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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - July 25, 1979, Cincinnati, OhioMore and More area resident Are taking the metro Riding air conditioned Conche like this one taking on Naa sengers at the Corner of Montgomery re and Mills Are. News Bra efs Silver Lon approves $631216 estimated budget by Shelley Ann Schweitzer Silverton Council approved a 1980 estimated budget of $651,216,62 on july 19. The 1979 estimated appropriations total $609,583.85. The City expects to receive $310,000 from the one percent earnings tax paid by residents and employees of City businesses. In 1979 the City estimated income from the tax was $304,000. Through mid july the City had collected about 1214,-000 of the tax dollars tax commissioner Carl Hoerth told Council. Total receipts for 1980 Are anticipated to be $630,320, according to the budget proposal. Receipts for this year Are estimated at $607,692.24. A $1,059.78 carry Over to the 1979 budget from 1978 brought the total to $608,752.02 for the City to appropriate. At this time an $1.83 deficit is expected in 1979 which reduces the receipts to $629,488.17. Estimated Genera fund expenses for 1900 Are slight Zydower than the 1979 estimate of $177,032.96. In 1980 the City expects to spend $175,085. Other estimated expenditures Are up from 1979 figures. The safety fund estimates 1979 police expenditures at $246,810 and 1980 expenses at $280,054. Fire department estimates for 1979 Are $32,470 and for 1980, $38,430. Allowed for the service fund in 1980 is $157,647 and in 1979, $153,270. City clerk Bernard w. Pohlman said that these figures Are estimates based on the previous years actual expenses. Both years figures can and most Likely will change Many times before actual expenditures Are known. Montgomery passes tentative budget a Montgomery City Council has approved a tentative proposed $2,076.975.53 budget for 1980. The Toul budget is .$396,558.05or 14 percent less than the est titrated 1979 budget. Scheduled completion of the Weller re. Bridge and sewer Swaim Field and Montgomery re. Traffic improvement projects in 1979 account for the i Terence said Ralph Lottes financial director. The largest estimated expenditure from the $958,757.29 general fund is for police Protection budgeted at $409,000. The general fund figures which include Public health and welfare $87,0i35parks and play Sounda. .$43,200waste disposal Quot .$85,000 Community environment $77,517transportation $31, a and general government $343, for general a try Upkeep Lottes said. The general fund will Receil ite financing from various taxes and 1980 will be t he first year Montgomery has receiver More than $1 million in tax Revenue he said. The special funds for Street maintenance and repair Street scape project general Bond retirement and others total $i,lll218.24, Down 27.5 percent from last year. These special funds sustain themselves with Grants and Revenue from licenses and permits. Madeira Council building permit fees Madeira City Council voted july 16 to increase building permit fees for property improvements. City manager George babe said that the increases will make Madeira a fees consistent with those of neighbouring communities. With the exception of a Flat $5 fee which is not an increase for re roofing and fences new fees Are As follows for alterations swimming pools Walls and antennae towers where the Cost is not More than $500, the fee is $9 previously improvement than $100 Cost $4. And improvements costing Between $100 and not More than $500 Cost $7.50. Where the work runs More than $500, but not More than $1,000, the fee is $18, it was previously 115. Where the Cost is More than $1,000, the fee is $18 was $15plus $9 was $7.50 for each $1,000 a a or fraction thereof Over and above the first $1,000. Other increased permit fees Are $20.90 to $51 commercial Public buildings and $7.40 to $10 detached residential garages carports Sheds and other accessory or temporary structures. Blixie Ash Roii Vicil Agenda Blue Ash City Council will meet 8 . Tomorrow night to discuss the adoption of civic Center swimming Pool rules and regulations and fees. Tite Public safety committee will award bids on a police Cruiser and a k-9 unit vehicle and the finance committee will award a bid for Street resurfacing. Whats this More for less Jim Williams does Youmg cd hauling and Oder times the fact to most us Burn in the service directory of Csini classifieds. He also tried the two daily papers but reported happily that he had More Calls Ana spent less Money in our five news pers. In t it Nice to have a Chaice. Especially when tie Choice costs less and gets More results More proof that people like to do business with their neighors. M a sol classifieds. The neighbourhood marketplace. 731-7170. Nut is Homi a Paw Maumasi . 10-7 sat. 10-2 hot tub9i cin. Hot tubs amp Home spas inc 7740 Kenwood re. 791-0784 Corner of Montgomery amp Kenwood ads. Behind Howard Johnson. Of iii me Wistl so Cutty Cottri Xinia <3211l-ii a Alt old routines yield to pump pressure by Kim i etl Aud Mark Schmo Terr pumps closed. Sorry daily allocation sold. $5 limit per car. Truckers strike for lower diesel prices open raises prices. Higher prices lower supplies a the summer Gas crunch requires people to be More conscious of their gasoline consumption. The Gas situation has affected business politics and lifestyles. Habits have to be changed. Alternative Means of transportation have to be explored blew ways of shipping and receiving goods have to be considered. The residents and businesses of the life area while not As hard hit As the nations Northeast or California Are making some adjustment on their own. The Are changing their habits doing their part to help in president Carters Effort to save Energy. Uherc it has been an increase in fore paying passengers a said Mike Hufnagel of Queen cily metro. At the end of june ridership was up Over the previous four to five weeks. The increased ridership seems to be new riders because the ridership base is not declining a huf Naurl said. Additional riders will mean More crowded buses and the number of routes cannot expand. A we done to have any additional buses to add a he said. Consolidation of shopping trips appears to be the primary method residents Are using to Cope with the Gas shortage. People Are spending less time on the Road and trying to get As much done on As few trips As possible. A done to go into a shopping area unless i have at least three Good reasons a Saia Helen Rouse of Montgomery. �?o1 wont go across town to do one thing. Montgomery is More expensive and i com it Are costs but 1 still Combine my shopping Montgomery has no Public transportation nearby giving its residents one less travel option. A Montgomery is going to have to Rouse said. Thai will happen a it businesses and consumer buying habits is not easy to guess. On first thought malls and plazas with Central Access to Many types of stores would seem to have the Best situation. On the other hand rom manily groceries and other Small businesses May hate an optimum situation for drawing local walk in business. Although it is loo Early to determine precisely both situations have their advantages. A i think if people live in the Vicinity they Are going to shop at the mail a said Jerry Matriski manager of Kenwood Mali who has seen no real change in buying patterns since the Gas crunch began a it seems that the smaller strip shopping centers would be Moet effected a he observed. Hugh Hicks president of the it. Lookout Square business association noted that the it. Lookout Square business area which May be considered a Quot strip shopping Center has also seen no real changes. One of the problems it. Lookout has is a Lack of a major necessity store. Quot we done to have a hardware dry go cols or ten cent store Quot he said. Most of the local Quot second generation and grocery businesses have been Well supported by local residents. �?o1 done to see that business will grow much a he said. A we make our shopping trips so they Are not wasted a said Helen Ramsey of e Eer Park. A we try to shop in the neighbourhood stores to keep the Money in our own a we shop at stores in our area and done to drive any More than we have to a added Austin Owens a Blue Ash resident. A we usually shop in Kenwood and what about the specially stores Many ships in flin cin Nali suburban areas Deal in unique items which draw a select group of Consumers from a wider geographical gallery in Montgomery and stores at several other it nations. A we do draw from farther away but busing is up 60 percent this summer and we arc still getting . People from Homas by. And Sayler he there is a Gas shortage i Haven to seen it a said Sam Presnell owner of the year old Oriental Rug Presnell who buys his rugs from places As far away As Russia and new York has not had to change his Way of routing or buying a aft just takes a Little longer because shippers Are waiting until they have full loads. The biggest thing i be noticed is the increased Cost of shipping and that Cost has had to be passed on tothe consumer a he said. Oriental Rug gallery As other businesses has Cut Down on its use of lighting and air conditioning. A i would really like to see us ail work together to look for alternatives and conserve. In business it is difficult. Customers make demands and we want to please but its hard. We May have to Cut deliveries to three Days a a week or wait until we have several deliveries in one area if the Gas situation gets worse a he said. Presnell who drives 50 Miles round trip to work each Day has put his House up for Sale and is planning to move closer to his business., a my wife and i figured it costs me $1.200 a year to drive to the Boardwalk in it. Lookout deals in miniatures for a group of dedicated Hobby enthusiasts. A we Haven t Haa any trouble with business or getting our Stock but we have noticed than when people come from further away. They Call first to be sure we have the item a said Marilyn Shore owner of the store. A we done to usually get most of our business from the local area but we have been picking up More local Trade lately she said. She added that she arranges More for deliveries too. Although would logically Benefit by the Gas crunch Quot business is about the same As last year a said continued on Page 10 to place a classified and Call 731-7170 by 4 00 . Monday display advertising amp news Call 531 -0234 cd Nch a Nat suburban newspapers inc. Blue Ash Montgomery Amberley Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge Brecon Kennedy Heights Silverton Kenwood Deer Park Rossmoyne Dillor Wales Ridgewood Mark or nti Grimy vol. Xviii no. 52 20c Cincinnati. Ohio wednesday july 25, 1979 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531 -0234 proposal lengthen terms stagger elections charter changes up to Madeira voters by Betsy wanes Madeira City Council passed a Resolution at its uly 16 session instructing the City solicitor to prepare proposed City charter amendments for consideration by the voters in november a general election. The proposed amendments lengthen term,8 of office for the mayor and Council members to four years stagger Council manic elections with three Council members being elected every two years and limit the number of consecutive year an elected official May serve to 12. Under the present charter rules terms for elected officials Are two years elections for a la Council members occur every two years and there is no limit on the number of consecutive years an elected official May wave. Presenting the proposed changes to Council the planning. Zoning and research committee chaired by councilman Tom Woebkenberg concluded that advantages to the amendments outweighed the disadvantages. The committee identified the pros and cons of the of term. Points in favor would generally provide a More experienced City me moment would Cut by Naif the amount of time and Money spent electioneering and allow Council members to concentrate More on business would reduce the political atmosphere of Council meetings could encourage More citizens to run for office because they would have to Campaign Only once every four years and might put an effective co Uncil per son in office for a longer period of service. Points against would reduce citizens Opp or unities to serve on Council by one half Woi ild keep an ineffectual official in office two years longer would encourage Council member election by name Recomb Tion rather than ability c o u i. D d i 3 c o u r a. G e t h e possibility of a Council member running for the office of mayor. A. Council member wanting to run for would be at political disadvantage according to the committee if his term expired in a no, ral election year. The committees suggested solution to this which is not among the proposed amendments is to return the election of the mayor to the Council As was formerly required by the charter the mayor s term would then be two years. Another political effect of the staggered four year term was recognized by the committee. One half of coun cil members would be running for 0 at the same time As the mayor and the other half would be can continued on Page 5 More than $6 million Indian Hill Board passes/80 budget by Kim fell the Indian Hill Board of education approved a tentative $6, x>9,111 budget for fiscal year 1980 at its july 17 meeting and budget hearing. The budget reflects an e x p e n d i t u r e i g u r e of $6.092.200 leaving a $83,089 deficit. This is however a proposed budget submitted to the county As required by Law. The final appropriations Resolution which will be passed in feb Maryf must reflect an equal balance , James Moorman assistant treasurer. A there May an increase in receipts and there May be Money coming from the nest egg state that we done to know about a he said. Lottre Clors salaries l. For s3.,.i b3 .500 of Chr total budget based on a seven percent salary increase effective sept. 1. 1980. Pro Perty tax. Receipts Are expected to bring in $4,565,0 Xan increase of $45,000 Over 1979. Miscellaneous receipts Are to be $175,000, an increase of $12,000 Over 1979 estimated figures. Expenditures for utilities Quot Are expected to increase by 10 to 15 percent but Are to be offset by the closing of Shawnee Middle school said Harold Bush Board clerk who p resented the budget. A the increases Are modest ones a Bush said. The increases will be offset by cutbacks in custodians teachers bus Drivers and tutors As a result of the Shawnee closing and a new resource. Room Pilot program that dispenses with tutors he explained. School supplies will by seven to eight percent Over 1979 after consideration of a three percent decline in enrolment. Legal fees will increase in 19& As the n a up suit budgeted for 1979 will not take place until late january. Operation and maintenance Coste Are estimated to be $881,000 and transportation costs $393,000. In r business the Board a approved a 1980 summer trip to Mexico by the High school choir to participate in a com petition. With other . Schools. The choir has won a scholarship and an invitation to the fiesta �?T80 Competition and the Board granted permission for the choir members to earn the rest of the funds through Vario us p.rqject9. A approved three text books for use at the elementary and High school Levels. A discussed and. Approved a recommendation from school superintendent Robert Boston to enter into from an Indian Hill resident Henry Hollonjr. To use school parking facilities for residents cars if a new bus system he is working on is approved. A group insurance program with other school districts in Hamilton county in order to receive a rect ced rate on group insurance. A discussed a request inside Ide a wifi a Deer Park passes budget Page 3 a Madeira approves Cable to contract Page 3 a swimming baseball results pages 8, 9 a pleasant Ridge native builds clocks Page 14 a new makers pig a 2,4 .f>hon�a�1.771l a 79mkwwoocln�j.r Kim Ivono a Mol vow to sprin6 amp summer All occasion Long gowns and formals �?�24�?T�?T compared Tom he a shoppes a Emmolo Wolf Thea Quot Kenwood Mali excerpts from the musical a grass Harp resented by the Rea Sant Ridge players this saturday Kenwood a Montgomery to Quot Oak charter Oak Quot Savi nos 4069 e. A Shrai amp Load

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