Trash to the “treasure(y)”- “Time to Pay for your Garbage”
Another Update just from this morning _ although one of these sites was reported to the Health Dept three weeks ago- and those who are having a problem with 100 percent trash pick-up need to live next door to these homes of Lorain
UPDATE: YESTERDAY ON THE POLICE SCANNER CAME A CALL ABOUT TRASH BEING DUMPED IN THE ALLEYWAY BEHIND GEORGIA AVENUE. IT WAS APPARENTLY BLOCKING THE ALLEYWAY- THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM THIS MORNING
100 PERCENT TRASH PICK-UP IN LORAIN IS WAY PAST DUE
Back in the day- 2001-02 – one of the main problems that was identified in the Welcome to OZ visioning, held at the Palace theatre by the then “Mainstreet Lorain ” – now Lorain Growth Corp., was the need for 100 percent trash pickup by the City of Lorain.
” Oh! but we have 100 percent trash pick up !
Yes! BUT only if someone acts responsibly, either the property owner or the tenant of a property, and PAYS THE BILL.
Houses/ dwellings = 26,126
Owner occupied = 14,973
Renter occupied = 11,153
IF THEY DON’T – WELL THEN YOU GET THIS!!!!
The garbage pictured in front of 1763 Oakdale ( that had been there for weeks according to the 2nd Ward Councilman Flores) belongs to ( according to the Lorain County Auditor’s site Jerrod M Biebrick- Also according to the Auditor’s site- Mr. Biebrick under that name owns a further 30 properties.
and since 2001 02 when the newly formed citizens group ” Lorain Litter Council” talked to the City of Lorain with the Craig Foltin Administration and in particular Safety/ Service Director Craig Miller a “plan” was devised in order to implement 100 percent trash pick up compliance.
Months of hard work, researching , gathering a committee ( including one of Lorain’s “most influential landlords” Kent Sutton,
http://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/for-rent-one-city-who-dictates-the-health-of-your-neighborhood/ ( he was one of the naysayers I seem to remember :)
The citizens committee spent weeks crossing t’s and dotting i’s . The City Administration was on board ( or so we were told ;) , City Council was on board , BFI was on board, the Utilities Dept ( through whom it was decided all billing should come) were ready to implement “true” 100 percent pick-up
What happened that it took a further 10 years? I can tell you, in my experience of the matter and in my considered opinion , landlords became vocal in their objections. You see, the rental business is one of the largest “businesses in Lorain” ( the average rent being around 600 dollars according to the stats). The landlords apparently called Foltin , who was going to be running for re-election, on the carpet and IT QUIETLY DIED A DEATH!
Now some of those landlords have an even bigger stake – the infamous ( in my humble opinion) George Schneider and Co have more than quadrupled their property portfolio in those ensuing years:
Under the name George Schneider alone we now have listed 169 properties— up from those 37 listed just 4 years ago. I couldn’t begin to count or who even knows under other LLC or partnerships such as Red’s mentioned here
You can read part one of the series on Mega Landlords of Lorain here
Do you think those conglomerate property owners will be pleased that the “garbage will now be billed to the property owner”? …… I think “some” will be squealing like a stuck pig!!!
Do you think the landlord that drives his truck to his rentals in Lorain picking up the garbage and then “dumping it” in the woods is going to be happy? I think not!
In fact if you read some of the comments calling this current administration anything from inept to communists under the Morning Journal article on Friday December 7th
Trash Bills to Change by Rick Payerchin
I think some are already squealing :)
For those of us that pay our garbage bill , hopefully we will no longer have the issue of renters who don’t pay theirs and whose landlords don’t pay either. Can it be we will no longer having to put up with them piling it into the outbuildings and garages till the stench in the summer drives you indoors and closed windows or having them “sneak their trash in amongst yours on collection day! Oh yes! that happens. Ironically one of our industrious neighbors took their garbage down to Kent Sutton’s apartments and used his dumpster for weeks.
Entry filed under: a Cow -elle opinion, Brit take, city of lorain, Corporate responsibility, hell is other people, Lorain Multi Property Owners. Tags: City of Lorain, disgraceful, garbage, Landlords the big business, waste not want not.