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Liar, Liar, Pants and Skirt on Fire!

Posted by: | Posted on: October 16, 2014
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Liar, Liar Pants and Skirt on Fire is one of the nicer things being said about East Cleveland councilman Mansell Baker and council president Barbara Thomas.  Parents and students of Superior Elementary School are seeing first-hand how adults can say one thing to appease the media pertaining to the potholes around their school while doing something else like tearing down more houses in East Cleveland

RESOLUTION NO. 53-14  TO BE VOTED YEAH OR NAY TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014 6:30 PMDSCF4753

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO CONTRACT WITH C&J CONTRACTORS, INC., PREDICATED UPON CONCURRENCE FROM THE STATE FISCAL COMMISSION, TO DEMOLISH VARIOUS STRUCTURES DECLARED TO BE A PUBLIC NUISANCE IN THE CITY OF EAST CLEVELAND, FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $56,314.00 OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS; AND DECLARING A SAFETY AND HEALTH EMERGENCY TO PROTECT THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY.

Requested By:  Director of Community Development

Sponsored By:   Councilor Mansell Baker

Received from the Law Department on October 15, 2014

Placed on the October 16, 2014 Agenda Review

Once upon a time Mansell Baker was a champion for student rights and proudly wore his Shaw High School jerseys and invited students to get active in city government.  Here with Resolution 53-14 it appears that Mayor Gary Norton may have an ally supporting his ultimate cause to tear down every house he can this year.  IMG_4243

What makes this resolution a big issue is that Baker has yet to visit and or talk with any of the parents, students or staff of Superior Elementary School in regards to the issue of repairing the huge pothole filled streets they have to deal with daily.

Barbara Thomas verbally told residents and an active media presence that Block Development Funds were going to be used to fix up the Superior Elementary School Streets.  HOWEVER the vendetta Gary Norton has towards Superior Elementary School may just go back to his children being bullied or his own memories of elementary school where Norton faced similar responses towards him at school.

The question now is whether the other members of East Cleveland City Council are going to light their own pants and skirts on fire or wake-up and stop letting the Mayor hold them under his very thumb.  Bottom line to this resolution is it is the wrong thing to do at a critical time where council has not done one single official thing to patch up the potholes around Superior Elementary School or even figured out how the city can “steal” some rock salt to put in the two brand new salt truck coming to town already with or without the Ohio Financial Committee group voting yeah or nay.DSCF4747

Sad that the apathy from East Cleveland residents is that they can’t do anything to stop Mayor Gary Norton and his henchmen and women including standing up at the Ohio State Meeting being held before the November Election.

Despite the fact that this website has already proclaimed David Yost will win reelection as Ohio State Auditor.  Mr. Yost will have to show he did not approve some of the stuff Gary Norton has done under his watch.   Norton  has bought a whole fleet of police cars using drug seizure money but no one did the math to show us getting half a million dollars in cash. (Google It)IMG_1125

The mayor wants to buy two new snow plows and all of this deconstruction over helping the children of Superior Elementary School because of a vendetta towards his children’s former school and that is plain wrong.

Thanks to Mansell Baker and the council members who vote yeah to Resolution 53-14 to tear down houses rather than help the children at Superior Elementary School Norton wins.  There really is no future in East Cleveland, and perhaps the best thing is to support the City of Cleveland absorbing all of the people before EC Mayor Gary Norton can do any more damage.

The question is not what city council will do Tuesday October 21, 2014 but what the residents of East Cleveland will do to prevent the child abuse being inflicted to the Superior Elementary School people?

East Cleveland City Council Meets the First and Third Tuesday Nights at East Cleveland City Hall, 14340 Euclid Ave, East Cleveland Ohio.  6:30 PM where citizens can speak up about what City Council is doing.  You can also plan on attending the Ohio Fiscal Watch Committee meeting Wednesday October 29, 2014 at East Cleveland Library , 14101 Euclid Ave, East Cleveland Ohio at 1:00 PM


Mayor Gary Norton does the Laundry

Posted by: | Posted on: October 15, 2014
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10/13/2014 East Cleveland Ohio – An emergency council meeting was held to create the illusion for State of Ohio Auditor David Yost that finances are in accordance with his requests for an updated Financial Recovery Plan from East Cleveland.  The request from was expedited due to the up and coming election November where incumbent Yost is up against his first challenger Democrat John Carnery.  HOWEVER, for the record Republican Yost has won the absentee vote total statewide including many Democratic voters in East Cleveland.  Essentially a land-slide victory for Yost is now this websites early prediction for David Yost.

Now to talk about what happened in East Cleveland and why David Yost wanted the city to declare all income received.  First, with the purchase by EC Mayor Norton of a brand new Dodge Durango truck, Yost had to know that there might be some money laundering going on.  So his team gave what was happening in East Cleveland the title of “segregated funds” and asked for total disclosure or transparency of all hidden funds and grants.

 

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During this time Norton managed to find nearly half a million dollars from what he calls drug money taken from busts in East Cleveland.  Now that might sound good to crime television show watchers but in real life no way could the sale of mostly marijuana (Weed) total even a quarter of a million dollars in seizures.  Norton was able to buy himself and every police officer a new vehicle saying that the city is using seized assets to do this.  When was the last major drug bust reported in East Cleveland that totaled missions of confiscated cash?  (Google it for yourself)

IF there were a half million dollars in drug seizures it would have had to include United States Drug Enforcement Agents (D.E.A.) and Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies not mentioned here to pull off such a bust.   Because some things under agreement are not being published but on Norton’s behalf  buying a fleet of police vehicles is a nice touch and looks good on paper.

In reality Norton should have thrown the EC Firefighters a “bone” by paying their health care costs instead of letting them sing to the media.  He could have also bought them some equipment like a working ladder truck and air masks that don’t leak.  At this point there is still time to pay the EC firefighters health care bills and make those folks happy while they EC Firefighters continue working in old equipment with trucks that nearly antiques.

We at 44112News.com expect the men and women in black to be paying East Cleveland a visit shortly after election day in November and that should happen prior to the holiday season, snow and lack of salt get to everyone in EC.

Enough said from the citizens of 44112News who provide you this world-wide website reaching the folks in Washington D.C. who view every entry and every East Cleveland citizen who views us on their smart phones.  You will know that we present truth when the results go up on the screen during November 2014 election and David Yost is declared the winner look at the absentee vote total in that election which and we project Yost the winner right now.

IMG_1175IMG_1202 Shortly after the November 2014 election is declared final and Yost is the winner, all gloves will come off.   Everyone will come from undercover to disclose a very long operation.  We will finally know where the money is from the sale of Huron Hospital and other not disclosed piles of dirty laundry not yet washed.

 

 


Emergency EC City Council Meeting Monday OCTOBER 13, 2014 – 5 PM

Posted by: | Posted on: October 11, 2014

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MEETING NOTICE
FINANCE COMMITTEE
CITY OF EAST CLEVELAND

A meeting of the Finance Committee is hereby called and scheduled by the presiding officer thereof as follows: Council President Barbara J. Thomas Chairperson, Councilor Mansell Baker, and Councilor Brandon King.

DATE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
TIME: 5:00 P.M.
PLACE: EAST CLEVELAND CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS (COURT ROOM)

AGENDA

▪ Call to Order by Chairperson

▪ Roll Call

▪ Old Business

 Financial Planning Commission Reports

 Updates Regarding City Compliance Issues
Segregated Funds, Health/Medical Account, Certificate of Resource, Helen S. Brown

▪ Revised Appropriations Updates

▪ Legislation
ORDINANCE NO. 52-14

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE 27-14, THE 2014 PERMANENT BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE TO FUND CITY OPERATIONS AS REQUIRED BY THE OHIO FISCAL COMMISSION.

Requested By: Director of Finance
Sponsored By: Council President Barbara J. Thomas
Received by from the Law Department on October 10, 2014

Remarks of the Public

▪ Adjournment

THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BY
COUNCIL PRESIDENT BARBARA J. THOMAS, CHAIRPERSON

 

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THE CITY OF EAST CLEVELAND
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY OCTOBER 13, 2014
6:00 P.M.
PLACE: EAST CLEVELAND CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS (COURT ROOM)

▪ CALL TO ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT
▪ ROLL CALL
REMARKS OF PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS
▪ LEGISLATION

ORDINANCE NO. 52-14

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE 27-14, THE 2014 PERMANENT BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE TO FUND CITY OPERATIONS AS REQUIRED BY THE OHIO FISCAL COMMISSION.

Requested By: Director of Finance
Sponsored By: Council President Barbara J. Thomas

▪ ADJOURNMENT

THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BY:
COUNCIL PRESIDENT BARBARA J. THOMAS


“Hunker Down” as EC Council votes for Salt over Kids

Posted by: | Posted on: October 10, 2014

October 7, 2014 – The children, parents and staff of Superior Elementary School in East Cleveland Ohio will have to “Hunker Down” and face the winter months with no pothole repair in site.  Right now the huge potholes are five to 7 inches deep but with the council to buy two new snow plows those potholes may just grow much larger by mid winter months.

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In a unanimous vote the five members all decided to go along the buying spree started by Mayor Gary Norton.  By replacing all of the city police vehicles with brand new cars and the purchase of two new snow trucks there is no chance for saving the East Cleveland budget in 2014.

A source inside the East Cleveland Service Department provided 44112News with access to the “junk yard” of broken and missing city vehicles and police cars.  What is good for city council is the city vehicle for counsel has been included in this auto recycling yard and perhaps Norton will now buy them a new car.

Finally in this entry we at 44112News.com are wondering why the brand new Dodge Durango four wheel truck purchased by Mayor Norton does not have city plates?  With regular BMV plates (civilian) he and whoever he wants can drive the Durango Truck to Shaker Heights or anywhere else and not be detected.  IMG_1204All this purchasing at the cost of the children of Superior Elementary School who will learn to Hunker Down this winter.

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“Hail Mary” pass to get Asphalt Repair (Superior Elementary School)

Posted by: | Posted on: October 6, 2014
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East Cleveland <ec44112@gmail.com>

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Sent to East Cleveland School Board andCity Council Members
A Hail Mary pass is a very long forward pass in American football, made in desperation with only a small chance of success, especially at or near the end of a half.   See:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail_Mary_pass
I find it very hard to believe that the East Cleveland Ohio School board members administration have manged not to even ask how things are going outside of Superior Elementary School.

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Even after all of the media attention no one has returned a single phone call, email or even talked to some of the parents in need of help from Superior Elementary School.
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Needless to say that the students staff and parents need some help from elected school board members and our appointed superintendent.  In order for this issue top “jump the line” it will take help from everyone.
East Cleveland City Council has theory that they can get some money to purchase enough hot asphalt to patch up the streets around Superior Elementary School.  The glitch that the city stems from a missing piece of construction equipment that could repair the streets by heating and laying out the hot asphalt.  We may need to borrow or rent the missing “warmer” unit if it is not found soon or even be prepared to use “cold patch” that could last a month or two during winter months.
We are asking school board members to unite with East Cleveland City Council and Mayor Gary Norton to come up with some type of solution.  We must do this before winter arrives and before the hot asphalt plant stops production for this year.NortonCrossing
East Cleveland City Council meets Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM, City Hall, 14340 Euclid Ave, East Cleveland OH 44112.
We must unite in this issue for the benefit of children’s health, safety and welfare and this is an optimum time to join together and work towards a solution.