Board Members attending: Cassandra Barham, Patricia Bittner, Martha Good, Matt Jacob, Joan Kaup, David Macejko, Domonique Peebles, Bob Sehlhorst, Amy Silver, John Walter
Board members absent: Seth Maney, Mark Manley, Monica McGloin
Welcome. Introduce Domonique Peebles.
Matt made the motion to approve agenda. Cassandra seconded. Motion passed.
Peter moved to approve Domonique’s selection to the board. Matt seconded. Motion passed.
Officer Rock, introduced Sargent Trotta. – Putting attention on hot spots:
- Shell lot and the space across the street.
- Findlay Park
- Mohawk Theater prostitution
- Republic and Bards Alley
Amber Simpson, Rothenberg School – Summer session ends this week. Looking forward to the fall. Sat. August 13, noon – 4p.m., is the Back to School Event. Pre-register on line. School theme is entrepreneurship.
Bob Sehlhorst, OTRCC Board Member – Job Fair at Rothenberg. Sat. August 13 from noon- 4p.m.is a meet-up between companies needing employees and residents looking for jobs. Focus on local businesses and OTR adult neighbors.
Rev. John Suguitan, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church They are planning family events in Findlay Park on three more consecutive Saturday afternoons from noon – 4. July 2, 9, and 16
Pastor Sherman Bradley, Consider the Poor – Hopefest serves residents and gathers data for future plans and services for those who do not have healthcare. July 9, 11 -3 p.m. festival includes screening for asthma, neonatal, and many others. vision, hearing speech, blood pressure, body mass.
Anthony Ooley, Groups They started at Dartmouth University. Cincinnati is their first place in the Midwest and was chosen because our opiate epidemic is one of the ten worse in America. Adults, 18+ years, get treatment with physicians and psychiatrists for $65.00 a week. Their proven success rate is 90%. They will have 7 locations, but now their only location is 47 E. Hollister. Register online for an appointment. www.JoinGroups.com
Julia Rose Fischer, Play Library – Located at 1805 Elm in the Globe Bldg. near Findlay Market. Already have 10 family membership sponsored which means qualified families can be granted a free family membership. Julie needs volunteers and is looking for a permanent location. Looking for folk to run play programs in the space. Like at a library, you can checkout games and toys. Their goal to get people to play more together – not just for kids Membership depends on how many games you want to checkout. Totally free if you want to play right there.
John Walter, OTRCC Board Member – OTR-UC Streetcar Shuttle. Neighbors working with UC about a shuttle from UC campus to the north streetcar stop to serve students and faculty. Convenience, safety and economic benefits for riders and residents.
Sokoni Hughes, Chatfield Collegen – OTR campus at Central Parkway & Liberty Street. Prospective students need only a HS diploma or GED. Currently enrolling for the fall semester. Easy and free to apply. Enrichment classes include yoga, zuma, first aid, art, and CPR and are open to community. www.Chatfield.edu
Kathy Bailey, Director, GC Water Works – GC Water Works offer free testing in your homes. Water leak on Adrian Alley in OTR was considered an emergency and therefore did not require a permit in advance. A restoration crew comes by later to restore the pavers. 591-7700 is their main call number for services and repairs. You can also use this phone to report any problems or unrestored areas.
Consent items. Matt moved to approve minutes and treasurer report. Bob seconded. Josh said he hasn’t seen the minutes and doesn’t feel comfortable approving what he hasn’t seen. They are posted on the website and available for review. Hold the minutes until next month. NOTE – I think it was Peter and Bob- CORRECT? Peter moved and Bob seconded approval of treasurer’s report. Motion passed.
Greens on Main update – There have been several more meetings, our voice has been heard, options are being considered. It’s still a work in progress. Martha will keep us advised.
Visiting Candidates running for public office:
Aftab Purval, candidate for Hamilton County Clerk of Courts.
Alvertis Bishop, candidate for Common Pleas Judge
Cathy Ingram, State Representative for 32nd District
For your calendar:
July 9 – Neighborhood Games Kick-Off at Washington park
July 11 – Second Sunday on Main
July 18 – OTRCC Board Meeting at Graydon on Main
July 25 – OTRCC Membership Meeting, 6:00 at OTR Recreation Center
August 2 – OTR National Night Out Social, 5:30 to 7:00, at Findlay Market.
August 6 – OTR Community Festival, Washington Park
August 13 – Job Fair at Rothenberg, noon – 4
August 13 – Back to School Event at Rothenberg, noon – 4
August 14 – Second Sunday on Main
August 15 – OTRCC Board meeting at Graydon on Main
August 22 – OTRCC Membership Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at OTR Recreation Center