CTM Board of Trustees meet in hybrid meeting on Monday, Feb 5, 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.

Agenda

Join in-person: Clifton Recreation Center, 320 McAlpin Avenue  
Join Remotely: https://meet.google.com/qym-wjou-ncx

StartTimeTopicTopic Lead
7:001WelcomeCTM President
7:012Roll Call/ Approve prior month’s minutesSecretary Barry Gee
  7:033Treasurer’s Report – and 2024 Budget (Motion 1)Treasurer
7:0619End of Year Safety reportSafety Chair Noonan
7:2515Police ReportP.O. Shawn Dent
7:405Fire Report 
7:455CRC ReportCollin Fitzpatrick
7:505Clifton LibraryJeanne Strauss de Groote
7:555Clifton Area Neighborhood School (CANS)Julia Bonfield
8:005 NSP DiscussionNSP Coordinator
8:055Historic Yew Tree at Fairview-Clifton SchoolJohn Wulsin
8:105CANS Multicultural EventLauren Mychael
8:1515Committees Roll CallPresident
8:305Community Questions/ConcernsPresident
8:355Adjournment – Next meeting March 4, 2024President
Motion #SponsorDescription
1PresidentApprove 2024 Budget

CTM Board of Trustees will meet in a hybrid meeting on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023

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.

Agenda

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

TimeTopicLead
7 p.m.Welcome – Announcement Trustees – Roll CallPres. Checco, Sec. Gee
7:01Approval of November minutesSec. Gee
7:02Election of trustee to replace Mike Roller (trustees vote)
Candidates
Pres. Checco
7:07Treasurer ReportTreas. Noonan
7:09Amendment to NSP allocationTreas. Noonan
7:12Police ReportOfficer Dent
7:27Fire House Report
7:37Clifton Recreation Center ReportDirector Fitzpatrick
7:47Clifton Branch Library ReportDirector Strauss DeGrout
7:57Clifton House Tour PresentationAaron Weiner
8:02Committee updates/reportsVarious
8:17Community questions and concerns
8:22Thanksgivings
8:37Meeting Announcements
– 12/11/2023 – Second Board Orientation – Location TBD
– 12/18/2023 – Third Board Orientation – Location TBD
– 1/8/2024 – Next Board Meeting – Clifton Recreation Center, Virtual

Call to Clifton residents: Vote on NSP grant proposals

Through the Neighborhood Support Program , community councils across Cincinnati can request up to $9,872 in grant funding for projects that meet certain guidelines.

All Clifton residents, regardless of CTM membership status, are able to vote on proposed ideas. Cast your vote via this Google form by 8 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2023.

Clifton Town Meeting has collected a variety of ideas from the community:

Submitted ByProjectCost
CTM/CRCPurchase Equipment for Hybrid Meetings$500
CTMMemorial Day Picnic Support$1,600
CCACCarpool Cinema – Revamp$1,200
ManifestSculpture Exhibition Outside$1,800
CRCProgramming – 4 events$1,600
CTMChronicle Support – One Publication$1,800
CBADoor for community storage safety$1,372
Total$9,872
NSP 2023 Clifton Banner

Share your ideas for Neighborhood Support Program funding by Jan. 10

NSP 2023 Clifton Banner

Clifton Town Meeting is seeking ideas for which to apply annual Neighborhood Support Program funding. To submit an idea for 2023 Neighborhood Support Program (NSP) funding, please complete Clifton Town Meeting’s NSP2023 Idea Submission form by Jan. 10, 2023. All Clifton residents, regardless of CTM membership status, will be able to vote in-person on proposed ideas during Clifton Town Meeting’s Feb. 6, 2023 meeting.

Last year’s NSP program funded three community projects: Installation of security cameras on Clifton Plaza, sponsorship of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center’s Carpool Cinema events, and a portion of the summer publication of the Clifton Chronicle.

Through this year’s NSP program, each community council can apply for up to $9,872 to be spent by January 14, 2024. Ideas discussed by Clifton Town Meeting trustees so far include the purchase and installation of hybrid meeting technology at the Clifton Recreation Center to support greater access to CTM monthly meetings and other community events.

What other ideas do you think would benefit the Clifton community? Share your ideas with CTM via this Google form.

Eligible projects includes those in the following categories:

  • Neighborhood Leadership Development Activities
  • Communication Projects
  • Neighborhood Improvement Activities
  • Educational Activities
  • Neighborhood Services
  • Problem-Solving Projects
  • Other/Quality of Life Projects
  • Council Business/Administrative/Operations

Learn more about project eligibility at https://www.investinneighborhoods.org/nsp-guidelines/.

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.