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Riverlea NewsMay 2012


Calling All Runners

Fun Run logo.The first Riverlea School's Out Fun Run will be held on June 2 at 9:30 am. The one-mile fun run will begin with a walk up Riverglen Drive from the Circle Park to the starting line at Riverglen and Pioneer Place. Runners will continue up Riverglen, go right on Carrington Ct., down Southington Ave., take a right on Falmouth, and end back at the Circle Park.

We have had quite a few kids register so far (and some adults, too, including Evening Street's Mr. Brinegar). If you would like to participate, please get your registration [pdf] turned in asap. The run fee is $5 for all registrations received by May 19, or $10 after. Runners get t-shirts and refreshments at the end of the race.

We could use a few more volunteers to help direct runners and to serve refreshments (thanks to the people who have already offered to help).

Please email RiverleaFunRun@gmail.com with any questions, to offer to volunteer, or to request a new registration form. You can also call:

Don't forget to register [pdf] for this FUN Run, and to cheer on the runners along the route on June 2.

Thanks!
Rachael Kingrey, Regan Macerollo and Cordelia Noonan

Thank You

Egg Hunters on the Riverlea Village Circle. Many thanks to Pat Anderson who provided coffee and cookies at the Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt was a big success. Having coffee and cookies encouraged parents to socialize and become better acquainted while their children had a fine time. Pat's generosity contributed to the sense of community we all strive for in the Village.

And also many thanks to the Easter Bunny, the star of the show.

Draft highlights from the April 2012 Council meeting

Mayor. Reported that he contacted MORPC and found out that the Village might apply for some grants. The Committee on Infrastructure is aware of the timelines, etc., to apply for and pursue them.

The Easter Egg Hunt was a big success and he thanked everyone who helped. There were prizes for all. Pat Anderson donated coffee and cookies for the adults.

Some residents requested that the Village look into having a small playground for the younger children so families can meet and get together. Because of pending infrastructure costs, Council said this could only be done if grants or residents paid for most or all of it. Council will look into the cost, liability, maintenance and location so they would have the proper information before asking the residents if they are interested in this.

Marshal. Reported 326 checks with no warnings or citations issued.

Committee on Infrastructure. Briggs Hamor, Committee Chair, reported that they met on April 12, 2012. They are looking at four areas for funding over the next six or seven years, which are bonds, tax levies, loans and grants. Committee members have been assigned to each area to research and report back. The next meeting will be May 3 at 7:30 pm. at 162 W. Riverglen Drive.

Committee on Ordinances. Jenny Jones, Committee Chair, reported that they met March 29, 2012. They discussed what their goals will be. It was decided that residents wanted more user-friendly ordinances which reflected the Village. They will look into the sign ordinance and, since most of the problems seem to be with the planning and zoning codes, they will focus on that area. Some suggestions were to try to simplify the planning approval process, consider intent versus practice of ordinances, review the certificate of appropriateness standards, and how to enforce compliance. The next meeting will be April 30 at 7:00 pm. in room 127 at the Thomas Worthington High School.

Committee on Communication. Jon Ankrom, Committee Chair, reported that their first meeting will be April 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm at 5830 Falmouth Court. They will evaluate the forms of communication we have now and what can be done in the future.

Expenses approved:

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm.

Riverlea Directory Updates 2012

Please change your directory as described on the Riverlea Directory Update 2012. This update was mailed with the newsletter. If you need another copy of the update or if you need a directory, a binder, or a directory and binder, please contact Lois Yoakam, News Editor, 263 Melbourne, or RiverleaNews@riverleaohio.com

Ordinance Committee Update

The Ordinance Committee has met twice already and is busy examining the code of ordinances with the goal of developing a more user-friendly code that is reflective of our Village and presents fewer hassles for both the Planning Commission and residents. Committee members are: Jenny Jones (chair), Scott Gordon (co-chair), Mike Jones, Jacalyn Slemmer, and Carolee Noonan as well as Pam Colwell. They are currently focusing on identifying outdated code and redundancies that can be deleted. In addition, the group will review and address gray areas in the code.

Because the bulk of the work of the committee involves land use, the committee is starting with Title XV, which includes the chapter on building regulations, zoning, and signs.

The committee welcomes input from residents. You are invited to attend the monthly meetings (the next one is scheduled for May 30 at 7:00 pm in room 127 of Thomas Worthington HS) or email your thoughts or concerns to the chair (jennyj@riverleaohio.com).

Communications Committee Update

The committee met April 24, 2012, 7:00 pm at Jody Croley Jones' home: Jon Ankrom, Jody Croley Jones, Pam Colwell, Lois Yoakam, Greg Bonk, and Kathy McClintock. They discussed the three current forms of communication in Riverlea (our website, newsletter and kiosks), what is working, what is not and suggestions for improvement.

Website. Issues. Some residents do not use any electronic forms of communication and others just forget to visit the site. Suggestions included: Always reference the website in any and all written notices. Make the website more prominent in the newsletter. Shorten articles in the newsletter and direct the reader to the website. Include pictures from neighborhood events. Update privacy policy needs.

Newsletter. Issues: Cost and timeliness. Suggestions included: Allow residents to opt out of receiving the paper copy of newsletter. Find a sponsor or run ads to help/cover cost. Update the graphics and add a kids' corner.

Kiosks. Issues: In need of repair or replacement. Suggestions included: Repair or replace as needed. Put signs in yards announcing important info (meetings, etc.). Let neighborhood kids decorate the outside of the kiosks to help promote new events.

Next meeting: Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 pm at Jody Croley Jones' home.

Single in the City

Tom Van Cleef, 5804 Falmouth Ct., appears in the May 2012 edition of Columbus Monthly in an article "Single in the City." The article lists 10 singles who own their own businesses and raise funds for charities. He is a "Solar Entrepreneur." Columbus Monthly is available online.

Trash Collection

Regular Riverlea collection day is Monday. Local Waste Services observes six holidays. Local Waste Services now has a contact person for residents' questions regarding trash, yard waste and recycling pickup. Local Waste Services Guidelines are available [pdf] or contact Eric DeHays, Municipal Account Manager, at 614 348-3403 for any questions.

Schedule

Trash collection day is on Monday. If a holiday falls on Monday, collection is the next day. The holiday schedule is published below:

Holiday
2017 'Holiday' Trash Collection Day

New Years Day
Memorial Day (5-30-2017)
July 4
Labor Day (09-04-2017)
Thanksgiving Day (11-23-2017)
Christmas Day
Monday, 01-02-2017 (No Change)
Monday, 05-29-2017 (No Change)
Monday, 07-03-2017 (No Change)
Tuesday, 09-05-2017 (Note Day Change)
Monday, 11-20-2017 & Monday, 11-27-2017 (No Change)
Tuesday, 12-26-2016 & Tuesday, 01-02-2018 (Note Day Changes)

Service Guidelines

Mark your 2012 calendar for our Village Council Meetings

All scheduled 2012 Village Council meeting dates and locations are available on the Council Meeting Schedule

See Residents Home page for more calendar items


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