Wednesday, May 25, 2016


You know you can't go on getting your own way
'Cause if you do, it's gonna get you some day

Found this story in 05/20/2016 Tribune- Gazette

Solicitor explains executive sessions
By Marian McMahon

North Perry  Solicitor Joe Gurley stated a councilmember had asked him to address the issue of executive sessions at the May 5 meeting.
"For the public's information, just to reiterate what we're limited to, when the Village Council goes into executive session it is restricted as to what can be discussed according to provisions in 122.22 of the Ohio Revised Code" he said.
The topics which can be discussed, briefly, are: to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee or official; to consider the purchase of property for public purposes, or the sale of property at competitive bidding, if premature disclosure of information would give an unfair competitive or bargaining advantage to a person, to conference with an attorney concerning pending or imminent court action; preparing for, conducting, or reviewing  negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employee's, to discuss matters required to be kept confidential by federal law or regulations or state statutes; to discuss details relative to the security arrangements  and emergency response protocols; or to consider confidential information related to marketing plans, specific business strategy, production techniques, trade secrets, or personal financial statements of an applicant for economic development assistance.
"The protocol for (entering executive session)is to basically announce the purpose prior to going into executive session and adjourning from an open meeting into executive session," Gurley said.

"There can be no voting during executive session. There can be an exchange of information. There can be an exchange of ideas."

That's all folks ! I can only hope Law Director Gurley has had the same conversation with our own council?

More evolving! Sayonara to "Self Funding My Campaign"


At May 25, 2016 at 9:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read on the n-h site that the water crib project for toledo is up to 500 million (holy cr*p) is my reaction 188 million over estimate, is this what we have to look forward to? are city officials obtaining grants for ours or will we be in debt past our lifetimes?

At May 26, 2016 at 8:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever heard of a governmental project that was either on time or under budget?
I didn't think so.
It is never "their" money so the cost doesn't matter to the folks running the show.

At May 26, 2016 at 10:41 AM , Anonymous TERM>> said...

9:48 No, but our water department estimated a cost of10 million that without laying a pipe has grown to almost 14 million. That money directly comes out of your $8.00 surcharge you pay extra on your water bill.
Now the administration has secured a interest-free loan on the project but over ten years that 10 million dollar project would cost us $4.00 out of the $8.00. Leaving $4.00 to do pipeline replacement. As that figure grows from 10 million to whatever less and less of that surcharge can be used to replace water lines. Presently Painesville resident's pay the highest rate for water in the county, that could have change as many of us felt we would have been dollars ahead joining the county water department. I guess it's important to have trucks running around the city with 'Painesville Water Dept.' on the side of the doors?
Knowing government I see this project with a final cost of close to 18 million. We will see.
8:57 You hit it on the head. ATM... "Ain't Their Money"

At May 26, 2016 at 2:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

we need to get our city out of the utility business but how? it stated in the article about toledo alot of it is covered by grants, our city needs to send somebody to school to learn how to fill them out or hire somebody to do it,


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