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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - March 08, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioNews in Brief luxury housing planned for Blue Ash acreage a $12 million luxury housing development is planned for 54 acres at the Southwest Corner of Cooper and Plainfield roads Blue Ash sold at auction last Friday by the City of Cincinnati. Allen g. Zaring inc. Luxury Home builders and the planned development co. Bought the land for $727,000. They plan to build about 100 Homes costing from $100,000 to $150,000 in the area Over the next two to three Vears. The City of Blue Ash tried to buy the land from Cincinnati last year to develop a new downtown area but a Price could not be agreed on. Blue Ash has also signed an agreement with Towne properties and the Kanter corp., naming them preferred developers of the 273 acres of residential property at the Northwest Corner of Cooper and Plainfield ads. Todd Sherritt Rees landmark fails after veto designation of the Todd Sherritt Rees House 7881 Cooper ed., Montgomery As a City landmark was Defeated at Council s. Mar. 1 meeting. Mayor Fred Young had vetoed legislation designating the House a landmark passed by Council in feb. After a veto passage of a Montgomery ordinance needs at least four affirmative votes. The vote last wednesday was 3-2. There were some charged words Over the matter among Council members Florence Kennedy and Alma Blazic and mayor Fred Young. Young and Kennedy both attached letters to the Council minutes explaining their positions Young Why he vetoed the legislation and Kennedy Why she believes the mayors reasons for the veto Are unsound. The primary argument is Over the procedure or Lack thereof in explaining the landmarks legislation to the two elderly ladies who own the House longtime Montgomery residents. The matter has taken on emotional tones in Council and City administration among those who believe the ladies have not been properly treated or considered and those who believe the commission has done everything possible to win the ladies acceptance of their Home As a landmark and failing this the building should be so designated Many owners of landmark buildings in the City have volunteered them a landmark need not be volunteered and May be designated such despite protest of the owner. Council members Ray Walther and Alma Blazic voted against the ordinance defeating it Council members Chuck Abbott Florence Kennedy and Howard Smith voted in favor of the landmark. Moped Drivers in in must yield to people horses by Robert guard operators of motorized bicycles mopeds must yield at All times to pedestrians equestrians and bicyclists on Indian Hill sidewalks and paths according to an ordinance amending the villages traffic code. Councilman Charles Yeiser acting for the Indian Hill safety committee proposed at councils feb. 27 meeting that the amendment should require moped operators to be at least 14 years old licensed and that they must yield at All times to a motorized traffic. Although Yeiser a amendment was passed unanimously councilman James p. Orr protested that the ordinance would do Little Good. Orr maintained that the ordinance even if published in the Village bulletin As intended would not reach the ears of Indian Hills moped Drivers most of whom Are in their Early teens. Orr commented that a nobody reads the bulletin anyway a least of All the Young moped Drivers. He suggested that every moped operator be required to Register himself and his vehicle with the Village managers office and at that time be Given a copy of the traffic ordinances governing mopeds in Indian Hill. Proceedings begun to Lake Chantilas properly by Shelley Ann Blau Silverton City Council passed a Resolution at its mar. 2 meeting to begin proceedings in the taking of the George Chantilas property by eminent Domain the Law by which a government can obtain private property for Public use. The Chantilas property includes barrys upholstery shop the former a amp a Block office former Green thumb Plant shop and Warren Cabinet Montgomery Ana Plainfield ads. It is on adjacent to the Susskind property that was bought by the City last july. Both properties Are needed for completion of the Silverton downtown revitalization. According to City solicitor John the Armstrong Resolution will be served on All people connected with the property the owner As Well As anyone who May hold a mortgage or loan agreement and Price negotiations will be resumed. If the negotiations Are unsuccessful an ordinance will be drawn up and if passed by Council the Price of the property will be determined in the county court. Silverton a offer of about $37,000 has not been acceptable to Chantilas. The City plans to use the property to Widen Plainfield rd., put in a parking lot Ana a Small Park. Concord Ball Field buy for township Quile Likely it looks Likely that Sycamore township will be Able in to buy the nearly seven acres behind Concord school. The Indian Hill school Board is now looking Over an appraisal report prepared for the township trustees and a solid negotiations Are going on a Sycamore trustee Jim Bechtold said. Bechtold said that the trustees and the school Board should meet again soon and Hope to reach an agreement. Y Sycamore township and the Kenwood residents Assoc want the property for continued use As recreation and Ball Fields the Only ones in the area Indian Hill studies disaster Relief methods councilman Charles Yeiser was appointed director of disaster Relief by mayor Andrew c. Hauck at Indian Hill City Council s feb. 27 meeting. A Yeiser will begin studying the villages problem in combating disasters such As Tornado blizzards and Power blackouts and will help develop methods of dealing with them. Mayor Hauck commented that presently there is no place Indian Hill residents can go in the event of a widespread Power failure throughout the Village other than the town Hall on Drake Road. The town Hall could hold Only a fraction of Indian Hills residents at Best he said. Hauck speculated that Wyandot school May be considered an official emergency shelter for Village residents in the future. Library Ohio historical 3ociaty 1982 Velma ave a Columbus hid 4 3211 l 11 bulk rats ril in a a i i f of 13 2m a. 933j to place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 4 00 . Monday display advertising is news dial 531-0231 Cincinnati suburban i newspapers inc. Blue Ash Montgomery Amberly Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge Brecon Kennedy Heights Silverton Kenwood Deer Park Rossmoyne Dillonvale Ridgewood Mark of pm Cusmai inti Way vol. Xvi no. 32 15c Cincinnati Ohio wednesday March 8, 1978 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531-0231 no favouritism for Montgomery inn mayor says Jaycee Grant in action Sycamore Deer Park Jaycees Mike Mcky own 3813 m Aniel j ave., right and David Ihlen Dierf 8274 wicklow visit he family development rente at children s Hospital medical Center Huttic Templin coordinator and a student in he pre school program for abused children shows some of the learning aids provided Gge the Jaycee so 14,000 Grant. Sheriffs office to patrol car windows shot in Rossmoyne area by Maureen Hehman Marcia Byrum 4501 Spencer ave., Rossmoyne called suburban life office to report that several cars in her neighbourhood including her own had Haa their windows shot out mar. 2, Between about 7 and 9 . Mrs. By rum was upset because of what she believed was a less than enthusiastic response when she reported the incident to the county sheriffs office. She said she had been told that the sheriffs patrol is shorthanded and that someone there told her a we can to do a thing about life contacted the sheriffs office later that Day and talked to it. Walter Shearer. He said that just because Sycamore twp. Is Short one patrol car and the sheriff s office is shorthanded does not mean that the area will not be patrolled. Shearer said the incident had been brought to the attention of juvenile officer Dennis Landry and also that the area would he patrolled that evening. Shearer confirmed that at least five cars on st. Clair Spenser and Beech streets had had their windows shot out by either a Pellet or by gun. Mrs. By rum said that she was relatively Lucky the damage to her car had not been As severe As that done to a new Cordoba which had All the windows on the Drivers Side shot out and the rear window As Well. The service Auto Glass co. Was doing a booming business the morning after the incident. That s where Many of the car shooting victims met and discovered their common bad Fortune. Police services in Sycamore twp. Have been Cut since the vote on a tax Levy for police Protection failed in nov. Township trustees Are holding meetings throughout the township to discuss this problem and also the status of storm and sanitary sewers in the Northern part of the township. The next meeting is monday mar. 13, 7 30 . At Stewart elementary school Stewart and co Ley roads. Another meeting is scheduled tuesday mar. 21, 7 30 . At the Tow n ship building 9610 Kenwood re. Inside of top string at in the Indian Hill string quartet received a Superior rating Ohio music education Assoc. Solo in Competition at the and ensemble contest at Colerain High school. Andy cast left cello and Laurie Mcadams Viola members of the quartet Are rehearsing in this photo by de Remmell. S quartet violinists Are Beth Walker and Linda Portmann. Soloists receiving Superior ratings Are Susan Mundy Soprano Heather Troutman piano and Brena , flute. Other school Newt pages 4, 5 by Maureen Hehman montgomery1 City mayor Fred Young read a statement at City councils mar. 1 meeting concerning the resignation of the City a fire marshal Fred Benz in feb. The Benz resignation has prompted several newspaper articles some containing allegations that the City had reacted politically to Benz a fire prevention efforts and had interfered with Benz a efforts to Correct state fire code violations at Ted Gregory a Montgomery inn restaurant. Young said in his statement wednesday a the truth of the matter is that i have never discussed fire enforcement with the proprietor of the Montgomery inn or with any of his employees. Nor have 1 even suggested or hinted to our fire enforcement officer that he should treat the Montgomery inn any differently than any other commercial property in this City Montgomery City Council has taken a stand that the matter is administrative and Council president Florence Kennedy said at councils mar. 1 meeting she has determined after discussion with the City solicitor that the mayor was within his proper authority in asking for detailed fire inspection reports one of the issues which precipitated Benz a resignation. Council member h o w a re s m i t h said Council is a still very much interested in fire a prevention and in getting a ire marshal. Smith also said he has never known the mayor to make decisions based on political favouritism. Mayor Young said he Hopes to appoint a new fire marshal soon perhaps within the week. In Council feb. 2d work session meeting before the regular Council meeting the Benz resignation was discussed at length. At that meeting so me Council members expressed concern at being possibly liable if a fire should occur in an instance where a violation had been cited by Benz. Councilman Chuck Abbott said he wants to see reports of any violations found by Benz and be assured that the City is following up on them. Administrative assistant Phillip Herrick told Abbott the City does not have All of Benz a reports and that efforts to get a temporary fire prevention officer from the state fire marshals office have not met with Success. At that meeting Smith said he thought the Eblem was a Sloppy administration in that an agreement As to Benz a exact procedures and responsibilities had not been worked out at the outset when he began work flipping for pancakes these members of the pleasant Ridge teen activities Council Are practising their Pancake flipping for the councils annual Pancake breakfast March 12, 7 30 . To 2 . At the pleasant Ridge Community Center 5915 Ridge ave. From left they Are Carmen Evans Joanne Mann and Warren Jones. Cost of the breakfast is $1.59 for adults and 75c for children .12 and under. Other happenings Page 7. Silverton 7-11 can build liquor License on hold read about beating the. Winter blahs pm. 2 technical Center property rezoned pg-8 a life area school Honor Rolls pm 4, 8 How Exchange students pm. 6 an $8,000 building permit has been granted for the 7-11 store at the Corner of mon t gom Ery a and Stewart ids., Silverton according to building commissioner Robert Shoemaker. A Silverton resident opposed to the stores opening wrote to the Ohio department of liquor control trying to find out tot finders in Amberley Amber Ley Village police and fire departments have plenty of tot finder decals available now said police c Hief Joe Truesdell. The decals placed on the windows of children a the status of the stores s e e us Silverton wins americanism award pm. 9 local Young Man to earn College degree in pro Golf management pm. 10 bedrooms help police and firemen quickly locate where children May be liquor License application. In the letter of response signed by Clifford e. Reich director the resident was told that the License is in the a no openings file a and will remain there since the liquor License limit in Silverton related to population has already been reached. The letter also says that the department of liquor control is bound by Law to notify Silverton authorities if the application is considered. No information is available As to the stores plans if the License is not acquired. At one time Silverton officials said the store probably would not open if they were denied a liquor License. The application was sent in mar. 11,1977. For the City in dec. The cily ran nut proceed i n f ire per v e n lion enforcement until a new fire Ruar Hall in hired Council mud told hut building Gomm Mioner Bill Fiedler said he is sending out letters this week to All City restaurants asking for their table a rating plans based on is Square it. Per person occupancy in Large restaurants. Fiedler also said that the upstairs room which Benz had told Gregory was in violation of the fire code was shut until a fire escape and additional questions of usage Are settled. The upstairs room of the newly rebuilt restaurant was designated for storage on Gregory a building permit but had been used for dining recently. The original Montgomery inn was destroyed by fire april. 8, 1976. Benz also cited instances of overcrowding in Gregory a restaurant Gregory said he had removed some seating in the bar area and taken other Steps to reduce overcrowded seat i no. Benz is considered by his Peers to be one of the Best straightest a by the books f i re p r e v e n t to n officers in the state. Suburban life is investigating his resignation thoroughly and will present a news analysis on it next week. Tell cily you want to serve Madeira City Council agreed at its recent meeting to ask City residents who wish to serve on the City planning and recreation commissions to file their names and resumes with the City. When vacancies occur the names and qualifications of those who wish to serve will be reviewed. This replaces an informal system of appointments in the past. Safety signals for in the City of Indian Hill will install a hashing traffic signal at Loveland Madeira and Kugler Mill roads and will put Stop signs at either end of the Bridge on lower Given re. The two areas Are considered danger spots. The hashing signal will Cost about $12,000. Announcement of the new traffic control devices was made at Indian Hills recent City Council meeting. Council also authorized the City manager to advertise for bids for surface treatment and resurfacing of some roads in the Village and for bulk Asphalt to be used by the service dept. Arts festival postponed at Sycamore the Sycamore school District a Fine arts festival scheduled for sunday mar. 12, at Sycamore High school has been postponed due to the Energy crisis. It will be rescheduled later in the Spring. Trapped in Case of fire. A we have been getting a lot of requests for the decals a a said chief Truesdell. A we were out for a while but now we have a anyone wanting decals should Stop by either the Village police or am her Ley fire departments to them up. Pick

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