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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - July 11, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioA in s p a a a 3 r ? to .1 -301 i Ohi 3 Tori on 1 so Cist 3r -71 and 17th ave. Cal Sibus Ohio 43211 3we$s Jotten Etc vol. 18 no 18 tuesday july ii i enrolment drop continues despite Home building in the next three years the Forest Hills Board of education May want to look at balancing the enrolment in the District schools. This is one of the comments that Tom Gallenstein director of Pupil personnel was to make the Board at its meeting monday night. A to provide equal Opportunity for the students perhaps there should be such balance a he said in discuss ing the report to be Given to the Board on the District census the first in three years. None of the districts element Arles Are expected to be overcrowded in the Forse Eabie future he said in an analysis of the District enrolment trends. Newtown elementary Gallenstein added is the Only school nearing overcrowding. He said that administrators Are Verv conscious of the need for maintaining the buildings and expressed the Hope that someday repairs could be worked into die District budget and no special Money Issue put before the electorate. Enrolment is continuing to drop. From its Peak of 8,900 four or five years ago the base for the 1978-79 school year is seen to be about 8,300 to 8,300. It was 8,540 on the official count Day last october during the Peak kindergarten enrolment peaked at around 800. This year it is seen As 525 the Homes in the most costly neighbourhoods of the school District seem to have the most pre school and elementary school age children Gallenstein said. In areas around Maddux Summit element Arles the number is decreasing As married couples of past years now reach their 40 s and 50�?Ts, Gallenstein said. The drop in enrolment hit the element Arles first and for the past two years has been affecting the Middle school. Soon it will reach the High school level. The District has been trying to Cut Back teachers when possible. But enrolment must be significant in a Grade level to do this Gallenstein explained. This year two teachers and a half time of a third Are Cut. Loss of salaries is not a total savings to the District since state funding is Cut proportionally he noted. Quot i done to see enough new Homes coming to offset Hie decline in enrolment a he said Gallenstein said that a sudden a baby Boom in the area would still provide the District with a five year Lead time before the children reached school age. V \ w r fms v h i older but still booming last weeks fourth of july festivities gave Little indication that the United states has reached the Ripe old age of 203. If anything the firecrackers seemed louder the parades longer and the celebrations More numerous. These fireworks were part of this years display at old Coney. Journal photo Bose. Foreign students learn grow and communicate while in the states by Terri Dumont staff writer a group of about 15 teenagers Cluster around two others who Are playing guitars. They All Are singing a 60�?Ts Peter Paul and Mary hit a leaving on a Jet some look sad. Others smile As they All enthusiastically join in on the chorus a i m leaving on a Jet plane Don t know when Fth be Back again. Of babe i Bate to what is striking about this group is that in just a few Days they will All be leaving on Jet planes for Home. Austria Australia Bolivia Chile Columbia Den Mark England France Germany Honduras Iran Indonesia Japan Italy new zealand Spain Brazil Thailand Turkey South Africa Venezuela Peru Philippines Sweden and Switzerland. These 15 teenagers and 24 More spent the past school year in High schools around the state of Iowa. They Are now on a bus tour of St. Louis Cincinnati and Baltimore before returning to their Home lands. The tour is scheduled and planned by the american Field service ass in new York but All local arrangements Are the continued to Page % trustees decide not to sue appeals Board Anderson township trustees have voted not to sue the Hamilton county Board of zoning appeals Over the decision to approve zoning for the Grain facility on the Ohio River. Trustees Friday night said they had no interest in merely delaying the action by tying it up in courts. Trustees Tom Taylor and Bob Dorsey said that spending thousands of dollars of the township general fund to fight the action was not justifiable. Both indicated that if they did file suit they would want to win. To do tha t would mean going As High As the Ohio supreme court. Hiring an attorney specializing in zoning Apea is would be extremely costly especially if it meant having a new hearing. Trustees think that the appeals Board would probably win because trustees Case would not be As Strong since there is limited evidence of any irregularity in the hearing. Another reason for not going to court was the Lack of knowledge erf whether the Hamilton county prosecutor would represent the trustees. Trustees agreed with Cou Al Paul Schuch that the prosecutors office probably would opt Tor representing the county zoning appeals Board. Schuch said trustees could enter the Case As a Friend of the court if an individual files suit against the that Board. Expressing disappointment in the decision with the trustees were mrs. John Knoechel and or. John Steiner residents of Kentucky View who look Over the site for the Grain facility. Mrs. Knoechel said that she understood that the zoning appeals Board accepted evidence from a c Mility proponents after the deadline for such information. Or. Steiner said residents erf the Kentucky View area received a a lot of Flack for the evidence the zoning Board. He told trustees of the Independent research that group did and erf the number erf government bodies against the isue. R. Turpin Fischer Anderson Farmer with considerable Farmland who is a proponent of the facility later told trustees a i done to think the Board of zoning appeals is on trial. I hate to think that is the purpose of this he added he hoped trustees recognize they represent the entire Anderson township and not just a part. Trustee Dorsey said a suit against the Board a could be a test where appointed persons can in effect make zone changes. Both he and Taylor expressed sym Timathy for the residents erf Kentucky View drive. Dorsey said he had a a bit of a dilemma because he found it a difficult to be parochial on the Issue which he labelled As on of a township concern is. A regional concern. Continued to Page a school Board plans largest contingency Forest Hills Board of education monday night was expected to pass its largest Ever budget but it also had the largest contingency fund according to Gail Fritz director of business affairs for the District. Total contingencies in the 1978 revised budget is $201,370. The a a a a a she Wasny to disappointed a / the Day after the fourth of july at least one Motorist was disappointed when she drove North on 1-275 near the Anderson Hills swim club and found that the american Flag was not painted on the Road. But she w As All smiles Friday when she discovered that for the third year in a Row the Flag was painted in the same spot. The tradition started with a Bicentennial Salute. Each year the Date is painted in the top lefthand Corner of the Flag. There Are some who suspect that the Job is done in the night since it apparently never is seen accomplished. Suspicions Are that it could be members of the swim club. But the mystery like the tradition goes on. Journal photo Carr. Figure is $200,000 in the 1979 budget before the Board monday night. Fritz said he believes the Board will not immediately decide on How to use the Money. One of the uses for the fund s would be repairs of schools. Earlier this year it was thought that a tax Issue would have to be put before the voters probably in november. Now a contingency amount could be used for this if the Board so chooses Fritz said. Tax duplicate is budgeted for 1979 at $215 million to provide $7,926,200 in income tax duplicate receipts. State income is seen Between $4.5 million and $5.1 million depending on whether the state legislature guarantees funds next summer at the 1977-78 level Fritz explained. The equalized valuation for 1378-79 is calculated at $210 million and $237.7 million for 1979-80. The economic development a a chamber subject Victor Suhm City manager of Blue Ash will speak on a comprehensive Community planning for economic development at the july 20 meeting of the Anderson chamber of Commerce. It will be at noon at the Beechmont mall hot shoppes. All residents and chamber members Are urged to attend to hear him speak on such an a important subject a said de Parish executive director of the chamber. Meeting was postponed from july 13. 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 10% off at Larosae a pizzeria my. Carmel. Please remember that payment is voluntary and that your Carrier receives commission on every collection. All of the ass students signed their names and addresses next to their Home towns on this world map. Mirn Alphoso Dumont. Township will seek Ceta Money higher rate is based on the Tri annual revaluation Fritz said. The summary of 1979 budget with 1977 and 1978 revised appropriations As Well As the budget forecast Low Range and High Range Are published on Page 9 of this Issue. This is the first official use of the new accounting system prescribed by the state auditor. The Forest Hills District was one of the handful around the state to be asked to Start the system a year earlier than others around the state. Now the District has 1977 figures on the same system As 1978 and it is already providing much help to the District Fritz said. He is pleased with the new system which provides More detailed information. Anderson township trustees will apply for Ceta funds to pay an executive coordinator of the Anderson township keep America Beautiful committee. Anderson chamber of Commerce was turned Down when it sought funding because the department of labor said the chamber was a too narrow in de Parish executive director of the Anderson chamber has advised Ceta officials that Ceta funds have been approved All Over the country for this Type of project. Parish feels that a coordinator is needed and should be paid since Volunteer Effort could not be depended upon. Anderson trustees Tom Taylor and Bob Dorsey agreed that the Board should apply since trustees helped organize the Effort. Anderson Kab is one erf a very few in Ohio that is approved by the Kab National Headquarters. The Kab is also seeking office space for its Headquarters. Those knowing of space available should Call Parish at the chamber office 232-6540. Firemen a festival set july 28-30 the Anderson township firemen a association has set the Date for this years annual festival. It will be Friday saturday and sunday july 28, 29 and 30. Food Booth will open at 4 30 . And other activities will Start at 6 30 . Each Day according to Edward Stagnaro Anderson fire chief. Only funds to operate the Volunteer life squad come from proceeds of the festival and from the Sale of the brochure circulated through the Community by hand. Funds that have been donated to the paramedic fund in the past do not go towards the life squad life squad vehicles Are purchased and equipped solely by contributions from both the brochure Sale and the festival. It costs about $30,000 to Purchase and equip a unit. This week in Forest Hills the Holiday is past and the hot Sun continues. A past few i minutes with the journal is a Good Way to keep up on the news of the area and get some Good Reading. An Anderson High school graduate has had a school named after him. See weightings Page 4. State rep. Robert Taft h wishes Dick Finan and Mike Maloney Well in their new posts Page 4. Grand Canyon is described in words and photos on Page 12 in another instalment of american Vagabond age. Forest rills journal $44 Batavia Pika Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 bridal news business Church classifieds fashion lifestyle 11 it a is-17 11 12 Harvey Paul real estate it 1$ restaurants 13 sports Wrig hings t to to coverage of Anderson township a it. Washington Newtown California Evory tuesday. Forest Hills journal july 11, iw1. Published weekly on tuesdays at 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 4524. Circulation audited by

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