The City of Cincinnati is in the process of revising the Land Development Code for the entire City. This process will allow for several rounds of public comment and revisions before completion. CTM’s Housing & Zoning Committee will be reviewing the changes and making comments. Please email Committee chair, Adam Hyland, if you would like to be part of the review process. (Hylandae@gmail.com)
After many months of volunteers working to develop plans with the community and the City, the Probasco Fountain restoration and relocation project will begin. A tentative construction schedule has been developed by the City, and some details are below. All work is subject to weather delays and other unforeseen events. The start date is today. The project is expected to take about 14 weeks and be completed in mid November. We will provide further updates on the project status via email announcements and our Facebook page.
The new location will be approximately 7.5’ west and 3’ north of its current location. The fountain’s top level water feature will be restored and activated at this new location.
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The City of Cincinnati sent a press release today with important details about the construction and refurbishment that will take place on Woolper Avenue. The work starts on May 27. All residents on Woolper were notified previously by mail, but this is such a big project you will likely want to read the attached press release.
As we get new news on the project schedule, we will post it on our website and our FB page.
Clifton Town Meeting has a launched a Facebook (FB) page in order to broaden our communication into the community. We recognize that some in our community will use FB more than go to our website. We intend to feed our FB page with some Events from our website. We will also use FB to share other news. Please check out our growing FB page and Like us!
CTM Trustee elections were held on Dec. 2, 2013. Joyce Rich, Ben Pantoja, Kevin Marsh, and Adam Hyland were elected to 3-year Trustee positions beginning Jan 1, 2014. The CTM Board thanks all candidates who ran in this election and all members who voted.
CTM Trustee elections will be held on Dec 2, 2013 from 6-7pm prior to the monthly CTM meeting in the same day. Elections will be held at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) on the 2nd floor. Current membership is required to vote, and memberships can be paid current on election day prior to voting. There are four 3-year Trustee positions open for election for terms beginning in 2014. There are five candidates vying for these positions. Candidate bios are noted below. This is the second time in contemporary history where the number of candidates is greater than the number of available open Trustee positions. This happened during the 2012 elections also. Election results will be announced at the CTM meeting on Dec 2.
Clifton Town Meeting Trustee Candidates for 2013 Election
Most of my professional career was in management. I held progressively responsible positions in public, private, and not-for-proﬁt organizations. I know how to get things done by working with others. In 1998, I enrolled in a seminary and took up my current work as a writer in religious history and theology. I’ve had several books published and dozens of shorter articles. Periodically, I teach graduate-level courses. Over the years, I have served on a number of organizational boards – frequently involved in the ﬁnances of those organizations – and was very active with the local neighborhood association at my previous address.
My wife and I have volunteered our time to help with Clifton events – for example, working on maintaining neighborhood plantings, putting up holiday decorations on Ludlow, and helping out during Cliftonfest. We have attended nearly every CTM meeting since we moved to our current home.
I feel that I have skills and experience that would be of value to the Clifton Town Meeting and hope I will have the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing success.
Adam E. Hyland is the founder and principal of EccaNova, Digital Strategic Advertising. Adam lives on Loraine Ave with his wife Marta and is a fourth generation resident of Clifton. Adam’s great grandfather Edward William Soergel Sr. owned a watch repair shop on Ludlow. He was a respected local business owner who helped build the foundations for a successful Ludlow business district for generations to come. Adam’s grandparents Edward Jr. and Jean Soergel were inﬂuential in the ﬁght to stop the widening of Clifton Ave in the 60’s and parents, Marilyn and Gerard, both served on CTM. Adam’s mother Marilyn Soergel Hyland was instrumental in keeping the Roanoke apartment building from becoming a Burger Chef and the Esquire from becoming a Wendy’s.
A graduate of University of Cincinnati with a degree in Urban Planning, Adam specializes in the areas of economic development, policy planning, environmental protection, urban design, international development and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He has also studied at the Universiteit Van Amsterdam School of Geography and at the Harvard Business School.
Adam has over twelve years of experience working on political campaigns in 20 different stats from Township Trustees to Presidential campaigns. Adam founded EccaNova in 2010 after a career in political ﬁeld strategy, community organizing, and urban planning consulting. While utilizing the outreach tools of Fortune 100 corporations to mobilize communities, Adam pioneered new techniques of community mobilization and managed and oversaw research of online targeting for The Saint Consulting Group (TSCG). His years of experience managing ﬁeld campaigns for political and corporate clients gave him the insight and tools to pull together networks of political and online media strategists when building EccaNova. EccaNova is now a pioneering company in the ﬁeld of online community mobilization.
Additionally Adam serves on the Steering Committee of the Clifton Market Group, advisory boards of the Mt. Vernon Strategy Group and the Common Ground Group.
My family and I have lived in Clifton for 8 years, and we love its charm and diversity. We also own a rental property also in Clifton. In 2012, we moved from our ﬁrst home in Clifton on Gano Avenue to a new home on Rural Lane. We are invested in the long term success of all of Clifton – our parks, our walkable and diverse business district, and our strong sense of community.
When I am not working on things for Clifton, I am running the global supply chain operations for the 2nd largest printing ink company – Flint Group. I also spend some of my free time as the drummer in a jazz/blues band called Terreus.
If re-elected, I will continue working to enhance our neighborhood’s valuable Business District and continue to ﬁnd ways of improving communications within our neighborhood. I will also spend time improving the transparency and effectiveness of CTM.
If re-elected, one of my goals as President next year is to guide CTM to dramatically our communications to Clifton residents. In particular, we are poised to dramatically improve the CTM website to give residents timely information about upcoming events, public safety contact information/news, and how to get involved with the Community and the City. I want CTM to continue to represent Clifton interests to the City of Cincinnati, as we did this year with the Probasco Fountain relocation project and when we voiced the concerns of Woolper residents when the Trafﬁc Engineering Department was initially planning to widen their street and move utility poles into people’s front yards. I also want CTM to continue the work we piloted this year working with several groups regarding how to enhance the Ludlow business district. Finally, I hope CTM can ﬁnd new ways to raise funds for our work.
I’ve worked as a Manufacturing Reliability Engineer for P&G for 28 years. I have a wife (Chris), two sons (Spencer and Mackenzie), and two dogs (Oliver and Pearl). I spend most of my free time with my family, but I’ve also written a psychology/personal growth blog since 2006, and I’ve been meditating regularly for more than 30 years.
Since its inception, I have been one of two CTM Trustees that help comprise the Clifton Retail Working Group. This group with members from CBPA, Clifton 20/20, CTM and Uptown Consortium, is actively working with consultant Kathleen Norris of Urban Fast Forward to aid in the revitalization of the Ludlow Business District. Current projects include: improved way-ﬁnding parking signage, improving Clifton’s presence in social media, holiday window displays and to add vibrancy to the business district.
As a Trustee I represent Clifton at the Neighborhoods Of Uptown (NOU) meetings. NOU includes representatives from Corryville, University Heights, Fairview, Avondale, Mt. Auburn and Clifton. These communities come together to share ideas, accomplishments, and future objectives.
I negotiated with CCAC to secure the second ﬂoor gallery as the temporary meeting space while CRC undergoes renovation. The ﬁrst meeting at CCAC was held on October 7, 2013.
In addition to working at CliftonFest, I recently became a CTM representative for Holidays on Ludlow.
My career life included social services and partnering with my husband, Jeff, an entrepreneur with Northwestern Mutual, DBA Rich & Company. We are delighted that our children, son Devon, son Morgan, his wife Mindi and our granddaughter Mae have made Clifton their home.
Upon retiring, I found an opportunity to give back to our community of 24 years through volunteering my time as a Clifton Town Meeting Trustee. My ﬁrst year as a Trustee has been a rewarding and gratifying experience. With your vote, I can remain onboard.
Photo credit: Mykl Roventine used under the creative commons 3.0 license
The Clifton Probasco Fountain Committee, after consultation with the Clifton community and due diligence, made a recommendation to CTM to move the fountain approximately 7.5 feet west and 2 feet north. CTM passed a resolution to accept the recommendation and sent a letter to the City of Cincinnati informing them of our support for the restoration and relocation of the fountain (Click here to see the letter).
Photo Credit: Greg Hume – Used under creative commons license 3.0