Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Neighborhood news briefs

Neighbors petition to halt club's deer hunt

Cincinnati Enquirer

MADEIRA - Nineteen residents have petitioned the city to reject Kenwood Country Club's request to hunt deer on the property.

City Manager Tom Moeller said council won't consider the club's idea until county park officials evaluate the property to determine if a deer problem exists.

All but one of the petitioners lived on streets adjacent to the club's 356 acres, he said.

Club managers asked the city last month to lift a deer hunting ban because whitetails were destroying about $10,000 annually in golf course greens, landscaping and young trees.

Kraig Kanitz, chief operating officer, asked that trained bow hunters be allowed to hunt the grounds, in an effort to reduce what he thinks is a growing herd.

Hearings set for RV, camper restrictions

FAIRFIELD - New restrictions on campers, trailers, recreational vehicles and boat trailers probably won't be approved for six months, city officials say.

At least two more public hearings - at the planning commission, and then City Council - will be held on the changes before council votes on any new regulations in May or June, says Council Member Mark Scharringhausen.

"We're not ... trying to declare war on RV owners. We're just trying to find some sort of uniform policy," Scharringhausen says.

Residents eligible for police academy

ANDERSON TWP. - For the first time, residents in Anderson Township can enroll in a citizen's police academy. The 11-week course is the first of its kind in the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, according to Sgt. Mike Hartzler, commander of the District 5 substation in Anderson.

The class will begin the second week of January and run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. Enrollment is limited to 30 applicants.

"We have a lot of community spirit in the area," Hartzler said.

Residents will learn basic first aid, get certified in CPR, learn theory and practice in law, and the basics of firearms.

Graduates will be used in different crime prevention programs in the area. The program is free to residents.

For more information, call Hartzler or Dave Boiman at 474-5770. Residents can pick up an application at 7954 Beechmont Ave.

Seats remain open on Waynesville boards

WAYNESVILLE - The village has seats open for the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Historic Preservation Board and the Planning Commission.

The zoning appeals board hears zoning variances and administrative appeals.

The preservation board conducts surveys of architectural, historic or aesthetic items of interest in the village and evaluates application for certificates of appropriateness.

The planning commission makes recommendations regarding land use, zoning changes, master plans, growth and development and regulations.

If interested, send a resume and letter to fax (513) 897-2015 or to the village of Waynesville, 1400 Lytle Road, Waynesville, OH 45068. Contact Village Manager Rod Smith for information.

Bricks up for sale to commemorate pets

WEST CHESTER TWP. - Pet owners wanting to leave a legacy for their pet can purchase canine commemorative bricks for Wiggly Field at Voice of America Park.

Bricks cost $75 and can be engraved up to three lines (14 characters per line). The three-acre fenced dog park, where animals can exercise unleashed, was donated to the township by Iams, Sassy's Friend and Tanya's Treasures.

To place an order, visit www.westchesteroh.org, or call Chrisbell Bednar in the park department at 759-7305.

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