Thursday, April 27, 2017


Are you ready for this
Are you hanging on the edge of your seat

Well sent this letter to Assistant City Manager Doug Lewis:

Resident's living near the WWTP are getting letters  from the city with concerns to the zoning change for that area. It has been claimed that in the letter not a mention of the cultivation, process or sale of medical marijuana? I can assume this was done on purpose? Not quite transparent. Please e mail me a copy of the letter sent to residents in the affected area.

Thank-you Angelo

Mr. Lewis response;

Dear Angelo:

This is a typical format for advertising a rezoning. You list the name of the applicant, the property location/parcel number and current zoning and the zoning that is being requested by the applicant. There is no conspiracy to mislead and your transparency comment is NOT appreciated. Per your request, please see the two notices that were sent out together  for the upcoming Planning Commission Meeting. Please note that the rezoning for 776 Mentor Ave. does not describe that they buy and sell antiques. In addition, I think everyone in the area is aware of what is being proposed and lists the name of the applicant, Growth Orchard. If someone was so inclined, they can do an internet search of Growth Orchard and see numerous articles that explain what they do.

Rezoning Application No.88-17
Owner: City of Painesville
Applicant: Growth Orchard Partners, LLC
Location: Permanent Parcel
Number 15-A-020-0-00-001-0
From: Si; Special District to M-1: Light Industrial District
An application has been received frm Growth Orchard Partners, LLC requesting the rezoning of approximately 3-acres of Permanent Parcel Number 15-A-020-0-00-001-0. The request is to change the zoning classification from S-1SpecialZoning District to M-1 Light Industrial District to allow for the construction of a 35,000 square foot light industrial facility.


Douglas L. Lewis

My response:

Thank-you Doug,
My comment may not be appreciated but the manner that this brought forward is not how it is done by City Charter. The residents of that area should be made aware of Growth Orchards purchase of the property if for no other reason its in violation of federal law.
Just so you are aware many are disgusted with the sham over this issue.
Thank-you ANG

First thing the city did this process A## backwards! No public hearing? Zoning change request after council approved the sale? just to name a couple.

Resident's have to find out on their own what the intended use will be? Boy, we weren't ths vague over Steele Mansion were we?

Doug  NOT appreciating my comment? Well anyone in this city who challenges City Hall is viewed as a troublemaker? Been like that forever. Look around at our city are you proud of the accomplishments that surround us? Property values?  A list that will include we brought marijuana to Painesville!

Has the city releases a press notice with concerns about what took place Monday night? If not why not? Not something you might not want to share or worse waking up resident's to what some of you call Economic Development?


At April 27, 2017 at 12:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I appreciate your letter and comments to the city. And for him to say things like most people know already or can find out, or to intimate that it's no different on property values than having an antique store there is ludicrous.

At April 28, 2017 at 9:16 AM , Anonymous TERM>> said...

12:52 Point taken and while we are on the subject the building at 776 Mentor Ave. to the east of Rider's Inn has been an antique shop for at least the past 20 years? I have no idea what this is about?

At April 30, 2017 at 8:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a former employee of the city. The notices aren't sent out universally but depending on what the administration wants depends on how many notices are sent out. If as in this case the city wants little public input few are sent. Now if the city opposed this many more and a wider area sent. The ordinance only states the minimum but never the maximum. And if you live here and something changes at the corner of Elm and State St. Only a fool would think it doesn't have a bearing on property values on Cedarbook, Mil-Mor or Marion Ave. Liberty Greens or even Heisley Park. When the ship takes on water the whole ship will sink.

At April 30, 2017 at 10:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So to understand this, Lewis thinks I should do an internet search over Growth Orchard? Doug it's our property your selling not yours!

At April 30, 2017 at 2:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mil-Mor? That's the township. SO what does it have to do with Painesville city? Thing is, this has been a known thing coming. Where have the opposed residents been prior to?Council wants to do what council wants to do. Again, VOTE in a new change of command election time. But, where will the opposed voters be? They won't be voting in new people.

At April 30, 2017 at 2:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the story in the Plain Dealer regarding a proposed medical marijuana facility coming to Eastlake. AND possibly in the former senior citizens center. All we got here is ours torn down to make way for MORE county property and the center displaced to an already OVER CROWDED YMCA. This place is the Pits.

At May 1, 2017 at 10:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would beg to differ with you. At the very most, this has all occurred since the second Council meeting in February and only got to where we are now writhin the last two weeks. This has not been anything the voters were aware of and Council seems to keep it very quiet.

At May 1, 2017 at 1:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you heard about giant eagle? They are in the planning stages of building a new, super big, giant mentor....but close enough to make keeping our mentor ave store open unrealistic.


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