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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - March 21, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioU e if 3 a amp a p to j dec % of i o a a i 3 Tor i it Ocie to t a v i. Icon Osbus Jhio 43311 a a a a m i a 1 Forest Hilte Job Tunuto March 21 a single copy 15< All 3 trustees eyed commission before pick All three Anderson township trustees expressed interest in. Running for Hamilton county commissioner once Robert Reck Man announced he was not seeking reelection the journal has Learned. The trustees Robert Dorsey John of Brien and Tom Taylor confirmed independently to the journal their interest in the Post earlier this year when stole rep. Norman Murdock was not sure whether he would run for county commissioner or be tinned As running mate lieutenant Gober Nori for gov. James a. Rhodes. Dorsey was the Only one of the three who went As far As to be interviewed by the party officials. He said he could be interested in the1 Post in the future possibly in two years if another vacancy occurs Dorsey said he had no a a air Eli with the present commissioners and noted that he had a lot of experience dealing at the county level. He worked for the Lection Dorsey said he had no quarrel with the present commissioners and noted that he had a lot of experience dealing at the county level. He worked for the election of Allen Paul in 1976. Of Brien said he pulled out of Contention once Murdock was sure to run and get the party endorsement. He praised Murdock As a Good candidate with a name around Hamilton county. Taylor was watching gov. Rhodes running mate decision closer than the other two. If sen. Michael Maloney has been picked by Rhodes state rep. Robert a. Taft ii would have run for seventh District state senator Maloney a seat Taft told the journal last week. And Taylor was considering going for that seat As Well As being interested in the commission seat. All three expressed the need for representation on the county commission from the Eastern portion of Hamilton county. Both Heckman and Robert Wood Are from the Western portion of the county and Paul from the Northern portion. Taylor said it is a a healthy for the trustees to express an interest in serving the Community in other offices. Taylor said he considered a request from a Strong Republican Backer from Eastern Hamilton county who urged him to run. He did not submit his name to the Republican leadership. He said he feels more1 suited for a state representative position than a commission Post Taylor said he a fully supports Taft and. Called. Him a the finest state representative our District has Ever of Brien and Taylor both elected in november Are now making $4400 a year As trustee. Dorsey is still making $4000 since he is in the Middle of his first Tern and thus not eligible for the pay raise trustees voted through effective first of the year. Hamilton county commissioners have an annual salary of $25.500 a year. De. Wrightjr. Strictly for murders River Downs was strictly for a pm udders last thursday morning As the Ohio River crept towards its 55-foot Crest and expanded out of its Hanks. The High water that covered the re track made the facility look More like Cincinnati s famed old time canals than a race track. Come May River Downs is expected to he ready for a full summer of racing. More flood photos on Page 3. Journal photo Wright. Fire tax Levy postponed until november Anderson townships tax Levy for the fire department now will not be before voters until november. Paul Schuch Board attorney said he was assuming trustees had a 90-Day deadline to put the Issue on the june primary ballot. A recheck by Schuch with the Hamilton county Board of elections Early last week showed the Board is enforcing an interpretation in the Ohio revised code that dictates the 90-Day deadline for both primary and special elections. Schuch said he did no to know about that new statute until last week. He said the Board has had a number of requests Tor issues on the june ballot after the 90-Day deadline has passed and officials would a love to accommodate a the Community officials but election officials Are fearful they could be in violation of the Law. Trustees had been expected of officially place a Levy of 1 to 1.5 Mills to the june 6 primary ballot at last thursday nights meeting. Trustees want the fire department and other township department to operate pm a self supporting basis. Some general fund revenues Are being used to help fund the fire department As additional paid men cemetery concerns Newtown by Julie Purnhagen journal contributor Newtown solicitor a1 Wettstein advised villagers to express their written concerns about the con Forest Hills journal 544 Batavia Pika Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 100% comenge of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown a California every tuesday. Forest Hills journal March 21, 1078. Published weekly on tuesdays at 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Circulation audited by edition of the cemetery at the March 1.4 Newtown Village. Council meeting. Letters should be addressed to office of the grand Lodge Charles r. Carter grand Secretary to Box 1088, Springfield Ohio 45501 with reference. To Flag Spring Lodge no. 152, cemetery at Newtown. If the Independent order of Odd Fellows present owners Are unable to take care of the cemetery the grand Lodge should assume responsibility. Wettstein wrote a letter february 15 asking the grand Lodge to investigate the matter and has not yet received a response. In other business Council member Steve Kline sent a letter to the Academy of Medicine notifying them of the shortage of doctors in Newtown. A motion was approved to Purchase a $7,700 Rescue unit for the Village of Newtown. An ordinance was approved by changes at state connector catch motorists unaware a number of Anderson township residents were surprised some pleasantly and some not so pleasantly by the Stop signs that were installed the Middle of last week on the North and South intersections of the Anderson connector technically called five me re and state Eul hours after the signs were erected and the \ Ellow flashers changed to red the two Hamilton tvs Unity Are Addid to the staff and. Inflation hits equipment and manpower needs. Raises and benefits for the firemen also Are expected to go up continued to Page 13 staff person improvement plans to be funded with California Grant Council prohibiting parking of junk cars on streets. A warning will be Given to remove the junk car if after 15 Days the junk car has not been removed the person will be asked to appear in court. The first offence will be penalized with a Misdemeanour of the fourth degree and not More than $50. The next offence will be a Misdea Meanor of the second degree and a charge of not More than $500. Council member John Russell said he plans to have an ordinance drafted by the next Council meeting prohibiting the parking of commercial vehicles on streets. Council member Russell expressed his concern about flooding in Newtown mayor Fisher said that in a previous flood the red Cross set up a shelter at the Newtown school and the fire department members and Village equipment were used to the Fuller t extent by Julie Purnhagen journal contributor californians Community Council last week decided to use half of a $5000 Grant from the Charles Stuart Mott foundation to hire someone to seek More Grants for the Community. Community members agreed to allocate $2500 to hire a Community staff person. This person would be employed part time to seek More resource Money for the Community and organize and promote Community activities. The Community planned to put the remaining $2500 into three programs the kids clean up committee which would provide Money to hire youths to clean up California the elderly help program which would provide some transportation and activities for the elderly. And the Community identity program which would provide Street signs identifying California. �?o1 done to think that we should put the bulk of the Money in any one said Edward Wiwi president of the Community Council. A if the Community staff person is successful in obtaining funds we can continue the staff he said. The proposals for use of the $5000 will be submitted to the project advisory Board on March 15 to be reviewed. If proposals Are approved Money will be allocated. Members of the City of Cincinnati planning commission staff proposed a Community master township planners seek completion of guide plan sheriffs patrolmen were seen pulling Over two separate northbound motorists North of the intersection. Petitions of hundreds of residents of the Sherwood area brought the change. They still would like Stop lights erected there. There must be enough traffic flow for this to he accomplished said officials in the office of the Hamilton county Engineer. Journal photo Wright. Anderson township planning and zoning commission is interviewing persons interested on completing work on the township guide plan. A1 Rice new commission president said the commission is taking applications from those interested. There will be some financial remuneration he said. An architect or planner preferably residing in the township is desired said Rice. Those interested Are asked to Send their resumes to Rice in care of the Beechmont ave. Firehouse 7954 Beechmont ave., Cincinnati o. 45230. They should be received by March 28. Two persons Are to be interviewed by the commission members at a special meeting March 21, according to the new commission president. Some Community development Money is still set aside for the project. This Money was not spent when Darrell Wolff had a commitment to handle the project last year. He resigned about a month ago after Lack of time because of business prevented him from completing the task. Township trustees asked the planning commission to handle the task after the dec 31,1977 deadline was not met by Wolff. Rice has echoed former commission president Bill Sauer in saying the completion of the guide plan is the number one priority this year i or the group. Rice intends to name a three person committee of commission members to oversee the plan work. John Ernst has been elected commission vice president and Sauer secretory for 1978. New members who recently took office Are mrs. Nancy Carson and Kent Rollins. Plan for California. Twenty thousand dollars has been Given to study the Community a geographical area its economic advantages and disadvantages and present zoning ordinances. Ron .doctor1, project director said a with the new Highway and the Advent of the Bridge approach City manager Donaldson approved a land use development plan to be done in California. The construction of a. New Bridge is bound to stir up new development. We re hoping to Start the plan by april 15 and be finished around August 15. A the study should provide input from Urban design economic design and a product report with recommendations for use of the land. Suggestions for designs development and funding of buildings and How the Community can be preserved Are expected to Stem from the project. Dennis Finney member of the Community assistance team said a a we a be Back after the study is completed and we a help you implement the plan. There Are funds available that id like the Community to plug four members of California were asked to serve on an advisory group so that the planning commission May have Community input. Charles Frazier Jack Barnes Jack Homan and Edward Wiwi volunteered lobe members of the group with several people volunteering to serve As alternates. A motion was approved unanimously by the Community to continue the master planning process and obtain the end resulto. Helps Mem along Julie sch Nepf a member of the barracudas helps a fellow swimmer along at the recent Queen City league championships held at Anderson High school. Details of the meet Are on Page 2. Photo Thomas s. Woolf

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