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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - August 11, 1976, Cincinnati, OhioCanoe Library obi o historical 1 99 2 is 1 Najay e. Coi Urbus Ohio 43 0 c i a to a 11 0, a p03ta1� bul Ltha of a a i a a from safety of the Pool to rapids of the Little Miami by Laurie Petrie would you take 14 kids All Brand new Maltes of the six Basic Canoe strokes on a Day trip Down the life the Miami. River Lou Spurlock would and has several times this summer. Spurlock is director of l a b o i. 19 a u a 0 u t d. Of r recreation Center and one of the idea men behind Canoe 76. Another is Bob Rottinghaus supervisor of riverfront activities. Rottinghaus decided that the a wild and Scenic Little Miami River was the Best excuse Ever to launch a City w i d e c a. N o e i n g program. Both men Are with the Cincinnati Parks and. Recreation. Com m Mission. Canoe �?T76 is a. Two Day education program in the Art of canoeing. Anyone can take part As Long As he or she is at least 1,2 years old is an advanced beginning swimmer and can manage to stay afloat for 10 minutes just in. Case. The purpose Spurlock said is Quot to provide kids with a skill they can use a a lifetime skill a the first part of the program takes place in neighbourhood Park swim Ming pools. The kids go Over the safety rules Quot practice their strokes on land. Then Don. Life preservers and launch their Silver canoes in the Pool. This was the scene at the Kennedy Heights Pool last thursday. Spurlock shouted instructions from pools id e while the canoeists spun their Craft in the water and seemed to either head straight for the Vail or for each other. Doris Mitchell left and Kim Randolph 12, both of Kennedy height stand ready to climb aboard and show off their newly found canoeing skills. Of the Little Miami excursion planned for the next Day Kint. Said. A i just Hope 1 Don t get caught in a whirl Pool a still Spurlock Felt they were ready for the real thing a. The trip Down the l i 111 e m i a m i. 1 s a r a they re ready a he said. A we have never had any serious accidents because the kids take this very seriously. They know there is no horseplay a the trips take off from the Redrea i ion commission s Beechmont Levy Magrish Canoe site. A this i i he perfect spot because its up River and we can get into rapids right away a Spurlock said. The kids could Battle rapids on enthusiasm alone. During the Kennedy Heights session William Keeler 17., of Madisonville said a i can hardly wait to go i want to go right Keeler who. Travels with the Huntington stride Tea Drill team As drummer said he plans to take Many More Canoe trips this surn Mere Pecl ally to Stone lick Lake. A i think it a wonderful that these people took the time to Start this kind of program a said Craig Denton 18, of Kennedy Heights. A they did no to have these kinds of thinks when iwas coming Spurlock has a philosophy about the program. A every swimmer is a. Potential canoeist and every canoeist is a potential ecologist,1 he said. A we find that the canoeists learn to appreciate the River and they become very angry at the pollution and junk that people throw during one of Spurlock strips the canoeists pulled old tires and trash from the River As they went along. Canoe �?~76 1� a Pilot program for the recreation commission. Because of its Success. Spurlock believes Many other River programs May be developed like overnight Canoe trips kayaking and. Racing. The program ends next week but Spurlock said for those who Are in terse Ted fall colors make september one of the Best times tor a River trip. Vel Crawley 12, of Kennedy Heights gets ready to push a off and paddle away for Canoe 76. Wednesday she was Safe in the Kennedy Heights recreation Center Pool thursday it was the real thing with a trip Down the Little Miami River. To place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 4 00 . Monday display advertising amp news dial 531-0,234 Charles. Milton 1ft, of Kennedy Heights gets ready to disembark after showing that he has Learned his a stroke. Back paddling and. All inc safety rales necessary for a real Canoe trip Down the1 Little Miami. Renewal plans ready in fall by Eric Schmitz Silverton City Council tinted an $8,200 contract wednesday night with a Cincinnati based Community planning Arm giving that firm the go ahead to begin drawing up a plan to revitalize the Community s downtown Core. Also at the special session Council voted unanimously to place before the voters in the november election a proposal to renew Tigg current property tas Levy of 6.02 Mills. City solicitor Herman Wenker said Kef environmental design consultants inc. Should present Council with the first instalment of the revitalization plan by about August 20. Wenker said the entire plan will be completed a in three to four the plan will Analyse the requirements of existing businesses traffic flow parking space and the potential use of land for redevelopment in the area bounded by Montgomery rd., Plainfield rd., Silver a ton ave., and South ave. The $8,200 will come out of a Federal Grant from the department of housing Ana Urban development Hud. The contract and the proposed plan have already been approved by Hud and by the Silverton Community investment corp Cican organization of City residents formed to investigate ways to improve the downtown area. Wenker said. Kef will periodically report Back to Council Over the next few months to present and discuss completed portions of the revitalization plan. On the Issue of the property tax Levy the solicitor emphasized that 6.02. Mills would be Only a continuation of the current level of property taxes. Council had erred previously in proposing a 7 Mill Levy because it was unaware that the recent Hamilton county property re evaluation a a forced Silverton to drop its millage from 7 to 6.02. City Council also approved a proposal by councilman Tom Brodbeck to close off Parkview ave. At the Railroad station for a one Day Art show. The show is tentatively set for october 10 and is being organized by the Silverton Bicentennial commission. An estimated 50 to 75 artists would pay a $5 entry fee to display and sell their works. The Bicentennial commission headed by Brodbeck will award prizes of $25, $15 and $10 to the three artists with the Best work. The Art will in clude paintings sketching photographs and sculpture. Brodbeck also informed Council of the Bicentennial commissions plan to sell 6,500 postcards of the Railroad station at 10 cents each. The cards Are expected to go on Sale in six to eight weeks. Serving the communities of Blue Ash Montgomery Amber Ley Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge Brecon Kennedy Heights Silver ton Kenwood Deer Park Rossmoyne Dillonvale Ridgewood Mark of circulation integrity vol. Xiv no. 2 15�?~ Cincinnati Ohio. Wednesday August 11, 1976 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531-0234 for Montgomery Park City May Purchase part i81"li>f film by Laurie Petrie Montgomery residents May not have to wait too much longer for new Park lands in their Community. Council will hold a special meeting tomorrow night to determine the final Steps to be taken in acquisition of 13.3 acres of the Swaim Fields property at Cooper and Zig Zag ads. A recommendation to Purchase the land for approximately $18,000 per acre or $240,000 came from Montgomery s Parks and recreation committee after its july 27 meeting. Committee members stressed that Purchase of Swaim Fields land would not preclude their consideration of other Park land acquisition possibilities. Otner areas under consideration Are 10-20 acres of tanager Woods school Board property on Pfeiffer re. And about 20 acres on Deerfield re. At 1-71. In discussing the Swaim Fields Purchase Council members agreed that All Parks and recreation monies should first be spent for land acquisition since a land is disappearing so fast in Montgomery rather than on actual Park development. Councilman Roger Aerni noted that Montgomery s kiwanis club reported that it has approximately $8,-000 in the Bank designated Quot for Montgomery s betterment which the club would be willing to use for Park development. Although owner of the Swaim Fields land Paul Brothers enterprises will sell the land to Montgomery at Purchase Price Council agreed that an appraisal update on the property should be made before negotiations begin. A if the property was appraised lower than Paul a Selling Price we might be Able to negotiate with them a said Council woman Florence Kennedy. The 13.3 acres under consideration Are located in the Southern portion of the 116 acre Swaim Fields property. A Pond roadways sewers and three buildings already exist on the land. Two of the buildings could be used As part of recreation development Kennedy said. Paul Brothers enterprises bought Swaim Fields last june for More than $2 million from the Todd family. Allen Paul a Hamilton county commissioner and his brother Lawrence plan to use the property for a $20 million housing development Montgomery had a Chance to buy the property last year and develop 20 acres for recreation immediately at a Cost of roughly $1.77 million. Voters rejected the 3.36 Mill Levy which would have paid the Bill in last year s june 3 primary. The Levy was Defeated by 253 votes of 2,300. According to Roger Aerni As soon As the Levy was Defeated the City planning commission approached the Todd a to buy a piece of the land but the Odds would Only agree to sell the entire acreage. Vogt Sage and Pflum the planning firm which has been working on a land use study for the Montgomery re. Corridor from schoolhouse in. To i-275 since last. February a will meet with the City a planning commission for the last time and present the plans August 19, 8 00 . In the Community building. Continued on Page 2 pausing at intermission at a Cincinnati symphony orchestra out Oor rehearsal at Eden Park Are life resident mrs. Thoma Lilton Stoneman pm Kenwood left and mrs. Frank Ferris Cooper rd., Blue Ash mrs. Hilton is chairman of the Northeast division of ticket sales for the women s symphony committee and mrs. Ferris is chairman for Blue Ash. They Are Busy Selling season subscriptions for the 1976-77 so concerts at music Hall. For further information Call mrs. Hilton 793-1107 or mrs. Ferris 791-7412. Planned for Golf course Blue Ash a definitely not giving up on land Deal by Laurie Petrie the stalemate continues in the negotiations for Cincinnati s Sale of 273 acres at the Northwest Corner of Cooper and Plainfield ads. In Blue Ash. Cincinnati City Council voted Down Blue ashes $1.5 million offer last wednesday and Blue Ash according to assistant to the City manager Marvin Thompson is a just waiting things out a it does no to make any sense to us a Thompson said. A we were completely surprised by the no vote. Cincinnati wants a Golf course and that a exactly what we planned on. The course would be open to City the Cincinnati Council vote of four four with one Abate naion Defeated the proposal. Councilman Mann abstained because of his ties in the Law firm of Blue Ash City solicitor Robert Mcconaughy. Councilman James Cissel led the opposition. A we turned it Down because we were not assured that Blue Ash its olf by would maintain a course a Cissel said agreed to five years for development and five years of maintenance after that and to us that is just not enough of a Cissel made two counter proposals calling for Sale of the Golf course to the Cincinnati recreation commission for $500,000 and Sale of the rest of the land to Blue Ash for a possible luxury housing development or Sale of the entire acreage to Blue Ash while giving the recreation commission the right of first refusal should Blue Ash Ever sell. Blue Ash City manager Vic Suhm indicated at a meeting last thursday that neither of Cissell a proposals would be acceptable. Cincinnati Council member James Luken voted for the Sale and Calls the opposition a the most idiotic thing i have Ever a what Cincinnati is doing thinking of building a Golf course ten Milis out of the City when they re laying off people and cutting Back programs now ill never understand a Luken said. Luken added that land formerly used for Golf courses has been sold recently in Montgomery for real estate development so a i done to know Why Cincinnati would want to get into the Golf course business a he said. In Montgomery tanager Woods was recently sold to Kan Ter corp. And Towne properties for use As a housing development. Swaim Fields was also sold in june to Paul enterprises again for a housing development. Montgomery Council member Roger Are said both tanager Woods and Swaim Fields privately owned Ware sold because the property was considered too valuable for Golf courses. Cincinnati pays about $200,000 in taxes and maintenance for its land in Blue Ash according to Luken. The 1500 acre were bought in the 1940�?Ts for development As the greater Cincinnati Airport and the City still has $1.7 million in unpaid Bonds for this land Luxen said. A the interest rate will go from six to seven percent this september meaning the interest payment this year will be $115,000,�?� Luken said. A a what a amusing about it is that the people who voted no Are the same ones who six months ago wanted to give that land away to the Cincinnati recreation commission a Luken said. A now they want to sell it to the recreation commission for $500,000, payable Over a ten ear councilman Cissel said that if the recreation commission were to use the land As a Golf course users fees not tax Money would pay for development and maintenance. Blue Ash has a definitely not Given up a according to Marvin Thompson. The City could up its $1.5 million offer but a not by a Well just sit and wait for a couple weeks a he said. Doctors meet for banquet officer of the univ. Of Cincinnati College of Medicine alumni Assoc gathered for an annual reunion banquet Iasi week. They Are from left Clayton r. Sikes jr., 8035 Graves rd., president of the alumnae Assoc. Thomas u. Todd past president Walter f. Leaved vice Dean of the College of Medicine Stanley b. Troup senior vice president of us and director of the medical Center and Robert e. Krone 41 55 Miami rd., chairman of the alumni Assn. Executive Council. Sycamore trustees Okay Security alarm by Marilyn Geewax Sycamore township trustees decided to accept a bid from the . Meier co. To install a Security alarm system in the new Bicentennial Lodge for $550 at their aug. 5 meeting. The alarm will connect with police station telephones to Alert officers of any break ins. The trustees also decided to investigate the Cost of purchasing heat detectors to help prevent fires at the Lodge. In order to improve acoustics the Lodge floor will be tiled and Cork placed on some of the walk. Township employees will install tiles provided by Amity permit on Agenda the application for a special permit to construct the 49 unit Amity Garden apartment project for the elderly on Galbraith rd., will be on the Agenda at Deer Parks regular Council meeting tomorrow night 8 . City official anticipate a Large crowd so the meeting has been moved from the municipal building to the Community Center building in Chamberlain Park. The Deer Park planning commission denied a request for the Amity apartments permit at its last meeting july 13. A two thirds vote of Council would be required to overrule the commission s recommendation. Man turned Over to grand jury Kendell Stanley 21, 5218 Kenwood rd., waived a preliminary hearing july 29 and was turned Over to the Hamilton county grand jury on two counts of Murde and one of felonious assault. Stanley and his brother Anthony 27, 6010 Madison rd., Are accused of the fatal shootings july 28 of William Allen 51, and his son Robert 19, at the Allen Home on 6301 Desmond st. And the wounding of another allot son Richard 18. Judge Donald Schott in criminal court set Bond for Stanley at $225,000. Tillar Bros. Construction company. The architect must study the situation to determine where the Cork will be placed for maximum effectiveness. A bid from Cincinnati Gas and electric co. For installation of lights in the Glenover Pawpaw area was rejected because it did not meet specifications of the advertised bid. The advertisement was for lighting Over a five to ten year period and the bid offered was for Only three years. The township clerk will look into the discrepancy and try to Correct it before the next trustee meeting. Corrections two erroneous items in the Story on Montgomery Market place which appeared in last week a suburban life Are Here corrected. A a Stanley m. Ducovna head of com am a construction design and planning firm and a principal in the Market lace project along with Mayerson associates has indicated that the centers grand opening is set for sept. 11. Or. Ducovna a name was left out of the article. A a or. Elliot Kirstein an optometrist whose picture appeared on the front Page stressed that his business in the Market place is an office not a shop. We re Oaks Kay with David people who have spent their vacation at Oak Haven on Lake Williamstown found they did t waste any precious time getting to this convenient to suburban Cincinnati waterfront resort. Owner David Oaks uses Csini classifieds to invite our readers to spend several Days or several weeks with him in nearby Williamstown ky., just off 1-75. He a pleased with the results Ana the Fine people he a met through our classifieds. Oak Haven is listed in classification 20, vacation property for rent in Case you re interested. Treble amp be st Charlotte Shockley a mid week up Date on Good Musket programs and events is suburban Cincinnati a Best read music mind d column. Only in Csini

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