Mark, this pothole was fixed this morning at 8AM. Thanks again for the heads-up.
Mark, I'm sending your request on to the Mayor's Office . . . thanks for the heads up,
Phil Van Treuren
Thanks for the heads up Keith! Am forwarding this to the Mayor's Office and will make sure that he addresses the problem. Keep the tips coming!
No problem Mark, thanks for your input.
Thanks, Peevedresident. The Mayor's office just followed up with me about this . . . it is, indeed, the jurisdiction of the State of Ohio, so the City of Amherst can't remove the signs. However, the Mayor is having the Building Department call this furniture store to try and put a stop to the signs being posted. I hope this leads to a solution.
Many thanks to Mayor Taylor for listening to us on this, he is always very proactive. Thanks everyone for your input! Keep the suggestions coming.
Good point M . . . the Mayor's office is looking into this and will get me a recommendation soon. The only thing we are trying to figure out is whether the city even has any jurisdiction here; I believe that on-ramps and off-ramps are controlled by the State of Ohio, not municipalities (Steve R., thanks so much for researching that!)
I'm going to call the Mayor's Office again this morning and find out if they have reached a conclusion yet. If it falls under the State's control, I will still contact them and find out how to remedy the problem.
Hey, while I'm thinking of it, can one of you make a note of what the business on the signs the next time you drive by and let me know? I don't mind calling the business personally as a representative of Amherst and let them know that Ohio law requires that the signs must be 600 feet away from the ramps. Thanks!
I agree . . . thanks for the tip. Am going to ask the Mayor's office if the building department can do anything about this . . . do they leave them up all the time, or take them down after the sale is over?
The police chief just got back to me about it this morning. He is going to pass it along to the officers, and I'm assuming they will keep a closer eye on the situation. I also sent the chief and the mayor a link to this See-Click-Fix watch area, so please feel free to post any other helpful suggestions you might have about handling this properly. Thanks!
Thanks Carl . . . the Mayor's Office made a good point, though: this is private property, and the city can't take action when it comes to putting up barriers or blocking off the ATM lane. Lorain National Bank owns the lot. I'll wait to hear back from the police department, though.
Thanks for the heads up, guys . . . actually, I've seen people do this a few times myself at this location. I'm copying your request to the Mayor's office and the police department.
Thanks for the comments everyone, and for keeping things civil! I hope you'll use this watch area again in the future and mention it to anyone else who might want to report an Amherst issue.
Pam, the Mayor's Office responded to my questions about your complaint. Unfortunately, this is private property and the City of Amherst doesn't have anything to do with its maintenance. Sorry we can't help more, I do hope that IGA decides to fix up their parking lot!
Thanks for the heads-up Pam. I'm not sure that this is the city's responsibility, but I will forward your issue to the Mayor's office and ask for an opinion.
David, thank you for the heads-up about this. I'm going to send your concerns on to the Mayor's office and ask that the City take a look at this issue. Let me know if I can ever do anything else for you!
No problem, glad I could help! Please let me know if I can do anything else for you or your neighbors.
Yah, I noticed that Jeff. I'll drop a note to the Mayor's office.
Thanks OEMommy! I will forward your report to the Mayor's Office.
Thank You Twila!
Shelly, thanks so much for the message! I'm going to forward your message to the Mayor, the Police Department and other members of City Council. I hope this will help resolve the problem. Please keep me posted here on See-Click-Fix, or feel free to contact me personally anytime!
Yes, it looks like the state has fixed the problem, for the most part. Please let me know if you notice anything else wrong!