Welcome to the Clintonville Area Commission

“Committed to the undertaking of the preservation of the values of the community through promotion, implementation and recommendation to city officials.”

The CAC was empowered in 1974 by the Columbus City Charter to represent the Clintonville community in the discussion of community concerns. By City Code, the purpose of the CAC is to “…afford additional voluntary citizen participation in the decision making in an advisory capacity and to facilitate communications, understanding and cooperation between neighborhood groups, city officials and developers”.

SWACO Clarification

SWACO’s official “announcement”  and details of additional recycling container’s becoming available will be made formal within the next week. At that time 311 operators will have up to date information and the refuse department will have full notification as well.

 

 

 

Brief Overview of July 6th, 2017 CAC meeting notes

Here is a brief update of the July CAC meeting:

A SWACO representative did a presentation with an overview of the program. SWACO is looking for a new drop off location close to Clintonville since the location adjacent to the Weilands parking lot has been removed. They have a possibility near Morse and Indianola- TBD. Illegal dumping has been an increasing problem. Therefore all Columbus School drop off locations are now for school use only.

Indianola Road Diet- Matt Lorenz from the city of Columbus was there to field questions. The project which started with a UIRF grant will be coupled with city funds to resurface all of Indianola from Oakland Park to Morse, including replacement of any damaged curbs and any damaged storm sewer entry points. The sidewalk phase from Garden to Morse Rd will not begin until 2019.

Ohio Health- Quite a huge project- beginning in September. We will be left with two exits from 315 N to WNB and a couple more traffic lights to get home. Many commission & public questions about access to the river from the west and possible Olentangy trail partial relocation, bridge etc, This was is not part of the existing plan, cost constraints were sited

Cranbook neighbors- Neighbors from Cranbrook attended the meeting to ask for UIRF support for rebuilding a bridge that connects the two parts of their neighborhood. We voted to support them.

Our long time city liaison Isom Nivens is retiring. Isom was a rock to our group ever attentive to concerns and quick to provide guidance and advice to us all. He will be missed.

If any neighbors have interest in volunteering to serve on a CAC subcommittee please send a letter of interest and a resume. Committees are: Election, Planning & Development, Historic Buildings, Zoning & Variance, Technology & PR.

Commission Recruiting New Members for Committees

July 6, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—(Columbus, Ohio). The Clintonville Area Commission is recruiting new members for its committees for the 2017-2018 term. The Commission has five standing committees: Planning & Development, Zoning & Variance, Historic Buildings Preservation, Technology and Public Relations, and Election. Information regarding the standing committees is set forth in the Commission’s bylaws, which are available at http://www.clintonvilleareacommission.org/?p=268. Members of the committees are volunteers and serve 1-year terms, beginning the first Thursday of August.

Clintonville residents interested in joining one of the Commission’s committees may submit a letter of interest via email to commissioners@clintonvilleareacommission.org by 5 pm on Thursday, July 20. The letter should include: mailing address, phone contact information, the specific committee(s) of interest, as well as a brief statement regarding your background or reason for interest in serving on a committee. Resumes are not necessary but may be submitted.

About the Clintonville Area Commission.. The Clintonville Area Commission was empowered in 1974 by the Columbus City Charter to represent the Clintonville community in the discussion of community concerns. By City code, the purpose of the Commission is to “…afford additional voluntary citizen participation in the decision making in an advisory capacity and to facilitate communications, understanding and cooperation between neighborhood groups, city officials and developers.”

Mosquito Spraying in Whetstone Park July 3rd

We received this notice from the city of Columbus late this afternoon:

 

Columbus Public Health (CPH) will be spraying area parks ahead of the July 4th holiday weekend to prevent disease and protect residents’ health.

 Columbus Public Health has added Whetstone Park to the holiday spray schedule for Monday, July 3 because of what we found over the past couple of weeks regarding the mosquito population at the park. The amended press release is attached.

Two traps were set on 6/15/17. The first trap was set close to the pond and only resulted in six Culex mosquitoes being trapped. The second trap was set in the Prairie and resulted in 262 Culex mosquitoes being trapped.

Two traps were set on 6/21/17. The first trap was set close to the beaver dam and resulted in 283 Culex mosquitoes being trapped. The second trap was set in the Prairie and resulted in 445 Culex mosquitoes being trapped. 445 is a high number for mosquitoes, and would normally result in adulticiding due to the high number and historical positives of West Nile Virus mosquito pools found in Clintonville.

We have four areas in Whetstone Park that we check for mosquito larvae. Two of the sites had mosquito larvae present. One site is located along the bike path in the woods and it had larvae present on 6/15/17. The other site is the stream where the beaver dam is located. This site had larvae present on both 6/15/17 and 6/21/17.

We are scheduled to spray all city parks in Columbus and Worthington Friday, June 30 and Monday, July 3 in preparation for 4th of July activities. Adulticiding with truck mounted sprayers is the most efficient way to knock down and kill adult mosquitoes. Spraying is conducted at dawn to avoid targeting pollinators. While spraying in the early morning of Monday, July 3 in Whetstone Park, staff has been instructed to avoid spraying within 150 feet of the Rose Garden and the Prairie.

CPH practices disease control and prevention for the West Nile virus by trapping mosquitoes, investigating complaints, treating standing water and spraying in areas with high mosquito counts and disease presence. The adulticiding product used is Pursuit 4 – 4, which is a permethrin-based formulation that provides quick knock-down and effective control of mosquitoes.

Clintonville residents also are encouraged to help prevent mosquito growth by eliminating standing water and to protect themselves by wearing insect repellant with DEET.

For more information on West Nile, visit www.publichealth.columbus.gov, www.cdc.gov and www.epa.gov. For an updated spraying map, visit www.publichealth.columbus.gov.

Regards,

 

Keith L. Krinn, RS, MA, DAAS, CPHA

Environmental Health Division Administrator