Thursday, June 10, 2004

Neighbors briefs



St. Bernard to discuss comp time funding

ST. BERNARD - City Council will hold a special meeting tonight to approve the transfer of about $5,000 to cover recent requests by police officers who want to cash in compensatory time.

The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 110 Washington Ave.

At its June 3 regular meeting, council was one vote short of the needed six votes to pass the money transfer. Councilman Greg Zix voted against it, and Councilman Bill Burkhardt was absent, leaving only five supporting it. Burkhardt will attend tonight's meeting.

When police officers work overtime, they have a choice of money or comp time. Officers can cash in stored compensatory time.

Money has been a big issue in St. Bernard, which anticipates a year-end deficit of $600,000 to $700,000.

Director of Cincinnati Law Library named

David P. Whelan has been hired as the new director of the Cincinnati Law Library by the board of trustees of the Cincinnati Law Library Association.

Whelan starts Monday. He comes from the American Bar Association Legal Technology Resource Center in Chicago and is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Illinois' Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Warren commissioners delay zoning requests

LEBANON - Warren County commissioners have postponed two rezoning requests that would help pave the way to subdivisions in two townships.

The first request, to rezone 2.3 acres off Ohio 350 in Washington Township, from general business to residential purposes,will be discussed June 22. The land is part of the proposed Arabian Run subdivision, and commissioners had some questions about storm water drainage.

The second rezoning to residential use of 9 acres off Ohio 123 in Franklin Township from general business to residential purposes is on hold until Nov. 9.

Commissioners say a discussed merger between the township and the city of Franklin would affect the land, located near Carlisle city limits. They want to see if the issue goes to voters in November.

Vote tabled on Mason mall, retail center plan

MASON - Planning commission held off Tuesday from voting on a rezoning and concept plans for a proposed outdoor mall and retail strip center near The Beach Waterpark.

Instead, commissioners want the developer, Glimcher Development Corporation of Columbus, to respond to concerns, including the traffic impact on Kings Mills Road and nearby neighborhoods. The proposal will then go back to planning commission for review.

The plans call for more than more than a million square feet of retail on the north and south sides of Kings Mills Road. The more than 200 acres of land are currently under three different zonings.

Milford, Miami Twp. town meetings set

MILFORD - The Clermont County Board of Commissioners will hold a town meeting for citizens of Milford and Miami Township.

The town meeting, where residents can learn about county government initiatives and programs planned for their communities, will be at 7 p.m. June 22 in the Milford Municipal Building, 745 Center St. in Milford.




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