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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - June 12, 1974, Cincinnati, OhioLibrary Ohio historical society 1932 Velma ave. Columbas Ohio 43211 lir mayor s veto not Likely to matter Swaim Fields by Carol Pucci the and hoc committee studying Parka and recreation in Montgomery has recommended that the 123-acre Swaim Fields Golf course be considered for Purchase and wednesday Council voted to hire planning consultants to provide plans and Costa for development. Montgomery mayor Robert Novak who was not at the meetings says he will veto councils move to hire the planner. His reason a they ought to put this thing on the ballot first get it approved by the voters and then do the known for five years that Swaim Fields has been the place for recreation in Montgomery. In a 100 percent in favor of the Choice but i am 100 ant against expending 3 of taxpayers Money on a plan that May not be approved by the Novakos veto is not Likely to have any effect on the planner s hiring except a delay in letting the contract. Legislation to hire the Columbus firm of Scruggs and Hammond for $3000 was approved unanimously. Council has already made it Clear that any proposal to buy Park land will be put before voters hopefully this november. However councilmen feel they should have a plan available before asking voters to approve what is Likely to amount to Well Over a one million Dollar subject of Park study Quot let expenditure for recreational land a so you can pretty Well Tell which Way its going to sgt a president of Council Oward Smith said later. In a press conference following the Council meeting members of the and hoc committee said the City has no option on the Golf course property which is expected to be up for Sale in 1975. The committee also has nut discussed a firm Price with owners although committee chairman Roger Aerni said the owners of Swaim Fields have expressed an interest in Selling to the City As opposed to other developers. Aemi said residents were polled on the desirability of two Sites Swaim and the Chelsa Moore property on Pfeiffer and Montgomery re. Although those polled split 50-50 on which site they preferred Aemi said Swaim was chosen because it is bigger has More to offer already has Many facilities such As water a party room clubhouse Etc., and at the same time could provide an attractive Green Belt. Committee members emphasized that recreation is the first priority and that the City is not buying a Golf course although at least nine holes of the course Are expected to be retained. Fifty eight percent Lea said the of residents poll would approve a two i tax increase to Purchase the property. For a House with an assessed value of $50,000, this would mean a $40 tax increase for the next 20 years. The planner s study should take from four to eight weeks Dunne time the firm will decide what kind of recreational facilities the Community needs and How much it will Cost to provide them. The committee Hopes to have a full report ready by july which will be passed on to the planning commission Ana the recreation commission and finally to Council who will move to place the Issue on the ballot. High Point clean up called a fairly good7 to place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 5 00 . Monday display advertising amp news dial 531-0234 Hamilton building in county have building inspectors has gotten a a fairly Good reply on orders issued for various violations in. High Point according to Milo Henke assistant to the county building inspector. The department issued 57 orders for clean up of junked cars debris Etc. In april and so far about 20 Persona have complied fully Henke said. Another ten to 15 have been what he called a Quot half Way Quot Job. Demand fit and some have just ignored the orders a together a he said. The building department is in the process of citing about ten persons to court for what Henke said Are the most flagrant violations that have not yet been corrected. A a we re going to go after the really bad ones first a Henke said. Meanwhile inspectors Are doing follow up inspections to prevent re occurring violations in the area he said. Seveins i he communities o Blue Ash Montgomery Amberley Village Indian Hill Madeira Pir Anani Ridge Brecon Kennedy height Toul Leer Park a hos Smyne Diltz Vale Ridge Wood mask of circulate of int gait v vol. Xiii no. 46 Cincinnati Ohio wednesday june 1974 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531-0234jury trial third try for Perry love and Frank Titcomb of Silverton a service department demanded jury trials when they appeared before mayor Richard Benken tuesday june 4, they Are charged with taking City gasoline. Their cases will be transferred to Hamilton county common pleas court. The men were accompanied by their lawyers. In an unrelated incident another employee of the beleaguered Silverton service department Vaughn Hickey has quit his Job with the City. Hickey told a life reporter he was quitting because he had been threatened and harassed by a Silverton City official. Silverton a service department has been enmeshed in controversy since Ken Ware a former service dept employee was fired from his Job on charges erf insubordination. Ware subsequently filed charges with the Ohio civil rights commission. That Case is pending. Clerk would quit Over commissioners to Rule on Columbia township rezoning within 20 Day spay Cut by Carol Pucci Hamilton county commissioners will decide within the next 20 Days whether or not to allow a 137-unit apartment Complex to be built on 36 acres of land off Stewart re. In Columbia township. Sycamore township clerk Clifford Knabe says he will resign if a recent court ruling preventing township clerks from receiving pay raises during their term erf1 office is upheld. State auditor Joseph Ferguson last week ordered clerks to readjust their 1974 paychecks to stay within the old limit of $3,600. The Ohio general Assembly approved a $2400 increase in 1972, but a state appellate court ruled last week that the Ohio Constitution prohibits salary changes during existing terms of office. The ruling is expected to he reviewed by the state legislature and could he appealed to the Ohio supreme court by township clerks. Clerks now receive a salary plus three percent commission on All expenditures. However the maximum commission any clerk can collect is $6,000. Before the Law was changed the maximum figure was set at $3600. A a in be already earned that. I done to want to work the rest of the year for nothing a said. A if it is ruled that $3600 will be maximum then they Are going to need a new i correction it was incorrectly reported last week that the new Sycamore High school will be renamed the Edwin h. Greene school. The Sycamore Middle school will be named after retiring superintendent Edwin Greene. The school was built during the time Greene served As superintendent. Explaining Art West african artist Sylvanus k. Am nuke was the guest at Blue Ash elementary school and the Sycamore Branch of the Public Library recently when he talked to student in the school s new Art appreciation classes and explained the significant of his original Art now on. Display at the Library. His one Man exhibit includes oils water colors acrylic Char coach sketches and mixed Media that capture the social and ethnic traditions of african culture. Am nuke who plans to go Back to Kis country and teach Art was. Interested in Blue Ash school s unique approach to elementary Art education. A Fullbright scholar and doctoral student at us he has been living in Cincinnati for the past year. Mrs. Irene Kars left of West wind ln., Montgomery was noticeably intrigued by him talk to students at Ibe Library. She is a continuing education student at Raymond Walters College. Am nuke s illustrated talk brought Back memories she said because she was reared in Rabat in French Morocco. Commissioners heard arguments wednesday from attorneys for the developers Stuart Jacobs and the Chelsea Moore company and from several representatives of residents organizations opposed to the development. Only two commissioners Robert Wood and Robert Reckman will vote on the Sian since commissioner Ohn held was not present for the hearing. If a tic vote results the decisions of the regional planning commission and the Rural zoning Board will be upheld. Both bodies have voted in favor of the development. The developers Are proposing three Story one and two bedroom apartment buildings to be developed according to a Community unit plan which Means no zone change is involved and the density of the development will be no greater than if single family houses were built there instead. Commissioner turned Down a proposal to develop the property for town houses in 1964 and another request to have the area rezoned for apartments in 1971. About 100 residents a Gasa go guar Mitsem Quot Columbia township area homeowners association wants a no vote a unanimously agreed with the association president Ai John when he said residents were opposed to any Type Multi family development for the area. A in our opinion nothing new has been done since 1971. Its just the same proposal dressed up differently. Density does no to mean a thing. We re interested in the nature off the development a John said. A letter delivered to the commissioners by the Silverton. Community Council stated the Council is opposed to the development because of its effect on traffic schools and the surrounding neighbourhood. Lin Wood Riddick Community Council spokesman aroused applause when he said Quot Money is one thing and people Are another and we Are attorneys for the developers James Farrell or. And Lawrence Kane spoke in favor of the apartments. A your proposed development will actually be an asset to the Community Farrell said. A a it a fair to say that the property will be developed. It s just a matter of when and Farrell said his client believe thay Are meeting suggestions recommended by the commissioners in -1971 when they said the property might be developed better under a Community unit plan. The proposed development will be luxury Garden apartments renting from $225 to $325 a month. Twenty three of the 35 acres owned will remain As untouched open space developers say. The Chelsea Moore corporation will be the managing agent. A a commissioners said they received several letters from residents opposed to the development and letters of opposition from the Madeira City Council and planning commission All which will be taken under consideration before a decision is made. Asked what recourse developers will take if they Are turned Down. Attorney Lawrence Kane would Only say he does not expect commissioners vote against the proposal. Quot we done to think it will be turned Down this time a he said. Quot they would be repudiating their own staff. The planning commission and the Rural zoning Board have voted in favor of inside of at Shroder class sizes increase programs eliminated by Carol Pucci class sizes will be increased at Shroder Junior High next year and several programs will be eliminated As a result of a Cut in the teaching staff by the Cincinnati Board erf education. Raymond Solomon principal told a Small group of parents monday june 3, that As of now the teacher staff at Shroder will be decreased from 29 to 20 teachers. As a result typing and new writing classes will be eliminated from the regular school Day although there is a possibility that typing will be offered for credit after school hours. But Solomon said the biggest a Shock to the school Community will be the elimination of the 7th Grade special College prep program. This yet year there Are seven students enrolled in. A 7th Grade College prep English program and 13 in the mate program. A we can no longer afford to maintain this size of class a Solomon a said. Average class size this year is in the High . Next year Solomon said the size should average in the Middle thirties. Quot we will have to stamp out almost every kind of Choice or elective Solomon said. �?o1 cannot use a teacher to teach Madeira picks Bob Gardner Bob Gardner basketball coach at Norwood High school the past five years has been named head Mentor at Madeira succeeding Joe Clifton. Gardner a Madeira resident inherits a squad that recorded Only one wind in 17 games last year at Norwood he posted a 44-46 record including a 11-7 worksheet last season. New writing when i need him to teach a state required English or math Solomon emphasized that All classes will be taught by teachers certified to teach that particular subject. Quot no one will be teaching anything that he great Oaks in the summer the four campuses of the great Oaks joint vocational school District Diamond Oaks Laurel Oaks live Oaks and Scarlet Oaks Are offering a summer adult education program with classes beginning june 17. Registration is open. Through june 10. The summer adult classes will be offered 6 30 -9 30 . The term is eight weeks june 17-aug. 7. A total of 35 classes will offered at the tour campuses. Is not qualified to teach Quot he said. A i think the whole situation stinks to Tell you the truth a Solomon told pm rente. Quot unfortunately it does no to stink to High heaven or wed be getting some College prep courses will be continued for 8th and 9th graders and an alternative College prep course will replace the special course now offered to 7th graders. Solomon said the program will include a social studies language arte combination designed. _ to give students an a inquiring approach to education. No foreign language will be included and the program will be open to 60 students 30 White and 30 Black. The school Board has approved. The alternative College prep program for three schools in the District. Solomon said there is a possibility that one 9th Grade typing class can be maintained. Typing was added to the Shroder curriculum this year at the request of parents. Quot anything we have had to Cut out by Day we Hope to reinstate after school for credit a a Solomon said. Parents Are being asked to Volunteer time working the school As tutors or Hall monitors. Indian Hill to get More bicycle paths planner to be hired for Montgomery business Arm Story editorial p. 2. Indian Hill teacher builds electric car a 4. Indian Hill Madeira seniors graduate p. 13. Zone change aimed at historical property p. 2.Board okays new Calendar school for Cincinnati kids will Start on wednesday sept. 4, in the fall although teachers will have to go Back on Day earlier for an in service Day. The school year Calendar for 1974-75 adopted by the Cincinnati Board of education shows nine different school closings with the traditional thanksgiving and Christmas recess and showing Jan. 15 As Martin Luther King Day an in service Day with pupils not required to attend. Other non school Days for children include nov. 11, veterans Day Jan. 24, mid year records Day feb. 17, Washington a birthday March 28-31, Spring recess May 26, memorial Day and school will be out for the year on june 6. Indian Hill Village Council authorized construction of two new Bike paths and repair of another at its meeting May 28. Two new paths will be constructed on Miami from Indian Hill re. To Tecumseh Trail and on Indian Hill re. From Drake re. To old Indian Hill re. The paths will Cost $40,000. Repairs will be made on the Drake re. Bike paths from old stable to Indian Hill re. The one Inch overlay of Asphalt will Cost the Village $4000, Village manager a. Wray White said. Testimonial Council honoured retiring superintendent of the service department Clarence shone with a testimonial Resolution. Shone retired the end of May after serving 31 years in the department. Deputy superintendent John Mcbride was appointed to replace shone. In other action Council a authorized emergency repairs to be made to a Culvert on Indian Hill re. Between Drake and Miami. The repairs will Cost $12,-000. A very Good week it was a very Good week for the William Kleeman when mrs. Klee Man called to claim free reds baseball tickets she happily reported that the first person who called bought almost All the household items she advertised for Sale through a Csini in Tant action classified. That a cashing in for sure dial 731-7170 and get in on the action
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