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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - May 1, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioIn esp amp Par project Ohio histories society 1-71 and 17th ave., Columbus Ohio 43211 Foj a. S. Í03u0e i j a i Rel w Ohio i permit 80. In Barest Tittle journal vol. 19 no. 83 Friday May 2,1980 single copy 15 cents 1sm Queen City suburban press Ine a Reg bus a a Sard Survey by chamber to be completed soon results of a Survey undertaken by the Anderson area chamber of Commerce and the Eastern Hills Jaycees Are running just about As expected according to James Snider president of the Jaycees. The Survey asks for the opinions of township residents concerning services provided by governmental bodies commercial services amusements and Overall satisfaction with life in the township. Questions also include several to determine demographic information. When the Survey was begun chamber president Thomas Taylor and Ralph Holt a member of the chamber a economic development committee1, predicted results would show Anderson township residents want movie Heaters and More Good restaurants in the township. Snider said the results of the Survey about 75 percent Complete Are showing the predictions were accurate. As members of his group administer the Survey he said they find that the need for Heaters and a restaurant Are most frequently mentioned. A Quot people complain about the distance they have to travel to see a movie a Snider said. Quot they really seem to feel that we need Heaters to make the area attractive for entertainment purposes the random Sample for the Survey will total 300 when completed and Snider said the finished surveys will be Given to Holt who will have them Analysed. Another aspect of life which concerns people in the area Snider said is traffic congestion on Beechmont Avenue. Quot who does no to travel Beechmont everyone is concerned about some Way to improve the traffic situation or keep it from getting worse a he said. Snider emphasized that ideas people voice in the Survey come in the form of suggestions rather than complaints. He said residents seem satisfied with life in the township but can see room for some improvements. Quot we have things other communities done to have and people seem to know that. In general everyone is pretty Well satisfied with what goes on in the area a Snider said. The Jaycees have run into some obstacles while conducting the Telephone Survey the president said including a Lack of time for respondents to answer the questions. Quot it takes about 15 minutes to Complete the Survey and a lot of people done to have 15 minutes at the time we Call them. If they Are Able to answer the questions for us though they seem to really get into the feeling after a couple of questions a Snider said. Snider said most respondents will offer unsolicited suggestions after they become familiar with the thrust of the Survey. The suggestions help the Survey gather information. More Complete besides the problem with available time of the respondents Snider so id the random selection of Telephone numbers unavoidably includes some business numbers. Since the Survey is aimed at the opinions of township residents businesses and people who Are not township residents Are not included in the results. Snider said the Survey will be of Benefit to his organization As Well As the chamber. A we Are Happy to help the chamber in getting the results of the Survey a Snider said Quot but it will also help us. As a service organization it gives us a pulse Reading about what the Community wants. It gives solid evidence of what we can do As a some of the Jaycees administering the Survey s Lider said Are new to the area so the results and the answers also serve to show them the real nature of the t township. A your members As individuals learn a lot and it will help our organization a lot too a he said. A was a whole Well just become better acquainted with the the Survey should be completed within a week Snider said and Holt has said he expects the final results to be available about four to six weeks after that time. The sign on the door of mental health services East urges it. Washington and Anderson township area residents to walk in and get help with any kind of problem. The old Frame House behind the it. Washington Baptist Church on Sutton Avenue serves As offices for five therapists one student and office director Elizabeth bold. Mental health facility help to those with problems commission hears Condo arguments the Hamilton county Board of commissioners wednesday heard pros and cons about a zone change for a proposed condominium Complex near the five mile connector. John Sansalone the Engineer of the landings and agent for the Developer Joseph Graue presented the proposal to the commissioners and residents of Markley Road and Shangrila drive which Are near the parcel which would be used argued against the development. Linda Montgomery who has with her husband led opposition to the condominiums said the commissioners hearing was similar to hearings conducted by Anderson township and county planning and zoning authorities. She said Sansalone included the same arguments in favor of the development he has at other hearings and meetings which include plans to shield the site from neighbors and a willingness by the Developer to increase the distance from buildings to neighbouring property lines. The plan includes 158 townhouse condominiums on an 18.73-acre site including a swimming Pool and Tennis courts. Arguments against the Graue plan have entered around the half of the site which penetrates land which is zoned for single family Homes. Area residents have expressed concern that allowing multiple family housing in the area will encourage other land owners to sell land for _ multiple family purposes. Cemetery clean up underway some Newtown groups Are trying to organize Village residents to clean up the cemetery in the Village which is the subject of controversy Between Village Council and the Odd Fellows Lodge. The women a auxiliary of the veterans of foreign wars the greater Newtown civic league and the concerned citizens of a Newtown have sent flyers to Village residents asking for help in the clean up. The efforts of the citizens Are needed at the cemetery because the Village is in the midst of a court Battle with the Odd Fellows Lodge Over the responsibility for its maintenance. The Village Council has refused to have Village employees work on the cemetery contending that Village efforts could complicate the Legal fight. Council has shown concern however and has expressed baking for efforts to clean up the overgrown cemetery. According to Sara Knepfle a member of All three sponsoring groups flyers were to go to All Homes in the Village last Friday and saturday and Many residents worked at the cemetery saturday afternoon. Quot we got an immediate response mostly from people who knew we were going to try to get this together a she said. A a we re really hoping the other people in the Village will help us after they see the a boy scout troop was to work at the cemetery wednesday evening Knepfle added. Gasoline and trash bags Are finished to those who can help with the clean up she said but the flyer asks those who help to bring mowers Weed clippers grass whips pruning shears and other necessary tools. The voluntary program will hopefully continue until memorial Day May 26, Knepfle said so the cemetery can look presentable for the Village s annual Parade. She said much work was accomplished saturday but that much More dose trimming of grass and weeds is necessary As initial maintenance. Members of the sponsoring groups will be an uni d a Imp cemetery on tuesdays thursdays and saturdays from 1 to direct workers to needed jobs the flyer says. Montgomery said the commissioners were receptive to both sides of the arguments about the proposal and voiced comments about a possible Compromise about the condominiums. A there was some talk about lowering the density of the tract a she said. A different parties mentioned different ways that some kind of agreement could be commissioner Allen Paul said at the hearing according to Montgomery that he had received a letter from a property owner in the area saying he would like to develop his land in a condominium development if the zone change for the landings is approved a i think it kind of supports our arguments that Multi family housing could increase greatly in the area if this one goes through a Montgomery said. The commissioners Are expected to deliver a decision on the zone change within two to Lour weeks. By Brian Macconnell staff writer comfortable offices in a Large White Frame House seem like a great place to discuss problems with someone who can lend a helping hand and mental health services East Muse offers just that a comfortable place where anyone can find help for just about any problem. Muse is located on Sutton Avenue behind the it. Washington Baptist Church and is one of two of f ices used to help people in the far Eastern portion of Hamilton county. The Region covered by the it. Washington and Hyde Park offices is Large extending from West of Hyde Park East to the Clermont county line North to Warren county and South to the Ohio River. With Only two offices to serve the entire area Muse somehow manages to serve Many people. Muse is a private non profit organization which opened in 1974, according to Thomas Palmer the executive director who is Quick to Point out the help the Center can offer As Well As some of its unavoidable shortcomings. A most of the funding for the Center comes from the state and the county a a 1 Mer said a a and As everyone knows Money is tight right now. We would love to open a new office in the Northern segment of our area but its hard to do right now. A the Sutton Avenue office will get new facilities soon however since the Church is preparing to build a residence for the elderly on its property. Part of the new building will serve As rent free office space to Muse. The Church currently allows Muse to use the House rent free but the organization must pay utilities and insurance As Well As routine internal maintenance. The it. Washington office has five therapists and a student while the Hyde Park office has eight therapists. Since they Are sometimes hard pressed to accommodate All those who request help from the Agency she never actually turns people away. If the office cannot help someone with a problem the therapists will see that the person is referred to another Agency. Quot it does get difficult sometimes a a said Jane Muennich a therapist in the Center a but we have some checks and balances built in. If we can to see someone Well be sure they get help from another that attitude has allowed people from All Over the service area also called the catchment area to reap the benefits of Muse. Since opening the Agency had opened 1911 cases As of March an average of about 29 per month. Most of those cases have been from the immediate areas served by the two offices. It. Washington residents have accounted for 344 of the cases followed by Madisonville Anderson township and Hyde Park. The smallest numbers of clients come from communities in the North of the catchment area Indian Hill brie Ash Kenwood and such neighbourhoods. Quot wed like to open a new office in the North a Palmer said Quot but right now there is simply no funding for although the Center helps clients with a wide variety of problems Ruth Schrider a student working in the office said the largest number of people need help with some kind of problem with a relationship. A relationship problems come to mind first As the most common a she said. A of course that covers a huge number of different kinds of relationships both within and outside of the family. We do a lot of work with couples and one common problem she said is the loss of a loved one and the adjustment necessary after the loss. A it really is quite an adjustment whether the loss is from divorce separation or Muse is involved deeply in the Observance of May As mental health month throughout the state and Palmer Hopes the month will help people understand exactly what kind of services Muse offers. A we offer services to children and adult outpatients for an endless number of problems a he said. A we also offer aftercare services which Are designed to help those who need continued to Page a-2 Post office May expand area operations postal service for the Anderson township it. Washington and Newtown areas May be taking on a new look within the next several years according to an official of the . Postal service. Roger Nienaber director of customer services for the pos Tal services Cincinnati office said the population expansion in the area has caused crowding in present facilities in Newtown and it. Washington spurring the postal service to look into options for expansion construction or relocation of new facilities. Quot we Haven t really come Down to one option that looks More viable than another to us so far a Nienaber said. A there Are Many ways we could go to change the service in the area but we done to have anything Concrete Nienaber said preliminary plans have been made for several years in anticipation of the area outgrowing the present service. A the area grew just As we and just about everyone else thought it would a he said. The options for modified postal service Are Many he said including consolidation into one Large Central Post office a change to two larger offices relocation and expansion of one office farther East and other combinations Nienaber said. A we have plenty of options in mind a he said a but also included is an option of doing nothing to change services. Although something will probably change it is still possible we can stay the Way we Are Nienaber said much planning is involved in a major change of service including details most people do not consider. A we have to look at future growth not Only the amount the area is growing or has grown. And another area that has become increasingly important recently is fuel consumption. We will reduce our fuel consumption by 10 percent in the next year and that will play a Factor in any future relocation or expansion plans a Nienaber said. While the postal service has not ruled out any options for modification of services in the area he said one of his goals for the immediate future is to construct a a Concrete plan for us in the far Eastern Section of Hamilton this weekend in Forest Hills the first annual Best of the East baseball tournament is scheduled to be played at Anderson High school beginning this evening. Anderson my Nicholas Turpin and Glen Este Are set to play in the tourney and although Glen Este May look Best on paper coaches admit there a no telling w to will win. For details see Page a-7. The journal has joined numerous other area businesses in support of the 1.7 Mill replacement Levy for the great Oaks v vocational school District. The Story on Page a la will provide the details. Churches classified dal Boak .4-4 Fine a 8-11 sports .4-5 .4-5 a 6-7 Forest Hills journal 564 Batava Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 saturation coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation audited by St Var shed

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