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Thursday, January 20, 2011

City Council Notes 1/18/11

Aside from Big Bird, Elmo and the Cookie Monster districts that came from the city council meeting on the Tuesday following MLK Day, there were some other points of interest that came from the meeting. Here's a quick run down:

1) Letters of interest are due to the city by this Friday to purchase the VA homes by the Fort. City Administrator, Don Martin, said that the city is already in possession of 1 letter from a developer which is very good news. Generally, developers take all the way until the deadline to submit bids. It'll be interesting to see who has plans for these homes, and what's in store for them.

2) Friday also marks the end of the archery season in the city, otherwise know as Bambi Beware 2K11. Martin reported that the same firm that completed the aerial deer census will be doing another census after the season commences. At that point, we should have an apples to apples comparison from last year to now and a report will be made public in April.

3) Good news for the team I coach - and the rest of Campbell County North Soccer League - as the city has renewed their lease of the Ft. Thomas Soccer Park, next to Pendery Park for the next 10 years. This really wasn't that newsworthy, just told them I would get them on the blog. GO LADY HAWKS!

In a funny moment for me during the meeting, surrounded by a Boy Scout Troop getting their civic duty merit badges, the person taping the meeting for public access and one other person I know (and that's it - seriously), Mayor Brown had the city clerk read a letter from a citizen regarding litter through the streets getting out of control.

After she finished reading it, Mayor Brown seemingly looked through me, and sort of propositioned, "I don't see the (Community Press) here. If there are media here, I'd ask if they could get the word out about this issue. Don't litter!"

I kind of chuckled to myself. She could have just asked. I guess she didn't want to interrupt the meeting to call me by name. Or she doesn't read the site. My bet is on the latter.

So anyway, don't litter, please.


  1. How many more years of Mayor Frown do we have? Maybe the onset of dementia is setting in?

  2. While shuffling through Tower Park during the Frostbite 5 with a friend we decided that the plans for those homes was to wait until they absolutely positively had to be condemned. Makes financial sense I suppose, but it would have been neat to save and restore at least a couple of them.

  3. Amanda Joering AlleyJanuary 20, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    Haha, since I am the Community Press (as far as Fort Thomas is concerned), and this meeting was one of only maybe five I've missed in the past four years, I can guarantee she didn't know who you were or doesn't read this blog, because if she did, she WOULD have called you out! Don't get me wrong, I love my Fort Thomas meetings and the people there, but they have never been shy about wanting me to get the word about an issue in the city. Usually they look right at me (and I like to be funny and turn around and look behind me, knowing there is no one there, haha) Sorry I missed you though!

  4. I'm sorry....who are you?

  5. @ Fort Thomas voter -- which "you" are you referring to?

  6. Amanda Joering Alley (that who) I had no idea who she was until I googled her and now still don't know. I am also not sure how to take her post as I am hoping she was just joking around with Mr. Mark C.

  7. Mark...when are bids expected to be selected for the Tower Park VA homes?

  8. Not 100% sure on that. All I know is that the deadline for bids was yesterday. I would expect the council to meet on this on Monday and a decision shouldn't be too long after.

    I'll get in touch with Don Martin and see what he says. Thanks for reading!