Monday, May 11, 2015

Update About Boy's Hope Home Expansion

Here is an update about the appeal that was filed to build two additional Boys Hope Homes at the end of View Place and the proposed public hearing scheduled for June 1st at 5:30 pm.  


On May 6th, major concerns from the neighborhood were brought to the attention of Fr. Tim Howe, of St. Xavier High School, in regard to Boy's Hope expansion of their group home by building two additional homes on two proposed lots at the end of View Place.  After the meeting, it was hoped that the appeal would be withdrawn  by Richard Tranter, Esq., Legal Counsel for Boys Hope,  after  concerns were raised about how the new plan of adding more homes does not conform to the residential atmosphere of the neighborhood and how the serious lack of road frontage cannot accommodate two additional residences. 

I  have not seen if the appeal was withdrawn. 






In the event the appeal is not withdrawn and the public hearing goes on as scheduled for June 1st,  an additional "neighborhood"  meeting is scheduled tentatively for Thursday, May 28th at the Springfield Township Administration office at 6 pm with Chris Gilbert so he can explain the zoning process and appeal process.  This meeting was set up for information sharing purposes so View Place neighbors understand the zoning and appeal process.  As a neighborhood, I am concerned that we might stray off during the public hearing by bringing up subject matter that the Board of Appeal does not have purvue over.  

Here's what we need to know:  

1) An application for a "special exception" was filed by Richard Tranter, representing Boy's Hope Home,  because the frontage does not have a public dedicated right of way.  It would need access to a private lot which is owned by one of our neighbors who has been forced to take legal action at his own expense because Boys Hope wants to use his driveway.  (See attachments)


2)  In the application for "special exception" it states that "the proposed uses are entirely consistent with single family residences and will not impose any extraordinary utility or public safety demands on the community" which is not true. (See attachment) 

Many neighbors feel adding two more homes on these newly created parcels on St. X property  is an abuse, creating cluster group homes, by using  "residential zoning" to build homes that are clearly not occupied by one family residents. We need Springfield Township to address the issue of "group homes" because if they allow Boy's Hope Home this special case, it  will create a precedent for further development of other properties currently zoned for "residential." 

3) In general, the proposed plans for the additional homes  will draw in more traffic posing safety, parking issue, wear and tear on the roads and lawns. For example, employees at the current Boy's Hope Home use neighbors driveways to back in and out at all hours of the night because the current drive cannot accommodate all the cars. Street parking on both sides of this street is consistently used  and in some cases, cars and vans park up on the lawns. The existing club wagon for Boy's Hope Home, another example, cannot turn  and back out of existing one-car drive onto the street  without using neighbors driveways or lawns creating high wear on their lawns and drives. There are several families who do not like the existing traffic created by caseworkers and caregivers coming and going but never made an issue because it was only one home.  I am hearing one home is fine, but two more homes? No way.






4) There is a huge concern about how construction will create a nightmare for residents living on View Place. Due to the very small cul de sac and one single-car driveway currently owned and maintained by one of our neighbors, it's unrealistic to think that the neighborhood will not be impacted directly from the construction trucks to clear out the wooded area to make way for development, level the land, and build the homes. 

Please look for meeting dates posted on the "memo board" at the front of the neighborhood

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Upcoming Finneytown Civic Association Meeting!

Information about upcoming Finneytown Civic Association is available here.

FINNEYTOWN NEWS

Next Meeting:

MONDAY April 27, 2015 from 7-9 PM
Springfield Township Senior/Community Center
The Grove
9158 Winton Road

Confirmed Schedule:

We will feature Kim Flamm and ArtsConnect. We will also vote on Board members, so please consider joining the Board.


INFO: Joe Gorman President 325-5202
Check out our Facebook page

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Public Hearing for Expansion of Boy's Hope Home

Please be advised there is a public hearing scheduled this Tuesday at 5:30 pm in regard to an expansion of the Boy's Hope Home at the end of View Place.  If you have any concerns, please be in attendance at the meeting scheduled in the Administration Building at 5:30 pm or if you have questions, contact Chris Gilbert.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Oil Painting Classes Offered through Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts

Oil paints are rich, vivid and vibrant. There are certain techniques that artists use in order to be successful with this beautiful medium. Whether you have never painted with oil paint or are just dusting off your brushes, this is the class for you! ArtsConnect’s expert instructor, Susan Hoffeimer will guide you with step-by-step instruction on how to use oil paint materials.  With your first painting, you will learn how to work with a three color palette, how to mix color, how to show lights and darks to create dimension, and how to shade seamlessly from one shade to the next. In the last two weeks of the session, we will either create another guided still-life painting or you may stretch your wings and do a painting of your own choice.  Our instructor will go from easel to easel, offering assistance and giving advice.

Session & Class Structure: Classes will be held once a week, for four week sessions. This program is ideal for beginners, as well as advanced students. Some drawing abilities are helpful. Class members are asked to bring their own paint supplies. Check out ArtsConnect’s facebook page to see the photos of what class members have created!!!

The program runs Tuesday nights, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. At the Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center
Registration and details are online at http://www.theartsconnect.us/183/Oil-Painting

Call me if you have any questions. We would love to have you!!!


Kimberlee Flamm
Projects, Events & Communications Coordinator
Arts & Enrichment Council Chair
Springfield Township Administration
9150 Winton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231

Phone:  513-522-1410
Fax:      513-522-1411

Monday, March 09, 2015

State of the Township Community Address

Springfield Township will host its annual 
State of the Township Community Address this Sunday, March 15th at 1:30 p.m.



Location: Grove Banquet & Event Center
9150 Winton Road 

(Behind the fire station, past the senior center)


Learn about the upcoming initiatives in Springfield Township


Social to follow 45 min. presentation

Monday, February 23, 2015

Art Classes through ArtsConnect Springfield Township

Artists,

ArtsConnect Springfield Township is starting all NEW oil painting classes next week and we have reduced the price! You can learn proper technique and composition with Susan Hoffmeier’s class! 

We need 2 more students for it to take place.


Learn more at http://www.theartsconnect.us/183/Oil-Painting

Oil Painting
Tuesdays
6:30-8:30 p.m.
March 3-14
$88

*Bring your supplies

Friday, January 23, 2015

NEED SOME LAUGHTER?

TIRED OF CROWDED RESTAURANTS? SURPRISE YOUR VALENTINE WITH NIGHT  OF LAUGHTER AND FUN!  (No waiting!)

COMEDY CARAVAN
 is coming to Finneytown!

Sat. Feb 14 at 8 PMin the PAC
Tickets are only $15 or 2 for $25

Join host Michael Flannery and laugh along with Mack Dryden’s family friendly humor!

Mack’s been delighting audiences for years with his relaxed stage presence, hilarious material, and uniquely engaging delivery.  As a comedian he’s performed on dozens of TV shows, including The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. As an actor he’s appeared in several movies and on many other TV shows, including JAG and a recurring role as a judge on ABC’s The Guardian.


For Tickets email: FinneytownHSAssist@gmail.com


Proceeds from this event go to support Finneytown After Prom, Boosters, FMPA and Secondary PTA.

FLOWER SALE UNDERWAY!

FINNEYTOWN SECONDARY PTA
ANNUAL  FLOWER & MULCH VOUCHER ORDER FROM
DON’T DELAY DEADLINE FRIDAY, March 13, 2015

BUY A VOUCHER AT A DISCOUNT PRICE!  USE YOUR VOUCHER TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN PLANTS AT MOELLER’S GREENHOUSE FOR VARIETY, COLOR, QUALITY MOELLER’S GREENHOUSE IS LOCATED AT 2471 Banning Road TO PICK UP PLANTS.    The vouchers are valid from APRIL 3 –MAY 31, 2015

There are SIX different vouchers which you may order in any quantity:

            ANNUAL FLATS – (4-8 pack – 32 plants)  $16.50  
                  Mix or match flowers in packs   (you save $3.49 per flat)

                10” STANDARD HANGING BASKET  $21.00                                           
                  All varieties (you save $4.99 per basket)                                                             

                ANNUALS – (15 Pot Flat of 4 ½ inch Pots-15 per flat) @ $62.50 /flat
                  Mix or match (you save $20.85/flat)

                PERENNIALS – (5” deep pot – 8/flat) @ $50.00/FLAT
                  Mix or match   (you save $13.92/flat) 

                VEGETABLE FLATS (Flat of 10 – 4 inch pots) @ $24.00/FLAT
                  (save $12.90/flat) Mix or match tomatoes, cabbage, squash, peppers, and others

                MULCH (Hardwood – 2 cubic feet/bag)  $4.00  (you save $ .24/bag)

COMPLETE ORDER FORM/RETURN IN SEALED ENVELOP TO
Dan or Linda Deitsch 1199 W. Seymour 45224 OR  return to the school office BY FRIDAY MARCH 13, 2015


 ORDER HERE:
                                   
                                    ______Annual Flats (4-8 pack – 32 plants) $16.50
                                    ______10” Standard Hanging Basket $21.OO
                                    ______Annual Flats (15 Pot Flat 4 ½” pots) $62.50/flat
                                    ______Perennial Flats (5” Deep Pot – 8/flat) $50.00
                                    ______Vegetable Flats (Flat of 10 – 4 inch pots) $24.00
                                    ______Hardwood Mulch (black) 2 cubic feet/bag 4.00/bag

                                    ______Total Cost                               ______Total Vouchers

NAME________________________________________________ PHONE____________________________

ADDRESS______________________________________________ email ______________________________

Checks Payable to: FINNEYTOWN SECONDARY PTA

 Questions?   Contact Dan OR LINDA DEITSCH  (513) 617-1347     dpoofdaddy@gmail.com

3rd Annual Wildcat 5k

Lace up your sneakers and join us for The 3rd Annual Finneytown Wildcat 5k Race, Saturday, April 11th  Everyone welcome to join in on the fun and show off our school community!

Registration opens soon and we need your help to get the word out!  Tell your neighbors and friends!

New this year is an opportunity to designate $5.00 of your  entry fee to the Finneytown Athletic program of your choice. 

Visit www.runningtime.net to register