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got your tax bill? p o l w) i x 00 m c at oo rn co r w hh h n e amherst news-tim (si - city breaks ground on pis a. oks border development page 2 epa demands cleaner beaver creek waters by jason hawk nows-tlmes roporter officials found them selves in a really stinky situation last week and were happy ab out it that's because nearly three decades of conflict with the ohio environmental protection agcnpy over amherst's use arc ap proaching least partial close after ceremonial groundbreak ing tuesday for $10.5 mil lion upgrade to one am herst's smelliest sites. couched between rt reservation mctropark north lake street is waste water treatment plant, where officials, work ers, representa tives announced construction new facilities already underway. "while others might have wow! second lottery ticket big winner if only solving national deficit was as easy winning lottery, be- come capitol united states. two conse cutive weeks, south main store has pumped number tickets that netted amazed local residents $15,000: "it's fluke. it's incredi ble, something don't think i've seen since we started selling tickets," said rose cur rier, who co-owns party shop her husband, dick. week's biff west martin resident danicki, invested mega millions thursday evening, but didn't find until saturday she'd snagged $5,000. "i bought stuck my purse," she said. happened go into cash check just kind ster continuing power struggle developer resi dents dodge royal drives culminated monday night, may result legal action. stake 47-homc northpointe estates, dential community planned lorain-bascd oster homes, located 36.7 acres drive arid route 58. during recent months, com pany president tom or dered land cleared make way construction, which he awaiting approval from council. plan shot down monday's building lands committee meeting when offi cials voted 4-2 reject oster's preliminary plans an hour long discussion, waited take action mal charge violation clean act had been filed epa, mayor (john) hig gins council ag gressive advocates address this important issue now avoid fines protect qual ity life all citizens our community," large david williams writ ten statement several occasions, aired concerns further failure comply regulations would charges $10,000 per day deviations could be cor rected. such heavy surely bankrupt city, higgins. "there still outstanding older orders about 10 years ago not complied with," cast district office assistant chief keith riley. "there's always whim." finally consulted newspaper numbers, danicki shocked their awful familiarity. looking across line saw four five. completely haven't won more than dollars playing time," course, winnings much larger, stop celebrating. off getting $68 million. sat there contemplated what happened, wasn't disappointed got," .a trip las vegas will some extra casinos. "now won't hurt win anything. luck pretty good right now, so we'll see hap pens," complies; no ok homos owner osier looks coun cil committed night opponents his 47-lot estates project criticize methods clearing 3,000 4,000 trees; prop erty near dodge, royal, lancer drives. possibility those. moment, like higgins administration made priority improve any discip linary give. they've built credibility trust us, important." "this thorn side years, place us graces clear," higgins, expects completion pro ject 18 months. "we serious discipline,, even jeopardized having plant iod. they lorain control hands. also immi nent danger overloading point. almost continued pago 8 shows $5,000 collected shop. winners storo past weeks bill betsy barfield lucky june 4. . real shocker da nicki know mere prior purchase, very bar field, amherst, picked up fever same counter. news-times own , winner, sur v wmwwmmmm everybody "digs in" site million street, con prised. amazing someone around here big, then turned won, too," shop, curriers less happy. nothing better except maybe ners," laughed. lcgal,acu'on recourse," told, reporters meeting. against proposed deve lopment's first phase members nick brusky, ed cowgcr, jennifer wasjik, steve p'simcr, vvotes hearing handle questions outraged residents, there's lot controversy subdivi sion, hast probably lack communication responsibility for" oster, displayed documents frop concluded en vironmental assessment, wetland survey, pressure analysis. enough sa 0 money placed wrong slot aid reporter six former au-ditor-jim gammons resigned post, asking judge undo financial damage say intentional. unanim ously peti tion county court common pleas ruling allow current auditor diane eswinc move $304,000 inaccessible accounts ailing general fund, can used cushion declining revenues increas expenses. "my observations books suggest (gammons) trying mo ney fund (mayor john higgins) look bad," eswine said, adding maneuver seemed frame-job. "it intended undermine validity fund. hardest account govern, administrative functions are paid there, most moves through fund." before elected 1998, ning commission indepen dent engineering consultants developers, guil ders reimbursed gam mons funds entirely different account, couldn't access pay services, "because laws govern how spend ney, thing planning mission. appear public thai disappearing, spending losing it," government careful monitor replenish raise taxes, implying believes gammons, b9 tractors, consultants, broke week. expected wanted defame administration. "(gammons) tried steer away possible," believe ho run lower balance bad administrator." 1997, seek another office, post expand commodity sales business kentucky, toledo, detroit following spring, indicted federal grand jury evasion unrelated position auditor. hope judge's gammon's vide witfi offset loss funding state. major, term solution time tiling," eswinc. going wha lose year is. larger portion county's share distributed clue cost us." instead, called appeal "little piece straw haystack insignificant, i'm afraid." however significant, counsel kenneth stum phauzer told tliat case yield results year, attempt we'il next year," eswine, anticipated march enter 2004 $400,000 unspent funds. best guess de dining 'lax stole funding, meager $200,000 $300,000 fis cal
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2003-06-18|
|Date of Original||2003-06-18|
|Submitting Institution||Amherst Public Library|