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Miami Residents Upset
Keeping Linwood Beautiful
Madisonville Recreation Center
Tour Paperboard Factory

Issue 1: March 2009

Letter from LLC President

Hello Linwood Residents and Businesses,

It certainly has been a long time since our last newsletter, and a lot has happened since then. In November 2009 we had our yearly elections for the Board of Trustees, with those elected taking office in January 2010. For a complete list of Officers and Trustees, please refer to our web site, www.linwoodcommunity.org.

The web site is another new development for the Linwood community. We are fortunate to have Jacob Smith as part of the Council, and he has done an excellent job in re-establishing our Community's web page. There is lots of information on the site, and it is constantly getting updated to give our Community the information needed. Please take the opportunity to visit the web site and browse through it, and if you have any suggestions or additional information, contact our webmaster and we will get it posted.

We did, however, hold our February meeting on February 24th, 2009. At this meeting we worked up our funding request to submit to NSP. We also voted on the frequency of our newsletter, The Linwood Lantern, and decided on the months of printing.

The biggest development in the last couple of months has been with the NSP funding. Because of the current economic climate, our funding from the City has been cut by almost 30%. This is also true with all the Communities in the City. We in turn, have been forced to cut back on certain spending, including the number of times our newsletter gets printed and mailed out. But with our current up-to-date web site, we can continue to keep our residents and businesses informed on important matters in our Community as they develop.

We are always and continuously looking for more involvement from our residents and businesses. Start coming to our Council meetings and get involved in your Community. Our meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month, starting at 7:30pm at the Lindner Tennis Center at Lunken Playfield. The only planned variance to this date is our December meeting, which is strictly a social gathering rather than a regular meeting, and is scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday in December (Dec. 21st).

Our May meeting is being hosted by Caraustar/Cincinnati Paperboard, who has been working with the Community residents to better the quality of life in our neighborhood. They want the Community to have a better understanding of their manufacturing process, and have thus invited us for an Open House. We will have a guided tour of their facility starting at 5:45pm, followed by our monthly general meeting at 7:00pm in their conference area. Please RSVP. See more in the article inside the newsletter.

You can e-mail me at president@linwoodcommunity.org, or call me at 513-871-9072.

Best Regards,
Tom Salamon
President

Council Info

Council Mailing Address CHANGED

Linwood Community Council has moved their mailbox location from the Eastern Ave. Post Office, rumored to be closing soon, to the Oakley Post Office.

Please make a note of the NEW ADDRESS:

P.O. Box 9374
Cincinnati OH 45209

Voicemail Disconnected

The voicemail phone number was not renewed. It was not used at all last year and was only used twice in 2008.

You can reach Linwood’s President, Tom Salamon by phone at 513-871-9072 or email the council.

Website UPDATED

We are looking for folks to take photos, write about Linwood history and submit information to place on the website.

Linwood businesses can send us their information and we will link your business through our website.

If you have anything to add, please send a message through the website on the Contact page.

Miami Residents Upset over Wooster Materials

NOISE and DUST complaints from the 7 day per week operations

The city of Cincinnati has been asked to investigate the recent noise and dust problems created by the material recycling facility on Wooster Ave. Other businesses in the area have worked with the residents to find noise, light and dirt containment systems, but the new business has not yet made any concessions to the fact that it is located in a mixed residential and business area. City departments in Cincinnati have been contacted and will work with the neighbors and the business to recommend solutions and enforce standards.

On a related note, many businesses and residents are complaining about the volume of mud and dirt on Wooster Rd. Hafner's has discussed installing a wheel washing system for the trucks that come in and out of their properties, and this would go a long way to alleviate the problem. Wooster Materials is another significant contributor to the problem, and wheel washers would be necessary there, too. More frequent street sweeping would also help; the council has contacted the city on several occasions, trying to get this service scheduled weekly. The council will continue to work on finding solutions to this problem.

Keeping Linwood Beautiful

Miami residents, Pam & Joey Beckler spent a wet and cold Saturday cleaning up the hillside on Miami Ave. and Wooster Rd. Thank you so much from your neighbors and the businesses who will get to see the beauty of your efforts for the rest of the year.

Also, thank you to the residents and businesses who replanted and will keep up the Linwood flower pots.

Madisonville Recreation Center—OPEN to all Cincinnati Residents

Like all Cincinnati Recreation Centers, the Madisonville Center is open to all Cincinnati residents for a very low annual fee.

The Madisonville Rec Center, located at 5320 Stewart Road is one of the closest centers to most Linwood residents and that new facility has many different programs for youth, seniors and adults.

The annual membership (one card gets you access to all the centers in Cincinnati) for adults is $25, and the fitness membership is $35. For seniors and youth it is only $10 for all access.

The Madisonville Center has a deep pool, diving board, walking track, fitness center, meeting rooms, tennis courts, and teen center along with kitchen facilities.

The programs include daily card games, open volleyball, billiards, water color lessons, and many different fitness programs and summer camp programs for kids.

Other centers in the area are Oakley, Mt. Washington, California and LeBlond.

All Linwood Residents Invited—Tour Paperboard Factory

Please join us on May 25th at 5:45 p.m. at the Caraustar Paperboard Factory for a tour of their facility.

This is a working factory and safety will be the top concern.

If you are coming, please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and pull your hair back for your own safety.

Safety glasses and hearing protection will be available.

Please RSVP – email president@linwoodcommunity.org or call Tom at 513-871-9072

Park in the Paperboard Co. employee lot.