We attended a budget meeting with the Lake County Commissioners, the Finance Director, County Administrator and the movers and shakers of the Lake County Court of Common Pleas. We must plead guilty to not knowing much about this court so… Read More ›
Month: January 2019
Loose Canons Abound….
*********************1776 I have been informed that according to some Concord Township residents I can now add “loose cannon” to my headstone. I will have to order a bigger headstone because we are running out of room considering my previous title… Read More ›
Lake County School Rankings
Thanks to our Willoughby lobbyists for informing us about the Cleveland.com article on school rankings. We compiled the following information from the Ohio Department of Education website. PERFORMANCE INDEX RANKING The Performance Index is a calculation that measures student performance… Read More ›
Heating Assistance…..PSA for Lake County
Thanks to our Perry Lobbyist for this article: Heating assistance is available: The PUCO’s winter reconnect order is available for those that have been disconnected or are threatened with disconnection from their heating source. The Winter Reconnect Order allows residential… Read More ›
Lake County Auditors….so very helpful
After reviewing our latest property tax bill, we thought we knew what every number meant and how to calculate each one. Alas, there were two items still on the bill that stumped us. You will see on your bill a… Read More ›
Property Tax Time……open your wallets
Here is an interesting article from Cleveland.com dated 1/26/17: CLEVELAND, Ohio – Property tax rates in Ohio range from $850 per $100,000 of home value on Kelleys Island to $4,355 a year in one area outside of Dayton. Homeowners are… Read More ›
Vrooman Road Bridge Project
We had some discussion with the County Engineer about the current status of the Vrooman Road project. He did say that he will be giving an update to the Lake County Commissioners soon. In the meantime, we can take a… Read More ›
Riders Inn vs the Port…..reneging on a deal – not good for business [updated 1/30/19]
VERSUS ********Rider’s Inn******** ********Lake County Port Authority******** RIDERS INN ARTICLE UPDATE At the latest Port Authority Board Meeting held on January 23, there was… Read More ›
Riverside Local School….# of Educators
While reviewing the Ohio report card website we discovered this listing of Riverside Local schools’ total number of educators by job description. Before we published the results, we asked Riverside officials to verify the accuracy. To their credit, they said… Read More ›
Illegal Immigration…..so it’s manufactured, eh?
We are posting Jim Simpson’s, author of the book Red-Green Axis, call to action on illegal immigration since it has valuable statistics on the crimes perpetrated by illegal aliens. Liberals can continue to keep their heads in the sand, but… Read More ›
Perry Nuclear Plant….essential for Lake County
SUPPORT FOR THE PERRY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ARTICLE UPDATE Here is the Lake County Commissioners’ resolution dated January 3, 2019 in support of clean energy nuclear power in Ohio. resolution supporting nuclear power 1-3-19 At the latest Port Authority Board… Read More ›
Flipping and Flopping with Taxpayers’ money
THE BETTER FLIP…OR THE BETTER FLOP? In December 2017, Andrew Cass from the News Herald wrote an article announcing that Mark Rantala, Executive Director for the Lake County Ohio Port & Economic Development Authority, would be “doing his best Bob… Read More ›
Lake County’s Investments…..nothing serious – it’s only money
We attended a Commissioners’ meeting this week, and before the meeting they held a another meeting to discuss Lake County’s financial performance with their cash investments. Here is the presentation provided to the financial committee (3 Commissioners and Treasurer Lorraine… Read More ›
Lakeland and W-E Schools…..we have a problem..we want some answers! [update 1/28/19]
Thanks to our Kirtland lobbyist for the heads up on this article….. Superintendent Stephan Thompson of Willoughby-Eastlake school proudly announces what is in store for Willoughby residents. LFC wants you to take note of who Mr. Thompson has hitched his… Read More ›
Who’s minding the Boards?……answer – no one!
Here is an article written by another Geauga friend and patriot Tom Niewulis. Although, he lives in Geauga, this article contains important information that pertains to all counties. SELF-INFLICTED EVICTION – WHO’S MINDING THE BOARDS? By Tom Niewulis (SamAdamsReturns.net) Published… Read More ›
School Levy Limitations…..thanks to GOATS
We met some Geauga patriots that have similiar viewpoints on the sustainability of using property taxes to fund public schools. They have provided some information on school levy limitations that we thought all concerned citizens may be interested in reading…. Read More ›
County Employees’ Campaign Contributions…….one more look
From our friend Marian McMahon, the very fine writer with the Gazette Newspapers……here is her article on the Commissioners’ resolution on accepting campaign contributions from the employees under their direction. gazette article on campaign contributions 1-18-19 Since we are mentioned… Read More ›
Follow-up From Board of Elections
We had previously posted about the questions we sent to the Board of Elections concerning the Lake County Auditor’s position, and how unexpected vacancies are handled. Here are Mr. Ross McDonald’s, and Ms. Jan Clair’s responses to those questions. *********************1776… Read More ›
Drugs in Ohio…..we need the non-profits to help stop the supply
(LFC Comment: Thanks to our Portage lobbyists for these articles reported in their newspapers…. It definitely reinforces our point about the need to shut off the supply coming across our borders; we need the local agencies that are making money… Read More ›
ADAMHS Board…….looking for their support
We sent the following email to Ms. Kim Fraser, Executive Director of the Lake County ADAMHS Board, requesting their support in stopping the flow of drugs into our community. We will let you know their response. *********************1776 Ms. Fraser, You… Read More ›
Never Forget 1986…..will history repeat?
Thanks to our friends at the Grassroots Rally Team for this article….For those interested, it cost Lake County taxpayers $15.7 million to educate limited English speaking students in 2017, and $6.97 million in 2018 in our nine school districts. *********************1776… Read More ›
Fairport Harbor Schools…..should they stay open?
When reviewing the State of Ohio report card website, we noticed an interesting statistic about Fairport Harbor schools. Here is the link to the website: https://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/district/detail/045369 This has to do with the school’s enrollment. It appears that there are ~697… Read More ›
Drug Addiction…….how are property taxes impacted?
In our ongoing effort to review any and all issues that are impacting our local property taxes, we thought that we would look at the issue of increasing drug use in our community. Our property taxes are used by the… Read More ›
Volunteer Fair in Eastlake
Want to help your community???? Here is your chance to make a difference. volunteer fair flyer january 19th, 2019- list of organizations attending (Saturday, January 19th, 2019 from 10 to 1pm) Attention: Kind, Caring, Good-Hearted Volunteers… Looking for an… Read More ›
AFFH……did you know we have one in Lake County?
We attend a lot of meetings throughout the county to observe, learn, and educate others about what is happening in Lake County. On 10/23/17, we attended a meeting at Lakeland Community College’s Holden Center to learn about the role of… Read More ›
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