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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - June 14, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioNews in Brief Indian Hill begins drug eradication program a comprehensive program to investigate and eradicate drug use in Indian Hill schools was officially endorsed at the june 6 Indian Hill school Board meeting. The program to be initiated this summer will attempt to a identify known drug users in the schools. A Contact their parents and a a establish a committee comprised of students pm rente and teachers to tackle drug abuse in the schools. Although eight pupils have been suspended for drug use Over the past year and at least 50 More Are currently under observation school officials said that the program will focus on education rather than punishment. 80 acre housing plan in Symmes twp. Defeated the Pace of Home building in the greater Montgomery area and Points Northeast has been slowed somewhat by the defeat at the polls last tuesday of a zone change in Symmes twp. Voters rejected 412 to 136 a zone change which would have allowed development of 80 acres at 1-71, Fields Ertel re. And Montgomery rd., for condominiums apartments Homes and recreation. The rezoning was approved by Hamilton county Hidirs last Winter without k s. Phi tags x a. Commission of apparent position but area residents who oppose the develop ment circulated referendum petitions and succeeded in placing the Issue on last tuesdays ballot. The zone change granted by the commissioners last nov. Was from a residential to a2 residential i planned Multi family and be planned retail business. The Developer american investments unlimited inc., planned to build 34 single family Homes 100 townhouse condominiums 183 Garden apartments indoor outdoor Tennis olympic sized Pool and health spa. Cipal stockholders to ague Lucke and a work and Dave Coletta. The plan called for four principal stockholders for the company Are Harold Icke and Strassel contractors for Moat of the 1 Dave Coletta. The plan called for four different villages with walkways and hike paths and if Green Belt each Village having its own theme. The Developer has options of filing suit to obtain a zone change or developing the property for residence a use. Mostly loud discussion Quot at Deer Park Council by Shelley Ann Blau Deer Park Council met june 8 and accomplished Little More than a loud Council Chambers echoed with the sounds of egos at Battle. I piece of Legi the hour and a Quarter Long meeting and it passed with Only one piece of 1 legislation came before Council at relative ease. Council voted unanimously to re appropriate funds so the auditor could pay the City a Bills. The need for the re appropriations came from Bills for unexpected repairs to the police communications system auditor George Deirving or. Explained. Council discussed the possibility of changing the Street lights from Mercury vapor to sodium vapor at an increased Cost to the City of about $150 per month. The sodium vapor lights provide Over double the intensity of the current system. Because of the brilliance of the lights and the possibility of Light penetrating into the Homes the lighting is being considered for Only the major thoroughfares at this time. The proposal was referred to the Public works committee. Fields Ertel re. Area site of lots of building the resco and Chelsea Moore companies Are jointly developing a 275 unit apartment Complex on 21 acres at the Southwest Corner of Fields Ertel re. And 1-71, North of the Cit of Montgomery. The property is in Hamilton county and the plan has been approved by Hamilton county commissioners without a zone change. The new apartments will be located in Sycamore school District. More specific information and drawings of the com 6lex will be available in about a week according to Bill Brisbane of resco. The Complex is near the 157 acre tract being developed for single family Homes for Paul Brothers be Comer of Fields Ertel and Snider ads it is also near the 80 acre tract at 1-71, Fields Ertel and Montgomery re. In Symmes twp. For which voters turned Down a zone change in a referendum at last weeks election. American investments unlimited had planned a condominium apartment single Home and recreation Complex there. Hamilton county commissioners had approved the necessary zone changes from residence a but the voters said no. Goff Ter. Parking solution proposed in Madeira by Carol Render Madeira councilmen racers Perry Ancona and Robert Lee reported to Council june 5 that they May finally have found a solution to a local residents parking problems on Goff Terrace. For several months Walt Becker has asked that Council take some action so that he or friends can Park a car in front of his property a amp a aluminium without having to move the car to avoid getting a ticket because of parking restrictions and a fire Lane on Goff Terrace. After visiting the location and discussing the situation with Becker the two Council members Nave asked the City manager to change parking restrictions on the Street so that they will be less strict and allow longer term parking. They have asked that on weekdays and saturdays parking be unrestricted Between 6 . And 8 ., but that the two hour parking limit currently posted remain in effect on weekdays and saturdays Between 8 And 6 . Sundays should be totally unrestricted they determined. Prior to arriving at this solution Lee has visited the site several times and held several meetings with his safety committee. The committee determined that the fire Lane must remain where it is on the Street because the Street serves As the fire departments main Access to in Cleaver restaurant. Deer Park fire Fesi june 17 the annual Deer Park firemen a festival will be held at Chamberlain Park saturday june 17, 4-11 . There will be rides and games for the children and games for the adults and refreshments for everyone. The major prize this year is a Check for $500, donated by Deer Park firment a protective association. Other gifts will be Given on the hour starting at 5 . Proceeds from the festival go toward operating the two life squad ambulances Rescue truck chiefs car and to Supply education insurance and uniforms for the men. This is the Only fund raising activity of Deer Park life historical society 1982 v#l3& ave a ii coluyh$y>cla4s&fyd 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 Dill Vale Ridgewood Mark of Osco Unior Uteg Farrr vol. Xvi no. 46 15c Cincinnati Ohio. Wednesday june 14, 1978 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531-0234 Madeira debates credited non credited tax where should the tax Buck Start suburban life went to press while Madeira Council renewed its discussions on ways to generate More tax monies in the Community but the following Story outlines Council discussions that have taken place so far on the Issue. 9 by Carol rentier Madeira officials were to reconsider a finance committee recommendation made in May to Institute a half percent non reciprocal income tax at a special full committee meeting last night. The second fall commit Lee meeting in two week the session was scheduled by Council s finance committee so that it and interested Council members could review the committee s earlier decision to recommend this tax As a Means of financing three construction pro eels proposed in the Community and As a Means of meeting the City a projected operational needs. The budget hearing for 1979 will be held june 19, $ . In Madeira City Hall. The hearing should reveal some decisions As to the form of new taxes and expenditures for capital improvements specifically the committee had suggested earlier that the monies generated by the tax be used to pay Back the principal and interest on a noted notes and Bonds that Council Hopes to obtain to fund construction of a service Complex development of a Park on Dawson re and renovation of the City Hall basement for the police department. In addition the committee reported the monies would be used for general operating costs increased ice and Snow removal expenditures increased Stre frt repairs and additional sewers. It is important to reach a final decision on the tax soon it was pointed Oso because Council must award bids on its service Complex project within the allowable it Rod after bid opening. Rids were opened at the end of May and must be awarded within my Days Council members agreed Thiol they must first determine Bow to obtain the Money to finance this project before they can award the bids. Mayor. Forest Atkins suggested that his finance committee reconvene on this Complex matter after his two fellow committee a in Bere. Counci 1 Mem Here Tom Woebkenberg and Perry Ancona said they would like to review All the tax options open to Council. The other avenues open a to Council besides the no reciprocal income tax Are 11 to raise the City s present reciprocal earnings tax Quot from one half percent to one. Percent or 2 Quot to increase the property tax i Village from of present rate of 6.4 Mills a .5 Mills Atkins Quot committee and Council appear to have ruled out Trie property tax mainly because they done to eve the $56,900 it would Terai would be enough a it avoid the budget v p i hit will occur if to Lew monies an obtained to pay for the proposed Community construction projects. Their discussion revealed Thal either the half percent non reciprocal income tax All wage earners living in Madeira would pay such a tax with no credit Given for income taxes paid in an outside Community where they work or the one percent reciprocal income lax. The tax would be paid by those residents who done to pay a higher tax in the Community where they re employed should bring in the desired amount of Money to make ends meet. According to City manager George babe and Atkins Madeira needs a source of Revenue which will bring into the City coffers at least the equivalent of three months operating expenses $75,000 per month in order to avoid going into debt. Without this amount of Money they said the City would have very Little Money to Quot operate during the first three or four months of 1979, the amount of time it takes before the City begins receiving property tax monies from the state. Although there a some question As to exactly How continued on Page 2 residents speak out on Madeira tax by Garol Render a number of residents attended the full committee meeting of Madeira Council june 5 at which Council members mainly discussed the pros and cons of instituting either a non reciprocal income tax or an increased reciprocal income tax. Ken Weed Miami rd., asked Council to a Stop railroading Madeira citizens into higher taxes and questioned whether Council was taking into consideration taxes that would be received from All the new businesses located in the City such As the Cork i Cleaver Camargo station Banks and building and Loans. Clifford Doughman Dawson rd., suggested Council opt for the increased reciprocal income tax so that outsiders working in the Community would pay More taxes. In fact several residents expressed Doughman a sentiments questioning Why Madeira can to do the same thing As the City of Cincinnati. Cincinnati has a 2�?~ it reciprocal earnings tax which assures that people working in the City but living elsewhere share the tax Burden Council heard from several citizens who wrote letters expressing their disapproval of the finance committee a recommendation now in the process of being reviewed in favor of a non reciprocal income tax. One resident wrote he believes Council would be unwise to impose a tax on Madeira wage earners who Are already paying earnings taxes in other communities where they work. July 1-4 in Madeira v Rob Boyce Deer Park High school s great third baseman who was selected As the player of the year in greater Cincinnati for 1978, was a first round draft Choice of the Baltimore orioles in the major league draft last tuesday becoming the 22nd player in the Nch ion to be chosen. Bob a .520 baiting average for the wildcats this season. Baltimore director of personnel Tom Giordano said a w e re intrigued w i. T h Boyce. He has Fine hands and hits with he was developed Here by coach Hank Estes. In hearing on dogs Bridge set june 19 a Public hearing will be held at 7 30 . In the Council chamber of the Indian Hill Village administration building 6525 Drake re monday june 19. Indian Hill residents Are invited to attend and express their opinions on possible enactment of a Leash Law for the dogs of in Dian Hill permanent closure of the Keller Road Bridge. Four Day festival to replenish legion by Kim Feil Madeira american legion Post #412 is planning a four Day fourth of july festival beginning saturday july 1. The legionnaires Hope the festival will bring in enough Revenue to bolster their flagging finances. Active membership has dropped to 12 from a group of 50 to 60 members and and the men Are working diligently to maintain the Post and the Community services it provides said John Simon a member of the Post. The festival will be held at Madeira Park 7059 Dawson re. 3-11 . Sat,., Sun. And tues. And fill . On mon. A two thousand Dollar a grand finale fireworks display will be featured on tuesday. A at 10 . On the fourth the display should be spectacular a said Simon. Booths refreshments and a four Day softball tournament Are also planned. There will be a Parade on tuesday and Madeira mayor Forest Atkins will address the audience. A a it a a do or die situation a said Simon who will be taking Over As commander of the Post in july. A if we done to make enough to cover Cost we can to make earlier projects to make Money for supporting the groups Community services have been less than successful. Recently the Post purchased a. Lot on Shawnee run re. On which they Hope to build a legion Hall for dances picnics and other Community activities. If the festival does not provide funds the group will have to sell the lot at a loss. A if we make it with the festival we Wilt be starting fresh on solid ground said Simon. The american legion was founded in 1919 to help servicemen in the Community. The problem the legion is facing now is apathy from the korean and Viet Nam veterans explained Simon. The legion is More than just men Quot sitting around telling War stories a he said. It is responsible for Many a Small thankless jobs which have served Madeira for Many years. For National holidays the legion has purchased and erects the flags that Are displayed along the streets. Legion members decorate the train station at Christmas time and organize parades. Their largest project is an annual Christmas party for students in schools for the handicapped in conjunction with the kiwanis. They Pool their funds and give a party and presents to these a forgotten americans a Simon explained. If this festival is successful the legion plans to resume full steam operations and take on More Community activities said Simon. For More information Call John Simon at 271-4493. I top brass at i next Best thing to being an Apple polisher at Xavier a Montessori pre school is being a brass polisher. Learning some chemistry and practising some muscle coordination is Erin Stocker daughter of or. And mrs. Charles. Stocker 3730 let a Venan i Kennedy Heights. Montessori pre school at Xavier University which is accepting students for its june 19-july 21 session and also for next fall allows children Freedom to learn but balances that with discipline and order. Indian Hill school Board refuses Union election 1 inside Oil Cincinnati mayor and local rabbi honoured Driver framing company Tobe hired in Indian Hill local All stars play this weekend Huster Brothers Are super grads and mrs. Strutz gives invocation Page 5 Page 20 Page 26 Ridge a Trutz give catholics play and Pray together and episcopal congregations Page 3 Page 4 Well help you breakaway a very special Section is included with this Issue of the paper called a breakaway a its filled with advertising and articles just a Little out of the Ordinary. Like shooting the rapids in West Virginia backpacking in the wilderness listening to music under the stars enjoying Straw Berry filled crepes or browsing through a 19th Century general store. All compiled by the editors of Cincinnati suburban newspapers inc. To showcase the advertising of some very special merchants who make it All possible. Enjoy by Bob guard Indian Hill school Board has again rejected a request by representatives of the Ohio associations of Public school employees lapse to hold an election to determine if the District a non academic employees favor representation by lapse. School Board president Philip Casper said that employees favouring lapse As an official bargaining agent have asked the Board s approval to enlist the Union several times Over past few years. Casper said at a Board session june 6, Thal the Board has denied the request in the past and will continue to do so. Local lapse president Anne Bockman a school bus Driver for Indian Hill termed Caspers action tuesday yet another instance of the school District management ignoring the employees right to organized representation. Bockman who attended the meeting said that Casper treated last tuesday nights bid for an election to determine the consensus among school employees As a request for the Hoard to actually recognize lapse. She asserted Thal Casper successfully earned the actual text of the request by simply referring to it As another Quot yearly request by lapse it be recognized As an official bargaining agent. Bockman and members of the Union said after the meeting that they May again ask for approval a to hold a vote among Union and non Union members at the boards next meeting open to the Public tuesday june 13. A frit Wanczyk Vintage artist see Story special Section we buy diamonds and Diamond estates from a loo to Call for appt. 793-6635 Oso cleaning specialists Smice 1 �10 wot up a oct Var 321-6100 201 a Madison Road

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