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The civic association for the area bound by Hague Ave on the west, Valleyview on the north, I-70 on the east, and Sullivant Ave on the south
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"Transportation Insider: New bike route will run across state"
By Rick Rouan, The Columbus Dispatch
"The first Ohio section of what will become the largest official bike network in the world has been approved. A 313-mile route that stretches from Preble County on the Indiana border to Steubenville has been designated as U.S. Bicycle Rt. 50 by the Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Ohio’s route traverses several road segments and portions of 14 trails, including parts of the Olentangy, Alum Creek and Camp Chase trails in Columbus." For information, click…Continue
Posted by Rick M. on July 31, 2014 at 1:00am
"When the house next door was left vacant five years ago, Susan Peters worried it would hurt her Franklinton property’s value.
First, she cleaned up the yard. Then she had the house boarded up and routinely mowed the lawn. After the city finally demolished the house in 2012, Columbus’ Mow to Own program offered her a new opportunity.
“Between my fencing it, landscaping it, my labor and all the expenses, I was able to purchase the land and attach it to my property for a little under $1,000,” said Peters, 65. “It’s fantastic.” The Mow to Own program lets property owners living next door to vacant lots in the city’s land bank earn “sweat equity” through their upkeep of the land. Nearby nonprofit organizations also are eligible. Since the city’s program started in 2012, 19 lots have been transferred and six more neighbors are working toward ownership, said Cynthia Rickman, spokeswoman for the Land Redevelopment Office. There are 835 vacant lots in the city’s land bank. “It’s a…
LATINO HEALTH SUMMIT 2014 - AUGUST 8TH - REGISTRATION OPEN AND SESSIONS INFORMATIONContinue
Posted by Highland West Neighbors on July 24, 2014 at 12:41pm
Council members Fund Home Repair Programs to Strengthen Neighborhoods
For Immediate Release
July 2, 2014
For More Information:
John Ivanic, City Council: 614-645-6798
Homes on the Hill: 614-275-4663
"The Hilltop Home Repair Program, created in 2013 by Council Member Zach Klein, will award a total of up to $1,000,000 this year in grants to homeowners in the Hilltop. The Department of Development’s Housing Division will partner with Homes on the Hill CDC to market the Hilltop program, identify potential grant recipients and coordinate the application process."
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Posted by Rick M. on July 14, 2014 at 11:47pm
The votes are in and two of our residents won seats with a term of three years on the Greater Hilltop Area Commission in today's election, Geoffrey Phillips, of South Eureka Avenue, and John Roback, of North Oakley Avenue. Other winners of the four seats were Jay McAllister of the Greater Western Neighborhood that sits west of Hague and north of Broad Street and Brian Bainbridge of Westgate. Phillips and Roback are both proponents for responsible neighborhood development and have been participants in most hilltop housing development forums and meetings. Phillips is President of the Highland West…Continue
Posted by Highland West Neighbors on June 28, 2014 at 5:11pm
This survey is being conducted for and on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police in an effort to solicit input from members of the community we serve gauging the quality and level of police services throughout Columbus.
This survey is completely anonymous and your participation will allow the Division to asses its efforts, target resources better, and receive input from the community.
This survey consists of 17 questions and should take only a few minutes of your time, but the more details and information you provide, the better the results for us to utilize.
The Division welcomes ALL input and will compile the results into a usable format for command staff personnel to utilize moving forward.
Any questions, comments, or concerns about this survey can be directed to CPD Sgt. Steve Livingston, Strategic Response Bureau, Community Liaison Section via email…
Although a dreary day, I could not resist this photo opportunity. The additional daffodils we planted last fall have come up, adding greater depth to the overall display. Next look for the red tulips and then on to the knockout roses during the summer .... whenever summer ends up getting here this year! Perhaps the cooler weather will preserve the daff's!…Continue
Posted by Geoffrey Phillips on April 15, 2014 at 11:15am
Here's what goes in the blue cart:
Aluminum and steel cans - and lids.
Flattened cardboard and pizza boxes (free of food and grease).
Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, computer paper, cereal and other dry food boxes and phone books.
Glass bottles and jars.
Cartons and juice boxes.
Here's what doesn't:
No trash or yard waste. The blue cart is for recyclables only.
No plastic bags.
No hazardous materials, such as oil, pesticides, paints, cleaners or batteries.
No electronics or light bulbs.
No window glass, mirrors, dinnerware, ceramics or pots and pans.
No buckets or butter tubs.
No foil juice pouches.
No sorting required. Put all recyclables in the blue cart.
Lids, caps and labels can be kept on recyclable containers.
Do not place dirty recyclables, like un-rinsed jars, in the cart.
Reference the graphic on the lid of your blue cart if you are unsure whether or not an item is accepted.
The recycling cart should be set out for collection in the same location as trash is collected. So, if a household's trash is collected in the alley, the blue recycling cart should be placed in the same location used for collection of the green 90 or 300-gallon trash container on the designated recycling collection day. If a household's trash is collected at the curbside in front of the home, the blue recycling cart should be placed at the curbside.