CTM Special Meeting – Jan 18

CTM will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, January 18th beginning at 7:00 pm to discuss various grant application options. We encourage you to attend and voice your opinion.

Due to the ongoing public health situation CTM will hold this special meeting via video and telephone conference. To join the videoconference click on the following link – https://meet.google.com/gfn-nezv-ehi.

To join via phone, dial (541) 861-5197 and use the following PIN – 825 148 168#.

The agenda is as follows:

Time Topic
7:00 / 1 min Welcome to the Google Meet electronic meeting, advice for participation
7:01 / 5 min Amend motion re: Priority List of Pedestrian Safety 

Neighborhood Activation Business District Capital Grants
7:06 / 5 min Clifton Business District Proposal 1: Security Cameras
7:13 / 5 min Clifton Business District Proposal 2: Gateway/ Signage
7:18/ 5 min Clifton Business District Proposal 3: Ludlow/ Middleton Plaza
7:25 / 10 min General Discussion re: NSP
7:35 /  5 min Community Questions/Concerns
7:40 Adjournment

Emailing your issue to contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org is another effective way to have your issue or opinion considered by your trustees.  To request an agenda item for the next meeting please email your topic to contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org

Please note that public input on agenda items of pressing community concern will be heard after trustee discussion.  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.

CTM Trustee Elections & Membership Meeting – Dec 6

CTM will hold Trustee elections on Monday, December 6 from 6-7pm. All CTM members are eligible to vote – if you haven’t joined or renewed your membership yet you can do so at this link by clicking here. There will be two options to vote on December 6 between 6-7pm:

Option 1: Anyone who joined or renewed and provided a valid email address by this Friday, December 4th at 5:00 pm will be eligible to vote online by using a secure link sent to your email. The email will be sent on Dec 6 at 6pm. Please note that if you have a household membership with two votes but only provided one email address, you can only cast one vote electronically. Please come to vote in-person to cast your other vote.

Option 2: In-person voting will also be available at the Fairview-Clifton German Language School parking lot. Walk up or drive up. You can make your membership current there as well.

Click here to read about the candidates in the 2021 Winter Edition of the Clifton Chronicle.

After the election, please join CTM’s annual membership meeting from 7:00 to 9:00pm to hear the election results. CTM members can also vote on proposed Bylaws amendments. Click here to read about the proposed Bylaws amendments.

December 6, 2021, 7:00pm.  Google Meet Videoconference.

After the election we will have our December meeting. Due to the ongoing public health situation CTM will continue to hold its meetings via video and telephone conference. To join the videoconference click on the following link – http://meet.google.com/aaz-pnjp-xma. To join via phone, dial (657) 215-8396 and use the following PIN – 251 725 539#.

7:00 / 1 minWelcome to the Google Meet electronic meeting, advice for participation
7:01 / 1 minApprove prior month’s meeting minutes
7:02 / 8 minPolice Report
7:10 / 10 minTreasurer’s Report – advice for creation of a partitioned bank account for Chronicle funds (as was established for OLG in 2020), discussion and vote.
7:20 / 10 minOLG’s need for a defined process for seeking grants for projects, being in need of CTM authorization; an MOU to be presented about how committees can seek grants, discussion and vote
7:30 / 20 minBylaws Amendments; Presentation, discussion and vote
7:50 / 10  minMembership duration: Ideal is activation for a full 12 months from date of purchase, inclusive of the right to vote at the annual Members meeting in the period of validity. Expiration dates to be signaled to those concerned with a renewal prompt issued quarterly by a Membership Committee list manager.  Discussion and vote.
8:00 / 10 minTrustee Election and Bylaws Amendment Vote Results
8:10 / 10 minTrustee, Committee, Liaisons Announcements
8:20 / 10 minCommunity Questions/Concerns
8:30Adjournment

Thank you very much, Clifton Town Meeting Trustees.

Emailing your issue to contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org is another effective way to have your issue or opinion considered by your trustees.  To request an agenda item for the next meeting please email your topic to contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org

Please note that public input on agenda items of pressing community concern will be heard after trustee discussion.  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.

CTM Meeting Agenda and Link – Oct Meeting

October 4, 2021, 7:00pm.  Google Meet Videoconference.

Due to the ongoing public health situation, CTM will continue to hold its meetings via video and telephone conference. To join the videoconference click on the following link – https://meet.google.com/whg-tgjk-cui. To join via phone, dial (505) 585-5460 and use the following PIN – 673 452 758#.

The agenda is as follows:
 

TimeTopic
7:00 / 1 minWelcome to the Google Meet electronic meeting, advice for participation
7:01 / 1 minApprove prior month’s meeting minutes from September
7:02 / 10 minCaptain Gregoire /Officer Shawn Dent
7:12 / 10 minGreater Cincinnati Water Works – special guest
7: 22 / 5 minTreasurer’s Report and Finance Committee Update
7:27 / 8 minBeautification Committee – Fall Clean Up October 9, 9 am – noon+; plants giveaway
7: 35 / 2 minArts and Culture Committee Update
7:37 / 10 minNominating Committee Report – slate of candidates all in by (date ?)
7:47 / 15 minGovernance Committee – committee members announced, delivery of suggested changes to the bylaws to be sent to Board members by Oct 22, per 45-day notification rule
8:02 / 5 minHousing and Zoning Committee
8:07 / 10 minHolidays on Ludlow support – Patrick Borders, project manager. CBA plans for Nov 27 (Small Business Saturday) Lamposts decoration;  Holiday Tree project with John Carnavale – decoration with community generated ornaments (Nov 26), Lighting evening of Nov 27 with Ludlow shops open, carriage rides and live music on the Plaza
8:17 / 10 minClifton Avenue Bike Lane – report from Sept 30 special meeting of City Council’s Neighborhoods Committee at Clifton Rec Center with Jan Michele Kearney
8:27 / 10 minClifton Chronicle delivery problems update; send electronic copies via Mail Chimp to check on real readership count; Call for Content Creation and Advertisers has been sent.  Nominees will deliver their bios for publication by Oct 24 (advertisers deadline)
8:37 / 5 minMembership Committee – 48 email addresses that are bouncing.  Solutions?
8: 42 / 5 minClifton Recreation Center Updates – Carpool Cinema Oct 2 and 9. Trunk or Treat Sat Oct 23, 5-7 pm in parking lot; any person or group wishing to sponsor a trunk, please contact Tiffany
8:47 / 5 minNeighborhood Activation Fund – status of allocations and our program planning
8:52 / 3 minTrustee, Committee and Liaisons Announcements
8: 55 / 5 minCommunity Questions/Concerns
9:00Adjournment

Clifton Town Meeting TrusteesThank you very much,Emailing your issue to contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org is another effective way to have your issue or opinion considered by your trustees.  To request an agenda item for the next meeting please email your topic to contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org

Please note that public input on agenda items of pressing community concern will be heard after trustee discussion.  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.

CTM Seeks Candidates for 2021 Trustee Elections

Dear Clifton Residents and Business Owners:

We are seeking candidates to run for Trustee positions for election prior to the 12/6/2021 meeting of the Clifton Town Meeting (CTM) Board.  If you think you might enjoy serving as a Trustee, please email contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org by October 15.

CTM is Clifton’s neighborhood community council.  As such, CTM seeks to understand the interests of ALL Clifton residents and to represent those interests with the City of Cincinnati.  We are especially interested in ensuring that the Board reflects the true diversity of our community, especially as it pertains to women and minorities.

In addition, CTM supports a wide range of events and projects that help make Clifton a great place to live, work and play. Examples include: Holidays on Ludlow, Memorial Day Parade, CliftonFest, Clifton House Tour,  restoration of the Probasco Fountain, Summer Golf Outing, design and build of the Clifton Plaza, and publication of our quarterly community newsletter, the Clifton Chronicle.

As a Trustee, you will share your voice and skills regarding community events, beautification projects, and issues related to education, safety, transportation, business development, and housing and zoning. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other organizations such as Uptown Consortium, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, TriHealth, Clifton Business Association,  Invest In Neighborhoods, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful,  and Clifton Community Fund.

Trustee Expectations:

  • Serve a 3 year term
  • Attend and participate in monthly CTM meetings
  • Serve on at least one CTM committee which include Arts & Culture, Beautification & Caretaking, Business District, Chronicle, and Communications, Education, Finance, Governance, Membership, Housing and Zoning, Nominating, Parks, and Transportation/Public Safety.
  • Be informed about issues that affect Clifton

If you are interested in becoming a CTM Trustee, please email contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org by October 15:  

  • Provide a telephone number if possible.  We will email you more information, but would also like to call you to answer any questions you may have.
  • You must have a current CTM Membership at the time of the election.  Memberships are available to Clifton residents, Clifton property owners, and operators of businesses in Clifton.  For more information about CTM Membership, see https://www.cliftoncommunity.org/membership/
  • Before the election, you must submit a biographical summary of 200-400 words so that voters can learn more about you.  We will email you examples from past elections.
  • Please submit your bio by 10/31/2021 so that we can include it in the next Clifton Chronicle newsletter.

If you’d like to join our energetic, committed group of CTM Trustees, please contact us soon.

Regards,

CTM Nominating Committee