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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - February 21, 1978, Cincinnati, Ohio2 �./1 co1uabu3, vol. 17 no. 49 february 21,197s single copy15 the Coal strike hits Here trustees wire Carter schools firms others Cut Back electricity economic development committee chartered Anderson township trustees last weekend joined the townships chamber of Commerce in urging president Carter to take action in ending the history making United mine workers Coa strike. Trustee Tom Taylor said he would draft a Telegram to the president and have it approved by his fellow trustees prior to sending Oki to review Park and ride Anderson township trustees have unanimously authorized Oki to review the Park to ride concept of Queen City metro in the township and to allow Oki to act As Liaison with the Bureau of planning. Robert Dorsey vice president of the trustees said there was the possibility of Matching funds for the project in this manner a planner told Dorsey Anderson was one of the first communities in the state to consider parking on local government owned property for coach commuting. Dorsey will work on the new Angle for funding which was called a Good news�?T1 by fellow trustee Tom Taylor. Dorsey had a prepared motion which trustees adopted. In a related development trustees agreed to seek a second appraisal on township land behind the Beechmont fire House a site being considered As a permanent Park and ride location for Queen City metro. Trustees will review the first appraisal at their special feb. 23 meeting at the latest. A status report will be forwarded to Prudential insurance owners of Beechmont mall which has Given a november deadline for end of use of that parking lot for downtown bus riders. Trustees have asked the townships and hoc transportation committee to study the need for extending metro bus service from Anderson to the Clifton area to serve those commuting to University of Cincinnati and other institutions there. A resident brought the matter to trustees attention. Park Board sets task Force it. Last monday Anderson chamber president Charlie Cox sent the chief executive a letter by certified mail. Actions by the two bodies follow previous communications sent by individual businessmen and residents. Taylor said he noted that some township restaurants which depend upon lights for advertising purposes turned off the lighting to Cut electricity. During the vote on the Telegram. Trustee Robert Dorsey said he was not in agreement because he Felt it would not do any Good. He added however he would not object to sending the message. Taylor said the Lack of electricity in the Midwest is a having a snowballing effects on the entire area. A we depend upon each other to Cut Down use of electricity he told his fellow trustees at their feb. 16 meeting. Fire chief de Stagnaro said Broadwell re. Firehouse is All electric so he is watching closely Energy use there. Trustees noted that they Felt it was All right to have lights on during their meeting since the room was not in use but fora few hours each week. Taylor had to attend a feb. 20 meeting of the municipal league on what can be done by governmental bodies if Power is Beverly curtailed by the record Coal strike. It is not known How much the current cold snap will cause the Coal reserves of Cincinnati Gas amp electric co. To dwindle. The cold through wednesday was not expected to push the Reserve below the 40-Day level the Point when the Utility says it will impose Man Anderson township Park commissioners have established a task Force to help the commissioners a determine the Best approach for meeting the recreational needs of the Community Over the next several Park commissioners request township residents who wish to serve on the task Force submit a Short statement of their interests and qualifications to one of the member Scarl Dirkse Dana Whiting or Jon Schnide before april 1. Task Force will be made up of eight to 10 Community volunteers. Commissioners said the purpose of the task Force will Beto identify and quantify recreational needs in the township. To identify and quantify recreational needs in the township. To identify feasible alternative approaches including acquisition of Sites and construction of facilities that can fulfil these needs. To suggest priorities and a timetable for action. To furnish general costs for the various alternatives taking care not to jeopardize any future negotiations. Commissioners want the task Force to submit its report and recommendations to the Park Board by this november. Local kiwanis idea May go National an idea of the Anderson Hills kiwanis club just might become a state and possibly a National kiwanis project. The clubs Board of directors has approved Resolution to support the United states olympic team in the 1980 olympics and each member of the club contributed a Dollar to the Effort. Collection time if you receive the journal by Carrier its collection time again. Your Carrier will be knocking at your door in the next few Days. Remember to ask him for your receipt and do not pay if you done to receive one. It is Worth $1.00 please remember that payment is voluntary and that you Are rewarding your Carrier for Good service. Dattory 25 per cent Energy cutbacks on the area s top industries. As the week began it was expected c g amp e would not have to put the cutbacks into effect until possibly this weekend. A combination of voluntary conservation efforts and additional deliveries of non Union Coal should forestall mandatory cutbacks until after saturday according to William Dick Over. C g amp e president. Under present plan when the Supply reaches the 30-Day level 50 percent curtailments will be imposed. Continued to Page 13 Charles g Cox president an Derson area chamber of Commerce has announced formation of an economic development committee with Fred h. Gardner chamber director As chairman. The directors have chartered a standing committee for economic development. Committee shall be governed by the chairman and an executive committee a of which the chairman will also be a member of at least two other persons All of whom shall be appointed by the president of the chamber. The purpose of the committee shall be to further compatible business growth within the Anderson area 1 Industrial. 2 commercial 3 professional and 4 cultural development. The committee will seek to interface with potential investors developers together with governmental and civic interests to promote planned compatible economic development in the Anderson area. Gardner further states that through a detailed inventory of the physical resources of the area a determination of the most needed developments the committee shall Endeavor to attract new business and other interests to the area. He also stated that As this activity will require professional concentrated Effort from a number of individuals it is expected that such Talent necessary will be recruited by the committee. Interested individuals Are urged to Forward their resumes to or Contact the committee chairman Gardner in care of the chamber . Box 30271, 45230. Or. Ronald e. Nott club president has urged All members of the clubs in the eighth division to join his club to do the same thing. Member clubs of that division include Eastern Hills Loveland Mariemont Ripley Russellville Union township and Bethel East Fork. Or. Nott presented John Johnston governor of the kiwanis Ohio District with a Check to be forwarded to the . Olympic committee. Or. Nott requested involvement of All members of All clubs in Ohio to donate $1 per member. He in directed idea would spread to All kiwanis club in the . Forest Hills journal 544 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1m proposed vehicle ordinance a i draws criticism in Newtown by Julie Purnhagen journal contributor some Newtown villagers addressed Council about the proposed ordinance to rid the streets of Large vehicles at the february 14 new town Council meeting. The ordinance As first read was intended to ban vehicles and boats that exceeded seven feet in height or 25 feet in length in areas zoned a by or areas presently used for residential purposes. The ordinance must be read three times approved by Council and then 30 Days after Public notification it decor a effective. A resident said that the bulk of the villagers were opposed to tractor trailers parked in residential areas not boats and trailers. Another resident commented that if the ordinance passed As it stands now those residents with boats and recreational trailers would either have to sell them or move out of Newtown. A we evidently proposed an ordinance that a not said Council member John Russell. A limits were proposed to prohibit anything Over a Van Type vehicle from being parked in a residential area. This was t meant to be discriminatory just reduce visual a we Welcome the input of the said Council member Steve Kline a we see the problem and the ordinance will have to be a motion was approved to Send the ordinance Back to the planning commission for further study research and revision. A Newtown resident said that Monongahela Avenue and Scioto drive Are covered with ice and extremely hazardous a fire chief Moermond will take a look at it and if it is impassable by emergency vehicles something will be done immediately a Russell said. A in other business a first Reading was made of an ordinance to rid the streets of junk cars that Are continued to Page 13 v ? v a mar Tom an artists rendering of the exterior of Eastgate mall scheduled for opening in August 1979. Planned for four major department stores the mall will initially be anchored by Sears Roebuck and co. And pc Penney. Upon completion of All phases Eastgate mall will feature approximately 139 specially Shope. Restaurants theatres and other services. Eastgate announcement thrills regional Center to open in 1979 100% coverage of Anderson township i. Washington Newtown California e very tuesday. Forest Hills journal february 21, 1071. Published weekly on tuesdays at 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Circulation audited by by de w right Wjk. Editor two months after the announcement that Ford motor co. Will build a transmission Plant at Afton comes the official announcement that Eastgate mall will include both Sears. Roebuck and co. And pc Penny. Clermont county commission president Tim Hogan told the journal that the two projects will eventually provide nearly double the labor Force now in Clermont county. He is just one of the county officials who were elated at last thursdays gala luncheon at the Queen City club downtown. It was All smiles for the Center owners and county officials As they donned a hard hats and picked up shovels for a symbolic ground breaking for the Center. The enclosed mall located on or 32, old or 74 and 1-275, will be anchored by Sears and Penney a. In addition a Multi screen theatre super Market drug store and other service oriented facilities Are planned for peripheral areas of the site. Two and possibly three department stores arc expected to be announce it ? the will have stores at he mall in a later stage. Depart Miciu stores and approximately 130 specially shops restau ants theatres and other services Are scheduled to open in August 1979. First phase will cover a estimated 635,000 Square feet of total building area. Ultimate development will encompass More than 1,035,000 Square feet making it the second largest in greater Cincinnati. Only Florence Mali with 1,069,396 Square feet is bigger. Northgate and Tri county centers Are smaller than Eastgate a projected size. The announcement confirmed a journal item last fall that both stores would be in the mall. At that time the journal Learned that the first phase of the mall was scheduled to open in the fall of 1979 with the stores each anchoring the Center with i a Usu Square feet units. It was reported then that Jacobi Visconsi amp Jacobs of Clevelan would be the Developer. Richard e. Jacobs president t that firm said that the five Yea delay of the Start of the Center a brought on by the 1974-75 recession and that earlier Sears was going t be forming its own Center on or 28 the official announcement the Sears would be a part of the Eastgate mall ended speculation that the store would be considering Beechmont Mali or any othe locations. The consolidation of the to major stores and the a a viability c the mall made this venture read to move Jacobs added. Owner of the regional Center i c continued to Page ii

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