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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2006, 12:37:52 PM »
Beachfront land to be restored
Port Clinton News Herald, 6/22/06

When the city began its quest 10 years ago to purchase almost four acres of beach-front property between Hayes Avenue and Fulton Street, there wasn't enough money in Port Clinton's coffers to pay the $3 million price.

Nothing has changed.  The city still doesn't have enough money to buy the property -- even at a reduced price.  That was until The Trust for Public Land stepped in.  Christopher Knopf, a Trust spokesman, said his non-profit organization buys property using public grants and then gives the land to other agencies, such as local governments and state parks, for restoration.

Earlier this week, The Trust announced its members will try to buy the land for Port Clinton from the True family for $1.4 million.  The city will be responsible for procuring further grants to restore the land once the deed is turned over.
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« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2006, 07:38:28 AM »
 http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060702/NEWS17/607020306/-1/NEWS
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Article published July 2, 2006

Highest bidders to snag prime property on Kellys Island

KELLEYS ISLAND, Ohio - The opportunity to buy 33 acres on an island known as an attractive site for birds, birders, and developers opens up at the end of the month when the hammer falls in an auction.

A Detroit family has owned the undeveloped property for 64 years. But Joel Dutton, the auctioneer who is handling the sale on July 29, said the advanced ages of the four surviving sons and daughters of the owner spurred the choice to part with the land.

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« Reply #62 on: July 02, 2006, 06:37:47 PM »
I'll start the bidding at $5

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« Reply #63 on: July 04, 2006, 06:41:21 PM »
From the 7/4/06 Toledo Blade:


PHOTO: An engineering study has been planned after a nearly 500-pound chunk of granite fell from the memorial last month.  ( NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE/JERRY CANTU )

PHOTO: The 500-pound piece of granite fell more than 300 feet from the facing of the observation deck, toward the upper left corner above, and left a 2˝-foot crater in the plaza.  ( PUT-IN-BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/MAGGIE BECKFORD )

PHOTO: A naturalization ceremony will be today at the visitors' center south of the memorial.  ( THE BLADE )


PERRY'S VICTORY MEMORIAL
Monument remains shut pending study


PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio - The landmark Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, which was closed last month when a chunk of granite fell to the plaza, will remain off-limits to visitors until a detailed engineering study can be completed, the monument's superintendent said yesterday.

Park Superintendent Andy Ferguson said an initial report last week determined the 352-foot Greek Doric column should remain shut until a further evaluation is performed.

Today's naturalization ceremony will be held near the visitors' center, which is south of the monument and away from any fall zones.

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« Reply #64 on: July 05, 2006, 11:37:31 AM »
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« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2006, 04:41:43 PM »
City of Huron buys site to add lake access
Toledo Blade, 7/19/06

Boating access to Lake Erie will open up with the purchase of a grain-handling facility and the 19.8-acre peninsula it sits on as part of Huron's ambitious plan to continue its riverfront development.

The $3.25 million purchase, lauded yesterday by Gov. Bob Taft and a bevy of state and local officials, is expected to turn the former ConAgra Foods Inc. site near the mouth of the Huron River into a boat ramp that will provide additional access to popular Lake Erie fishing grounds.  "From this vantage point, we have a great opportunity to see a picture-postcard view of the Huron River waterfront," said Sam Speck, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The department's Division of Wildlife purchased the property for Huron.  The city applied for a $3.14 million grant from ODNR to build the ramps and docks.
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« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2006, 10:29:06 AM »
Housing deal no sure thing
Port Clinton News Herald, 7/19/06

A proposed affordable-housing development on Fremont Road has to get more investors even though the state recently awarded nearly a half million dollars in tax credits to help move the project forward.

Don Corley, who serves as one of the development's lead agents in his role as housing coordinator for WSOS Community Action Commission, said the $473,659 tax credit that the Ohio Housing Finance Agency granted earlier this month falls well short of paying the $5.6 million price tag.

Although Corley said the development, known as Port Clinton Pointe, isn't a certainty at this point, he thinks it will go ahead.  "The tax credit is the essential piece," he said.  Corley added that tax credits, which are awarded by the Internal Revenue Service to attract investors, will cover about $4 million of the project's total cost.

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« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2006, 01:12:40 PM »
Downtown business scene gets boost with new shops
Port Clinton News Herald, 7/19/06

Two new businesses are coming to downtown Port Clinton, said Laura Dindia, program manager of Historic Port Clinton.  Chandler's Crossing, a store that will sell mainly beach clothes and antique toy trains, is moving into the Pizza Bros. building at 117 Madison St.
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Just to the north at 113 Madison St., Dindia said an art galley called Moz in Art is slated to open.
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In addition, Dindia said The Book Exchange is in the process of relocating to 119 E. Second St., next to Upscale Resale.
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« Reply #68 on: July 24, 2006, 01:14:50 AM »
From the 7/23/06 Toledo Blade:


PHOTO: A chunk of stone fell from near the tower's top last month.  ( THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT )

PHOTO: Andy Ferguson, superintendent of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, says an upcoming inspection could help determine whether the monument can be safely reopened.  ( THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT )


Time chips away at Perry memorial
Trouble extends beyond granite that fell in June

By JIM SIELICKI
BLADE STAFF WRITER


PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio - Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, the symbol of the 135-year disarmament of the U.S.-Canadian border, is falling apart.

A slab of granite that broke off from the observation deck of the Lake Erie landmark is just the most visible sign of its deterioration. The stone's 300-foot plunge punched a hole through the plaza.

"I would not characterize [the condition] as good," said Mike LeBorgne, chief of the construction management division in the National Park Service's Denver office. "Any monument where the stones are falling out is a less than acceptable condition."

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« Reply #69 on: July 25, 2006, 01:24:42 AM »
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The 352-foot Doric column on South Bass Island, three miles from the mainland, was completed in 1915 to commemorate the Battle of Lake Erie, an 1813 American victory over the British during the War of 1812. The naval victory paved the way for the eventual disarmament of the border and the Great Lakes.

Kinda funny...our victory that day (and our victory on Lake Champlain) definitely helped pave the way to the disarmed border - but probably of greater effect was us getting our asses handed to us all through 1812 and 1813, both out west and up around Niagara.  We couldn't do anything right in all our attempts to invade Canada, and that impotence, and the general stalemate, and economics, all combined to end that war and pretty much dash any hopes we had of expanding into Canada - at least in the east...

I think Americans often take too dim a view of our history, but the War of 1812 is a major exception.  We are so chauvanistic about that one, it's almost funny...

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« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2006, 06:13:10 PM »
From the 7/26/06 Toledo Blade:


PHOTO: Engineers examine the observation deck of Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial.  ( THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON )

PHOTO: Put-in-Bay visitors strain for a view of the work above them.


2nd piece of granite dislodged
Perry monument is inspected


PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio - Engineers examined the granite observation deck of Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial yesterday to check the condition of the 52 fascia stones on the observation deck, and in the process dislodged another, smaller chunk that fell 317 feet to the plaza.

The National Park Service ordered the inspection because a 500-pound piece of granite broke off about 9 p.m. on June 22, punching a hole in the plaza below. The impact created a 2 1/2-foot-wide crater.

A woman seated on a bench nearby wasn't hurt. The monument has been closed since then, pending an examination to determine whether it is safe to reopen.

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« Reply #71 on: July 28, 2006, 06:48:51 PM »
From the 7/28/06 Toledo Blade:


Perry site may reopen next month

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio - The closed Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial has been given the green light to reopen once a series of safety measures are implemented, the monument's superintendent said yesterday.

The announcement follows an assessment Wednesday by Vertical Access, an engineering firm, and Quinn Evans, an architectural firm, of the monument's fascia stones.

The column, completed in 1915 and dedicated to Comm. Oliver Hazard Perry's 1813 victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie, was closed June 22 after a 500-pound piece of granite fascia fell from the 317-foot level, crashing onto the plaza.

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« Reply #72 on: July 28, 2006, 07:41:37 PM »
All of this has made me realize that I haven't been up there since I was a kid...would make a nice trip...

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« Reply #73 on: August 01, 2006, 06:37:09 PM »
From the 8/1/06 Port Clinton News Herald:


Three developers eye Waters Works Park project
By DAN DEARTH
Staff writer


PORT CLINTON -- Three private developers are showing interest in developing Water Works Park with commercial business.

Councilman Jeff Morgan said a selection committee comprising city officials and businessmen will meet later this week to decide whether one or more of the proposals meet a list of 17 criteria that the city established for the park's development.

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« Reply #74 on: August 05, 2006, 06:29:45 PM »
Erie County MetroParks will consider dog park
Toledo Blade, 7/25/06

The Erie County MetroParks soon may join communities that offer pet owners access to a dog park, a fenced-in, grassy place where pooches can run without leashes.

The dog park committee has raised $7,053 toward that goal.

The park district, citing area residents’ requests for such a park, plans a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Frost Center in Osborn Park to discuss the project and potential sites on one of the district’s properties.

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« Reply #75 on: August 05, 2006, 06:53:14 PM »
From the 8/5/06 Port Clinton News Herald:


Questions posed about Water Works Park project
By DAN DEARTH
Staff writer


PORT CLINTON --A city councilman is concerned the development of Water Works Park might stall before it begins, according to an e-mail he sent Friday to other council members.

Councilman Glenn Chapman said the committee that was formed to choose a developer for the project had better beware not to make the project too grand or risk public backlash.

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« Reply #76 on: August 11, 2006, 10:06:19 AM »
Lakeview Park dedicated in July 8 ceremony
Port Clinton News Herald, 7/27/06

The ribbon cutting and open house for completion of Phase 1 of the restoration of Lakeview Park took place July 8.

The welcome was given by Roseanne Barker, chair of the open house/family day at the park. Introductions to politicians, contractors, volunteers and City of Port Clinton workers, was given by Barbara Gangluff and Linda Hartlaub.  The committee thanks all contributors to the renovation of Lakeview Park and especially those who donated sidewalk squares, brick pavers and park benches.  All will have their names engraved on the permanent Contributors Wall.

Rich Babcock, Safety Service Director for the City of Port Clinton, said that there are 100,000 people who use Lakeview Park each season.
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« Reply #77 on: August 12, 2006, 01:34:55 PM »
From the 8/12/06 Port Clinton News Herald:

Group opposed to mega-dairy farms plays to packed GHS gym
By LESLIE BIXLER
News Herald correspondent


GIBSONBURG -- Area residents jammed Gibsonburg the High School gymnasium Thursday evening to get information about two large dairy farms that may be coming to the area.  The meeting was conducted by the Citizens Protecting our Resources, an organization that hopes to keep the mega-dairy farms from moving to the area.

CPR trustee Steve Younker presented information through a power point presentation on the two permits for Woodville and Scott Townships from the Department of Agriculture.  Younker also informed the citizens that Vreba Hoff Dairy of Wauseon is the driving force behind the mega-dairy farms and they recruit Dutch farmers to operate them.

Currently, both Woodville and Scott Townships are in a review process with the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

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« Reply #78 on: August 13, 2006, 08:15:12 PM »
On budget, on schedule
Port Clinton News Herald, 8/2/06

Along one of the area’s most heavily traveled roads, orange cones and huge mounds of earth sit alongside the pavement as construction crews work on widening and improving the street.

For months, residents traveling along Ohio 53 North have dealt with closed ramps, bottlenecked traffic and concrete dividers as construction crews widen the road to four lanes between the Ohio Turnpike and North Street, replace the bridges in the path and install more efficient traffic signals.

Andrea Voogd, public information officer for the Ohio Department of Transportation, said the project is on budget and, barring any unforeseen circumstances, is on schedule. The $14.8 million project is scheduled to be completed in September 2007. Voogd said Great Lakes Construction was hired to complete the project.

In the meantime, the westside lanes were closed Monday, and traffic was switched to the new eastside lanes. The Booktown Road intersection was also closed to access from Ohio 53. Last Monday, the westbound U.S. 20 off and on ramps to U.S. 53 also closed, according to information from ODOT. The closures are expected to take between 20 and 30 days.
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« Reply #79 on: August 24, 2006, 07:06:28 PM »
From the 8/23/06 Toledo Blade:


Perry memorial to reopen
Studies give green light for visits starting Saturday


PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio - Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, closed since late June when a 500-pound chunk of granite fell 317 feet, will reopen Saturday, the park superintendent said yesterday.

The National Park Service has conducted two engineering studies that determined the 13 fascia stones on the observation deck above the north entrance are secure, Superintendent Andy Ferguson said.

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« Reply #80 on: August 29, 2006, 06:24:07 PM »
Port Clinton Road bridge work begins Tuesday
Fremont News-Messenger, 9/1/06

Construction begins Tuesday on the Port Clinton Road bridge over Muskellunge Creek.  The road will be closed to through traffic from Northcrest Drive to Schwartz Drive until Nov. 15.  The bridge is a federally funded project.  Fort Defiance Construction will construct the bridge at a cost of $631,586.35.
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« Reply #81 on: September 14, 2006, 06:15:03 PM »
From the 9/13/06 Port Clinton News Herald:


Five apartments have sold in old City Hall
News Herald reports

PORT CLINTON -- The buyers of old City Hall said Tuesday they already have sold five of the 19 available apartments that will occupy the limestone landmark once renovation begins sometime within the next year.

Grafton attorney Donald E. Longwell Jr., a co-owner of the building, told council during its Tuesday meeting the goal is to start building apartments by year's end. If everything goes well, people can start moving in sometime this spring or early summer.
   
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« Reply #82 on: September 16, 2006, 03:03:20 PM »
From the 9/15/06 Toledo Blade:


Port Clinton site to house 19 condos by summer '07
By JIM SIELICKI
BLADE STAFF WRITER


PORT CLINTON - A Lorain County firm that specializes in developing new uses for old buildings plans to have 19 condominiums in Port Clinton's historic City Hall and fire station ready for occupancy by next summer.

Ken Bublinec, president of a construction firm associated with Lighthouse Historic Development of Grafton, Ohio, said yesterday the exterior of the downtown landmark will be preserved.

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« Reply #83 on: September 18, 2006, 05:37:49 PM »
From the 9/15/06 Port Clinton News Herald:


Marblehead shopping center planned
By KRISTINA SMITH
Staff writer


MARBLEHEAD -- Downtown has the potential to be a mecca for locals and tourists seeking unique stores and outdoor, waterfront dining, a developer said.  Bob Keller, Marblehead resident and former Bay Point Marina co-owner, plans to build a $1 million themed shopping center that he wants popular village diner Marblehead Galley to anchor on Main Street.

"(People) can always go to a mall," Keller said. "They're trying to get where it'd be a destination. It's got to be unique."  The center would be built at the current Galley location, 718 W. Main St., he said.  He would tear down the building and put the restaurant into the 1,400-square-foot center.

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« Reply #84 on: September 22, 2006, 06:07:05 PM »
New park in the works
Port Clinton News Herald, 9/26/06

Within the next few years, Port Clinton officials will open a new park for open-field sporting events on the city's east end.  Workers finished clearing brush and trees Monday at the future site of East Gate Park, a 2.76-acre stretch of land that sits between City Hall and Lakeview Estates apartments, said Jennifer Burris, city administrative assistant.

Mayor Tom Brown said Port Clinton bought the property from Ottawa County in 2000 using $31,360 from an Ohio Nature Works grant. The total amount of that grant was unavailable, but he thought it was about $40,000.  The park is intended, he said, to give children who live in Lakeview Estates a place to play near their homes.
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« Reply #85 on: September 29, 2006, 05:56:18 PM »
From the 9/29/06 Port Clinton News Herald:

Otterbein North Shore breaks ground for a new concept in nursing homes
News Herald reports

Otterbein North Shore had a groundbreaking Tuesday for a Licensed Nursing Home, which will be built at its 9400 North Shore Boulevard location.  This nursing home will be a new concept in nursing care and will complete a continuum of care on this campus, one of five Otterbein Homes' sites throughout Ohio.
   
This home will be named the Jane Baker House. When Jane Baker of Catawba heard that Otterbein North Shore was raising funds to purchase ten nursing beds and build a nursing home she told husband, Lee she'd like to help. Learning more about the new concept convinced them they had made the right decision. "I like the idea. It just makes sense to me," said Lee.
 
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« Reply #86 on: October 10, 2006, 01:04:57 AM »
From the 10/6/06 Toledo Blade:

Ohio EPA OKs destruction of wetlands for boat slips

MIDDLE BASS ISLAND, Ohio — State regulators yesterday authorized the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to destroy 4.25 acres of wetlands so it can increase the number of boat slips at the island’s marina.  The permit was issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

The Ohio DNR, which owns the marina, has agreed to create, enhance, or protect 42.96 acres of new or existing wetlands to compensate for the loss. The state, which has acquired 141 acres on Middle Bass since 2001, is spending $11.4 million on the marina and related improvements to the island. When completed, the marina — which now has 130 boat slips — will have 360.

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« Reply #87 on: October 10, 2006, 06:45:19 PM »
From the 10/5/06 Port Clinton News Herald:

PHOTO: Alvada Construction is nearing completion of the new MRDD administration building in Lakewinds Industrial Park in Salem Township. The new office is scheduled to open Nov. 22.  Polly Ann Bauman/News Herald

PHOTO: Carpenters Chuck Marsh, 39, of Fremont and Todd Wentling, 38, of Carey work on the roof of the new MRDD building. On the ground is Russ Allen, 46, of Rising Sun.

 
Ottawa County Transportation agency, MRDD get new buildings
By KRISTINA SMITH
Staff writer


SALEM TOWNSHIP -- When Ottawa County Transportation Agency workers wash the organization's buses, they park them in a gravel parking lot and use a garden hose, an official said.  The agency's facility on Lakeshore Drive just outside Port Clinton is too small to accommodate the large vehicles in a garage and doesn't have the capability to add a high-pressure car wash area, OCTA Director Bill Lowe said.

"It's pretty tough to wash a 44-foot bus with a garden hose," Lowe said. "In the winter time it's really inconvenient."

But the agency's cleaning woes should end in April when it moves into a new, $1.7 million building on North Toussaint South Road in Salem Township near the Lakewinds Industrial Park. Construction on the building that will include five wash bays and an office area should begin by the end of the month, Lowe said.

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« Reply #88 on: October 12, 2006, 12:00:04 AM »
From the 10/11/06 Port Clinton News Herald:

Developer could get deal
News Herald reports

PORT CLINTON -- A housing developer could get a break on sewer and water tap-in fees if City Council passes legislation introduced during its Tuesday night meeting.  Council held the first of three readings on a resolution that would allow Millennia Housing Ltd. and WSOS CAC Inc. to lock in this year's tap-in rates to build a 54-unit development on Fremont Road before rates increase in 2007.  In return, the developers must install the taps within the next 18 months.

Councilman Glenn Chapman said they'll have to pay $1,500 each for water and sewer taps, plus a 50 percent surcharge because the city has to extend its lines into Bay Township.  Once the surcharge is added, this year's fees would add up to $2,250 for water and $2,250 for sewer, he said.  In 2007, the tap-in fees increases to $2,500.  The 50 percent surcharge still applies if the service extends past city limits.  The proposed development is located next to Bay Meadows Apartments, east of the County Water Plant.
 
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From the 10/12/06 Port Clinton News Herald:

Future uncertain for 53 shopping center
Harbor Light Landing will be handed over to bank
By DAN DEARTH
Staff writer


PORTAGE TOWNSHIP -- The future appears unclear for Harbor Light Landing's remaining five tenants, given one of the shopping center's owners said Wednesday he must surrender the property's ownership to the First National Bank of Bellevue after business failed to meet expectations.  Harbor Light Landing co-owner Jeff Kolar blamed lackluster patronage and an inability to retain tenants for the financial downfall.  The most recent business to leave, he said, was Clipper's Seafood Buffet, which closed Sunday after opening in April.

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