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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - January 30, 1974, Cincinnati, OhioA. no med Center for Madeira Library Ohio historical society 1982 Varita amp ave. Columbus Ohio 43211 a ii. A pm \ a a v w to it a bulk rat a it i Inq Annati Ohio permit no. 9030 i m a a five minute Public hearing attended by about 80 persons in Madeira january 21, resulted in the rejection of a zone change requested for a medical Center at Euclid and Ken Arbor. Council voted against the change upon the recommendation of the planning residents who packed the Council Chambers monday said they were opposed to the change although an attorney representing several residents was the Only person to speak. The attorney said the residents were opposed because the rezoning would be spot zoning Ana would be against the comprehensive zoning plan of the City. The land is now zoned for residential use. No one was present to speak in favor of the zone change. The request was made by the rolling Hills medical Center and or. To place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 5 00 . Monday % display advertising amp new dial 531-0234 William Woodhouse. Park vandalism City manager George babe said several Steps Are being taken by police due to recent vandalism in the City Park but for the present time he will not recommend that the Park be closed earlier because of it. Babe said police patrol at the Park has been increased All benches and picnic tables have been taken out of the shelter House and Are being stored for the Winter and no fires will be permitted in the shelter House fire place unless permission is Given from the City. Appropriations 1974 appropriations total $899,994. Out of that total $155,974 has been budgeted for the police department $14,450 for recreation $73,000 for administration and $10,492 for the resurfacing of Kenwood re. ��mn1 serves the communities of Blue Ash Afos Tom by am6cwry v in hic Indian Hill mad Ciru pita san Ridge Brecon Kennedy Heigh to Silverton Ken win to peer Park of a to Dewond Mark of c t n col at ion i it c a it y vol. Xiii no. 27 Cincinnati Ohio wednesday january 30, 1974 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531-0234 no veto on student driving but schools Ponder rationing threat a proposal by Energy Czar William Simon to limit Gas coupons to Drivers Over 18 if rationing is imposed will present problems for Many area High schools whose buses Are already running overtime and on limited fuel supplies. A what can we do we can to promote a everybody ride buses if we done to have the buses or the gasoline a Sycamore administrative assistant Bob Buster pointed out. Or German came in Handy will be the title of a talk by Kenwood resident Howard Bradtmueller left at the next meeting of the Madeira travel club Friday feb. 8, 8 . At the Madeira Library. Bradtmueller who. Has been to Germany seven times Wity his wife will concentrate on the area of tot Hen Burg on the Tauber Beils Tein and the Mosel River area around Koblenz. Above he makes plans for his talk with Madeira librarian mrs. Helen Smith who will have books available for borrowing on Germany and Austria. Sycamores 25 school buses Are already on the Road 10 hours a Clay Buss ing 3000 Sycamore students and 800 parochial school children Back and fourth starting at 7 30 . Out of 1450 High school students 900 ride the bus and the rest either walk or fill the 250 cars parked in the school lot everyday a a we re advising them to try to form carpools if they do have to drive and we have asked them to ride the school buses if they done to have to drive a principal Roland Goodpaster said. A a it a working partially. 1 think its Lack of belief that we re hurting that much for fuel and a Lack of push on the state level to set Down Dieckmann resigns iming position e. R. D i e c k m a n a of the Blue Ash planning commission for 12 years resigned thursday saying he feels Blue Ash officials Are a out of touch with reality concerning zoning decisions made in the City. A a it a apparent that Blue Ash officials Are too conservative a i progressive and out of touch with reality. All decisions in Blue Ash Are made on a basis on How the results will effect the individual personally rather than in consideration of the beneficial results to the City of Blue Ash As a whole a he wrote in his letter of resignation to Council. It can no longer condone or adjust to this Dieckmann said later that too Many times the Council and the planning commission a to by the Book a in making zoning decisions rather than interpreting the Law More Loosly to take into account individual situations. A a it a my opinion that nobody can write a Book that takes into account All situations that arise. So they appoint a Board that a supposed to interpret these he cited councils denial of a special permit to allow a Day care Center to locate in. A residential area As an example of his discontent. A it s this Type of Lack of concern for an individual and its becoming a trend. They done to seem to worry about the Man How much he spent to come up with a Good plan and How hard he a a it a unfortunate he has Felt the need to. Tender his resignation a councilman Don Biederman chairman of the planning and zoning committee of Council said. A but 1 think the record car windows shattered with bbl scars parked in the Deer Park area continued to be targets for unknown sharpshooters who shattered 23 car windows with shots from a by gun sunday the problem has been a reoccurring one for several weeks police say they have no leads in this shootings. Speaks for itself that 90 percent of the time or better. Council has followed the planning commissions recommendations. 1 think its healthy when a Council at. Times finds it necessary to one thing Dieckmann does not think Council has allowed enough of Are apartments. A a in be been working for apartments since i got on the planning commission a he says. A i think there is a need for Quot but Dieckman says the City a 1000 foot space requirement makes apartments for single people almost impossible to build in Blue Ash. A downtown Blue Ash is a sin a he said. Dieckmann who is in the real estate business was called upon to resign last year by former councilman Eugene Houser who charged him. With conflict of interest. That charge was later dismissed As a biased and pred jul diced by former mayor Charles Proctor. Guidelines for us to follow Buster said the District is already involved in an in depth transportation study due to the shift of students that will occur when the new High school opens in september. Not Many High school students walk to school now he says. A and when we move there will be a really Small number of students walking because the school is out in the Sycamore school District has already curtailed Field trips on buses to conserve gasoline. Ursuline Academy Pfeiffer rd., Blue Ash once ran its own bus system but curtailed that for financial reasons when the school moved from its Oak st. Location to Blue Ash. A school operated but system is now an alternative that is being discussed again. Mrs. Shirley Speaks principal says. Since ursuline attracts students from All Over the City most already come in carpools drive or Are bused by Public school districts. A carpools Are really a Way of life for us and have been around since we moved. It would be Nice to say there Are because of the Energy crisis but they really Arentt a mrs. Speaks says. A school operated bus system is something parents would like she says. A the reaction has been positive. They would like us to provide busing because with the girls who Are not old enough to drive its the parents who have to form the about 50 to 75 cars fill the school parking lot each Day. Mrs. Speaks says about 30 students either walk or ride bikes to school. But Daylight savings time Isnit helping to encourage that practice. �?o1 think its created a problem for the students who walk or ride along Pfeiffer re. And has discouraged some of them actually a Deer Park schools do not operate a bus system now because most students can walk to school g hat the school District will do if the 50 to 75 students who now to drive to school can to May be a problem in the future. High school principal Don Duvis says. Many of the students who drive go to Scarlet Oaks vocational school and the District just bought a new bus to transport students there. A we can accommodate them this year but next year the crunch May come. Set get by Choice have decide a. Iric even Witt the new bus but next year that option May not be Field trips have also been curtailed at Deer Park and events that would be normally scheduled for weekend evenings have been rescheduled for weekday nights when reheating is not necessary. Madeira High school assistant principal mat Mccarty save the schools deadlines deadline for All Church school and club news is Friday noon for the following wednesdays paper. Deadline for All other news is monday at noon. Student Council is working on a carpool system for the students who drive to school. A a we re not telling any students they can to drive to school at this time he said. Mccarty says Between 75 and 100 students and staff cars fill the parking lot each Day. Any student can have permission to drive to school if he registers his car with the school. Regina High school principal Tom Imerson says most Regina students Are either dropped off by their parents or ride the City bus to school. Many of the 30 to 40 students that do drive already come in carpools. He says. Moeller orientation Donial Lawrence r. K rusting and bro. Robert Flaherty . Make plan Fey the annual orientation and testing program at Moeller for 8th Grade boys february i 8 10boy will he Given a series of tests and i courses and activities available at the school. To scholarships will be offered based on test scores. To $400 and two introduced to $200 academic in Amberley false alarm Monitor working chief says a monitoring system set up in april to catch false burglar alarms before police respond is apparently working Amberley Folice chief William Krueger says. The system was installed in the police station last year after the chief told Council police were wasting too much time answering false alarms that Are set off acc Dently. Now failure of a resident to notify police of a false in his annual report alarm results in a $15 Fine. Krueger said the City to be decided monday dispute Over waste fees continues by Nancy Schliess the matter of new waste collection rates for the City of Deer Park is still not resolved. However a special meeting of Council has been called for monday february 4, at 7 30 . To reconsider the ordinance which was returned unsigned by mayor William Kleiman. In a bitter addressed to Council the mayor stated he a cannot in Good conscience support this ordinance a and that it is not in the Long Range interest of the City. Mayor Kleiman was not present at the meeting. Included in the letter were five reasons the mayor gave for not signing ordinance 74-5. Three reasons were rebutted and defended by Council nen Francis Healy and Dennis Mckeown respectively causing the president of Council to eventually Call a halt to the floor debate. February 4 was chosen As the Date to reconsider the ordinance after procedure for such a move was checked by solicitor James Wais. A ten Day waiting period is required after the ordinance is returned by the mayor with recommendations and an affirmative vote of 2/3 of councils members is now necessary for passage. In his letter to Council the mayor stated that the reduction was not in the Long Range financial interest of the City that the reduction will decrease City Revenue by .$32,000 in 1974. That Revenue sharing Money for capital improvements will be spent on garbage collection and that the reduction does not take into account Advance planning for future a while no tax or assessment is universally popular the citizens of Deer Park to their credit have supported the waste collection fee almost 100%. Non property owners who May not pay other taxes in Deer Park Are carrying their share of the Cost of this service a Kleiman said. Quot should Counci decide to reconsider ordinance 74-5, i would support my original proposal to reduce the fee to $20 annually costing the City $1.0,000 instead of $32,000and i would also recommend some additional Relief to our senior citizens on fixed incomes possibly on the same formula As used for the Homestead exemption George f. Horn chairman of the Public works and services committee noted that he. Safety service director Henry Camp and City Engineer a. Bract fish would attend a meeting Friday with the Hamilton county commissioners to discuss a Road non ohm to a of the motor vehicle License tax fund. An estimated $52,000 will be needed said Horn to Widen Blue Ash Road from the corporation limits for left turns resurface prejudice charges still investigated Silverton Community Council co chairman mrs. Gayle Hacker says a committee is continuing to investigate charges of alleged racial discrimination by the City brought by a former employee. Kenneth Ware. 4009 Oak st. A from the investigation thus far the committee has determined that several statements by both parties Are not supported by documentation futher More there Are glaring discrepancies in the two stories which will be subject to further intensive study by the committee a she said. V the committee members met with mayor Richard Benken service director James Crow and councilman Joseph Fariello january 17. A the City has agreed to future meetings with the committee if necessary. A report of the findings will be made to the Silverton Community Council and to the Public alike a mrs. Repair joint curbs and sidewalks and reconstruct drainage. A unsightly another matter brought to councils attention by chairman Horn was the former Exxon service station at the intersection of Landsdowne Avenue and Ohio Avenue which he dubbed unsightly and a White elephant. Horn said he wants the station a out of there a As it is a boarded up the tanks have been removed and it presents an eyesore in the midst of a mostly residential District. Last june the Ohio House of representatives passed a Bill requiring station owners to remove at company expense stations not operated for six months. The state Senate has not acted on the Bill to Date. In other action clerk James Canning was asked to write senator Mike Maloney for information concerning the status of House Bill #58, and in the meantime solicitor Wais suggested checking into the Hamilton county in Frankfurt army pvt. Allen a. Hazelip 18, son of mrs. Christine Schwab 4373 Schenck ave., has been assigned As a weather specialist to the 3rd armoured division Frankfurt Germany. In Bechtold wont run a fix puts hat in ring building code to see if remedies for such a situation Are included. A tentative Public hearing was set for 7 . April 25, to discuss a variance for the Mersch property 3889 e. Galbraith Road. The property is presently zoned single family. Quot. The plan to construct a 140 bed nursing Home if a variance is granted has been recommended to Council by the planning commission. Safety service director Henry Camp told suburban life that a nursing Home already exists contiguous to the Mersch property and the new one if built would form an Annex. Inside Amberley Village councilwoman Helen fix said monday she will seek election to the Ohio state a legislature from the 26th District following an announcement by incumbent rep. John Bechtold that he., will not seek re election. Mrs. Fix has been endorsed by the Hamilton county Republican nominating committee Bechtold who is serving his fourth term in the House of representatives he Quot a to a at >47 fifi devote More time to his business and family. He said he does plan to seek election to a local office in the future. Mrs. Fix who was Defeated by Bechtold in a primary fight two years ago. Described her chances for election As a excellent because of what i did against Bechtold a she lost to him by 56 votes a a in a very pleased that they chose to endorse me a of Blue Ash spends $86,-000 on vehicles Page 8. Moe Deer pm. Notch , Page 10. Madeira begins Park land Purchase Page 8. Religions a Drew Pearson Quot begins this week Page 3. Tragedy for All students a Reader reaction Page 2. Answered 920 alarms As opposed to 903 in 1973. However Krueger says that Between the time the new system was installed and december 1973, 80 percent of All false alarms set off by people were caught on the Monitor before police responded. Out of 611 alarms set off Between april and december. 340 were set of by residents. The rest were caused by mechanical problems storms Power failures and other unknown causes which the chief says can to be prevented. A a during an electrical storm 30 to 40 of them can be set off. We know they re not All being burglarized but we have to answer Krueger says he knows of two cases where burglar alarms actually prevented burglaries from occurring last year. The chief believes alarms can be beneficial if used properly. A in Many cases people Are just negligent. There Are some people who just have burglar actual offences reported to police in 1973 were up 33 percent the chief said. The clearance rate was 60 percent. 40 percent above the National average. 37 percent off All offences involving Buglar were cleared by arrest. Krueger says this is partly due to thorough investigation and citizens who Are watchful. A fall of our people Are asked to report any suspicious persons they see. And we have a lot of cooperation with also talk to everybody in the neighbourhood make a thorough search of the neighbourhood and of course Vou have to lie Lucky you have to get a break read Csini classifieds

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