Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"MAYBELLENE" chuck berry

Oh Maybelline, why can't you be true
You done started doin' the things you used to do

Well attended my first council meeting since January felt good to get back.

In the visitor's time I questioned the administration as well as council of our 'High electric costs' It seems we have blamed everything from transmission costs to faulty meter's as well as wrong size furnaces , air-conditioning poor insulation . Everything but the city buying into poor power purchases  proposed by AMP-OHIO almost ten years ago. In the council comment  time it appears councilman DeLeone took the time to mention the city has been very transparent on all issue? Well if Mike believes the city has been transparent on our power purchases he shouldn't be on a student council let alone on a city council. Resident's have been getting screwed on these deals for quite awhile now and him believing they are 'good' deals is unbelievable. Wonder who Mike is carrying water for?

Tabled was the change to city ordinance with concerns to dogs being tethered ? No clue

Everything else went the way as planned, I guess.

Resolution number 9 was interesting in how and it was worded as such.

A Resolution Declaring certain Real Estate Owned by the City as No Longer needed for Municipal Purpose and Authorizing the Sell said Real Estate.
As I read it;
In other words sell almost 6 acres of land to cultivate marijuana at a facility in the city. Can DeLeone, Fodor, DiNallo even think about approving that? The city would make close to $300,000 on the sale? This from the people who have always told us federal law trumps state or local laws? Could the City of Painesville be held complicate in this action? It's not like they told council they were building a daycare center on the property? Well the city tabled the resolution claiming a 'wetland' issue.

Why can't you be true!  

Without Chuck Berry there would be no Rock & Roll

On a side note;

Yes there is a new trestle being built next to the current one over the Grand River. Meaning during construction train speed will be restricted between Riverside Dr. to well Mentor Ave. meaning at times every road between Bank St. S. State St., Liberty St. Chestnut St might be blocked by a 10mph two mile long train. Something to think about.


At April 4, 2017 at 5:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The next time a council member who approved of the AMP-Ohio debacle runs for reelection, that would seemingly be a major issue for an opponent to run on, and constantly remind voters about it throughout the campaign, especially during the summer months. How DeLeone and the others who supported AMP-Ohio continue to stay in office speaks to Painesville voters' long-time habit of voting for familiar names above everything else.

At April 4, 2017 at 5:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wrote about the "medical marijuana" factory in the past and will likely do so again.
How any of you remember that a state wide vote was held, less than two years ago, concerning medical and recreational marijuana use? I certainly do and I also remember that the vote was about 2-1 against both issues.
Now we have representatives in Columbus over-riding a vote of the people and, if effect, telling us that we are stupid and have no idea why we voted that way.
IOW, the vote was a complete waste of time.
Now, I personally have no concerns either way. I don't use it but I really don't care if someone else does. All I ask is that they stay in their house and not present a traffic problem on the roads.
However the very fact that our representatives can be bought by lobbyists for the "medical marijuana" industry is rather bothersome.
In our own City, the CM (and it looks like Council) are buying into this nonsense hook, line, and sinker. All for maybe 30 jobs at best.
Is this increased business the best they can do?
Is it really in the best interest of the City?
As always, follow the money trail.

Councilman DeLeone thinks the City has been transparent on the issue of power costs?? Remind me when he moved here because I would bet a LOT of money that it was after the former CM and Council President rammed the whole mess down our throats. I have no doubt that he is a smart guy but, Mike, some of us have been here a LOT longer and know the story a little better.

At April 4, 2017 at 6:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see the big write up on Cleveland.com about the painesville electric plant? Someone pulled the wool over the eyes of that reporter.

At April 5, 2017 at 11:07 AM , Anonymous TERM>> said...

6:11 Alternative news? Or someone's got a PR story? All fluff. O.K. first the only real asset Painesville Power presently has is the distribution part of the business. The plant is a failed asset. Who would buy it? Yes we save a couple of millions in 'peak savings' but what does that cost us over the year? Council is spoon feed by the administration on what to say about the plant. Listening to councilman DeLeone at the last meeting I realize he knows less than I do. The value to resident's of the plant? Well if the power grid should get hacked there's a good chance Painesville could get off the grid and produce power on our own. The administration 10 year's ago had plans to purchase outside power and make the plant obsolete which it has now telling us they can purchase power cheaper than make it. There words not mine.
5:26 I to mentioned that vote to council? It's amazing what a little seed money can do? 30 jobs? really. Wonder what the other businesses down on Renaissance Parkway think? Painesville citizens? Simply put they are selling the land to operate an illegal business venture.
5:09 Council-President Hach is the only holdover from those deals. But there must be an unwritten law that you must defend past council's and administration's?

At April 5, 2017 at 3:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was one who voted no on the marijuana deal that came up in the city, but only because it was a bad/monopoly deal. I don't think that vote had anything to do with the actual issue of pot growing, it's just that the citizens were smart enough to know when they were being taken to the cleaners by the people who were trying to do the growing. That was a bad, stupid deal, so I'm glad the state decided to do it on their own. Hopefully they will make more sense, but last I read up on that, it also sounded pretty stupid. They apparently have people on the panel that are against it, so they had come up with some pretty dumb rules. Let's just use common sense on all of this, and legalize all pot use to adults. I think it's stupid to smoke it, but I think it needs to be legal. Too many good people getting in trouble for it. Also, in Painesville, you get in so much trouble for having papers or some other smoking items, that it's horrible; just a way to scam people out of their money and get them into a system that they then can't get out of. THAT should be illegal, as far as I'm concerned.

At April 7, 2017 at 11:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope there will be better candidates running against these council people. They do not know how to do their job. They are not the city employees bosses. I believe they are to make policies and pass them on to the city manager who in turn will pass them on to her employees. We certainly do not need any type of marijuana anything in this town. This town has such a bad reputation and COUNCIL needs to clean up this city. Contacting them with a 'no' vote was pointless as they are going to do as they please and disregard their constituents.


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