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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Still Omitting Pertinent Details



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Please click on Astronomical Debt to review some missing details from the Sun Messenger article above.



 

 


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

South Euclid Ballot Issues – Nov. 2012


- UPDATED WITH ELECTION RESULTS -


 

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ISSUE 92

YES  7036*

        NO   2273          
      
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT
(By Petition)
CITY OF SOUTH EUCLID
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Shall Article V Administrative Department
and Commissions Section 1 General
Provisions of the Charter of the City of
South Euclid be amended, to provide that
members of Council shall confirm or
reject the Mayor’s appointment of the
Director of Law within 30 days of the
Council meeting following the notification
of appointment, and every two years
thereafter?
                                                                                 

 
 
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ISSUE 93
YES    6855*
NO    3022

PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT
(By Petition)
CITY OF SOUTH EUCLID
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Shall new Article IX-B Trash Collection,
of the Charter of the City of South Euclid
be adopted, limiting the City’s authority to
charge a tax for trash collection and disposal?


 
 
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pattern Of Abuse




Video below: South Euclid Law Director calls a resident and taxpayer:  “…low-down, scum bag piece of garbage…”


  • time: 7 min. 54 sec.






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SEO Update:  Pattern Of Abuse




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Why So Much?

The Camera Doesn't Lie










Sunday, October 21, 2012

Misplaced Trust


























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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Keeping Up With The Joneses




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Please click on the following link to view the above article online version, including 40 reader comments at the News Herald website.



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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Astronomical Debt






















 

 
 
 
 
  • time: 19 min. 14 sec.




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 Cedar Center North
 Tax Increment Financing Agreement
(TIF Agreement)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Unrelenting Lies


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    Below: WHO REALLY WROTE THIS EDITORIAL?



























    Below: THE TRUTH



    Must see previously posted information including 3 min. 58 sec. video located at the following link, No More Free Lunch?














    Below:  Excerpt from Moody's Invester Service report.  Please click on the following link to view the entire Moody's report at the SEO post, Revenue Enhancements = Garbage Collection Fees.









    FROM MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON TO MALCONTENT






























    Please see previous SEO posts regarding
    garbage collection fees,


    No More Free Lunch? > MUST SEE
    DISCUSSION OF GARBAGE COLLECTION FEES

    Take It To The Public > MUST SEE VIDEO




    Saturday, June 30, 2012

    Elephant In The Room






















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    Please click on the following link to view the above article online at the Cleveland.com websiteNote: the comment from Robert Frey was removed by the administrators at that site.



    Please see the previous SEOversight post,
    Cedar Center Decoy.








    Monday, June 4, 2012

    Who Buried This Story?





    Below is a portion of a police report regarding an incident on May 1st, 2012.  This was not reported anywhere.  It did not appear in The Sun Messenger's police blotter, The Plain Dealer or on any local news channels.

    “On Tue. 5-1-12 at 1028 hrs. cars responded to CVS, 4460 Mayfield Rd. , for a report of two b/m’s fighting and a gun being fired.

    While enroute we were advised that a red, Ford Mustang type car left e/b on Mayfield Rd. I was s/b S. Green Rd. and Mayfield Rd. Ptl. Camper said that a red Pontiac Grand Am was n/b on Dill Rd.and turned w/b onto Edmond Rd. I headed that way and then was advised that the car just crashed at Edmond R. and S. Green Rd.and that two males were running from the scene.

    As I was w/b on Edmond Rd. and passing the FD drive there were two firemen pointing and yelling towards the cell phone tower. Pt. Singerman pulled up and I told him about the firemen. We both pulled into the lot and the firemen said that a b/m went towards the courtyard. We turned the corner in time to see a b/m in a black coat and camouflage shorts climb the tree in the courtyard and get onto the police garage roof. We went through the courtyard, into the SEPD lobby, and out the door into the police parking lot.”

    The entire police report is below.  Please note, South Euclid Oversight has redacted the names, addresses and phone numbers of the suspects involved in the incident.



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    Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    SE Petitioner's Club




    ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!! 
    Become a member of the SE Petitioners Club!

    Are you unhappy with the direction of South Euclid government? Tired of all the taxes and fees, lousy roads and city ordinances? Well, this is the Club for you!

    We would like to find as many people as possible to help circulate petitions and collect 20 signatures of registered, South Euclid voters. Collecting 20 signatures will take you an afternoon or two walking down your street talking to friends and neighbors. The more members we get, the less work we all need to do to change the direction of South Euclid for the better.

    There are no member fees! All that we ask for is some of your time and energy to help collect signatures! Currently, we are circulating a Charter Amendment petition to prevent City Hall from issuing a tax on trash collection.

    To become a member and/or get more information, please call
    Grant McCallum at (216) 503-2238.

    Who? : Any Ohio resident can circulate a petition
    What? : Collect 20 signatures from registered South Euclid voters.
    When? : Any day/time you have available (a weekend afternoon or weekday evening)
    Where? : Any street/neighborhood in South Euclid
    Why? : Because with a lot of us working a little...we can get a lot achieved.

    Monday, May 28, 2012

    Car Policy Update



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    It is unknown why the Service Director’s vehicle has “covert” license plates. That does not appear to be in accordance with Ohio Revised Code.  Please click here to view information about other city-owned vehicles bearing “covert” plates.




    Saturday, May 5, 2012

    Watered Down Version


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    Click on the following link to view the above story at the Plain Dealer website, including "READER'S COMMENTS."
    Compare the above story with the discussion about pools on February 23, 2012 during the Budget HearingsPlease click on the link below to view video.





    Friday, April 13, 2012

    City-Owned Vehicles Policy


    Please click on the following link to view the South Euclid City-owned vehicles policyNote the many exclusions to the policy authorized by the Mayor. Scroll all the way through the information provided. 
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    • time: 5 min. 01 sec.




    Swimming Pools On Last Leg




    Below Highlights of a discussion regarding the swimming pools.

    Council President, David Miller:  “Realistically, how much life is left in that pool?”


    Service Director, Jim Anderson:  “At Bexley?”


    David Miller:  “Yes.”


    Jim Anderson:  “Not much.  The sand filters are rusted, the metal, we needed to replace the sand filters.  We need to replace the pumps, the motors, the boilers, the heaters are old.  I mean there’s a lot of issues with the pool.  The pool’s cracked on the bottom, the decking’s failing" … "We’ve been patching them every year.  Some of the walls, the dividing walls that caved in we had to rebuild the bricks on it.  Over the last couple of years we’ve done it in-house; but they’re old.”  





    Finance Director, Joe Filippo:  “My suggestion you get a committee going like right after budgets are over and start having a plan to do something with those pools.  Don’t wait till September, October, November”… “a recreation committee just for a serious look at what we need to do with these pools.”


    David Miller:  “So, worst case scenario, come June when kids get out of school, get ready to hit the pools; we have a hot summer.  Worst case scenario is that our pools could die.”

    Jim Anderson:  “We’ve had problems the last two years with opening.  I know at Bexley last year the expansion joint, there’s like a big expansion joint; it failed.  So we had to drain the pool, pull it out and replace it.  And we had to have a company come in and re-grind the whole pool because there was so many leaks and it’s concrete you know, it’s kinda failing underneath.”

    At-large Councilperson Marty Gelfand:  “It sounds like all this talk is leading to a discussion we need to have about a pool levy.”

    Ward 4 Councilperson Jane Goodman:  “We passed the road levy…part of the road levy promise was…”

    • time: 8 min. 01 sec.





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    Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    Unusual Opposition


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    It seems ridiculously absurd that 20-year Councilman Ed Icove and Ward 1 Councilwoman Ruth Gray, currently in her 7th year, would attempt to portray their concerns as genuine regarding the 2012 Budget. They consistently voted in favor of everything that has put the City of South Euclid in the dire financial situation it is in today.
    Video below:  February 22, 2012 - Budget Hearings; South Euclid Law Director Michael Lograsso reveals:
    • Outside council was brought in to negotiate all city union contracts.
    • Jon Bauman handled the Cedar Center negotiations with Gordon Food Service, Bob Evans, Coral Company and DeVille Development.
    • The cost of outside council paid from the law department budget appears to be in the range of $150,000 - $160,000.  The total amount allocated for the Legal Administration in 2012 is $333,432.

    •  time: 8 min. 18 sec.





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    Administrative Salaries Must Be Cut





    Sunday, March 25, 2012

    Let The Good Times Roll

    A budget hearing held on February 22, 2012 reveals that a new position, “CHIEF BUILDING INSPECTOR” became effective the previous day and comes with a $15,000 per year pay increase for that individual. It is unknown how the creation of a new position with a commensurate salary increase was achieved without the approval of City Council. City officials tried unsuccessfully to suppress the subject of this job creation and the corresponding wage.  Watch the chain of events as the information is reluctantly discussed. 

    Interestingly, prior to the topic of the pay raise and the new position being brought up; the subject of increased “PERS” - Public Employees Retirement System and Medicare amounts was attributed solely to the end of furlough days with no mention of the pay increase or new position.

    Building Commissioner, Paul Kowalczyk: “So that’s really where you saw the increase in the personnel services.”  

    Ward 2 Councilman, Moe Romeo: “How about other charges, anything in there that’s of any consequence?”

    Building Commissioner: “Nothin’.  Nothin’ that really I would think would jump out at you.”

    It is later in the discussion when the conversation shifts to reveal the truth.

    Ward 4 Councilperson, Jane Goodman: “Are you doing personnel separately?”  She makes reference to the title, "Deputy Director."

    Council President, David Miller: “There’s an increase.  Everyone had stayed the same except for the one gentleman who went from 47 to 62.  Is that the new job description?  The new position?

    Building Commissioner: “The chief building inspector, yeah.”




    • time: 5 min. 14 sec.



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