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SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITOES: AUGUST 2, 2018

UPDATE:   Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) reports a pool of mosquitoes in our area tested positive for West Nile virus so they will be spraying the Village on Thursday, August 2nd  starting around 9:00 p.m. (weather permitting).

FCPH maintains a Do Not Spray registry of residents who do not want to have their property treated for adult mosquitoes through the use of truck-mounted spraying on public roadways and alleys.  FCPH will make a good faith effort to shut off truck-mounted spraying equipment within approximately 150 feet of a registered property. This registry will be rendered inactive if the Health Commissioner declares a public health emergency where treatment is indicated.  In the event of a public health emergency, FCPH will attempt to contact members of the registry prior to treatment of their property.

 

If you do not want your property sprayed for mosquitoes, please complete the Do Not Spray Form or call (614) 525-BITE (2483) and leave a message.

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NEW DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL FOR 2015 W. FIFTH AVE. (JULY, 2018)

At its July 16, 2018 Council meeting, a new concept plan for development of 2015 W. Fifth Ave. was presented by F2 Companies to Village Council.  The new plan calls for saving and utilizing the existing manor house and developing the property with townhouses and flats, the total number not to exceed 40 units.  The plan will continue to be reviewed by Council, with its next regular meeting being on August 20, 2018.  Public input is welcome during the review process.  Link to a rendering of the proposal and site plan.

The Columbus Landmarks Foundation responded favorably to the new proposal, as noted in a release (below) they offered publicly following the Council meeting and information posted on their website.

The Columbus Landmarks Foundation communication stated:

“Hope for Marble Cliff Packard Mansion”

 

At this evening’s Marble Cliff Village Council meeting, the developer that proposed demolition of the 1907 Gateway Mansion to build a new apartment building presented an alternative concept that now includes reuse of this architecturally and historically significant building. Designed by renowned Ohio architect Frank Packard, the Tudor-style mansion has graced 2015 West Fifth Avenue for more than a century. The building is currently featured on Columbus Landmarks’ 2018 Most Endangered List.  Columbus Landmarks applauds the building owner, the developer (F2 Companies), and the architecture firm (Sullivan Bruck Architects) on this new approach. By incorporating the mansion in the redevelopment of the site, the important character and identity of Marble Cliff Village will be retained while serving as a catalyst for future prosperity and economic growth.

 

The new proposal calls for eight carriage houses at the front of the site bordering West Fifth Avenue including a gateway entrance drive that retains a view of the mansion from the street; removal of a non-contributing addition at the rear of the building; removal of an apartment on Roxbury Road to create a second, traffic-calming entrance/exit to the development; and construction of a new-build, three-story structure behind the mansion with 34 units and a connector walkway to the original mansion. A portion of the existing mansion may be used as a yet to be determined amenity area for residents, with the remainder to be potentially used for 4-6 additional residential units or a commercial tenant.

 

Marble Cliff Village is distinguished by the gracious residences designed by Frank Packard, arguably the most historically significant Ohio architect. Packard’s portfolio includes Hayes and Orton Halls at The Ohio State University; the Atlas Building; the former Governor’s Mansion (now The Columbus Foundation); the Seneca; North High School; Memorial Hall; the T&O Railroad Building; the Sells Mansion; and other prominent courthouses, schools, and university buildings throughout the state.

 

Columbus Landmarks commends Mayor Kent Studebaker and the members of Marble Cliff Village Council for their careful consideration of this matter and for maintaining an open dialogue with stakeholders and members of the public. We also applaud the active engagement of many Village residents throughout this process. Columbus Landmarks wishes to reiterate our commitment to providing our expertise and resources to help move this proposal forward.”

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OHIO’S CAMPAIGN AGAINST GYPSY MOTH HAS BEGUN

This year’s campaign against the gypsy moth has begun in central Ohio, including Marble Cliff .

The Ohio Department of Agriculture said spraying to disrupt gypsy moth mating will cover nearly 75,000 acres in Franklin, Licking, Fairfield, Washington, Morgan, Athens, Perry, and Ross counties.

Yellow crop-dusting planes will fly 100 to 200 feet above treetops and buildings spraying. Even Downtown Columbus is targeted.

The droplets contain the pheromone that female gypsy moths use to attract mates. The overwhelming scent prevents male moths from finding the females.

No mating means no offspring.

The chemical, SPLAT GM-O, is organic and is not harmful to birds, plants, pets or humans, according to the agriculture department.

“It was a mild winter, so egg mortality was probably less than what we had hoped,” said David Adkins, program manager with the state agriculture department.

However, recent wet weather has helped the growth of a fungus that attacks the gypsy moth population, he said.

Spraying began in earnest in 2000 to slow the spread of the moths westward across Ohio. Since then, the battle line has been pushed back east across the state an average of 52 miles, Adkins said.

The proof comes from extensive trapping done every year to check the moth’s progress. The line has moved back and forth, he said, but has moved back eastward since 2009.

The gypsy moth is a non-native, invasive species that feeds on the leaves of more than 300 different trees and shrubs. It especially is fond of oak. A healthy tree can usually withstand two years of defoliation before it is permanently damaged or dies. To date, 51 of Ohio’s 88 counties have established gypsy moth populations.

The spraying program is part of the Slow-the-Spread effort involving 11 states. Updates on planned spraying are available at 614-387-0907 or 800-282-1955 Ext. 37 after 5 p.m.

Information about the gypsy moth, including maps of treatment areas, is available through the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

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GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE INITIAL FINDINGS REPORT AND SURVEY

Grandview Heights City School District Superintendent Andy Culp reports that on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 the Financial Advisory Committee (FAC) presented their Initial Findings Report to the community regarding the scope and funding of the facility plan and a possible operating levy for the district.  More than 150 people attended the presentation which included a video, presentation of the findings, and question and answer session with FAC members.  Superintendent Culp asks you to join the conversation by taking an online survey.  Your feedback is vital to the process!

Watch the video of what FAC members have to say about the process, click here:

Read the FAC Initial Findings Report, click here.

Take the online survey, click here.

Please take a moment to provide valuable feedback on a facilities plan that will impact our schools and community for generations to come.  Your feedback will aid and inform the FAC members before they make their final recommendations and will allow this plan to continue to be a community-driven plan. The survey will remain open through June 14, 2018.

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BUSINESS RESOURCE OFFERED BY THE VILLAGE THROUGH TRI-VILLAGE CHAMBER PARTNERSHIP

The Village of Marble Cliff has joined with the Tri-Village Chamber Partnership to sponsor the Business Inspires podcast series.  Many small businesses do not have the luxury to seek out sources of business best practices, so the Business Inspires series will do that for you.  Monthly, a local business will discuss experiences that have made them successful and those experiences that have presented challenges.  To run a successful business, you need resources, valuable connections and community recognition.  Business Inspires will provide you with the tools you need to do exactly that…inspire you to create the business you are envisioning.  The experiences of local Village business 1400 Food Lab was the topic of a recent podcast (episode 12).  To learn more and/or access Business Inspires, go to the Tri-Village Chamber Partnership websitePodcasts can be found under the “News” drop down menu on the front page.  The Village is proud to support its local business community.

 

 

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FALCO SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018

The Paul J. Falco Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships for 2018 to the following three Marble Cliff students: Jonah Bode, Luke Sterneker and Matthew York.  Scholarships were awarded based on scholastic achievement, character, extra-curricular activities, and service to school and community.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the scholarship which was endowed by the late Paul J. Falco.  Mr. Falco served as mayor of the Village of Marble Cliff for 36 years.  The scholarship is annually awarded to a resident student, or students, based on outstanding scholastic and leadership qualities.  Mayor Falco was an ardent supporter of the village and its residents. It is through the generosity of the late Mayor Falco and his spouse, Bobbie Hall Falco, that these awards can be made.  To date, scholarships totaling more than $100,000 have been awarded to over 100 Marble Cliff students.

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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS POOL ENDS APRIL 30, 2018

Marble Cliff residents are considered residents relative to costs for using the Grandview Heights municipal swimming pool.

Early Bird Discount for Pool Memberships ends April 30, 2018.

Purchase your pass today online www.grandviewheights.org/onlinereg or purchase at the Grandview Heights recreation center at 1515 Goodale Blvd.

For more information, call the Grandview Heights Parks and Recreation office at 614-488-3111.