Materials received on Thursday, October 16, 2008
stemming from my Butternut Ridge rezoning public records request
During October and October of 2008 I attended a number of meeting dealing with an attempt to rezone Butternut Ridge Road to allow multi-family homes on a small, bowling alley-shaped lot near State Route 252. During the Planning Commission meeting and a subsequent public forum, I listened to seemingly conflicting information regarding various aspects of the city/developer's plan. For example, a report that the sewers would accept the additional load from the homes was in stark contrast to other denials. Mr. Ralph Bohlman, who is the past Director of Service and is eminently qualified to speak to this problem, indicated that he was positive the line would not carry the load. During the public hearing, a resident next to the subdivision fearfully talked about a sanitary sewer than ran in her property. Because the lid blew off when it rained, the sanitary sewer lid had to be bolted down.
For this reason I sent a letter requesting data. My request was as follows:
First, I am looking for the binder of information regarding the Biddulph Trail Subdivision. This was referenced in the August 19, 2008 council minutes as, “Thanks to Planning Director Wenger and her staff for putting together the informational binder concerning the development.” I wish to obtain a copy of that binder and any information that modifies the binder.
Second, during the Planning Commission meeting of October 24, 2008, both the planner and engineer made reference to a study or studies. First is the study as to the effect on traffic. Second is the study of the effect on wastewater and sewage. I wish to obtain a copy of any study used by the city in this decision making process.
The following was received on Thursday, October 16, 2008 from the Department of Law. Clearly, there are numerous unresolved and other clearly improper problems, some might say flaming emergencies. These have not been resolved. For example, with respect to the sewage, there is no study--none at all. There is, however, numerous reports that the sewers will not handle the load.
How odd! How odd, indeed!
Index - As listed on the invoice for the records
July 13, 1963 or 1985 Plain Dealer article about 25747 Butternut Ridge Road
July 2, 2007 developer's Flickinger wetland study
October 1, 1997 drawing of old abandoned plan
October 24, 2007 Planning & Design Application
November 7, 2007 memorandum from ex-assistant city engineer Cathy Becker
The above is on a multitude of problems.
November 14, 2007 memorandum from building commissioner disclosing need for variances
November 14, 2007 memorandum from ex-assistant city engineer Cathy Becker regarding sanitary sewer problems
THE ABOVE INCLUDES MEMORANDUMS DOCUMENTING OTHER PROBLEMS WITH OTHER RESIDENTS. IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE "SURCHARGING" OF RAW SEWAGE.
I don't believe I would like a sewer on my property that is "surcharging".
November 25, 2007 letter of J. Howard Childs objecting to the development
November 25, 2007 letter from Paula Ziebarth objecting to the development
November 28, 2007 drawings and pictures from meeting
November 28, 2007 Planning and Design excerpt of minutes
November 30, 2007 letter from Jeffrey Steed and Chris Scherry objecting to the development
January 7, 2008 developer's TMS Engineering traffic study pertaining only to inside the development
January 9, 2008 letter from Cliff Crabs objecting to the development
January 29, 2008 letter from Steven McQuillin objecting to the development
February 20, 2008 Rocky River Watershed Council letter objecting to this development due to sewage
May 14, 2008 Planning and Design excerpt of minutes
May 18, 2008 letter from Brian Gorris
May 28, 2008 developer's letter
June 2, 2008 letter from Cliff Crabs on hydro study
June 4, 2008 letter to Cliff Crabs on PRELIMINARY Storm Water Management Calculations
June 4, 2008 Zwick Site Engineering Plans - STORM WATER CALCULATIONS
June 9, 2008 letter from developer explaining remaining unaccounted for parcels
June 11, 2008 letter from Brian Gorris including 1997 minutes
June 11, 2008 Planning and Design excerpt of minutes
June 25, 2008 Planning Commission Report
June 25, 2008 memorandum from Assistant Director of Law to Planning on declaration problems
August 11, 2008 memorandum from Julie Bradford, signed by another, giving permission to Ronald DeLorenzo
October 7, 2008 packet of documents that reference ownership of the land
North Olmsted Codified Ordinance Chapter 1136 - Residential Cluster District
Page 21 and 22 of the North Olmsted Master Plan - Future Land Use Plan
Excerpts of various Landmarks Commission meetings