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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - August 02, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioNews in Brief neighbourhood eyesore owned by Hud this abandoned House at 3732 Odin ave. Kennedy Heights has finally been boarded up. It has been empty four years and until it was boarded last year it was an attraction for children and youths. An old shopping Basket lies overturned on the porch. A tree has fallen in the Yard. Plumbing and plaster have been stripped from the inside. Weeds grow unchecked. The other residents of this Middle class neighbourhood take Pride in their properties and they Are angry about this House and some others empty ones in Kennedy Heights. The 3700 Odin ave. Block club a neighbourhood betterment and preservation group has tried unsuccessfully to have this House torn Down explained mrs. Carl Rucker. Her husband is president of the club which includes about 16 families. By the Way guess who owns this eyesore the Secretary and Urban development Hud according to a Check with the Hamilton county auditor s office. How about it Cincinnati City Council and Hud get your House in order Montgomery denies charges in zone suit Challenge by Maureen Hehman Montgomery a director of Law Richard Dusterberg last week filed an answer to a Law suit in which the City a zoning code is challenged specifically with regard to the a icon desk property at the site of the old dutch oven barbeque. Montgomery denies All material allegations Dusterberg said. The suit asks $140,000 in damages from the City and City officials Howard Smith Robert Moore and Joseph Lorenz. It was brought by Barry Kohn and Sam bowmen whose plan to build a nursing Home on the property was rejected by the City planning commission Ana Council. The nursing Home did not comply with the City a land use policy for the area which Calls for Multi family development there City officials said at the time. It was not approved by the environmental review offices although the architectural review officer recommended in favor of the plan. The suit challenges the Power of the City to determine land use policy Dusterberg said similar to the Allen Dorf and Bick suits against the City which also ask the courts to allow a less restrictive use than the City adopted Sage land use study allows. Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the three suits Are the same Eugene Reuhlman and Francis Barrett. Cit the plaintiffs Are the people bringing suit against the to. The City is the defendant. The Boymel Kohn suit alleges the City and its officials have unjustly a a taken their property by disallowing the use requested. They also allege City officials encouraged them to submit a planned development proposal and a a misrepresented that the City would act favourably on it. The suit also asks that a major Section of Montgomery a new it zoning code be declared invalid. Smith called any allegation that he encouraged the convalescent Home plan a absolute summer morning at area Park a summer mornings in the Park is coming to French memorial Park Ridge and Section roads tuesday aug. 15. 10-noon. The program includes classical music played by a pro my Sica a a group of 40 musicians the oldest chamber music group in the City. Other entertainment includes a performance by the laughing Gas and electric co. Of the mayors Urban arts corps demonstrations by the Zebra gymnastics team a puppet show by Cincinnati recreation commission visits by the recreation commissions Art Mobile Pla Mobile dra Amobile history Mobile and a nature exhibit with live and stuffed animals by Cincinnati Park Board. The fun in the Park is free presented by Cincinnati summer arts Assoc. Home Rama at Paul site instead of Blue Ash Home Rama 1979 will not be held at Sycamore Trace subdivision in Blue Ash As had been originally thought. It will still be in the suburban life area however at Paul Meadows subdivision at the Southeast Comer of Fields Ertel and Snider roads Symmes twp. Ken Campbell and Allen Zaring Are developing Sycamore Trace with about 100 of the most expensive Homes Ever to be built in Blue Ash. The Homes at the site 60 acres at Cooper and Plainfield near Raymond Walters College will sell for $100,000 to $150,000. Paul Brothers developing Paul Meadows with about 200 Homes in the same general Price Range. Allen Paul a Hamilton county commissioner was a founder and promoter of Home Rama and the location of the show at a aul Meadows May be in deference to him., an observer commented. Losing and winning the month of july was both Good and bad for mrs. Edward Alcorn. First the bad she lost her Black and White miniature poodle by the name p05ta 12 we Mem. Of Bam she advertised for him in Csini c lass Ifie luckily the a finder Quot saw the and in our lost and found listings 1 and Barney was reunited with his owner. Csini classifieds were Good to mrs. Alcorn once again just this past week. Her name appeared As a Winner of two tickets to see the reds play the Atlanta braves August 7. She called to claim them in plenty of time and relayed the Good news about Barney. Guess who thinks were pretty special inside ate that peripatetic Madeira native Ken Kemp sends glimpse of his travels to Alaska Page 20. Lots of letters to the editor on Gaaei to issues Jota Mia twp. Trustee Katie Donohue gives views on issues surrounding replacement of her father As twp. Clerk Page 3. News makers on Page 6. A Funkenstein a is coming to Indian Hill Page 3. A sports pages 7 and 8. Library Ohio historical society t982 Val a ave Columbus Ohio 432h a ii r \ j r a a f. To place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 4 00 . Monday display. Advertising amp news dial 331-0234 Cincinnati suburban newspapers inc. Blue Ash Montgomery Amber Leyvi lag a Indian Hilt Madeira pleasant Ridge Brecon Kennedy Heights siberian Kenwood Deer Park Rossmoyne Dillonvale Ridgewood mask or circulation vol. Xvii no. I 15c Cincinnati. Ohio. Wednesday August 2. 1978 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531-0234 Council vote split Blue Ash rejects chemical tank storage Day care Center by Gail Jordan Blue. Ash City Council turned Down Ashland chemicals request for a chemical storage tank farm in the Cic Industrial Park and us psychologist Dorothy Giuntoli a proposed Day care Center at the former Newman Center 3927 Cooper re. Both proposals Drew opposition rom residents at last thursdays Council meeting. Council approved the special permit to locate a resident Home for 15 mentally retarded adults off Hunt re. West of Plainfield re. The Home will be operated by the Hamilton county Board of mental retardation. Denial of the Ashland chemical request came after Council again heard area residents fears about possible fires and explosions at the site. Ashland a proposed tank farm would have stored Industrial chemicals in 43 above ground tanks ranging in size from 4,000 to 30,-000 Gallons on eight acres off red Hill ct., 90 feet from the nearest residence. A o u no 11 m a n cd. A r i e Proctor said he was not apposed to the idea of a chemical storage facility hut Ashland a could have chosen a better councilman Donald Biedermann agreed the site not the tanks were the problem saying the tanks would be a too dose to residences loo visible from Kenwood re. And loo much in the Center of Blue voting no with Proctor and Biedermann were Curtis Battle and Robert Schueler. A a yes votes came from mayor Paul Mckinny and councilman Raymond Mac Nab. Count i woman Stephanie Stoller on vacation did not attend the meeting. Ashland representatives at the meeting expressed Surprise at the vote. Of thought we would be permitted to come in of we have started it the request for the permit a said Robert Gruver spokesman for Ashland. We Are surprised that a he said he did no to know if Ashland officials would try to Loc ate in another area of Blue Ash. 4iso turned Down was Orothy gun a toll s request a operate a Day care Center t 3927 a Cooper re. Or. Guintoli said she was .1 Little disappointed she will of be Able to relocate her preschool now located at 331 Cornell re. To the of r m e r n e w m a n be it the r nearer Raymond Walters College. A we hoped to be closer to the College Quot she said. Children of faculty members attend the preschool and student teachers sometimes work there she explained. She paid $73,000 for the Newman Center site earlier this year Council also turned Down a request from new life for girls to use the Center As a Halfway House. The planned resident Home for mentally retarded adults approved by Council will be built off Hunt re. On a site owned by the Hamilton county commissioners. The parcel is left Over from construction of the Cross county Highway. Continued on Page 7 luxury Home development in Blue Ash this is what Sycamore Trace a $12 million luxury housing development in Blue Ash will look like. Blue Ash Council approved the plan last week. Developers Allen Zaring president of Allen g. Zaring inc. And Kenneth Campbell president of planned development co. Plan 112 Homes Worth Over $100,000 each on the 54 acre site. Construction could begin in the next few weeks and some of the Homes in the lop left area of the drawing could he ready for occupancy by As Early As january a company spokesman said. Two of the Homes have already been sold. Zaring said. City income estimated at $777,474 Silverton budget not on file before Public hearing by Maureen Hehman Silverton City a a Council passed its estimated budget for 1979 last week at a non regularly scheduled Council meeting of which Northeast suburban life newspaper was not notified As stipulated under the Ohio Sunshine. Law. Also the budget was not on file 10 Days in Advance of the budget hearing according to assistant City clerk Rose Newman who told suburban use the budget would not be available until the night of the budget hearing. Arthur Koeppe budget supervisor with Hamilton county auditors office told life that budgets by Law must be on file 10 Days in Advance of the budget hearing. Nobody attended Silverton budget hearing july in and Council voted on the budget at that time Newman said. Council action presumes a Council meeting. The City expects to earn $774,475 in 1979, compared to an estimated $714,832 still estimated for 1978. In 1979, the City expects to spend $777,117, leaving a surplus of $357. On the other hand the 1978 estimate of expenses is $734,478, which leaves a projected deficit of $19,645. None of these figures is final however. Budgets become final at the end of the year when total receipts and expenses Are tallied. A major source of income will he the newly enabled one percent earnings tax which the City estimates will bring in $260,000 in 1979, compared to $172,000 in 1978. Silverton expects to earn $227,200 from the general and personal property tax in 1979, Down from an estimated $247,-637 in 1978. These Are the two major sources of City income followed by $90,000 in waste collection fees and several lesser sources of Revenue. The City plans to Transfer $105,000 from the general fund in 1979 to the a automotive fund or Street construction maintenance and repair fund in the official budget at the auditors office. Silver Tony a total receipts in 1977 were $727,279 and total a disbursements $722,194, according to its financial statement. Its general fund for 1977 shows a deficit of $11,674 which Koeppe said is not legally allowable however Koeppe pointed out that the deficit was corrected in 1978 when Silverton collected its share of 1977 tangible personal property tax Revenue from the county which the county had been late in disbursing. The deficit appears to be merely a technical paper one Koeppe said. Silverton was t broke at the end of 1977 however the City had a Cash balance of $66,291. Koeppe explained that a City cannot Transfer Money from one fund to another except As approved by Law and Silverton could show a deficit in the general fund and yet have excess Money in another. Other expenses in the estimated 1979 budget include an increase in the assistant clerks salary from $5,600 to $12,064 and an increase in the clerk typist and Secretary a salary from $4,500 to $10,400. The contingency fund is Down from $13,200 to $6,500. A notes payable Bank Loans expenses Are up from $18,750 in 1978 to $56,250 in 1979. The police chiefs salary is up slightly and Overall police dept salaries Are up from $141,851 in 1978 to $150,515 in 1979. Fire department expenses Are up $5,206, from $26,-720 to $31,926. The service manager s salary is up from $17.800 to $20,000, wit a total expenses from the service fund up $4,100. The earnings tax fund expenses Are Down from $29,892 in 1978 to an estimated $24,742 in 1979. Some major equipment continued on Page 7 of boy Watermelon Craig bad finds Watermelon wednesday at Wyandot school. Kenwood just what the doctor ordered to cure the summer blahs. Sally Rogers right digs right in. The summer play program at Wyandot is sponsored by Sycamore township and continues through Friday aug. 4, i 1-2 . See also on Page 8. Or physical de. David sch1kbel, right president of the Deer Park Board of education is receiving a Check for $2.000 from Robert Flury for the Deer Park adult education committee. The Money will he used for the Purchase of an additional Nautilus machine at the High school. Controversial zoning Bill to be amended Montgomery City Council at its meeting tonight 8 ., is expected to approve an ordinance repealing planned development re zoning on two acres of property at the South Border of the City part of the technical Center. Tonight a ordinance allows the property to revert to residence a zoning. An amendment to the ordinance was approved at councils july 19 meeting which recommends As a land use policy for the technical Center residential As Well As office use. Area residents have objected to office use far the property and Hope to see the area if developed remain residential. Approval of a traffic Engineer to make a thorough analysis of Montgomery s traffic woes originally scheduled for july 19 Agenda was postponed until tonight s meeting. The candidate recommended at Iasi month s Council meeting by the City administration Ralph woo i pert has withdrawn because of a possible conflict of interest. Traffic congestion in two areas of the City which Are under development or Are planned for development were discussed by Council july 19. Construction of a Globe furniture store at 1-275 and Montgomery rd., Sycamore twp., which will have a driveway and traffic in Montgomery was of particular concern. The state has agreed to build two traffic lights at the Entrance and exit to 1-275 on Montgomery rd., but Council does not believe this will entirely solve the traffic problems in that area and is attempting to get further help from the state and local government boards in managing and controlling traffic in that area. Montgomery is also concerned about a proposed development of multifamily units at Deerfield and 1-71, adjacent to storybook acres subdivision. Chesea Moore has an option to buy this property Collett but has not yet presented its revised plan to Blue Ash planning commission the starting Point for getting approval. Montgomery administrative assistant Phil Herrick said he is writing a letter to Charley s crab restaurant asking the management to reduce the noise of the exhaust fan which is disturbing area neighbors. Members of City Council went personally to a nearby House and listened to the fan last week. The City recreation commission is seeking Federal funds As it decides How to make Swaim Field Park usable immediately. Council tabled a motion july 19 on Purchase of a tract or Mower for Park maintenance. Ordinances designating two houses As City landmarks will be considered tonight. 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