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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

EEAC MINUTES – MONDAY, January 4, 2010

Extreme Winter Conditions limited attendance- ice, snow and very cold conditions!

Call to order

Laurie Keleher - called the meeting to order at 7PM. Contact:

Guest Speakers

Police Report

The Captain presented crime stats with 8% lower rates in 2009 than 2008. In Dec 09, the 8 reported offenses were all property related. Breaking and entry is the biggest concern. There was a discussion about Hamilton County early release of 21,000 inmates and how repeat offenders affect street crime in our area. Consideration was given to distributing pictures of persons wanted for questioning. Web sites are becoming an important tool for law enforcement and can facilitate the distribution of photographic images. Complaints were heard about on going littering in the Garden District and the need for code enforcement. Go to to get text message alerts on crime as it happens! Call 513-765-1212 for any non-violent/emergency crimes. Contacts:,

LeBlond Recreation Department

No membership will be required for entry during Jan and Feb. Gym is available for rental. The LeBlond pool will be closed for the 2010 summer season due to budget cutbacks. Call the Rec center for latest events and more info @ 513- 281-3209. Contact:

Garden District Projects

Joe Corcoran – Riverview East Academy, Riverside Drive, the Schmidt Ball fields and a bike tail along the Beautiful Ohio River frame the East End Garden District. Even in the very cold weather, lots are being cleaned up. Volunteers will be replanting the main garden in 2010 to make it align with Wool Street. A citizen garden, referred to as the Horn of Plenty Garden, will be dedicated food production in 2010. A summer event is being planned and organized for August.

Secretary’s Report

Michael Bolan – Presented minutes. Motioned, seconded, filed.

Treasurer’s Report

Jackie Weist – Was not present due to hip recovery. The 2010 budget was approved. Motioned, seconded, filed. Contact:

Old Business

3C Railroad: is waiting approval.

Cincinnati Bicycle Master Plan: Trying to find out about latest development with a fence

New Business

A general clean up of Riverside Drive was discussed using the techniques that proved successful in the Garden District. More will be presented in the Feb EEAC meeting.

Adjournment - Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.