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10:20 am on Saturday, March 2, 2013
Coucilman Lowdermilk has continued to impress me with his level headed approach to matters in this city. Many could learn from his example.
6:34 am on Friday, January 11, 2013
I would like to applaud the 4 council persons that listened to their constituents and voted no to this request. It was the right thing to do for the community. I am also very proud of all the citizens that took the time to engage their government, research the topic and provide input on this matter. When residents engage, government responds and we all benefit.
10:27 am on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I encourage everyone to make their views known to the Mayor and Coucil members before or during Thursday's meeting regarding this issue. It is clear that there is significant unknowns regarding the impact of allowing the addition of cremation services to the surrounding area and is adjacent to a residential area. Contrary to Ms. Hanson's statement that residents want 100% assurance of safety, it is clear that there are still too many unknowns to justify the change being requested at this time.
10:17 am on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Once again Mr. Rasor cuts through all the politics and rhetoric to state the case against adding a crematorium adjacent to a residential area. It is unfortunate that that Ms. Hanson chose to use this issue as an opening volley for this fall's election. Contrary to what has been expressed in the media, Stow residents are not hostile to business but are protective of their private property rights which is what the Founding Fathers felt was a cornerstone of our democracy.
7:57 am on Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I would like to commend Mr. Rasor on his stand for not giving the Mayor blanket authority to enter into contracts on behalf of the city. Separation of powers is a key firewall that prevents officials from trampling the rights of people through edicts and back room deals. It is too bad we don't have more people like Mr. Rasor at the state at federal level to stop this type of power grab.
9:31 am on Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Congratulations to Gloria, Kristina and David Joyce on their victories !!!
12:05 pm on Friday, September 14, 2012
Frankly your comments are as usual a waste. Yes we are all aware of the process involved here but it is not usual that not even a concept plan was presented. A far as the peanut gallery were you even present during any of the meetings? These questions were raised in the context of the hearing and still no answers. If you really want to engage in the community please come out of your basement and use a real name.
10:23 am on Friday, September 14, 2012
Just a quick clarification. Mr. Pribonic abstained from voting on the overlay district. Multiple residents including myself have raised concerns as did Mr. Lowdermilk regarding allowing up to 450 residential units on this site. While we all agree Stow Kent Plaza has been ignored for decades by the developer, it is curious why the city would give him this change without ANY firm plans for what will be done. This was stated by the developer at the public hearing and at last night's council meeting. When questioned by residents after the vote the developer chose to ignore them and left.
7:06 am on Thursday, September 13, 2012
And I guess a grade changing scandal puts Stow in a good light according to this logic. And let's not forget the fact the SMFSD has no HR director. How does this help?
8:07 am on Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I find it interesting that Ms. Haas is so concerned about Mr. Armstrong's attempt to gain transparency that she overlooks the actual cause of the issue facing the school, that a school employee changed grades for reasons undisclosed at this point, said person was then allowed to retire before any action could be taken and then the district concealed the fact.
Additionally Ms. Haas has without proof accused a board memer of actions that are HR related. Normally I would think she would have gone to the HR director about this BUT SMFSD does not have since Dr. Jones chose to assume that role. In any other place of business in America this would be a clear conflict of interest but not here in Stow.
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