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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - December 26, 1979, Cincinnati, OhioW i a 4 safety first Amity Schwil Worly patrol Captain Keith Winter left and a Tutu Murray proudly a How the Green pen ult award for i 171-80 from the greater in Cinami safely Council and the general motors safely division this is the seventh consecutive year Amity hat been without a student injury in a traffic Accident at the school news briefs mayors warning follows Dpi increase in Madeira mayor Forest Atkins says he intends to take stiffer action against drunk Drivers arrested in Madeira. Quot i think in a going to be More severe a he said after telling City Council at its dec. 17 meeting that the number of Dpi driving while intoxicated Charger and creased w percent in the past year til those cited he said 70 percent had Levels of alcohol in their blood above the Legal limit. The figures have been steadily increasing since 1974, Council was told. Arrests for Dpi tripled from 1974-79, Pope said citing 32 in 1974 and 107 this year. Approximately one fifth of those arrested were madeiras Pope continued. A a it a mainly transient people involved a lie added. Atkins did no to say what stiffer action he planned but did remark that in the past he has generally suspended the three Day jail sentence in the Case of first offenders. Amberley Village first on a swat hit list though the solution is by no Means right around the Corner it May make Amberley Village residents feel better to know that the metropolitan sewer districts mid a a swat team considers the villages sewer problem its top priority. What that Means is that Amberley a sewer problem will be Analysed before others in Hamilton county according to Jeff Corcoran administrative assistant to the Hamilton county commissioners. It does not mean he added that the solution will have top priority. The a swat Quot team is primarily a a a think tank a not an emergency repair Crew a created to devise a comprehensive plan and list of priorities for revamping dilapidated sewers throughout the county. Kenwood Montgomery site target of police patrols thanks to a $130,453 Federal traffic safety Grant the Hamilton county sheriffs dept intends to beef up its patrol of the Kenwood Montgomery eds. Intersection in Sycamore twp. Stepped up enforcement will hopefully reduce accidents at the High injury fatality intersection according to police. Participating in a comprehensive traffic safety program the sheriffs department also Hopes to reduce injury and fatality rates at five other county patrolled intersections not in the life area As Well. The Grant is part of a $543,000 total Grant which also includes funds for Cincinnati and Colerain and Springfield townships. Alice of Dell age 12, Grade 7 Summit cd inside of Page 2 new makers Reader reaction. Page 3 Blue Ash approves $8.5 million budget. Page 6 column is the link for Sally Davis of Madeira. Page 7 Madeira Park and ride on track again. Page 10 Moeller invitational underway. Sports news. Urfe charter Oak charter Oak savings 4069 e. Galbraith Road col 43211 from aii of us to aii of you be 9 my a n it Happy new year Hwd feat to place a classified and Call 731-7170 by 4 00 . Monday display advertising amp news Call 531-0234 circulation 731-4200 Cincinnati suburban newspapers inc. Blue Ash Montgomery a Amberley Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge Brecon Kennedy Heights Silverton Kenwood Deer Park Rossmoyne Dillonvale Ridgewood Mark of circulation nth Gowty vol. Xix no. 22 20c Cincinnati. Ohio wednesday december 26, 1979 4415 Montgomery by. Phone 531-0234 Winter feast Birds and squirrels that make their Home near Howard school in Deer Park will have a Winter feast thanks to students in Carol Shafer a second Grade class. Hanging chains of Popcorn Cereal and Pine Cones filled with Peanut butter and Bird seed on Trees around the school Are. From left Amy Ross. Amy Knapp Jason Gorell misty Clifton and Melissa Jones. Benken term ends with accolades by Shelley Ann Schweitzer visibly shaken by councils action Silverton mayor Richard Benken tearfully accepted a plaque and Resolution passed in his Honor. The dec. 20 Council meeting ended Benken a 18 years in government a 12 years reign As Silverton mayor and. Six years As a councilman. The plaque and Resolution noted Nis a tireless services and support of the downtown revitalization. The meeting also included a variety of tributes from officials and citizens plus a 6ledge of support for Enken and incoming mayor Richard Hunter by citizen advisory committee chairman Everett c. Foster and from All a round of applause ending with a standing ovation. A a it a been one hell of a pleasure to serve the City and if you Ever want anything holler a Benken told the gathering. Councilman Many Kennedy chose not to run for re election so the dec. 20 meeting was most Likely his last. Council May however hold a special meeting this week to tie up financial Loose ends. Council members taking office Jan. 1 will earn $1,-200 per year during their terms. Council raised coun film embers salaries from $65 per month to $100 per month at the meeting. Councilman Kenneth Davis was the Lone dissenter. Hunter suggested the City Law director Check into the legalities of the councilman refusing the raise since he voted against the emergency measure. Council voted to continue the City a participation in the Hamilton county Community development program. Community Montgomery dedicates Swaim f ields Park following a Blessing by Parks and recreation commission chairman Mary Koerner Montgomery mayor Fred Young unveiled the Swaim Fields Park plaque marking the dedication of the $300,000 Park project. Funded 50-50 by the Ohio dept of natural resources and Montgomery the Park includes a Pavilion with fireplace Jungle gyms jogging Trail and bal Fields. Still under construction Are Tennis and basketball courts and restroom facilities. Attending the dedication were Nancy White and Gene Mccracken commis Sion members. Jeanette Aldridge who lives in an old farmhouse on the 13-acre site and a representative from Burgess amp Niple consulting engineers on the project. Development Money has been the primary funding for the City a revitalization plan. Each year the City has the option to discontinue participation clerk Bernard w. Pohlman explained the City received $108,-000 this year. In 1980 the sum of $87,000 has been awarded and in 198, $107,-000 has been granted. There is a need for new radar equipment councilman Tom Clinton reported. Although funds will not be available for the equipment costing approximately $1,500, Council voted to begin the process of acquisition ing the equipment while waiting until january to sign a Purchase order. Davis reported that he has a Laid the foundation for talks with the service service director Paul Steman requested provisions for negotiations at a meeting earlier this fall. Davis told Council things in the service department seemed to be a going Davis questions about the hiring of a police dispatcher were dismissed when Benken explained that the Law director had to review some papers before a decision could be made. The fireman a protective association has Given the City a Mobile transceiver unit. Ordinance vote delayed pinball hits a tilt again in Madeira by Betsy Woods a the people of Madeira and Hamilton county have been Reading about this Madeira pinball thine for Over a year a Madeira mayor Forest Atkins noted at City councils dec. 17 meeting. A a can to we fix it tonight a according to just swim in solicitor Perry Ancona no. So once again action was stalled on the City Snow famous pinball of finance. Delay this time was caused by Ancona s observation that three sections of the Bill need to be reworded and their meanings changed to a certain extent for Legal purposes. Ancona s suggestions were precipitated by several Council members questions raised at last Council meeting. Luggi will be implemented by the solicitor and presented at councils next meeting Jan. 7 include omitting the clause requiring the leading officer of a firm or corporation distributor to have lived not Only in Hamilton county for at least two years but Madeira for the same amount of time. The residency requirement is discriminatory in this Case Ancona said because an individual distributor according to the Bill is required to have Only county residence. A it does t provide equal those suggestions which Protection under the eliminating a penalty clause which permits seizure of pinball machines without a search warrant. Ancona explained the clause could be construed As violation of due process since the word a a destroyed is included. If necessary he said machines could be seized and confiscated after a judicial hearing if needed for evidence j removing the amendment Banning pinball emporiums. A this is a major problem and difficult to legislate a Ancona said. Atkins remarked that the heavy fee $100 annual License $100 per machine exhibited would probably deter the operation of emporiums anyway. In other Council action Council received a written request from the Lucky living committee for permission to locate a nonprofit residence for the elderly on the Madeira presbyterian Church property. The request was referred to the planning committee. A Wallace ave. Resident asked Council to reconsider placing a four Way Stop sign at the Laurel Wallace intersection. Had an Accident which happened there in Early december occurred 30 minutes later the resident wrote a group of children waiting for the school bus would have been involved. S a Fety c o m m i 11 e e chairman Robert Iiene said he would review the report of the Accident before commenting. Council passed legislation authorizing a $5,000 annual salary for newly appointed solicitor Perry Ancona. A re appropriations ordinance passed permitting Transfer of funds within the Genera fund. The solicitor said he would look into a request by a amp a Mower service on Railroad ave. To temporarily rent the City sold service department for storage purposes. A amp a is constructing a new storage building in Madeira according to acting City manager Philip Hudson. Hudson said he would consider placing a warning sign on Dawson re. Near the new service department to make motorists aware of the truck Entrance. Mayor Atkins asked Council to consider increasing the size of the planning commission. More residents than there Are positions have expressed an interest in serving. Council discussed having its meeting Agenda published or posted several Days before the scheduled session for citizens Benefit. Several other communities including Blue Ash and Montgomery have their agendas published in Advance. Gretchen Hehman Summit cd it 7711 a 7929 Kenwood we Aram is Mew too i a Mcelwee amp Mcelwee attorneys at Law John l. Mcelwee Mary h. Mcelwee 984-1811 a Domestic relations a personal injury a bankruptcy a wills a real estate a Small business 9050 Plainfield re. Neer crop county Hwy. Evas. Amp sat. By appointment Holiday messes Lois formats compare to 158 cocktail gowns compare to $45 >15� Kenwood Northgate

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