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flapping flag nets concern page 3 i judges crown scientists pagp 5h; amherst news-time " h o 0( c ol m w t- rn ib to jack earl laura survanco c.j. banjoff david vldumskl blowing snow: monday was presidents' day, paradise for local kids, and a nightmare parents. project is brid ge litigation by jason hawk news-times reporter residents fed up with prob lems surrounding the controver sial jackson street bridge pro ject should brace themselves long haul. issue will most likely re sult in lawsuit that span two three years, city law di rector kenneth stumphauzcr told council last night after resident neighbor hood advocate alvin miller de manded further action be taken administrators -finish bridge. heading delegation of son property owners, cited several points from original contract between bender construction, which touted june 1, 2001, completion date belea guered project. blamed an "epidemic of"stupidity" bridge's problems alleged lack movement resolve construc tion issues, asked stum phauzcr halt attempts allow construction brunk horst engineering' to' ffx structure. he also advocated collecting on estimated $238,000 fines ho claimcdpendcx con struction owcsamhcrst vio lating contract's promises finish almost years ago. "you say you're doing best you can," coun cil. "well, that's not good cnough...wc arc all human. there one thing we do very well make mistakes. some are more costly than others. but why citizens am herst bear burden?" turn addressed re- turnpike board may seize acres through domain nine snags setbacks, ohio offi cials let slip week they considering use emi nent obtain lands along route 58, where tend build inter change as early this summer. "we're negotiating owners who involved, date, wc have contracts three," said spokesperson lauren dehrmann, although she admitted purchase largest key par cel has yet arranged. inner-office memo written general noelle tscvdos, however, claimed negotiations buy 12-acrc section fail, state officials resort eminent powers force transaction. "while it's option have, it would resort," dehrmann news-times. "we trying continue deals everyone, haven't made any final deci sions what our course ac regarding powers." power granted government public . works agencies allows orga nizations such take private without owners' consent. could pursued court, "fait price land determined. "eminent only bo used .if agreement can't ulti mately reached every other expended, don't want if can avoided," dehrmann. still, clear wish move ahead 58 interchange, included line item ap propriations $12 million 2003 budget according building begin june, pending agree ments question. belongs consoli dated investors group, wliich 1970s bought 300 township and. turned down ownerpartner steven luca called "a totally un acceptable" offer january. documents indicate solidated did accept $93,000, or $7,800 per acre, even invited rep resentatives pursue fair price. since time, another been put forth, hrmann said, com missioners consider next month at their march 10 meeting. "an interchange source economic development community, honor promise (to terchange)," said. when ex ever built, pected increase traffic flow annual 11 vehicles 18 vehicles, advantage hope boost commercial growth. sidents' concerns, telling cilmcmbcrs brunkhorst en gineering, had develop plans fix problems, failed deliver jan. 15 report slncojtarned matter over its 'insurance company, handed consultant continued 7 .' si i9hihhhflh putting hearts into stephanlq jessica hackney enjoy crafting special p'ns beads al tno library thursday hornomade valentino's day jewelry assorted colored a'tornoon. ideal volunteer, church deacon feted county gradu ate, die cipient leadership lorain distinguished award. susan schaeffer, known her hours volunteerism organizations, claim award ceremony wednesday, feb. 26, civic leader lauded colleagues. distinction, benevolent lor ain organization, gi ven annually men women graduates program significant contribu tions communities. schaeffer graduated ma rion l. steele high school 1964, received ba english muskingum col lege 1968 edu cation univer sity 1971. taught columbus system teaching assistant miami uni versity. black studies community college. active member congregational united christ, involved seventh generation beautiful awards committee member, recently completed eight-year term foundation greater county, hold ing distinction being first female chair organization's history. addition honored locally, praked efforts na tional association commun ity ference june. bz listed commemorative recogni- schmffer booklet nationally, distributed t
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2003-02-19|
|Date of Original||2003-02-19|
|Submitting Institution||Amherst Public Library|