"HERE WE GO AGAIN" isley brothers
And everything is going wrong
Oh, nobody knows the way you feel...
Before we go any further, I have to ask who were the people that viewed the building contract to that service garage, and when did it become apparent to those in charge that they needed another $600,000?
I can only imagine the finger pointing.
Every once in a while someone asking an innocent question that has a tendency to open ones eyes. Like having an epiphany.
Years ago as council considered the contract with AMP-OHIO former councilman Andy Flock questioned "what happens if the plant isn't built?" To that the answer was howls from many, administration, other's on council AMP officials and some in the audience. Well as we have learned it wasn't built and Painesville was left holding the bag for 2.1 million dollars. Not so funny now is it?
Remembering back that was the innocent question that got me questioning.
Now as I sat in the Planning Commission Meeting I listen closely and had interior as well as exterior drawings in hand.
Very innocently a former city councilman who once lived near 265 N. State St. asked where will the garbage dumpster and used grease be stored? With a simple answer "We can deal with that easily". Really? No outside dumpster but will be stored inside until collection? Maybe in a storage room with fresh products? That special moment was there again as I had felt 10 years earlier, they hadn't considered it or they hoped one else would? It'd a safe assumption that no one from the administration and the planning commission had either. But there it was now what? I looked at my interior drawing I don't think the architect considered it either. Yes the obvious was there, financing parking but little matters like rubbish and delivery's seem to be lacking? So this maybe not as well thought out as we were told. Wonder what else hasn't been thought out?
24/7 operation of this "incubator" was never really explained sufficiently. The why and how many at 3:00 AM in the morning for that matter was clearly not explained. Even will HOLA have staff on site at three in the morning.
Again on the drawing I see no delivery door, and where is that second emergency exit?
Deep in the halls at city hall a decision was made that this project didn't warrant more then the minimal from our city government, especially council!
With the famous Painesville thought "WHAT COULD GO WRONG?"
HOLA has received support letters from Geneva, Chardon, Hawken * School even the Perry Public Library. Yes a few even from Painesville itself. I need to find out what a Mexican Popsicle is?
So it was decided to run this by Planning and not even get the 'Rubber Stamper Council" involved. We do want to be invited to the ribbon cutting! Or don't want to be viewed as Anti -Hispanic?
Public Hearing? Why ask to get the public involved.
A public hearing should be held and do all of us a favor leave the kids at home! Yes even the Three Amigo's!
But that will be left up to 7 people who seem to find time for Executive Sessions, but questions from resident's not so much. 8 days left to ask for a public hearing PCCRS'er can't wait to reach zero.
Have heard today that Republic Services has sent out around 500 SI (service interruption) letter's to Painesville residents in October. Maybe you can get a Grant for pick-up?