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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - July 22, 1975, Cincinnati, Ohio�3. Hip 4�21x to k3 00 100% coverage of Anderson township a it. Washington a Newtown a California every tuesday 544 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 w. 15 no. 10tuesday, july 22. 1975 single copy 15 Community staff funding is a Plain foolishness a a Park recreation groups May move on development a Plain foolishness Quot is , Cobbs opinion of the suggestion to give each of the City s neighbourhood councils funds to hire a staff. The plan outlined by Wayne Chapman management services officer would allocate to each of the City a 29 neighbourhood councils. The Money would come from the if176 Community development Block Grant. Chapmans idea is to strengthen the Community councils so they can take the place of Model cities neighbourhood organizations that were put together to satisfy the Federal requirement for citizen participation in spending Federal Grants. Cobb feels however that a real civic club should be divorced from obligations to the City officials so that the residents can voice their opinions without reservations. To he said such a program was a getting too fancy. I Don t believe in that kind of stuff. Pm against anything of that the it. Washington Community Council Contact and Cope representative said he would not accept the Money on the part of the Community. If the City fathers want to find out what the communities Are thinking they should come to the communities Cobb feels. A a they re elected to do a Job and they should do it. If they re not paid enough then we should give them More Money a he said. It. Washington residents have always stood their own expense when it comes to representing the Community to Council Cobb pointed out. Under Chapman s program the Community would become a subservient a he added. Tam cts Hanter Job near finish dispute ends / the Long standing Tam of Shant Ner problem was expected to be ended soon. The township and the county Are jointly filling in the spot where it is needed. Job is hoped to be finished in about three weeks said John Dahlheimer head of the township maintenance department. County Engineer Don Schramm satisfactorily answered questions trustees had about the problem he added. After that the work was begun the Middle of last wee. Township will seed the area when fill work is finished. There had been a dispute Between the county engineers office and contractor Hacker amp son Black Topping co. On the amount of fill needed. Quot trustees were More or less caught in the Middle. Trustees have become More and More disturbed at the incompletion of the project that has been dragging on since 1971. A beautify River Downs has been setting plenty of records since it opened for the season in May. The Beautiful setting of the local track is captured in this Aerial photo taken by journal photographer a liter sail Weiss. Anderson township trustees the township Park Board and the recreation commission will have another meeting after the regular trustees meeting thursday july 24 trustees meet at 7 30 p m. At Rech Mont firehouse. There Are some who feel that the recreation commission and the Park Board May be moving into a of combining into one body or at least jointly working As closely As possible Park could Purchase the land and recreation maintain it visualize some there appears to be Basic unanimity of thought that there needs to be More land in the township for Active recreation. Thinking at a meeting of representatives of the two groups july 1,6 was the future is to bring a Good Deal of Park land mostly for the More passive types of activity. Noted for those at the meeting were the Southeast regional Park the East Fork state Park and other editorial help the life squad help f it seems that inflation has hit just about everything. Now. We learn it has taken its toll of one of the areas finest and mostly unheard idea groups the Anderson township firemen s Assn that a the organization that operates the free life squad service the Anderson firemen make up this association. They operate the squad and done to get a dime for their services. Even when they Are called out in the Middle of the night and risk their lives even if they take extra training to keep tip the latest procedures in saving the lives of others in the township. The squad is regarded As one of the Best in the state. It s a squad for which we should be proud and Lucky to have. For the past several years the squad has been purchasing a new squad every two years because of the Wear and tear on the squads. It takes the proceeds from two annual brochure canvassing and two August carnivals to net enough Money to Purchase and equip the new ambulance. It now costs up to 1011,000 to Purchase and equip a unit. This Cost is going up like everything else. Rising faster than Normal rate of inflation Are charges for first Aid equipment and other items. The firemen Are making a concerted Effort this year to make sure the townships 37,000 residents understand the financial situation the firemen a Assoc iat Ion is in. A it now is in the most critical financial situation Ever help from the residents in responding to a recent brochure distributed House to House is urgently requested by the volunteers. The journal is doing All it can to make sure the township citizens realize the problem and do something about it. A More fun Way to donate to Quot the squad is through the annual festival. This year it is aug 8, 9 and 10 at Beechmont firehouse grounds. However it takes awhile to spend As much Money at the annual event As he Normal donation would he both Are very important by Law. Tax Money is not permitted to go towards operation of the squad operation funds come solely from donations the journal strongly urges support of the firemen s efforts. More than Ever the volunteers need the full township to participate in this joint venture to keep this wonderful service free of charges to residents if you Haven to already Send in Youj donation now to the firemen and remember to attend the festival aug. H,9 and 10. Help those who help you area land the county Park District is expected to maintain there were four Sites presented by a representative of the Hamilton county regional planning commission a 40-acre site at the intersection of state re. And the yet to be completed portion of the Anderson connector appeared to be the most desirable with the majority of the handful in attendance. Site about .8 mile North of Beech Mont ave., is said to be owned by Walter Kunz. It is not known if Kunz is willing to sell the parcel and if so. What Price he would ask for it. The preliminary plan developed by the county planners noted that 25 acres of the land could he used for either passive and or Active recreation the remaining 15 acres would be totally for passive use. Planners noted that two Large baseball diamonds and two smaller diamonds overlapping football and soccer Field Tennis courts walking path children a structured play area and a township building could be constructed on the site. Site is lined with Trees at the West end. Some 1.5 acres at state re near Wolfangel is said to be owned by the Cincinnati and Hamilton county Public Library for the future site of the Anderson Branch Library on the plans to be constructed in the next few years. Dennis Nichols Park Hoard member pressed to get a site approved to submit to the electorate at the november election. He explained that a site should be proposed to the Public in the attempt to establish the Park District. The Park Board he added has decided to not ask for a tax Issue this year. Other Money issues before the voters this year and the general economic times dictates such action he feels. Continued to Page 4suit seeks to declare Spud ordinances a void and unconstitutional the City of Cincinnati has less than three weeks to file an answer to a suit filed in the Hamilton county court of common pleas to declare two Spud related ordinances single family planned unit development void and unconstitutional. The suit filed july 11 by Carol Simpson 5156 Salem Hills Lane realtor also seeks to restrain the City from using any City resources funds personnel or action to implement or enforce them since they constitute an abuse of Cincinnati a corporate Power. The two ordinances Are 130-1974 which established the Basic spied ordinance and 289-1975 which established the specific Spud overlay on Wayside Avenue. Defendants in the suit Are members of the Cincinnati planning commission the City manager and the director of the planning commission. The suit was filed following City councils approval of a Spud overlay on a tract of land on Wayside Avenue. Salem Landing Ltd. Parent company is Sisson Stern has planned a 225 unit condominium project for part of the land with the rest to be left in its natural state. The land is owned by Catherine Groll. The suit charges that there Are no legislative standards set Forth in the ordinance giving the planning commission guidance on. The standards to be followed in the development plans for Spud districts. Also the suit states City Council has no authority to Delegate legislative Powers and in fact violates the City charter by delegating this Power to the plan Ning commission the ordinances cited attempt to Ana ble the planning commission to make Linsly determinations As to the development of private real estate without any provision for adequate petitions circulated seeking Board reverse new smoking Rule Auto emissions station to open soon in Newtown 5wtown the empty building b10 Church st., Here will open 4 As the first Auto emissions no station in Hamilton county will operate from 11 . 7 monday through Friday. Two or testing stations one on away ave. And another in a Onville will open in the near re. Fore the Newtown station can n operating the building must remodeler testing equipment ived and installed employees d and seals for the automobile to be obtained. 11 Hamilton county automobile ers will be required to have their tested and will receive a Seal the Cost of $1.50. If a car fails to s the test the owner will be Given a Morary Seal and will have 30 s to Correct the problem and a in to the station for another he environmental Protection nay Epa has made the scions testing mandatory for this a in order to help Hamilton into Mee the air Quality Nard or photochemical wants. Photochemical oxidants formed from gasoline emissions i other components in the sence of sunlight Amilton county does not meet Quality standards so this is one to control it a said Dave Welch actor of Auto emissions testing originally the state. Implementation plan of the Federal clean air act called for a delay of two years till 1977, to meet the ambient air Standard Lor photochemical oxidants. However after the natural resources defense Council challenged the decision in court the Epa was ordered by the court to take Steps to attain the Standard As quickly As possible and no later than july 1975. The implementation plan was revised by the state of Ohio projecting traffic flow improvements related to completion of new Bridges and highways. Because construction would not be completed by mid-1975, the Epa did not approve the plan and thus mandated emission testing. Epa is providing $32,000 to cover the Cost of preparing the Newtown station for operation. Operational expenses will be paid for by testing the charge to car owners. Inside the journal business 1ft, 23 Public forum 12 classified. 2 2,23 Smalley 12 editor Ial 12 Fri sittings a Foley 10 Forest Hills journal july 22, 1975. Published weekly on tuesdays at 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Controlled circulation postage paid at Cincinnati Ohio. A few residents of Forest Hills school District Are going door to door circulating petitions seeking to change a decision of the school Board to allow smoking at Anderson High beginning this fall. Gene Burkhardt said the group will seek More than 2000 signatures on a petition seeking to Stop the student smoking. Tiey Hope to present them to the Board at their aug. 18 meeting to be held at 8 p m at Sherwood elementary school William Kaiser vice president of the Board said the Board would probably take they Issue under consideration if petitions Are presented. He feels the Board had no alternative but to take the action it did. Kaiser said he heard from mrs. Burkhardt about 12 weeks ago when she indicated her opposition to the student smoking. He said he was a surprised at the delay. A mrs. Burkhardt said the delay was because the attorney for David Downs another petition circulator was asked to study the petition form. Others leading the informal committee still nameless Are Juanita Schott Dee Lucas and Betty Lerwell said mrs. Burkhardt. Earlier this year the smoking Issue had been a Point of Contention for some months. Kaiser chaired a special committee composed of faculty administrators students and parents. They studied the ramifications of permissive smoking during school hours under controlled conditions Over a few weeks. At the May 19 meeting Kaiser moved that the recommendations be adopted with the first Quarter of the 1975-76 school year As a test period. Mrs. Burkhardt claimed that All parents she has talked with Are against the student smoking. Her group is circulating petitions she added because a we Are concerned about our kids and other Peoples High school students will be permitted to smoke Only in designated areas under the new ruling. Smoking will i permitted lie lore school Betti during the student s lunch. Rio i and <.,Fler school. , Vii not in excused woman May still be on school Board there still May be a woman on the Forest Hills Board of education next year. Mrs Lillian ices plans to not run for a second four year term however she said she expected to Contact a woman who had earlier expressed interest in running Lor i he Board. Mrs. Lees was the first woman to Ever serve on a school Board in Anderson township at least in Iasi several decades meanwhile. W Kenneth Memke Board president is seeking election to a third term. He and mrs Lees ran unopposed four years ago two years ago the three other members were voted into office Jerry Denges was Given a second term and Lance Cox and William Kaiser their first term. Members Are elected to the school Board for four yer terms in Odd years. Two Are elected at one election and three at the next since january 1972 Memke. Owner of Kunkel apothecary has been president of the school Board. Mrs. Lees said it the term had been two years instead of four she would have run but she did not want to commit herself for the full four years and does not feel that a Board member should leave the Board As a predetermined move. From class or study Hall to smoke. Lance of seconded Kaiser a motion voting Tor the new policy were Kaiser Cox mrs Lillian Lees and Board president William k. Memke. Voting against was Jerry Denges he said he could not support the motion because of the health factors and legality. The Polit Jan reads we the undersigned As residents of the Forest Hills school District request that the Forest Hills school Board reverse their decision of allowing the school children to smoke during school hours at the school and providing facilities for smoking a a sought from those 18 and Over Are the Date signature Street address and zip code other rules established Are smoking will not be accepted As an excuse for being tardy to school or tardy to class. It is the responsibility of the student body who use the area to keep designated smoking areas neat and clean. Cigarette Butts should be placed in proper containers and not on the sidewalk or ground. During school sponsored dances held in the cafeteria students will be permitted to smoke in the court Yard Patio area Only. Smoking in the cafeteria during dances is not permitted. A during evening school sponsored activities such As banquets athletic events etc., the smoking Rule that applies to adults will also apply to students. Students smoking in the smoking areas must be considerate of the rights of non smokers who May be using the area. Penalties Quot the first violation will result in a ten Day suspension. A conference Between the student and parents and Grade level administrator will be continued to Page 4 Protection of the due process right of the property owners and of the adjacent occupants and owners of land who Are affected by these decisions even though in Ohio due process is required at All Levels of government the suit charges. The suit also restates several of the objections raised by residents during the procedures to approve the Spud overlay on the Wayside land. The Spud ordinances require arbitrary classification of property which violates the protections of the rights to property and the privileges and immunities clauses of the first fifth and fourteenth amendments of the . Constitution and sections 1 and 19 of article 1 of the Ohio Constitution the suit charges. The realtor asks for a preliminary injunction to restrain the defendants from implementation of both ordinances until after the Case is concluded. She also asks to be awarded attorneys fees costs of litigation and other Relief she is entitled to receive. Recreation concept meeting subject the recreation Center concept was to be explained to the Anderson township groups who attended the monday night meeting on making a township recreation Center a reality. To be explained was How the Bicentennial can involve such a project according to Tom Taylor one of those spearheading Tjie drive for the Center. An aug. 13 meeting before the Anderson township chamber of Commerce was to be called. Major groups in the township were to be asked to handle major committees in the drive for the recreation Center. Committed to the idea before the july 21 meeting Taylor said were the Anderson Hills kiwanis Anderson chamber of Commerce Anderson recreation commission and the Anderson High athletic boosters. A major township festival and Parade on july 23, 1976 in Celebration of the meeting of the 200th anniversary of Continental Congress was to be outlined. Each group was encouraged to have its own Bicentennial event

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