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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - January 25, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioNess amp per project Ohio Viator Iii society / 1-71 tend 17th ave. Pm luaus. Shot 43211 i a m u. S. Rost tse paid Masan by of fs�o21t a a a 2352 vol. 20 no. 3 Friday january 25,1980 single copy 15 cents annual fire report stresses Progress groundbreaking ceremonies Are scheduled monday for the Anderson township Branch which will be the largest of the .19 Branch facilities in the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton county system. The artist s drawing of the facility above shows what township and Library officials Hope the Branch will resemble by late summer of this year. Library groundbreaking monday ground will be broken for the new Anderson township Branch Library at the site 7450 state re. On monday Jan. 28, beginning at 2 30 . The Public is invited. When it is completed the Library will be the largest in the 39-Branch Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton county system with 11,500 Square feet of space on a 2l2 acre site. There will be space for 63 automobiles to accommodate the thousands of readers who must drive to the Library. In planning for the future there will be space for the Library a holdings to grow to 70,000 books and other Library materials. The Anderson High school band will play during the ceremony. Rev Frank Vietze pastor of Faith United Church of Christ will give the invocation and Rev. R. Daniel Conlon associate pastor at immaculate heart of Mary Church will give the Benediction. Work will begin immediately on the new Library with completion slated for late summer of this year. By Brian Macconnell staff writer the Anderson township fire department released its annual report last week and chief David Cooper stresses the departments Progress when speaking about the report. A i think we be come a Long Way from where we were last year a Cooper said. A one of the main improvements has been in the area of Cooper said be has stressed education within and outside the department since he took Over As chief oct. 10. A we Are sending More and More of our people to school to become certified building and fire he said. Cooper said the main advantage of an increase in the number of building inspectors is one of familiarity. If someone in the department is familiar with to Lay wit. Good Points and bad Points of a building Cooper said a fire in that building is easier to fight. Besides education of the township firefighters. Cooper said the department is trying to educate township residents about fire safety and prevention. Cooper noted the William Huffsteder fire prevention officer for the department. Stout leaving local congregation Wayne Stout took one Challenge and formed a Large Active congregation out of it for the last 11 years. Now he a leaving the my Washington Church of Christ to try to do to same with a congregation in Irmo . Stout is leaving the area during the first week of february to take Over the dutch Fork Christian Church. A the congregation is about the same size this one was when i came a he said. A it should be quite a pleasant Challenge to take it the situation Stout is entering is almost identical to that which he walked into 11 years ago. In 196�, he came to it. Washington and inherited a congregation of 180. Now that same congregation numbers 1,150 the dutch Fork congregation consists of 150 members. A the new place is about the size of this one when i came a Stout said. A with that in mind i expect to be More stimulated and motivated to make it grow like 1 saw this one do. A before going into the ministry Stout was a businessman and he attributes part of his Success in drawing people to his Church to his salesmanship. A i used to run a grocery a hardware and an auction House. I in a Salesman. It has added a lot to my talents As a evangelist. That is w Here my talents lie. A Wayne Stout Stout received his masters in divinity from the Church Christian Seminary and went to the second Street Church of Christ in Maysville by. After that he came to it. Washington. He has received an Honor As a Kentucky colonel has been listed in who a who in America who a who in religion in America and served on the executive committee for the 1972 North american Christian convention. Stout has seen about 1,000 additional members and two building additions at the Church since 1969. A i think to growth of the Church is the most important thing since in be been Here a he said. A of the Christian churches in Cincinnati we be grown the growth is attributed to some areas both within and beyond stouts control. One reason is simply the great expansion in population in to area continued to rage Al t wrote a series of fire prevention articles which appeared in the journal Over the Holiday season education is not the Only area in which Cooper sees improvement in the department. The department has combined some jobs with the township maintenance Crew thereby saving some Money. A we realized that with a Little planning we can use some of the equipment the Road Crew uses a Cooper said. A we had looked into buy ing some things for ourselves when we saw the maintenance department had Tom already. If we plan ahead both departments can use what toy need. A the annual report lists 528 Calls in the township for 1979, with a total of 40 different types ranging form 89 classified As a a dwellings to one hot air balloon. Also included in the list Are seven bomb threats and 16 false alarms. Cooper said the false alarms Are costly to the department and he has begun to charge one building Complex for false alarms turned in. A one particular set of buildings has an alarm system that keeps going off by itself a Cooper said a there have been nine alarms there since nov. 23. Since we have had so Many in be started charging them $150 every time one is turned Cooper said to danger in such a situation is that residents of the buildings might not pay attention to to alarm. Since the alarms usually occur in the Early morning hours the chief said residents might assume to alarm is false and go Back to sleep. A a it a a dangerous situation a Cooper said a sometimes we Are tempted to Send to Captain pm duty to Check it out. But. Of course we can to do that. The first time we did. Tore would probably be a real fire investigation has also improved in the department according to Cooper and George Faske Captain in charge of the investigation unit. A we have started to investigate every fire we Cooper said. A in the past we investigated Only the ones which looked immediately like arson a Faske said the most frequent arson fires involve stolen cars. Faske noted some of the signs which indicate arson a if a building has been broken into of course that is a Strong he said a but Tore Are other indicators also. You can look at past experience with to building or a person the smell of an ignition liquid Burn patterns How Many separate locations were involved and a number of other Faske said the members of the department Are being taught to notice arson indicators. Assistant chief Dennis Fries said to annual report gives a an overview of to entire he said the emergency medical services Ems the life squad paramedic and Rescue units Are the most visible services of to depart to rage a-2 Kline vice mayor in Newtown by Brian Macconnell staff writer in tuesday evening s meeting of to new Tow n Village Council the body took care of mostly routine business including committee appointments and the election of a vice mayor. Steve Kline was unanimously elected president pro tempore of Council which in effect is identical to vice president. Council created six committees and the Council members have been appointed to the various committees. Mayor John Russell noted that no finance committee was formed since to Council Felt Village finances should be considered by the entire Council Kline said a condominium Complex is in the planning stages for a parcel of land off Ragland Road in Anderson township near Newtown he suggested that the Village planning committee look into the development to see if it is acceptable to Newtown and Register the feeling of to Village if appropriate. Kline said he would Check to plans for the development further and report Back to Council. Testify in favor of change in tax abatement la collection time 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 be 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 three Day trip to Washington . Don t forget to ask for your receipt when you do pay As it is Worth $1.00 off any meat Purchase of $5.00 or More at hitch meats 6289 Corbly rd., it. Washington. We Hope you will participate. The journal circulation dept. By to Kemp executive editor four area officials were in Columbus last week to testify in favor of rep. Robert a. Taft ii a amendment to the property tax abatement Law passed As or 251 in 1977. Among those appearing before to House ways and Means committee in support of . 713 were John Hauck it. Carmel and Williamsburg real estate Man who is chairman of the Clermont county tax abatement policy Board Sandra Slemmer member of that Board and housing specialist for the Clermont county metropolitan. Housing authority Tom Taylor Anderson township trustee and Ann Pattie who is in charge of legislative affairs for to Cincinnati Board of education. Both Hauck and Sleumer made it Clear that they were speaking Only for themselves and not for the entire abatement Board in favouring the measure which requires that no abatement May be granted unless the affected school Board agrees to it. The Bill further Reques that township officials be Given an Opportunity to comment on applications and that a policy be written by the county or municipality setting guidelines for determining eligibility and merits of applications. Since some to percent of property taxes go to to schools. Taft reasoned they should have a direct say in whether a new development will pay tax on the improvement or continue to pay Only on the value of the property before improvement. He added to provision that to City or county May arrange to reimburse the school District for taxes lost because erf the abatement. Pattie representing the financially troubled Cincinnati schools supports that provision an abatement while taking potential income from the schools May increase the Revenue erf a municipality with an income tax As new jobs Are attracted. Taylor spoke in favor erf to townships increased role and to Opportunity for trustees to comment in the abatement application process. Taft said that to committee heard to history erf Clermont county a tax abatement experiences from Hauck and Slemmer. The Clermont county commissioners recognized that . 251 was not specific enough in How to handle applications for to tax break. They went ahead Chi their own to appoint a policy Board in late 1978 and a few months later to adopt a set of guidelines which included asking township trustees and school boards to comment As applications were received. The committee Learned How the current Board of commissioners had rescinded several hastily approved Community re investment areas including one for Eastgate mall to give the policy Board time to Complete a set of guidelines. A number of businesses tried to take advantage erf the tax incentive one erf several tools used to lure Ford. It was to Clermont county situation that prompted him to introduce the Bill Taft said members of to Ohio school boards association also testified in favor erf the school agreement requirement and reimbursement provision but the Ohio chamber of Commerce spokespersons opposed it. Taft explained that the chamber people Are concerned that the school agreement requirement might prevent further tax abatement use. With the exception of Batavia a support gained for abatement before Ford announced it had decided on the Afton Plant site the school continued to Page a-9 Kline also reported that he had Prid d a Street sweeper for the Village at $3,186. He said the v Village has needed the sweeper for a Long time and recommended that Council plan to Purchase the sweeper in the Spring. Council agreed to take up to Issue again before Spring Russell noted Tot Anderson township had decided to contract with Warner amex Cable communications for Cable television. Kline had served on a committee which recommended Continental Cablevision to to Anderson township Board of trustees and Newtown Council had passed a Resolution favouring Continental. Russell said however Tot the Village should contract with Warner also since to township had done so. A although we expressed our opinion for Continental a he said a we have to contract with Warner since we share the Forest Hills school District. We have said in to past Tot both Are reputable companies so it should be no problem a Kline ton moved to a express our intent to sign a contract with he pointed out Tot the contract should be duplicate of to township contract. In other business Russell said the Jan. 16 Public hearing concerning the villages proposed zoning ordinance had c continued to rage Al 1 this weekend in Forest Hills the Turpin spartans lost for to 13th straight time tuesday to Forest Park and mini Cherfas and Anderson Are tuning up for tomorrow nights game at Mcnicholas. Sports stories and pictures Are on Page a la. My Washington resident Sally fellerhoff waited until she raised a family before entering business with own Public relations firm. See Page r-3 for the details. The Ohio state Highway patrol assisted 502,000 Motorist in 1979, As Many As toy arrested the Highway patrol released its statistics for 1979, and some of them May be surprising. See Page a-9. Brides by classified b4-# business b-7 sports a la i Hurt Hes a is Forest Hills journal 544 Bata via Pika Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 100�� coverage of Anderson township i. Washington Newtown California every tuesday and Friday circulation audited a #

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