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Music Center Updated; Ongoing  first post 9 Jan 2013

Award of the $12 million Building Package Sept 23, 2013

By Tom_McMasters posted October 1st 2013, 4:17 PM
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Council voted to authorize the $12 million contract for the Music Center Building Package on Monday.  To date there has been no public discussion that shows council members have seen or understand the financial impact to the city.  The Music Center…

Committee meeting agendas

The agenda's for Jan 8th Public Works & Administration Committee meetings have been posted. Of interest:

All of the Administration Committee that starts at or about 6 pm will be interesting. Of course it is scheduled to start with an Executive Session.  Note my long standing contention that most of these land acquisition discussions don't meet the requirement needed for an executive session
 
The…

Auction - Huber Heights City Schools  Jan 12, 2013

I noticed an ad in Huber Heights Courier announcing the Huber Heights School Auction and went to the website JWCAUCTIONS.com :

SCHOOL AUCTION

Location/Directions: Take I-70 to exit 36 (OH-202) and turn south at ramp onto 202 and go approximately 1 ¼ miles to east onto Chambersburg Road and to auction site at Old Wayne High School, 5400 Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights, Ohio 45424. (Plenty of on site parking)…

School Levy details discussed Thurs at Wayne - updated post meeting

Update  (21Dec12)- also see comments after the post;

There was a big turnout at Wayne Thursday evening.  The Board chose to table the school administration's recommendation on $6.3 million of cuts.  The board chose to ask the voters to approve a 9.95 mil propery tax increase. Ms. Gunnell will respond to the State's letter by the Dec 31st deadline.  In that response she will tell the state the…

City does it again.  Voted tonight to spend money on another projec…

Tonight Monday Dec 10th 2012 residents learned about a proposed Music Center the city plans on building. Five minutes later council voted to spend $100,000 in order to commission a study that will tell them to commence with a project where they have already settled on the major details. This is a familiar story to the Aquatic center and the original disclosure of "The Heights Project".  As you…

School Board Funding Workshop Sat Dec 8, 2012 at Studebaker.

The school board and administration have been holding meetings trying to figure out what to do about the school budget shortfall.  This is another event.  It looks like we will find out structure and agenda items when we get there.  Below is the meeting notice copied from the City Schools website.  Again, it wasn't easy to find and does not appear on the calendar or upcoming events. 

Funding Workshop…

Notes from Public Works Dec 4, 2012 meeting

  • State Route 4 – Speed Limit Increase  -- The city is on the way to change the current speed limit in the section near I-70 from 50mph to 60mph
  • United Water – Not To Exceed Amount
  • City Water and Sewer Projects -  During discussions council mentioned there exists a chart that ranks possible city water projects.  This should be available from city staff if you ask for it.  If you get a copy

Another exciting city project & did the city really borrow $18 mill…

Last night, Dec 4th, city council members received a presentation on another exciting project for the city.  However, this presentation was done in executive session.  As a reminder Ohio's Sunshine law tells us that in order to go into executive session to discuss the purchase of land the council must believe that "premature disclosure of information would give an unfair competitive or…

Water, Trash, and Thomas Cloud on Publick Works agenda Dec 4 2012,

This week it looks like the Public Works Committee is as interesting as the Administration Committee.  Although without the pre-read that is sometimes attached on the city website it is hard to tell what will be discussed.

Public Works Committee
Has scheduled a
meeting (on or about 4:30pm) to discuss:
 

  • State Route 4 – Speed Limit Increase
  • United Water – Not To Exceed Amount
  • City Water

5 items of interest on the Nov 26, 2012 Council Agenda

The Huber Heights City Council meets 26 November 2012. There are about 50 items on the agenda so it will be a full night. Below I identify a few of the items I think most citizens should watch in order to make sure council conducts educational discussions about how decisions are made. I recommend you also look over the rest of the agenda items to see if any of them deal with things that you personally would find…

Help Wanted:  Mayor, Council members and School Board members

If anyone is interested in becoming Mayor, a member of city council or a school board member of Huber Heights, you must file your application prior to February 6, 2013 (updated filing date). There are 3 council positions and 3 school board positions available. The application process for Mayor and City Council requires you file a nominating petition with at least 50 signatures and addresses of Huber Heights registered voters.

City Sponsored Philharmonic Concert is Dec 6th

The Huber Heights Courier contains an announcement for Handel's Messiah to be performed at St Peter's Church on Dec 6th. For those of you that are leery to attend because it appears to be a St Peter's event, keep in mind, this started as a City project and on Jan 23, 2012 council authorized the Arts and Beautification Commission to spend up to $16,000 to bring the show to St Peter's on the City's behalf.

Administration Committee meets Nov 14, 2012- 2013 City Budget - the…

Wed at Huber Heights City Hall. See the city's website for agenda items. The posting below reflects the agenda as of 6pm Tuesday. Note: On the Agenda is the 2013 City Budget. Also, the YMCA is scheduled to talk about the Aquatic Center's financial report.

Topics of Discussion:  
- JobsOhio 629 Grant Application
- Executive Session - Pending or Imminent Litigation