I would like to start out extending to all members of our community a happy, safe and joyous holiday season from the Board of EPHIA. During this season it gives us the opportunity to thank all of those who have done so much for us in the past. It is also a good time to spend time with our family and friends.
As a community we have a lot to be thankful for. We have seen some positive changes during this past year in our community and I am confident that you will see some additional positive changes this upcoming year.
Last month we held the elections of the officers for EPHIA for the next two years. I would like to thank all of you who came to our election night meeting and participated in the election process. I would like to thank Tom Croft for getting the food that we ate that evening and Ken Rothman for getting the drinks. They both did an excellent job.
The Thanksgiving Parade was very good this year. There were many parade participants as well as spectators who enjoyed the historical Price Hill Thanksgiving Parade. I have heard many positive comments about the parade.
Our next meeting is scheduled to be on December 16, 2013 starting at 7:30 pm in the Holy Family Church Cafeteria. Besides our normal business items we have several items on the agenda that I think you might be interested in hearing more about.
1. A while back the community approved the St. Lawrence Square project.
There will be some site drawings for you to look at as well.
2. We will be voting on the Neighborhood Support Program (NSP) and the
Neighborhood Business District Support Program (NBD) budgets that
we will be submitting to the City for our community. Each of these
grant programs are for $5,000.
a. NSP Budget:
. Beautification approximately $2,665, including $2,265 for the
Warsaw/Wilder Gateway improvements and $400 for the
Mt. Hope Gateway maintenance;
. Membership and Communications approximately $2,335,
including Jazz Festival $1,200, website and newsletter $500,
insurance $450 and other.
b. NBD Budget:
. Beautification approximately $2,000, including $1,400 for
flower pots and $600 for gateways;
. Communications approximately $1,500 including $1,000
for web content manager and $500 for membership communication
. Events approximately $1,500, including $700 for outdoor movie
nights, $400 for de Tours and $400 for community concerts.
3. We will also hear the results of the audit of our books for this past
I am not sure if you are aware of the fact that Price Hill Will has information on grant dollars that are available that will fund removal of lead from your home. There are only a few months left to utilize these funds. If you are interested or have any questions regarding this program please contact Price Hill Will for more information.
Remember to support our local businesses who are trying to provide our community with good products and services. Their success counts on our community’s support.
We are now experiencing our winter weather. Always remember to drive a little slower under those conditions to protect yourself and other from harm.
We are also in the Christmas season. During this time thieves become increasingly more active. Please remember to not leave any valuables exposed within your car. Remember to lock those items up in your car’s trunk or take them with you.
Self-controlvs Self-IndulgenceRejecting wrong desires and doing what is right
Recently a school guidance counselor told a story to demonstrate the need for self-control. “When we lose control and unleash our anger or criticism on another person, it is like taking a clean sheet of paper and crumbling it into a wad of trash.
Later in regret we may try to repair the relationship, just as we might try to straighten out that sheet of paper. But try as we might, the folds and creases remain. And just as that piece of paper is never the quite the same, the same can be true of relationships. It can take years to repair one out of control argument.
This month be aware of Self-Control and be disciplined and gracious in your words and actions.
To practice Self-control,
I will…· Look beyond today · Guard my steps · Restrain myself · Turn away from compromising situations · Seek accountability through trustworthy friends
“Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly." – Julie Andrews
EPHIA Committees Chairperson Contact Info
Business District Melissa Wegman Mertzie547@aol.com Citizens on Patrol
Housing and Development Tom Croft 513.244.2882
Membership Mary Cook 513.921.3804
Newsletter Patti Hogan 513.251.8538
NSP Sheila Rosenthal
NBD Terry Grote firstname.lastname@example.org Parade Ted Bird, Jr.
Problem properties Dan Boller, Jr. 513.471.4183
Policy and bylaws
Website John Lauck 513.252.2480
We encourage you to join the East Price Hill Improvement Association for $5.00 per year. By applying, you agree to abide by the EPHIA constitution in all actions relating to membership. You also certify that you are eighteen years of age or older. Please complete the form and mail it (or bring it to a meeting) along with your dues to EPHIA, PO Box 5420, Cincinnati, OH 45205. I Want to Join EPHIA Please Print
Neighborhood Support Program and Neighborhood Business District Support Program Budgets
After discussion with several members of the East Price Hill Improvement Association and the East Price Hill Business Alliance, Sheila Rosenthal, our NSP Manager and the East Price Hill Business Alliance have recommended the following preliminary budgets totaling $5,000 each for the remainder of the City’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. We will vote on budgets for submission to the City at EPHIA’s general membership meeting on December 16, 2013. Only residents of East Price Hill may vote, whether or not they are members of EPHIA.
Preliminary NSP Budget: Beautification approximately $2,665, including $2,265 Warsaw/Wilder Gateway improvements and maintenance, and $400 Mt. Hope Gateway maintenance; and Membership and Communication approximately $2,335, including Jazz Festival $1,200, website and newsletter $500, insurance $450, and other.
Preliminary NBDSP Budget: Beautification approximately $2,000, including $1,400 for flower pots and $600 for gateways); Communications approximately $1,500 including $1,000 for web content manager and $500 for membership communication materials; and Events approximately $1,500, including $700 for outdoor movie night, $400 for deTours, and $400 for community concerts.
If you have comments or questions regarding NSP, please contact Sheila at email@example.com. If you have questions about NBDSP contact Terry Grote of the East Price Hill Business Alliance firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2014 Dues: Just a reminder 2014 dues are now due. If you haven’t done so please remit your payment of $5. Payments can be mailed to PO Box 5420, Cincinnati, OH 45205 or paid in person at the general membership meeting.
Thanksgiving Day Parade: The Purcell Avenue Garden and Social Club won a first place award for their float in the 2013 Thanksgiving Day Parade. A few pictures of their float follow.
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City of Cincinnati trash amnesty weeks:
During trash amnesty weeks, residents may set out additional trash in sealed plastic trash bags next to their approved City-provided container. Amnesty weeks are centered around holidays when households typically generate more trash than normal.
Upcoming amnesty days include:
Thanksgiving: Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, 2013
Winter Holidays: Dec. 26, 2013 to Jan. 3, 2014
Memorial Day: May 27 to May 31, 2014
Independence Day: July 5 to July 11, 2014
Labor Day: Sept. 2 to Sept. 6, 2014
(Note: Even during Amnesty Weeks, bulky items must still be scheduled for special pickup.) If you have a bulky item (like furniture, tires or appliances), visit 5916000.comor call 513-591-6000 to schedule a special pickup.