Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Neighbors digest

Bank assists effort to preserve Clifton site

Staff/Wire reports

CLIFTON - Residents trying to save a 100-year-old funeral home from demolition announced at a press conference Monday that Columbia Savings Bank is partnering with them.

The Ludlow Avenue bank is accepting certificates of deposit in $500 increments and will hold them as collateral against a mortgage as neighbors try to acquire the Anderson Baiter & Sahnd Funeral Home, said resident Marilyn Hyland.

More than 100 residents and business owners support efforts to raise money to buy the building and its 60-space parking lot.

The group has raised at least $20,000 in pledges, Hyland said.

Loveland appoints zoning advisory panel

LOVELAND - Council has appointed a new Citizen Zoning Advisory Committee of residents and business leaders, with the goal of bringing the city's zoning code in line with the comprehensive master plan.

Members are Al Kressler, Joseph Ciaramitaro, John Hill, Judy Leever, Norman Neal, Councilman Rob Weisgerber, Carolyn Zahner and Georgia Porter.

The group will meet over the next six months to recommend changes. The public is invited to offer suggestions and concerns at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. in conference room A at city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave.

For more information, e-mail Building and Zoning Administrator Gerald Stoker at gstoker@lovelandoh.com, or Assistant City Manager Tom Carroll at tcarroll@lovelandoh.com.

Sycamore trustees restrict home builders

SYCAMORE TWP. - Residents in the Concord Hills neighborhood were successful in a campaign to stop developers from tearing down older homes to split up lots.

Trustees recently passed a measure that limits building lots to about an acre on Concord Hills Circle, Concord Hills Place, Concord Hills Lane, Owlwoods Lane and portions of Miami Avenue and Keller Road.

Meeting to discuss Wal-Mart proposal

DEERFIELD TWP. - Township trustees have set aside Thursday evening for more discussion of the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter.

The meeting is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Landen Station meeting room, 3292 Montgomery Road.

The Shoppes of Deerfield, which would be anchored by the Supercenter, is being proposed for the land between Deerfield Towne Center and the Kroger shopping center on Mason-Montgomery Road.

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