Monday, March 28, 2016

"FREE BIRD" lynyrd skynyrd


If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?

Well I ain't leavin'

But after eight years I  have watched and tried to stop not only the failed AMP-OHIO Meigs County deal that cost Painesville 2.1 million dollars, the Prairie State project that cost Painesville double the price of electric power we get from there. Keeping a power plant staffed without producing power or a check to prove it is viable.

The hospital site, when I begged the state to look for a new occupant like the VA? The former CM told them time was important to move forward quickly with the demolishment  there were already plans for that site and the developer wanted to move forward as soon as possible? What developer?

Main Street Streetscape? What a total waste of a grant as well as general fund resources. You know why I believe I'm right? No one asked or wanted a ribbon cutting ceremony, Why? Well who did it benefit?

This Senior Center fiasco. Really the YMCA? that's a solution or a way to kill off the center? I wondered why the school board at that time didn't save State St. School for HeadStart and use Cedarbrook School as the new senior center? Selling the property on the Square. But they sold it to the county for what $275,000? Why not see if the county would have used eminent domain to acquire the property? Bet they would either still have their center or more money?

The beat goes on and on around here.

So in my wisdom where have I decided to make my stand? On Garbage, yes garbage everyone's an expert on garbage. I expect to put up a battle with the City of Painesville over garbage!

Where to start? Well the city mandates every house in Painesville must have rubbish collection.

The city also mandates they will find the hauler who best serves the resident's of Painesville looking around they pretty much have failed admirably  on that point.

Who on council sat in on this contract? Why no city resident's for input? Why NOT!

The city's position is really to find the best hauler for the administration.

On our current contract all Painesville facilities receive 'FREE' trash and recycling pick-up. As we all know there is no free anything their cost of pick-up goes into resident's quarterly costs. What's the big deal the resident's would pay the cost anyway. Right but just maybe the city would be more vigilant on what the cost's were? Also maybe they would watch move closely of out of town city employees who use those containers to save themselves money?

Why does the city believe they are a collection agency for Waste Management? Isn't that poor use of a city employee's labor?

That $48,000 for the fourth year contract extension and another $48,000 for the fifth year contract extension. $96,000 total, that now they call a franchise fee? Where and what was the franchise fee in the first three years of the contract? Where was Franchise Fee mentioned in the city ordinance? Who on council even knew of this arraignment we should all ask them?

Plain and simple it was a KICKBACK ! and I beg them to prove me wrong.

Well it went into the general fund didn't it? Yes that just makes it an UNVOTED ON TAX, plain and simple.

Just think if this deal was exposed, what other deals are out there?

No in my strange wisdom I decided to battle on GARBAGE!


Can't take the13 year-old antics on this election cycle? Look it will be Hillary against whomever the GOP establishment chooses in Cleveland period, Primary's are just for show!


6 Comments:

At March 28, 2016 at 1:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems the new city manager is just as useless as the old according to you. It didn't take you long to see Mr Carson is not all council bargained for. At least Ms Mchon was people friendly, management friendly and didn't give away the city to the union employees. This is why the department heads have a difficult time managing the city employees since he arrived.

 
At March 28, 2016 at 1:48 PM , Anonymous TERM>> said...

1:24 Yeah,, she had quite an unusual personality, hardly friendly though. She did spin a good yarn (to polite to call them lies) Less wage increases and benefits now then before?

You know what makes it hard to control anybody? Sitting on a lawnmower making $17.00 an hour and watching someone from the electric department using the same lawnmower making twice as much that practice doesn't bred harmony?

Take some time go down to city hall and see how much city money she spent at Buckingham Burroughs and Dolittle law firm you want to talk waste? They even gave her an award!
People friendly I know of a person who spent his whole career working in the light plant. In his last day or week did she stop in to say thanks?

 
At March 29, 2016 at 6:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry, have to agree with 1:24 and not you.
Your new guy may have personality plus to you and your face but do not turn your back or you'll be pulling knives out. Wages? How much did the unions get for a raise? Something like 3 percent then add in all the perks making it close to 4 percent. He gave it all away and then council approved it. Money spent at the dome? Get a figure as to how much all improvements including re-doing and re-decorating cost. Good luck getting an answer on that one, I tried and was pretty much told its not my concern, as a resident its not my concern?

 
At March 30, 2016 at 4:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed a nice fancy gate for painesville electric on RT. 20 in Painesville township. Is anything going on there, or just some more lipstick on a pig?

 
At March 30, 2016 at 9:34 AM , Anonymous TERM>> said...

That's your new electric sub-station to prevent city outages? Seems both stations are feed by the same transmission lines so you decide if its a pig?

 
At April 1, 2016 at 5:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask if it is a redundant connection.
If the city owned connection equipment blows up at one point of connection, (to CEI) you can fall back on the identical redundant city owned connection. Yes, if the transmission lines go out, we loose power, but its entirely CEIs fault.

Redundancy is a good thing. Ask American astronauts who are alive today because of redundant systems. Then ask the Russian cosmonauts......wait. They're all dead.

 

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