CTM Board of Trustees meet in hybrid meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024

The public is welcome to attend. Public input on CTM agenda items will be heard after Trustee discussion is complete.  Community members wishing to address the Board on an agenda item should sign up to speak at least 24 hours before start of the meeting by completing this Google form or with an email request directed to the president at contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org. Individual input on agenda items will last no more than two minutes.

Community members may speak on non-agenda issues during the public questions and concerns period at the end of the meeting. Individuals with statements are asked to sign in before the start of the meeting. Such statements should last not more than two minutes and are invited during the public questions and concerns period. Email your request to speak (specify the topic), or to request an agenda item at the next meeting to contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org.


Join in-person: Clifton Recreation Center, 320 McAlpin Avenue  
Join Remotely: https://meet.google.com/tao-fyqq-sxn

7 p.m.Welcome2023 Pres. Checco
7:01Roll Call, Approval of December Minutes2023 Sec. Gee
7:03Filling a vacant position
Candidate Statement
2023 Sec. Gee
7:07Election of Executive Board Members for 20242023 VP Melnyk
7:12Changes in committees and liaisons – Motion 12024 President
7:17Committee chairs and board liaisons – Motion 22024 President
7:29Treasurer’s Report
Proposed 2024 Budget*
*budget to be approved in February
2024 Treasurer
7:32Dates of 2024 Meetings – Motion 32024 President
7:34Police ReportOfficer Dent
7:44Fire Report
7:49Clifton Recreation Center ReportDirector Fitzpatrick
7:55Clifton Library ReportDirector Strauss de Groote
8NSP (Neighborhood Support Program) DiscussionNSP Coordinator
8:05Health Navigator – MedicaidJanay Howard
8:20Committees Roll Call2024 President
8:30Community Questions and Concerns2024 President
8:36Adjournment2024 President
Next Meeting – Feb. 5, 2024
Motion #SponsorDescription
1PresidentApprove list of Committees and Liaisons for 2024
2PresidentApprove Committee Chairs and Liaisons to various organizations
3PresidentApprove dates of 2024 meeting of CTM board

7th annual CTM Golf Outing

Avon Fields Golf Course: Oldest Course West of the Alleghenies

Join us for the 7th annual CTM Golf Outing, dinner on the Clubhouse deck and prizes!

  • Date: Saturday August 24, 2019
  • Time: 2:00 pm 18 hole scramble
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm; welcome families and friends.

Honoring:  Tom Reese,Mr. Clifton,” after play concludes, 6:45 pm.

The “Beat the Lady Bearcat” is back with lots of prizes for golf feats and the golf Gift & Basket raffle.  Kids putting contest starts after 6 pm.  Over the years, the Golf Outing has helped raise $50,000 for charitable cause in Clifton. Proceeds will benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor.

  • Shotgun start:  2 pm
  • Fee: $90 per player. Make your own foursome or we can pair you up.
  • Dinner for Guests: $10 (Kids 12 and under eat for free)
  • To Register: Complete the 2019 Golf Outing Registration. Please include names of others registering as a group. This form is required even if you purchased online tickets. The online store is now closed.

For more information about the event or Sponsorship Opportunities, contact: ContactCTM@cliftoncommunity.org.

Chronicle Minute: CTM Partners with Little Sisters Of The Poor for 2019 Golf Outing

Mark your calendars, the 7th Annual Clifton Town Meeting Golf Outing will be at Avon Fields Golf Course on Saturday, August 24 with shotgun start at 2 p.m. Each year Clifton Town Meeting (CTM) chooses a partner for the golf outing with the partner receiving the majority of proceeds from the event. CTM is proud to announce Golf Outing partner The Little Sisters of the Poor who celebrate their 150th anniversary in Cincinnati this year! To date the outing has raised nearly $50,000 to support good causes in and around Clifton. Similar to last year families are invited afterward for dinner on the deck. Kids 12 and under eat for free! We had a great family turnout last year!

From the left: Sr. Mary Imelda, Sr. Jeanne, Sr. Mary John and Mother Mary Sylvia, Mother Superior.

I had the recent pleasure of meeting with Sister Mary Imelda to talk about The Little Sisters of The Poor and their service to elderly in our community. St. Paul’s Home (476 Riddle Road) is home to about 100 elderly residents 65 and over with health needs and of little means. The Little Sisters live with the residents at St. Paul’s, dedicating their lives to their care. In doing so they provide dignity and ultimately “lead them to their eternity in a peaceful way”. Each day some of the Sisters go out and collect food, supplies and personal care products for the residents in the facility. The in-kind and cash donations the Sisters collect provide substantial support for the care of the residents.

The Sisters recently had a whole facility back-up generator installed, which should come online in a few months. Soon they will need to replace their commercial dishwasher. The funds from the Golf Outing will be used to defray some of the food costs for the residents.

The Little Sisters of The Poor have upcoming events which are open to the public: Mother’s Day Weekend Bake Sale, and a Spaghetti Dinner on June 29.

You can find out more about the Little Sisters of the Poor through their website www.littlesistersofthepoorcincinnati.org, or by contacting them at 513-281-8001.

— Eric Urbas

District 5 Site Selection Community Input Opportunity

There will be a public hearing of the Law & Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:00pm at City Hall. The public hearing will give you and other citizens the opportunity to share your thoughts on the two headquarter location options, 3300 Central Parkway (Clifton), or 5837 Hamilton Avenue (College Hill). Each person will be given two minutes to address the committee.

  • 3300 Central Parkway: owned by the City, makes use of existing building, shell/foundation, acquisition of adjacent hotel required = Total project cost of $9.7 million, which is within original budget; project completion roughly 18-24 months
  • 5837 Hamilton Avenue: current temporary location for District 5, City would buy property and existing tenant leases; requires additional cost to keep temporary HQ open during construction = Estimated total project cost of $22.45 million, not enough funding under current project scope; project completion roughly 10+ years

The CTM board has voted in support of the Central Parkway (Clifton) and expressed that to the City. Our reasons for supporting the Clifton location are 1) That the Central Parkway location is more centrally located to all of District 5, therefore, it is best positioned to respond ever-changing needs of the entire district and 2) The Central Parkway location can be implemented at a lower capital cost and sooner, thus saving precious taxpayer dollars and getting District 5 into a permanent location sooner.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please consider contacting the representatives listed below.

RepresentativeTelephone NumberE-mail Address
Mayor John Cranley513-352-3250mayor.cranley@cincinnati-oh.gov
Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman513-352-3464christopher.smitherman@cincinnati-oh.gov
President Pro Tem Tamaya Dennard513-352-5205tamaya.dennard@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member Greg Landsman513-352-3532greg.landsman@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member David Mann513-352-4611david.mann@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member Amy Murray513-352-3640amy.murray@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member Jeff Pastor513-352-5243jeff.pastor@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member Chris Seelbach513-352-5210chris.seelbach@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld513-352-5280pg.sittenfeld@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member Wendell Young513-352-3466wendell.young@cincinnati-oh.gov
City Manager Patrick Duhaney513-352-3243citymanager@cincinnati-oh.gov

Thank you for taking the time make your voice heard on this very important issue!

Connecting with Clifton Town Meeting

Welcome to 2017!  We recommend you bookmark this post as below are some key information about Clifton Town Meeting for your use.

Clifton Town Meeting (CTM) has a Board of 15 Trustees. The organization has a set of bylaws that governs its operation and action. http://www.cliftoncommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/CTM-Bylaws-Revised-Dec-2015.pdf

Your Trustees for 2017 are as follows:

Eric Urbas – President
Cindy Oakenfull – Vice President 1
Malcolm Montgomery – Vice President 2
Ashley Fritz – Secretary
Shaun McCance – Treasurer
Adam Balz
Peter Block
Christine Celsor
Brad Hawse
Nicholas Hollan
Rama Kasturi
Seth Maney
Kevin Marsh
Michael Moran
Joyce Rich

There are many ways to interact, engage, volunteer, and communicate with CTM.

In person options

We have monthly Board meetings. The schedule is set every January at the first Board meeting of the year. Generally, the meetings are on the first Monday of the month from 7-9pm at the Clifton Recreation Center. Exact dates will be posted on the Clifton Community Calendar website page.

You can speak at these meetings on a specific topic or at the end of the meeting. Community members should sign up to speak on an agenda item before the start of the meeting. Not all agenda items will have time reserved for public input. Individual input on agenda items will be no more than two minutes. Community members are able to speak on non-agenda issues during the public questions and concerns agenda item. Individuals with statements are asked to sign in before the start of the meeting. Statements will be no more than three minutes during the questions and concerns agenda item.

Our Committees are always seeking volunteers for specific activities or for longer term participating on the work of the Committee. Your involvement, be it big or small, is welcome and desired.

Events CTM produces or co-sponsors annually:

•Memorial Day Parade & Cook Out
•CliftonFest Booth
•Golf Outing
•Lantern Walk
•Holidays on Ludlow

The Clifton House Tour is held every 3 years on Mother’s Day. Next Tour is 2018. Planning always starts in the year prior to the event.

2017 Event Captains
Event – Captain
House Tour – Adam Balz
Memorial Day Parade/Cookout – Nicholas Hollan
Clifton Fest Booth – Joyce Rich
Golf Outing – Eric Urbas
Lantern Walk – Adam Balz
Holidays on Ludlow – Joyce Rich

All events are more successful when we have volunteers from the community to participate in planning or on the day of the event.

Committees and Chairpersons for 2017

Committee – Chairperson
Beautification – Adam Balz
Business – Peter Block
Chronicle – Ashley Fritz
Website / Social Media – Shaun McCance
Membership – Kevin Marsh
Housing and Zoning – Christine Celsor
Nominating – Ashley Fritz
Public Safety – Kevin Marsh
Clifton Community LLC – Eric Urbas & Shaun McCance
Transportation – Seth Maney
Parks – Rama Kasturi
Education – Nicholas Hollan
Ad Hoc Committees
Fundraising – Brad Hawse
By-Laws – Malcolm Montgomery
Save the CCAC – Malcolm Montgomery

Liaison Role
Uptown / NOU – Joyce Rich
Invest In Neighborhoods – Shaun McCance
TriHealth – Brad Hawse
Clifton Community Fun – Eric Urbas
CPBA – Peter Block
Ludlow 21 – Joyce Rich
Clifton Market – Rama Kasturi
UC Health – Brad Hawse

Some of our Committees hold public engagement / discussion meetings to gather input on specific topics. These are announced in advance by email and put onto social media channels.

Emails to CTM

CTM has multiple emails that you can use to convey information, concerns, questions, etc:
•Our primary email is contactctm@Cliftoncommunity.org. This email is monitored daily. Your email is forwarded to the most appropriate person or Committee for response. When in doubt, use this email for all purposes.
•Financial matter to address with our Treasurer, please email ctmtreasurer@cliftoncommunity.org
•Matters dealing with Housing & Zoning, you can email the Committee directly at housingandzoning@cliftoncommunity.org
•Matters related to the Education Committee, you can email the Committee Chair directly at clifton-school@cliftoncommunity.org
•Submit an article / photo for the Clifton Chronicle or wish to place an ad, you can email vblack1@cliftoncommunity.org

Emails from CTM

CTM has a subscriber, opt-in, email list that is used to send information & announcements related to Clifton. We never sell or share this list, and we do not email you constantly. 3-5 emails a month including the monthly CTM meeting agenda. You can opt-in at this link: http://eepurl.com/bemMm5

The Education Committee has has a subscriber, opt-in, email list that is in use for topics related only to guaranteed access to quality education and the current effort to create a neighborhood area public school. We never share or sell this list, and we do not email you constantly. You can opt-in a this link: http://eepurl.com/bR8pAn

Clifton Community Website

CTM maintains the Clifton Community website at http://www.cliftoncommunity.org/ This website contains a variety of news, calendar, public safety links, prior CTM meeting minutes, Clifton Chronicle issues, links to institutions & businesses in Clifton, and much more. There are links on the website to submit questions / concerns directly to CTM.

The Clifton Community Calendar has a moderated submission link that you can use to create entries for community events on the calendar. http://www.cliftoncommunity.org/calendar/

Social Media

CTM operates various social media accounts:

•Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/CliftonTownMeeting
•Twitter account – https://twitter.com/cliftontownmeet @cliftontownmeet
•NextDoor Clifton account – https://clifton.nextdoor.com/login
•The Education Committee has a Facebook Group called “Citizens For Clifton Area Neighborhood School” https://www.facebook.com/groups/1165996130112593/

Social media “likes”, shares & retweets do not imply Board positions or agreement. We like to promote Clifton related events for the good of the community.

Postal Mail

We accept mail at PO Box 20042, Cincinnati, OH 45220. This is the slowest way to contact us.


Our organization is always seeking the financial support of the community through a variety of membership options. You can start or renew a membership online at http://www.cliftoncommunity.org/products-page/membership/ We run a more detailed membership drive effort each year as well describing the benefits of being a member.

Thank you. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you.