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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Take It To The Public



Video below:  Robert Schoenewald  advises City Council of the citizen organized effort for a Charter Amendment initiative to prohibit a trash collection fee.
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Moody's Investors Service credit rating of South Euclid (click to view) was partially contingent on the implementation of revenue enhancements, specifically named as garbage collection fees.





Video below: David Miller responds to a question at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum. He claims that others are telling lies and proclaims, "...I'm here to be the truth squad!"



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On April 4, 2011, during a discussion about trash collection fees (click to view), David Miller said, making reference to the tax credit rollback legislation uproar of 2010: “This conversation also germinated when the tax credit was rolled back and then put back on. That it was a more fair option regarding everybody having skin in the game.”


Please see the previous post:
Spin The Budget

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Administrative Salaries Must Be Cut


During the tax credit rollback debacle of 2010, attention was focused on the increased salaries of the Mayor and her Administration, and with the spike in the number of high paying new positions that had been created at city hall. 
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Please see the related post:
Salaries Skyrocket Under Welo


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2003-2009 SALARY ORDINANCES.


BelowOrdinance 12-07:
An ordinance fixing the salary of the mayor... 





























Video below: June 28, 2010 - Mayor Georgine Welo states that in lieu of reducing her salary mid-term, which is not permitted by law, “…I’m using furlough days, I’ve written checks for different bills and things like that…”

A new Mayoral term began January 1, 2012. Where was the legislation to lower the Mayor’s salary?  Apparently Mayor Welo’s statement about wanting to lower her salary was disingenuous.  (video below)

Where is a current Salary Ordinance reflecting Administrative pay reductions? The last Salary Ordinance was passed in 2009. Why is that?



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Video below: Do not miss this video. Amazing and true, the citizens of South Euclid allowed these outrageous salaries to continue when few wanted to get involved.

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Here are some MUST-SEE previous posts related to SALARIES: 

No Capacity For Shame

"You Don't Have To Worry About It"...?!

One Or The Other

Hope You're Sitting Down For This One

Not Reporting The Whole Story

Why So Much?




Please click here to view SEO's:
Budget and Salaries Index



Monday, November 21, 2011

Cedar Center Purchase Agreement November 2011























Please click on the following link to view the most recent purchase agreement for 7 acres of Cedar Center property for $1,325,000.00.


Cedar Center Purchase Agreement November 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Warning Signs



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Here is a link to review further information regarding 

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Here is a link to read the above
Sun Messenger article, online version,
 including reader's comments.

   

Please also see previous SEOversight posts,


 Click to view South Euclid's

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

South Euclid Election Results 2011

SEOversight is monitoring the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website to obtain the following elections results.  Also provided here is a link to the BOE website if you prefer to conduct your own search for results. 

We will continue to update SEO until the final results for the races below are posted by the Board of Elections.  All candidate names are shown in alphabetical order.  Thank you for reading SEOversight. 
Last update 12:05 a.m. - all precincts reported - unofficial final results

MAYOR

Schoenewald....2180
Welo................5120*

COUNCIL AT - LARGE

Caroscio.................2275
Fiorelli...................3003*
Fortner..................1404
Gelfand.................2323*
Liptow...................1370
Martin...................927
Miller....................3373*
Shute-Woodson.....1988


MUNICIPAL JUDGE

Casa.....................2518*
Koosed.................2210
Williams-Byers......2504

ISSUE 96 - OAKWOOD

No....3451
Yes...4272*

ISSUE 97 - TRAFFIC CAMERAS

No.....3443
Yes....4123*

SE-L SCHOOL BOARD

Hood.......383
Rhine......6793*
Wynne....4716*

Friday, November 4, 2011

South Euclid Candidate Literature 2011



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           MAYORAL RACE


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NOTE:  No campaign literature was provided by the Welo Campaign, and the Mayor did not attend the candidate forum night at Brush High School sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

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                COUNCIL AT-LARGE
                  (candidates presented in alphabetical order)


NOTE: Tony Caroscio did not attend the candidate forum night and did not provide literature.  This flyer was obtained via general distribution.


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Note: SEO apologizes for not obtaining or keeping better track of Mr. Fiorelli's campaign literature from the candidate forum night at Brush High School.  Here is a link to his current city council website:


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Note: Please click the following link for the campaign website of;

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         MUNICIPAL JUDGE




          SCHOOL BOARD



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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Old News

The video below was published by Fox8 News.

 


Here is a link to the
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
system.  At this location you may search both the CIVIL and CRIMINAL dockets for ALL council candidates, current members of council and the administration.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Citizen Editorial


South Euclid Oversight received this editorial from a South Euclid citizen who wanted the Sun Messenger to publish this anonymously.  Knowing the credibility of this individual, SEO is happy to oblige.
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It’s time for the “No on 96” haters to quit accusing First Interstate Developers of not telling the truth. The 1,589 of you that liked the “No on 96” Facebook page just don’t have the information that the 27 people that liked the “Yes! Issue96” Facebook page do. Let’s examine the facts. We need more retail in South Euclid. If the exciting rumors are true, we’ll have access to TWO Wal-Marts within a 3-mile radius. Take that Beachwood; you don’t even have one Wal-Mart. Nothing attracts solid residents and a sense of community more than superstores. All you have to do is look at the bustling, thriving retail centers like Severance Town Center, University Square, and Cedar Center. That’s proof that no shopping center in this area has empty storefronts. Have you seen the new dollar store that opened in Maymore Shopping Center? That’s going to draw lots of new residents.

You better believe First Interstate will help to create jobs. Great jobs! Take Wal-Mart for example. Who wouldn’t want to make a median income of $17,762 (from glassdoor.com) while earning a 10% discount on quality, Chinese-made merchandise? With another $4588 of earnings (maybe you could sell drugs), you’ll almost reach the national poverty line for a family of four. If this is any indication of the type of big-box jobs we can expect from First Interstate, they’ve got my vote. After all, it’s not like there’s an international movement occupying the public eye in regards to distribution of wealth. Let’s make First Interstate richer. It doesn’t cost you anything--just like the green space that will accompany the shopping center. Nothing relaxes me more than spending a sunny afternoon under the trees adjacent to a large asphalt parking lot.

Finally, let’s commend the forward-thinking leadership of South Euclid. They understand that the solution to aging citizens, a declining population, and financial hardship is not through quality schools, excellent city services, decreased city spending, controlling city salaries, or creating incentives (rather than penalties) to upgrade the housing stock. They know that the future is…SHOPPING! Forget all you’ve heard about this crazy “online” shopping fad. It won’t last. Brick and mortar retail is strong, like the United States Postal Service. Let’s meet for coffee at Borders to talk about it.

The visionary leadership of our fair city purchased the Greenvale 9 houses for $1.6 million and then got an even better deal of $200,000 to knock those unsightly things down. They have purchased a Harley Davidson for the police force so they’re no longer cramped in awful squad cars during the long Cleveland summer. They paid consultants $40,000 for a study that recommended anchoring Cedar Center with a Bob Evans. Thanks to that outside-the-box thinking, we won’t have to settle for a second-rate breakfast served by IHOP 2.5 miles away.

As you can see, the city of South Euclid is stepping into the future with innovative and creative solutions to our problems. Follow us into the 20th century!



Sunday, October 23, 2011

Revenue Enhancements = Garbage Collection Fees


It seems the Moody's rating of South Euclid was partially contingent on the implementation of revenue enhancements, specifically named as garbage collection fees.


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Please click here to view the entire
 Moody's report.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Buckle Your Seatbelts - Part 2


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According to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Columbus, “covert plates” such as the ones currently in use on the noted vehicles are obtained through the Gratis Department of the Ohio BMV.  Those plates are issued at the discretion of the Registrar in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 4503.35.    


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Here is a copy of the accident report issued at 1:50 a.m. on December 7, 2007.  The crash occurred after the firemen's Christmas party at Muldoon's.


Please see previous related post,

Twilight Zone


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Please click to view the above Plain Dealer article online including reader comments.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cedar Center, Down On The Farm





BOB EVANS COMES TO CEDAR CENTER

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Please click here to see entire agenda.

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Please click here to view a previous related SEO post, 


To see all previous SEOversight Cedar Center posts please click on, CEDAR CENTER AND STANHOPE ROAD - INDEX
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Buckle Your Seat Belts – Part 1


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December 17, 2010: Highland Heights, Ohio -
Note the license plates do not identify this
as being a "city" service department vehicle.  







June 16, 2011
Curious residents wondered why city trucks were involved
while concrete was being poured on private property
at the Service Director's house. Turns out he was
on vacation and the city pickup truck was left in his
driveway rather than being utilitzed to service
the taxpayers.

It is unknown why another city vehicle,
and the vehicle's driver,
was spotted at that location
during the concrete pour.

Job's done. 

This vehicle has now been inherited by
the new Service Director.


Please see previous related SEO post

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Here are some links to
Plain Dealer coverage
 of Cuyahoga County Executive
Ed Fitzgerald's new policies regarding
personal use of county vehicles. 
According to one article,
there are 11 Cuyahoga County
employees who receive the benefit of
a take-home car, but they are not
supposed to utilize the car
for personal reasons. 
It is believed that there are
 currently privileged employees
 in South Euclid who receive
 a take-home vehicle.
Some of those vehicles have no
 identifying municipal stickers
or signage. 
The license plates
 do not include
 the word “City.”


Please also see other related SEO posts regarding Budget And Salaries.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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