Charter Review Committee

Charter Review Committee Announces Additional Working Meetings

Charter Review Committee


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

City Hall
90 W. Broad St.


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


 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

Wednesday, January 11
Columbus Metropolitan Library—Driving Park
1422 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43205

Wednesday, January 18
Panera Bread—East Broad
2924 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43209

Saturday, January 28
Tim Hortons—Great Western Shopping Center
60 N. Wilson Rd., Columbus, OH 43204

For additional information contact:

Stephanie Megas

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To sign up go to this link on your computer or smart phone:

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


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 by giving their name, address and any organizations they may represent in the body of the e-mail or via the online form at

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.



Free Smoke Detectors Available

Lt. Harland Hall with the Columbus Division of Fire informed us that CFD is now installing free smoke detectors for the next couple of weeks. These are 10 year battery type detectors of both ionization and photoelectric. This is completely free.

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.

2017 City Budget Hearings Scheduled

Columbus City Council Proposed Hearing Schedule for the 2017 Budget

No Zoning & Variance Meeting

The Zoning & Variance Committee has received no new applications; therefore, the meeting scheduled for November 29 has been canceled.  The next meeting of Zoning & Variance, assuming the receipt of applications, is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church.

Road Construction Notice

Construction set to begin on West 3rd Avenue between Edgehill Road and fire station

The city of Columbus is continuing its initiative to improve the public infrastructure on West 3rd Avenue between Olentangy River Road and Edgehill Road. The project will facilitate traffic flow, improve safety and provide pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations. Construction on the final phase will begin Nov. 28, 2016, and end in autumn 2017, subject to weather conditions.

Work starting Nov. 28:

·         Contractor will lay conduit on 3rd Avenue, which is expected to take two weeks, subject to weather conditions.

·         No lane closures or detours will be needed. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND FOLLOW FLAGGERS’ DIRECTIONS.

·         Work will stop once the conduit is finished then resume Jan. 2, 2017.

·         Work in 2017 will require lane closures and/or detours, details of which are still being finalized. More details will follow in the coming weeks.


Improvements include:

 3rd Avenue, approximately 375 feet west and 400 feet east of the CSX railroad bridge

·         Widen and reconstruct roadway

·         Construct a new two-span railroad bridge

·         Build curbs, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps (ADA), sidewalks and shared-use path

·         Upgrade street lights, signs and underground cables for traffic signals

·         Plant street trees and landscaping

Rail Street between 3rd Avenue and 300 feet south of 3rd Avenue

·         Construct new roadway

·         Build curbs, ADA curb ramps and sidewalks

·         Upgrade street lights and signs

 Edgehill Road & 3rd Avenue intersection

·         Install new traffic signal

·         Build sidewalk, ADA curb ramps and bike path connections to Bobcat Avenue

 Edgehill Road & 5th Avenue intersection

·         Install new traffic signal

·         Build curbs, ADA curb ramps and sidewalks