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”.

Water Main Break

From Matt Cull:

“There was a water main break on Olentangy River Road that is affecting much of Clintonville.  I spoke to the city and they said there’s a crew working on it, but they could not give me any kind of a time-frame for a fix.”

Solar Power Workshop

Feb. 4, 2017 Solar Workshop & Fair, at Whetstone Library, 3:30 – 5:30 pm.  Learn the basics, meet the experts.

Sponsored by Simply Living’s Central Ohio Local Solar (COLS) Solutions project with support from partnering local installers.

Clintonville Energy Collaborative will be displaying DIY solar generator.

 Go to Facebook event link, for full details and to sign up for free tickets soon. Venue holds 60 total, and about half of the tickets are reserved already.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1850005658611813/

COMMUNITY GARDENS GRANT PROGRAM

http://columbusfoundation.org/nonprofit-center/grant-opportunities/columbus-foundation-grants/columbus-and-franklin-county-garden-grants

CITY OF COLUMBUS AND FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY GARDENS GRANT PROGRAM

Recognizing the many benefits of community gardens, the City of Columbus and Franklin County have partnered with The Columbus Foundation to support existing gardens and encourage the creation of new ones. A community garden is any piece of land gardened by a group of people for the betterment of the community. It can be urban, suburban, or rural. It can grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, or flowers. It can be one community plot, or many individual plots. Produce can be grown in containers, raised beds, or on a vacant piece of land. It can be at a school, church, hospital, or in a neighborhood. It can also be a series of plots dedicated to “urban agriculture” where the produce is grown for a market.

Grant awards will be made up to $2,000 for supplies and/or contractual services. Ongoing operational or personnel costs are not allowable expenses. Grant awards may call for additional requirements and reporting to the granting agencies.

Partial grants may be awarded including funding and in-kind product donations compliments of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

The workshop to find out about the grant will take place January 31 at 5:30 pm at the Columbus Foundation, 1234 E. Broad Street. Deadline for submitting the application is February 24.

Contact Hailey Stroup at hstroup@columbusfoundation.org for complete information.

Free Smoke Detectors Still Available

Free Smoke Detectors Available

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At the January meeting of the CAC Lt. Harland Hall with the Columbus Division of Fire informed us that CFD is still installing free smoke detectors. These are 10 year battery type detectors of both ionization and photoelectric. This is completely free for anyone in ANY economic circumstances.  The smoke detectors are provided free of charge by the American Red Cross.

As Lt. Hall said, “We all want to make sure that our citizens of Clintonville are safer from fire.”

The number to call for installation is: (614)724-0935.

If you have any questions feel free to call Lt. Hall at his cell phone: (614) 330-1261.

Charter Review Committee

Charter Review Committee Announces Additional Working Meetings

Who:
Charter Review Committee

When:

Wednesday, January 11
Thursday, January 12
2:30 – 4:30pm

Where:
City Hall
90 W. Broad St.

What:

The Charter Review Committee is holding two additional working meetings to deliberate on information presented during their six previous sessions. Members will continue to form recommendations for the full report to be delivered to City Council and the Mayor.

CAC Starts the New Year

The Zoning and Variance committee of the Clintonville Area Commission will NOT meet on January 3 as scheduled.  The regular commission meeting will continue as scheduled on Thursday, January 5, at 7 pm.  Our agenda follows:

7:05 p.m.                   Community Update – Isom Nivins

7:15 p.m.                   Treasurer’s report – Commissioner Meek

7:20 p.m.                   Zoning and Variance Committee Report – Chair Steve Hardwick

There was no meeting for January.

7:25 p.m.                  Technology Committee – Chair Libby Wetherholt

Discussion regarding By-Law Amendment

 NEW BUSINESS

 7:40 p.m.                  CAC Brochure Proposal Discussion – Chair Libby Wetherholt

8:00 p.m.                   Public Comments

Paula Mauser – Wood Burning Furnaces

8:30 p.m.                  District Reports

Upcoming Events:

January 11: Historic Buildings Committee — 7 pm. Moxie’s

 January 17:                  Neighborhood Plan Review Committee

                                    7 pm. Clinton Hts. Lutheran Church

 January 24: Planning & Development Committee

                                    7 pm. Clinton Hts. Lutheran Church

 January 31: Zoning & Variance Committee

                                    7:30 pm. Clinton Hts. Lutheran Church

 February 2: Clintonville Area Commission

                                    7 pm. Whetstone Branch of Columbus Library

 

 

Stinziano Office Hours for January

Saturday, January 7

Columbus Metropolitan Library—Northern Lights
4093 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43224
2:30pm-4:00pm

Wednesday, January 11
Columbus Metropolitan Library—Driving Park
1422 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43205
6:00pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, January 18
Panera Bread—East Broad
2924 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43209
9:00am-10:30am

Saturday, January 28
Tim Hortons—Great Western Shopping Center
60 N. Wilson Rd., Columbus, OH 43204
1:00pm-2:30pm

For additional information contact:

Stephanie Megas
614-645-8311

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The attachment tells about opportunities to be part of a focus group regarding limited access to healthcare.

To sign up go to this link on your computer or smart phone: http://bit.ly/2hwGAEa

OR call Becky Zwickl at (614) 737-2948

John Glenn Funeral Procession

The following is a notice from the City of Columbus:

Business Community in the Short North Arts District Unites to Support Procession of the Late Senator John Glenn

 Short North Arts District, Columbus, Ohio Businesses in the Short North Arts District are uniting in support of the Late Senator John Glenn, whose funeral procession is due to pass through the Short North Arts District Saturday, Dec.  17 from 1 to 2 p.m..

 “This grand procession, is a momentous occasion for our community to come together to honor our own great American hero,” said Betsy Pandora, Executive Director of the Short North Alliance.

 “Senator John Glenn was a treasure not just to the nation, but to this community in particular,” said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “This procession offers all of us an opportunity to come together and pay our respects to this great man.”

Meters along High Street will be taken out of service starting at 2 a.m. and returned to service as soon as the procession exits a given area, approximately 2 p.m.Vehicles parked in the bagged metered spots need to be moved by 8 a.m. Saturday. If vehicles are not moved by 8 a.m., those vehicles will be towed to a nearby side street.

Rolling street closures and visitors will have continuous access to the Short North Arts District leading up to, during and after the procession.

 The parking garage operators in the Short North Arts District will offer special parking accommodations during the event. These accommodations include:

 · Free Parking until 2:00 pm at The Hub Apartments Parking Garage The Joseph Parking Garage.

·  $3.00 all day parking at The Goodale Parking Garage, Vine Street Parking Garage, South Parking Garage, and East Parking Lot.

 Click here to download a map of all parking garage locations and other transit resources in and around the Short North Arts District.

 Special parking offers apply to these numbered garages on the map: #7 & #9: free parking; #1, #10, #11, & #12: $3.00 parking.

Charter Commission Meeting

Who:  Charter Review Committee

 When:  Thursday, December 15, 6 p.m.

 Where:  Carriage Place Community Center, 4900 Sawmill Rd

 What:

The meeting will cover area commissions, Council vacancies, appointment process and full-time versus part-time employment.

Those wishing to address the committee are encouraged to submit their request to speak via Charter@columbus.gov by giving their name, address and any organizations they may represent in the body of the e-mail or via the online form at https://www.columbus.gov/council/Charter-Review/Committee/Public-Comment/.

Speakers will be given 5 minutes to speak and are asked to submit a written copy of their remarks so the committee members may have a copy in hand for the meeting. If speakers are unable to attach a copy of their remarks ahead of time, they are asked to bring 14 copies of their remarks to share with the committee and staff.

Speakers are allowed to submit speaker slips on-site, on the day of meetings up to 5:30 p.m. Speakers will be asked to give their name, address and any organization(s) they may represent, and will be given 3 minutes to speak. Speakers and the topic of their remarks will be noted in the minutes of the meeting.

 

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