Lorain City Council -Cliff Notes-Paula Tobias
I try very hard to listen, think about what they’re saying, and write key points down. If I’ve missed something please let me know.
Please refer to tonight’s agenda: http://www.cityoflorain.org/documents/council/1-18-11_1276.pdf
Committee Meeting: Pg 50 and 51 of packet
Discussion of Block Grant Funds for Seniors and Disabled for Windows
$115,000 original amount, ($26,000 went to Community Development: which leaves $89,000)
1.Can’t go in south lorain (it’s a historic district)
2.letters would have to be submitted for permission,
3.historic preservation society would cost > $5,000
4.then it would take 5-6 months.
5.Would have to be a lottery program, month long after 3rd party would draw names, etc would take 7 months, they’ve had funds for 2 yrs.
Mr. Edwards & Mrs. Molnar were disappointed the seniors didn’t have access to these funds.
Could help only 20-30 people with the funds
Grant: Intent to help for greater good, should be for city funded energy.
Council was not informed of what this money was meant to do.
Result: Community Development devise program guide lines, alternatives.
Mayor and Mr. Fallis were not in attendance
A question of Fluoride savings if we eliminate from our system, request by Mr. Schuster.
This is required by law, it should be debated with Ohio Legislature (the Law is from 1972)
I wonder if any cities aren’t using fluoride in Ohio?
What are the fines if we don’t use?
#5 Facades of downtown businesses within map included. This item went into committee during this meeting ¸Community Development explained.
$50,000 set aside. 30% would be subsidized maximum $15,000. (Block Grant entitlement 1.2 million)
A possible forgivable loan, Mr. Given thinks it’s too small amount may only benefit a small group of individuals.
#6 Funding for businesses coming into Lorain. $100,000 available to be loaned, will loan up to $20,000.
#9 Revolving Loan micro Loan, City Wide. 9 loans $130,000 being used now. Want to be SBA Loan originator.
My thought: When did the City become a Bank?
Item 10 to second reading , awaiting outcome of new attorney general’s view on liquor in internet cafes.
Council Concerns:Several but:
436 opened without permits. They will be prosecuted. New regulation for Teen Clubs will be needed.
From the Morning Journal
Gunshots reported outside Club 436 in LorainPublished: Monday, January 17, 2011
LORAIN — About eight to 10 gunshots were reported fired last night near Club 436, 436 Broadway, according to Lorain police Sgt. Mark Carpentiere.
Officers went to the club around 11:36 p.m. where there were several juveniles out front. A witness told police a man got out of the car, pointed a handgun in the air and began firing, according to a Lorain police report.
Witnesses told police the car then sped off through the Lorain National Bank parking lot with an older grey car following, the report said. Witnesses said each car had about four people inside.
They would not give police any more information because the were afraid of retaliation “as several people were watching him speak with me,” the report stated.
At first no one inside the club knew anything about the shots fired but a girl later told police several juveniles from Elyria “tried to ‘crash’ the party,” according to the report.
Officers checked the area for both cars but could not find them. No shell casings were found in the area.