“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”.
We received a press release from the Health department today. Sadly, Columbus has it’s first case of West Nile virus. There will be spraying on the far northern edge of the Clintonville area, the north University District and a few other areas. Here is the basic information received for the Clintonville area:
The first human case of West Nile has been reported in a Columbus resident. The 77-year-old female is currently hospitalized. She does not live in Clintonville.
The primary way to contract the West Nile virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Most infected people do not have any symptoms. About one in five people who become infected develop a fever with other symptoms such as a headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash.
In addition, a positive mosquito pool for West Nile Virus (WNV) was collected from a trap located at Beechwold Church. The mosquito pool tested from this location was confirmed WNV+, by the Ohio Department of Health on September 14th. Due to this positive West Nile Virus mosquito pool, our Vector Control Program will be spraying in Clintonville on Wednesday, September 20th from 3:30 am-7:15 am, weather permitting.
The boundary for the spray on September 20th is as follows:
Chase Road and Broad Meadows Blvd.to the North
Morse Road and Rathbone Ave. to the South
Indianola Ave. to the East
SR 315 to the West
The positive West Nile Virus pools and now the human case do serve as a reminder for us to continue protecting ourselves from mosquito bites and to eliminate stagnant water from our properties including places such as gutters, rain barrels, and bird baths. One can also protect themselves from mosquito bites by using insect repellents and by minimizing their time spent outside during the late evening and early morning hours. Please let Ryan Younge, RS, the Vector Control Program Manager, know if you would like to discuss in further detail our mosquito reduction activities planned in Clintonville this week. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and his phone number is 614.645.6153.
CAC September 7th Meeting – 7 pm Whetstone Library Community Room. The “Clintonville Greenways” presentation is on the agenda, along with first responder memorial discussion, community welcome letter and other topics. You can learn more about the “Clintonville Greenways” group at:http://clintonvillegreenways.org/
Last week, MORPC launched a survey to find out why and how people use data about Central Ohio (in fact, you may have received an email from us inviting you to participate).
To ensure broad representation from across our region, we are asking key local stakeholders to help us distribute the survey. We would be most appreciative if you could email the survey to your constituent/contact list and share via social media. To help, I’ve included sample tweets and email text for your use.
- Give @MORPC your input on how to deliver better data and mapping resources to the Central Ohio Region http://bit.ly/2wiDp9m
- Love maps, charts & data? Whatever your answer, @MORPC wants to know what info is key for Central Ohio’s future http://bit.ly/2wiDp9m
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is conducting a survey to find out why and how people use data about the Central Ohio region. We need feedback from current and potential data users to help us understand how to provide data in the ways that are most useful to the people and organizations who need it.
You may be wondering if you are the ‘right’ kind of data user to take this survey—the answer is almost certainly ‘yes’. We know that data is everywhere these days–whether it’s a big or small part of your life, chances are, you use data in some way. Regardless, MORPC would like to know more about that. Participation in this survey will provide MORPC, and its partner organizations, with valuable information about how to collect, maintain, analyze and provide data resources to the Central Ohio region.
Click here to be directed to the survey, which takes around 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey will be available through September 15, 2017.
If you have questions about the survey, please contact Liz Whelan (MORPC) at email@example.com.
Thank you for your participation!
Thank you for your help in broadening the reach of our survey. With your help, we will continue to improve upon the data and resources that MORPC delivers to Central Ohio’s communities and residents.
Director, Regional Data & Mapping | Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
T: 614.233.4154 | firstname.lastname@example.org
111 Liberty Street, Suite 100 | Columbus, OH 43215
There were two separate positive mosquito pools for West Nile Virus (WNV) collected from traps at Como Avenue and Webster Park. The mosquito pools tested from these locations were confirmed WNV+, by our staff on August 24th. Due to these positive West Nile Virus mosquito pools, our Vector Control Program will be spraying in Clintonville on Friday, September 1st and Tuesday, September 5th from 3:30 am-7:00 am, weather permitting.
The boundaries for the two sprays on September 1st are as follows:
North Broadway to the North
Olentangy St. to the South
I-71 to the East
The Olentangy River to the West
The boundaries for the two sprays on September 5th are as follows:
Henderson Rd. and Cooke Rd. to the North
North Broadway to the South
Indianola Ave. to the East
SR 315 and the Olentangy River to the West
Updated spraying maps are available on the Columbus Public Health website.
INFO: West Nile: www.publichealth.columbus.gov, www.cdc.gov and www.epa.gov.
Spraying Map: www.publichealth.columbus.gov.
The city has now posted the interactive map for the BluePrint Columbus project. This map covers ALL of the sections of the city that will be affected by the project and gives the target dates for each section of the project.
Copy and paste the address into your search engine.
The city has responded to questions that were asked during the August Clintonville Area Commission meeting. The document has been posted in a new folder entitled Columbus BluePrint.
The latest information from Ty Marsh at SWACO:
We have been working hard to locate and place additional drop-off recycling containers in Clintonville. We are pleased to share that residents are now able to recycle – beyond their curbside container – at three (3), newly placed 8-cubic yard recycling containers at:
· The Soldiery, 4256 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214 (between Indian Springs and Cooke Road)
We appreciate the generous support of The Soldiery and the community in making this location possible.
As previously mentioned, we are engaged with the city of Columbus on the potential use of one of their Clintonville property locations. We will also explore additional partnerships for other locations in the area.
As you know, our drop-off recycling program has undergone recent changes. Even with those changes, SWACO continues to provide 133 recycling containers at 55 locations throughout Franklin County.
From Jeffrey Ortega at the City of Columbus:
Striping of the long line – new lane configuration is planned for this evening.
New signs are up and bagged and one signal will have to be shifted at Cooke.
Tuesday morning – rush hour should be with the new striping road diet configuration.
Hand work (arrows, crosswalk, etc) will continue weather permitting during daytime hours.