CTM Board – Hybrid Meeting – June 3, 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  
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TimeTopicTopic Lead
7:00pm / 1 minWelcomePres Goodin
7:01 / 2 minRoll Call/ Approve prior month’s meeting minutesSec. Barry Gee
7:03 / 2 minNew Board Member – Motion 1Pres Goodin
7:05 / 4 minTreasurer’s Report – Budget Amendment Motion 2Treas. Gerald Checco
7:09 / 21 minPolice ReportP.O. Shawn Dent
7:30 / 5 minSafety IssuesTim Noonan
7:35/ 5 minFirehouse report 
7:40/ 5 minCRC ReportBrittany Havens
7:45/ 5 minPublic Library ReportDir. Jeanne Strauss DeGroot
7:50/ 5 minClifton Welcome & ConnectGerald
7:55/ 5 minMemorial DayBarry Gee
8:00/ 5 minBike Lane Extension – Motion 3Justin
8:05 / 10 minNomination Committee – InformationPres. Goodin
8:15/ 10 minGolf UpdatesJohn
8:25 / 5 minConnected CommunitiesRachel Wells
8:30/ 5 minDiggs Plaza – Motion 4Gerald Checco
8:35 / 10 minTrustee, Committee and Liaisons AnnouncementsPres Goodin
8:45 / 15 minCommunity Questions/ConcernsPres Goodin
9:00 pmAdjournment – Next meeting July 11Pres Goodin

Motions

#SponsorTopic
1PresidentTo select Ben Pantoja as a new Board Member
2TreasurerTo confirm budget after decision previous month
3TransportationTo approve recommendation of Transportation Chair
4Ad-HocTo approve recommendations of Ad-Hoc Committee

Attachments / Information
#FromTopic
1Nominating CommitteeExisting CTM Trustees Term Information
2MSDWork on Clifton Avenue
32024 Home TourThank You Note
4IINSurvey results about Connected Communities by Invest In Neighborhoods Part 1 and Part 2

CTM Board – Hybrid Meeting – April 1, 2024

The meeting will begin at 7:00pm, 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
7:001WelcomePresident Goodin
7:012Roll Call/ Approve prior month’s minutesSecretary Barry Gee
7:033Treasurer’s Report – Attachment 1Treasurer Checco
7:0615Police ReportP.O. Shawn Dent
7:215Fire Report
7:265CRC ReportCollin Fitzpatrick
7:315Clifton Library ReportJeanne Strauss de Groote
7:365Misc Business UpdatesPresident
7:4110Board – Trustee Vacancy Announcement, Governance Chair Vacancy, VP 2 DiscussionPresident
7:5110NSP – Proposal and Community Vote – Attachments 2 & 3NSP Coordinator – Gerald Checco
8:015Housing & Zoning – Letter of No Objection – Motion 1Rachel Wells
8:0610Connected Communities – Special Meeting RequestRachel Wells
8:1615Transportation Committee – Motion 2Jusn Ogilby
8:312Communication from CPD – Liquor License – 3523 Jefferson Ave – Attachment 4Gerald Checco
8:334Communication from House TourJan Brown Checco
8:375Communication from Golf Outing – Introduction to Motion for consideration at next meetingJohn Whedon
8:425USPS Informed Delivery Option – with Notifications sent to CTM Board – Motion 3Rachel Wells
8:4715Committees Roll CallPresident
9:025Community Questions/ConcernsPresident
9:07Adjournment – Next meeting May 6, 2024President
Motions
#SponsorDescription
1Housing & Zoning CommitteeDraft Letter of No Objection

Zoning Variance Application Documents
2Transportation CommitteeClifton Ave Redesign Objectives and Goals
3Rachel WellsUSPS Informed Delivery Option with Notifications sent to CTM Board
Attachments
#SponsorDescription
1TreasurerTreasurer’s Report
2NSP CoordinatorDraft NSP Application
3NSP CoordinatorNSP Voting Ballot
4Police DeptLiquor License Communication

CTM Board – Hybrid Meeting – March 4, 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 – Motion 1Treasurer
7:0615Police ReportP.O. Shawn Dent
7:215Misc. Business UpdatesCTM President
7:264Welcome CFD Captain Alexis MundyCTM President
7:305Fire Report CTM President
7:355CRC ReportCollin Fitzpatrick
7:405Clifton LibraryJeanne Strauss de Groote
7:455Clifton Soccer Update – Motion 2 Mindi Rich
7:505Clifton Golf Outing – Motion 3Gerald Checco
7:555Connected Communities – Motion 4Rachel Wells
8:005Beautification Committee ReportJayme Ritter
8:052Clifton Ave RedesignJustin Ogilby
8:0710NSP Discussion – List of RequestsNSP Coordinator
8:175Presentation: Citizens not Politicians
8:225CCAC OpeningLeslie Mooney
8:2718Committees Roll CallPresident
8:455Community Questions/ConcernsPresident
8:50Adjournment – Next meeting April 1, 2024President
Motion #SponsorDescription
1Treasurer2024 Budget Change
2Executive CommitteeClifton Soccer
3Executive CommitteeClifton Golf Outing
4Housing & ZoningConnected Communities

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 appoints new trustee, elects officers, establishes committees and committee chairs

Clifton Town meeting trustees appointed Mindi Rich to fill a board vacancy during its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. Rich fills a seat that remained open after a community member elected in November 2023 resigned before his term began. The one-year appointment will end in December 2024.

Prior to being appointed, Rich shared the following candidate’s statement:

My family returned to Clifton in the summer of 2022. My husband, three daughters and I are thrilled to be back in this wonderful gem of a neighborhood! I have always enjoyed keeping busy by volunteering within the community in one way or another. For several years I assisted in coordinating the Clifton Child Study Group – something I am still very active in today. I have also assisted in organizing CliftonFest in past years – creating a space to raise funds for the Clifton Area Neighborhood School and The Amazing Race. In 2017, I worked with the City of Cincinnati and DOTE to have a crosswalk installed at the intersection of Glenmary and Brookline. In 2022, I once again reached out to the community to request its support in having a 3 Way Stop installed within that very same intersection. Thanks to the support of CTM and the Transportation/Public Safety Committee and to the efforts of DOTE – the 3 Way Stop has been installed – enabling pedestrians and motorists alike to have a safer experience while traveling through this intersection. Needless to say – I am a doer. I enjoy working with others and helping create a community and neighborhood that is welcoming, inclusive and safe for all. With all this said, I would truly appreciate the opportunity to serve as a Clifton Town Meeting Trustee.

New officers elected by CTM trustees

The CTM board selected the following trustees to serve on the executive committee:

  • Steve Goodin, President
  • Mindi Rich, Vice President 1
  • Nick Gregg, Vice President 2
  • Gerald Checco, Treasurer
  • Barry Gee, Secretary

Existing committees continue, new committees created, chairs selected

After hearing community feedback about the proposed elimination of CTM’s Housing and Zoning Committee as well as its Parks Committee, trustees sustained both.

The Housing and Zoning Committee will continue and those interested in volunteering on the committee should reach out to CTM by emailing the new committee chair, Rachel Wells, at rachel_wells@cliftoncommunity.org.

The Parks Committee will re-evaluate its status following additional outreach to further assess interest in committee participation or, in lieu of a CTM committee, the role of a CTM liaison to the Cincinnati Parks sanctioned Burnet Woods and Mt. Storm/Dunore Park parks advisory committees. If you have an opinion or wish to volunteer to serve on a CTM Parks Committee, email committee chair Rachel Wells at rachel_wells@cliftoncommunity.org.

The CTM Board of Trustees also created several new committees and selected chairs and co-chairs for each new and continuing committee. If you are interested in volunteering with any of the committees, please email contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org.

CommitteeChair
Public SafetyTim Noonan
Arts & CultureJoyce Rich
Caretaking & BeautificationJayme Ritter (Chair)
Nestor Melnyk, Gerald Checco, Jan Checco (Co-Chairs)
ChronicleJan Checco (Chair)
Leah Kottyan, Mindi Rich (Co-Chairs)
CommunicationFD Harper (Chair)
EventsBarry Gee (Chair)
Leah Kottyan, Jan Checco, Gerald Checco (Co-Chairs)
FinanceGerald Checco (Chair)
Tim Noonan (Co-Chair)
GovernanceNick Gregg
Housing & ZoningRachel Wells
Membership & NominatingTim Noonan
ParksRachel Wells
TransportationJustin Ogilby
Neighborhood Support ProgramGerald Checco
Welcome & ConnectMindi Rich (Chair)
Gerald Checco, FD Harper, Nestor Melnyk (Co-Chairs)
Clifton SoccerMindi Rich
Clifton BoundariesMary Pat Lienhart

New liaisons were also selected:

Organization or InitiativeLiaison
Uptown ConsortiumSteve Goodin
Invest in NeighborhoodsGerald Checco
Clifton Community FundGerald Checco
Clifton Business AssociationJan Checco and Genet Singh
Neighborhoods of UptownRachel Wells
Golf OutingJohn Whedon

A liaison role to TriHealth was eliminated.