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Board of Trustees November 1, 2017 Meeting Agenda
Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance Sheep Farm Committee Presentation by OSU Representative
Approval of Minutes Treasurer’s Report Approve New Members
Police Department - Officer David Morgan, Liaison, 614-645-1417 Fire Department - Captain Rybinski Neighborhood Liaison - 614-645-7510
Code Enforcement Membership and Social Streets and Safety Website and Communications OSU Airport Parks, Recreation, and Bikeways Graphics and Zoning *3001 Bethel - rehearing of Application with less density and slightly increased parking *3720 West Henderson
Next meeting December 6, 7:00pm, Meadow Park Church Room 213
Don Scott Trot 5k
Sept 30, 2017 at 8am, Don Scott is holding a 5k Trot at the airport. See the link below for more information and how to register!
Note that due to the airport construction project, there will not be an open house at the airport this year.
Update: According to the Don Scott Facebook page, 175 runners took part in the 2017 edition of the run.
Columbus City Council to Meet at Centennial High School on June 22
On Thursday, June 22, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Centennial High School will host the third 2017 Columbus City Council Community Meeting, giving residents a chance to talk one-on-one with City Council members, staff, and City department leaders in an informal setting.
Local government, we believe, is a person-to-person business, and here’s your chance to meet those who can help get things done, if needed. See you there!
Don Scott Airfield to Modernize with $10 Million Gift
The Ohio State University Airport received a $10 million gift from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation, with the purpose of enhancing and renovating the education, research, and FBO facilities, including the terminal.
The Knowlton Foundation’s donation is a continuation of Dutch Knowlton’s pride and support of his alma mater. Many of you may know that the Knowlton School of Architecture is named in his honor. Education and aviation were two of Dutch’s passions.
More details on the gift and the airport modernization plans are available on Ohio State’s web site (click here).
Update! The Ohio State University College of Engineering Dean David Williams and NWCA President John Ehlers discussed the impact of the gift at a Columbus Metropolitan Club luncheon on August 12 (video).
Trustee Ruth Royal Profiled in State Auditor Newsletter
One of our longest-serving trustees, Ruth Royal, was recently profiled in an internal newsletter published by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office. In it, she describes her career highlights, what motivates her, and her philosophy of life, among other things. Ruth is one of our favorite people, and her comments remind us all of what is most important in life. Brighten your day and read it for yourself here.
Godown Park Goes to the Dogs!
A cooperative effort between Columbus and Worthington created an outstanding dog park at the north end of Godown Road. Over 5.5 acres and split into two sections for small and large dogs, the Dog Park at Godown received first place in the prestigious Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Partnership Awards. Check out the park on Facebook, and when you come, please abide by the rules – they help assure everyone’s safety.
Special Meeting 6/28/17
The NWCA Trustees call for a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees to address the five (5) issues listed below.
This meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in room 213 of the Meadow Park Church on Bethel Road (next to Graeters), and is open to all Members and the general public.
The issues are:
(1) Review and confirm the membership of the Board of Trustees.
(2) Reconfirm our commitment to inclusivity, transparency, and compliance with our governing documents.
(3) Elect new, temporary officers from among our current Trustees.
(4) Review, correct (if necessary), and approve the NWCA membership list.
(5) Adopt a procedure and timetable for filling vacancies on the board, including:
(a) Posting a job description for the Trustee position;
(b) Soliciting a statement of interest and resume from all Members who wish to be Trustees;
(c) Interviewing candidates at times and places to be determined; and
(d) Voting by Trustees on all candidates at our regular meeting on August 2.
We look forward to resolving these issues, welcoming new trustees, and moving the organization forward to meet the challenges facing northwest Columbus in the months and years ahead.
Announcements of all meetings will appear here one week before we meet.
Message from the President
The Northwest Civic Association [NWCA] serves the citizens of Northwest Columbus, Ohio. Our principal role is to advise Columbus City Council on rezoning, variance, and graphics issues, but we also advocate for our local citizens in their dealings with other City government agencies.
Over the past few years, NWCA has worked hard to keep our community a great place to live, to work, and to raise a family. Here are a few highlights:
- We worked with the Department of Development and City Council to pass the Northwest Regional Commercial Overlay, to enhance the safety and aesthetics along Bethel Road and Sawmill Road through additional landscaping and graphic requirements.
- We solicited input from local citizens and presented our recommendations to City Council on dozens of proposed variances and rezoning applications.
- We worked with Sharon Township to oppose the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Olentangy and Linworth Roads.
- We helped the Northwest Fire Department to obtain over $200,000 in funds to repair their building and improve their response time.
Incorporated in 1969, NWCA is managed by a volunteer Board of Trustees who are elected from our Members. Our project funding comes solely from annual Member dues.
We need your help! Please join us and help make sure our community remains strong. Come to our meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, voice your concerns, and help us keep Northwest Columbus the great place it already is!
~John Ehlers, President