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 …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Group will tour wooded areas of Avon Lake to determine feasibility for birth control.
Avon Lake Councilwoman Jennifer Fenderbosch said if residents see a group of individuals walking through wooded parts of Avon Lake, there’s no need for alarm. A group of five individuals, who are part of a Tufts University study, will be canvassing different areas of the city, including the MetroPark conducting an evaluation as to whether Avon Lake is suitable for a birth control study for deer. Fenderbosch first introduced the idea of birth control for deer in early spring of this year. Fenderbosch was in discussions at the time with Tufts University and the Medical College of Ohio, who are studying the effects of PZP, a non-hormonal birth control dart for wild animals. “The universities are interested in investigating the possibility …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Were you there? Add your photos to the gallery, featuring pictures from photographer extraordinaire Bob Quinlan.
Once again, Avon Lake's Annual ADA (Americans With Disabilities) brought out a crowd. The 22nd annual picnic on Aug. 12 at the American Legion Post 211 featured food, drink, snacks and music as well as a few "celebrity mascots" including the Cleveland Indians own “Slider,” Al the Alligator and Cupcake the Clown. The event helped celebrate the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. Pictured are city council members Jennifer Fnderbosch, Larry Meiners and Mayor Greg Zilka.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Meetings between residents and city leaders will provide a forum to exchange ideas
Mayor Greg Zilka is making good on one of his campaign proposals and reinstating ward meetings in Avon Lake. “I proposed them in the summer,” Zilka said referring to his time on the campaign trail. Former mayor Rob Berner instituted ward meetings in his first term. The meetings, which included the mayor and the ward representative on council, allowed for residents of the city’s four wards to meet with the city leaders to discuss concerns or share ideas. The ward meetings discontinued after K.C. Zuber took over the mayor’s office. “It was a very effective thing Rob had done and I was surprised they weren’t continued,” Zilka said. Zilka, each ward representative, Police Chief David Owad, Fire Chie Glen Eisenhardt, City Engineer Joe Reitz and…
Monday, January 16, 2012
Compressed natural gas could fuel vehicles
Passers-by at JGD Associates on Moore Road last week may have given a second look at a black Ford F-150 truck sitting outside the building last week, mostly because of the crowd standing around the idling vehicle with the raised hood. With the exception of a yellow compressed natural gas tank in the bed of the truck, it would have appeared identical to other gasoline-running F-150 trucks. This one however, was drawing a crowd of onlookers to see just how similar the truck—which runs on gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG)—looks and runs. Councilwoman Jennifer Fenderbosch and JGD principal John Dzwonczyk were touting the vehicles as an option to replace the city’s diesel-run vehicles such as dump trucks, salt spreaders and school buses…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Fenderbosch ran unopposed to earn a second continuous term as a council representative.
Dear Voters in Avon Lake Ward 2, I want to thank all the voters in Ward 2 for their overwhelming vote of confidence and support in my Re-Election campaign. I am looking forward to continuing to serve you as we work together toward a bright future for Avon Lake. Difficult decisions lie ahead but together we can guarantee a financially sustainable community while maintaining the City's services which define Avon Lake as a desirable City in which to live, work and play. Jennifer Fenderbosch Avon Lake Council Representative - Ward 2
Monday, August 29, 2011
Reclaiming America bus tour is expected to draw 5,000.
For its annual “Reclaiming America” bus tour, the Tea Party Express winds its way across the country, visiting towns big and small in early primary states to spread its conservative message among voters. The next stop: Avon’s All Pro Freight Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 3. Since Avon is the only Ohio stop for the Tea Party Express, the event is expected to attract 5,000 people, and will feature former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Victoria Jackson and singer Lloyd Marcus. Lt. Governor Mary Taylor will attend along with Treasurer Josh Mandel – who is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat in 2012 – Avon Lake Councilwoman Jennifer Fenderbosch said. Fenderbosch, who will represent the Lorain County Republicans organization at the …