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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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The annual Meeting of Members of the Highland West Neighbors Association, will be held Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Hilltop Branch, 511 S. Hague Avenue, Columbus, OH 43204, at 7:00 P.M.
In order to vote at this meeting you must reside within the boundaries of Highland West, have paid your 2014 annual dues (prior to December 8, 2014) and have been a "member in good standing", as proscribed in the Bylaws of the Highland West Neighbors Association, Article II, Paragraph A, Sub-Paragraph 1, that reads as follows:
1. Member in Good Standing. In order to be a member in good standing, in addition to the payment of the annual amount for dues, the member must participate in at least one-third (1/3) of all events, activities, and/or meetings. Members not maintaining these minimum requirements, will not be eligible to vote, hold board positions, or seek elective office within the Highland West Neighbors Association.
At this meeting, the organization will be considering several important amendments to our bylaws: namely, (1) changing the southern boundary of the civic association, (2) adding 2 possible new board positions for those who live outside our boundaries, but own residential real estate or a business within Highland West, never to exceed 10% of the positions filled by Highland West residents, at the discretion and invitation of the board, and (3) adding "work" as an altnative to monetary dues for those who cannot afford them, consisting of being involved in the planning and execution of 4 events during the year. For a more complete text of the amendments, please click on the link below!
December 18, 2014
I. Call To Order
II. Approval of the Minutes/Treasurer’s Report
III. Committee Reports, if any
IV. Report of the Nominating Committee
V. Presentation of the Amendments to be sent to the annual meeting
VI. Neighborhood Pride Project
VIII. Old Business
IX. New Business
This information was provided by Jay McCallister (GHAC Safety Committee) and the City of Columbus.
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There is also a way to "bug" your bike. Register your bike with the city of Columbus and receive a FREE chip to attach to your bike, making it easier for identification.
Posted by Rick M. on September 22, 2014 at 9:42pm
We have updated our Ohio to Erie Trail description to reflect the current route shown on the Ohio to Erie Trail Printed Map. This route is mostly marked with "Ohio to Erie" trail signs as well.
Posted by Jody Dzuranin on September 4, 2014 at 3:47pm
"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
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.