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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - April 18, 1980, Cincinnati, Ohio71 my co Forest i tvs to it mat vol. 19 no 79 Friday april 18, in single copy 15 cents 1�m out Quot crts suburban a a a inc a Mph Row Mem sheriff installs Stein As Post commander the effects erf the new command Post of the Hamilton county sheriffs department in Anderson township will not be very visible but is intended to make police service More effective. Sgt. Charles Stein who was sworn in As the Post commander tuesday said the to untie of the deputies in the township will not change. The chief effects of the new Post commander of accept Stein said will be his supervision of the activities of the other 15 deputies assigned to the area. A a the routine will continue in the same Way it has in the past a Stein said. A if i see something that i think should be done of course i will go ahead and do it. But there will be no major the Only change Stein mentioned in service would be his efforts to have More patrol cars cruising in the various subdivisions of the township. Stein was sworn in by sheriff Lincoln Stokes tuesday at the township administration building in a special meeting of the township trustees. Also present at the ceremony were trustee Thomas Taylor col. Harry Bode head of the sheriffs Road patrol chief of deputies Victor Carrelli township fire chief David Coop and township clerk Wilham Skeen. Taylor opened the meeting by saying that the township was pleased to enter into the command poet arrangement with the sheriffs department the first of its kind in the county. A your concern about efficient police Protection has allowed this arrangements Taylor said. A we Are also glad Charlie Stein will be the Man to run our Stokes said his department and the township trustees Felt the establishment of a command Post is a definitely the most efficient Way to handle service in Anderson by creating the Post patrol cars will no longer have to come to the township from the Road patrol Headquarters in it. Healthy saving a great amount of fuel and time As Well As Wear on file cars. A Charlie is definitely the Man for this Job a Bode said. A the is a resident of the area and he knows what goes on in Anderson township. Making him Post commander will allow one officer to be in charge of the entire operation. In the past a different officer was in charge of the three different shifts. A in a wednesday interview Stein said the service of the deputies in the township As visible to residents would not change much. A we will have the same number of officers in the township a he said a a total of 16 on three different shifts including Stein will generally work 8 . To 4 . His hours Are part erf the command Post arrangement in order to take care of the routine work of the Post. A my hours Are generally pretty Well set a Stein said a but they Are also flexible. If in a needed some time besides my regular hours of course ill be there. A Stein said he likes the idea of having regular hours rather than the inconsistent Road patrol hours. A a in la be Able to plan my time with my family better a he said. A i can count on weekends free in general and maybe even get away on a couple of the 46-year-old, 12-year Veteran of the department also said there Are some draw backs to the command position. He said he is a a Street Many at heart but will be Able to become accustomed to and enjoy his new Job. A if 1 have to get out of the office for a while a Stein said a there is no reason i can to get in a car and be on the Street for a while. But i done t anticipate any problems getting used to the Job of commanding the substation it will be a new Challenge in a really looking Forward the township trustees the sheriffs department and the Forest Hills school District have been discussing the possibility of using the old school administration building on Forest Hoad As a new Post Headquarters. The idea behind its use is that the building is better suited to Access to the Public than the present Headquarters in the rear of the township maintenance building Stein said he has no preference Between the two places but said if the Post is to remain in the maintenance building a significant amount of remodelling would have to be done. He said the Post should have an office for Stein a locker room a briefing room and a room for an Intoci Lytzer machine. If the Post were moved to the old administration building he said the cruisers would Stul be kept at the maintenance building. Participants in the ceremony to install Charles Stein As Anderson township Post commander discuss Stein s qualifications for the Job before he was sworn in. From left Are sheriff Lincoln Stokes Stein trustee Thomas Taylor chief of deputies Victor Garr Elii and head of the Road patrol. Col Harry Bode. New Public school financing methods May be approaching in Ohio a future by Brian Macconnell staff w Riter Many school systems in Ohio have been having financial difficulties in recent years including the Cincinnati District. That District is asking taxpayers to approve an additional 7.43 Mills pm the june ballot. With spiralling costs in almost every facet of life school systems Are no exception to the financial crunch inflation is not the Only reason however that some school districts Are in bad shape financially. Ohio has a state school financing system which is nearly incomprehensible to the average Layman. The a equal yield formula which Ohio uses includes a constant Aid formula and another formula which can vary from District to District within the state and from year to year. The categorical funding from the state is the segment of the Aid which is a fairly constant amount but the segment of the Aid which can vary and which causes some school districts Park District to put Levy on ballot at its regular March id meeting the Anderson township Park District unanimously approved placing a Levy of .62 Mills on the june ballot the decision to go to the ballot was the result of a recently concluded study of the Park and recreation needs of the township and adoption of a five year plan for purchasing and appropriating Park lands and for operating maintaining and improving lands for Park and recreational purposes. The Park District presently has one completed Park located on Nagel Road and owns land for two additional Parks on which construction will begin this year. These consist of a 14.5 acre site on Laverty Lane in Royal Oak subdivision and a 11.95 acre site on Forest Road near Ayer elementary school. Development of these Parks will provide the township with four additional soccer Fields and three additional baseball diamonds along with facilities for basketball volleyball jogging playgrounds and picnic areas. In addition to enabling the Park District to Complete and maintain the facilities it presently has planned the new Condo decision due next week a decision on the proposed White Mountain condominium project off Lay Road and Ragland Road in Anderson township will come at next weeks meeting of the Hamilton county commissioners. According to the clerk of the commission Angela Detzel the commissioners instructed her at wednesdays meeting to have town meeting there will be a town meeting april 21 from 7 30 to 9 . At the it. Washington Baptist Church to discuss the Cincinnati school District tax Levy on the june ballot. The Church is on Sutton Road and school Board members school administrators and parents will be on hand to make presentations Resolution in favor of the project and one opposing the project prepared for next wednesday so the Board May vote on the Issue. Detzel said the commissioners Are planning to look at the site before the vote and act next week a so the decision Isnit delayed any the White Mountain project has been the target of criticism by neighbors of the site. They argue that area roads Are not capable of handling additional traffic which created by the project and an adjacent Park. Part of the opposition has also been based on the argument that the Complex will diminish land values in the area and that township residents do not want an increase in Multi family housing in a predominantly single family area. Serious fiscal difficulties is Basic Aid. Gail Fritz treasurer of the Forest Hills school District said the Basic Aid is an. Attempt to equalize the Aid the state gives school District. However the Basic Aid is the basis of controversy about funding. Basic Aid is comprised of real estate tax Revenue and tangible property tax Revenue from the District the inequities in the state school funding come from a. Variety of areas one of which is the difference Between the revenues coming from the two taxes. A some of the differences Between districts a a Fritz said. Become very evident w Hen you consider some districts have huge Industrial tax bases while surrounding areas May rely Only on real estate tax bases. But the Industrial districts can see serious problems also when a Plant has problems and reduces the number of employees and inventory a Fritz also said inequities Between local tax Revenue and. State Aid Are a cause for districts financial troubles. A local funds simply can to support schools totally a Fritz said a it is obvious that state Aid has to take up Slack but the problem is finding a Way to do it that can help those districts which Are in trouble while not destroying those who Are staying ahead of the game. People will justifiably complain about any plan on some basis but its so hard to find a Good Way to finance All the schools. A several Ohio legislators have recently presented new methods to replace the equal yield for Mula but Fritz said the suggestions Are for the most part a just their attempts to test the water to see How their formulas might work. A the state school financing period runs two years Fritz said and the current period ends in july of next year. It will be closer to that time he said that serious attempts to create new financing formulas will surface. A the main question is whether we can use some variation of the current formula to keep All the schools a business or if we have to go out and invent a new wheel a the treasurer said. Fritz is a member of the Ohio school business officials association which is also trying to devise a new funding formula. His association s attempt he said will try to even out funding inequities without hurting a District like Forest Hills which has a history of running in the Black each fiscal year. A of course the Ideal formula would be one which will have Good Long Range effects for a w Ide Range of districts. I think that a what we re coming up with a he said. It is accepted As fact that a new school funding formula is needed in the Street so if you hear More people beginning to speak of millage. Assessed value of land reappraisal tax credits Bond issues permanent improvement levies opt rating levies and operating Levy renewals done to be surprised. Its Only lawmakers a testing the water to try to find a school funding formula that will work. Spring brings increase in vandalism funds will enable the District to acquire Sevy Ai additional Sites it has been studying and to thereby provide even More recreational facilities which Are needed in the Community. Much of the activity planned is based upon the results of a recreational task Force study conducted and completed about two years ago. The task Force was made up of various Community leaders including those involved in soccer baseball softball football and other youth activities in the township. It was the conclusion of the task Force that the main concentration should be toward development of Active Parks for sports and such activities rather than passive Parks providing Large picnic areas since the Hamilton county Park District seems to be adequately providing for such needs. One of the factors which led to the decision to go to the ballot for the .62 Mill Levy was the probability that the recently approved Grant from the Ohio Bureau of recreation will be withdrawn due to cutbacks in fed Al programs which Supply a portion of the funds. Also the Park District feels that most of the residents of the Community would rather develop local Parks with local funds rather than obtaining Federal funds with fed Al strings tied to them. The Park District pointed out that for a Homeowner of a $50,000 House the Cost per tax Bill would be in the neighbourhood erf $5, which is deductible for Federal income tax purposes. Spring weather usually brings out the vandals primarily juveniles and Anderson township is receiving its share of vandalism this year. Vandalism is not any worse in the township this year than in past years but it does seem to Peak in the Spring noted sgt. Charles Stein commander of the sheriffs Deputy Post in the township. A it usually gets worse As the kids Are getting ready for the end of the school year a Stein explained. A a they re having a lot of parties and amp outs in the Woods and things like that. the kids who Are supposed to be camping out do nothing but roam the streets. A preventing and solving vandalism has to be a cooperative Effort Between residents and the police Stein added. A people have to keep their eyes open and Call us when they see things happening. And they have Tobe willing to follow through with court if the vandals Are in a vehicle try to get the License number make and color of the vehicle. It is not Wise in most cases for citizens to try to Stop or apprehend vandals who Are in a vehicle Stein warned. Mrs. William Tobin of Sherwood Forest said her husband was almost run Over by vandals last saturday night at the Tobin residence. Their Home has been plagued in recent weeks by juveniles who drive their cars through the Lawn causing considerable damage according to mrs. Tobin. Late saturday or. Tobin ran out of the House when a careful of juveniles drove into the Yard. He slipped in the mud and fell. The Driver of the car had to swerve to avoid striking him mrs. Tobin reported. Police have been investigating the incidents at the Tobin Home and know the identity of at least one of the juveniles Stein added. He said the incidents at the Tobin Home Over the past few months including tampering with the Pool and throwing eggs and Beer bottles at the House Are a downright mrs. Tobin blamed part of the problem on insufficient patrolling of the township. Stein observed that the township now has the largest Force it has Ever had. There Are four patrol cars out on the streets from 6 . To 11 . And three cars out from 11 . To7 . A we could use More men but the manpower just Isnit available now a Stein Pleate if you receive he journal by Carrier its collection time. Our Carrier will be knocking at your door Someth me in the next few Days for collection. Please remember that payment is voluntary and that your Carrier receives commission on every collection. Thank you this weekend in Forest Hills Little Miami inc. Is sponsoring a photo contest in conjunction with River appreciation week. The Celebration lasts from May 16 to May 25 and will include other recreational activities. For the full Story see Page a-4. Zimmer area citizens will be holding a meeting soon at Anderson Middle school to discuss the effects of a nuclear Power Plant in our area. For the details about the meeting entitled a can you live with Zimmer a see Page b-8. Sports action in Forest Hills this week included a Middle school track meet in which Anderson crashed Turpin High school baseball and a variety of other sports for the results of the past few Days and a look Forward to coming Competition see Page a-2. Brides b-3 Datebook b-2 churches a a Fine lines b-2 classified b 4-7 sports a-2 Forest Hills journal 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244528-1111 saturation coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation audited by

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