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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Council Meeting Minutes, August, 2010

East End Area Council
August Minutes

The August 2, 2010 meeting was held at Leblond Recreation Center and was called to order by board member Jackie Weist at 7:00 PM.
Officer Love was accompanied by Paul Broxterman, the Commander of District 2, and Sargent Cordova of Crime Investigation Unit. There were 15 break-ins since March along Riverside Drive as the rash of property crime continues with items stolen from residences, businesses and autos. A robbery at St Rose Church in mid-July was among other property thefts reported. Police advised that leaving belongings in cars can be advertising for opportunistic theft. Residents can call District 2 or 911 to report any suspicious activity to aid law enforcement effort. Police have established a new crime program tailored to what is going on in our particular neighborhood. Not general purpose, but rather, specific purpose for the East End. A crime investigation is ongoing concerning the storing and reselling stolen property from the East End.
Leblond Recreation Center:
A $100 subsidy fund from the NSP account has been made available for children who cannot pay an admission fee.
Treasurer’s Report:
A $200 contribution was made to the Flying Pig event. There were no contributions to the soap box derby make this year.
Other Topics Discussed:
• A schedule was presented to complete the volunteer based clean-up along Eastern Ave starting at the RR underpass (across form Tostados) and continuing on to Stanley. The plan calls for the task to be done before
September 1. The city has advised that weed and trash ordinance violations are being cited when property is non-conforming.

• Progress continues in the East End Garden District as new plantings of elderberries, raspberries and cherry bushes have been established in the garden adjacent to the Riverview East Academy.

The formal meeting adjourned at 7:45 p to allow time for a presentation by the Queen City Bike Club.
The next meeting is October 5, 2010 7:00 pm at LeBlond Rec Center
The Queen City Bike Club and the City of Cincinnati Transportation Department gave a presentation concerning the future of bicycling in the East End. A lively discussion followed……
The discussion adjourned at 9:00 p.
Michael Bolan, Secretary