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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - April 12, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioLibrary Ohio historical society 1982. Velma ave. Columbus / Ohio 43211 or 11 u. S. Postage bum rate p o i a i for of n term 11 a to. 9 03 0 to place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 4 00 . Monday display advertising amp news dial 531-0234 Cincinnati suburban newspapers inc. Blue Ash Montgomery Amberly Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge Brecon Kennedy Heights Silverton Kenwood Deer Park Rossmy Ynez Dillonvale Ridgewood mask of cd Cuenot it Taser vol. X i no. 37 15c Cincinnati Ohio wednesday april 12, 1978 �4415 Montgomery de. Phone 531-0234 Montgomery votes tomorrow on disaffiliation what is Pat Fate a and who cares old clothes can do a Good turn boy scouts Are gearing up for the United clothing drive apr. 16. Scouts will pick up donations m boxes and bags from i -5 . The clothing Small household items and shoes will support Goodwill s rehabilitation program. Scouts ask everyone to Mark donations and place outside by noon on Good turn Day. Here troop 542, Kennedy Heights posts a United clothing drive sign Oil a Goodwill truck. From left am Brian Bryant Thomas Hendricks. Eric Reinhardt and Gary Conniffe. By Maureen Hehman the Pat. Parent teacher association has been around almost As Long As mom and Apple pie. The Pat May be in trouble however and the test May occur locally in Sycamore school District. Three vote on withdrawal three ptas there Sycamore Junior High Greene and Montgomery elementary schools will vote on whether to withdraw from the state and National Pat and to form a strictly locally operated Parent teacher organization to. The boards of these ptas have recommended to their units that they withdraw from Pat. Montgomery elementary school wifi vote on this Issue tomorrow night s . At the school. The other votes Are May 3 at Greene and May 16 at thei Unior High there Are several reasons residents of these is tor wishing to withdraw from the state and National group prime among them a dues crease from 30 cents to cents for the state proposed development would abut storybook acres Montgomery residents done to want 115 new neighbors by Maureen Hehman the residents of Montgomery a storybook acres Montgomery Woods and Deerfield re. Areas May be getting 115 new neighbors and some residents Aren t sure they want them. Montgomery City Council at its april 5 meeting considered the proposal of the Chelsea Moore co. To develop 24 acres in Blue Ash Collett property which abuts Montgomery at Cinderella Shadow Hill Way Deerfield and Huckleberry streets in Montgomery and which lies next to 1-71. The property is pie shaped narrow at Deerfield and fanning out behind the streets in storybook acres. The property is presently soiled for Light Industry in Blue Ash. That City s planning commission considered the rezoning of the site to residential to accommodate the plan at its april 6 meeting but no decision was reached and it will be considered again at the May 4 meeting. Blue Ash planning commission appears generally to be in favor of the proposal but has some questions As to traffic density and Green belts according to. Deputy City manager Marvin Thompson. A representative for 20 families residents of Deerfield re. Lanyard and Shadow Hill Way read a prepared letter to Montgomery Council about the proposal april 5 and voiced concerns about the proposed development and the City a participation in it through providing Access to City sewers. Many area residents attended the Council meeting. The most immediate concerns of the residents Are Over the increased traffic flow on Deerfield and Shadow Hill and the possible devaluation of their properties. The letter acknowledges the real threat of the property being developed As an Industrial Park. Quot with either development plan Montgomery emerges As the loser Quot the letter states. Quot Long after the developers have left and Quot the plan is completed what remains for Montgomery is increased traffic problems and a further deterioration of the desirability of the a representative of the Chelsea Moore co. Showed drawings of the proposed development at Montgomery Council. It includes about 94-96 condominiums and 20 single family Homes on 15,000 so. It. Lots along the Border of Montgomery adjacent to the Homes in. Storybook acres also a swim Pool and Tennis courts. The Homes Are designed to sell in the $80,000 to $100,000 Range he said. The condominiums would be in the $80,000 Price Range. He said they would be the most expensive condominiums built in Hamilton county. The Chelsea Moore representative also said Quot the company Hopes to preserve As Many Trees As possible. The reason the City of Montgomery comes into the picture Quot at All considering the property is in Blue Ash is that Council is considering an agreement to allow tap in to Montgomery sewers in Exchange for some control of the development such As density and traffic pattern. Council for instance wants a 60-40 split of traffic from the development 60 percent to Deerfield and 40 percent to the Shadow Hill area. Also Council does not want the Street to run through creating a Short Cut from Deerfield to Shadow Hill. The Chelsea Moore plan shows a through Street which the company representative says Blue Ash needs to provide City services to the area. Council would prefer a Cul de Sac of the streets which service the development creating a More controlled traffic pattern. The matter was not voted on and will be considered further by Council. After Uncle Sam pay Silverton by Shelley Ann Blau Silverton income tax the first in City history is due the first week of May City tax commissioner Carl Hoerth or. Announced at the Silverton City Council april 6 meeting. Hoerth reported that Many residents Are taking advantage of the free tax assistance offered by the City. For help in filling out the forms Call 891-1384. With the Advent of tax season several Silverton. Residents came to Council to discuss the one percent earnings tax that was levied dec. 15. Lois Ream told Council she knew that some municipalities have a i percent tax with no garbage collection fee and she asked if this were a possibility for Silverton. Bobbie Kuhn asked How the one percent figure was determined and if there was a possibility of any tax Relief after the City s financial situation improves and stabilises. A third resident told Council she was not going to pay Silverton since two percent had already been deducted from her paycheck. She works in Cincinnati. All three women were answered by City clerk Bernard Pohlman Pohlman said that the City a present financial situation does not allow for a reduction evidenced by the half . Adly damaged str Eta. Much of the earnings tax income was originally intended for Street repairs but the estimated $175,000 income from the tax will not even cover the repairs on Elwynne or. Estimated at $194,750. Million Dollar Street estimate for badly Pohlman said there is a Good possibility that other cities will adopt non credited taxes like Silver tones. Since its passage in december two other municipalities have added non credited percentages to their credited percentage Pohlman explained. He told the residents that the City of Cincinnati is currently considering a reciprocal tax agreement for those individuals who live outside the City of Cincinnati but work there. The reciprocal agreement would filter Noney Back to the employees resident municipality. When this happens Pohlman said the City would take action accordingly. Pohlman did not guarantee a reduction in the tax he said the financial situation would need to be reviewed. Organization so that out of every $1 Pat dues the usual fee99 cents goes to state National and Valley area Council dues. The local unit keeps one Penny. W ant to keep dues Home instead of raising dues locally to cover the increase As Madeira has done for instance from $1&Quot to $1.50, the three Sycamore Pat boards Are recommending getting out. According to Barbara Levy president of Sycamore Unior High Pat if the local Pat could keep its Money at Home there would be no need for further fund raising which she says nobody wants to do. A by the time they parents get to Junior High level they Are Ptah a out with carnivals. We done to need ways and Means projects we can operate on that $1. Deeper issues loo although the dues increase is a rallying Issue there Are other deeper More Subtle ones. One is p e ques for of whether one stays Home and tends ones own Garden As Candida advises or whether one bands together with other gardeners to Monitor the weather and other factors relating to crops and to work together for the Harvest. The Pat boards which voted to withdraw want to a tend their own local control direction a was a to we have the right to decide in what direction we go a said Rosemary Battelle president of Montgomery elementary school Pat. A we can exist very Well As an Independent unit. We Hope to work together with other schools and the Community to Pool ideas and share legislative Active service group Battelle said she wants to get priorities in line at the local level and strengthen the unit Battelle said there is a very Active Pat group at Montgomery a Nice performs such services As tutoring acting As room mothers concerning themselves in. Health Ana safety matters. Continued on Page 11 Gail i is your Garden growing Winter has been hard on Trena and Planta to the Madeira Library has gathered their books on plants and gardening to help fix the Winter damage and plan Spring gardens. Janie Pyle librarian sees How the Garden at the Madeira Library is growing. Inside old pay raise for Madeira employees and petitions for Montgomery Council pm. 3 three area teams doing Well in baseball season. Sports pcs. 4, 5 Indian Hill residents get to keep the Green by donating it pm. 8 memorial service held for Suzanne Shrout Kenwood Young woman who died on vacation in Canary islands pm 10 Silverton estimates half million to repair roads pm. 20 card game ends in death an argument during a saturday night card game in Madeira apparently climaxed with the stabbing death of one Man. And gunshot wounding of another. Jesse Artis 65, of 5787 Camargo rd., died of Stab wounds in the Chest. He was pronounced dead on arrival at our lady of mercy Hospital Madeira police said. Alonzo Sims 47, 5610 win ton rd., is in serious condition in general Hospital with gunshot wounds in the Back and neck. Witnesses at the card game told police the two men were arguing during the card game at 5787 Camargo re. Artis was allegedly stabbed in the Chest by Sims before Artis shot Sims two times with a revolver police said. No charges have been filed As of monday. Police Are still investigating the incident. News in Brief ursuline Only Cincinnati school with rising sats ursuline Academy 5535 Pfeiffer rd., Blue Ash. Is one of the 34 High schools in the United states cited by the National association of secondary school principals Nasip for having stable or rising Scholastic aptitude test sat scores Over the past five years in contrast to the National trend which shows that sat scores dropped at an alarming rate. Ursuline Academy sat scores Nave risen Over the past five years. The results of a National Survey by Nasip were published in a guidelines for improving sat scores recently and ursuline Academy is the Only Cincinnati school cited with rising scores. Other Ohio schools listed were Garfield Heights High school and Marietta senior High school. The ursuline Sisters of Brown county Ohio who own ursuline Academy appointed Shirley Gaede Speaks As their first Lay principal in 1973. She had served As guidance Counselor at the school for four years. Asked what she Felt was the reason for urdu line a Success she said a five years ago we formed a faculty academic committee to assess and make recommendations on the academic environment and the curriculum. As a result we feel that we have made a singular commitment to academic achievement for our College bound ursuline Academy is an All girls Catholic High school with a capacity enrolment of approximately 500 girls. Its faculty numbers 37,10 of whom Are ursuline Sisters. The school opened its doors in the Cincinnati area in 1896. In 1970, the school moved its residence from Oak Street and Reading Road to the Blue Ash address. Fire hydrants going a Dressy the fire hydrants Are getting colourful in Sycamore township lately and Here is the reason. A we Are color coding the hydrants to show their water capabilities a said Fred Benz fire safety officer. A hydrant with a Bright Green Cap can deliver water at More than 1000 Gallons per minute. A Bright yellow hydrant will pump Between 500 and 1000 Gallons per minute. The class a a cd red Caps will deliver less than 500 Gallons per minute. The barrels of All hydrants Are Bright yellow so they can be seen easily said Benz. A firefighters can Tell by looking at a hydrant How much water they can expect from it and can gauge How to fight the fire a he said. Marking hydrants with High visibility Federal safety colors is recommended by the National fire Protection asaoc., said Benz and has worked very Well in Norwood where he was fire safety officer Ana assistant chief before retiring. All the testing and painting Are done by one Man Hank Lipe said Benz. Lipe uses results from the pressure tests and float tests on each hydrant to determine what color the Cap will be. Benz said it will he november before All township hydrants have been tested and painted. Council gives formal of to Swaim Park plan Montgomery City Council formally voted at its april 5 meeting to apply for $350,000 in Federal funds Federal land and water conservation fund to help develop Swaim Field Park. The 13 acre Park at Zig Zag and Montgomery roads will Cost an estimated $700,000 to develop according to councilman Chuck Abbott Council representative to the Parks and recreation commission. A Public hearing was held last month on a development plan for the Park which includes Ball Fields Tennis courts jogging Trail picnic and play area amphitheatre and formal gardens. Councilwoman Alma Blazic voted against applying for the Federal Grant because she Felt the Park development plan a went too far in Light of other capital improvement needs in the City. Blaze said she is not against the Park development per be. She particularly finds the amphitheatre and formal gardens excessive. Abbott on the other hand said the committee had found it could pare costs in other areas and save the amphitheatre an aspect of the plan which he says will play a unique role in City recreation. Park development will never be cheaper than it is now he remarked. The development plan received no opposition at the Public meeting last month Abbott said. Mayor Fred Young said the administration approves the plan although he wishes there were More time for consideration of if. The Park committee is facing a july 1 deadline for application for Federal funds Kennedy Heights is 15 and celebrating apr. 21-23 Kennedy Heights is 15-years-old this month and plans to celebrate. A we Are proud of our history of do a committee. Developing and building an integrated Community a said James Wolfe chairman of the 15th anniversary the Celebration apr. 21 to 23, includes Tours music and an awards dinner. The anniversary committee is also compiling an anniversary Booklet with the history of the City and the Council and a program of the anniversary events. The Book will sell for $1. The festivities Start Friday 9 30 . With Coffee at the Community recreation building and a tour of the Kennedy Heights schools. Friday evening at 7 30, a Community musical will he presented at Schroder Junior High 50 cents donation at the door saturday morning at 10, Kennedy Heights town Council will meet. The program includes guest speakers. A luncheon will follow $1 is asked for lunch. Outstanding Kennedy Heights citizens will be honoured at the awards dinner saturday 7 30 . At the recreation Center. Reservations must be made in Advance for the dinner. Cost is $1.50 per person. The Celebration will be topped off with a tour of Kennedy Heights starting at 2 . At Kennedy Heights presbyterian Church. There will be a closing anniversary Tea at the Church at 4 . First ticket Winner can to attend _. F the seasons first Winner of tickets to see the reds play baseball wont be Able to attend. Mrs. Floretta Miller �,848 Windward st., called to claim her free Box seats saying she has a a special person a shed like to go in. Her place. You seems. Miller is Blind. The names of five More winners appear in Csini classifieds this week and every week during the Quot season. Look for the special Banner and if your name is listed give us a Buzz at 731-7170 before 10 . Friday. That s All there is to it

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