Welcome to the Residents of Huber Heights Ohio
The agenda and read aheads are available for the Monday Dec 9, 2013 meeting. The biggest items on the agenda are 12G and 12H. 12G tells us Mr. Dave Studebaker turned in his resignation and 12H tells us Chief Schommer will be the interim city manager starting December 27th. Also, lets talk Emergency Legislation. There are other interesting items but I will let you review them by clicking the…
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From the city's web page you can see it here http://www.hhoh.org/for-residents/music-center.html
This is a still photo that shows that it worked this morning.
This link may take you there directly, though I'm having network problems and can't confirm this.
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The above confusion and statements made about TIF regions and the breakout of of the money collected by the various recipients is exactly why there is a need to provide a clear and informational discussion on this subject. I am not sure anyone understands all the integral workings of this type of funding mechanism, completely. The city, school and private citizens need to have a better understanding of how this works in order to be able to make informed decisions. Everyone wants to throw out the numbers, percentages and opinions of how it all works and they expect everyone to accept it as truth. I would venture to say the truth lies somewhere in between all the discussions. I have asked several city officials and school officials about this and find a variety of thoughts and opinions on how this works. I would like to see an above board fully transparent presentation along with a question and answer opportunity at a townhall meeting. This should be open to the public, advertised and results made available. Everyone can benefit from this type of forum.
I have asked city officials to provide this explanation of TIF regions and we shall see what is presented. It has been discussed on several occasions but for some reason it falls the wayside until there are disagreements between the various interested parties. Hopefully more to come in the near future, stay tuned…….
Are these some examples of change that might be coming to City government here in Huber Heights in the near future. The sense I'm getting is the need for more transparency within our city government along with involvement by the community, both which are long overdue.
Looks and sounds good but will there be a majority for change? This was talked about at a recent Administration meeting and it was very interesting discussion with varying thoughts. Change was talked about by everyone in attendance but seems to have only lasted for that meeting. Things have reverted back to the old way of doing business, in looking at City Council agenda for tonight.
Notice how everything is an emergency. That is to shortcut everything.
You obviously have a pdf format here. Several sites online will change this to a Microsoft Write format for free. Either a Doc or an odt file format will work. It then becomes searchable. If you need help with this, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. I bought the appropriate software about 4 years ago. I comes in quite handy.
Perhaps the City Manager can offer explanations for what is allotted for what.
Does anyone have a copy of the letter the Huber Home Rentals previously sent out in the past that linked school levy passage with the cost of rent? I'd like to read that letter and possibly use it in an article.
I've found that when people talk to our current city council they listen. I also believe council both needs that scrutiny and they don't like it. In fact, they proclaim they want public input but then their actions discourage it. I’ve been trying for a year and a half to get more people to learn about what council is doing because I know with our feedback the city will end up with better government. This website is new online and I have a great vision on where it can go! Right now you can review the beginning of the Aquatic Center or “The Heights” or you can create a profile and start adding content to this site. This is a great project and I look forward to working with you to ensure we get good government here in Huber Heights.
I believe we will get better government decisions if more of the residents stay informed on what is happening in Huber Heights. I look for this site to inspire 4 or 5 residents to start attending the committee meetings and then writing informative articles that the rest of the community can reference. The template used to create this site will allow us to post blogs about upcoming events or short thoughts on what interests us. The news items will give those authors that take a little more time to investigate a forum for relaying more accurate information. The wiki portion will be fantastic for presenting historical information in comprehensive article. That is we will be able to create one Wiki article to tell us when the council first started discussing something like the Aquatic Center and that same article will summarize and reference the decisions, town meetings, presentations, budget and future. I am excited about the prospect and looking forward to meeting with you as we work to ensure good government here in Huber Heights.
This website theme has great potential especially since it is open source and free but I can see I'll need help to make it work. If you believe in the vision and you can write code for a website as sophisticated as this contact me. As useful as this site seems it loads pretty slow so if you know of another open source theme that does the same things contact me.
Also, I think if there are 8 of us willing to rotate through the committee meetings and then write about the key events we can improve this city. Contact me if you are interested.
Finally, if you have pictures of City events, construction, public areas or services I'd like to show them. Send them to me and I'll incorporate them into the site.
Monday night Ms Brock spoke Monday at the City Council meeting and was quoted in the Courier. You can watch the her comments from the city's website. Citizen comments occur after the presentations of keys to the city and other accolades for service well done. My wife tells me I should have posted my comment to the article here on HuberResidents.org. Here it is.
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