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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - May 08, 1974, Cincinnati, OhioConcerned citizens league conclude there Are some Good people at City Hall by Carol Pucci the people at City Hall Arentt such had Guys after All. The Blue Ash concerned citizens league believe. The league recently evoked reactions of mild Surprise in councilman when one of its members read a prepared statement commending the City fathers for their Public conduct. Since its founding two years ago the concerned citizens league has done such things As Call for the resignations of two City officials and Campaign strongly against what members considered illegalities and disregard for the Law. In return they have Heen referred to As a concerned by former mayor Charles Proctor and have Heen compared with the Kin jux Slact. To san in t we disregard ejected tot but that the past. The league in pleased with the newly elected Council and As usual does no to hesitate to speak out on the subject. A since or founding in 1972. The concerned citizens league of Bine Ash has objected to Many �axslfxfi.1 Csc air 1 a a us Kamorl in m Mill a it n m thais in Isis Iier prow pm u res. Itself to com m 11icc Collir Man. I Rosneek recently she is one of the groups of iders and certainly be of ita Moat vocal member people around City Hall know her. She and other embers of the group started requesting so Many copies of official proceedings the City has started charging a Quarter per Page. One try s c for our zoning have of to the misuse of our master plan disapproved of and objected to the apparent indifference to the residents of Blue Ash. We objected to the Lack of communication Between City officials and citizens and the closed door approach used to discourage things and we objected to the air of secrecy surrounding our local government Quot mrs. Rosneek said. Thee the Surprise came. Mrs ros neck asked can Eil to a ote that All those verbs were in the past teme. Quot now we would like to commend the present Council for acting wisely and following the guidelines set Down by the City charter by adhering to the zoning ordinance by postponing decisions on zoning or related matters to a later Date following a Public hearing and encouraging citizen participation by conducting themselves in a dignified and courteous manner. A mrs. Rosneek said. Quot a e Trust that this Council will continue to act responsibly so that our local government will truly be by the people and for the people. The concerned citizens league was founded by i Rosneek and mrs. Genevieve Barker two years ago. Mrs. Barker has since moved from Blue Ash. And former mayor Charles Proctor was once quoted As saying a thank god Quot she left. The league started As a vehicle to clean up communications Between citizens and City officials. A it was a Lack of ans really. Yen pie the know Roma t Fiad awl a hat waa Kap Pratap a thu or. A Sodek says. Quot so we just decked that there were so Many peo that would say the same thing that wanted to More about Blue Ash a hat the plans were and so on. We just called a couple of people and formed the the league at one time refused to divulge it membership when called upon to do so by mayor Proctor. The group is not so reluctant now. Most of the 22 members Are republicans although some of its most Active members Are not. Pm int is gear hawser Ewt spoke Fanner Teaa filman who ran on a in dependent ticket sad lost to the City s first Fraude sea aril member a november. The group meets every fourth tuesday of the month proceeding the City s Council meeting. Dues Are 16 a year per family and there is a $2 initiation fee. Membership used to be limited to Home owners t that has Only but changed. The Trague to coach Raed with improving Blue 4h and making Tore City a finals Nad All olf Iriate Art a a i bin the Law. A the concerned citizens league has always objected to the fact that things Are done illegally one member recently said at a meeting the Blue Ash concerned citizens league is concerned with the Reed Hartman Highway. A a it a a Good Case of citizen awareness add making them aware that we know the Laws Quot someone once said. The concerned citizens Leas Rue m concerned with downtown Blue Ash a can t we Call it something else it sounds like we really have something Quot and recently asked the Council to reactivate a citizens advisory committee to Start work on revitalizing a downtown. The concerned citizens league is concerned about the Blue Ash Airport and what a Tonc to happen to the old Blue Ash municipal building Mumm a we originally had it that Only those who reside in Blue Ash and owned their own Home could belong but now we be changed mrs. Rosneek says. Quot we Felt the Home owner had absolutely no say so in government or had any services. However it was suddenly realized that there were apartments coming into Blue Ash and not everyone owns his own Home and they have problems when Sycamore township buys it. The concerned citizens have appeared before Council and other official bodies time and again Reading prepared statements giving copies to the press and sitting out the Midnight meetings. Now they Are starting to get answers and they appreciate it a it would be described As a citizens watchdog mrs. Rosneek says a and i think its really been effective. Sleeping in car Man killed by train in in a 28 year old Cincinnati Man was killed saturday when a train struck his car that was parked on the Camargo re. B amp g Railroad tracks in Indian Hill. Police chief John Diekmeyer said robot Moody 2059 Snowhill dr., Cincinnati had been sleeping in his car while it Wen parked Between the North and South tracks near the Camargo rd., Loveland Madeira re. Intersection. A Why he fell asleep and to place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 5 00 . Monday display advertising amp news dial 531-0234 Why he was parked there nobody knows a Diekmeyer said. The chief said Moody who was last seen with friends at the woodchuck lounge in Plain Ville probably intoxicated and pulled Over mistaking the tracks far a drive. Moody a car was parked about 60 feet Down the tracks South of Camargo re. Between the North and South tracks around 5 15 . Diekmeyer said the car was carried about 250 a the a a of a fit train Engineer reported he applied his brakes and then struck the car. Moody was killed instantly and pronounced dead at mercy Hospital. Dieckmeyer said the area is a frequent meeting Dace for Madeira and Indian Hill police and a turning around Point for Madeira cruisers. But Moody a car was apparently not spotted by anyone that night Quot he waa 60 feet Down the tracks and chances Are police see him. Madeira police usually turn around there. Whether they did that night or not i done to know a Dieckmeyer said. Moody was unmarried at the sefvtr�9 if common Vitae of glue a a Montgomery Amberley Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge recon Kennedy Heigh Ike Silver on Kenwood Deer Park Rossmoyne Dillonvale Ridgewood Mark of it ecu cation i its Gnu to vol. Kill no. 41 Cincinnati Ohio wednesday May 8, 1974 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531-0234 in Montgomery vote in Madison Hace. Covers reported that he had played Golf with them after work Friday and later visited the lounge where they left him at around 11 . A by Carol Pori the special committee studying Parks and recreation in Montgomery Hopes to present a plan for voter approval in time for the november 5 election the committees Chaft Man Roger Aemi says. The committee is due to report to Council in july it recommendations on what land should be purchased what it should be used for How it can be developed and How the City might finance the. Anchase under consideration. Committee members say. To a Vbk be Chehena they expect to hold at least a. the committee communion and the plan a for a nine commit ion before a Hope a up help Council for apr cd Florence Kennedy one come on Park Issue they go Proval. I order for the Issue to be placed on the november ballot the City must file with the Hamilton county Board of elections by september 6. Aemi said he is a a hopeful the committee can meet that deadline. Committee members Are keeping mum on what Sites they have in mind but Swain Fields and the Chelsea Moore property on Montgomery re. At Michael Cornelison a elementary student at Silver. Pfeiffer Are known to be ion school took Over a Council member for Helen Chasidy at Silverton s Council meeting thursday. Michael was one of the winners in an essay contest sponsored by the Silver Lon Kenwood kiwanis sub. The 17 winners became City Offir Iab for an evening. They will he treated to dinner it Madeira Manor May 23. See Story Page 4. Member of the 15-person committee Saya it a her personal opinion that the City should be looking at property in terms of More picnic and Park land rather than a place to build baseball diamonds and Tennis courts. A we will be deciding whether we want to buy land for lands Sake such As open space and Green areas or land for recreation s Sake and with the programs the new school will make available Sycamore High think it should be land for land is she said. Lbs. Kennedy said she a thinking in terms of providing More area for senior citizens and others whom she says a a Haven to really been taken care of. But there Are otters on the committee who feel differently aha said. In other action related to recreation the Montgomery City Council Quot wednesday passed an ordinance agreeing to participate in a Community recreation program coordinated by the Sycamore school District. The City will pay $6,000 to part Rete in the program Aloi g with Blue Ash and unincorporated areas in the school District. Heard a recommendation from students attending of the annual student government night wednesday that More communication is needed Between the City and the people a to what recreational programs Are available. The students Abo brought up the idea of an indoor recreational Complex for such sports As Tennis and basketball. Students at the Montgomery Nursery school recently presented Montgomery mayor Robert Novak with a a gift of Spring on May Day May 1. The children made a display of paper Flowers Humble bees Aud Flowers which b now in the municipal building lobby. Here Molly Steiner Kevin Wiecks mayor Novak Christie and Danny Carother Gaffney. See Story Page 9 manager says township owes Madeira Money Columbia township owes the City of Madeira Money. City manager George babe says and monday he suggested the City May have to go to court to collect it. Babe says the township owes the City a proportionate share of funds accumulated from real estate taxes at the time 36 acres in the rollaway Woodway Rosalie was annexed to Madeira in 1972. State Law provides that Money from various funds be allowed to the annexing City based on the assessed Vajic of the properly acquired. However babe Saya Columbia township has not Given Madeira any Money since the area was annexed despite repeated at Epp Herbert Foreste 4334 Oakwood was taken to Epp Hospital by Deer Park life squad apr. 20. Verbal communications with township officials and written communications to the state auditor. Babe said he was recently notified that the state budget commission will meet this week to consider the matter with a recommendation to come in the a near a if nothing strongly Legal action be taken by the City of Madeira against Columbia township to get the tax Money that is due us a babe told Council at its meeting monday. Babe said he could make no estimate on How much Money he feels the City should get but he noted that assessed value of the property amounted to three quarters of one million dollars in 1972. A if 1 knew How much they had in their Treasury i could Tell you the amount a he said. Inside pc if Silverton youths take Over Council Page 4. Park committee should move my editorial Page z new Plant store in Silverton Page 4. Sycamore school planning commission 18 years old Page 6. Ridge residents say a Goodby to Herman Page z at Bethesda n. Rose Mcgraw 5516 Kenton ave., Silverton became ill april 8 and was taken to Bethesda North Hospital by Deer Park life. Squad. Possible heart attack Rosemary Hackett 7312 Irwin ave., Deer Park suffered a possible heart attack april 13. She was taken to Good Sam Hospital by Deer Park life squad. First in Village Indian Hill forms recreation Board the first recreation commission in the Village of Indian Hill waa appointed by Council april 29. Village manager a. Wray White said the 14 new members will be primarily responsible for the villages Knothole teams but May expand their duties later to include responsibility for girls teams soccer teams and Otter activities. The new president is John Poffenberger. Other member Are mrs. John Poffenberger. David Skidmore k. Gregory Kepley clarification last week it was stated that mrs. Marcia Mchugh dance teacher taught Between four and six students during 45 minute sessions three Days a week in her Home 8854 Brittany or. This referred to the number of students who attended per session and not to the total number of students. A Cordiem to testimony by mrs. Mchugh before the Blue Ash Board of zoning appeals her students numbered 99, whom the taught in 23 groups 9 hours per week. John h. Skavlem jr., Andrew Barton Eric Dawson Stephen j. Mack William Winner or. And mrs. George Heinz Edward Alf. J. Michael Leonard and Lee Carter. Land donations the Village accepted two donations of land that will be added to the Village a Green Council accepted a two acre donation from Milton Stulbarg at 8475 Kugler Mill a ltd Geoffrey Lucas 8315 Camargo rd., donated one basketball court. Total i should reach $33,006, White said. Quot authorized construction of a shelter at the Indian Hill re. Park site. Construction is expected to coat $300. Quot authorized construction of a store Root to be added to the Livingston Lodge. Quot to in other action Council Quot received a painting from James Ewell which he gave in memory of his artist wife. Who died recently. The painting of a Willow tree wifi hang in the Council Chambers. Quot authorized the manager to rebuild two c Tennis courts and make repairs to two others and a turned Down a proposal by the state department of transportation to replace Village Street signs with larger Council eyes drug problem plans for a cultural Exchange program with african women and an open forum on drug abuse in the local Community will be the program at the Silverton Community Council meeting May 13, 8 . In the Silverton municipal building. Preparation will be made for the Council s part in the cultural Exchange meetings on Africa Cema. Models at the states sex White said the Felt that present were adequate for the is needs place is cluttered with signs right now so badly that you can to see the Happy foods to locate residents on Kenwood re. And Cherokee or. Have dropped plans to seek court action to Stop a Happy foods store from locating at 6005 Kenwood re. In Madeira. The residents who were prepared to Challenge the stores right to locate decided to take no further action on the advice of Legal counsel. Their attorney advised them that there is nothing in Madeira zoning Law that would not permit the store from locating pm that site. Maybe you be nor free tickets to a reds game. Cheek Csini classified houses or the Trees. We done to need to increase the size of signs a White said. Bike paths White says Council should make a decision next month on Bike paths to be constructed on Village roads this summer. Cost estimates of proposed work came in at $62,000, which the manager says the Village is not prepared to spend this year. White says the Council will probably vote to undertake a partial program although no priorities have yet been set. Trade a of Home 9 a few said it before and its True people would rather Trade a at Home Given the Choice. Phyllis Diehl mid Antiques collectors items etc., through a Csini classified the first time she advertised after receiving but one inquiry from her and in a daily newspaper. Save yourself time and expense by calling us first. 731-7170

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