Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"TIME IN A BOTTLE" jim croce

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true...

By now most of people in Painesville have come across IF YOU GREWUP IN PAINESVILLE. on Facebook. Contributors bring interesting pictures as well as facts about Painesville. The administrator of the post is a Bill Smith who does a great job.

Now in the last few days billboards around town are showing the county administration new office building that will replace the Dorothy Allen building recently torn down.  The comments seem to be a little bit on the negative side. Mainly because it doesn't fit into the Veteran Park architecture. That said what in Downtown Painesville does? It seems part of downtown was designed by George Washington and a little further away by George Jetson! If we have a theme it is there is no theme. With the construction of the new Morley Library I thought our city leaders had decided on a Connecticut Western Reserve look?

When the county commissioner's proposed the new building at the most were two city resident's in attendance. The Planning Commission ask some of the right questions but it appeared the county had made up it's mind including what and where the building would be. After the election in November the county representatives were very vague on how/if the project would move forward.

I guess my only point is we have to show more concern at the beginning than after the plans are conceived.


First off I must commend the city administration on the progress the street levy has made in the first five year. But as with most government entities someone comes up with a genius idea? Replacing all the brick street's in Painesville. Mentor Ave. Park Place, St. Clair St. even Railroad St.?  Cost $725,000 give or take a few bricks. All to be replaced with red concrete and brick design like the crosswalks. (Take a look at the beating those crosswalks take by snowplows during the winter?) Now speaking for myself there is no way I will renew this levy if this is the purpose of a street levy. From calls today three other people are in agreement. ( Front page Tuesday (7/11/17) News-Herald.

On suggested I bring back the NO! signs

No not this time.... new color's and language how about;


Someone suggested selling the brick? I'll buy a couple and find homes for them !

Cut the grass, plow the street's fund the police and fire department. repair chuckholes but quit trying to be Senator's and Congressmen operating under the "Golden Dome"


At July 13, 2017 at 12:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The design on that building is all wrong. I thought the idea in planning was always to keep the buildings looking like the rest of downtown. The only thing this does is please the county. I wish the county would stop what they do in buying and destroying every building in Painesville. Think ahead peeps, the new jail and that beautiful co-operative extension house across from the current jail that is to be demolished.
BTW - Party in the park this weekend - great time to leave and not show your homes for sale if you really want to sell.


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