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May 2016 Meeting of OTRCC Board of Trustees

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the OTRCC Board will be
Monday, May 9 at 6:00 PM
Location:  Graydon on Main, 1421 Main Street

Board meetings are always open to the public.
At this Board meeting there will be a presentation from City Planning Commission Staff and Source 3 Developers about the proposed development on the northwest corner of Elm & Liberty.
The Board will offer OTR residents the opportunity to ask questions or to comment about the plan. Comments will be limited to 2 minutes and each person may speak only once.
If you wish to speak, be sure to sign up on the clipboard near the entrance when you arrive.

Other topics on the agenda include the proposed Mohawk Historic District, the Dennison Hotel and Neighborhood Night Out, and Committee Reports.

COME TO MEMBERSHIP MEETING APRIL 25, 2016!

All Over-The-Rhine residents are invited to attend the regularly scheduled Membership Meeting
Monday April 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM
HUB/OTR Rec Center, 1715 Republic Street.
(Entrance and parking from Race Street.).
Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting.
But for just $2 OTR residents can become a member and get to vote at next MONTH’S Membership Meeting.
The REVISED meeting agenda is below. 

OTHER NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

OTRCC MEMBERSHIP

Our by-laws provide that all OTRCC memberships last no longer than 1 year and that they all expire right before the March Membership meeting.   Unfortunately, the Board failed to notify members that they needed to renew by the March meeting.  Members who did not renew by the March meeting would lose their voting rights for the April meeting and not be able to vote again until they had paid their dues and waited a month.  Because  this would have deprived many members of the right to vote at the April meeting, an emergency Board meeting was held April 6 to consider how to remedy the situation.  The Board voted to allow a one-time extension of the renewal requirement to the April meeting.  Therefore,  anyone who was a member in good standing as of March 2016, can maintain their voting rights for the April meeting by paying their $2 dues before or at the beginning of the April meeting.
Anyone who joins as a new member at the April meeting or whose membership had lapsed prior to March 2016 will still need to wait a month before being able to vote.  Only OTR resident members can vote.  

LIBERTY & ELM UPDATE
The Planning Commission hearing on the Liberty & Elm Project concept was held April 15.  The Planning Commission did not approve the project but asked that the developers address all of the concerns of the community.  They will reconsider the application at their May meeting after OTRCC has had a chance to review and weigh-in on the project at a special meeting to be held during the first week in May.  Discussions are on-going between developers, OTR Foundation and other interested parties.

REPUBLIC STREET APPEAL SUCCESS

The deck above the bar to be developed at 1332 Republic Street had been approved by Historic Conservation.  On April 21 the Board of Zoning Appeals reversed that approval while granting approval to the first floor bar.  OTRCC was among the appellants in this case and Martha Good spoke at the appeal hearing to express OTRCC”s opposition to the second story deck.  Score one for the home team!

Free Smoke Alarms!
On May 7 the Red Cross wants to install free smoke alarms in every home in OTR.
If you need an alarm, call  513-579-3003 and ask to have one installed.
If you would like to help install the alarms in May, call and let them know that, too.
If you have an item to include in a future newsletter or wish to comment on the newsletter please send it to Martha Good.
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March 28, 2016 OTRCC Meeting Agenda & Announcements

Come to Membership Meeting March 28, 2016!

All Over-The-Rhine residents are invited to attend the regularly scheduled Membership Meeting

Monday March 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM
HUB/OTR Rec Center, 1715 Republic Street.
(Entrance and parking from Race Street.).
Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting.
But for just $2 you can become a member and get to vote at our next Membership Meeting.

The meeting agenda is below.

To learn what happened at the February 2016 meeting you can view the meeting minutes on the OTR Community Council web-site (http://otrcommunitycouncil.org/)  along with the minutes from the March 2016 OTRCC Board of Trustees meeting and the Treasurer’s report.

March 28, 2016 OTRCC Meeting Agenda

OTHER NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS OF INTEREST

LIBERTY & ELM UPDATE
The Planning Commission hearing on the Liberty & Elm Project concept is scheduled for April 15 and it is open to the public. About one week prior to that date, the Planning Commission will issue its report. Objections to the Project should be submitted in writing to Steve Briggs, Senior City Planner at steve.briggs@cincinnati-oh.gov as soon as possible. Specific objections explaining why aspects of the project are a problem are most helpful. In addition, solution oriented, concrete suggestions for what can be done to improve the project are helpful.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT SCPA
BUGZ-Kindergarten and 1st GRADE MUSICAL
Corbett Theater
►Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00PM
►Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:15PM
Ticket Price: Donation Suggested

SWAN LAKE- SPRING BALLET
Corbett Theater
►Friday, April 22, 2016 7:00PM
►Saturday, April 23, 2016 7:00PM
►Sunday, April 24, 2016 2:00PM
Ticket Price: $15, $10

Get more information HERE

Free Smoke Alarms!
In May the Red Cross wants to install free smoke alarms in every home in OTR.
If you need an alarm, call 513-579-3003 and ask to have one installed.
If you would like to help install the alarms in May, call and let them know that, too.

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If you have an item to include in a future newsletter or wish to comment on the newsletter please send it to Martha Good.

Preschool Promise OTR Town Hall

Tonight! March 3rd, 2016
Doors open at 6pm. Program from 6:30-7:30pm

The Preschool Promise is an independent initiative to ensure that every child has access to two years of high-quality, affordable preschool. Come out to learn more, have your questions answered, and give input!

Hosted by: Councilman Chris Seelbach, Craig Schultz, Ryan Messer, James Musaraca-Messer, Councilwoman Yvette Simpson, Sean Lee, Robin Lee, Jon Harmon, Martha Good, Margy Walle, Bob Selhorst, Dr. Mark Manley, Annette Wick, Nora Mock, Colin Groth, James Marable, Ben Greenberg, William Thomas, and Mike Moroski

Facebook Event:

2016 Neighborhood Summit

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http://cincyneighborhoodsummit.org/register/

Registration is open!

Open Board Seats!

Bittersweet news.

The bitter: we have two members leaving our board.

The sweet: there is room for new talent.

 

Nomination forms are due by March 8th and need to be sent to joankaup@gmail.com

 

Click here: OTRCC Nomination Form

Macy’s Arts Sampler

Artswave has an awesome event that you won’t want to miss! There will be lost of art, everywhere. It’s free, it’s all weekend, and there are several locations right here in our neighborhood.  This doesn’t happen often so put it on your calendars!

 

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Below is a link to the PDF schedule. All the details you need to know are a click away!

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Imagination Alley Update!

Back in November of 2015, 3CDC came to present on the future plans of Imagination Alley. Just a few weeks ago, they kindly revisited our Community Council Meeting to show us an update on the plans after they made changes per our requests. Below are the the two images so you can see the progression! We are so thankful for organizations that listen to our feedback, change their designs/plans, and come back to us for follow ups!

November 2015:

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January 2016:

 

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Kicking off 2016 with a packed meeting!

Today we had roughly 60 attendees at our community meeting! Many eventful presentations, too! Below are some of the visuals to review from tonights meeting.

Our very own Secretary, Joan Kaup, worked with Liz Blume and Andrew Stahlke from Xavier University to research our neighborhoods housing and here are the results:

OTR Housing Inventory Presentation

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We have a new opening on the Board of Trustees, please submit your nomination forms within the next 30 days.

OTRCC Nomination Form

 

There will be a meeting for the Ziegler Park Playground ideas THIS Thursday from 4pm-6pm at Peaslee Center.

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Coming soon… images from the updated Imagination Alley!

Liberty Street Safety Improvement Study

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