Thursday, August 19, 2004

Neighbors briefs

14 recycling centers added in Clermont

BATAVIA - The Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District added 14 recycling drop-off centers this month, bringing the total number of centers in Clermont County to 21 in an effort to make recycling more convenient.

More items can now be recycled at the new locations, which accept virtually all types of paper products, including office paper, junk mail, envelopes, magazines, cardboard and paperboard.

The new recycling centers are located at: Pierce Township Hall, Clermont County Water Works, Batavia Township Hall, Clermont County Permit Central, Clermont County Communications Center, the Medical and Social Services Building, the Kahle Building on Main Street in Batavia, the Goshen Police Department, Miami Township Hall, Monroe Township Hall, the Monroe Township Fire Department, Pattison Park, and the campgrounds and the park headquarters of East Fork State Park.

New park-and-ride opens in Union Twp.

UNION TWP. - Metro this week opened the largest park-and-ride in the region with 400 parking spaces at the new Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road near the Eastgate Bigg's store.

The park-and-ride will be served by Metro's Eastgate Express, which gives 61,000 rides per year and receives funding from Union Township and Clermont County. Parking is free, and the one-way fare to or from downtown Cincinnati is $1.75.

The old park-and-ride at Clepper Park will no longer be in service.

Union Township's new 17-acre civic center includes offices for the township's administration, for West Clermont School District and for Clermont Senior Services, as well as a soon-to-be-opened post office and recreational and community activities.

Mt. Adams parking will be harder to find

MOUNT ADAMS - A bad parking situation on Mount Adams will get worse under a proposal by the city to eliminate 18 parking spaces on the north side of Oregon Street near the Highland Towers building.

The Cincinnati Fire Department recommended the spaces be vacated for a fire zone after the Highland Towers' insurance company threatened to cancel its policy because of a lack of access.

Assistant City Manager Deborah C. Holston said she expects "serious objections" to the proposal, because many Mount Adams residents don't have off-street parking.

Gorman pool shuts down early

SHARONVILLE - Because of mechanical malfunctions, Gorman pool at 12153 Centerdale Dr. will be closed for the rest of the season. The new pool at 10990 Thornview Drive will remain open until the end of the regular season.

Assessments will be made to determine the problems at Gorman pool and whether it can be repaired for the 2005 season.

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