Sunday, February 15, 2004

Neighbors briefs

Blue Ash hires two for posts at city hall

BLUE ASH - Two new faces will be regulars at city hall.

Margaret Main, former assistant city manager for Wyoming, joins Blue Ash on March 1 as human resources officer. She fills the position left vacant in December when Julie Prickett resigned. Main, who holds degrees from Miami University and Indiana University, is a Peace Corps veteran who recently returned from a mission in Central America.

City resident Jamie Eifert joins the city hall team as clerk of council. She replaces Sue Bennett, who was appointed as deputy clerk after recently moving from Blue Ash. Bennett remains as administrative assistant to the city manager, but could no longer serve as clerk because of a residency requirement. Eifert will be paid $3,000 a year for her work.

Mason to add trout, other fish at park

MASON - The city will begin adding a variety of fish at Pine Hill Lakes Park starting in March.

Rainbow trout will be added March 19, and frequently from October through December. Channel catfish will be stocked starting April 9 and added every two weeks through Aug. 6, except for a three-week interval after May 21.

Channels, shovelheads and blue cats will be stocked Aug. 16.

Columbia Township plans condo hearing

COLUMBIA TWP. - A public hearing on an expansion of a proposed luxury condominium development on Indian Hill Road near Plainville Road will take place Feb. 24.

The hearing will be at 6:30 p.m. at the township building, 5686 Kenwood Road.

Camden Homes wants to expand its proposed development - called Indian Hill Place Condominiums - from 12 units to 15.

The township had approved the original plans for 12 units. But because the expansion will require more land, the township also must approve the expanded development.

Arts center plans to add staff members

KENNEDY HEIGHTS - Officials at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center are looking to hire a fund-raising coordinator, volunteer coordinator and a gift shop managers. The fund-raising and volunteer coordinating jobs are unpaid, while the gift shop manager would receive a sales commission. The arts center, at Montgomery Road and Kennedy Avenue, opened last month. For more information: 631-4278.

Mason police applaud pharmacy

MASON - CVS Pharmacy has received the "Hard Target" award from the city police.

The department gives the award to businesses that take extra security measures to prevent crimes such as breaking and entering, criminal damage and burglary.

The pharmacy is at Kings Mills Road and Parkside Drive.

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