Councilmember Stinziano will hold November Community Hours at the following locations:
Friday, November 4
Panera Bread- Campus
Saturday, November 5
Monday, November 14
Tuesday, November 22
Wednesday, November 30
Clintonville Area Commission will meet this Thursday, November 3, 7 pm, at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. There will be no Zoning & Variance meeting this week.
The Columbus Division of Power is working to improve neighborhoods by providing high quality, energy efficient street lights. That is why the division is beginning a pilot project that will lead to new streetlight design standards for the entire city.
Streetlights along Northridge Road between Indianola Avenue and Granden Road have been replaced with a new generation of LED correlated color temperature (CCT) lights. CCT uses the Kelvin temperature measurement scale to describe the relative color appearance of a light source indicating whether it appears more yellow/gold (3,000 Kelvin) or more white (4,000 Kelvin).
In an effort to finalize the LED streetlight design standards for Columbus, the city has installed both 3,000 Kelvin and 4,000 Kelvin LED streetlights for public review. Lights are labeled “3K” and “4K” towards the top of the pole, right under the fixture. The lights are on from sundown to sunrise.
Comments regarding color temperature preference from all interested stakeholders, even those who do not live in the immediate area, including residents, area commissioners, developers, architects, electrical contractors and other providers will be accepted until 4 PM, Monday, November 23, 2016. Please submit written comments via email to email@example.com or mail-in comments to Danny Jones, Streetlight Engineering Manager, Division of Power, 3500 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214.
Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Coming to Alum Creek Drive
The City of Columbus is rolling out a pedestrian-activated warning device on Alum Creek Drive at Hanford Village Park between Main Street and Livingston Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.
Pedestrian hybrid beacons are flashing, red lights located on mast arms over mid-block pedestrian crossings. Pedestrians push a button to activate the beacons. Drivers must then stop to allow pedestrians to cross. The project is intended to make crossing heavily driven, arterial streets safer and easier for pedestrians. The new equipment will be in flashing mode for seven days starting Oct. 25 then placed in permanent, operational mode Tuesday, Nov. 1.
What benefits are provided by a pedestrian hybrid beacon?
- Mid-block locations account for more than 70 percent of pedestrian fatalities, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
- Pedestrians can more safely and easily cross the street at marked crosswalks by alerting and controlling drivers with a beacon warning system.
- The beacon includes a flashing, red stop light to motorists approaching the crosswalk.
Additional pedestrian hybrid beacons are expected to be installed at different locations in the future.
A short video produced by the Ohio Department of Transportation shows a pedestrian hybrid beacon in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXgJcyCfMmY
Charter Review Committee
Thursday, October 27
Tuttle Community Recreation Center
240 W. Oakland Ave.
The meeting will cover the size of Columbus City Council and review of successful peer cities.
Those wishing to address the committee are encouraged to submit their request to speak viaCharter@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/
Speakers will be given 5 minutes to speak and are asked to submit a written copy of their remarks so that 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 be shared with the committee and staff.
Speakers will be allowed to submit speaker slips on-site, on the day of meetings up to 5:30pm. Speakers will be asked to give their name, address and any organizations 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.
Please pass this information on to as many people as you can think of. You will learn a lot at this Open House!
Here is a draft of the agenda for next week’s CAC meeting.
Clintonville Area Commission Meeting Agenda
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7-9 pm
Whetstone Library Community Meeting Room
(all times are approximate and subject to change)
7:00 p.m. Call to order by Chair & introduction of commissioners
7:03 p.m. Consideration of prior meeting minutes – Commissioner Cull
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION REPORTS
7:05 p.m. Columbus City Schools – Dr. Good
? COTA Levy –
? Age Friendly Columbus – Commissioner Wetherholt
7:25 p.m. Community Update – Isom Nivins
7:30 p.m. Treasurer’s report – Commissioner Meek
7:35 p.m. Zoning and Variance Committee Report – Chair Steve Hardwick
377 Springs Drive: House Demolition Permit
4059 Glenmont Place: Garage/Porch:
3332.27: To reduce rear yard from 25% to 18% of the total lot for an accessory building.
4597 Olentangy Blvd.: Garage:
1) 3332.38(G), to increase garage height from 15’ to 22’;
2) 3332.26, side yard variance from 3’ to 1’; 3) 3332.38(F), to increase the permitted square footage of the garage from 720 sq. ft. to 726 sq. ft.
86 Montrose Way, Garage:
3332.35, to “permit habitable space above a detached garage that is not ordinarily appurtenant thereto.”
118 East North Broadway, multiple:
1) 3332.38(G), Height variance for garage from 15’ to 24’2”;
2) 3332.38(I), habitable space in detached garage;
3) 3332.26, side yard variance on east side from ?5’ to 3’;
4) 3332.26, side yard variance on west side from ?5’ to 3’; and
5) ???? to allow for a 12’ x 24’ accessory building (greenhouse).
8:35 p.m. Tech Committee – Chair Libby Wetherholt
8:45 p.m. Public Comments
8:55 p.m. ADJOURN
October 11: Age-Friendly Columbus Focus Group, 12 Noon-2 pm
October 25: CAC Planning & Development Committee, 7 pm, Clinton Heights Lutheran Church
Nov. 1: Next CAC Zoning & Variance Meeting, 7:30 pm, Clinton Heights Lutheran Church
Nov. 3: Next Clintonville Area Commission Meeting, 7:00, Whetstone Library
Nov. 5: Fall Bazaar at Clintonville Woman’s Club
The 2016 Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Columbus and the Clintonville Area Commission has been posted in the documents folder titled “Current Bylaws.”