Archive for April 10th, 2012

Utilities board discovers it violated city charter for years by meeting in executive session

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Calling it an embarrassment, Avon Lake Board of Municipal Utilities Chairman Chuck Whitmer acknowledged the board has met, for years, in executive session without realizing the city’s charter prohibited such action.

About six months ago, board members disagreed over whether they could move into executive session to discuss the possibility of the city of Westlake becoming a new customer. They consulted with their …Read More

D’Andrea to be inducted in hall of fame

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Avon Lake

Avon Lake native and standout athlete Mike D’Andrea will be among the new members enshrined in the Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame Friday, prior to the start of the Lorain County Invitational at Midview High School. In addition to the 2002 Avon Lake grad, the five other inductees for this years include Bob Bryant (Oberlin, class of 1953), Larry Fortner …Read More

North Ridgeville trash hauling rate to increase by 23 percent

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

By Beth Mlady

While city officials could have raised the solid waste pickup rates every year after the five-year contract originally was approved, they instead decided to hold fast to the $17.50 per month rate charged since April 1, 2009. That will change, however, beginning next month.

According to an ordinance discussed at last night’s Utilities Committee meeting, monthly rates will rise by $4, effective with the …Read More