Community Development – Part three

March 26, 2009 at 10:19 pm 1 comment

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By Mark Teleha ( updates Loraine Ritchey )
Part One- COMMUNITY

Part Two- APPROVED BY COUNCIL

THE DEPARTMENTS

I ( Mark) asked about the different departments that comprise ComDev:

Sandy (Prudoff) , describing the divisions –

Accounting, and Larry Mitoff is the Senior Comptroller. He has a staff of 5, including himself. He takes care of the detailed accounting that will actually set up, on an accrual basis, $16 million in grants and loans.

HOUSING DIVISION
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NOTE: CRA 15 YEAR ABATEMENT APPLIES

which is Infill Housing and Rehab, and other extraneous responsibilities, like the sanitary line break-

ED NOTE: see Part Two Drake Hopewell

PLANNING,
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with Don (Romancak), who is the Chief Planner, Jan (Mackert) and Chris (Bauer) (ED note Chris is no longer with the dept) work for him.

Usually during the summer they’ll bring in an intern or two. We’re spending more time now working with the Building Department and Zoning, and that’s Planning.
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REAL ESTATE,
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which is Howard (Goldberg). He takes care of all of the detailed transactions: transfers of land, abatements of property – commercial, industrial and residential. He has a number of lengthy requirements: all of our Enterprise Zone agreements are marked and then he reports to a county committee and city officials.

CONSTRUCTION DIVISION
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Then you have Rey Carrion, who is in charge of the Construction Division, oversaw the building of the Tivoli Theater, oversaw all of the construction contract and loan contract of the Duane Building; is in charge of a 400-acre development park over on the East Side, which we just got done putting in $4 million worth of streets with the sewer;
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he’ll be overseeing the Oglebay-Norton, if it’s approved,

(ED NOTE Oglebay – Norton was aquired by the Belgique company Carmeuse who decided not to go ahead with the project

he’ll be overseeing that improvement to make sure that what they do is in accordance with a very detailed contract which Don’s assistant, Chris Bauer, is working on, that will be presented to Council by the Administration.

Anything that’s in an Urban Renewal or Urban Development area will be monitored by the Construction Division.


When the Jail fell on its face, and it wasn’t able to be completed, the Mayor at that time, Mayor Foltin, asked us to step in, and Rey has, he’s an architect and general contractor, with his staff, they finished a 32-bed holding cell, 12-day holding cell, which will be open sometime in March.

City Jail passes inspections: 12-day holding facility receives 100 percent compliance rating
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So, there are a lot of things that the Construction Division is involved in.

To be continued:

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