"TRASH" alice cooper
One of my five favorites is in the news again. Yes we have problems with the "streetscape" contractor being dismissed expect Main St. to be closed at least two more weeks. I believe city crews will finish the project. We can discuss the why's and the how's at another time.
This concerns the "contract" our former city public works director and former city manager dreamed up between the City of Painesville and Waste Management. I for the life of me can't remember a successful contract our former CM had?
Here's the deal as reported in the Painesville Pride. The City of Painesville will put a lien on your property if you sell your home and the trash bill is not paid up in full . I even wonder if this is legal for the city to act as a collection agency for a private business? Do they get compensated for this extra service? Along with selling and keeping records of who purchased orange bags from the city?
Odd if this was legal you might think Dominion Gas would work through the city also? What next you owe late fees on Morley Library books and we won't turn the lights or water on until the house where you live pays the fine? These rules the city has passed have gone from a good idea to a pain in the rear to buy or sell a home in our city. You have an empty house and the city can charge you yearly if its unoccupied? Even if the property is maintained.
This trash problem is easily solved. First thing the resolution council passed to leave the contract in the hands of the city manager must be revoked and put back into control of council, if council is to lazy to do this get a different council people it's called doing your job. How many of you have called about a Waste Mismanagement problem and the council person has no idea what your talking about?
Waste Management must be hearing from many of you because at the Town Hall Meeting at Elm St. School this month they will be there. When I asked councilman Flock why he invited them he told me they asked to be present. So if your interested and have issues to discuss keep April 30, 2015 free and meet at the school at 7:00 pm.
I guess I will end the post with a question. In the last ten years has our former city manager had a successful contract? AMP-OHIO, Battery Box Building, Wind Mills, Trash ect. I will ask to see this wonderful contract with Waste Management in the near future.
Thanks for being patient with me.