Friday, February 13, 2004

Neighbors briefs



Consultant gets $3,500 to run meeting

LOVELAND - After a contentious election that brought three new members to council, city officials decided they might need a little professional help setting goals for this year.

Officials have agreed to pay $3,500 to Management Partners Inc. to orchestrate the annual goal-setting meeting 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the safety center on South Lebanon Road.

Management Partners is headed by Gerald Newfarmer, who was Cincinnati city manager in the early 1990s.

The city employed the firm two years ago to help administrators and council develop a vision statement.

$2M awarded for cultural competence

CORRYVILLE - The University of Cincinnati has won a $2 million federal grant to expand "cultural competence" training for would-be family doctors.

The grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration is part of a larger effort at the UC Medical Center to address concerns that minorities face less access to care and less successful treatment outcomes.

The UC Department of Family Medicine plans to use the grant to create an Underserved Family Medicine Fellowship and a Family Medicine Underserved Residency Track.

Zoning board weighs change in standards

WEST CHESTER TWP. - The Board of Zoning Appeals could soon have more flexibility when granting property variances.

Members met Wednesday with the township trustees to discuss the standards for variances at the request of Trustee George Lang, a former Board of Zoning Appeals member.

The change could give the zoning appeals board more leeway when deciding cases.




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