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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - January 10, 1979, Cincinnati, OhioNews in Brief Hershberger new president $9.5 million budget passed Donn Hershberger 10164 Zig Zag ln., was elected president of Svca Raore Board of education at its Jan. 3 organizational meeting. This is his 12th year on the Board and he also serves As sycamores representative on the Board of the great Oaks joint vocational education District. 7 Betty Mattingly 7884 Jolain dr., was named vice president of the Board. The Board will continue to hold monthly meetings on the third wednesdays of the month 8 . At the nigh school. The school Board approved appropriations and an estimated budget of 19.528 million for 1979. This compares to estimated appropriations of $9,294 million for 1978. Budgets passed in Jan. Are revised at the end of the year when an actual budget is finalized suburban lift will do a comparison of actual appropriations in 1978 versus estimated budget for �?T79 in an upcoming edition. Negotiations with employees in the Sycamore District have not yet begun they usually begin in Jan. Or february. The budget increase reflects the Overall inflation in goods and services a District spokesman said. The rising Cost of utilities hits the District hard. It costs about $20,000 a month for utilities at the High school for instance and cd amp a is asking for a rate increase of 19 t in 1980. Schiebel elected to 9th Board presidency David j. Schiebel last week was elected to his ninth term As president of Deer Park school Board. He also t Heads the boards curriculum committee. Ethelyn Boyd was chosen to serve another term As vice president. She will chair the Public relations committee. Quentin k. Staley is beginning his 29th year As a member of Deer Park Board of education. He also serves on the Board of the great Oaks joint vocational school District. Staley is chairperson of the building and grounds and cafeteria committees. Dale Junker and Harold l. Ellis have served on the Board since 1969. Junker Heads the finance committee and Ellis chairs the extra curricular and insurance committees. The Board approved temporary appropriations of $1 million pending further information on amounts and rates from the county treasurer at which time a permanent appropriations Resolution will be presented. The Board will continue to hold its regular monthly meetings on the third wednesdays of the months. Emergency phone on 1-71 could save lives Silverton officials said thursday that a fatality on i-71 might have been prevented if an emergency phone had been available for passers by to Call for emergency equipment. Safety service director Paul Steman explained to Silverton Council Jan. 4 that the truck Accident and fire Jan. 3 was reported to emergency units by a school bus Driver who drove from the scene to the fire station at Montgomery and Plainfield ads. Mayor Richard Benken estimated at least 10 minutes were lost Between the Accident and the report because there was no emergency phone. Benken said the City had requested an emergency Cut through and phones when the Highway was built and the request a fell on deaf ears a now that a Fife has been taken perhaps Silverton will be granted the installation of two telephones. A request is being made to the Ohio department of transportation. A Man was burned to death on 1-71 in Silverton after the dump truck he was driving flipped Over and caught fire. The victim was identified later in the week As James a p. Berkhalter 54, of Lincoln Heights. He worked for Monarch construction co., Sherman ave., Norwood. $1.6 million budget considered in Montgomery Montgomery City Council was expected to vote on appropriations and an estimated budget for 1979 of $1.664 million at a special meeting last night. This compares to actual total appropriations of $1.376 for 1978. The major area of increase is $466,000 budgeted for Street and storm sewer improvements said Ralph Lottes director of finance for the City. The 1979 budget also includes the usual inflation for goods and services including a wage Benefit package for City employees of a six percent pay increase but its actual value is closer to 8 percent because of inclusion of a dental plan according to mayor Fred Young. The general fund for 1978 was $812,000, compared to an estimated general fund budget of $830,000 for 1979. The general fund pays for All Day to Day operating expenses for the City. Also at the special meeting Council and visitors heard final details of a comprehensive traffic study done for the City by Vogt Sage and Patum. In Madeira school boards organize for Calendar year Madeira and Indian Hill school districts Are working this month on organizing their boards of education and preparing temporary budgets for 1979. Madeira City schools already has held the organizational meeting of the Board of education. Susan Bolsinger was elected Board president for 1979. Frank m. Bostwick was named vice president. Elected As the districts representative to the great Oaks joint vocational school District was Board member Ronald g. Reynolds. The Madeira school Board also adopted temporary appropriations for the 1979 budget. An Overall budget for the year will be prepared by March. Members of the Board of education for Indian Hill exempted Village schools will meet this week to elect officers. The Board is also expected to approve a temporary budget for the first several months of 1979. Child struck after getting off school bus Madeira police have charged a Cincinnati Man with failure to Stop for a school bus after a child was struck Jan. 2, at 5908 Kenwood re. The 11-year-old, who was crossing the Street after getting off the bus about 3 ., was not injured seriously police said. Cited was Arthur l. Peterson 3970 Parker i. Police said Peterson apparently disregarded the flashing lights of the bus that Nad stopped to let the boy off. He drove around the bus and struck the boy As he crossed the Street police said. The child got up and walked Home. His Mother took him to the Hospital police said. The boy suffered bruises on his legs. Library Ohio historical society 1982 Velma ave. Columbus Ohio 43211 a ii to 9 53. To place a classified and Call 731-7170 by 4 00 . Monday display advertising amp news Call 331 -0234 Cincinnati submit ban newspapers inc. Blue Ash Montgomery Amberley Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge Brecon Kennedy Heights Silverton Kenwood Deer Park Rossmoyne diploma let Ridgewood in. Mask of of curation intigs1ty vol. Xvii no. 24 20c Cincinnati Ohio. Wednesday january i 1979 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531 -0234 petitions presented to Montgomery Council nominee to planning commission rejected despite vocal support by Maureen ii he Man proponents of Montgomery mayor Fred Youngs candidate for the planning commission City resident and Developer Roger Zimmerman turned out in Force at last wednesdays City Council meeting. They were disappointed but not surprised when Zimmerman a Nomin Tion was voted Down 3-2. According to Comer Bond planning commission member. Bond told Council that members of the present commission support the nomination of Zimmerman As does Bill Fiedler building commissioner. Zimmerman would have replaced Robert Moore whose term is ended. The Quot not Voles were from Florence Kennedy Howard Smith and Chuck Abbott. The Quot yes Quot votes were by Alma Blazic and Ray Walther. A petition with what its presenter Jerry Hoffman told Council Are signatures of Over 100 people who support the nomination of Zimmerman was Given to Council. Bond who has had Public differences of opinion with a Council majority before told the audience that a the real tragedy is that residents recognize a political cohesion a group of three Council members who would oppose the Zimmerman nomination and Felt it necessary to gather 100 signatures to gain support for the candidate. A woman in the audience countered this by saying that some people feel it is the planning commission members who have Quot too Many political City resident de Hille Schneider who spoke on behalf of the Zimmerman nomination said he was Quot appalled Quot that Council would ignore the too signatures and statements of support for Zimmerman. The stated objections to Zimmerman by the Council majority Stem from his position As a Developer in the City. He is head of a com Pany which is presently developing the peach tree residential subdivision Pfeiffer re. A member of the audience also questioned Zimmerman a residency in the City under a year although Zimmerman who was also in the audience said he has lived in the environs of the City for some time and knows it Well. The Council majority wants to see a resident on the commission a resident who is not involved in building developing or sell ing land in the City. Members of Council who opposed the Zimmerman appointment were Quick to say that this was not meant As any personal questioning a if Zimmerman a intentions or integrity. Blazic said she had asked the City Law director whether Zimmerman a appointment would be a Quot conflict of interest and she said that she had been told it would not. Abbott said that the commission was designed As a review Board of Lay citizens who have expert advice available from hired professionals. Those who favor the Zimmerman appointment say they believe the commission could Benefit from his professional knowledge however. See letter Page 2 several appointments to City commissions were approved Gene Mccracken Llee Shadow to the recreation commission Barbara Sterling a teacher at Sycamore High also to the recreate tin commission Junit it a Moeller student Paulke Illman to the recreation commission Junior by Cazmire High student Nancy Campbell to the Retreat in in commission a Peter Silcox school House the civil service commission William Johnston also to the civil service commission. A nominations for membership on the zoning Board of appeals and the landmarks commission and a new nominee to the planning commission Are expected to be made soon by mayor Young. Special skating session world famous olympic skater Dorothy Hamill. Left gives a skating lesson to five year old Chris Sabine right. W Hile miss Hamill was in Cincinnati for the Lee Capanes at riverfront coliseum she conducted a skating session there for special children. The session publicized this month s annual mothers March of dimes Jan. 21 through 2h. Local March of dimes chapters we a re toward preventing birth defects and work w Ith birth handicapped children. Approve raise at special meeting Silverton rejects timetable for police communications bicycle Champ honoured Kenwood resident Diane Kroeger 11, stands with Hamilton county sheriff Lincoln Stokes As one of the two winners of the Hamilton county bicycle championship. A student at is. Paul lutheran school Diane scored first place in the championship with a total of 137 out of a possible 20d Points. She was honoured dec. 27 at the annual awards banquet with a trophy. Nick Scheper of Bridgetown scored first place in his category. The 30-year-old bicycle safety program is sponsored by coca cola bottling works co. And the sheriffs patrol. By Shelley Ann Schweitzer Silverton mayor Richard Benken sided with the opposition when he cast the tie breaking vote on a motion made by councilman Richard Hunter that would have provided a plan for conf limitations Between paid City employees and City Council. The vote came at a Jan. 4 Council meeting which several police officers attended. Benken and Council members John doll Helen Cassidy and Thomas Clinton opposed a written timetable for communication because they said there Are already provisions for communication with them via department Heads. Benken explained that department Heads turn in budgets of what they expect to spend including desired pay increases. In the Case of the police Force the chief feeds information to Council Benken told Mike Keeley president of the fraternal order of police Fop Lodge 112, who spoke to Council on behalf of the Silverton police Force. At a dec. 21 Council meeting Fop attorney Matthew j. Cree Han addressed officials and requested legislation that would recognize the Fop As Barga i n i no representative for the police department in contract negotiations for 1979. The request was referred to the police and fire committee1, of which Clinton is chairman for investigation implying a a committee report would precede legislation. But at a not regularly scheduled Council meeting dec. 27, Council unanimously passed an ordinance that raises police officers salaries about eight percent including benefits clerk Bernard Mohiman said. Keeley asked Council for the police and fire committee report on the request made at the previous meeting and Why police Madeira Council okays �?T79 budget inside sports news on Page 7 new makers Page 6 letters to the editor and a a modest proposal a Page 2 1978 lit review continued on Page 3 Church and social news Page 10 group needs recycling help suburban recycling centers Are in operation in Madeira and Groesbeck As part of the student affairs division program at the University of Cincinnati. But in order to keep the centers going volunteers Are needed to work at the facilities one Day a month. Interested groups or individuals Are encouraged to Call 475-4888 for More information. Volunteers Are needed for the first saturday of each month to work two hour shifts. Madeira City a Council approved an estimated budget of $1.67 million for 1979 at a special meeting Jan. 2 where it was discussed in detail. This is about $300,000 higher than the 1978 budget of $1.338 million. The City a newly increased income tax is expected to bring in an estimated $320,000 in 1979 versus an estimated $178,-000 in 1978. The vote was 6-1 with c o in c i i m a n Doug i a s Oppenheimer voting he said he is against the budget because he believes it is based on higher expenditures because of expectations of higher income through the increase in earnings taxes which he opposes. Councilwoman Mary Ann Christie however said she went carefully through the budget and believes it is reasonable much of the increase to cover inflated costs of materials increased costs for personnel benefits such As insurance and some needed repairs and upgrading to City owned property and such items As a $12,000 dump truck. It would have Only Cost $11,000 last year she said an employee pay raise is not reflected in the present budget but a $56,966 contingency fund can accommodate a raise. Had not been involved in the pay increase ordinance. He was told that Clinton had invited police officers to attend a committee meeting and they declined the invitation. Apparently there was a communication problem about the meeting Keeley Friedman named to Huc Board Arthur Friedman mayor of Amberley Village has been appointed to the Board of governors of the hebrew Union College jewish Institute of religion. A emr. Friedman has an impressive history of dedication and outstanding service to the Community or. Alfred Gottschalk president of the College commented on the appointment. A member of the colleges Board of overseers since 1977, Friedman also serves on the executive boards of the jewish National fund and the jewish federation. He is National vice chairman and member of the Board of governors of Bonds for israel., Friedman is president of the Pluto corp. French lick ind. A native of Stuttgart ark., he graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1947 and received a graduate Law degree from Vanderbilt in 1949. He and his wife Bernice have a son Allen and a daughter Cheryl. Said later. He said he did not know what had transpired Between police and Clinton although he said pay ordinances in the past have been voted in March and that the fill thought there would be several months before any a Ole would be taken. Keeley said the raise of about eight percent which includes benefits will Only work out to about four or five percent because of tax increases including a one percent City earnings tax. Keeley told Council the ordinance passed dec. 27 was a totally unacceptable and that the police Are Only asking a to be respected and treated As men with a Little Hunters suggestion to draw up a timetable for talks so police could have input was met with a barrage of objections from other officials. The a Home rules already provides for communication Benken said. Police said the problem is with communications outside not within the police dept. Council said the door is always open for talks and police chief Kenneth Dye said he is always willing to discuss matters. To sum it up solicitor John Armstrong explained a Council passed an ordinance and that a the Law and that a the Dat cleaning specialists since 1910 pick up a mum to 321-5100 201� Madison Road i 891 77 1 a 7529 Kenwood re opposite Kenwood Shonny Plaza

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