The Roselawn Community Council, Inc. -


Council Meeting: October 10, 2023

President Paul Probst called the meeting to order.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the September 12, 2002, meeting of the members were approved without change.

Fire Report

Lt. Prather gave a report of runs in Roselawn during September, remarking that not much happened. He reminded those present to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and stated that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors could be obtained for free from the fire station. Safe summer nights focused on three streets in Roselawn. He reported that the construction on Paddock Road is causing response time to some parts of Roselawn to be a bit longer.

Police Report

Spec. Charles Dukes provided written crime statistics and talked about block watches, urging residents to become more involved. He specifically discussed how drug dealers have taken over 7772 Stillwell and predicted that we would experience more robberies by the drug dealers in Roselawn since they have temporarily lost their supplier.

Issue 8: Proposed Charter Amendment Regarding Campaign Financing

Steve Kirschner spoke in favor of a proposed City Charter amendment that will be placed on the ballot in November, which would have the effect of reversing the campaign financing initiative voted into effect last year. Jeneene Brengleman spoke against the issue.

Announcements and Certificate of Appreciation

Various announcements of upcoming events were made, including a solicitation of items to be repaired by the City during Roselawn's Big Sweep. Jim Miller, Pastor of Roselawn Lutheran Church, was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his years of service to Roselawn as he is leaving Cincinnati to minister at another church north of Dayton.

2003 NSP Budget

Tricia Davis explained that it was time to think about proposals to submit for Neighborhood Support Program funding in 2003. There was discussion of 2002 projects and funding, website design and the possibility of advertisements in the newsletter. Those present were urged to provide any suggestions to the trustees before the November trustees meeting, at which time a proposal would be formulated to present to the membership meeting in November.

Sandra Faith Hall, Candidate for State Representative

Sandra Faith Hall, who is a Republican running for state representative in District 33, spoke about her qualifications and urged all present to vote for her.

Issue 2: School Bond Issue

Steve Kirschner spoke against the Cincinnati Public Schools bond issue to be on the November ballot. A speaker who we were told would attend to speak in favor was not present.

Committee Reports

Beautification: It was noted that the Beautification report would be contained in the upcoming newsletter. Leonard Kirschner provided his opinion that the display of American flags outside the homes in Roselawn would add to the beauty of the community.

Business: Roy Jones announced that the Roselawn Business Association would be meeting on Tuesday, October 15, at 10:00 a.m. at Rare Elegance, 7655 Reading Road.

Education: Leonard Kirschner reiterated the need for volunteers at Roselawn Condon School and stated that we would need another LSDMC member when the LSDMC resumes meeting.

Law & Safety: Reggie Boggs urged people to join the Committee.

Litter: Gary Moffett reminded everyone that the RCC would be conducting a clean-up on October 26, meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the library.

Membership: Ruth Gerstle reported that the membership form had been revised and would be included in the upcoming newsletter.

Newsletter: Mary Donaldson stated that the newsletter was at the printer. She requested input on whether people would like to receive the newsletter electronically.

Pastor Miller reported that funding from the Jewish Federation was reduced from $5,000 to $3,000 for the year due to general cutbacks in donations to the Jewish Federation and resulting cutback in donations by the Jewish Federation. He also reported an increase in PRIDE membership and the commencement of the School Connector Program for this school year..

There being no further business to come before the members, upon a motion made and seconded, the meeting was adjourned.


Respectfully submitted,



Cynthia A. Shafer, Secretary

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