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    Posted: Jun 15 2012 at 1:54am

MIDDLETOWN CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , June 19, 2012

I. BUSINESS MEETING – 6:00 p.m. – COUNCIL CHAMBERS – LOWER LEVEL

1. MOMENT OF MEDITATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

2. ROLL CALL

3. PUBLIC HEARING – MidPointe Public Library Budget Request

Motion to Receive and File the MidPointe Public Library 2013 Budget Request

4. PUBLIC HEARING- 2013 City Tax Budget

5. CITIZEN COMMENTS

6. CITY MANAGER REPORTS

South Main Street Decorative Lighting Discussion

Municipal Income Tax Uniformity

7. CONSENT AGENDA. . . Matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and one vote of consent. There will be no separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed and considered separately.

(a) Approve City Council Minutes: June 5, 2012

(b) Receive and File Board and Commission Minutes:

Civil Service-March 15, April 26 and May 17, 2012

Board of Health and Environment- May 8, 2012

(c) Receive and file Oaths of Offices: Matt Taylor and Joel Gross

(d) Confirm Personnel Appointment: Part Time Account Clerk – Shirley Jones

(e) Receive, File and Duly Record Petition:

Asking Council to take measures to close Miller’s Lounge at 124 Charles Street

8. MOTION AGENDA

(a) Receive, File and Adopt the 2013 City Tax Budget

9. COUNCIL COMMENTS

II. LEGISLATION

1. Ordinance No. O2012-21, an ordinance amending Chapters 1434, 1436 and 1486 and repealing Chapter 1446 of the codified ordinances. (2nd Reading)

2. Resolution No. R2012-15, a resolution authorizing the City Manager to participate in the Moving Ohio Forward Grant Program and declaring an emergency.

3. Ordinance No. O2012-22, an ordinance authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Butler County Land Reutilization Corporation for the cooperative acquisition and banking of non productive real property in Middletown and declaring an emergency.

4. Ordinance No. O2012-23, an ordinance establishing a procedure for and authorizing an agreement between the City and Commerce Corner, LLC for the transfer of right-of-way and declaring an emergency.

5. Resolution No. R2012-16, a resolution declaring it necessary to levy a tax in excess of the ten mill limitation for the purpose to supplement the General Fund for the purpose of making appropriations for providing or maintaining senior citizens services and/or facilities as set forth in the Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.19(Y) and determining to proceed to submit the question of levying such tax to the electors of the City of Middletown, Ohio, at the election on November 6, 2012, in accordance with Section 5705.19(Y) of the Ohio Revised Code. (First Reading)

III. EXECUTIVE SESSION

Under the authority of O.R.C. 121.22 (G) (1) To consider the appointment of a public employee or official, specifically to review board or commission candidate applications.

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Has anyone else read the part of this week’s workbook regarding Legislative Item 5???

 

To refresh your memories, The Middletown Area Senior Citizens have asked the City to put an issue on the ballot for “a five‐year property tax for Middletown residents on the November ballot with the goal of obtaining $650,000/year” (a total of $3.25 million).

 

Our friends at City Hall have responded with this week’s Legislative Item 5, which will float a TEN YEAR property tax that will bring in over $781,400 per year (a total of $7.814 million)!!!

 

No mention is made of what will happen to the EXTRA $4,500,000+, but I suspect that it will be “tucked away into some hidden fund", until some pet project needs it, when it will “miraculously” be “discovered”!!!

(Or perhaps City Hall just feels that they deserve a $4 "handling fee" for every $3 in taxes they collect for a non-profit organization serving our senior citizens.)
“Mulligan said he ... doesn’t believe they necessarily make the return on investment necessary to keep funding them.” …The Middletown Journal, January 30, 2012
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May I ask Mike Presta, or anyone a question? If the Senior Citizen Group could not pay their monthly payment they committed to, and the value of the property had gone down so much they could not refinance or take out another loan. why were they never foreclosed?

What happened to all that discussion about the due diligence on the fincial aspects of this "bail out" city council?

I find it really upsetting the city has the big fire truck over there yesterday when they had the FD car wash and car exhibit. Another, seniors, you scratch my back, we'll scratch yours support.

Hey citizens, this may seem novel to you, but when the city asks for all these tax increases all it does is make your property decline, and the appeal of Middletown as a tax magnet, and BUYER BE AWARE, stay away, elevate. Some day, you might get this basic concept. What a waste this city is.

And not a soul is making an attempt to defeat the levy. But it still will not pass. Mark my words on that one.    
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If I am being taxed and have to pay for the Senior Citizen building, can I use the building now?  What if I don't live to be a "Senior Citizen"?  What if I move out of the city and never get to use it?  Why should I pay for it?  Nothing for my investment. 
 
Why is this any different than welfare or any other Socialist program? 
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Originally posted by rngrmed rngrmed wrote:




If I am being taxed and have to pay for the Senior Citizen building, can I use the building now?  What if I don't live to be a "Senior Citizen"?  What if I move out of the city and never get to use it?  Why should I pay for it?  Nothing for my investment. 
 
Why is this any different than welfare or any other Socialist program? 



Not trying to argue here rngrmed. Just a comment coming from a 63 year old person who is using the Senior's handicapped bus service to get his wife to dr's appts periodically. We don't go to the Seniors Center. Don't have the time and the wife can no longer function in a social environment but I will testify that their bus service has been a blessing for us. Perhaps as you age, you may appreciate having some senior's services to use. I hate levies and taxes as much as any on this forum, but will vote for this levy for selfish reasons.....to keep the bus service that helps us so much.

How about veterans? Do you feel the same about them as you do the seniors? Haven't they put in their time to earn something in the way of life improvements for their service? Would you feel the same as to the investment you would make on their behalf as you do the seniors? Would you feel the same way when you are a senior and would like some support for putting in your time (and money over the years) into society? Wouldn't you want to feel appreciated by the younger generation for making their lives just a little better? Younger people really don't think about these things until they are seniors. I would imagine, then, they would like to be appreciated by the younger set. Everyone takes their turn at being young and being seniors. The seniors could be mom and dad or grandpa and grandma. Of course, I'm a little bias toward seniors. I was raised by my grandparents who took me out of the orphnange at Otterbein Home in the early 50's. They were mom and dad to me. Just something to ponder.
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rngrmed,

Being angry about taxes and government services that you will never use is a complete waste of time and energy. Do you have the same rant about the school system? Democratic government is socialism!!! Look up the meaning of the word "socialism". This screaming that you don't need anyone or anything from government is self-delusional. What is truly needed are steps to turn elected officials into servants of the public instead of a career. Then you might find a little less cronyism and more efficient and effective governance.
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Vet, while I personally am saddened about the serious matter you reference regarding your wife, I have to take serious issue on the merit of your point.

Middletown Senior Citizens overpaid and overbought what they needed. Its nothing more complicated than that. Associated with this waste and incredibly poor business decision, it is simply unfair for any citizen to be burdened by their debt load. What the community is really paying for is the fenwick move out to the Hunter area, as that's what the Senior Citizen Ctr did. They made no effort to make use of the existing structure, bought 11 acres, when the needed less than a 1/3 acre, and have mowed their grass one time since spring- that being using a bush hog over the weekend before the car show and car wash they had.

I cannot comprehend how you adamantly oppose school levies (don't kids deserve an education and transport?), but support such am enormous bailout based upon unsound business acquisition, which others absorb the cost of moving JXXIII to Fenwick, and Fenwick into their new home in Hunter.

Simply put, its wrong, and I believe for the vast majority, the levy will not pass. For years Meals on Wheels and other services were provided using storage at the old Middletown Regional Hospital and also had the meals prepared in the facilities at the hospital. I see no reason that the bus/ van transport could not be moved to the Atrium or partnering with other organizations. Same with Meals on Wheels.

The expense and accompany debt was and is associated with the capital put into a building and 11 acres that has not been utilized and clearly, is not needed.

While I agree with many of your positions and logic, on this issue, I respectfully believe you are absolutely wrong.     
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Not trying to argue with you either Vet. My point is along the lines of Acclaro, with a bit of sarcasm. Many on this forum complain about school levies and whatever arbitrary tax, but back this.
I have no issue helping those in need,it is my nature. At the same time I don't respect someone just because they are elderly or have served in the military. Like you my grandparents helped me out quite a bit and I served as well.

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acclaro:

Middletown Senior Citizens overpaid and overbought what they needed. Its nothing more complicated than that. Associated with this waste and incredibly poor business decision, it is simply unfair for any citizen to be burdened by their debt load. What the community is really paying for is the fenwick move out to the Hunter area, as that's what the Senior Citizen Ctr did. They made no effort to make use of the existing structure, bought 11 acres, when the needed less than a 1/3 acre, and have mowed their grass one time since spring- that being using a bush hog over the weekend before the car show and car wash they had

I AGREE 100%. AGAIN, FROM A SELFISH STANDPOINT ONLY (ALREADY MENTIONED IN MY LAST POST) MY SON AND I NEED THE SENIOR'S SERVICE FOR THEIR HANDICAPPED VAN. IF WE DIDN'T NEED THAT, I WOULD VOTE NO JUST AS YOU, AND MANY OTHERS WILL. IT IS PURE SELFISHNESS ON MY PART THAT I AM VOTING YES. I AGREE, THEY OVERBOUGHT BOTH IN BUILDING AND LAND WITH NO PLAN TO AFFORD IT. FROM THAT STANDPOINT, YOU ARE CORRECT.

"I cannot comprehend how you adamantly oppose school levies (don't kids deserve an education and transport?)"

I AGREE 100% WITH KIDS DESERVING AN EDUCATION. UNFORTUNATELY, YOU, I, AND MANY OTHERS ON THIS SITE HAVE STATED THAT THEY ARE NOT GETTING A DECENT EDUCATION IN THE MIDDLETOWN SCHOOLS. I VOTE DOWN LEVIES BECAUSE I BELIEVE THE LEVY MONIES HAVE BEEN WASTED IN THE PAST, BELIEVE THE SCHOOLS ARE OVERRIPE WITH TOP HEAVY POSITIONS, NEVER HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN PROFICIENCY SINCE THE INCEPTION OF TESTING, ARE NOT A GOOD "BANG FOR THE BUCK" AS TO VALUE FOR THE DOLLAR, AND QUITE FRANKLY, IF THEY WERE A STOCK IN MY PORTFOLIO, WOULD HAVE DUMPED THEM LONG AGO DUE TO MONEY PLOWED INTO VERSUS PERFORMANCE AND GROWTH OUT THE OTHER SIDE.

"Simply put, its wrong, and I believe for the vast majority, the levy will not pass. For years Meals on Wheels and other services were provided using storage at the old Middletown Regional Hospital and also had the meals prepared in the facilities at the hospital. I see no reason that the bus/ van transport could not be moved to the Atrium or partnering with other organizations. Same with Meals on Wheels".

WE GET MEALS ON WHEELS THROUGH BUTLER COUNTY, NOT MIDDLETOWN. UNTIL YOUR SUGGESTIONS HAPPEN, THE SENIORS TRANSPORT IS THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN FOR US.

"While I agree with many of your positions and logic, on this issue, I respectfully believe you are absolutely wrong"

I COULD BE. BEEN WRONG MANY TIMES BEFORE. MY THOUGHTS ARE CONNECTED TO THE DAY TO DAY SURVIVAL FOR MY SON AND I AS CAREGIVERS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR HELP IN ANY DIRECTION THAT IT MAY COME. WE ARE TOO WELL OFF TO RECEIVE HELP FOR HER CARE IN THE HOME BUT CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY OUT OF POCKET TO THE TUNE OF $30-$50/HOUR FOR HELP. KINDA NEGATES THE REASON TO GO TO WORK IF WE WERE TO PAY THAT AMOUNT. TO WORK FULL TIME JOBS AND THEN COME HOME TO OUR SECOND FULL TIME JOB AS CAREGIVERS IS A DAUNTING TASK, ESPECIALLY WITH NO FAMILY HELP, AGENCY HELP OR ANY HELP PERIOD. THE HEATH CARE SYSTEM HAS SAID "SCREW YOU MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE". TO APPRECIATE THE LIFESTYLE, PEOPLE SHOULD TRY IT FOR A WEEK OR TWO. IT'LL KICK YOUR ASS. MY SON AND I HAVE BEEN DOING IT NOW FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS AND WE'RE FRIKKIN' TIRED.


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rngrmed:

"Many on this forum complain about school levies and whatever arbitrary tax, but back this."

SEE MY POST TO ACCLARO ON THE SUBJECT OF PURE SELFISHNESS ON MY PART ON WHY I WILL VOTE YES FOR THE SENIORS AND ALWAYS VOTE NO ON SCHOOL LEVIES.


"I have no issue helping those in need,it is my nature. At the same time I don't respect someone just because they are elderly or have served in the military"

REALLY???

YOU DON'T RESPECT THE ELDERLY? THEY PUT IN THEIR TIME AND MANY WENT THROUGH HELL DURING THEIR LIFETIMES TO EARN RESPECT. GOTTA SHOW SOME RESPECT FOR THOSE WHO WENT THROUGH THE DEPRESSION, DON'T YOU? HOW ABOUT WORLD WAR II AND KOREA? AND THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE MILITARY....ESPECIALLY THOSE IN COMBAT ZONES WHERE THEY WERE PUT IN A SITUATION TO TAKE A BULLET FOR SOMEONE? NO RESPECT FOR THOSE WHO WERE WILLING TO DIE FOR PEOPLE WHILE THOSE SAME PEOPLE MAINTAINED THEIR LIFESTYLES AND BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR THEM?....AND YOU STATE YOU WERE IN THE MILITARY AND DON'T FEEL SOME BROTHERHOOD FOR FELLOW VETS? YOU HAD GRANDPARENTS WHO HELPED YOU AND DON'T FEEL COMPASSION FOR THE ELDERLY? I CERTAINLY DO. INTERESTING THAT YOU DON'T.
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Based on those merits alone? No. I know plenty of people from those eras and that served in combat zones that wouldn't lift a finger to help themselves, let alone another person.

I've been standing in line at pharmacies to have an elderly just cut in front of me..

At Wildwood Golf Course I've had elderly guys tee off at me without warning..

Not too mention cutting me off on the road...

I beg to differ that those from WWII are our "Greatest Generation". I think they have done to destroy this planet than most other generations. How much nuclear waste is from them? Sure they didn't realize the lasting effects, but since when is "I didn't know" an excuse?

So does one get my respect just from being elderly and having survived or from being in a combat zone? NO!

I support your reasons. I think the bus service should be provided. But why restrict it to the elderly? There are many single mothers that can't get her children to specialty clinics at Children's Hospital..Why is there no service for her?
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rngrmed:

Fair enough. I respect your reasoning and your opinion on the matter of the elderly and vets. Don't agree but respect your side.


"I've been standing in line at pharmacies to have an elderly just cut in front of me"..

Perhaps senility has set in on some of these elderly folks that seem to be inconsiderate in their actions. Have seen some elderly do what appears to be rude behavior at times. Just shake my head, say a "God Bless You", remember my grandparents and smile as I'm more inclined to forgive the elderly than I am some rude young little wise-a-- who should know better.

"At Wildwood Golf Course I've had elderly guys tee off at me without warning"..

That might be different. Sounds like some snobbish old farts who play daily and think they own the frikkin' course.

Not too mention cutting me off on the road.

And that's why seniors should be driver qualified again at age 65 or 70, just to verify they can control the vehicle. JMO

"There are many single mothers that can't get her children to specialty clinics at Children's Hospital..Why is there no service for her?"

Ahh, service for single mothers and low income people. A sore spot for me right now. Been doing battle with Jobs and Family Services in Hamilton for their denial of Medicaid for my wife and the home service it would have provided. You see, a single mother or low income are instantly approved for Medicaid but people like my son and I, who make too much money and have too many assets are dead in the water as to home help. The need is the same for the single mother and my son and I for home care for my wife, but we can find no help anywhere within the social agencies. We must pay out of pocket for our help while receiving a slap in the face, helping fund that single mother who needs help. A real sore spot with me. The State of Ohio just recently approved coverage for Medicaid for low income single mothers as a matter of fact. Was in the paper a week or so ago. THEY are getting the attention. Not people in all classes who really need it.

While we're on the subject of social programs, why is it that you must be 65 to receive elderly bennies for health? My wife's periferal vascular disease started at age 40 with 5 bypasses, two heart attacks, two TIA's, and now, at age 59, a paralyzing stroke. Shouldn't the medical coverage for people younger than 65 be on an as needed basis rather than a "no matter how bad of shape you're in, you don't get crap for medical until you turn 65". Sorry, but some people get seriously sick BEFORE they turn 65......but the policy makers don't give a sh--.....unless it happened to them, that is.

Rant is over. Thank you for letting me vent.

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MIDDLETOWN
  Council rethinks $1.1M grant
  City may pursue funds to raze dilapidated homes after all.
  By Michael D. Pitman

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     Several members of Middletown City Council don’t want to let a potential $1.1 million grant designed to demolish dilapidated homes slip away.

   Mayor Larry Mulligan is attempting to coordinate a special meeting — which could be early next week — for council to reconsider supporting the county land bank’s application of a Moving Ohio Forward Grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. But Butler County Treasurer Nancy Nix said Middletown may not need that meeting if city officials can say a resolution is forthcoming.
       “I think we’re still good,” said Nix, who met last week with a representative from the Attorney General’s Office. “The state wants to get this money out and is not putting up roadblocks. They’ve said, ‘We’ll work with you.’ ”

   The County Land Reutilization Corp., which is the still-forming county land bank, is applying for the $2.7 million state grant. Hamilton and Middletown are the potential beneficiaries of the grant, equally splitting the grant and the collective $2.2 million required match.

   The application for the grant is due by the close of business on June 30.

   On Tuesday, council sought to pass a resolution as emergency legislation showing interest in the grant. A six-vote super majority was needed since it was emergency legislation.

   Council voted 5-1, with Councilman Josh Laubach dissenting. Vice Mayor Dan Picard was out
  of town and not at the meeting.

   Council also failed to pass the memorandum of understanding needed to participate in the land bank. The board voted 5-1 but that legislation also needed a six-vote super majority.

   However, Law Director Les Landen said council could revisit the land bank as a nonemergency piece of legislation.

   Community Revitalization Director Doug Adkins said council would need to direct staff to bring the matter back for action where only a simple majority vote would be required.

   Council members Ann Mort and Joe Mulligan said they were “disappointed” in the turnout of the votes. “It would be a shame if a single dissenting vote is a roadblock to implementing a community revitalization tool that has significant support among council, staff and residents,” Councilman Mulligan said.

   Mayor Mulligan said he understands people have different
  opinions, but “it’s an important matter to the city.”

   “We had the vote without full attendance,” said the mayor. “We didn’t hear from Mr. Picard on the issues. It’s an important enough issue that seven members of council need to consider it.”

   He also said a special meeting on the matter could allow time to address Laubach’s concerns with the legislation.

   Laubach, who could not be reached for comment Wednesday, said on Tuesday he didn’t believe the grant or the land bank were in the city’s best interest.

   The Moving Ohio Forward Grant is money that was part of a federal settlement with multiple mortgage providers. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office was given the state’s portion of the multibillion-dollar settlement and set aside $75 million for the grant program designed to demolish dilapidated and abandoned homes.

   The land bank is a quasi-public nonprofit organization that can acquire vacant, abandoned, tax-foreclosed or other property for rehabilitation or reuse. The land bank would clear property that the city would chose of all liens, including delinquent taxes.

   The Moving Ohio Forward Grant and the city’s match
  would have allowed the city to demolish upwards of 300 vacant and abandoned properties in the city, about 10 percent of its total of vacant and abandoned properties. The city currently demolishes about 40 to 50 homes a year.

   On Tuesday, Adkins said without the extra help with the grant — as well as the land bank — homes in the city will “just continue to deteriorate, and your neighborhoods will continue to deteriorate.”

   Landen, who’s the acting city manager while City Manager Judy Gilleland is recovering from surgery, said city staff is in support of the grant program and the land bank.

   He also said a couple of council members had told him since “one of the council members was missing that maybe this needs to be revisited.”

   Picard, who was out of town on a trip planned nine months ago, “was very sorry to hear what happened.”

   He said he would have supported both pieces of legislation and would be interested in a special meeting next week if its needed. “Issues like this can be brought back,” Picard said.

   While Council members A.J. Smith and Anita Scott Jones supported the issue, they said they would not support calling a special meeting.
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Well, isn't that convenient! Have a legitimate vote of council. Everyone accepts the outcome of the voting......wait a minute....they changed their minds on accepting the outcome and will now do an end around run taking a chapter from the Les Landen School of Interpretive Law and Convenience to usurp the original decision to achieve what Sir Lawrence of S. Main St. wants. Incredible. Certainly can't accuse this council of having any credibility can we?

For cryin' out loud council. Make a frikkin' decision and stick with it. It was ok to take the vote with Picard not in attendance on Tuesday. Now, it's not ok that Picard was absent and because the mayor and his cronies didn't get their way with the majority vote, they want to take their shovel and bucket from the sandbox and go home. Children dressed as adults. Seems that no matter what the procedures are, this council always works around the rules. The MMF puppets are at it again folks with old Mulligan and Landen leading the way.
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June 21, 2012

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This is a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act for the complete spreadsheets of all NSP Funds from 2009 to current date.
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"The Moving Ohio Forward Grant and the city’s match would have allowed the city to demolish upwards of 300 vacant and abandoned properties in the city, about 10 percent of its total of vacant and abandoned properties. The city currently demolishes about 40 to 50 homes a year."

Please note that some of these are commercial properties 
MORE DEMO INFORMATION TO FOLLOW..
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Date Obligated Date Spent Street # Street $ Obligated $ Spent Program Inc Activity # Notes
6/25/2009 7/22/2009 723 Tenth $4,959.00 $4,959.00 401 Demo Completed 7/14/2009
6/25/2009 8/4/2009 214 Young $7,200.00 $7,200.00 401 Demo Completed 7/27/2009
8/5/2009 8/5/2009 1810 Columbia Ave $175.00 $175.00 403 Title work
8/5/2009 9/16/2009 624 Moore $7,800.00 $7,800.00 402 Demo Completed 9/10/2009
8/5/2009 8/25/2009 1317 Woodlawn $8,891.00 $8,891.00 402 Demo Completed 8/21/2009
8/5/2009 9/4/2009 1120 Garfield $5,350.00 $5,350.00 402 Demo Completed 8/26/2009
8/5/2009 8/18/2009 1903 Casper $6,994.00 $6,994.00 402 Demo Completed 8/13/2009
8/13/2009 8/13/2009 624 Moore $175.00 $175.00   402 Title work
8/13/2009 8/13/2009 1317 Woodlawn $175.00 $175.00 402 Title work
8/13/2009 8/13/2009 3008 Omaha $175.00 $175.00   402 Title work (Revised/moved to Admin - see Admin Tab 9/17)
8/18/2009 8/18/2009 1117 Young $175.00 $175.00   404 Title work
8/18/2009 8/18/2009 403 Baltimore $175.00 $175.00   404 Title work
9/4/2009 9/4/2009 527 Baltimore $7,250.00 $7,250.00 403 Demo Completed 9/1/2009
9/4/2009 9/4/2009 830 Sixteenth $9,740.00 $9,740.00 403 Demo Completed 9/1/2009
9/4/2009 9/10/2009 1810 Columbia Ave $7,300.00 $7,300.00 403 Demo Completed 9/10/2009
9/4/2009 9/16/2009 1425 Oxford State Rd $4,998.00 $4,998.00 403 Demo Completed 9/10/2009
9/8/2009 9/8/2009 403 Baltimore $7,130.00 $7,130.00 404 Demo Completed 9/3/2009
9/8/2009 9/22/2009 814 Fifteenth Ave $6,124.00 $6,124.00   404 Demo Completed 9/10/2009
9/8/2009 9/22/2009 1117 Young $6,984.00 $6,984.00   404 Demo Completed 9/15/2009
9/11/2009 9/11/2009 214 Young $75.69 $75.69   401 Demo Program Del for Skip 8/04/09
9/11/2009 9/11/2009 723 Tenth $63.73 $63.73 401 Demo Program Del for Skip 7/20/09
9/11/2009 9/11/2009 624 Moore $63.75 $63.75 402 Demo Program Del for Skip 7/21/09
9/11/2009 9/11/2009 1903 Casper $63.75 $63.75 402 Demo Program Del for Skip 7/22/09
9/11/2009 9/11/2009 1120 Garfield $63.75 $63.75 402 Demo Program Del for Skip 7/23/09
9/11/2009 9/11/2009 1317 Woodlawn $63.75 $63.75 402 Demo Program Del for Skip7/23/09
9/11/2009 9/11/2009 1903 Casper $37.84 $37.84 402 Demo Program Del for Skip 7/31/09
9/11/2009 9/11/2009 624 Moore $37.84 $37.84 402 Demo Program Del for Skip 7/31/09
9/11/2009 9/11/2009 1120 Garfield $37.84 $37.84 402 Demo Program Del for Skip 7/31/09
9/11/2009 9/11/2009 1317 Woodlawn $37.84 $37.84 402 Demo Program Del for Skip 7/31/09
9/11/2009 9/11/2009 1810 Columbia $75.69 $75.69   403 Demo Program Del for Skip 8/04/09
9/17/2009 9/17/2009 3008 Omaha -$175.00 -$175.00   402 Title work charge moved to Admin due to being demo'd by owner
9/18/2009 9/22/2009 232 Park St $175.00 $175.00 404 Title work
9/18/2009 10/6/2009 232 Park St $8,364.00 $8,364.00 404 Demo Completed 10/01/2009
10/15/2009 10/23/2009 115 Crawford St $6,124.00 $6,124.00 405 Demo Completed 10/22/2009
10/15/2009 11/18/2009 2106 Pearl St $3,994.00 $3,994.00   405 Demo Completed 11/2/2009
10/15/2009 11/18/2009 2007 Pearl St $3,994.00 $3,994.00 405 Demo Completed 11/2/2009
10/15/2009 11/18/2009 1508 Taylor Ave $5,998.00 $5,998.00   405 Demo Completed 11/4/2009
10/15/2009 11/2/2009 2011 Linden Ave $4,385.00 $4,385.00   405 Demo Completed 10/26/09
10/15/2009 11/2/2009 2100 Grand Ave $5,852.00 $5,852.00   405 Demo Completed 10/28/09
10/15/2009 10/23/2009 215 Baltimore $7,780.00 $7,780.00 403 Demo Completed 10/21/2009
10/23/2009 10/23/2009 723 Tenth $75.96 $75.96   401 Demo Program Del for Skip 8/10/2009
10/23/2009 10/23/2009 624 Moore $75.96 $75.96 402 Demo Program Del for Skip 8/10/2009
10/23/2009 10/23/2009 624 Moore $37.98 $37.98 402 Demo Program Del for Skip 8/11/2009
10/23/2009 10/23/2009 1120 Garfield $113.94 $113.94 402 Demo Program Del for Skip 8/11/2009
10/23/2009 10/23/2009 1903 Casper $113.93 $113.93 402 Demo Program Del for Skip 8/12/2009
10/23/2009 10/23/2009 830 Sixteenth $151.91 $151.91 403 Demo Program Del for Skip 9/9/2009
10/23/2009 10/23/2009 403 Baltimore $151.92 $151.92 404 Demo Program Del for Skip 9/10/09
10/23/2009 10/23/2009 1425 Oxford State $151.92 $151.92 403 Demo Program Del for Skip 9/11/2009
10/23/2009 10/23/2009 814 Fifteenth $151.92 $151.92 404 Demo Program Del for Skip 9/12/2009
10/23/2009 10/23/2009 1117 Young $151.92 $151.92   404 Demo Program Del for Skip 9/15/2009
11/23/2009 12/1/2009 604 Yankee $175.00 $175.00 406 Title work
11/23/2009 12/1/2009 2302 Woodlawn $175.00 $175.00 406 Title work
11/23/2009 12/1/2009 1909 Henry $175.00 $175.00 406 Title work
11/23/2009 12/1/2009 1721 Sheffield $175.00 $175.00 406 Title work
12/1/2009 12/1/2009 604 Yankee $103.00 $103.00 406 Obl & Spent warranty deed prep & recording
11/23/2009 11/23/2009 1909 Henry $5,450.00 $5,450.00   406 Demo Completed 11/19/2009
11/23/2009 11/23/2009 1721 Sheffield $4,987.00 $4,987.00   406 Demo Completed 11/19/2009
12/1/2009 12/1/2009 527 Baltimore $151.37 $151.37 403 Demo Prog Del for Skip 9/20/2009
12/1/2009 12/1/2009 1810 Columbia $151.37 $151.37 403 Demo Prog Del for Skip 9/21/2009
12/1/2009 12/1/2009 232 Park St $189.21 $189.21   404 Demo Prog Del for Skip 10/1/2009
12/8/2009 12/8/2009 604 Yankee $4,938.36 $4,938.36   406 Required delinquent taxes paid as a result of acquiring property for demo
12/8/2009 12/8/2009 2302 Woodlawn $6,625.00 $6,625.00   406 Demo Completed 12/8/2009
12/8/2009 12/8/2009 215 Baltimore $151.37 $151.37 403 Demo Prog Del for Skip 10/21/2009
12/8/2009 12/8/2009 115 Crawford St $189.20 $189.20   405 Demo Prog Del for Skip 10/23/2009
12/8/2009 12/8/2009 2100 Grand Ave $151.37 $151.37 405 Demo Prog Del for Skip 10/28/2009
12/8/2009 12/8/2009 2011 Linden Ave $151.37 $151.37 405 Demo Prog Del for Skip 10/26/2009
12/8/2009 12/8/2009 2106 Pearl St $151.92 $151.92 405 Demo Prog Del for Skip 11/02/2009
12/8/2009 12/8/2009 2007 Pearl St $151.92 $151.92 405 Demo Prog Del for Skip 11/02/2009
12/8/2009 12/8/2009 1508 Taylor Ave $151.91 $151.91   405 Demo Prog Del for Skip 11/04/2009
12/8/2009 12/8/2009 1909 Henry $151.37 $151.37 406 Demo Prog Del for Skip 11/23/2009
12/8/2009 12/8/2009 1721 Sheffield $151.37 $151.37   406 Demo Prog Del for Skip 11/24/2009
12/31/2009 604 Yankee $848.46 406 Buter County Treasurer reimbursement for overpayment of taxes
12/30/2009 2106 Pearl St $500.00 405 Sale of 2106 Pearl Lot to Gail Long for $500
12/30/2009 2011 Linden Ave $500.00 405 Sale of 2011 Linden Ave Lot to Gary Hall for $500
1/5/2010 1/5/2010 1509 Forest Ave $5,390.00 $5,390.00   407 $1848.46 paid from PI. Demo Completed 12/13/2009
1/7/2010 1/7/2010 1325 - 1329 Central Ave $200,000.00 $83,403.55   408 Acquisition cost for 1325 Central necessary for demo project
1/12/2010 1/12/2010 604 Yankee $9,603.00 $9,603.00 406 Demo Completed 1/5/2010
1/12/2010 1/12/2010 715 Seventh $175.00 $175.00 407 Title work
1/12/2010 1/12/2010 2301 Wilbraham $3,338.54 $5,187.00 407 Demo Completed 1/11 - Less was obligated than cost b/c of PI spent for 1509 Forest
1/12/2010 1/12/2010 2810-18 Verity Parkway $132.00 $132.00 407 Rekey required to secure building for prepping for demo
  1/21/2010 2007 Pearl St     $500.00 405 Sale of 2007 Pearl lot to Joseph Brown for $500
1/28/2010 1/28/2010 1504 Penfield $6,840.00 $6,840.00   407 $500 paid from PI. Demo Completed 1/21/2010
1/28/2010 1/28/2010 715 Seventh $6,900.00 $6,900.00   407 Demo Completed 1/15/2010
2/10/2010 2/10/2010 813 Sixteenth $4,984.00 $4,984.00   409 Demo Completed 1/28/2010
2/10/2010 2/10/2010 823 Seventeenth $1,483.00 $1,483.00   409 Demo Completed 1/28/2010
2/10/2010 814 Fifteenth $500.00 404 Sale of 814 Fifteenth to Pepper Woffard (neighbor)
2/18/2010 2/18/2010 1909 Woodlawn $6,000.00 $6,000.00   409 Demo Completed 1/28/2010
2/18/2010 2/18/2010 408 Baltimore $455.00 $455.00 409 Asbestos survey
  2/18/2010 115 Crawford St     $150.00 405 Sale of demo'd lot to Steve Bohannon
  2/18/2010 2100 Grand Ave     $150.00 405 Sale of demo'd lot to Tina Wilson
3/9/2010 3/9/2010 604 Yankee $1,326.36 $1,326.36   406 Past taxes due from acquisition
3/9/2010 3/9/2010 604 Yankee $28.11 $159.14   406 Demo Prog Del for Skip p/e 12/26/2010. $131.03 paid from PI
3/9/2010 3/9/2010 1509 Forest Ave   $159.14   407 Demo Prog Del for Skip p/e 12/26/2010
3/9/2010 3/9/2010 2301 Wilbraham $159.14 407 Demo Prog Del for Skip p/e 12/26/2010
3/9/2010 3/9/2010 1504 Penfield $275.25 $228.48 407 Demo Prog Del for Skip p/e 1/9/2010
3/9/2010 3/9/2010 715 Seventh   $228.49   407 Demo Prog Del for Skip p/e 1/9/2010
3/9/2010 3/9/2010 813 Sixteenth $229.01 $229.01   409 Demo Prog Del for Skip p/e 1/23/2010
3/9/2010 3/9/2010 823 Seventeenth $229.01 $229.01 409 Demo Prog Del for Skip p/e 1/23/2010
3/9/2010 3/9/2010 1909 Woodlawn $229.02 $229.02 409 Demo Prog Del for Skip p/e/ 1/23/2010
3/9/2010 3/9/2010 408 Baltimore $1,200.00 $1,200.00 409 Asbestos Abatement @ 408 Baltimore
3/9/2010 3/9/2010 408 Baltimore $7,914.00 $7,914.00   409 Demo Completed 3/4/2010
  3/19/2010 1508 Taylor Ave     $72.16 405 Refund of Taxes paid on 1508 Taylor and 2100 Grand
  3/19/2010 2100 Grand Ave     $72.16 405 Refund of Taxes paid on 1508 Taylor and 2100 Grand
4/14/2010 4/14/2010 408 Baltimore $141.13 $141.13   409 Demo Prog Del for Kyle p/e 3/6/2010
1/7/2010 5/28/2010 1325 - 1329 Central Ave   $107,587.50   408 Demo completion
6/23/2010   1325 - 1329 Central Ave -$9,008.95     408 Adjusted obligation amount to actual amount spent
8/19/2010 8/19/2010 606 Crawford St $12,075.00 $375.00 410 Obl of Demo Cont & legal fees to purchase 606 Crawford from State
8/19/2010 9/2/2010 324 Yankee $9,151.58 $930.00   410 Obl of Demo & paying for the asbestos survey
8/19/2010 9/2/2010 606 Crawford St   $28.00   410 Recording fee for deed
9/3/2010 606 Crawford St $28.00 410 Obligation of additional funds for recording fee
9/3/2010 324 Yankee $2,440.42 410 Obligation of additional funds for demo & asbestos survey/abatement
8/19/2010 10/11/2010 606 Crawford St   $11,700.00   410 Demo completed 10-6-10. Additional $1,100 owed will be paid upon receipt of PI
9/3/2010 11/29/2010 324 Yankee   $10,662.00   410 Demo Completed 11-24-10
  3/14/2011 1508 Taylor Ave     $1,167.70 405 Refund of Taxes due to exemption filed ($702.60 CDBG PI & $574.92 HOME PI)
n/a 5/31/2011 206 Garfield   $175.00   411 Title exam
n/a 5/31/2011 522 Baltimore $175.00 411 Title exam
n/a 5/31/2011 652 Auburn $175.00 411 Title exam
n/a 5/31/2011 2306 S. Sutphin $175.00 411 Title exam
n/a 5/31/2011 411 Yankee   $175.00   411 Title exam
n/a 5/31/2011 206 Garfield   $195.00   411 Asbestos survey
n/a 5/31/2011 522 Baltimore $566.00 411 Asbestos survey
n/a 5/31/2011 652 Auburn $510.00 411 Asbestos survey
n/a 5/31/2011 2306 S. Sutphin $542.00 411 Asbestos survey
n/a 5/31/2011 411 Yankee   $856.00   411 Asbestos survey
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Surprised?

 
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Here is the link to the latest CAPER REPORT
Please show me where 50 homes have been demoed during this time period

http://www.cityofmiddletown.org/community/comdev.aspx

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– This report documents what was accomplished with the funding the prior program year.  It is due to HUD within 90 days after the end of the program year and must have at least a 15 day citizen comment period.

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Please notice in the above NSP document that the majority of all the demo has been done in the 2nd Ward.
Do you really believe that the next 300 demos will not be in the 2nd Ward also?
The 2nd Ward will end up looking like a bombed out third world country.

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Originally posted by Vivian Moon Vivian Moon wrote:

Please notice in the above NSP document that the majority of all the demo has been done in the 2nd Ward.
Do you really believe that the next 300 demos will not be in the 2nd Ward also?
The 2nd Ward will end up looking like a bombed out third world country.

 
And the rest of middletown doesnt ?
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From the City's Community Development web page:
 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – These funds are granted to the City each year and are designed to address a wide range of unique community development needs. CDBG funds may be used for activities which include, but are not limited to:

  • construction of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer facilities, streets,
And:

Some activities currently funded by the City of Middletown under the CDBG program are:

  • Street PavingThis funding is used to repave streets in designated low-income areas.
“Mulligan said he ... doesn’t believe they necessarily make the return on investment necessary to keep funding them.” …The Middletown Journal, January 30, 2012
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The city now has 1.1 MILLION DOLLARS (unappropriated) in the General Fund.  Money in the General Fund can be used for any legitimate municipal purpose.  Even if Adkins or Landen try to wrap some weasel words around this $1.1 million, saying it is still CBDG money (which it is not, if it is in the General Fund) CBDG MONEY CAN BE USED FOR PAVING STREETS!!!
 
The honest, ethical members on Council should DEMAND that this money be used for our streets.  Either that, or they should demand that another million be found that is "tucked away in another SLUSH FUND" and used for street paving before this $1.1 million is used for the land bank!
“Mulligan said he ... doesn’t believe they necessarily make the return on investment necessary to keep funding them.” …The Middletown Journal, January 30, 2012
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Ms. Moon, playing Devil's Advocate, if the city (Mr. Adkins) is allocating most NSP funds to the 2nd Ward, I am confused why the concern over the 54% "Rule" and funds be used elsewhere when the majority in Ward 2? I am slightly confused.
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Dear Council Members
I need some clarification about the actions that you are about to take concerning the funding of the Moving Ohio Forward Grant Program.
With full knowledge of the rules set down by Mike DeWine, the Ohio Attorney General for this program, is it the intent of this City Council to simply ignore the rules and use HUD Funding for this program?

Mike DeWine
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”Federal funds, such as CDBG, NSP and HUD, are ineligible as matching funds unless the local government is in fiscal emergency as defined in Chapter 118 of the Revised Code.”

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Dear Council Members
I need some clarification about the actions that you are about to take concerning the funding of the Moving Ohio Forward Grant Program.
With full knowledge of the rules set down by Mike DeWine, the Ohio Attorney General for this program, is it the intent of this City Council to simply ignore the rules and use HUD Funding for this program?

Mike DeWine
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Moving Ohio Forward Grant Program
Demolition Guidelines
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”Federal funds, such as CDBG, NSP and HUD, are ineligible as matching funds unless the local government is in fiscal emergency as defined in Chapter 118 of the Revised Code.”

Ms. Viv,

If you listened to the same council hearing I did, you would have heard Mr. Adkins state that the city’s plan for matching funds had the blessings of both HUD and the AG’s office. It just requires the two step shuffle……

It is time to wipe away those tears   

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