Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Resident, superintendent provide websites for additional information.
One Avon Lake resident decided to take his support to the top of city government: Avon Lake City Council. Seven-year resident Bob Moore followed comments to City Council by School Superintendent Bob Scott addressed to City Council last week. Scott laid out the basics. Issue 10 is a 10-year emergency levy will generate $6.5 million per year at a cost of $253.58 per $100,000 home valuation. “Avon Lake has been caught in the perfect storm since 2009,” Scott said, of when GenOn was devalued. He said the district will lose $8 million per year in revenue. “It’s been a tough slog for the past couple of years.” He stressed the importance of passing the levy and then passed the podium over to resident Bob Moore, who gave his opinion. Bob Moore, a …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
City could convert 9 vehicles next year is cities of Bay Village and Sheffield Village are on board.
The city of Avon Lake is taking measures to open a regional propane fuel station in Avon Lake that would initially serve Avon Lake police vehicles. The station would serve Bay Village, Sheffield Lake and Avon Lake. Councilwoman Jennifer Fenderbosch presented information to Avon Lake City Council at the Dec. 17 council meeting. Fenderbosch has been working on the project for two years that if it comes to fruition, the city would convert nine city vehicles to a dual fuel system – gasoline and propane – in 2013 and three vehicles per year after that. Two years ago she met with leaders from various cities at National Fleet Services on Miller Road in Avon Lake to hear a presentation on the benefits of propane. Propane is a cleaner fuel—and …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Rescinding old ordinance would get city aligned with state law.
The Avon Lake City Council approved Monday evening in a unanimous 7-0 vote an ordinance that would repeal an earlier ordinance which designated all pit bulls as "vicious" dogs. The ordinance, sponsored by Councilman Dave Kos, Ward IV, would conform with changes made to Ohio law earlier this year. The Toledo Blade reported in May that Ohio had repealed a law that declared pit bulls as "inherently vicious" breeds of dog. Repealing the Avon Lake ordinance essentially means that the state law applies locally. The new state law addressed which dogs would be considered "nuisance dogs," "dangerous dogs" or vicious dogs and included restrictions on certain convicted felons owning dogs under certain circumstances. It also provides provisions for…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
McBride expresses concerns over soccer fields
Avon City Council reviewed around $40 million in bond ordinances mostly related to the Nagel Road interchange project during a work session meeting Monday. The city will bond out a little more than $20 million and expects to have that completed by July 21, city finance director Bill Logan said. The Richard E. Jacobs Group LLC will be covering most of the rest of it. The Columbia Gas pipeline relocation for $3 million is the newest item involved. The city hopes it will see some savings by securing the best rates it can in the next few months to head off possible increases next year. “We feel we are going to save money only from the fact that we are bonding out as much of it as we feel we can this year and locking in those lower interest …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Annual event features candidates from Avon Lake's candidates. Refreshments served after.
Avon Lake High School’s government classes are having the annual Candidates Night forum on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the school’s Performing Arts Center. 175 Avon Belden Road. The three candidates for Avon Lake mayor, City Council and school board will debate. A reception will follow in the high school commons. Not familiar with the candidates? Check out our Election Central page featuring all the candidates, bios and local issues. The annual debate features student moderators. Candidates Night is open to the public. The school is located at 175 Avon Belden Rd. Parking is available off of the school's Electric Boulevard entrance.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
There's plenty to see this week on Avon Lake's local access channel
Avon Lake Cable: Week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2011 This week on ALC-TV, Jeanne Shuster shares real stories and examples of the do’s and don’ts of putting together a resume on the “Human Resource Connection.” On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Ellen Trivanovich Aquatic Center was filled with dogs (and their owners) having fun in the water at the Love-a-Stray Dog Swim Fundraiser. Judge Darrel Bilancini presides over the Avon Lake Municipal Court proceedings on Sept. 6, 2011 - Part 1. Jan talks with Linda Moyse, Chair of the Avon Lake Homecoming Festival, about the upcoming festivities on “City Happenings 101.” This week, “The Water Series” teaches about numerous conservation tips that you can immediately put to use indoors and out on “A Consumer’s …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Two-term Ward 1 Councilman said he is seeking other opportunities.
Ward 1 Councilman Tim Rush, now serving in his second term as Ward 1 councilman, announced last night he would not seek re-election in November. In a prepared statement, Rush said he was “pursuing other interests.” “It’s been a pleasure to serve,” Rush said, as other council members gave him a round of applause. Rush joked he was certain there were a few people out there who would be glad to hear he was not seeking re-election. Councilman Larry Meiners said he often consulted Rush on issues. "Tim and I came on the same time and he's been a sounding board for me," Meiners said. "Having served with him for seven years, his departure will be missed." Contacted this morning, Rush said he definitely wants to remain active in the community and…
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Not enough council members present to vote on ordinances.
Monday's City Council meeting was pretty speedy. That's what happens when there aren't enough council members present to pass ordinances. Ward 3 councilman Kevin Ward was unable to get home from New York City because of weather, mayor Jim Smith said. Ward 1 councilman Bryan Jensen had a family emergency, Smith said. Because of the situation, the remaining Council members did a first reading of the ordinances instead of declaring an emergency, suspending rules and voting on the ordinances in the first reading. Among the ordinances held up were approving the collective bargaining agreement between the city and the firefighters' union, and authorizing a developer's agreement with Mercy Regional Medical Center over improvements to Route 611 …