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  • in reply to: Game of Thrones #1124192

    Eugene_C
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    I figured the big sourthen plot was the Tyrells vs the Lannisters. Seemed like they were setting that up after the Tyrells offed Joffrey and then it sort of fizzled and now Margery has been sitting in sinners prison for a while now.

    All the stories really could be tighter.

    in reply to: End of Early Bird Parking? #1124191

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    Nothing lasts forever

    in reply to: Pike County Massacre #1124190

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    Thanks, war on drugs. Total success.

    We still have no evidence this had to do with drugs but I was just thinking about how DeWine was bragging about all the paain clinics he closed down in that area a few years ago.

    in reply to: 6-story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for 7th/High (Dollar Tree) #1123346

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    Still no Trader Joe’s. Bummer.

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1123343

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    This is cute… It is a good thing the unemployment rate doesn’t include discouraged workers or workers who are not looking for a job. Here is an interesting fact, 33% of Americans 16 or over are not participating in the workforce, the highest since 1978…

    Workforce participation is tracked, separately, as evidenced by your ability to quickly provide the numbers. My question is why should non-participants be tracked in the “Unemployment Rate”? If someone doesn’t want a job badly enough to actively look for one or create one themselves, then why should they be counted as “unemployed”? They obviously don’t need a job that badly, and are able to live somehow and have a phone to answer the survey.

    in reply to: How do I see Easments on my parcel? #1123336

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    …Contact the Auditors office for a copy of the deed of easement…

    The Auditor’s office does not have a copy of the deed. They only have selected information about the parcel. You need to go to the Recorder’s office for the deed.

    in reply to: Scioto Water Quality? #1123329

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    The monitoring of rivers is on a multi-year cycle, a particular river is monitored every so many years and the reports generally come out every two years, about a year or so after the most recent testing is done. The lower Scioto is listed as not recommended for recreational use in the 2014 report.

    If anyone can dissect the information, it’s all available HERE in the Ohio Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report.

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1121828

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    My unknown moreso is what do you do for people who make $10-15/hr now. Are they going to be fine at $15/hr when everyone else is now making that, or will they require a 50% increase in their wage too? So if they’re now making $30/hr ($60k/yr), what will the people making $60k/yr say (Which is a good, college-degree type job) when someone working in a semi-skilled trade is making what they make? Do we have to double their salary?

    I think what happens is that if their $10-15 job is more difficult and less rewarding than a $10-15 job at Chipotle, then they’ll quit their job and go work at Chipotle.

    in reply to: How do I see Easments on my parcel? #1121821

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Rioward7 wrote:</div>
    Most residential areas have a 10 foot easement on all boundaries of your parcel. I built a shed a few years back without checking. I ended up having to jack it up and roll it ten feet off the property line. I would make sure you check first!

    Rolling a shed is no big deal. But I wanted an elevated floor so it stays clean and dry, and so I want to put it up on posts.

    Well that makes it easy then. If it has a foundation then you will need a building permit. Just apply for the permit and they’ll tell you whether it’s too close or not.

    in reply to: Rumor: North Market to be demolished? FALSE #1120772

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    I saw the renderings, only 6 stories? They should be going for at least 12. And why can’t they use better quality materials on the exterior?

    in reply to: Clintonville Apartment Projects #1120625

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    The other thing is suspicious is that it says “High Density Projects”, specifically, rather than “Limited to X-amount of development.” Several low-density projects could generate as much sewage as 1 high density project. So, that doesn’t sound right, either. It also assumes that the sewers are at the same overcapacity everywhere. so the sewers at Morse and Indianola by the deaf school are as just as over-taxed as the sewers in Olentangy village? I’ll believe it when they define it better with some kind of hard numbers.

    I don’t know about a “conspiracy” but it sounds like they got a sympathetic ear at the city to find a way to hit the brakes on development using a subjective criterion that can be selectively applied as desired.

    in reply to: Clintonville Apartment Projects #1120612

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    The Marzetti incident was more about the core issue with Columbus’ sewer system: there are many crossovers between the sanitary sewer system and the storm sewer system, and the city does not know where they are. The Marzetti plant uses the sanitary system, which would not be a problem if the storm sewers were backed up by a big rainstorm and caused everything to flow backwards.
    According to the Ohio EPA, Columbus is projected to have this remediated by 2025.

    Actually, that is not major the problem in northern Clintonville. North Clintonville has separate storm and sanitary sewers. The problem in Northern Clintonville was that cracks and leaks in the sanitary sewer system were allowing too much rain water to percolate in during heavy rains. That’s what they’ve spent the last 5 years working on.

    What you’re describing (“combined sewers”) is a problem in older areas of the city, mostly built before 1950, which does include a few areas north of N. Broadway, mostly nearer to high street and to the south and west.

    in reply to: Crossroads Project #1120549

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    It’s only the most accident prone stretch of freeway in Ohio. Not like it should be a higher priority than building a bypass to nowhere. ODOT’s skewed priorities are on display again.

    I thought State Route 5 in Portage and Trumbull County was the most deadly stretch of highway in the state?

    in reply to: Clintonville Apartment Projects #1120545

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    Looks like the projects may be dead (or delayed) due to sanitary sewer capacity issues that need to be sorted out. From the Clintonville Discussion Forum on Facebook…

    Who said that? Do you have a source besides Facebook? The city has been spending tons of money in Clintonville on the sewers since that article was printed 8 years ago. There have been contractors tracking down infiltration leaks and lining the sanitary sewers for the last couple of summers. The Marzetti incident in 2008 only impacted a few blocks and was caused by a blockage, IIRC.

    in reply to: Weir Arend Funeral Home Demo'd in Clintonville #1119825

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    Just doing a quick google search, my guess is condos.

    Condos would be better than this.

    And while I’m at it….Clintonville, especially south of North Broadway, could use a centrally-located municipal parking garage to encourage redevelopment.

    As much as I hate to admit it, you’re probably correct. As long as we’re staying car-centric, parking garages are a viable interim solution. Just take a look at Kent, Ohio. Development stagnated there for decades until they built a large municipal garage/bus terminal. Then it just exploded.

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