NWCA Meeting on October 7th at 7pm

The next Northwest Civic Association meeting is on October 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm via Zoom.

We are hearing zoning requests for:

  • Sheetz Graphics Application
  • 3111 Hayden Road returning for a hearing and vote
  • 4660 Kenny Road
  • 980 Old Henderson

Full agenda to follow.

Cheryl Grossman is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: October NWCA Meeting
Time: Oct 7, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Have You Completed the 2020 Census?

A lot of people in Franklin County and Ohio have yet to complete the 2020 Census. The Census is important because for the next decade, higher responding states and communities will get their fair share of:

  • Congressional representation,
  • Medicaid and CHIP money to fund hospitals and doctors,
  • Funding for transit and infrastructure,
  • Money for education from pre-school to college to adult,
  • Emergency food assistance,
  • Grants for firefighters, and
  • Pollution clean-up, and other federal money.

The good news is that Ohio has counted 92.4% of it’s citizens; the bad news is that may still leave a million people uncounted. Take the Census if you haven’t and encourage others to complete it as well.

You can find out more at the Franklin County Census site and the US Census site.

Town Hall on Monday, August 24th

Katherine Cull and Rebecca Deeds from the Department of Neighborhoods will be hosting a virtual Town Hall on Facebook Live. Updates from multiple City of Columbus departments will be shared. You may watch and participate by visiting Facebook.com/cbusneighbor and clicking on the “Video” link, which will show that there is a “Live” event. If you have a Facebook account, you will be able to comment and ask questions in the Comments section. If you do not, you can still view the event at this site, and means by which to submit your questions will be provided.

September 2nd NWCA Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM via Zoom.

The agenda features brief presentations on two issues that Columbus will vote on November 3rd: Electric aggregation and Civilian Review Board.

We will also have someone from the Auditor’s office to talk about the Know Your Home Value campaign to educate property owners about the role they have in determining their assessed property value.

Zoning: 3111 Hayden Rd. Presentation of a proposal to build a 213 unit multi-family housing on the current site of Sawmill Athletic Club. No vote at this time.

Cheryl Grossman is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: September 2, 2020 Northwest Civic Association meeting
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AARP Fraud Prevention

At the August 5th meeting, trained AARP volunteers, Phil Smith, Veronica Carter and Mike Kessler, gave a fraud prevention presentation on identity theft, how to outsmart cyber-attacks, and the latest scams including corona virus related scams. The presentation provided an inside look at how scammers think and gave tips and tools to safeguard against theft & fraud and what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud. If you missed it, or would like to learn more, they provided some materials.

Stay One Step Ahead of the Scammers (PowerPoint)

Con Artist’s Playbook (pdf)

Watchdog Alert Handbook (pdf)

New Airport Director Named

Adam Wolf has been named Airport Director for the Ohio State University Airport effective August 1, 2020. In this position, he will be responsible for both the strategic development and the overall day-to-day operations of the Airport.

Wolf has served on the Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP).  He earned a bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives.  He holds an FAA Private license. Since joining OSU, he has taken progressively more responsibility, including serving as the Interim Director.

Congratulations, Director Wolf.

NWCA Meeting on August 5th

The next NWCA meeting will take place on Zoom on August 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Agenda.

Zoning: Applicant owns a small stand-alone building at 5260 Godown Rd which is currently zoned Limited Commercial District. He is requesting a variance to allow him to use this commercial property as a single-unit residential dwelling.

Speakers: Trained AARP volunteers, Phil Smith, Veronica Carter and Mike Kessler, will give a fraud prevention presentation on identity theft, how to outsmart cyber-attacks, and the latest scams including corona virus related scams.  You will get an inside look at how scammers think and gain tips and tools to safeguard against theft & fraud.  You will also learn what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud.

Cheryl Grossman is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NWCA August Meeting
Time: Aug 5, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Update on the “Sheep Farm” Park on Case Rd.

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department acquired the 57-acre West Case Road property from The Ohio State University at the end of 2019. The department currently is mowing grass walking paths through the former pasture, which will be ready for use later this summer. Temporary on-site parking will be available at that time.

Later this year, the department will begin the planning process for permanent development. This includes creating a master plan for the property. The department will reach out to the community for input at that time.

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