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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - July 12, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioNews in Brief endangered species a pack rat a the inquisitive Little Allegheny Wood rat is one of Ohio s 76 endangered wild animals. There Are Only about 200 Wood rats in Ohio located in a Small Section of. Adams co. The Wood rat is probably Best known for its Peculiar habit of collecting shiny objects to adorn its nest. Al Laffan Ohio department of natural resources photo everybody loves a Parade. Next year in Montgomery Montgomery residents who were disappointed that there was no fourth of july Parade in town this year will be pleased to know that a Parade is scheduled for next fourth of july1979. Recreation commission head Jack Page said he would help Becky Cassady and Juanita Conklin organize next years Parade. Conklin has organised a Montgomery Parade for the past few years. Montgomery residents can enjoy music in the Montgomery this summer on july 21, 8 p.m., cold Spring Harbor a Rock band for listening and dancing. On aug. 4 Cecil Young orchestra with the a big band sound for dancing. On aug. 25 Malcolm Eglish and Grey Larsen. Country music and a Square dance. Youkilis new president of Ridgewood group Sandy Youkilis is the newly elected president of Ridgewood civic association. Carson Goddard is the new vice president and other officers include treasurer David Koch and secretaries Bea Maxwell and Betsy Davis. The officers were installed for two year terms at a Brunch at my Keewah country club in Jirine. Ridgewood includes the streets surrounding Ridgewood and Losan Ridge streets from Golf Manor to Ridge re. The area lies in Columbia twp. And its residents Are very concerned about the apparent loss of $35,000 Federal Revenue sharing funds channelled through the township. Members of the civic association plan to attend tonight a Columbia twp. Trustees meeting to discuss the loss of funds attributed to a Lack of timely filing for the funds. Part of the Money was to have been used to resurface some Ridgewood streets Youkilis said. The association plans to publish its second newsletter in August. The first was published in april. The group is also planning ita annual picnic at French Park Friday sept. 8. Preliminary approval for 1-275 store protested Montgomery councilman Howard Smith on behalf of Council objected to the granting of preliminary approval by the regional planning commission to build a furniture on property adjacent to the 1-275-Montgomery re. Interchange. Sycamore and Symmes townships also sent letters protesting the approval Smith said but commissioners granted the phase development approval anyway. The property is directly North of 1-275, behind an old Mobil Gas station. Access to the business will be through property that lies in Montgomery and Smith has asked the Montgomery building commissioner to notify Council when a permit is sought for construction of the Access. Smiths objections Are to the Lack of adequate traffic controls in the area. He also wants to know that the traffic lights slated to be installed at the 1-275-Montgomery re. Interchange will be put up before the furniture store opens up. Smith said the situation of Access ingress and egress and traffic control in that area is so bad that there might As Well be no planning boards and councils. Its the same kind of poor planning that went on in the 50s, he said. Life area leaders stars on the Rise the suburban life area is the Home of Hamilton county Stop politicos. Michael Maloney has been appointed Hamilton county administrator. His resignation As state senator from the seventh Ohio District will become effective aug. 14. The Wilada or. Resident was Republican Senate minority Leader. Richard Finan state representative from the 19th District has been chosen by the Hamilton county gop to replace Maloney in the Senate. Finan 44, said the first order of business is to get reelected to the Senate seat and he will a initiate a vigorous finans democratic election opponent could be Clermont county commissioner Timothy Hogan or. The Hamilton county gop should decide this week on who will take finans statehouse seat. Springdale councilwoman Marge Boyce and president of the Sharonville Council Dale Van Vyven Are among those under the consideration for the Job. Elvera Radford of Madeira has been appointed Deputy elections director of the Hamilton county Board of elections. The appointment the highest Board of election Post Ever Given a woman was made by the Hamilton county democratic party. Mrs. Radford has worked for the Board of elections for 15 years. Area resident Jack Rosen has been appointed Hamilton county municipal court judge by Ohio supreme court chief Justice William of Neill. Rosenus appointment As temporary judge is for one year. He takes the place of Tnomas crush who now serves in common pleas court. Rosen has been municipal court referee since 1975. Picture Parade of pets to be featured in August Gat a special pet would you like to share a picture of it with our readers ? in our aug. 9-10 and 16-17 issues we plan to feature pictures of favorite pets submitted by readers. A Black and White picture is preferred but a very Clear Sharp color photo will be considered. If the picture is to be returned enclose a self addressed envelope Csini will pay the postage. Be sure to print the pets name and the name address and zip code of the owner on the Back of the picture. Please be sure to Send picture in plenty of time for processing. Mail now or not later than aug. 4 to Csini Ivorite pets to Box 12010, Cincinnati 45212. If enough interest is shown Well do it again next year. Library Ohio historical. Society 1982 Velma ave. Columbus Ohio 43211 in to place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 4 00 , monday display advertising amp news dial 531-0234 Cincinnati Subt ban newspapers inc. Blue Ash Montgomery Amberly Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge Brecon Kennedy Heights Silverton Kenwood Deer Park Rossmoyne Dillonvale Ridgewood mask or Csc Tunoa Otto sir vol. Xvi no. 50 15c Cincinnati. Ohio wednesday july 12, 1978 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531 -0234 grassroots groups rally in Madeira for and against new tax and possibly a mayor questions again by Maureen h he Man Madeira residents Arentt shy about their political feelings. They express their opinions openly and particularly in recent years believe in a a grassroots action. Some grassroots activities Are organizing in Madeira now including groups for and against the recent increase in the City earnings tax from one half to one percent. A group called accountability in Madeira aim began last weekend circulating referendum petitions on four issues the earnings tax increase Park development remodelling of City Hall and construction of a new service building. Soon after this group announced its intentions a group called Madeira citizens support for the earnings tax organized to rally support for councils raise of the earnings tax. An even More interesting grassroots expression yet is the drawing up of a re Ferenda petition against the direct election of the mayor a motion passed at a meeting last week of Madeira republicans. A final decision on whether or not the petition should actually he circulated is expected al a meeting of Madeira republicans july 19. It is being drawn up by former councilman Carl Schneider and Dan Randolph. It was a referendum petition passed last fall by Madeira voters which established the direct election of the mayor and the first such election is slated for fall 1979. The present mayor was elected by Council from among its members. Aim under the leadership of councilman Doug Oppenheimer with Bill Cunningham Jim Williams and Chuck Salemme Hopes to get 1200 to 1500 signatures on each of the petitions although the group estimates it needs Only about 800 signatures per petition. The citizens support group under the leadership of Sherry Mattes with Joha Simon Terry Jacobs cd Stamm and Bob Byrne is collecting names of Madeira residents who support Council action. The group has Nirady collected several Hundred names of supporters Mattes said and the a roup is continuing its efforts. The names Are not a Legal petition merely an expression of residents who believe Council acted rightly in the lax increase Mattes a Aid. Only about 16 percent of City residents will be affected by the tax increase Mattes said. She pointed out that most residents pay an earnings tax somewhere and that Madeira might As Well reap t he benefits of such a tax. People who work in Madeira but who live in other cities will pay the one percent Madeira City tax also people who live and work in Madeira. City residents who live in Madeira but who work in communities without earnings taxes will pay the one percent tax to Madeira eople who live in Madeira and who pay a half percent looming tax in the City where they work would pay the difference Between this and Madeira a one percent tax one half percent to continued on Page 6 skateboard contest winners Mark Aldinger. Bob Pearson and Tim Stewart from left took 1st, 2nd. And 3rd places respectively in the pleasant Ridge skateboarding championship june 23. At the pleasant Ridge Community Center. These winners along with hundreds of other skateboarding enthusiasts expect to take part in the Cincinnati recreation commission s City wide skateboarding championship sat. July 15, at the . Environment Protection Agency 26 we pm go or just North a a fix. Turtle pah Lemay compete it at freestyle or slalom events in one of four age divisions a 12 and under 13 to 14, 15 to 16, and i 7 and Over. There is no charge to enter the Competition and the first 100 entrants will receive complementary to shirts. Registration forms Are at any Cincinnati recreation commission Community Center. For More information Call 352-4027. At Montgomery Council zoning repeal vote brings fireworks by Maureen Hehman Montgomery City Council last wednesday passed to a second Reading an ordinance which rescinds the planned development pm zoning of two acres of property at the technical Center. The property Montgomery re. Just South of Cross county Highway reverts to its former a residence a zoning. A Council rezoned the property last year to a a match the pm zoning on the remaining four acres of the technical Center property. It considers the entire six acres a unit and wants it developed in unison. The property has Long been the subject of controversy. A referendum petition was recently circulated to rescind the zoning and the matter would have appeared on the nov. Ballot. In the same ordinance which rescinds Quot the pm zoning Council states a land use policy for the six acres. Office development of the property will be acceptable the ordinance says if traffic buffering and density Are consistent with preserving the residential areas to the South and buffering from the car dealerships to the North. The development of that property for office use has been hotly protested by surrounding area residents of Indian Mil and Kenwood and by enough Montgomery residents to have put the zoning matter on the ballot. Councils rescinding of the zoning precludes a referendum at this time. The ordinance needs two More readings before final passage reactions to Council action were mixed and one Council member Ray Walther voted against the rescinding ordinance. He said later that the ordinance essentially does what the original pm zoning ordinance did and accomplishes nothing. He said he cannot accept the wording of the ordinance. Walther explained that he has always been in favor of celebrates 67th birthday on the Trail Madeira 9s Ken Kemp bikes to Alaska by Regina Villiers hold onto your Road maps folks Ken Kemp Madeira a itinerant biker is off and cycling again last summer kens adventures were chronicled in suburban life As he hiked his Way across the us from coast to coast. He travelled from Washington do to Pueblo Colorado with a Bike tour group. When the group disbanded he went on alone to the coast at Astoria Oregon. This summer Ken is biking up the West coast to Alaska. He started at the mexican Border on May 19. He followed the California coastline for 1000 Miles when went on through Oregon and was camped at Hump tulips Washington when last he phoned his wife Louise. He plans to go on to Seattle where he 11 take a ferry and Here kens account of his plans gets a bit hazy. He does plan however to go to Alaska. He says hell then Circle through Canada and drop Down to Toledo where hell ride Home to Madeira. He a also a bit hazy about How Long it la take. Originally he said head be Back by aug. 15. Now he says a maybe by he seems to just be follow ing his fancy and thoroughly enjoying it As he goes. Ken writes that this trip is much easier for him than last years. A this year i have Ridden Over More difficult roads up steeper Hills faced headwinds of Gale Force and i feel wonderful without an ache or a pain a he wrote from Oregon on june 23. While Riding through Oregon Ken came to an intersecting Trail that looked familiar. He checked the sign and it was the same route he had travelled on his tour last year. Ken met his Nephew Bill Kemp who fives in Portland Oregon and they celebrated kens 67tn birthday. Last year he celebrated his 66th birthday on the Road too As he and his tour group spent the night at Lincoln state Park in Kentucky. An interesting coincidence happened to Ken As he Rode along Between Santa Cruz and san Francisco. Two hitch hikers by the Side of the Road turned out to be Dave Uebel and his wife. Dave is the son of kens Juler ave. Neighbors two houses Down. Neither knew the other was in that Vicinity. Ken is certain to have other interesting experiences and millions of tales to spin when he returns. His colourful letters Are already coming Back with funny stories galore told in the inimitable Ken Kemp style. Developing the six acres As a unit however. Councilwoman Alma Lazic abstained from voting. Montgomery resident Jacques Soho an Initiator of the referendum petition objected to the ordinance and after some rather confusing discussion As to what can and can t he done with that property tried to read a letter from Ernest Combs of Hamilton county regional planning commission hut his request was denied because it the letter according to Council president Florence Kennedy covered old ground. In the letter of june 1978 Combs reiterates the conclusions of a previous commission statement on Overall zoning in the area which says there is no need for additional business Zon ing and that further business zoning would adversely affect it the residential neighbourhood along Montgomery re. The study includes the area from Galbraith re. To the Montgomery City line and also the area North of Montgomery to the Hamilton Warren county lines Combs letter says. Sohn wants the technical Center properly developed residentially and says that Towne properly is interested in developing it residential hut not at. Its present value about 8460,-000 for the six acres. That is the Hixson co. Is said to have paid that much for the property. Mrs. Blazic explained in a phone. Conversation later that she favors the ordinance rescinding the pm zoning since it could give the City a slight Edge in controlling the property although she foresees problems there in any Ken Kemp 7238 Juler ave. In Madeira studies a tour guide Book and maps out his route before leaving on a Bike Ike to Alaska. Event. She abstained from voting at the Council meeting because she was provoked by a suburban Ife newspaper article which said Council would rescind the zoning. The Story was based on the reporter s knowledge that at least three Council members would vote for the measure. It had been discussed at a previous Council meeting at which mrs. Blazic was not present and was explained in a phone conversation initiated by the reporter to Council s chairman of zoning and planning committee Howard Smith. Mrs. Blazic visibly angry at the Council meeting waved the newspaper in the air and said she did not like finding out in Advance what a a Council was going to do and said her vote did continued on Page 6 inside lots of Good swimmers in our sports news Page 4 fix gets support for parole Bill Page 2 Church news Page 10 hearing on Friendship Village Community july 17. Page 3 ��1, we buy diamonds and c7 Diamond estates dry cleaning specialists from Swice itto Mck oct Voltr 100 to�?~100,000 321-5100 201 a Mao Ison Road Call for Appl 793-66s9

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