City to Pay Schools for Lost Stadium Revenue
Money lost when state declared All Pro Freight Stadium tax-exempt
City council unanimously approved Monday night a voluntary payment of $43,811.72 to the school district.
The stadium got tax-exempt status after Senate Bill 71 was passed. Before that, only stadiums that had teams affiliated with Major League Franchises were tax-exempt. The Lake Erie Crushers, like all other Frontier League teams, are independent and unaffiliated.
The ordinances passed authorizing the payment only applies to this one payment.
Also at the meeting, council approved advertising for bids to repave Avon Road. This work would only happen if Avon Road is re-opened at the Westlake border during construction of the Nagel Road interchange.
Mayor Jim Smith said last week that nothing has changed in terms of Avon Road being re-opened permantly. The re-opening, if it happens, would only be for the duration of the interchange construction.