Tuesday, August 24, 2004

City to build wall to stop movement

Neighbors news briefs

The Enquirer

WEST PRICE HILL- City officials will take steps to reverse what they call a "slow-moving landslide" on First Avenue near West Liberty Street.

The city will construct a 150-foot wall with 32-foot deep piers to stop the earth movement, install an ornamental railing and rebuild the sidewalks, curbs and pavement that had been damaged. The city has requested bids for the project, which will be paid for by a new Wall and Landslide Correction Project approved by City Council as part of the 2004 budget.

Construction will begin in September and should be completed by the end of the year. One lane of traffic will be affected during the construction.

Council to view plans for Loveland-Madeira

LOVELAND - Council will get its first look tonight at a proposed face-lift for the Loveland-Madeira Road business corridor.

A representative of Burgess and Niple engineering firm will present three phases of improvements, ranging from short-term landscaping and cosmetic changes to a future redevelopment of the entire corridor.

The area, from Kroger to West Loveland Avenue, has been targeted as a council priority this year in an effort to retain and attract businesses. The city agreed to pay Burgess and Niple up to $30,000 for the plan, which will be discussed during an 8 p.m. work session.

Reading to discuss 2004 budget tonight

READING - The city of Reading will hold a Finance Committee meeting at 6:45 p.m. today in the council caucus room of the City Building, Pike and Market streets.

On the agenda is a discussion of how the city is faring on its 2004 budget. The meeting is open to the public.

Removal of parking spots to be discussed

MOUNT ADAMS - The Mount Adams Civic Association will meet with city officials tonight to discuss the city's removal of 18 parking spaces on Oregon Street. The Cincinnati Fire Department recommended the parking spaces be replaced with a fire zone after the Highland Towers' insurance company threatened to cancel its policy because of a lack of fire access. The 7 p.m. meeting, to discuss objections to the plan, will be at the Holy Cross Immaculata Center on Guido Street.

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