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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - February 1, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioSoxtst1 m Wiff i vhf Fil 9 Al 9.1 a a a rift Iii p a 9 11, ii i 9 9 a a a vol. 20 no 5 x s. Friday february 1, 1980 single copy 15 cents -.�?.  -�-�.-�-. �-=.t. Quot a or -rrrit.,-,-.=i =sssr.=.�. I a a. Woodwinds decision expected by feb. 24 ground broken for Library groundbreaking ceremonies were held monday for the new Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton county in Anderson township. The ceremony opened with John. T. Nolan. Jr., president of the Library Board introducing guests and making a Brief speech. The Anderson High school band played the National Anthem and ground was broken by members of the Library Board of trustees and township trustees John of Brien and Thomas Taylor far right. The new Library will Hare 11,380 Square feet of space and room for 70,000 books and other materials making the largest Branch in the system. Journal photo by by Brian Mart Onnell staff writer a Public hearing was held tuesday Cincinnati City Hall concerning the woodwinds rent subsidized housing Complex in Washington. The hearing presented before assistant director of City planning Steve Bloomfield allowed opponents and proponents of the project to present their cases. Herbert Stevens director of City planning usually hears cases of this Type but excused himself because he is a . Washington resident and per Sonal Friend of Winston Folkers of Koetzle corp Developer of woodwinds Koetzle applied Jan. 15 for a planned unit development pud zoning change for the Salvador Street lot. A pud Lei to focus on pollution Parks As River receives Scenic designation by Greg Tabler a staff writer Cecil by a Andrus . Secretary of the Interior announced last week that the lower 28 Miles of the Little Miami River have met Federal standards and been designated As one of the nations 29 wild and Scenic Rivers. The announcement ends a 12 year Effort by the Ohio department of natural resources Oder and Little Miami inc. Lei to bring the lower Section up to Federal standards. Lei a citizens group created to work with Federal and state agencies to restore the River is not through with its work. There Are still major goals to be accomplished. The control of pollution on the Little Miami River and the development of the lower sections of the River in Hamilton and Clermont county Are still goals a a continued pollution is still a problem a said Lei executive director Thomas Renehan. A when you have people you have sewage and when you have sewage you Haw Beehan noted that pollution problems were present from the beginning citing As an example the Sycamore sewage Plant but this was Only one example he said. A there were automobile bodies and refrigerators in the River and those were taken out a he said. A in Milford there was a problem with the drinking now that the River has been included in the Federal system Lei will focus its attention on the development of Parks and other recreational facilities in the lower portions. A your next major goal is to encourage that development a Beehan said. Lei met with the Oder yesterday to plan a River appreciation week which will conclude with the Quot dedication tvs the lower 28 Miles and the placing of a plague the dedication Celebration is planned for this Spring. Bruce Crutchfield owner of Bruce s Canoe rental in Loveland sees the inclusion into the Federal system As a sure step toward development in this area. A a in a definitely pleased a he said. A will definitely bring More attention to the Crutchfield admits that a canoeing is in its infant stages Here on the Little Miami a but feels the designation As part of a Scenic River could go a Long Way in changing that. The 64-mile stretch of the Little Miami from Glen Island just South of Foster in Warren county North to its source been accepted into the National system in 1973. that time the lower 28 n Dies that run through Western Clermont county and Anderson township to the Ohio River were judged unworthy of acceptance because of poor water Quality scattered debris and clustered development. A clean up project lasted several years spearheaded by Beehan resulted in the River a inclusion by Andrus on Jan. 28. The lower Little Miami River is the first River to be restored to meet Federal requirements. Says Crutchfield a just be thankful the Lei got together and pushed this thing through. In the Long run Well All profit from . Especially our Shoop Trail gets National recreation status a Stanbery Park Trail was accepted into the National Trail system monday As certificates were presented to Cincinnati mayor j. Kenneth Blackwell from . Secretary of the Interior Cecil d. Andrus. The Bert Shoop Trail in Sta Ebey was one of three trails in Cincinnati Parks designated As National recreation trails. The others Are in Caldwell Park and Buttercup Valley. The Shoop Trail is lined with a variety of wildflowers and has been a favorite of area Bird and wildlife watchers for years. was named for the former superintendent of the Park. Recently members of the Sierra club have concentrated on keeping Stanbery and particularly the Shoop Trail clean of litter and other debris. The Park covers about 120 acres and the Trail is about one and a half Miles Long members of the Cincinnati Board of Park commissioners Morse Johnson and Harry hoi Frenier were present the ceremony As was Frederick Payne director of Parks. Members of the Sierra club Little Miami inc. And the . Washington civic tub were also present. The purpose of the nation Frails system is to allow Middle distance hiking opportunities to citizens in Urban areas without travelling great distances. With the addition of the Stanbery Trail the Caldwell Park Trail and the Buttercup Valley Trail there Are now nine National recreation trails in Ohio and 425 in the nation. Change is based on retaining natural characteristics of the land and is a quicker process than the four to five month wait for a Standard zoning change. The first presentation of the hearing was by Erwin Hoffman of the City a land use and zoning committee he presented a report to the hearing which noted some problems the committee saw with the project and some of the Good Points they observed. Referring to architectural drawings topographical maps and site maps. Hoffman said his committee saw various problems with the Complex but also noted opportunities to Correct them. A there Are some problems with storm sewer and drainage a Hoffman said. A a a is difficult for any of us to really evaluate the problems that should be left up to qualified technicians. We do see some problems Hoffman also noted problems with amenities Access to automobiles traffic congestion and preservation of natural characteristics. He noted ways the problems could possibly be solved and also said some apparently not been considered by the Developer according to Terry of Hara attorney for the . Washington civic club which is apposed to the project Hoffman a report was intended to be an objective look the project to put into a better perspective for Bloomfield. A the report stressed niether the positive or the negative a of Hara said. A emr. Hoffman just presented both sides of the Case and offered some solutions. After Hoffman Folkers presented the Case in favor of the construction of the housing development. Folkers noted the design of the townhouse units the retention of natural characteristics and the proximity to the . Washington business District. A the design and contours of the buildings will go very nicely with the existing contours of the lot a Folkers said. A redesign we have decided to use allows us to move the least amount of Earth and maximize the attractiveness which could not be done with development of single family dwellings a of Hara brought up problems with soil types which he said Are unsuitable for buildings and roads and in his presentation Folkers said Koetzle planned to test All soils to build safely on the site. Folkers also said the conservation of Trees was High on the priority list of the Developer. We will have to take exception to or he said. A we did an extensive inventory of Trees on the lot and believe we have done a Good Job of retaining them Ronald a Burgess the woodwinds architect also defended the. Development pointing out attractive architectural and layout features. A we believe a granting of our pud application is the Best Way to develop this land a Folkers said. A if we to develop with conventional dwellings we would probably level most of the property. With the pud we can preserve a of Hara presented his arguments against the Complex after Folkers finished his presentation. He mentioned a number of details but concentrated on dangerous traffic conditions. Sou Type and drainage and safety problems o Hara said Salvador Street is too narrow to handle the additional traffic which would be a Genera Ted by the p Rojee. Quot a Cess to Beechmont Avenue from Salvador is dangerous he said and would become worse with the additional traffic. A there Are serious Blind spots when trying to egress from the Salvador area onto Beechmont or Corbly a of Hara said the hearing. A the traffic increase would not Only be dangerous on Salvador itself continued to Page a collection tune a Friendly reminder that this is collection time for journal carriers. Within the next few Days they will Knock on your door for collections and will be wearing a identification badge so he she can he easily recognized. A substantial sum of the 90 cents you pay is commission for your Carrier in addition he or she is competing for a free Day trip to Washington. done to forget to ask for your receipt when you do pay As is Worth $1.00 off any meat Purchase of 15,00 or More hitch meats. 0209 Corbly re. Washington. We Hope you will participate. The journal circulation dept. . Ayer receives a citizens award More than 100 Anderson township area residents paid tribute to . Ayer when the civic Leader was honoured As 1979 citizen of the year tuesday night. . West former superintendent of the Forest Hills school District lauded Ayer As being involved in All of the positive growth of the township his entire life. And reminded West Ayer has opposed with equal Zeal what he considered to . Ayer right listens As . West presents a plaque designating Ayer the 1979 citizen of the year in Anderson township. Journal photo. Be a a bad for the township. Ayer was in the background of every successful Bond Issue or tax Levy Campaign in the school District said West himself the second of six recipients of the townships highest Honor Ayer was Active in pushing for the widening of Beechmont Avenue the construction of 1-275 and the Anderson connector five mile Road. Further he gave considerable financial support and help to the paramedic program a to make a dream John Fetzer a longtime Friend of Ayer said Ayer has always been an outstanding citizen As far As in a concerned. A . Started his acceptance speech with a i love you All. Sometimes i wonder who they were talking about. A noting that he has travelled in 33 countries and in All but one state in the United states Ayer said he knows a of no place As Good As Anderson township and i thank god for and for you people. A Terry of Hara attorney for the . Washington civic club which is opposed to the construction of the woodwinds project presents his Case the Public hearing about the project. Journal photo. This weekend in Forest Hills the Marine corp recruiting Post in Batavia is receiving More Calls about registering for the draft recently. The recruiters find themselves telling quite a few Young people about the military services see Page a for the full Story. The Aiter Crest Home in Anderson township offers boys from troubled Homes a stable environment in which to live the Home gives boys opportunities they might not have otherwise. For details see Page a. The Turpin spartans snatched their first win of the season tuesday night on the Home court of the Amelia Barons by a 50-41 score for the Story and pictures of the game see Page b. Anderson and Turpin High schools Are hosts to students from abroad. One is from Belgium and the other is from Yugoslavia and they seem to be enjoy ing their stay. See Page a. Brides business classified a i churches b sports by i a i Forest Hills journal .5-64 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 100% coverage of Anderson township i. Washington a Newtown California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation audited by h 9j verified 91 m Al

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