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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - June 3, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioSea paper r Rojkes Ohio historical society 1-71 and 17th ave cola bus Ohio 45211 Fahje it i a tit f Lulli Kaif. I i of use i paid csxchsnat1, Chio j Fehy but it 2352 to test kills journal vol. 20 no. 7 tuesday. June 3, l�80 single copy 15 cents 16 Oue Quot City Subuh bin of site All Newtown planning commission to Complete new zoning plan work is nearing completion on a new zoning ordinance and land use plan for the Village of Newtown to replace the plan the Village has been following since 1964. According to John Shirley a member of the Village Council and of the planning commission about 10 people attended a thursday evening Public hearing concerning some changes which have been made in the plan since it was last discussed publicly. A we discussed the changes we have made in recent work a Shirley said. A there were about five in All and about ten people there to discuss them. A after the planning commission received permission from Council to print new copies of the plan including recent changes Shirley said the plan will be presented to Council for approval. A we be listened to everyone and their suggestions for changes in the plan a Shirley said. A i think everything is going Well. We at least seem to have reached a decent Compromise in All the requests people have made about the one of the changes made in the plan concerns the Eastern portion of be 32 in the Village. Land which was planned to be zoned of fice warehouse Industrial own will now be zoned business-2 b-2 if the plan is passed by Council. The b-2 zoning allows a variety of business on that strip including Auto sales building trades business services entertainment establishments hotels and motels retail stores and a other similar sales services professional or business establishments which rely on major thoroughfares for visibility and Access and May derive some of their Trade from beyond the another change in zoning regulations which would be included in the new plan concerns a segment of Church Street from the Railroad tracks to Valley Avenue. Originally the strip of land was to be zoned residential. Residents of the area however expressed the desire to keep the zoning As a business area in order to keep their property values higher. Some of the residents of the strip had told the commission they bought property along Church Street and were aware of the zoning. They said a change to residential zoning would decrease the value of their investment. As a Compromise with the residents Shirley said the area will be zoned pm a planned Village Center District. That zoning primarily allows single and two family dwellings. Conditionally however uses May include Multi family dwellings Auto service stations churches Park land retail stores and other commercial uses. A similar change in zoning for the South portion of Church Street is also included in the new draft of the plan. The change would extend the pm District to Jefferson Avenue. The change has come Shirley said at the request of residents of that area of Church Street. Shirley said another alteration in the proposed plan would allow Farmers in the agricultural districts to use their land for storage of equipment. A basically it allows Farmers to have some High ground in which to store their equipment. A Farmer in the new agricultural zone called it to our attention so we decided to allow some provision for them to store equipment out of the flood Plain a he said. The final change in the proposed plan Shirley said is a minor restriction for the distance in the agricultural zones setting distances from property lines for land use after receiving the citizen input on the plan the planning commission agreed Shirley said to Send the plan and zoning ordinance to Council for approval after the changes Are noted to Woolpert consultants the company which has helped the Village wit the plan. Motz hearing continued a hearing concerning efforts by the City of Cincinnati to appropriate land owned in Anderson township by Edmund Motz for use As recreation space has been continued to june 13, according to John of Brien president of the Anderson township Board of trustees. Motz owns land in the township which the City would like to use and the trustees have agreed to support Motz in a fight to keep the land. Of Brien has said the township does not want to see a resident lose his land and does not want to lose the tax Revenue derived from the land. The first part of the hearing was held last thursday and of Brien said he and the other members of the Board of trustees Thomas Taylor and Robert Dorsey were on hand but did not participate in the hearing. Shirley said the pm zone gives the Village a greater degree of control Over the Type of business which May locate along the Church Street land. A it still allows businesses to locate there but it gives the Village some say Over the matter a he said. A the pm zoning seems to please almost a we want to run the changes by Woolpert before we take it to Council a Shirley said. A i done to see any problems from Woolpert we just want to get their opinion. A Shirley said the plan is the result of about two years of work for the commission and Woolpert. A a we be worked pretty Stein addresses group sgt. Charles Stein commander of the Anderson township Post of the Hamilton county sheriffs department was to speak at the annual meeting of the Sherwood civic association last night about an increase in crime especially vandalism in the area. Stein has appeared before groups of residents of several township neighbourhoods recently explaining ways they can help reduce crime in their area. Stein was to be joined by col. Harry Bode head of the Road patrol for the sheriffs department and township trustee Thomas Taylor. In past meetings with township residents Stein has stressed cooperation Between Tomboni Mission festival a Success although the weather did not cooperate at All times sunday those who braved the rain or got to the Comboni Mission festival before or after the showers were treated to a great time. The festival features Good food games and appearances by wow radio personalities. The festival helps support the Mission work of the Verona fathers whose North american Headquarters Are on the festival grounds on i Beechmont Avenue. hard with Woolpert on this plan. It la probably be a great disappointment if something happened now to shoot it Shirley said he sees no problem obtaining councils approval of the plan and adoption of the ordinance to Back it up. A a we be looked at everything very closely and i think we be taken great care to be sure we won t have any problems with it a he said. Receiving approval from Council in its june 10 meeting a might be Rushing it a bit a Shirley said. He said action by Council at the june 24 meeting is a. More Likely expectation. Complete election returns to be broadcast on Wolyk Complete primary election returns will be broadcast on Wolyk pm 107 beginning at 7 30 tonight and will continue until All local races and issues Are decided. The journal newspapers again Are cooperating with the station to air returns from both Clermont and Hamilton counties. Marinel Sutherland. Journal managing editor and. Brian Macconnell staff writer will join Ellen. Samuels Wolyk news director at Hamilton county Board of elections Sandy Megowen Wolyk and Flach Douglas a Veteran team will Man the Clermont county Board of elections. To Kemp journal executive editor said that the journal newspapers will augment the in Stante Ous radio coverage with full coverage in fridays journals. This is the third year that the journal and Wolyk have joined forces to air the returns. In the past the reporters have aired several important exclusives and aired returns before larger electronic Media could handle them according to Mark Jordan vice president and station manager of Wolyk. The team is the Only one to concentrate on the races important to those in the journal circulation area Jordan added. Mariemont residents oppose mercy Hospital expansion by Brian Macconnell staff writer Mariemont residents have raised some objections to expansion plans for our lady of mercy Hospital forcing Hospital officials to change some aspects of the plans. Treatment provided at the Hospital our lady of mercy has also filed a letter of intent with Corva the regional health planning Agency expressing the intent to ask for an addition of 30 new Beds at a Cost of about $3 million. Mark Hoffman chairman of the Mariemont planning commission said a few residents Are concerned mainly about traffic congestion problems and water run off. He said the commission will vote tomorrow whether to Grant the variance for the construction. Helen Balush Public relations director for the Hospital said opposition to the expansion plans has not changed them significantly yet. Although the Sisters of mercy the order which runs the Hospital own land in Anderson township Balush said she knows of no plans to build a new Hospital on that land. Complaints about the construction plans will not jeopardize the expansion saying a we done to look at it As a serious problem and we certainly feel we have done what we can to please the people around Here. We feel we have made enough concessions to try to help them feel Good about the the placement of an institution like the Hospital in an area which is predominantly residential can cause problems fairly easily Balush said. A a we be made concessions and there should be no reason we can to reach an agreement. If the variance is in jeopardy it is a sorry residents and the department As the most effective tool in fighting a Rise in frequency of crimes. He has encouraged people to Call the sheriffs department whenever they encounter anything suspicious. Recent increases in crime might be blamed partly on the opening of the interstate 275 Bridge into Kentucky providing a Quick Means of escape from the township by car sheriffs officials have said in the past. Expansion plans for the Hospital have been caused largely by the growth in population in Eastern Hamilton county and Clermont county adding to the number of admissions. The first expansion will be an enlargement on the parking garage for the Hospital. It would include 165 additional parking spaces and is needed due to a 60 percent increase in Auto traffic in the last two years Hospital officials have said. A we have heard some complaints about the expansion a Balush said a but i Haven to heard anything about that causing any Concrete plans for the land in Anderson township. As far As i know the Sisters Don t yet have plans for that land a Stein and Taylor have spoken to several neighbourhood groups about problems with crime and have said they have seen decreases in crimes where the residents Are aware of the problem and what to do about it. In 1978, according to Hospital figures almost half of emergency room treatments were performed on people living in Southeast Hamilton county and officials estimate that a Large proportion of those come from the Anderson township and it. Washington areas. The Hospital has agreed to build additional run off interceptors on the Hillside near the expansion site Balush said. The interceptors should help the run off problem she said. Balush said the Hospital staff is enthused about plans for a the much needed expansion and in a letter to the editor of a local Mariemont newspaper or. Hellmut Mattheis who has been on the staff for 17 years wrote that a it is with great distress that i received the news that 250 residents of the Village of Mariemont signed a petition to bar construction. A a some people who live near the Hospital Are also worried about additional traffic in the area during construction and after it is built a she said. In his letter Mattheis goes on to write a the construction has been approved by local and state health planning agencies based on a need and documented by the Hospital to maintain i tidally needed health care to All the residents in Eastern Hamilton county As Well As Western Clermont about a third of the emergency room treatments were performed on residents of Clermont county. Figures for actual admissions for treatment Are also similar in proportion to the emergency room figures. After complaints about some a aesthetic Points of the construction a a Balush said Hospital officials have agreed to add a beige color to Concrete used for construction include better lighting and landscape More extensively. Mattheis said the concessions made so far by the Hospital constitute a willingness of the Hospital to cooperate with its neighbors and concludes by Quot writing a i feel sure that this conflict Over the hospitals future plans will be resolved. And that As neighbors the Hospital and nearby residents will both because of the increase in she said 250 Village residents signed a petition and presented it to the planning commission. Win baseball Balush said she hoped the Balush said the planning commission will discuss the granting of the variance in executive session then vote in open session. Tickets the Friday journal classified Section offers a Bonus to its readers each week. Somewhere in that Section is the name and address of a local person. If that person Calls the journal by 4 . The following tuesday he will be mailed two free Box seat tickets to an upcoming Cincinnati reds baseball game at riverfront stadium. To become eligible for having your name and address possibly drawn just Send a postcard to reds Wickete co the journal. 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Just include your name address and zip code on the Back. This week in Forest Hills two Turpin spartan baseball players Steve Finzer and Steve Bitzer helped their Hamilton county american league team win Over the Hamilton county National league All stars. The game saw a 4-3 Victory for the american team. See Page a-2 for details. And for some other editorial opinions. Brides b-2 real estate b4-5 classified b5-7 restaurants a-5 editorial a-4 Forest Hills journal 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 executive editor to Kemp presents some of her Tongue in Cheek endorsements for offices in today selections in the off the Wall column Page a-4. See the editorial Page for a laugh 528-1111 saturation coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation audited by it a verified a m cdx Cafora

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