City Council – March 30th- Talk!

March 31, 2009 at 12:13 am 12 comments

by Loraine Ritchey

I am not Paula! I apologize, you will not be reading her excellent coverage- you are stuck with my take and the talk!

I don’t pay attention – in fact if this were high school civics I would be standing in the hallway in disgrace.

There weren’t a lot of people at tonight’s meeting – and a lot of coming and going too-ing and fro-ing. I saw Sean and Brian and Sandy ( all of us in the back row of the class – that in and of itself says a lot )

– I found it rather humorous that there passed between the three entities a polite nod when they all have been linked for a few days “blog wise” from pictures to comments – and yet nary a word was spoken between the bloggers and the bloggee.

This blogger had no such problems -and someone should have smacked me, and I talked and talked whilst the “unspoken” lay like a fog of civility between the participants!

Since I wanted to watch the season finale of TOP GEAR – I left just after Mr. Dore, Safety Director – stated that the Firefighters would be receiving letters tomorrow rescinding the layoff notices and that hopefully the same situation would apply to the Police Dept as they were having some constructive talks. Which sort of negated the comment by Mr. Holcomb ( paraphrasing here) after his suggestion of “using comp time funds” which was found to be needing … that no one was finding way to keep the safety forces.

Denise was there with her sign of support for the safety forces and was outside when I drove past…… Denise it may have worked ya think!!!

PAULA COME BACK!!!!!- I am absolutely rotten when it comes to covering council meetings!

Entry filed under: Blogging, blogs, Brit take, city of lorain, personal opinion, Uncategorized.

Community Development – Part 4 IT IS A BABY BOY!

12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mark  |  March 31, 2009 at 1:33 am

    I saw the TV truck out front and kept right on going. Figured since the budget was up for vote, it would be crazy. Here, I could’ve found a spot. Sorry.

    I’d forgot about the meeting, too, after a long day at work, and only remembered because I passed Frank on the Bascule.

  • 2. thatwoman  |  March 31, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Well as Buster’s Momma and Joe and others will attest I am a very bad girl at Council meetings …….. my attention span is one of a knat…..I think it has to do with all those years of “playing to audiences instead of being in the audience……. 🙂

  • 3. denise  |  March 31, 2009 at 2:39 am

    I will not go back to a Council meeting…I do not wish to see the likes of anyone that represents the 7th floor.
    (Well I might go back once), that will be to revamp the noise ord. with anne molnars help, or
    when the DOJ is here to see the faces.

  • 4. Loraine Ritchey  |  March 31, 2009 at 5:03 am

    What happened … ??? by the way everyone is is 1 in the morning and the “water broke” and this time it isn’t the utilities dept that called ! 🙂

  • 5. Paula  |  March 31, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Cleveland’s 1ooking for one, think we need one too?

    Budget Analyst

    About the Job Essential Functions:

    · Recommends annual operating budgets for assigned departments including anticipated revenue and projected expenditures.

    · Prepares monthly and quarterly status reports of budgetary issues and concerns for assigned departments.

    · Assists with the preparation of the Department’s annual budget reports. Analyzes funding requests from various divisions / departments.

    ·Reviews and analyzes year-to-date revenue, expense summaries, and budget request documents, for assigned departments.

    · Performs research, prepares reports, and submits suggestions to management.

    · Posts budget information to journals, ledgers, or other records. Makes adjustments, prepares reports, and reconciles accounts.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    · A High School Diploma or GED is required.

    · Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business/Public Administration or closely related field is required.

    · Knowledge of specified software packages. Basic public accounting and budgetary procedures. Skill in analyzing funding requests and other financial information to make budget recommendations; creating graphs, spread sheets, tables and other visual presentations of data.

    · Two years of full time paid experience in Finance or Accounting is required. (Substitution: Two years of full time experience may be substituted for each year of college education lacking.)

    · Must be knowledgeable in computer skills.

  • 6. Buster's Momma  |  March 31, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I didn’t remember until this morning that there was a meeting last night that I should have gone to. I would have been a member of the Back Row group, too, and Loraine wouldn’t have half the article she has. 😉 But we would have had fun! 🙂

    Looking forward to an update soon about the broken water, grandmum!

  • 7. Kelly Boyer Sagert  |  March 31, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    The water broke????? Oh, my . . .

  • 8. Paula  |  March 31, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Update as of 9 AM sitting and waiting, sitting and waiting…. I’ll try to update as the day goes, it will be a long one.
    Off to cover for Loraine at 2nd St.

  • 9. Kelly Boyer Sagert  |  March 31, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Definitely let us know, Paula!

  • 10. Paula  |  March 31, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Last check up 10:30 AM she’s 5 centimeters.

    Quote of the day, “Ernie asked if she was a meter yet and the nurse said something to the effect, h*ll the baby could walk out then…

    Last chance to name that baby and win one of Mum’s great cakes!

  • 11. Kelly Boyer Sagert  |  March 31, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Oh, I hope I win . . . I hope I win . . .

    A meter?@?@?@?

  • 12. tony hines  |  March 31, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Will keep in touch with the Dame, Nikki I still think Colby is the best bet

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