Did you know that the Lake County 2018 operating budget is $247,647,070, and there are 1,434 employees. The estimated unencumbered cash balance is $184,259,457 at the January 1, 2018. (Comment: I would say they are financially healthy. Not sure if… Read More ›
Month: January 2018
Seniors in Lake County…..it is a growing club…
The Center for Community Solutions, a local think tank, celebrated their 100 year anniversary in 2013 serving Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Here are some excerpts from their website….http://www.communitysolutions.com/history What We Do Applied demographic and socioeconomic research at Community Solutions seeks… Read More ›
Tom Z is back on the radio….
Tom Z will be back on the radio beginning Feb 3 at 1220 on the AM Dial at 9:30 AM in the morning and repeated at 10 PM in the evening. The name of the show will be Talking Trump with Tom Z. We are glad… Read More ›
Geauga Tea Party coming events…..
We would like to make you aware of what our fellow patriots in neighboring Geauga County are doing. Geauga County Tea Party News Letter We are drumming up the Patriots for Action! This is the first of regular news letters… Read More ›
Kirtland Schools have hit the wall…News Flash…so have taxpayers
Wow, looks like Kirtland taxpayers have some decisions to make in May. Their school board has agreed, unanimously I may add, to place a whopping 5.9 mill operating levy on the May ballot. Please remember that a 1 mill levy… Read More ›
Stormwater taxes and Cuyahoga River catching fire…oh yes, they’re related..
Three of us met with Mr. Tim Miller, Director of the Lake County Stormwater Management Department and Jason Boyd, Lake County Administrator. All three of us were very impressed with both gentlemen; good stewards of the taxpayers’ money, and both… Read More ›
Illegal Immigration….a problem in all of Ohio
We found an article in Kentwired.com concerning illegal immigration in Ohio. You may wish to read and see how Lake County has fared against the other 82 counties in Ohio. http://www.kentwired.com/latest_updates/article_1457b45c-fb21-11e7-8bdf-f72adcceb1b5.html “TRAC’s records for Ohio are current through July 2017… Read More ›
Lake County proposed changes…
We have been hearing that Lake County is having a quiet prosperity…here is a link to a Plain Dealer article talking about changes on the horizon… http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/01/laketran_aims_to_aid_mentor_in.html#incart_m-rpt-1
Real Estate Tax Bill Received Today…you better be sitting when you open it..
Just saw our real estate tax bill for the first half of 2017…..increase of $874.77 (8.834%) for the year. Well if this does not reinforce what we have been saying about pricing seniors and others living on fixed incomes… Read More ›
Letter to the editor..swamp creatures..
We are re-posting a letter written by David Genis of Painesville……we agree with him Swamp Creatures ltr to editor
Riverside – Concord School Debate – part two….
There were four “Lobbyists for Citizens” at a meeting today (1/19) with Mr. Jim Kalis, Superintendent of Riverside Local School District, and Mr. Gary Platko, CFO of Riverside School. The meeting was requested by us with the expressed purpose of… Read More ›
Dave’s Market for Concord….
Just heard that a Dave’s Market will be taking place of the closed Reider’s Market….not sure of a date… https://www.davesmarkets.com/
What was I thinking ?…Catholic Charities do not donate to anything…One way street?
We had previously written about an injustice to Lake County taxpayers, regarding the Land Bank donating to the Catholic Church in Willowick. We wrote a letter to Catholic Charities asking them to step up and correct this injustice by donating… Read More ›
Concord Residents….do we need another Fire Station?
Thanks to a Concord resident on the “heads up” on the this report on Facility Assessment & Fire Station Location Analysis, and the following information on the police and fire services in Concord. Concord-Twp.-Facility-Study-2017 This newly released report which was… Read More ›
Senator Rob Portman and DACA….you decide if he is on your side
One of our members wrote to Senator Rob Portman asking for his opinion on illegal immigration and the DACA issue. Here is his response: Thank you for contacting me regarding the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals… Read More ›
Commissioners’ Meeting 1/16/18
Resolution to appoint Walter R. Siegel to the Port Authority. This opening on the Board was due to Rita McMahon leaving the position. A gentleman in the audience asked that the commissioners consider a female for the 9 person board… Read More ›
Some interesting stats on Lake County Schools….
We have started to analyze the State of Ohio School District Profile Report (also known as the Cupp Report) for FY 2016 to see if the numbers tell us anything. Once the data is inserted in the Excel spreadsheets it… Read More ›
Ever Heard of DeRolph v. State of Ohio? How to achieve equality in education?
With a belated thank you to a Heritage Club meeting attendee for mentioning the State of Ohio Supreme Court ruling that school funding with real estate taxes is unconstitutional, I started to do some research on this subject. In 1991… Read More ›
Lowering your real estate taxes….it can be very “taxing”
For any Lake County resident that wishes to try to lower their real estate taxes, there is a brief window of opportunity. Residents must file between January 1st through March 31st of each year. So now is the time to… Read More ›
Matt Lynch….thumbs up
At the Heritage Club meeting tonight (1/11), we heard Matt Lynch discuss his options to run for Congressman or Appeals court judge. Full disclosure – I am a big Matt Lynch supporter, and was involved in both of his Congressional… Read More ›
Riverside Schools….you rolled the dice and it came up “snake eyes”…
I had a meeting tonight to discuss the ongoing problem of the Riverside School district. Here is some information that I was told. In December 2016, a Bond Levy was passed to build two new schools. One behind the current… Read More ›
Women and Shariah…hear from an expert
If you do not mind traveling you may wish to hear this discussion: You’re Invited to a National Security Briefing with Dick Manasseri, Sharia Crime Stoppers “Women & Sharia” Our next National Security briefing will feature Dick Manasseri, a very Pro-Constitutional… Read More ›
Stormwater Assessment Fee….Call it a “driveway tax” not “special assessment”
Updated 1/11/18 While reviewing the Lake County website on another matter, I noticed this tax that I knew nothing about. http://www.lakecountyohio.gov/smd/StormwaterAssessmentFee.aspx It appears that the Federal Government’s EPA issued an unfunded mandate to control local pollution. So our county government,… Read More ›
Riverside School District Taxpayers….hold on to your wallet, they are at it again..
After asking some questions on the status of the proposed new Riverside school in Concord Township, a source told me this: “The School District has, or will shortly, post information on the expected additional taxpayer costs, if the Madison Ave. and… Read More ›
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