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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - April 4, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioVol. 19 no. 75 Friday april 4,1980 single copy 15 cents juvenile court again discussed at meeting at a monday evening special meeting the Anderson township Board of trustees again discussed the formation of a Hamilton county juvenile a court Branch in the township. The Board expressed the desire to operate the court for a Cost which could found to be reasonable within the township budget. One estimation of the Cost of running the court has been $800 per month but the Board members said they Felt it could be operated for less. A we think the Job could be done for less than $800 per month and we would like to have a set figure by our regular meeting april 17 a said Board president John of Brien. After deciding on an affordable Cost the trustees plan to vote to try the court on a trial basis. A we came out of the meeting with a determination to make a decision at the regular meeting a o Brien said. A the number of cases seems to justify the court in the township and if we can do it on a Cost effective basis we should be Able to go ahead with of Brien said he believes the new court could be functional by mid year. Also at the special meeting the Board members spoke with Edmund Mots a township resident and his attorney Charles Meyer. The City of Cincinnati is trying to appropriate a Section of land owned by Motz for Park use the trustees offered to serve As witness in the court Case about the appropriation. The first hearing the Case has been postponed until May and the trial is scheduled to begin in june. The trustees will probably testify about the benefits of the Motz farm land to the township and try to show that the appropriation is not in the Best interest of a1 the Public a of Brien said. A request for Federal Aid in mortgage insurance for a subdivision off Collinsdale Avenue received negative reaction by the Board. At its March meeting the Board had received notices of the request by Eagle investment corp., for the Aid from the department of housing and Urban development. Such a request is reviewed by the o h i of e n t u c by -1 Nodi a a regional Council off governments Oviand Oki sent the notice to the Board asking for comment. The form however asks for reply no later than March 27, and it is unclear whether the response of the Board will be noted in the Oki review. Of Brien said the trustees Felt other subdivisions had been built without Federal Aid and the same could be done with the Collinsdale site of 42 proposed lots. In other business the Community development cd department of Hud sent notice received at the meeting that the township would receive $167,000 in cd funds for the coming year. The amount had been in doubt until a ruling by Hud that a Lack of federally subsidized housing would not cause a Cut in the funds. The $167,000 is for use of improvements in the Forest Park subdivision. Lei supports land Purchase Spring sports begin Spring is Here can baseball be far behind in the coming months the journal will cover a wide variety of local action including , track and swimming. Baseball began wednesday afternoon As the Turpin spartans and the Mcnicholas rockets battled it out at Turpin. Here spartan Steve Bitzer Waiches the Umpire Call the third strike As rocket Catcher Tom Rastani looks on. The spartans won the game. 7-6, with a run in the final inning. See Story and photo on Page 4-a. Journal photo Tabler. For construction. The Secretary of the concerned citizens of Newtown however believes the land Purchase by Hauck will close off the land which might be used for a Highway. Dallas Kinney said the Purchase will increase the possibility that or 32, which runs through Newtown will be expanded effectively destroying the Village. A if or 32 is widened and raised it will split the Village a Kinney said a which will split it in every Way. It would be so hard to get to another Section of the Village and people would not want to live near a big Kinney said he has tried to Contact Hacks attorney Vincent Beckman but has been informed he was out of town and that the attorney would probably be available next week. Kinney added that Beckmann a Secretary knew of no action to withdraw Hauckes action. A people have to realize that we Arentt against the Scenic River a Kinney said. A we re concerned about our town and the people of Kinney said he Hopes the Village of Mariemont will join in the fight against the land Purchase since the expansion of an area Highway May affect that Village also. A letter has been sent to the Ohio department of transportation Kinney said to ask support for the Battle and to ask the status of plans for Highway expansion in the Newtown area. Mayor John Russell said at a recent Council meeting that he has heard of no studies being done about plans for highways. Council members said at the same meeting that the Village should be willing to go to court to Stop the Purchase and Kinney said the concerned citizens group would also be willing to take court action but it does not have the funds. Passage of new Motel tax surprises township Board to the Surprise of the Anderson township trustees the Hamilton county Board of commissioners passed a new three percent tax for hotels and motels last wednesday which will be added to the townships three percent tax for local inns. The township tax which has been in effect since october of 1974, goes into the general fund of the township while the intent of the county tax is to improve the tourism and convention Commerce county wide. The president of the township Board of trustees John o Brien said the passage of the tax caught the Board by Surprise. A we were under the bad impression that it be in effect in april a of Brien said. Since the commissioners passed the tax at the meeting last week of Brien said they probably did not receive a letter sent by the trustees until after the meeting. The letter suggested considerations for municipalities which already levied a tax such As Anderson township. Of Brien said the letter suggested the commissioners set a maximum amount of taxation if another municipality has its own tax. A we suggested that if an area has for example a two percent tax of its own a of Brien said a the county should Only Levy an additional one percent to total three percent. A it does not appear of Brien said that the commissioners have plans for considerations of the Type suggested by the tur Stees. He said he hoped the letter from the Board would make them think about some concessions. A your tax was in effect Long before the county thought about it a the Board president said. A they should really consider that Angela Detzel the clerk of the Board of county commissioners said the City of Cincinnati has decided to Roll its hotel tax Back in Light of the county tax and Sharonville has verbally indicated a willingness to do the same. Currently however township hotels and motels Are being Village to enforce ordinance Newtown Village plans to initiate a new enforcement Campaign on the towns parking lots. An ordinance that has been in effect in various forms since 1964 requires that parking lots with space for multiple vehicles must be kept relatively dust free. Several property owners were cited for violating the ordinance late last year. The charges were later dropped in mayors court. Velma Aicholtz councilwoman who spearheaded last years enforcement drive. Said this week that her dedication to the Issue directly contributed to her defeat in last november selection. She was later appointed to fill a Council vacancy in january. Taxed by both the county and township in addition to a four percent state sales tax and a one half percent county sales tax. The total 10.5 percent tax rate said col. Rankin Harrison owner of Al Rancho Rankin Motel is hurting his Motel. A a it a costing me plenty a a Harrison said a a it a like putting a gun to a Many a head. The City has Cut Back its tax and either the county or the township should do the same for Anderson township motels. A Harrison said he does not feel the county will Cut Back its tax for areas with additional taxes. Some township services would be Hurt by a Cut in the township tax of Brien said. A since the township tax goes for the general fund a he said a a Cut will definitely Hurt our revenues. A Good example is the summer recreation program. The tax is not necessarily intended to fund it but we took on the program when we realized our tax Revenue would help offset the trustees acknowledged the passage of the county tax at a monday night special meeting expressing Surprise at the action taking place sooner than expected. They did not take further action however deciding to wait for reaction from or discussion with the commissioners about the double tax. This weekend in Forest Hills Anderson township seeks umpires girls and boys Ages 13 years and older and adults too do you need some extra spending Money now is your Chance to earn some this Spring and summer As umpires for the Anderson township girls softball league. The league has More then doubled in teams in this us second season and needs to match this growth with an enthusiastic group of umpires. Exact fee per game varies by the age groups of the girls playing <9-11.12-14,15-17. Games will be played at Nagel Field the firehouse and Newtown school on monday through Friday evenings. There will be two games per evening on each Field beginning May 5. For further details please Call either Jack cover <474-0996 or Carl Boltz 231-2845 before april 15. Spring sports have begun in local High schools including track girls swimming and Tennis. The journal sports pages b-4 and b-5, have All the info a nil icon and results from recent games. Paul Harvey has some thoughts for the easter season with information about local Church services on the Church Page b-2. This week is Tornado safety week and there Are some valuable tips which May save you a lot of trouble or even save a life during a severe storm. See Page b-3 for the details. The regular journal columns a a curiosity and a confusion says can be found on Page a-2, along with the other regular features a a Datebook and a Fine it iuc3 churches classified ii of Kes Laurant a b-2 sports b 4-7 Forest Hills journal 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 106% coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown a California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation audited by a verified by Brian Macconnell staff writer although Newtown citizens and the Village Council is opposed to the Purchase of the Penn Central Railroad right of Way along the Little Miami River by Cincinnati philanthropist Frederick Hauck Little Miami inc. Lei plans to support the idea. Hauck apparently has offered to buy the right of Way to assure preservation of the area along the River so the Scenic status will be preserved. Newtown Village Council however has expressed concern that the Purchase will close off an option for Highway expansion near the Village. Lei is a citizens group formed to help with clean up of the Little Miami. It helped in the work to restore the River which allowed the award of Scenic River status in late january. Thomas Beehan. Executive director of Lei said he does not see the land pure Hase As a hindrance to Highway development in the area a was far As i know now Quot Beehan said a the state Highway department is in a bind for Money. From everything in be heard All the Money the state gets for roads goes straight into repairs so i Don t think new Highway construction is within potential in the near even if the funds were available for construction Beehan said he is not convinced the right of Way is a viable location for a Highway. A looking at the strip of land i done to believe it is wide enough a he said. A i done to know that it has Ever been a realistic Beehan added that he had not heard of any study of the land Library construction begins soon this sign recently erected at the Corner of the five mile connector and state Road Marks the future site of a new Library Branch in Anderson township. The Library will be the largest in the Hamilton county Cincinnati system and is scheduled to open next year. A citizens group the Anderson Library committee has begun soliciting and collecting additional donations for Library equipment. Journal Holo

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