"TRAVELIN' MAN" ricky nelson
Seems I'm getting a lot of comments with concerns of the amount of money being spent around the 'Golden Dome'. Well first the former police chief remodeled his office last year, now the new police is moving downstairs and another remodeling job is in the works. Administrators are moving and you guessed it more and more remodeling. It's nice to be flushed with cash? Again a happy employee's is a productive employee. ( that even in retirement doesn't want to leave)
As I have mentioned a electric director has retired and come back as a double dipper, now I have been informed an electric plant worker has retired and you guessed it he is presently planning on returning to work. So much for attrition? Must be needed to do ......
Now to our former city manager the gift that just keeps on giving.
Seems she need a new department head and found one in all places Warren, Ohio 44 miles to the southeast, well he would like to take the position but he's not moving from Warren, what to do? Well in her wisdom it made sense to supply this director with a vehicle, maintenance as well as gasoline. Let's see 44 miles time two 88 miles a day at what cost 50 cents a mile? $44.00 X 5= $220.00 a week.
Look I don't blame the director but I do the person that made this deal possible. Look no one should be forced to live in the city but now it's getting out of hand. Should city vehicles even be taken out of the county?
Our purchase of a 23 year old fire truck. Must say from when seeing it for the first time I believed just maybe we were on to something. Now we have been told that the hydraulic lifts (what makes the ladder go up) are unsafe and leaking. so from early July until possible the middle of October we will be without this truck with a repair costing between $35,000 to $40,000 to be split with Concord Township odd why the seals went bad after the vehicle went through an expensive check? Well as they say S*# happens.
Don't even get me started on the Painesville Newsletter what was in it that people didn't already know if they were the least bit interested. Just expensive propaganda I have never known a bunch that needs to pat themselves on the back so much.
Look here are just five simple examples of how the city takes care of your tax dollars and so to some of you who wonder why I'm frustrated. I can't believe many of you aren't?.
Does anyone know what the altercation discussion between the police chief and a resident was almost at the beginning of the council meeting?
Also we learned that Painesville had $250,000 left over from the Millstone project to be used with the $303,000 grant to demolish the old hotel.
Finally Painesville changes zoning on homes without a streets? We did learn of 'paper streets.'