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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - March 22, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioNews in brie Montgomery hit by burglary armed robbery Montgomery has been hit with a rash of residential burglaries and an armed robbery Robert Mcnay Valie Stream dr., was robbed at imn Point last Friday As he parked his car in his garage Montgomery police said. Mcnay s Wallet containing $70 and credit cards was taken. The me nays returned Home at u . Mrs. Mcnavy went into the House while the car was being parked. Mcnay told police a Man about 30, 6 it tall weighing about 180 lbs., then stepped into the Prage and Saib Quot this is a hold up. I want your keys and Warriet a saturday evening was the time for bedroom Burlarley in Montgomery the Robert Wirthlin residence on Knoller x k Terr was entered through the Back door. I olice estimated Over $1, xxx in jewelry was taken from the master bedroom before 10 . As he family returned Home the son said he heard the Back door slam and saw a Man running toward the Highway. He was unable to Desi Ribe the Man to Montgomery police. An unspecified Arnout of Cash and jewelry was taken from the master Bedr Wim of the Ray Wieber Home on Mitchell farm he burglars got in through a basement window. When the master hero him at the Mitchell Mcall Home Remington rd., was ransacked thieves got .y2,300 Worth of jewelry. The Mccall discovered the burglary when they returned Home from dinner at 8 . Montgomery police Are investigating. Silver Lon streets on the Road to repair by Shelley Ann Blau Silverton councilman Kenneth Davis arid service director Paul Stamen Are compiling a list of the streets in need of excessive repair and preparing Cost estimates and a priority list Davis reported at the Silverton City Council meeting mar. 16. Part of the problem Stamen explained is that the hot Patch needed to do the repairs properly is not being produced yet. Production is stopped during the Winter months. It is hoped Stamen said that some of the City s a pliers will begin producing the materials this week. The cold Patch is not effective on massive potholes Stamen said. On streets damaged As badly As Elwynn dr., the cold not last 24 hours he added. Police chief Kenneth Dye warned Council that the police will be on the Lookout for stray dogs and a a junk cars parked in violation of the City a 10 hour limit. Dye said this is a problem every Spring since people do not always get Auto validation stickers and then can to drive the cars. Council passed an ordinance that is another step in the taking of the George Chantilas property Montgomery and Plainfield ads. Since negotiations for the City a Purchase of the property have reached an impasse the City is taking the buildings needed for completion of the downtown revitalization through the process of eminent Domain. Council accepted a bid from Rockwell an equipment dealer Hamilton Ohio for a new loader for Snow removal equipment. The $1,545 Cost is being paid with Revenue sharing funds. Solicitor John Armstrong Repon Ted that it is a al for Council to donate funds to the Sycamore senior Center. No decision on a donation w As made at that meeting. Continuance Grain left on proposed zone change Madeira residents who oppose a zone change for the property at Galbraith and Montgomery ., next to the red lobster restaurant carried their protests to Madeira Council mar. 6, and a Public hearing mar. 15 at the Hamilton county courthouse but its not Over yet. The mar. 15 hearing was to have been the final hearing on the zone change proposal but a continuance was granted since some affected Madeira residents were not informed of the proposal. Law requires the notification of residents living within 200 feet of a property under consideration for a zone change. Most of the subdivisions residents apparently live beyond this limit and were not aware of the proposal until after the first two Public hearings. The zone change from single family to multiple dwelling would permit Roger thesing to develop an apartment townhouse Complex. Angela Detzel clerk of the Board of county commissioners said that although some of the people objected to the building itself most people were concerned about possible increased traffic volume. At the hearing regional planning director Ernest Cohen presented background information for the Benefit of the commissioners and the residents. A fourth hearing will be held april 5 in the county commissioner s office room 224 of the Hamilton county court House at 9 30 . Police Levy Vole in june Sycamore residents will get a second Chance to restore police services lost last fall after a general fund lev for police services was Defeated. Syc Ami re trustees voted thursday to place the Levy which Calls for a 1.64 Mil increase Over the next five years on the primary elections ballot june 6. The Levy which would Only maintain the police services provided to township residents since 1972 when the last Levy was passe was Defeated by a narrow margin of a few Hundred votes in last november a general election. Madeira bid suit May be dropped the suit against Madeira bid practices will probably be dropped since Madeira has changed the bid policy and is re advertising. Madeira City solicitor Stanley Hozick said the next hearing in april before judge Gusweiler will Deal with should pay the Cost of the a a gtd Faith Rozic said. _ a Ood Faith and i done to think we should be charged a the suit was filed against Madeira by several contractors who challenged Madeira a policy of bidding construction projects to a contractor who then subcontracts work such As plumbing and electrical wiring. State Law requires separate bids for individual work. We to Welcome springtime. With a special Spring Section inside this Issue it s absolutely loaded with Good buys and Good Reading including Norma waders easter Brunch menu a solar Home and related Energy tips a rooftop greenhouse Community improvements a feature on stained Glass windows planting Trees As an investment costume designing and other local interest features created by Csini editors and staff. Enjoy Albi Ary Ohio i 1 v 1 to Colu icus Swaim Field Park development aired mar. 28 Montgomery super Little Park plan ready by it Eil Jordan Montgomery re a dents will get a look at the plan for the proposed Park at Swaim Field mar. 28, 8 . In a Public hearing Vlon Gomery planning commission approved the plan last week the 13 acres Zig Zag and it Piper ads has something for everyone and reflects some of the wishes of the people of Montgomery said councilman Chuck Abbott member of the Park planning committee. Total Cost of the Park development is estimated at Between $600,000 and $700,000. The City Hopes to get half of this amount from a Federal Grant. Park planners Burgess and Nipote have planned a Park that include an Pamphil healer a deck and Bonfire pit by the Lake for Iee skaters and a i mile Par court jogging Trail. The fare our ltd trails originated in Europe and provide runners with exercise stops along the was. The plan has Active sports areas such As two Tennis courts a basketball court and a Field that will serve baseball and soccer. More quiet pursuits have also been provided for. There is a Grove picnic area by the Lake. Picnickers can stroll across a Bridge Over the Lake to the formal Garden area by the historical House on Cooper re. To watch shuffleboard and Horseshoe contests. Nearby is the tot lot that will have structures for youngsters to climb. Rental equipment will be available at the Park office building. Parking fur bikes and 83 cars he ii be provided in two Loti one the existing lot on Zig Zag re. Will serve Hal Side of the Park the other on Cooper rd., will provide parking for the baseball and soccer players. Park planners have included landscaped screening along the Edge of the Park As a Buffer for the houses next to the Park. The Park planning committee Hopes that Federal Matching funds will help finance half the Park development which will be built Over several years. Applications Are being readied to the Bureau of outdoor recreation Bor to ask for a Grant. Abbott said the Park can be developed for Between $600.000, and $700.000 total. E a a st rung argument fur said Abuil. Mung mrry is an urbanizing area that has far less Park spare per person than Oki thinks the area should have. Montgomery Neetles a total of i m acres of Parks. 1.3 acres f or every Muhi people according to of Montgomery s populate ltd a is about 93b0 people said Abbott. Montgomery has Only 33 acres of Park land including the it Waim Field Park. Our justs cation is just As Good a a Quot said Abbott. If approved Bor Grant Money wont be available until 1979, so this year Montgomery will begin it tied at its own expense Abbott said. Bali Fields Are badly needed he explained Montgomery bought the 13 acres last year for $23u, from Paul Brothers develot>er8 of the subdivision next to the Park. O.c0 begin developing the a Ira tut Motu of Icinia st. Totz gardens and historic Home the enlarged format Garden area of 8waim Park is turned and shows in Zug he. At the top. I he area contains plans for 1 restoration of the his Lorit al farm House on Cooper rd., 2 formal gardens. 3 Brick Patio 4 maintenance and Supply Piare a classified and dial 731-7170 by 4 00 . Monday display advertising amp news dial 531-0234 cd Nch a Nat subunit iii newspapers inc. Blue As Montgomery Amberly Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge Brecon Kennedy Heights Silverton Kenwood Deer Park Rossmoyne Dillonvale Ridgewood Imi Qubty vol. Xvi no. 34cincinnati, Ohio wednesday March 22, j97b 4415 mon joinery he. Phone 531-0231 considers tax incentive Blue Ash issues Bonds for development inside of Young readers Blossom i As Spring approaches Young renders or Seoul Smith and mice nel barely Kinder Arlenen Hills school begin to emerge among those students who Are ready for actual Reading. Although Reading is not taught As a separate subject in kindergarten Mapy opportunities Are provided during the year for the Reading skills to develop. Deer Park police asking by Gail Jordan commercial growth in Blue aah of a boost last week. Residential growth took Steps Forward too. On the commercial Side. Blue Ash City Council passed a Resolution at its March 16 meeting to Issue a total of s4.223 million in Industrial development Bonds for four companies that plan to locate in the City. The Bonds will be paid by the companies and will not Cost Blue Ash anything. City manager Vic Suhm told Council. The companies Are a be can corp. An engineering and drafting firm that plans to build its office building at Reed Hartman Highway and Hershey this com re. Suhm said would bring 150 new jobs Pany an estimated into the area. A United air i spec inc. Wants to build on the North Side of Creek re. Near Reed Hartman Highway. United specialists manufactures air solution equipment and should employ 20 to 25 people said Suhm. A Brown Campbell co. Is a steel fabricating warehouse company with plans to build at 11415 grooms re. The company plans to employ 8 people. . Mueller inc. Is an Industrial wholesale distribution compare with plans to build on Cornell Park or. And to employ Silverton employee pay raise by Shelley Ann Blau Silverton City Council passed pay raises for City employees at its mar. 16 meeting. Police officers will receive $14,401.39 and the chief $17,465.19 up from $13,201 and $16,265. The fire chief service manager now earns $19,920. All full time City employees receive nine paid holidays and paid vacation time. Police officers receive 1 a sick Days per month of Active service and can accrue a maximum of 120 Days rhe City pays Hospital care and major medical to a maximum of $942.96. In an article that appeared in the mar. 15 edition of suburban life it was reported that Deer Park police have ret tested a 15 percent pay raise and have brought up 13 other Points for consideration. Deer Park officer Donnally said last week prior to the Silverton raise that Deer Park and Silverton were within $100 of each other although both municipalities Are paid less than Many of the surrounding municipalities. See sidebar in a Survey completed by the Deer Park police Lally said Deer Park ranks 28th of 29 As the lowest paid police Force in the area. Deer Park police work a 44 hour week and accrue sick leave at the same 1 a Day per month rate As Silverton police who work a 40 hour week. Deer Park officers Are the Only City department workers who work More than a 40 hour week tally said. Sick leave according to state taw is four and six tenths hours per 80 hours he said. Silverton Council passed the ordinance raising salaries without open debate. Deer Park police representatives have already met with the City a safety committee once and discussion on the requests will continue at its april 4 meeting. Committee chairman Warren Ritchie said the first meeting was an Exchange of ideas and the requests were not presented to the committee As negotiations. La by one of the officers who Drew up the list said the requests were meant to be negotiated. There is discontent within the Force Lally explained. From the requests it appears that the majority of the problems Deal with compensation As opposed to working conditions Ritchie said. The april 4 meeting of Deer Park councils safety committee is at 7 . At the municipal building and is open to the Public. A Survey conducted by Don Lally of Deer Park police dept., shows Deer Park police 37tn out of 4�o departments on the pay scale in Hamilton county. Lallye a study shows this break Down for life area municipalities Punili Kimii Karling 13,284 13,89 1 12,960/590 10,800 Madeira 12,265 Silverton 11,363 Deer Park 11,400 police and fire a a pay raise passed mar. 16 raises salaries to $12,562-$ 14,401 for patrolman and $17465 for the chief. A a a some of these municipalities Are presently negotiating pay municipal ltd Indian Hill Blue Ash Amberley Village Montgomery in air Olivian maximum chief 16,560 24,000 16,076 23,743 15,660/500 22,000 15,488 18,920 14,600 18,750 13,201 16,266 13,102 15,760 four people the first year and 20 people after five years said Suhm. Council said it would consider a tax incentive plan to attract a a plump industries to Blue Ash and passed a motion allowing Suhm to continue negotiating with a Large firm which has expressed interest in locating its corporate offices in Blue Ash. Sharonville adopted a similar tax incentive plan when Montgomery Ward planned to build there. Such a plan Elim nales property lax payments for the company for a number of years 15 or 20. The company makes annual payments equating what would have been paid in property taxes to a fund created for this purpose. This fund pays fur the Cost of land improvements for the company s location. Uhal is left in the fund at the end of the time and the interest the Money has accumulated goes to Blue Ash. Council was told that the Sycamore school by. President was a not excited about the plan but will go along. Suhun told Council that a plan such As this was not available until nov. �?T77, under state Law and that Blue Ash controls what companies can be included in the plan. Suhm also assured Council that it could Stop giving tax incentives at any time. Council also authorized bids for the Golf course clubhouse and maintenance buildings. The residential development planned for Tangi Ridge subdivision by previews unlimited off Hunt rd., was sent to the county Board of commissioners. Life area residents making the news pm. 2 read about school activities sports Honor Rolls pcs. 4, 5, 6 easter egg Hunts and Church events Are listed on pm. 9 social activities abound now that Spring is finally Here pm. 12 committee awards Beauty the greater Cincinnati Beautiful committee presented awards to Procter amp Gamble for the Sharon Woods technical Center Blue Ash the City of Silverton for the Silverton Railroad station and to the great Rivers girl scout Council for the girl scout activity Center in Blue Ash at the 14th annual awards luncheon mar. 21. The awards Are Given to those who contribute to the improvement and beautification of the visual environment. Cows wander in Silverton mayor Richard Benken a cows got Loose and wandered across a neighbors Yard late at night on mar. 14. Silverton police were called about 11 . And removed the cows from 6022 Plainfield he. No estimate of damage was Given

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