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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - February 14, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioNewspaper project Ohio historical society 1-71 fend 17th ave. Columbus Ohio 43211buik rate 11 a postage a i d Cincinnati onto permit no. 2352 i Errit no. 2352 f3o rest Witts journal vol. 17 no. 48 february 14, Iff a amp a group will finish guide plan Anderson township planning zoning committee will take it and Over township Happy smack Valentines Day a girl does no to have to wait until Sadie Hawkins Day to ask a fellow out anymore or wait for him to give her a kiss. Kimberly Hall bestows a Valentine s Day kiss upon a bemused Christopher Hill. Kim Berly who lives in Anderson township and Chris who lives in my. Carmel Are both three and a half years old. The preparation of the guide plan. Decision was made by members Dick Sauer. A Rice and John Ernst at the group s feb. 7 meeting. The plan was m the hands of Darrell Wolff township resident and architect about a year ago $3300 of Community development funds were earmarked for the completion of the plan that has been in the making for the past eight years. Wolff was to have had the plan done by the end of 1977. Tom Taylor 1978 president of the trustees became concerned about the status of the report a couple of weeks ago and Learned that Wolff had done Little on the plan Wolff confirmed to the journal that he has resigned because of the Load of his regular business he said he will draw no Money for the service. Asked How much work he had done on the plans he said a it is hard to measure a indicating he had done some. Taylor told the planning and zoning members it was a very trustees Hope to be ready forbid Winters its nearly three weeks since the blizzard erf 78 and Anderson township officials Are now Able to determine the Cost erf the blizzard John o Brien trustee Ein charge of Biasion with the Road department said the labor costs alone for the periods Jan. 8-20 and Jan. 27-31 were $10,613, a figure that exceeds the total Normal monthly payroll of the department. In one 48-hour period during the last Snow emergency the men of the department were off duty slightly More than eight hours. A it is a tribute to the endurance and perseverance erf these men a of Brien remarked when referring to the Adverse weather conditions under which the men sometimes futilely attempted to dear the roads. A i done to know of too Many people who would be Able to continue so Many hours at such a Pace. We have a couple of new men on the department who broke in under the worst of conditions and did a very commendable Job a he costs <150 tons of Salt and 300 tons of Sand purchased were estimated to be $3619.50 during the Jan. 27-31 period the cleanup of the blizzard. Salt has increased about $5 Perton since last year. The inability of Salt barges to navigate through the ice on the River has brought about a serious Salt shortage o Brien noted. To compound the problem Salt is not effective below 20 degrees fahrenheit. The near Zero and subzero temperatures experienced rendered the dalt ineffective and caused the township to use a mixture of Salt and Sand on order to afford More traction on the roads. The mixture also helps to conserve the scarce Salt Supply in the township. A major contributing Factor to the problem has been the excessively heavy ice accumulations which resulted from the sudden drop in temperature after heavy rainfall the trustee said. A this situation has occurred to a lesser degree on at least two other previous occasions. The equipment which most townships have is not suitable to Cope with these circumstances a commented o Brien who plans to have trustees take a hard look at the equipment situation in anticipation of future needs. In addition to the severe freezing there were several incidents of water main Breaks on township streets which made Street clearance extremely difficult and virtually impossible at times. It a. Red Down the efforts to oct streets. The township s Road maintenance department consists of a superintendent and eight men who Are responsible for the62 Miles of township roads. A major deterrent in the Clearing of roads in some areas still remains with Many cars being parked along the Roadway during heavy Snow periods. Normally the township plows the roads after three inches of Snow have fallen. When cars Are parked in the path of the plows their mobility is limited so that they can Only Cut a single path of eight to nine feet Width instead of 15-16 feet if they were Able to make two passes at the Roadway. A we Hope that people will cooperate More on this Issue continued to Page 4 Bills introduced to increase Federal funding for appalachian Highway by Cheryl Baler staff writer legislation to increase the Federal governments share of the Cost of completing the appalachian Highway state route 32 in Ohio is being considered now in Washington. A staff member of Congress Public works committee in Washington said Friday that there have been no changes made yet in the funding formula for the Highway but that several measures to do so have been introduced to Congress. The Federal government usually pays for 70 percent of the Cost of a project like the appalachian Highway with state and local governments paying the remaining 30 percent. Under a proposal made by the Federal administration the Federal governments share would increase for various types of Highway Prce cts throughout the county of e firtion of the proposal he 105 Section 403b, would provide for an 80-20 funding formula for the appalachian Highway. The Carter administration s proposal was introduced by congressman Harold t. Johnson of California chairman of the committee on Public works and Ohio congressman William Harsha ranking minority member of the committee on Public works. A spokesman for the committee explained that when the president proposes a Bill a to Congress the committee most directly involved in the proposal introduces the Bill As a a Courtesy introduction of the Bill does not mean the committee either supports or does not support the Bill the spokesman added. Other legislation introduced recently would increase the Federal share of costs for the appalachian Highway 90 percent. The Dollar amount of savings these Bills would mean for state and local governments has not been computed yet the spokesman said. A these Bills Haven to even gone to sub committees yet a he said Friday a they be Only been up Here for 10 James Watkins planning and design Engineer with the Ohio department of transportation a Forest Hills journal 564 Bata via Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 District 9 office in Chillicothe said he has not heard anything about the Bills yet but would a love to see the other Money come from Federal sources. Bids for the next stretch of the Highway from Williamsburg to it. Orab Are to be opened april 4, Watkins added and construction should Start this summer. It will take about two years and $8.4 million to Complete that 8.25 mile portion of the appalachian Highway he explained. When completed the appalachian Highway will stretch from Cincinnati to Parkersburg continued to Page 4 Rev. Bumgarner named District superintendent 100% coverage of Anderson township my Washington Newtown California every tues. Forest Mills journal february 14, 1978. Published weekly on. Tuesday at 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati of to 45244 circulation audited by appointment of the Rev. Warren j. Bumgarner pastor of Anderson Hills United methodist Church 7515 Forest rd., As superintendent of the Dayton South District beginning in june was announced by Bishop Dwight e. Loder Rev. Bumgarner will succeed the Rev. Or. James Flinchbaugh who completes a six year term As superintendent at the close of the West Ohio annual conference at Lakeside june 15. Rev Bumgarner will Complete 18 years of ministry at the East Side Cincinnati Church by the time his appointment becomes effective. A native of Pickaway county Rev. Bumgarner has been a minister in the conference for 30 years beginning at Waynesfield a Glaize county in 1947 he has been at Anderson Hills since 1960, after serving the Marysville United methodist Church from 1956 to 1960 and Aldersgate United methodist Church Toledo 1950-56. Its familiar to pm township committee plan was the Anderson Ning and zoning talking about taking on the work of the Anderson guide plan. John Ernst a committee member did not say much until near the end of the conversation when talk got around to need for business. Most of the residents of the township he mused a Are not used to any tiling stronger than Ham a Hurger he was referring to the scores of fast food restaurants in the Community. Most of the work on the project he said was the Money appropriated he said was to cover the expense of drawings. Wolff 7150 Ragland Idsaid he did have a written agreement with the township trustees but did not know if the trustees could or would take any action other than to accept his resignation. Wolff said he submitted the resignation to Taylor. The zoning committee members said the need for a guide plan is now a More important now than Taylor said he was disheartened at first that the plan was ii t Complete but that it might have been a a a blessings in that there have been a number of recent developments such As the Ford Plant in Clermont and a just Gate shopping Center compit a both budding. There should be More unified and coordinating efforts with government and Community efforts Taylor urged. A a it san Opportunity to be More relevant a he added. The members decided that at their March 8 meeting the group will begin to a do More planning than zoning a As Sauers put it. He plans to name a Small committee of two or three to work hard in getting the plan done. Members and Taylor agreed that possibly it might be better to have the plan done by studying corridors at a time this Way they explained some of the work could be used while the remaining work was being completed the group was kicking around the idea of asking the county regional planning commission to prepare a study but Felt that it might then be jammed Down the throats erf the township government Taylor said he personally views the study should be the most important work of the committee which acts As an advisory unit for the trustees on planning and zoning matters. Taylor is the Only member of the three Man Board of trustees who formerly did not serve pm that Board he was appointed to fill a vacancy left by the death of Joseph Maddux in 1974. Vice president Bob Dorsey and member John of Brien resigned from the Board after their elections to the trustee Board in 1975 and 1973 respectively. Taylor indicated he is anxious to have the guide plan for use by the business development committee that is being formed by the trustees and the Anderson chamber of Commerce. Two new members of the planning and zoning cd Mission will be attending their first meeting March 9, trustees Are expected to make appointments this month. Sauer wants to wait until they Are pm Board before beginning work on the plan. In. 1970 the Anderson Hills Community Council and the Hamilton county regional planning commission produced a guide plan Dorsey updated it in 1973 w Ith More conclusions Taylor will ask Dorsey to give his slide presentation and present information he has to the a amp a group March s. Tastes have reappointed will Brewer to the commission. It was not known last week if he will accept since he was vacationing. Although Dorsey was responsible for getting Wolff to do the study Taylor refused to blame him for the Lack of completion a a it a the full Board s responsibility a he said Springer Speaks Here Cincinnati mayor Gerald Springer will speak at a feb. 23 meeting of the local Exchange club at Jerry a restaurant Beechmont and Salem meeting is at 8 . Electric crunch hitting schools Rev. Bumgarner is a graduate of Northwestern University and prepared for the ministry at Garrett theological Seminary Evanston 111., where he was graduated in 1948. Outside is pastoral duller he has served i years on the West Ohio Board of the ministry and is first vice president of the Board of trustees of the United methodist children s Home at Worthington. He is also a member of the Cincinnati District Board of ministry he and his wife Billie Louise have two children Roger Warren 27, of Dallas tex., and Elaine wife of Stephen Gill in Atlanta. A her husband is preparing for the ministry at Candler school of theology Emory University in Atlante. Dayton South District embraces 67 churches with total membership of 34,344. Largest District membership Wise among the 14 districts in the West Ohio conference Forest Hills schools Are not escaping the electric Power crunch. Gail Fritz business manager of the District said adjustments were completed thursday for slowly bringing the buildings Down to the 25 per cent cutback level which was targeted for this weekend. The 50 percent cutback would hit about feb. 27 to March 1, Fritz has been informed by Cincinnati Gas amp electric co. Official Warren Pence. What adjustments must be made if and Whan the 50 per cent level is reached is not known yet Fritz said. Administrators Are expected to begin looking at that picture if necessary a special meeting of the Forest Hills Board of education might have to be called when administrations recommendations would be determined. Hot water Heaters dish washers Are being adjusted now. At night the thermostats on the districts five All electric buildings is turned Down Fritz w ent on. Buildings Are being monitored daily by Fritz a office he said cd amp a has told Fritz that each building s electric will have to be turned Down 25 per cent. Like the greater Cincinnati 500 other Large users the schools w ill have to Cut electric in half when cd amp a gets Down to the level where it has Only a 30-Day Supply of Coal for generating electricity. Outside temperatures have a bearing on the heating of the building Fritz noted. Cincinnati area school business officials met on the Energy situation last week and Valley superintendents Assn. Met feb. 3. The five schools that Are All electric Are Summit Sherwood Ayer. Turpin Middle and Turpin High school. Oil backs up the Gas at Anderson Middle and Anderson High schools Fritz said the Energy problem is taking up a considerable amount of his time. A a we re learning a he explained. Experiences with the conservation measures during last Winters natural Gas shortage Are coming into play he noted. The businessman feels body heat can help keep rooms warm during school hours. He said the Gas situation was More critical the first part of february 1977 than the electric is now he compared it to situation the schools could be in at the first of a March. A we re open to ideas from the people a he said. District is continuing to Monitor the school system s Gas consumption and t through Jan 15 District used two thirds of the amount allow Able %

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