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Remy re-elected to lead NCC

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Emmanuel V. Remy was elected last week to another term as president of the Northland Community Council.

Alicia Ward will be the new vice president for the coming year for the consortium of civic associations and other organizations serving the neighborhood. Dave Hardesty will take over as treasurer while Brandon L. Boos returns as secretary.

Ken Gilbert, chairman of the nominating committee, reported he sought candidates for the officer posts through personal contact, via emails and through the NCC's Facebook page. Remy consented to continue in his post, according to Gilbert, while both Ward and Sandy LaFollette agreed to serve as vice president.

Ward was elected in a vote at the monthly meeting.

Hardesty and Boos were the only candidates for their respective posts.

When no nominations were received from the floor, a unanimous vote swept the unopposed candidates into office. Slips of paper were then passed around among NCC representatives to choose between Ward and LaFollette, who is also co-chair of both the council's Independence Day Parade Committee and the North Side Health Advisory Committee.

Remy, who was first elected president in 2012, replacing Dave Paul after he held the office for six terms, is also president of the Sharon Woods Civic Association.

Ward represents the Cooper Woods Condominium Association on the NCC's development committee. She said last week she wants to become more involved in council activities.

Hardesty represents the Maize-Morse Tri-Area Civic Association and Boos is the council's representative from the Salem Civic Association.

"Thank you for the opportunity ... as we continue to use this organization to make this a better place to live," Remy said after the election was concluded.

During his monthly report, Remy took a moment to thank outgoing Vice President Gerry O'Neill for serving two terms in the post.

Remy also noted that Columbus City Council members had approved adoption of the Northland Plan I update as part of the consent agenda at last week's meeting. The plan is intended to guide primarily redevelopment within the traditional boundaries of Northland, basically those bounded by Interstate 270.

The community council's president said now he and the other officers would turn their attention to getting city officials to undertake an update to Northland Plan II, the extended boundaries of the neighborhood that reach up to Westerville and out to the New Albany corporate limits. Remy indicated he would soon write a formal letter to city council requesting the update.

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