The twenty-four large flower pots on Ludlow have been an amazing success. If you are enjoying all of the life and color that they bring to the business district, please take the time to thank the organizations, businesses, families, and individuals who made them possible. They were sponsored by the following: Evanswood Place, Nanda, THE LUDLOW WINE AND SUPPER CLUB, Live at Ludlow Garage (two pots), The Rich Family, The Hammons Family, The Garden Club of Clifton (two pots), Jan and Gerald Checco, Buddy Goose and Mary Rita Dominic, Gaslight Property, Gaslight Bed & Breakfast, Dennis Turner of DT Properties, Larry Johnson, Tom Ridgeway and Donald Imwalle, Skyline Chili (three pots), Clifton Town Meeting (CTM) (three pots), and Clifton Business and Professionals Association (CBPA) (three pots).
This financial support made it so CTM and CBPA could save some of their beautification budgets for other projects. The flower pot project was planned by CBPA’s Scott Crawford and the pots were installed by he and CTM Beautification Committee members. The pots are a partnership with Cincinnati Parks. For the low cost of $200 a piece, the parks plant them for three seasons, water them twice weekly, and replace dead plants. This solves the most difficult problem with plantings on Ludlow—how to water them. CTM is hopeful that this program will continue to have city support and keep our neighborhood business district looking beautiful into the future.
—Adam Balz, CTM Beautification Committee Chair
The following resolution was sent by email on August 11, 2014:
Mayor Cranley, Interim City Manager Scott Stiles, and members of Cincinnati City Council;
In recent months, there has been increased interest and debate regarding bicycling infrastructure in Cincinnati, including the Central Parkway Bike Lanes, the Bikeshare program, and the expansion of dedicated bike trails. Clifton Town Meeting (CTM) believes it is important for the City of Cincinnati to understand our position regarding bicycling infrastructure. At our July 14th meeting, the Board of CTM unanimously passed the following resolution:
Clifton Town Meeting desires to make Clifton into a premiere bicycling community within greater Cincinnati in order to improve the vibrancy, safety and overall health of visitors and residents. To do so requires continued investment in on-street infrastructure such as as the Central Parkway protected bikeway, bike lanes, sharrows, and bicycle related signage. These features add tremendous value for local businesses and help make our communities more livable and attractive to active individuals and families. Our neighborhood supports the initiative to promote more on-street bicycle infrastructure that connects Clifton to other neighborhoods in Cincinnati. Residents of Clifton use bicycles on established roadways in order to commute to work, school, and shop. We need and endorse the full usage of roads for cyclists for a full and productive lifestyle, not just recreational riding on off-road trails.
– Ben Pantoja, President, Clifton Town Meeting
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)
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The 2nd Annual Clifton Town Meeting (CTM) Golf Outing held on Saturday, August 16th was a huge success! 73 golfers participated in the event that raised over $7,000 for the benefit of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC). The golf outing also honored David Mann as the 2014 Friend of Clifton. CTM thanks the following […]
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We will be putting various photos of the progress of the Probasco Fountain Restoration & Relocation project into this news posting. They will also appear on our Facebook page. Update on construction from early October: The granite has been cleaned. The bronze has been cleaned and is ready for patination during October. The bell jet […]
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.
Date / Event
Aug 7 / Disconnect utilities
Aug 11-20 / Site preparations
Aug 20 / Remove fountain
Aug 20-Sep 5 / Water main construction
Sep 5-12 / Plumbing work
Sep 15-19 / Pour foundation
Sep 22-30 / Refurbished Fountain returns
Oct 1-31 / Electrical & stone/concrete work
Nov 1-11 / Light fixtures & benches
This past July 3rd, the Cincinnati Parks Department organized an American Salute event at our very own Burnet Woods. The event consisted of an evening of music presented by the CCM Preparatory Department, the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and finally, The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra brass quintet. Following the wonderful music, there was a fireworks show over the lake. Based on our limited research in speaking with a long time resident of Clifton, this was the first fireworks display at Burnet Woods. We’ve included some pictures in case you missed this event.
This photo only captures a portion of the crowd listening to the music
Our collage of fireworks from Burnet Woods
Our collage of fireworks from Burnet Woods
Lots of people attended, some with picnic dinners while others enjoyed offerings from food trucks at the event.
Clifton Town Meeting is your local community council. CTM sponsors many activities and festivals throughout the year for our community including: Memorial Day Parade & Cookout, Lantern Walk, CliftonFest, the House Tour, Holidays on Ludlow and more. We provide funding for beautification projects such as the new flower pots on Ludlow Avenue. We provide communications including the community email listserv, website and the Clifton Chronicle. We partner with the Clifton Business and Professional Association (CBPA) to keep the Clifton Plaza operating.
In addition to these great things, we also advocate on behalf of the Clifton community. Issues we have promoted in the past year include the return of a local grocery store, renovation of the Probasco Fountain, redesign of Woolper Avenue, an improvement study for the Ludlow Avenue Business District, Central Parkway bike path, and launch of a revamped version of the CTM website and a Facebook page.
To support this important community work, we need your generous support. Membership dues are tax deductible and make up the second largest source of income for CTM. The house tour is our major fundraiser. Starting or renewing your membership will help us keep Clifton a vibrant, desirable, and fun place to live, work, and play. You can process memberships online at our website.
If you wish, you can also use this Membership Form to do a mail in membership renewal.
Thank you for your support.
CTM Membership Committee
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Great turnout on a beautiful day for Clifton’s 2014 Memorial Day Parade & Cookout. Check out all the photos. Your family, friends, and neighbors might be in one or more. Thanks to all the volunteers that organize this fun neighborhood event.
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This morning some industrious volunteers worked on beautifying the Clifton Plaza on Ludlow Avenue. Clifton Town Meeting’s Beautification Committee sponsored the event. Adam Balz is the chairperson. CTM is thankful for the following people that came out this morning. A lot of tough work was done. Adam Balz Paul Buckley Mary Rita Dominic Buddy Goose […]
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.
Woolper Avenue Reconstruction 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 is hosting their second annual golf outing Saturday, August 16 at Avon Fields Golf Course. The monies raised will be used to help fund the Clifton Cultural Arts Center Great Room refurbishment. We will also honor long-time Clifton resident and current Vice Mayor David Mann with the second annual “Friend of Clifton” award.
The event includes an 18 hole scramble golf tournament, dinner cookout on the Avon Fields deck overlooking the course, and great prizes. New this year is the “Django’ tee with food from Northside’s Django restaurant serviced right at tee number 9.
Shotgun start at 2pm. Cost is $80 per player. 2014 CTM Golf Outing Entry Form.
For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact CTMGolfOuting@cliftoncommunity.org.
CTM is grateful for these Presenting Sponsors:
Driehaus Insurance Group LLC
Hampton Inn & Suites – Uptown
United Fidelity Bank
We are seeking Presenting and Hole sponsors for this event.
2014 CTM Golf Outing Sponsorship