Monthly Archives: February 2014

Lorain County Township Association Rejects NEOSCC Plan

Trustees and fiscal officers of Lorain County (LCTA) voted unanimously Thursday to reject the VibrantNEO 2040 Plan put forth by the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium (NEOSCC).

Vibrant NEO 2040 NO LogoSIGN the Petition.  STOP NEOSCC.

Some of the concerns expressed at the LCTA meeting were the lack on the part of NEOSCC to truly receive input from the public, transit-oriented development, the silliness of creating bike paths in a location [Northeast Ohio] with weather that the average guy wouldn’t be bike riding on anyway and where townships have enough problems funding the roads themselves let alone adding to the cost of roads complete with bike paths.  Townships may get money to build such things but maintenance is on-going and “ostensibly” the committee managing the effort is not.  Also considered was the feeling that the VibrantNEO 2040 Plan is just another effort to position the local communities in a subservient role to a larger bureaucracy that assumes power to determine local zoning. Continue reading

Join us Saturday: Emergencies & Homeland Security in Lorain County

Homeland Security Logo 2Tom Kelley will share information about

  • Polar Vortex that came through Lorain County recently (the water / ice crisis)
  • Lorain County Emergency Mgmt plans
  • Security for Sochi Olympics (tent.)
  •  Security for Gay Olympics in Cleveland this summer.
Book drawing, local updates, state updates,  announcements of upcoming events, lots of good conversation, opportunities to get involved
OPEN to the PUBLIC.
Bring a FRIEND.
SATURDAY
FEB. 8, 2014
8:30 am – Coffee & Donuts
9:00 to 10:30 am – Presentation
MAINSTREET COMMUNITY CENTER
255 PARK AVE.
Amherst, OH  44001
RSVP – Email info@totallyengagedamericans.org
 We look forward to seeing you.
Note:  Coffee and Donut included.  No charge for first-time guests and TEA members.  $3.00 for non-members.
About the Speaker:  Tom has been with the Lorain County Emergency Management Agency since October, 1990, when he was hired to fill the newly created position of Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.  The position is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the Lorain County Hazards and hazardous materials Emergency response plans.  He was appointed as director in 1995 and has a staff of four people.  Previously, Tom worked for 10 years in the Communications Division at the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department.
Another great event brought to you by Totally Engaged Americans TM.