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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - February 25, 1981, Cincinnati, Ohio§31k Rafe . P., paid Cincinnati Ohio Pirstl no. »ss3 �?�r6iiio historical society jew 1-&82 a Tala Avi a Mosto a two 43211 to place a and Cau 7317170 by 3 00 . Monday display advertising amp news Call 5310234 circulation 731-4200 cd no innate suburban newspapers inc. Blue Ash Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge Brecon Kennedy Heights sil ver ton Kenwood Deer Par Rossmoyne Dillonvale Ridgewood Mark or a Kun Hon integrity vol. Xxx no. 30 Cincinnati Ohio wednesday feb. 25, 1981 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 5310234 superintendent projects solvency future Rosy for Sycamore schools by Terri 0&Quot Andrea Sycamore schools should be solvent for the be it four years and possibly into the fifth year stated superintendent Eugene Shrimpton As Sycamore Board of education adopted the school districts 1981 appropriations on feb. To. Shrimpton further Stati de that since the residents of the school District passed a 6.9 Mill tax Levy in april of last year the school officials foresee no major problems even with the possibility of reduced educational Aid due to Federal and state budget cuts. In 1981 the school District will have approximately 5,000 students and will operate with a budget of $14,247,185. The District does not expect to hire additional teachers at this time but does have a contingency account if the need would arise. The District also expects to have additional a Money that will be used to make repairs at the Junior High school that have been put. Off until the budget could handle it. The Sycamore school District is Well on its Way to having Cable installed. As of this meeting Blue Ash elementary was the Only school in the District yet to be wired for Cable. In the original agreement with Warner amex the District was promised an educational Loop and that All the schools in the District would be linked together. This is to be done with no charges to the school District. However the District has one Cable item with which it is unhappy according to Rollin Good Paster assistant Superb proposed charter changes planning unit studying Madeira election Issue by Barbara Casson a. Controversial report on proposed changes in Madeira a charter was referred to the planning and zoning committee at the feb. 16 City Council meeting 1 the report was received from the planning commission during the regular Reading of correspondence and was quickly and quietly referred to the committee. An astonished Jim Williams who conducted the Campaign in 1977 with p. Douglas Oppenheimer to get direct election of mayor on the ballot said he did no to understand Why it was referred Back to committee. One of the proposed charter changes is to have the mayor elected by Council. A it just came out of that committee a he said adding he thought it was just another move to slip the issues through with out a lot of Public comment. But according to City manager Harry Price the report was referred to committee to draw up final recommendations and make sure they Are in the proper Legal form. One Issue the committee has. To decide is whether there will be a special june election to vote on the charter amendments prior to the regular november election. It has been said by some opponents to the amendments that a special election could Cost As much As $4,000. The amendments to be considered include a election of the mayor by Council and four year staggered terms for coun cil members. In 1977 the electors voted to directly elect the mayor a restrict zoning notification to those living within 200 feet of the Tom Thacker inducted into us Hall of Fame Kennedy Heights resident Tom Thacker was one of six persons inducted feb. 21 into the us athletic Hall of Fame during a special lunch \ Eon at the us faculty club. A 1.963 graduate of us Thacker was the youngest of the inductees. He distinguished himself As a Sophomore starter on Uchs first Mcaa championship team in .1961, then played a key role in the bearcats 1962 National. Title and. The 1 963 runner up finish. Thacker finished his career in ninth place on Uchs al time scoring list with 1,152 Points and was designated a first team All american in �?T63 by up wheaties and look Magazine. A ranked him As a second team. All american. He is known to trivia buffs As the Only Matt Ever to play on National championship teams in the ncaa., National basketball Assn. And the american basketball Assn. The professional teams for which he played were the Boston celtics and Indiana pacers. Thacker returned to us to coach the women s basketball team compiling a 54-43 record from 1974 to 1978. He also earned his masters degree in Community planning and is now Active in youth work. Into Rani u mip it Mikkl o mini Phish paid my Quarter a a �91 7711 a 7529 it a Woolf a a a pm of to cow too shop a a pc Flat proposed change and those deemed interested parties by the City manager a raising from. $1,000 to $5,000 the amount on contracts and Purchase that do not have to be advertised for bids and allowing end of the year City Bills to be paid without a special ordinance a making dearer the language of the amendment that specifies what is required to place a charter amendments on the ballot a 2/3 vote of the Council and or 10 percent of electors signatures. A second Issue that Mas been plaguing Council members in recent meetings was reopened by Nelson b. Hoffman of Kenwood Hills who continued to argue about the Way the deteriorating curbs in his neighbourhood .are1 being repaired. Hoffman contends that All the damaged curbs Haven t been marked and some that Arentt damaged Are marked for repair. He also disagrees that the residents should have to pay for the repairs. Hoffman brought several pictures of the damaged curbs. He said that the proposed meeting Between him and Price to take a walking tour of the area with a City expert had been delayed because of weather. Price said he plans to try to arrange the walk this week. Councilman Bill Case told. Hoffman that there is Only $20,000 in the budget for curb repairs this year and that All of it could not be used for Kenwood Hills. A was far Back As i can go that is the most we have Ever had for curb repairs but it is not enough to do All the work. There Are other areas in Madeira that need repair too a Case pointed out. Kenwood Hills was. Cited As top priority for repair because some of the curbs Are receding from the Street councilman de Wilkinson added. William Harris a resident of Kenwood t Hills disagreed about the ordinance requiring residents to pay the total Cost Gold Silver coins a Sterling we buy Cash payment i Mark erne cd Mel of Rotts Imd of curb repairs. His interpretation was that residents could be asked to pay All the costs if necessary but it was not mandatory. Councilman Robert byte told Harris the Oky was setting a cooperative precedent a by meeting the residents Halfway on the costs and that the ordinance specifically states that residents Are to pay All the costs. In other business the Council waived default on. Warner amex Cable communications inc. For not having performance Bonds and liability insurance As agreed upon 10 Days after signing a contract with the City for Cable television installation. Price said actual construction had begun las thursday and that Warner still maintains it can have City wide installation by april 15. Indent for administration and instruction. The District will receive three Lopps a a b and c. The a. And b loops will be the same that homeowners receive with 30 or so channels and the c Loop is the educational Loop. The c Loop will be the internal Loop and connect All schools in the District together with Moeller ursuline Raymond Walters Bethesda North and the Community governmental offices. School officials Are unhappy with the fact that the a and b loops can Only be received at one Central Point in each school. If a program is on a or b Loop that the entire a school could Benefit from watch chg the school would have. To record it and then play it on the internal c Loop. Warner officials have stated that they will see what they can work out according to Good. Paster. _ the Board was also informed that the 3 percent of Gross income from Cable that Warner has agreed to return to the co4k unities for educational purposes will not go directly to the school District. Goodpaster stated that the Money is returned to the cities of Blue Ash and Montgomery and they in turn will decide if it should go to the schools and the amount. As Long As the cities have use for the Money for Cable expenses such As police training or record. Ing Council meetings the school District will not receive. Any Money. According to Goodpaster. It May be one to two years before the schools receive any of the Money returned by Warner for educational purposes. Blue Ash officials informed Goodpaster that right now Blue Ash. Stands to receive approximately $8,000 from Warner and when Cable is completely installed they expect the figure to reach $20,000. Officials from Mont-., Gomery declined to release any figures Goodpaster said. A list of internal substitute teachers was Given to the Board in response to a new policy adopted in january. This new policy permits the hiring of regular teachers in the school if no substitutes Are available and the teacher has no assigned duties at that time. As of feb. 11 the number of teachers signed up As internal substitutes in the schools Are High school 23 Junior High 16 Middle school 0 Blue Ash elementary 1 Maple Dale elementary 10 and Montgomery elementary 0. Water concern meeting topic a Public meeting featuring Cincinnati water works planning Engineer William Flynn will be held at . March 3 in room 165 of Raymond Walters College 9500 Plainfield rd., tue Ash the meeting has been arranged by the Blue Ash Industrial Assn. In order to allow citizens to be informed of plans the water works has concerning waterline construction in Northeast Hamilton county. At present there is concern about insufficient water pressure for Quot Soma areas in this portion of the county which could result in adequate water service for firefighting. Citizens concerned about this matter Are urged to attend and discuss these matters with Flynn. Silverton Grants raises benefits by Mary Ann Doherty Silverton City Council took care of its own at the feb. 19 meeting passing two ordinances for City employees. .according1 to the sick leave and fringe Benefit ordinance City workers can accrue to Days sick leave per month totalling 15 Days per year. Accumulated sick leave can be applied to the following year to a maximum of 120 Dap. Acceptable reasons for sick leave Are personal illness injury contagious disease and illness or death in the immediate family. If an employee is out More than three Days because of sickness a doctors note will be required. Council members also passed an ordinance regarding increases in salary and compensation for City employees retroactive to Jan. I 1981. Under this ordinance the police chief will now make $22,932. Sergeant s maximum pay is $19,846, patrolmen could earn $19,074 and the clerk dispatcher s new salary might go As High As $12,921. The service manager can now make $23,980. Minimum hourly wages for other service department workers As listed in the ordinance a re Foreman $6.51 Mechanic $7.50 equipment operator $5.76. The fire chief s new annual salary will be $2,721. Other fire department per year salaries Are assistant fire chief $600 Captain $400 squad Captain $300 lieutenant $200 administrative Secretary $100. In other business 631-2112 Oten 7 its my uni hours m0 sat room Bojenko Tefis 7mcmgrfta. #3hi sri Swaw new slant on Book reports students in Laura Kaplanis third Grade class at Howard elementary school Deer Park gave Book report a new dimension recently. Each youngsters dressed As a famous person and gave a first person report to classmates. Scott Adkins left and Rhonda Singleton represent favorite sport stars Joe Nameth and Chris Everett. Lloyd. A members from mental health services of North. Central Hamilton county told Council about family emotional and psychological counselling services now available to Silverton residents. The two closest centers for Silverton residents. The two closest centers for Silverton residents Are at 7710 Reading rd., Roselawn and 2089 Sherman ave., Norwood. The emergency number is 948-1800. A Council referred to committee the possibility of a left turn at the Corner of Montgomery and Plainfield roads. Evvy Quot s glasses i i same 1 Day Ato at York s lab outlet they will 5 make your glasses in one Day a or in some cases an hour on 1 d most prescriptions i they re a located across from Meier s i 95 winery in. Silverton 2 news Bra efs charter ordinance scheduled in Montgomery Montgomery voters May be deciding in june the Fate of proposed charter changes which include hiring a City manager and enlarging Council by two members. City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance placing the proposed changes on. The june 3 ballot during its meeting March 4, 8 . At City Hall. Council also is expected to act on three resolutions accepting bids for service department equipment and application for Street resurfacing material and authorizing a contract with the Sycamore senior adult Multi service Center. Also on the Agenda Are the third and final readings of three ordinances amending sections of the criminal code to allow., cases to be heard in mayor s court and. One ordinance allowing Tore weeks of vacation for City employees with eight years of service Revenue sharing proposals top Blue Ash Agenda a hearing on proposed uses for 1981 Revenue sharing funds tops the Agenda for the Blue Ash City Council meeting feb. 26. 8 . In Council Chambers. Also on the Agenda is a motion referring a proposed zone change request and development plan for residential and commercial use for the Southwest Corner of Cooper and Plainfield roads to the planning commission. Council also is expected to act on resolutions supporting Extension of the Cross county Highway and Quot interstate 71 widening and establishing rental fees for Hazelwood civic Center and ordinances awarding bids for equipment and supplies for the service recreation and fire departments. Inside brides 81, our annual Salute to area brides and brides to be is included in this Issue. In addition to bridal news two regular features treble and Bass and Norma s Kitchen May be found on pages 18 and 19. Enjoy. Page , happenings Reader reaction Page women plan Day of prayer Page 7.indian Hill Ehl co champs Page 8.area swimmers break records Page 9.Madeira 4-h pageant of flags feb. 27 Page rates a a Tess among the Best Page 16.area High school artists work on display Joyce Mitchell of Cincinnati loses 33 i lbs. With americans leading weight loss program. Call today for a compliment ait no 0bucati0n consultation optometrist �6924 Plainfield re i i found nutria system to be a a pleasant and effective Way to a lose weight. The variety of pre i packaged breakfast foods and i entrees made the diet in Teres Ting. The Workbook and i behaviour education classes Are i Worth the Price of the entity Cau today tri county 230 Northland blvd. Suite 210 772-0611 Miff �000 8050 re. Suite 104 Uski �o�s4�?i

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