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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - May 30, 1980, Cincinnati, Ohio1-71 and 17ui ave. Co1ucbus, Ohio 4 ii is journal sing it copy is cents vol. 20 no. 6 Friday May 30, who c it Milf suf Tui 6�r> pt#�4 invt Alt r,., a Rel zoning Board rejects appeals on woodwinds by Brian Macconnell staff writer this House will be torn Down and the property used if possible court action does not hinder the construction of the 48-unit woodwinds federally subsidized housing Complex in my. Washington. The total parcel includes 5.88 acres. Journal photo Macconnell. My Vav a a re a. Council adopts rules of order after its May 13 meeting was interrupted several times Newtown Village Council agreed tuesday to adopt slightly More stringent rules of order at Council meetings. Mayor John Russell proposed a change in the operating procedure of the Council after citizen participation at the May 13 meeting caused interruptions which Russell and other Council members Felt were unreasonable. Russells original suggestion for operation of the meetings included segments for citizen input Early in the meeting after Normal business was conducted. A we definitely want to encourage input from any one who wants to speak at our meetings Russell said a but we certainly want to be Able to conduct our business the Way it should be Council member John Shirley agreed that undue interruptions were a hindrance at the meetings but expressed concern that any attempts to curb the interruptions might result in a discouragement of citizen participation. He said russells original idea to eliminate nonscheduled citizen presentations during the business portion of the meeting would Cut Down on participation still time for free student work wanted and the journal management today reminded area students that they May take advantage of free work wanted ads now appearing in the journal students May use the form contained in the and found in the journal to have their free and appear in that paper both tuesday and Friday through Friday june 13. The idea is to generate jobs for the teenagers of the area. Local businesses Are urged to take special notice of the ads listed in the classified Section. Full details of How the student May take advantage of this offer Are contained in the and. By making citizens wait until after All Busi Ness was Complete until they coaids speak on a specific Point. Russell agreed that such a restriction could be a detriment to citizen input into councils decision making process and after some discussion Council members reached a Compromise on the Issue. The body agreed that pertinent comments from citizens May be accepted in the meetings after each committee report is completed and a Only on those items contained in the report. During the discussion Russell said new town Quot is Council meetings Are already very casual and the additional restraints were not unreasonable. A a in be had occasion to be at meetings of other bodies where if you Arentt on the Agenda you simply done to speak a he said. A i done to think we Are asking to much to just allow us to get our work done in a reasonable time and with some while agreeing with Russell about stricter control at meetings other Council members stressed the importance of citizen input and expressed the desire to keep it As an important part of the meetings. Council member Carol Blum reported at the meeting that she had contacted Rumpke waste inc. About a possible change in contract with the Village or a change in the pick up Day for garbage. The question about a change in trash pick up routine came up at the last Council meeting when Russell and Street commissioner Bill Wahoff reported that toxic substances had been found in garbage which had been spilled from cans on River Hills drive. The toxic material Eva fixative had been spilled from the waste cans of Meridian diagnostics and pointed to the fact that Village businesses which Are closed Over weekends must put out garbage cans Friday to meet pick up times Early monday. Blum said Rumpke had agreed to pick up garbage from this weekend in Forest Hills the Forest Hills school District is offering Tennis classes Over the summer As part of its summer education program and the classes Are designed for Tennis enthusiasts at just about every level of skill. See Page b-8 for the details. Auditions concerts and plays Are All going on or Are about to be staged. Everything from the Cincinnati symphony orchestra to local groups of actors is included in Fine lines Page a-6. Brides business churches by classified b-7 sports b-2 1 b-4-6 b-8 Forest Mills journal 5m Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 52b-i111 saturation coverage of Anderson township of Washington a Newtown a California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation aug item by businesses after other Village trash has been picked up. The new arrangement. Should alleviate the current problem by allowing businesses to put out their garbage monday morning rather than leaving it on curbs All weekend she said. Continued to Page a-2 another obstacle was removed tuesday from the path of Koe file corp. In the construction of the controversial woodwinds federally subsidized housing Complex in it. Washington when the Cincinnati zoning Board of a appeals rejected two appeals against plans for the project. Terrance of Hara attorney for the it Washington civic club which has fought the project had appealed approval of the 48-unit development on Salvador Street on two grounds. In the first Appeal heard tuesday he said the approval by Steven Bloomfield the assistant director of City planning was improper. The second Appeal contended that the revised site plan submitted by Koetzle after Bloomfield a approval imposed restrictions pm the construction had not met those restrictions. Koetzle has been granted a zone change under the City a planned unit development pud ordinance. It is the first time the ordinance has been used resulting in some confusion about procedures for hearings and appeals in the Case. The hearings on both appeals were held in succession and group Given Chapel in sunday service founding ceremonies were held sunday for the five mile Chapel in Anderson township after the Chapel was deeded to the five mile Chapel society from the methodist Church. Nancy Bissinger a member erf the society which has been organized to restore the Chapel said about 125 people attended the ceremonies filling the Small Chapel at 6977 five mile Road for the 3 . Ceremony. The Chapel was built in 1844 by Anderson townships Early settlers and was recently placed on the National Register of historic places. A Small graveyard on the Chapel grounds includes a Marker which features Bas Relief sculptures of the Markley family. It is signed by prominent sculptor Thomas of Hare. Bissinger said 98 people signed the Register at the ceremony but More were in attendance than those who signed in As guests. A the High Point of the ceremony was the performance of two songs by a male quartet at the service a she said. A the acoustics in there Are great and when everyone joined in it sounded just the five mile Chapel society is attempting to raise funds for the restoration and maintenance of the Chapel and is currently trying to its. Membership and contributions. A a we be got to raise quite a bit of Money to do the things we should do to make the Chapel the kind of place it should be a Bissinger said. A we have about one third of what we need so three projects for the Chapel Are top. Priority for the society. First Bissinger said drainage problems around the Structure must be solved before any other work can be done. The Chapel currently has some water leakage which experts have said should be solved before other work is started. Ground water around the building does not Drain efficiently enough without help she said necessitating the outside work second the structures roof must be replaced she said the Chapel now has two roofs he original shake with a slate roof built Over it. Both will have to come off she said and a new shake roof will be built. A a that a probably the biggest Job a Bissinger said. A it will be expensive to take the old roofs off and even More expensive to build the new one. That a where the big Money will come the third project the society plans to undertake is the restoration of the Chapel Belfry. She said the Steeple while a not ready to crumble is weak and needs repair. A we Hope to have All three projects completed this summer. There is already some leakage into the Church and something should be done to it As soon As possible a Bissinger said. The society plans to encourage use of the Chapel for an assortment of occasions and will ask a donation for its use. Most of the Money for the Chapel restoration however will hopefully come from new members of the society Bissinger said. A a we re hoping people will use it for weddings meetings and any use consistent with its use As a Church. Retreats especially for youth groups would be great a she said a we wont charge a set fee for its use but we certainly will ask for donations. Its one Way we Hope to make the society is soliciting new members she said hoping to attract More membership donations. A we would very much like people to join. Besides the fact that we obviously need Money we need people to work on All of our projects. The More people we get interested the easier we can approach the goals we be set so one fund raising project the society is currently promoting Bissinger said is asking contributors to buy bundles of shake for the new roof for a $45 contribution a we would really like to get other people As interested in this project As we Are a she said. A was soon As people see the Chapel they become interested in it and realize its Well Worth saving and restoring. A she said those interested in a contribution and membership in the society May Call mrs. Stephen West at 231-7145 or mrs. Russell Maddux at 474-4457. We Yak and journal to cover election returns the journal and radio station Wolyk will cooperate for coverage of the june 3 elections in Clermont and Hamilton counties. Teams working at the boards of elections of both counties will provide Complete coverage of All votes of interest Over Wolyk. Stereo 107 for the most Complete coverage of issues of local interest in the june 3 election tune in to the journal Wolyk election return team As soon As the polls close. The annual Comboni Mission festival will be held sunday from noon to 10 . At the Mission Center the sacred heart Seminary 8108 Beech Mont ave. In Forestville. The festival will help support the work of the Verona fathers from the Mission Center which serves As the Headquarters for the North american province for the Comboni missions. Besides the traditional Fried Chicken dinner the festival will include appearances by wow radio disc jockeys who will broadcast from the festival and will award prizes from the wow Booth. The main prize awarded at the Celebration will be a 1980 Chevrolet citation and other attractions include rides Booths and games tiie five mile Chapel society is working to restore the to Ive mile Chapel and had founding ceremonies Over the past weekend. The Steeple and the roof of the Structure As Well As drainage around the building Are Alt in need of repair. Journal photo Macconnell. Mission festival set for sunday o Hara said his appeals were rejected by a 4-0 vote in the first and a 3-1 vote in the second. A both appeals were heard., one after the other and they ruled against our arguments that the zoning change should be rejected outright a of Hara said. A then they went on to the second Appeal Arto ruled against that also. They would not Grant any further modification of the site of Hara said his next available option if the civic club wants to pursue the further is to take the woodwinds approval through the court system. Of Hara would not comment on whether court action is probable. He said he had not conferred with the civic club and had not received of Filiai notice by certified mail erf the zoning Board s rulings. Arguments against the project have included traffic congestion improper drainage on the site improper soil types for construction exposure of a drainage Culvert which would present a Hazard to children and disturbance of ground cover Koetzle Developer Winston Folkers has said his company will take All precautions to keep the construction site Safe and to make sure the Complex is built on solid ground before the site was chosen and the plan finalized. Folkers has said it went through other reviews and was found to be satisfactory after the first Public hearing. Folkers said he agreed that Salvador Street needed to be widened but that concerns about the site plan were not valid. A we re the ones who have to look at this thing a he said. A it is our liability and we re not going to allow anything bad to at the tuesday hearing of Hara said his bask argument was that by approving a plan with conditions on it. He really could not see what the changes continued to Page a-2

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