PANESVILLE COUNCIL MEETING 06/18/2012
Should prove to be an interesting meeting Monday night.
First we have the third reading on the whole classification of dogs. One interesting part of this ordinance is how it will classify a "vicious dog".
Vicious dogs do not include police dogs or any dog that injures or kills a person that is trespassing or committing a criminal offense on the property of the owner. Does that mean if the dogs kills a child who wanders on someones property , a UPS driver delivering a package or even a police officer needing information then that dog receives a pass? Do dogs have the capacity of knowing right from wrong? Friend or Foe? I'm not even sure if some of their owners do?
An ordinance to enact Chapter 1136 to establish guidelines for the installation of utility structures. That train seems to have left the station awhile ago. A good example is could you receive an occupancy permit to live in that home at 521 Mentor Ave. with that firecracker[structure] in the front yard that close to the house? What if you can't so then the owner can tear the house down and pay less property tax? I also believe Councilman Hach should abstain from voting on this ordinance. If you want to know why ask him.
Requesting a 5 year renewable 2.5 mill road and street levy. I believe this will generate around $650,000 per year. The city uses a figure of a million dollar a mile except on Main St. its $900,000 for two blocks.I figure when the city celebrates its Quadricentennial [400 birthday] we will have completed all street and sewer projects. 5 years? which streets will be chosen? What if the levy isn't renewed? I suggest in the first five years no street that a councilperson or administrator lives on is chosen to be repaired?
Also the administration will be asking council to change who collects city income tax. In the past the city has used Central Collection Agency [CCA] the city manger wants to switch over to Regional Income Tax Collection [RITA]. Due to a better collection method along with a saving of $50,000 in 2013. It speaks for itself, more enforcement gee wonder if anyone has been asking for this change for awhile?