Meeting Minutes

  • 03/11/2019 8:05 AM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council 3rd Thursday Meeting

    Brazee Street Studios

    2/21/19; 7PM

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    513.533.2039

    Trustees Present: Dan Krohn, Cody Gausvik, Colleen Reynolds, Jason Wilcoxon, Joe Groh, Dave Schaff, Evan Nolan, Sean Fausto, Seth Shaifer, Sandy Gross, Kenny McNutt

    Trustees Not Present: Jon Bernier

    MEETING MINUTES

    Go Vibrant – Christy Zerges

    Go Vibrant creates established walking routes for local neighborhoods. 6-8 month process.

    $5,000-$7,000 = three routes; up to fifty signs

    $3,500 = up to thirty five signs

    Many neighborhoods use money from NSP, grants or community council funds.

    Evan Nolan proposed for those board members interested to form a committee and bring proposal to the board for review at a future meeting. East Walnut Hills, Avondale and Madisonville have participated.

    OCC Committees

    Colleen Reynolds to send out suggested (based on trustee interest) committee assignments soon.

    Bees/Beautification – Sandy Gross

    Sandy Gross discussed the growing importance of the declining bee population due to over-development. Our hope is to add landscaping conducive to aiding local bee population. Green Plan Cincinnati was referenced. Look for local areas to plant flowers and create prairie(s). More to follow.

    NSP – Craig Rozen/Dave Schaff

    Our plan has been submitted. $1500 to membership; $2080 to events, $250 to ops; $1000 to beautification.

    CPS – Colleen Reynolds/Craig Rozen/Jason Wilcoxon

    Colleen, Craig and Jason plan to meet to discuss ‘neighborhood attendance area changes’ to neighborhood schools at a separate meeting.

    Neighborhood Summit 3/16, 730AM-4PM– Craig Rozen

    $135/table

    CBI Event 3/15. 6-9PM

    $25-75/person

    Development Updates:

    Body Alive – may pursue “Notwithstanding Ordinance” with the City. Notwithstanding Ordinance would give Body Alive the authorization to use the house they purchased behind their studio as an office and would expire if they ever left.  

    Alamo & Ridge Proposed Billboard – OCC plans to be vocal in opposition.

    Neyer/Oakley Yard – plan to attend future OCC meeting and share their proposal/solicit feedback from the community.  

    Former Cast Fab site owners – plan to attend future OCC meeting and share their proposal/solicit feedback from the community.  

    2/5/19 Meeting Minutes

    Dave Schaff motioned to approve 2/5/19 minutes; seconded by Sandy Gross. 8 approved; Cody Gausvik, Colleen Reynolds and Jason Wilcoxon abstained. 2/5/19 Meeting Minutes approved.

    Motion to adjourn meeting at 9:00PM by Collen Reynolds; seconded by Cody Gausvik. Meeting Ends at 9:00PM


  • 03/11/2019 8:04 AM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council 3rd Thursday Meeting

    Brazee Street Studios

    1/17/19; 7PM

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    Trustees Present: Dan Krohn, Cody Gausvik, Colleen Reynolds, Jason Wilcoxon, Joe Groh, Dave Schaff, Evan Nolan, Sean Fausto, Jon Bernier, Seth Shaifer, Sandy Gross

    Trustees Not Present: Kenny McNutt

    MEETING MINUTES

    Kathleen Colley – Department of Community & Economic Development: Eastern Gateway & Hubbard Radio Location

    Eastern Gateway has been put out to bid – bids are due 2/1/19. DOTE will be selecting design team. Planning to start construction in the summer of 2019; target completion is November 2019. Kathleen Colley confirmed that OCC’s $90k contributed to the project will be the last sum of money to be used for this project – if project comes in under budget, OCC could receive all or a portion of the $90k back. 

    Hubbard Radio has extended their lease at their current location. They are planning to start construction on the Oakley location by summer 2019. Large radio tower may not be needed after all, but OCC will monitor. Colleen to work with City to determine what impact a radio tower would have on the health of nearby residents. Colleen will reach out to contacts RE: Hubbard construction to see if they have an update on if there will still be a radio tower and if so, the height of said tower.

    Updates from Colleen:

    Body Alive purchase of house at 4213 Appleton – zoning change hearing was cancelled. Owners are seeking different option for the property rather than using it as their office space.

    Former Cast Fab site has been sold (28 acres total). Colleen met with owners this week to inquire what their plans for the space are. Current plan is for two hotels, retail/restaurant space, a storage unit facility, a high-rate apartment building (PLK Properties) and an office building. Colleen encouraged owners/developers to engage with OCC as more details about the plan are decided.

    Milacron Site – Colleen planning to meet with owners next week.

    Email from Jeff Pastor’s Chief of Staff: Oakley developer “is very interested in the Kennedy Connector Project and has been engaging with the OCC.” Colleen to confirm OCC has not been engaged in what the plans for the Kennedy Connector are.

    Masonic Temple – in process of being purchased; stay tuned.

    Pedestrian Safety – Joe Groh

    Joe pulled data from several sources and created presentation showing pedestrian accidents that have occurred in Oakley. Oakley is trending downward, which may require us to really push for pedestrian safety measures in Oakley.

    Fleet Feet/Essencha Tea Lighted Crosswalk – expected to be completed within the next two months. Flaggs USA and Shaw/Wasson locations are next areas to target for improved crosswalks. Joe proposed creating a “Walkable Oakley”/”Keep Oakley Walkable” imitative – subcommittee of the OCC? OCC to discuss details at retreat. Craig Rozen suggested OCC to schedule time with contacts at the City to discuss pedestrian safety and how we can improve pedestrian safety measures.

    Cincinnati Neighborhood Games – Dan Krohn

    Need Oakley Team Captain for 2019 – great leadership opportunity for someone in the community. Team Captain Orientation is 1/26/19. Planning to have Oakley team participate in the Cincinnati Neighborhood Games in July 2019.

    Cincy Flags – Oakley Flag – Dan Krohn

    Oakley flag options have been tweaked – expected to see online voting soon!

    WCPO – Shawna Steigerwald

    Looking for Oakley homes to feature in an article – if your home is historic or has a story, please reach out to her directly.

    OCC January Retreat

    Seth Shaifer motions to authorize any OCC officer to spend $250 when reasonably required to support their positions on the OCC (e.g. supplies, copies and other reasonable expenses) without approval from OCC Board of Trustees. After discussion, Seth Shaifer withdrew his motion.

    Seth Shaifer motions to authorize Colleen Reynolds to spend up to $250 for supplies and dinner for OCC Retreat on 1/23/19. Seconded by Sean Fausto. Unanimous approval; motion passes.

    1/8/19 Meeting Minutes

    Evan Nolan motioned to approve 1/8/19 minutes; seconded by Sean Fausto. Unanimous approval; 1/8/19 Meeting Minutes approved.

    Motion to adjourn meeting at 9:00PM by Collen Reynolds; seconded by Jason Wilcoxon. Meeting Ends at 9:00PM


  • 01/18/2019 7:58 AM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council Meeting

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – 7 PM

    Oakley Recreation Center

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    Trustees Present: Cody Gausvik, Dan Krohn, Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon, Joe Groh, Dave Schaff, Colleen Reynolds, Jon Bernier, Seth Shaifer, Sandy Gross, Evan Nolan

    Trustees Not Present: Kenny McNutt

    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 

    Runs are up 1-2% for 2018; expected to go down due to organizational restructuring of the department. Fire recruit class of 40 will start soon.

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

    Had to depart for a run; crime report provided.

    CRC Report

    Summer Camp registration starts 2/19 (2/11 for previous attendees). Camp will run 6/3-8/9.

    COMMITTEES

    Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee

    Met on 1/8/19 – Master Plan could be finalized and ready to present by March 2019. “Neighborhood Guidelines” are being created for new developments with enforcement measures; it’ll be shared with everyone once completed. Audience member suggested that OCC should be notified of teardowns or zoning changes in Oakley – Colleen to check on situation of notifications since OCC used to receive email updates from the City.

    Business

    Business Coffee Hour – met on 1/8/19.

    Open account with CinFed and become an OCC Member, you will receive $50 into your checking account.

    “Credit and Coffee” seminar on 2/2 – budgeting, finances in general – open to all!

    March – CinFed will be hosting a Women’s Business Showcase. CinFed will also provide (14) $1,000 scholarships via raffle with submitted application online.

    Next business happy hour: 1/24/19, 4-7PM at Oakley Pub and Grill.

    Daddy Daughter Dance (2/10) – Early session is sold out; over 100 tickets available for later session. We have generated $8,000 revenue thus far.  

    New Year’s Eve Fireworks – 65 degree evening; 300+ attendees; $4,690 total cost. Big thank you to Stacy Lehman and Rob Wetterstroem for their efforts.

    City Hall Liaison – Evan Nolan, Colleen Reynolds, Dan Krohn, Sean Fausto

    Oakley Recreation Center – more news to share in the next coming months.

    Membership Proposal – Dan Krohn

    Dan shared his proposal for a membership campaign to gain more OCC members; our plan is to send mailer out by mid-March.

    Dan Krohn motions to provide a mailing to every single Oakley household in March 2019 with the 2019 Events Schedule and a request for OCC membership with a spend of up to $3000. Seconded by Evan Nolan. Unanimous Approval.

    Hubbard Radio – Michael Heekin

    Worse case scenario: 199ft tower will be built – current electrical towers in that area are about 150ft; may not need the tower, but engineers are unsure. Engineers have not decided on location of tower. Economic Growth Committee at the City will review before the vote goes to Cincinnati City Council.

    Barbers Electric Tattoo – Natalie Bedinghaus

    Welcome to the neighborhood!

    Former Cast Fab Land Purchase

    Purchase happened after OCC Agenda was posted. We’ve encouraged new owners for their participation with the OCC. Colleen Reynolds has a meeting scheduled with new owners next week. They will be required to involve OCC at some point; more to come.

    Body Alive - Nick Broerman

    Purchased house behind their business; want to convert the space for their offices. Change will require zoning change. More to come.    

    Approve 12/4/18 Meeting Minutes

    Motion to approve 12/4/18 Minutes by Joe Groh; seconded by Sean Fausto. 9 approvals; 12/4/18 minutes approved.

    Seth Shaifer and Sandy Gross abstained.

    December OCC financial report – Jason Wilcoxon

    Motion to approve December financials by Evan Nolan; seconded by Joe Groh; unanimous approval

    Jason proposed creating 2019 budget.

    Motion to adjourn meeting by Sean Fausto; seconded by Colleen Reynolds. Meeting ends at 8:10PM.

    New Business:

    • ·        Third Thursday meeting on 1/17/19 – 4426 Brazee Street 7-9PM
    • ·        Next Tuesday OCC Meeting 2/5/19 – Oakley Recreation Center 7PM
    • ·        Next Business Happy Hour on 1/24/19 – 4PM at Oakley Pub and Grill
    • ·        OCC Retreat – Wednesday 1/23 from 6-9PM

  • 01/09/2019 1:53 PM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council Meeting

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – 7 PM

    Oakley Recreation Center

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    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

    Trustees Present: Jes Overley, Cody Gausvik, Dan Krohn, Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon, Joe Groh, Evan Nolan, Kenny McNutt, Dave Schaff, Colleen Reynolds, Jon Bernier

    Trustees Not Present:

    MEETING MINUTES

    GENERAL:

    ·         City Hotline – 591-6000

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

    ·         Fix it Cincy! Mobile App

     

    John Heilman’s Recent Passing - Dave Schaff

    Served for 32 years on OCC; Dave coordinating a formal memorial/plaque

    Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31 

    204 runs for November; Christmas trees and lights are highly flammable. Remember to unplug interior holiday lights before going to bed. Change your smoke and CO2 detector batteries.  

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

    Tis the season for retail thefts and porch package thieves. Do not leave packages in the car where they are visible. Do not leave any valuable in plain sight.

    CRC Report

    Band Camp – Wednesday through Friday in December.  

    Breakfast with Santa 12/8/18. 930-1130AM - free

    COMMITTEES

    Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee

    Next meeting: 12/18/18, 6-8PM. Zoning will be discussed

    Business – Kenny McNutt

    Business Coffee Hour – 1st Tuesday of each month at Redtree, 730AM.

    Next business happy hour: 1/24/19, 4PM at Oakley Pub and Grill.

    Daddy Daughter Dance – $4,000 in ticket sales thus far. Tickets will not be sold at the door - buy now!

    Eastern Gateway Project (near MadTree)

    Final funding was approved by City Council ($1.9 million project). Structural and aesthetic improvements; current area isn’t ADA compliant. Construction to begin in the next couple of months.

    City Hall Liaison – Evan Nolan, Colleen Reynolds, Dan Krohn, Sean Fausto

    New Year’s Eve Fireworks – 7-9PM 8PM Fireworks on the Esplanade

    2019 OCC Trustee Elections

    4 seats available. Dan Krohn, Kenny McNutt, Seth Shaifer and Jason Wilcoxon provided their statements of candidacy.

    Motion by Evan Nolan to approve the slate of candidates as listed; seconded by Colleen Reynolds.

    Unanimous approval from the audience.

    Stacy’s Lehman’s Board Position

    Stacy resigned earlier this month. Sandy Gross provided her statement of candidacy to fill Stacy’s role.

    Motion by Dave Schaff to appoint Sandy Gross to Stacy Lehman’s seat to serve Stacy’s remaining term; seconded by Colleen Reynolds. Unanimous approval; motion passes.

    Events SOP Vote – Pushed to next Third Thursday Meeting

    2019 OCC Schedule of Events – Jon Bernier

    Evan Nolan motions to approve the 2019 Oakley After Hours Events List; seconded by Sean Fausto. Unanimous approval.

    Oakley Connection Sign Variance – Christopher Hildebrant, Morelia Group

    Requesting a letter of support for 10 sign variances (signs on the backside or side of buildings).

    Motion by Evan Nolan to provide a letter of support for the ten (10) sign variance request for placement of signage provided that:

    • (1)    Total square footage of signage per property does not exceed maximum permitted signage allotment; and
    • (2)    The street-facing side of Oakley Connection and Encore Oakley contain at least as much window space on the buildings, as presented at the 12/4/18 meeting.

    Seconded by Sean Fausto; unanimous approval.

    UC Division of Trauma/Critical Care – Dr. Jason Schrager, Trauma Surgeon – REVIVE ResQFoam Study

    10 people per year estimated to effect; if you don’t want to participate in “study” to give non-consent, please email revive@uc.edu. You must “opt out” of the study to ensure you are not chosen.

    Approve 11/15/18 Meeting Minutes

    Motion to approve 11/15/18 Minutes by Colleen Reynolds; seconded by Cody Gausvik. 8 approve; 11/15/18 minutes passed.

    Sean Fausto, Evan Nolan and Jon Bernier abstained.

    November OCC financial report – Jason Wilcoxon

    Motion to approve by Joe Groh; seconded by Sean Fausto. Unanimous approval

    NSP funds [$6085 total]

    ($1,500 membership; $2,085 Events, $1,500 Operations (insurance, postage, etc.), $1,000 Beautification) Oakley Resident votes: 18 yes; 1 no [only Oakley residents can vote]

    NBD funds [$3800 total]

    (1,000 for landscape & $2,800 for special events)

    Audience votes: 21 yes; 1 no [anyone in the audience can vote]

    Motion to adjourn meeting by Cody Gausvik; seconded by Jes Overley. Meeting ends at 8:57PM.

    New Business:

    • ·       No Third Thursday meeting for December
    • ·       Next Tuesday OCC Meeting 1/8/19, Oakley Recreation Center 7PM
    • ·       Election of Officers this evening after meeting adjournment at Oakley Wines

    Election of officers:

    • (1)    Colleen Reynolds was nominated and confirmed for President;
    • (2)    Evan Nolan was nominated and confirmed for Vice President;
    • (3)    Cody Gausvik was nominated and confirmed for Secretary; and
    • (4)    Jason Wilcoxon was nominated and confirmed for Treasurer.


  • 12/05/2018 9:40 AM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council 3rd Thursday Meeting

    Crossroads Church – Meeting Room D

    11/15/18; 7PM

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    www.oakleynow.com

    www.facebook.com/oakley45209

    513.533.2039

    Trustees Present: Dan Krohn, Cody Gausvik, Jes Overley, Colleen Reynolds, Kenny McNutt, Jason Wilcoxon, Joe Groh, Dave Schaff

    Trustees Not Present: Evan Nolan, Sean Fausto, Stacy Lehman, Jon Bernier

    MEETING MINUTES

    NSP & NBD for 2019

    Craig Rozen & Dave Schaff will tackle meetings together for 2019. Will work on creating a binder full of material so anyone can attend in the future.

    Meeting rooms for 2019 OCC Third Thursday meetings

    Jes Overley to book same room for 2019 with Crossroads.

    11/6/18 Meeting Minutes

    Dave Schaff motioned to approve 11/6/18 minutes; seconded by Joe Groh. Five approve; Kenny McNutt and Cody Gausvik abstained. 11/6/18 Meeting Minutes approved.

    Community Engagement SOP

    Tabled.

    2019 Oakley After Hours

    Jon Bernier to lead event efforts for 2019; Dave Schaff will lead fundraising portion.

    Events SOP to be approved at 12/4/18 meeting. Dave and Jon will propose event ideas with tentative schedule of dates at the 12/4/18 meeting for approval. Dave and Jon will work on creating a budget to be approved at a January meeting.

    Membership Initiatives and Campaign   

    Dan Krohn presented a 3-pronged approach to increase the number of OCC members through social media, emails and mailers. A price breakdown for all initiatives was provided. Board is in favor of this initiative for 2019 and will iron out the details over the next few months.

    Joe Groh has offered to mail out OCC welcome letters to all new homeowners in Oakley within 30-60 days of closing to gain more OCC members.

    2019 OCC Retreat

    Cody Gausvik proposed we use retreat to create 4/5 goals for2019 and an overall vision for the OCC. Once the goals are established, this can be displayed on the OCCmembership campaign documents.

    Misc.

    Dave Schaff proposed that we have a rotating greeter at the beginning of the OCC meetings. Jes Overley encouraged other board members to arrive early to help setup the meeting so we can start on time.

    Motion to adjourn meeting at 9:00PM by Cody Gausvik; seconded by Jes Overley. Meeting Ends at 9:00PM


  • 11/16/2018 8:15 AM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council 3rd Thursday Meeting

    Crossroads Church – Meeting Room D

    10/18/18; 7PM

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    www.facebook.com/oakley45209

    513.533.2039

    Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Dan Krohn, Cody Gausvik, Jes Overley, Colleen Reynolds, Kenny McNutt, Jason Wilcoxon, Stacy Lehman, Jon Bernier, Joe Groh

    Trustees Not Present: Dave Schaff, Evan Nolan

    MEETING MINUTES

    Craig Rozen

    Talks of possible new public school in Oakley. Boundaries are being re-aligned by the end of 2019. Craig suggested that the OCC reach out to CPS regarding how we can support this initiative. Jason Wilcoxon suggested we work with principal at Hyde Park School or Board of Education. Craig will forward additional information on to Jason Wilcoxon.

    9/20/18 & 10/2/18 Meeting Minutes

    Cody Gausvik motions to approve 9/20 and 10/2 meeting minutes; seconded by Jes Overley. 6 approved. John Bernier & Stacy Lehman abstained from 10/2 minutes; Kenny McNutt abstained from 9/20 and 10/2 minutes.

    September Financials

    Sean Fausto motions to approve September Financials; seconded by Jason Wilcoxon. Unanimous approval.

    Jason Wilcoxon is requesting help with NSP meetings. 530-930PM once a month on the last Tuesday of the month. Craig Rozen said he may be able to help until the end of the year.

    Special Events SOP – Stacy Lehman & John Bernier

    John Bernier to create sample events calendar for 2019. John Bernier and Jason Wilcoxon will work together to figure out next steps with OCC-owned tablets. Rob Wetterstroem has offered to lead New Year’s Eve event this year – Stacy has already completed a significant amount of work for this event.

    Jason Wilcoxon and Kenny McNutt will get bids for holiday lights on the esplanade; Colleen Reynolds will ask Park Board who they use – Cody will follow-up next week to request progress.

    Colleen Reynolds motions to approve Special Events SOP, pending final edits discussed tonight. Dan Krohn seconded. Unanimous approval.

    Mashed Roots Parking Variance

    Need 10 spot parking variance; presented restaurant plan at 10/2 meeting.

    Cody Gausvik motions to provide a letter of support to Mashed Roots for a 10-space parking variance; seconded by Joe Groh. 8 approvals; John Bernier and Colleen Reynolds opposed. Motion passes.

    Planet Fitness set to open on 11/16

    Planet Fitness donated approximately $3500 in sponsorships to the OCC this past year. PF donated $2,500 for a platinum sponsorship for the OSS/NYE, and also around $1,000 (but not exactly) to the Cincinnati Neighborhood Games qualifier. Many OCC Board members plan on attending the ribbon cutting ceremony. Dan Krohn to reach out and request PF to remove their signs on the pedestrian bridge.

    Masonic Lodge Development near Madison Park Avenue

    Developer unknown at this time and has sent letters to nearby residents asking for their interest in selling their home. Jes Overley and Dan Krohn have been in contact with the City and will keep everyone updated as things progress. Jes Overley to issue statement on behalf of OCC to let everyone in the neighborhood know what’s going on and the information we know at this time.

     

    Motion to adjourn meeting at 9:00PM by Cody Gausvik; seconded by Stacy Lehman. Meeting Ends at 9:00PM


  • 11/15/2018 7:22 PM | Joe Groh

    November 6th, 2018; 7:00 PM

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    Meeting Minutes

    Call to order - Pledge of Allegiance

    Time: 7:00pm

    Welcome

    ·         Sign in sheet; Speaker Cards

    ·         Trustee Introductions

    • Attending:
    • Jes ____X__
    • Evan _____
    • Dan __X____
    • Sean __X___
    • Joe___X___
    • Cody_____
    • Stacey_____
    • Kenny_____
    • Dave__X_____
    • Colleen___X__
    • Jason___X___
    • Jon ___X___

    ·         City Hotline-591-6000; Cincinnati District 2 Police Non-Emergency – 949-4400

    ·         Fix it Cincy! Mobile App

    Cincinnati Fire Department – Station 31

    No Report

    District 2 Police report

    Officer Butler.  Overall, crimes are down from last month and vs. last year. Only exception was increase in theft from autos from last month.

    CRC

    Jalisa reported that Trunk or Treat, despite rainy weather, still attracted more than 100 kids. They will be hosting Breakfast with Santa on 12/8, more details to be provided so can be in next newsletter.

    Committees

    ·      Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee

    Jes provided recap of the Open House, waiting on Jered (City Planning) to share the feedback provided, future meetings TBD.

    • o   New Year’s Eve Event – Rob Wetterstroem

    Rob is the lead for this year’s event. Will be a kid friendly event, on the Esplanade, 7-9pm, Rozzi Fireworks at 8pm. Hot chocolate, games. Looking for volunteers, contact Rob at: rwetterstroem@yahoo.com

    • o   Hyde Park School Liason – Jason Wilcoxon

    Jason spoke about CPS Vision 2020 program to improve the quality of the schools throughout the district, noted that Hyde Park already meets/exceeds all the 2020 goals. There is a survey that all residents are asked to complete, can be found here:

    https://goo.gl/forms/WZdE2y9KoR4VKe0e2

    Jason introduced Jerron Gray, new Withrow University High School Principal, and Dave Blockson (alumni president). They provided updates on what is going on at the school, which is celebrating 100th anniversary this year.

    ·      Business – Kenny McNutt Jon Bernier

    Jon recapped the Business Happy Hour hosted by Madtree on 10/29. They are looking to host quarterly Happy Hour events, and Oakley Pub & Grill host the next one in January, details forthcoming.

    Kenny also looking to have informal coffee meetings, hopefully on a monthly basis – first one tentatively scheduled for 12/4, 7:30-8:30am, at RedTree. More details to come.

    ·      City Hall Liaison – Evan Nolan, Colleen Reynolds, Sean Fausto & Dan Krohn

    No updates.

    • o   Election Committee – Sean Fausto, Evan Nolan, Colleen Reynolds - December OCC Trustee Elections

    Sean reminded everyone that elections will be held at the 12/4 meeting, the deadline to be on the ballot and have bio published was 11/6, but people who meet the eligibility requirements could put their name in up until the 12/4 meeting – they just wouldn’t be on printed ballot.

    There are 4 positions up for election, 3 members are looking to run again (Kenny, Jason, Dan) and one (Jes) will not run again.  Sandy Gross, owner of Blue Manatee/Sleepy Bee/Brazee Art, has stepped up as a candidate.

    -       2019 OCC Schedule of Events Proposal – Jon Bernier

    Jon volunteered to take the lead for the events, is looking to have a schedule out by end of year to help with planning/logistics/sponsors. He has received some initial input and came up with 5 events (in the picture).

    We committed to post this on the website so residents can review and provide feedback.

    -       Paige Scheidler – Resident – Masonic Temple Redevelopment

    Paige presented update of residents’ efforts to organize and gather information about the potential development of the Masonic Temple property. There were @ 10 other residents at the meeting. They have identified contacts for each of the 4 streets involved and started a petition at change.org - https://www.change.org/p/oakley-community-council-and-prevent-rezoning-of-the-masonic-temple-lodge-property-at-ridge-and-madison-in-oakley

    Thanked OCC members for advice & input so far and is looking to keep communications open.

    Dave shared communication from Matt Shad (city Zoning Administrator):

    There have been some inquiries for commercial redevelopment on the corner property to which Zoning Administration has relayed the limitations of the existing zoning and the many practical difficulties find both a site plan, traffic circulation, and practical development proposal that would/could be reasonable with the abutting properties.  To date, nothing more has materialized than what ifs.”

    Was reported that City planning staff confirmed that they have not been contacted at this point.

    -       Oakley Flag - Lacey Haslam

    Lacey provided an update on the development of the Oakley flag, part of a larger effort to design flags for each of the city’s 52 neighborhoods. She presented 3 options.  Resident’s provided some input: not excited about how close colors are to FC Cincy, need to include oak trees.

    Anyone wishing to review the current designs and provide feedback should visit https://www.cincyflags.com/

    We committed to adding post about this to the website.

    -       School of Rock – Scott Higgins Josh Ullrich

    Josh, owner of the local School of Rock franchise, presented 2 videos showing intro and performance classes and talked about their philosophy.  They’ve just opened a new location at 6710 Madison, have joined OakleyNow as business member, and encouraged residents to check out their programs.

    https://locations.schoolofrock.com/cincinnati

    -       Oakley Connection Update – Christopher Hildebrant, Morelia Group

    Chris asked to present updates on the initial annex development (Oakley Connection) and plans for the second component (Encore of Oakley) for the remaining annex property. The updated presentation will be added to website.

    Highlights:

    • o   Oakley Connection includes Day Care Center (which is now being built closer to Madison), Tide Dry Cleaners (which concierge drive up service), Holtman’s Doughnuts, Tropical Smoothie Café, McAlister’s Deli, GE Credit Union, full service Starbucks (with drive-thru). They are aiming for April 2019 openings.
    • o   Encore of Oakley is the development of the second part of the annex property. It will be built along Vandercar and currently include a day spa, Condado Tacos, a chipotle variant (??) and a chicken salad restaurant (??).
    • o   To address some of the traffic concerns, they will be adding a left turn signal from Madison into Vandercar and will replace the existing concrete median on Madison (in front of Madtree) with center turn lane.
    • o   They have had discussions with Crossroads for use of 50 parking spots against the Vandecar side, and with Madtree of use of spots around the day care center for evenings and weekends (when center would be closed).
    • o   They received abatement for the Day Care Center, were approved for PACE loan for remainder of Oakley Connection development. PACE is a state loan program, administered by the city locally, that encourages developers to build more energy efficient buildings. Loans are repaid as part of property taxes (in addition to their property tax).
    • o   They will be applying for PACE loan for the Encore of Oakley project, which according to Bob Bertsch (City Department of Community & Economic Development) the city is now requesting something from the OCC showing support for the project. 

    Chris had originally not thought he would need anything from the board at this meeting, and that is what he had communicated to Jes.  Bob corrected him that, yes, a letter of support was required, and that without it, the PACE application could still go forward to city council for vote but not guarantee without community backing. Jes recommended a letter od No Objection in lieu of a letter of support, since we were not prepared to discuss that option.  Colleen motioned that letter of No Objection be written (based on what was presented) to allow them to proceed with their PACE application. Joe seconded.  All voted in favor.  Colleen will draft the letter.

    -       Hubbard Radio Cincinnati – Mike Fredrick – Proposed construction with Jordan Widner and Jim Bryant

    Bob Bertsch, City Department of Community & Economic Development, introduced the Hubbard team, stated they were the type of client they were looking for to occupy the vacant land on Kennedy (across from CinFed). They would get an abatement on the property, but pay full payroll taxes.

    Hubbard owns 4 FM radio stations, 2060 Digital Marketing division, and cincysaver.com.  They currently rent in a couple locations, looking to establish ownership and looking to build new headquarters in Oakley.  Full presentation to be added to the website. They are looking to continue being active in the community and addressed questions about the size of tower.

    They were seeking a letter of support for their plans.  Jon motioned that we approve this, Colleen seconded.  All voted in approval.  Colleen will write the letter and provide for review.

    There was some concern about the abatements from audience member, but Bob mentioned they part of the process and is trade-off to maintain businesses in the city.

    Approve October 18th Meeting Minutes

    Motion: Jason

    Seconded: Sean

    Approved by all

    November Financial Report

    Motion to approve: Sean

    Seconded: Dan

    Approved by all

    New Business:

    ·         Third Thursday meeting on November 15th, 7PM at Crossroads.

    ·         Next Tuesday OCC meeting is on Tuesday, December 4th, elections at this meeting.

    Speaker Cards

    None

    Adjourn Meeting

    Motion: Colleen at 9:01pm

    Seconded: Dan

    Approved by all


  • 10/21/2018 3:21 PM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council Meeting

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018 – 7 PM

    Oakley Recreation Center

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com 

    www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

     

     

    Trustees Present: Jes Overley, Cody Gausvik, Dan Krohn, Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon, Joe Groh

     

    Trustees Not Present: Evan Nolan, Kenny McNutt, Dave Schaff, Stacy Lehman, Jon Bernier, Colleen Reynolds

    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 

    Not present.

     

    Cincinnati Police Department Report – District 2: Officer Kevin Butler and District 2 Captain Aaron Jones – Phone 513-979-4480

    Good news: Crime is down in Oakley overall.

     

    CRC Report

    Jalisa informed us the hallways and main room were repainted; doors to be repainted soon. Floors were cleaned and bathrooms will be deep cleaned as well.

    “Trunk or Treat” – 10/27 at the Oakley Recreation Center from 5:30-7:30PM. Looking for vendors, families and businesses to reserve spots in the event to hand out candy to over 250 families.

     

    COMMITTEES

    Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee

    Next public working session is 10/16, 7-9PM at 20th Century Theatre.

    Everyone is encouraged to attend and provide feedback during this process.    

     

    Business – Kenny McNutt

    Next business happy hour: 10/29 5-8PM at MadTree’s Oakley Room

     

    City Hall Liaison – Evan Nolan, Colleen Reynolds, Dan Krohn, Sean Fausto

    Nothing to report.

     

    Election Committee for December (12/4) – Sean Fausto, Evan Nolan, Colleen Reynolds

    4 three-year term spots available; 3 incumbents running for reelection.

    Absentee ballot needs to be requested 7 days prior to the election; email Sean Fausto for absentee ballot. Please return absentee ballots two days prior the election.  

     

     

     

    Stormwater Management Utility of GCWW – Eric Saylor

    Work to collect and control stormwater in order to prevent floods. $12 million worth of work needed over the next 5 years. No rate increase in 5 years, however, in June 2018, City Council passed a 4-year rate increase; 65% of residents will see their bills increase from $3.54/month to $7.34/month over the course of the next 4 years.

     

    Mashed Roots Latin Kitchen – Guillermo Vidal – Plans and Concept

    3361 Madison Road - previous A Forkable Feast location. Planning for spring 2019 opening. 24 shared spots in the back of the building and 6 metered spots out front for all tenants. Short 10 parking spots since they will be ‘changing the use’ of the property. Zoning hearing scheduled for 10/31, but may be postponed since they haven’t heard from the Zoning Department recently. Asking for a letter of support for parking variance.

    OCC did not have a quorum, so OCC plans to vote on this item on 10/18.

     

    Judge Marilyn Zayas – Hamilton County Court of Appeals

     

    Approve 9/20/18 Meeting Minutes

    OCC did not have a quorum, so OCC plans to vote on this item on 10/18.

     

    OCC Additional Landscaping Approval

    Jason Wilcoxon still trying to connect with landscaper.

     

    September OCC financial report – Jason Wilcoxon

    Current surplus for 2018; OCC did not have a quorum, so OCC plans to vote on this item on 10/18.

     

    Craig Rozen

    Has political yard signs for anyone who would like one.

     

    Motion to adjourn meeting by Cody Gausvik; seconded by Dan Krohn. Meeting ends at 8:19PM.

     

    New Business:

    • ·        Next Third Thursday Meeting 10/18/18, Crossroads 7PM
    • ·        Next Tuesday OCC Meeting 11/6/18, Oakley Recreation Center 7PM
    • ·        December Trustee Elections: to be eligible, you must be an OCC member for 60 prior to the election and have attended at least 3 organizational meetings in the current calendar year.

     

     

     

     

     

  • 10/21/2018 3:19 PM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council 3rd Thursday Meeting

    Crossroads Church – Meeting Room D

    9/20/18; 7PM

    oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com

    www.oakleynow.com

    www.facebook.com/oakley45209

    513.533.2039

     

    Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Evan Nolan, Dan Krohn, Cody Gausvik, Jes Overley, Stacy Lehman, Jason Wilcoxon, Jon Bernier, Joe Groh

     

    Trustees Not Present: Dave Schaff, Colleen Reynolds, Kenny McNutt

     

    MEETING MINUTES

    Welcomed Joe Groh to the OCC Board of Trustees

     

    Approve 9-4-18 OCC Meeting Minutes:

    Motion to approve 9-4-18 OCC Meeting Minutes by Sean Fausto; seconded by John Bernier. 6 approved; Cody Gausvik and Joe Groh abstained. 9-4-18 OCC Meeting Minutes approved.

     

    Treasurer’s Role SOP

    Jason Wilcoxon presented SOP; will revise based on discussion.  

     

    Oakley Master Plan

    10/16/18 next public meeting at 20th Century - 7PM.

     

    Community Budget Requests

    Proposal/requests submitted by OMP Committees; requests due by the end of the month.

    OCC requests: (1) New Oakley recreation center; (2) Madison Road dog park enhancements (while partnering with Boulevard Apartments in Oakley Station); (3) street scape/traffic calming measures on Madison Road near and around neighborhood business district.

    Motion by Jason Wilcoxon to submit the above list of OCC Requests in order of priority; seconded by Joe Groh. Unanimous approval. Jes Overley will coordinate with Colleen Reynolds to send letter to City outlining requests.

     

    December OCC Election (12/4/18)

    To be eligible to serve as an OCC Board of Trustee, a person must have been an OCC member for at least sixty (60) days prior to the election of OCC Board of Trustees (membership deadline 10/5/18) and must have attended at least three (3) organizational meetings within the current calendar year.

     

    Goodwill Expansion

    Commercial real estate agent reached out to OCC Trustee informing OCC of Goodwill’s interested in purchasing the former David Millet space to expand their business. We have no other information at this time, but will continue to monitor the situation.

     

    Motion to adjourn meeting at 9:00PM by Evan Nolan; seconded by Cody Gausvik. Meeting Ends at 9:00PM

     

     

  • 09/21/2018 8:21 AM | Cody Gausvik (Administrator)

    Oakley Community Council Meeting

    Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – 7 PM Oakley Recreation Center  oakleycouncil@oakleynow.com www.Facebook.com/Oakley45209

    Trustees Present: Jes Overley, Evan Nolan, Jon Bernier, Kenny McNutt, Dave Schaff, Dan Krohn, Stacy Lehman, Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon

    Trustees Not Present: Cody Gausvik, Colleen Renolds  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

    ·        See attached form, concerning smart 911 system

    ·        300 runs, nothing specific causing uptick

    ·        10/13/18, Firehouse Open House from 1-5 pm

    Cincinnati Police Department Report – District 2: Shawn Tarvin CPD & District 2 Capt. Aaron Jones – Phone 513-979-4480

    ·        Rash of Breaking and entering at 3100/3200 block of Madison road, at small businesses

    ·        Spike in theft from autos

    ·        Encourage to use fix it cincy app to report things like abandoned cars

    CRC Report

    ·        Trunk or Treat event on Oct 27th

    ·        Working on new classes for seniors

    ·        Increasing Toddler/Preschool classes during the day

    COMMITTEES

    Oakley Master Plan (OMP) Steering Committee

    Next public working session for the Oakley master plan is on Oct 16th at 7 pm, probably at community center. Will be first chance to see rough draft of OMP.

    City Hall Liaison – Evan Nolan, Colleen Reynolds, Dan Krohn, Sean Fausto

    Some public questions about ownership of Masonic Lodge at Ridge/Madison – will it be developed commercially or for private residents?

    Election Committee for December – Sean Fausto, Evan Nolan, Colleen Reynolds

    ·        Jes, Kenny, Jason and Dan’s seat are up for re-election at December meeting

    ·        Requirements to run:

    o    Member for 60 days prior to election (so join by next monthly meeting)


    o    Attend 3 organizational meetings.

    ·        Must be a member to vote

    ·        Nominees can email Sean, Evan and Colleen

    New OCC Trustee Announcement – Joe Groh is elected by trustee vote conducted over email after August 3rd-Thursday meeting

    Neighborhood Flag Project – Cincy Flags – Lacey Haslam

    ·        Flag project is seeking input for flag for each community. There are workshops coming up, with designs hopefully in November.

    Oakley Food Pantry – Pastor Judy Jackson

    ·        See attached forms

    ·        Sources for pantry are drying up – holding a food drive on 22 Sept, from 10-2. Donations can be dropped off at 4100 Taylor Ave.

    Oakley 5k – Madtree and Fleet Feet – Frank DeJulius – asking for letter of support from OCC

    ·        See attached form. Seeking Letter of support from OCC

    ·        Motion: Move to support vision of Fleet Feet and MadTree 5k on Oct 5, 2019. (Sean Fausto)

    ·        Second: Jason

    ·        Vote 8-0-1, with Kenny McNutt abstaining

    Hamilton County Children’s Services Levy – Laura Kay Clifton

    ·        Encouraging people to vote to support new levy for HCCS

    Issues Facing the Judicial System – Judge Dennis Deters

    ·        Appellate judge concerned over the impacts of Issue 1, and the issues of crowding at the justice center.

    Judicial Candidate – Ginger Bock

    ·        Candidate for 1st district court of appeals

    Approve 8/16/18 Meeting Minutes

    ·        Motion: Evan

    ·        Second: Sean

    ·        Vote 6-0-3, with John, Stacey and Dan abstaining

    June, July and August OCC financial report – Jason Wilcoxon

    ·        See attached form for all 3 months

    ·        Motion to approve: Evan

    ·        Second: Dan

    ·        Vote: Unanimous

    New Business:

    ·        Next Third Thursday Meeting 9/20/18, Crossroads 7PM

    o    Plan to look at special events SOP

    ·        Next Tuesday OCC Meeting 10/2/18, Oakley Recreation Center 7PM


                                                                    SEPTEMBER CFO Report

    Smart 911


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    FIRE & EMS


    The Cincinnati Fire Department is encouraging the public to sign up for Smart 911, an emergency communications tool that provides 9-1-1 call takers and first responders with additional critical information about participating residents.

    This technology helps reduce response times and provide first responders with vital information that can help improve incident outcomes.

    Information such as medical conditions to blood type to primary language can be place in user's Safety Profile as well as a Facility Profile about their current location.

    Citizens can sign up for Smart 911 by going to www.Smart911. com. Remember no one plans to call 9-1-1 but now you can plan ahead.

    Cincinnati Fire Department  Open House Day

    On Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, the Cincinnati Fire Department will open its 26 fire stations to the public. The Cincinnati Fire Department's "Open House Day" will be a great time for children and adults to learn fire safety and about the Cincinnati Fire Department in general. To attend children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Refreshments will be served.

    Please join the Cincinnati Fire Department when we open our doors on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

    Hoarding Problems - 352-2331 Smoke Detectors - 352-2331 Home Inspections - 352-2331

    Carbon Monoxide Detectors - 357-7582 Car Seat Installation - 357-7582

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