Cicero

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  1. Cicero added a post in a topic Mailer about Jessica Miranda   

    A check of the Court Records for the Butler County Clerk of Courts indicates that the following judgments for Tax Liens were filed in that court by the Attorney General of Ohio AGAINST JESSICA MIRANDA and still appear to be open Judgments:
    ST 2010 07 2492 STATE LIENS 07/14/2010 PERSONAL INCOME TAX MIRANDA, JESSICA Debtor Open   ST 2010 07 2493 STATE LIENS 07/14/2010 PERSONAL INCOME TAX MIRANDA, JESSICA Debtor Open   ST 2010 08 2919 STATE LIENS 08/11/2010 PERSONAL INCOME TAX MIRANDA, JESSICA Debtor Open
    WWW. before you start trying to defend the indefensible, I suggest you check the court records referenced in the Mailer.
     
    FAILURE TO PAY TAXES OWED, IS A NON PARTISON ISSUE, AND IT IS IMMATERIAL WHETHER THE DEBTOR IS A DEMOCRATE OR REPUBLICAN OR INDEPENDANT .
     
     
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  2. Cicero added a post in a topic Walking Trails Still not Marked after 6 years   

    My issue is the long delay in getting anything accomplished. One person took it upon himself to due it, as was suggested over 6 years ago. Having accepted the responsibility to accomplish the task, it should have been done in a somewhat timely manner. It was not, and this is a valid criticism.
     
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  3. Cicero added a post in a topic School Facilities Conversation 9/27   

    Winton Wood School System failed to graduate 60 Seniors this year. This is a system failure,, no matter how you try to spin it.
    It would appear WWW that you have never left the BOE, even though your elected job is to represent he citizens of Greenhills, not the Schools.
     
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  4. Cicero added a post in a topic Walking Trails Still not Marked after 6 years   

    WW thanks for the information, but do you know whether all the paths are now marked ?
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  5. Cicero added a post in a topic Walking Trails Still not Marked after 6 years   

    Blighty ! Be honest, that sign marker is not on Jennings, it is located next to the Outhouse in your back yard. You may have reached the age that you need direction as to where you can go.
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  6. Cicero added a post in a topic Walking Trails Still not Marked after 6 years   

    Counting steps or using a pedometer tends to take the pleasure out of walking, at least for me. I understand the Village Office may  have some maps of proposed trails, but I doubt whether they all marked yet. Maybe sometime in the next 6 years they will be, unless the Village maintenance team gets involved and gets it done in a week or so.
     
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  7. Cicero added a post in a topic School Facilities Conversation 9/27   

    GB you raise a legitimate point, but do not expect any action by the Board or the Administration to investigate or actively pursue that option. It would take initiative and work.
     
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  8. Cicero added a post in a topic School Facilities Conversation 9/27   

    Tragically I think at this point, the only hope for the Winton Woods School system would be for the State Department of Education to take it over. I say this with great reluctance because I like the idea of local control, but it is obvious from the academic results we are consisting getting over the last  10 years the local system is too broken to effectively fix.
    Perhaps with a stronger, more active Board of Education, more could be accomplished, but Board Elections are too far off and the current ineffective Board is unable or unwilling to really delve in and get their hands dirty. It is easier to sit up on the Board at meetings, like so much window dressing, and get Photo Ops for running for another office than to do what they were elected to do, and the law requires them to do. Rubber Stamping every request made by the Administration is not effectively doing a responsible job.
    Democracy will only work if you have truly informed voters who vote. It seems that in the Case of our District, the voters did not pay attention and now were are all paying the price as are the children in the system.
    State control would have many uncertainties, but I suspect that at this time, those uncertainties would be preferable to the certainty of non performance we are now getting out of the system. We pay the fourth highest tax rate in Hamilton County and yet our latest test scores put us third from the bottom academically in the county. YOU DO THE MATH.,, ARE WE REALLY GETTING OUR MONEYS WORTH AS TAXPAYERS. NOW THEY ARE PUSHING A CONTRUCTION BOND ISSUE AGAIN THAT WILL NOT IMPROVE TEST SCORES, BUT IF IT PASSES,WILL DISRUPT STUDENTS AND CLASSES FOR AT LEAST 4 YEARS WITH DEMOLITION NOISE, CLASSROOM MOVES, ET CETERA.
     
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  9. Cicero added a topic in Neighborhood news   

    Tenants Leaving Shopping Center
    It appears that the new owners of the Shopping Center have nearly doubled the rent for tenants. I have heard that that is one of the reasons the Butt Shack has moved and it appears that the Soft Serve will also be leaving at the end of this month. There is also speculation that the Barber Shop may also close (This is an icon, as it may be the oldest business in the Shopping Center.)
    The Back Door Saloon may also be leaving.
    Most of the tenants are on a month to month tenancy, which means the Landlord can raise the rent with only 30 days notice,
    At this rate, the center will resemble and old west Ghost Town.
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  10. Cicero added a post in a topic Bond Issue - A Better Deal?   

    Blight Reporter
    I had a computer glitch and what was sent was blank.
     
    Thanks for the insult, it was quite original. Just remember, Pay Backs are Hell.
     
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  11. Cicero added a post in a topic Bond Issue - A Better Deal?   

     
    The following are the Official figures for the Bond Issue supplied by the Treasurer of Winton Woods School District:
    1. Total Amount of Bond Issue: $61, 500.000.00.
    2. Millage:.95 mills for 37 years.
    3. Specific Items of construction "improvements":  PK-6 building  $: 43,070,637.90.
                                                                                    7-12 building $ 51,452,502.49
    4.Locally Funded Items (Items which State will not reimburse) : $10,629,105.00 ) (this includes about  $5,223,712.52 for demolition and removal of hazardous material.)
    5. Breakdown of what State will pay for and what local taxpayers will be responsible for:
        State Contribution: $48, 875,958.00
       Local Contribution:  (District Taxpayers Responsibility) $ 61,500,000.00.
    6. Estimated Cost per year for owner of home valued at $100,000.00: $243.25 (this is an annual cost that must be paid each year for 37 years and constitutes a lien on the property t somewhat like a mortgage)
     
    General Comment: It appears that approximately $5,000.000.00 that is not funded partially by the State will be going for frills, and bells and whistles that will be spend at the whim of the Board of Education. The total project including State contribution appears to be $110,435,958.00.  There does not appear to be any allowance for cost overruns that are inevitable in projects of this magnitude. I doubt that the State will reimburse for any overruns and local taxpayers must pick up the tab or parts of the project cut back.
     
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  14. Cicero added a post in a topic 9/11 Ceremony @ Commons 7PM SUNDAY   

    Attended the ceremony and was impressed, Unfortunately too few people attended. How quickly people forget.
     
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  15. Cicero added a post in a topic Open Enrollment - Disband the Schools   

    The teachers unions will oppose the voucher program with tooth and nail, it would diminish their bargaining power and membership since many private schools are nonunion.
    The School Boards and the various Superintendents would strongly oppose it because it would diminish their power and ultimately their pay check.
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