"I'LL BE WATCHING YOU" police
In the past five years or so I have been watching closely the action of the city. Our city manager seems to lead council around by their noses. Or maybe someone on council is leading her by the nose. People's eye contact at council meeting lead me to think this way.
Last year Painesville was awarded a large two million dollar grant by the State of Ohio Department of Development to demolish the hospital. I thought then as I still do that a better use for that building could have been found if Lake Health wouldn't have attached so many stings to it. Back to the demolishing, our city manager took bids from numerous companies . She chose a company out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania? Where they the lowest bidder? With the unemployment in Ohio so high would have it been prudent to hire an Ohio firm, with Ohio money? The local unions at least got the Pittsburgh company to use local labor, why didn't our city manager do this?
All I've ever heard from the city manager is that we can not "mingle" monies.
Please explain how money "interest" that belongs in the waste water treatment plant loan somehow ends up bailing out Millstone property owners? How did she manage to mingle that money? Less we forget where does all the money come from to pay Buckingham, Dolittle and Bouroghs? Can't find it in the budget? If you look into the budget there are many "Other" what exactly is other?
Downtown traffic plan, I love this one. Although I understood the three lanes along Mentor Ave. wasn't wide enough by state law for four, ask people trying to get out of the YMCA hoe much more difficult it is now.
Back to downtown. Heading south on Richmond St. at Erie St. it turns to one lane , you have a left turn lane but as you proceed thur the intersection its one lane to the light in front of city hall. After you get the green light you get a left turn lane to turn onto South Park the road Chase bank is on, wait if your heading south on Liberty St. she wants to install a stop sign at Sterling St. That little side street behind the church and in front of the bank? Within 100 feet of the traffic signal? Can't wait to watch these traffic jams, Oh and we will square off the park corners and curbs to start with large planters along with painting the crosswalks green. Hope you notice it in January. When or where did she become a traffic engineer?
AMP-OHIO my favorite on August 19,2010 the News-Herald reported that she voted to proceed with the AMPGS power plant in Meigs County. Was council informed of the vote, any input? The News-Herald reported she had no comment on the issue. No comment? There isn't a gas line there now, how deep of a hole will she dig for us in Painesville? I'd love to play poker with this lady, she never folds only raises, of course it not with her money she playing with. Who's watching her?
At a council meeting she answered me that the Gorsuch Plant fine Painesville will pay is $4,700.00 within a week that number had grown to $89,000? Along with telling council it was more prudent to pay some energy consultant from Vermont over $350,000 a year for three years in energy conservation then to pay the fine? Personally I and most of you along with companies will do everything possibly to save on energy costs with out some guys who lives where the main resource is Maple Syrup to tell us how to save money.
Millstone we can't build down there. OK, why install an artificial turf football field on the other side of the river half of it payed by taxpayers of Painesville. Could this be another $600,000 down the drain or better down the river? Have to wonder about how that field will hold up after its been under water? Along with our city manager bragging about receiving a $19,000 grant to repair the pond in Rec Park. Was their matching money provided by the city? Why was it not mentioned?
I have yet to find one person that wants one of any type home she has planned for the former hospital site,
Cobblestone Apartments seems Councilman Flock caught her in few half truths on that issue in the past year, but some of her supporters on council see nothing wrong. Wonder if she will feel any remorse if something bad happens in there? Mentor at first offered EMS service and the Painesville's administration turning it down? Brilliant!
As you can tell by now I'm no fan of the city manager or some in her administration. Some have told me she's the best thing that ever happened to Painesville? Sorry I disagree She knows it, I know it and now you know it. More examples coming.