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”.

CAC Planning & Development Committee Meeting

A reminder this evening is the CAC Planning & Development Committee Meeting. Time to weigh in on future uses of UIRF funds. The meeting is at Clinton Heights Lutheran church (Clinton Hts & High St) at 7 pm.

This is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend.!

Clintonville Women’s Club Chili Cook Off!

Thank you to the Clintonville Women’s Club for hosting the First Clintonville Community Chili Cook off! It was a nice time to meet neighbors and learn about organizations and non profits working in our neighborhood!!! The CAC silvery sign for “Out of this World Chili” was designed by kids in after school care !! Thank you Khara Nemitz for arranging!

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Here is our recipe for “Maple Bacon Chili” that Libby & Judy prepared- it was a nice combination of sweet and spicy!!

4lbs lean (at least 80%-90%) ground beef
8 medium onions and 4 medium green peppers chopped (about 6 cups)
4 cans (28 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained
3 cans (19 oz each) red kidney beans, drained, liquid reserved
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
3 tablespoons chili powder
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 lbs center cut bacon
1/2 cup maple syrup
In 8-quart Dutch oven or stockpot, combine and cook beef and onions, green peppers over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked and onions are tender; drain. Fry 2 lbs center cut bacon- sprinkle with brown sugar prior to the last stir. Add to the ground beef mixture-Stir in tomatoes, bean liquid, tomato sauce, chili powder, brown sugar, and salt, breaking up tomatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 1 hours. Stir in 1/2 cup maple syrup & red kidney beans and simmer 15 minutes.

Chamber Requests Nominations

Clintonville is a special place, filled with some incredible people! Please help nominate Clintonvilles best:

BUSINESS of the Year

BUSINESS PERSON of the Year

VOLUNTEER of the Year!

I am so proud to be on the Celebrate Clintonville this year to help celebrate the winners at the annual dinner awards program on Feb 22nd!

Are you a Clintonville business that can help sponsor or give an auction gift? Please contact me if you can—we would love to have you in and any employees in attendance as well! 🙂

Please see the website below to nominate, purchase tickets, sponsor or give an auction item!

http://www.clintonvillechamber.com/Annual_Recognition_Dinner.asp

Annual_Recognition_Dinner

Thank You!

CAC thanks “Clintonville Incorporated” for the beautiful new Clintonville flags that line High Street! Thank you good neighbors and all who donated to this community building effort!

Neighborhood Update

Neighborhood Topics:

As the snow falls, be sure to go to warriorwatch.columbus.gov to see what city streets have been serviced in the past 72 hours!

Martin Luther King Day is Monday January 15th. Numerous events in honor of Dr King around town on Monday Including special events at the convenient Ohio History Center- a nice place to spend educational time with kids on a cold Monday! Here is a link:

https://www.ohiohistory.org/…/ohio-h…/mlk-day-history-center

Emmanuel Remy of the Northland Community Council was selected to join Columbus City Council to complete the unexpired term of Zach Klein, who is the new City Attorney.

Note the Meet the New Councilmember Council Community Meeting on January 27th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Dodge Recreation Center, 667 Sullivant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215, in the Multi-Purpose Room. This event is open to the public.

If you are planning to attend, please send an email to srlopez@columbus.gov to RSVP.

There will be a new round of UIRF (urban infrastructure recovery fund) monies available for community projects. If you’d like to join in the discussion please attend the next CAC Planning and Development Meeting on January 23rd, 7 pm at the Clinton Hts Lutheran Church.

Here is a link to this topic:

https://www.columbus.gov/planning/uirf/

Snow, snow, snow!

City of Columbus Winter Update

The City of Columbus Snow Warriors will be monitoring weather conditions throughout the day Friday and taking any opportunities to anti-ice, if possible, in preparation for potential snow and ice accumulation.

As the temperatures begin to fall and the precipitation turns from rain to possible ice/snow, the DPS Division of Infrastructure Management will begin treating roadways in order to reduce ice from bonding to the pavement. Snow Warriors will be staged in strategic locations as to reduce travel times to locations such as State Routes 315, 104, 161 and U.S. 33.

Necessary staffing will be maintained throughout the event as the Snow Warriors transition into the Priority 1 roadways Friday evening. Currently, the Division of Infrastructure Management has about 79 Snow fleet vehicles available, approximately 21,000 tons of salt, and more than 100,000 gallons of liquid anti/de-icing agents on hand.

Some tips for motorists:

Don’t crowd the plow.
Plow drivers have limited visibility so don’t assume your vehicle is in view.

Maintain a safe distance behind the snowplow.
Plows aren’t just removing snow. They may also be spreading granular or liquid material.

Slow down.
Plows are large and move slower than highway speeds. It is difficult to judge distance when approaching the plow so slow down immediately to avoid a collision.

As the snow falls, be sure to go to warriorwatch.columbus.gov to see what city streets have been serviced in the past 72 hours and to check the priority level of your street.

Columbia Gas project – 2018

Columbia Gas Project 2018

There is an upcoming gas line replacement project planned for the in the Clintonville/Beechwold area in 2018. We have a project slated to begin in the second quarter for the Dominion Boulevard and Zeller Road area.

Prior to the project beginning Columbia Gas will be hosting a customer information meeting at a location near the project. This will give residents the opportunity to meet with representatives from Columbia Gas and have any questions or concerns they may have addressed.

Dominion Boulevard and Zeller Road

Projected to start second quarter (April/May 2018)

Encompasses 230 customers