha. Seconded by Jason Wilcoxon. Motion not approved 4-4-1. Sean Fausto, Jon Bernier, Chris Mengel and Tim Langmeyer opposed. Dave Schaff abstained.

    o   Motion to donate $10,000 to the community play yard project for Oakley's neighborhood school, the Hyde Park School, made by Jason Wilcoxon. Approved 7-1-1. Sean Fausto opposed and Dave Schaff abstained.

    ·         Oakley Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (OCURC):

    o   $125k in OCURC account. CURC’s are common in communities to redevelop urban areas.

    o   OCURC was dissolved in 1998. The OCC acted on behalf of OCURC to fund projects in 2008 and 2009.

    o   OCURC money can be used by the OCC for community projects. The OCC will provide more information in the future.

    ·         Jon  Bernier – Geier Esplanade Capital Improvement Project:

    o   Proposing to install a high-quality, multi-purpose pavilion. Expect this to be a revenue generating asset. Would also include safety improvements like concrete bollards.

    o   Pavillion cost is unknown. Parks could contribute some. Jon is going to work with Parks.

    ·         October 3rd and October 19th meeting minutes: Motion to approve the October 3rd and October 19th meeting minutes is made by Chris Mengel. Seconded by Kenny McNutt. Motion is approved 8-0-1.  Tim Langmeyer abstained.

    ·         Treasurer’s Report: Motion to approve the October Treasurer’s report by Chris Mengel. Motion is seconded by Tim Langmeyer and approved 9-0.

    New Business:

    ·         Third Thursday/Planning meeting on November 16th. 8-10 PM. Location Oakley Pub & Grill Basement.

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, December 5th, 7pm.

    ·         Speaker Cards

    o   Stephanie Antle: How was the Master Plan steering committee chosen? Not communicated that wasn’t chosen.

    o   Fred Yaeger: Would like to see OCC committees posted on the website with who’s a member, the purpose and activities.

    o   Cody Gausvik: Trees planted by Urban Foresty along Markbreit were planted at an angle. Would like the OCC to contact Urban Forestry and ask for staking. Chris Mengel will contact them.

    10:05 PM – Motion to adjourn meeting by Tim Langmeyer is seconded by Chris Mengel and approved 9-0. Meeting ends.


  • 11/21/2017 9:21 AM | Jessica Overley (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council
    Baron, Peck, Bennie, and Schlemmer Co.

    October 19, 2017; 8:00 PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com

    www.oakleynow.com

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

    513-533-2039 

    AGENDA

    Trustees present: Chris Mengel, Jon Bernier, Evan Nolan, Jason Wilcoxson, Sean Fausto, Jes Overley, Dave Schaff, Colleen Reynolds, Kenny McNutt, Chris Mucha (by phone), Stacy Lehman(late)

    Trustees not present: Tim Langmeyer 

    Attending: Dan Krohn, John Heilman, Fred Yaeger, Craig Rosen

     

    Trustee Election

    ·         Cody Gausvik and Jason Laine are submitting Bios

    ·         Evan Nolan, Chris Mucha, and Jon Bernier running for another term

    ·         Committee – Kenny McNutt, Dave Schaff, and Jes Overley

    Financial Report

    ·         Most of 2017 OAH expenses have been paid

    ·         Potential to move the paypal account to a stripe account

    OAH Recap and future of OAH

    ·         All costs have not been paid yet

    ·         Stage costs were approx. $12,000 for 2017

    ·         Park Board is willing to look at a permanent stage structure in the esplanade.  Dave and Jon are putting together a proposal for a stage.

    Recreation Center

    ·         Meeting with individual stakeholders

    ·         Professional fundraising will be the next step

    Eastern Gateway

    ·         $1.9MM to replace both pedestrian bridges

    ·         Will be putting together proposal for OCC to contribute to the gap of $90,000 and bring DOT and Kathleen Colley to the November meeting.

    Oakley Master Plan Steering Committee

    ·         First Neighborhood meeting November 14th

    ·         Will be using social media to engage neighborhood

    Zoning Committee – Development Updates

    ·         No updates

    NYE/Light Up Oakley

    ·         Stacy is working on logistics and sponsors for kids’ event for NYE

    2018 Priorities - SOP discussion

    ·         Tabled

    10:09 PM – Motion to adjourn meeting by Chris Mengel, seconded by Kenny Mcnutt and approved unanimously.  Meeting ends.


  • 11/21/2017 9:21 AM | Jessica Overley (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council Meeting

    Date: October 3, 2017, 7 PM Oakley Community Center

    Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Evan Nolan, Jon Bernier, Jason Wilcoxon, Jes Overley, Chris Mucha, Colleen Reynolds, Dave Schaff, Chris Mengel, Kenny McNutt

    Trustees Not Present: Jes Overley, Tim Langmeyer, Stacy Lehman

    MEETING MINUTES

    General:

    ·         Cincinnati Fire Department Report – Station 31:

    ·         Cincinnati Police Department Report – District 2: Officer Butler

    o   September crime stats: 4 auto thefts. Majority of auto thefts and crime happen to cars which have unlocked doors. Most crimes are done.

    o   The criminal who committed armed robbery on Isabella was caught. His name is Kenny McNutt. Was same person who was mugging people in Ault Park.

    Committee Reports:

    ·         CRC – Mandy Bello: Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct 21st, 5:30-7:30pm at the Oakley Rec Center. Contact Mandy Bello or Joe Berta at the center if you would like to pass out treats at the event.

    o   Mini-camps are always available. The camp schedule follows the CPS schedule.

    ·         OCC Election on December 5th: See Dave Schaff or Kenny McNutt if you are interested in being a candidate or have questions. Jes Overley will post details on social media.

    ·         Oakley Master Plan: A kickoff public input session will be held on November 14th 6:30-8:30pm, Oakley Rec Center. All are invited whether a resident, business owner or visitor to Oakley.

    o   Fill out a quick survey by November 30th at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/oaksurvey1

    ·         Business: Business happy hour was a success. Focus was a meet and greet.

    ·         NYE: Still planning an event. Details are being worked on.

    General:

    ·         Tap & Screw – Tom and Adam Lorenz:

    o   Come visit at our taproom and brewery in Madisonville.

    o   Presented a summary of issues trying to open at 3026 Madison Rd. See details at 3026Madison.com. Brew River also suffered because they were planning to open their catering kitchen at this location.

    ·         Senior Services Levy – Forrest Pettit – General Manager of the Elderly Services Program for Council on Aging

    o   Provide services and durable medical equipment to seniors in need. Served over 5800 seniors in 2016. Since 2008, the current levy is operating $2 million less due to less tax revenue being collected. Will allow them to serve 27% more seniors by 2020.

    o   Go to Help4seniors.org for more information.

    ·         PLK – Nick Lingenfelter – New owner of Fifth Third site / 3133 Madison:

    o   Developed the condominiums at 2940 Markbreit.

    o   Presented conceptual design for 3133 Madison.

    §  Reduced size of previous design. Reduced to 5 stories.

    §  75 total units. 52 market rate units. 23 units that are priced for service professionals in the community.

    §  Commercial space, 6600 square feet, on first floor.

    §  Parking garage with over 130 available spaces, including public spaces. Would look at TIF to help with that funding.

    ·         Request for Proposals (RFP) for 3540 Ibsen Ave – Kathleen Colley – Development Officer, Department of Community and Economic Development:

    o   3540 Ibsen Avenue: was previously going to be a ProLink parking lot but City is putting it out for competitive bid. Looking for feedback on what the community wants to see on the site. Can also submit feedback to Kathleen Colley at Kathleen.colley@cincinnati-oh.gov.

    o   Expect to have winning proposal by end of November and will inform the community then.

    ·         Hyde Park School PTO – New playground – Elizabeth:

    o   There’s a need for a safe playground for the school kids and the community.

    o   Oakley students make up about half the school students.

    o   Would like the Oakley community to consider a contribution.

    ·         September 21st meeting minutes: Motion to approve the September 21st meeting minutes is made by Chris Mengel. Seconded by Colleen Reynolds. Motion is approved 7-0. Chris Mucha and Evan Nolan abstained.

    ·         Treasurer’s Report: Motion to approve the September Treasurer’s report by Chris Mengel. Motion is seconded by Dave Schaff and approved 9-0.

    New Business:

    ·         East Side Candidates Night on October 20th . 5:45-9:00. Will be at Crossroads in Oakley.

    o   Motion to provide $100 for printing cost for East Side Candidates Night. Motion made by Colleen Reynolds and Evan Nolan seconded. Motion is approved 9-0.

    ·         Third Thursday/Planning meeting on October 19th. 6-8 PM. Location TBD.

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, November 7th, 7pm.

    ·         Speaker Cards

    o   Melanie Bates – CPS School Board: Running for re-election.

    o   Craig Rozen – Renew Issue 24: It won’t raise taxes. 2nd renewal of 2008 levy. Not related to Issue 44 that was passed last year.

    §  Introduced Jill Sundermen, new Principal at Hyde Park School.

    o   2nd Thursday of each month is an Oakley Art Walk.

    8:52 PM – Motion to adjourn meeting by Chris Mengel is seconded by Evan Nolan and approved 9-0. Meeting ends.


  • 11/21/2017 9:20 AM | Jessica Overley (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council
    Oakley Pub & Grill Basement

    September 21, 2017; 8:00 PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com 

    www.oakleynow.com

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

      513-533-2039

    Trustees Present: Jon Bernier, Colleen Reynolds, Chris Mengel, Tim Langmeyer, Kenny McNutt, Sean Fausto, Jes Overley, Jason Wilcoxon, and Dave Schaff

    Trustees Not Present – Stacy Lehman, Chris Mucha, Evan Nolan

    Approve minutes from Aug 17th & Sept 5th meeting

    Motion to approve August 17th 2017 minutes  by Chris Mengel and seconded by Tim Langmemeyer. Attendees Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon, Evan Nolan, and Chris Mucha approved.

    Motion to approve September 5th 2017 minutes by Chris Mengal and seconded by Jason Wilcoxon, approved unanimously.

    December Election – Nominating Committee

    Jes Overley, Kenny McNutt, and Dave Schaff– Nominating committee – Jes to post to website schedule and process – To run for a board position.

    Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee

    OMP- will be posting the OMP survey online for input. Nov 14 will be the first community meeting.

    New Year’s Eve Event

    Stacy is still the contact for this event.

    East Side Candidates Night

    East Side Candidates Night – 10/20/2017 at Crossroads.  5:30-Issues in the lobby.  6:30 candidates debates 3 sessions of 30 minutes each.

    Hyde Park School Playground Project

    Approximately a $300,000 project. Jason would like to see the OCC to take a lead role in this project.

    Future Retreat

    Working on a date.

    Other Business:

    Jes Overley will be the back up to Stacy Lehman for general oakleynow.com emails.

    9:38 Kenny McNutt motions to adjourn and Chris Mengel seconds.  Approved unanimously. 


  • 09/22/2017 1:37 PM | Jessica Overley (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council Meeting

    Date: September 5, 2017, 7 PM       Oakley Community Center

    Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon, Jes Overley, Chris Mengel, Colleen Reynolds, Chris Mucha, Stacy Lehman, Kenny McNutt, Dave Schaff, Jon Bernier

    Trustees Not Present: Evan Nolan, Tim Langmeyer

    MEETING MINUTES

    General:

    City Hotline-591-6000; Cincinnati District 2 Police Non-Emergency – 949-4400Fix it Cincy! Mobile App

    Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31 Lt. Jerome – 31 fire runs. 165 EMS runs.

    Fire prevention week beginning of October.  Theme is “Every second counts, has two ways out.”

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

    Robbery at the UDF.  But, almost all offenses down over the three-month average.

         

    Candidates:

    Cincinnati City Council Member – PG Sittenfeld – His dog is named Oakey. Spoke about seniors, and heroin epidemic. Focused on pedestrian safety – set aside $500,000 for pedestrian safety. 

    Candidate for Hamilton County Judge – Darlene Rogers – rogersforjudge.com  Started at GM, and went back to school to become a teacher. Later went to law school and became a public defender. Concrete heroin solutions – jail is overcrowded. 

    Candidate for City of Cincinnati City Council – Seth Maney -  Has served in OTR Community Council.  Works in real estate.  Running specifically to focus on budget. Sethmaney.com

    Candidate for City of Cincinnati City Council – Derek Bauman – Lives in OTR.  Started as a police officer. Public Safety is a key focus for Derek. 

    Candidate for City of Cincinnati City Council – Erica Black-Johnson – running as an independent.  Wants to bring the focus of government back on the people, not the political parties.  Core issues: budget, jobs, housing, transportation, crime and safety. 

    Candidate for City of Cincinnati City Council – Henry Frondorf – henryfrondorf.com  - wants to focus on neighborhoods.

    EastSide Candidates night on October 13th (tentative) at Crossroads.

    OCC Election – Conducted at the December 5th meeting.  Nominating committee: Jes Overley, Dave Schaff, and Kenny McNutt. 

    Committees

    -Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee – Jes Overley, Chris Mengel, Chris Mucha, Jason Wilcoxon  - First meeting was 9/5.  The kickoff meeting for the community is 11/14 at 6:30PM.

    -Business – Kenny McNutt & Jon Bernier -no updates

    -Oakley After Hours – Jon Bernier & Dave Schaff  - doing a thank you for the OAH sponsors.

    -City Hall Liaison – Chris Mengel, Evan Nolan, Colleen Reynolds, & Tim Langmeyer – Fortis is under contract to sell the 5/3 property to the developers of the townhomes on Markbriet off the square.  Renovation on Alston, office and shop space, bar zoning was denied.

    Great American Cleanup Recap- Wasson Way and the pedestrian bridge main focus. 27 bags of trash collected.

    NYE Proposal – 7pm-9pm on NYE in the esplanade.  Total budget request $3500.  Motion to approve up to $3500 to fund NYE event. Motion by Colleen Reynolds and seconded by Dave Schaff. Approved unanimously.

    City of Cincinnati Citizen Complaint Authority Kim Neal – CCA Director http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/ccia/  kim.neal@cincinnati-oh.gov Discuss police and community relations.

    City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering -Bill Shefcik –  Supervising Structural Engineer- Marburg Ave Bridge Project.  Bridge to open September 16th.  Railing design will have both Oakley and Hyde Park. 

    3977 Marburg Ave LTD – Bill Gruber – Potential Building Project – will be back in October for formal presentation and take questions at that time.

    Cincinnati Water Works – Jon Hunseder -  Will be attending OCC meetings to answer questions from residents. 

    Table approval of August 17th Meeting Minutes.

    Approve August Financial Report: Motion to approve by Jes Overley, seconded by Jason Wilcoxon. Approved unanimously.

    Neighborhood Support Program (NSP)/Neighborhood Business District Support

    Fund (NBDSF) Community vote for both.

    NBDSF – 31 for, 2 against.

    NSP – 31 for, 2 against.

    Speaker Cards:

    Casey Gries - Visionary and Voices is moving into the old Blue Manatee space.  It will be an educational space.  Opening in mid-October. 

    New Business:

    • Third Thursday meeting on September 21st. Oakley Pub and Grill Basement. (may be rescheduled)
    • Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, October 3rd.
    • OCC planning meeting. Date and time TBD. Will publish on website and Facebook page.

    Motion to adjourn meeting at 8:59PM by Jes Overley and seconded by Colleen Reynolds.  Meeting Ends.


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