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Resignation, accusations and thanks all given at Tuesday’s Port Clinton City Council meeting

An array of topics were covered at the Tuesday, August 26 meeting of Port Clinton City Council. This was the second meeting of council where public comments were moved to the beginning of the meeting. Among the public comments were comments regarding a previous article ran in The Beacon about the continuation of a group called Friends for Port Clinton. In the article Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone was quoted as saying if CORD’s ballot initiative passes (where citizens vote in the handling of city park affairs), it could affect future events and festivals in Port Clinton.

Rick Noderer, a member of CORD, spoke saying that in the copies of event forms that have been approved by the City states nowhere that the form is a lease. Noderer then quoted The Beacon article stating that the mayor said events and festivals in Port Clinton will fall victim under the initiative if passed.

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Port Clinton City Council votes to support Jon Waters

At the Port Clinton City Council meeting Tuesday night, August 26, two guests spoke on the character of Jon Waters and explained to Council why it is important to support him. Resolution 14-06 was brought to Council by Councilman Mike Snider: A resolution by the Council of the City of Port Clinton in support of Mr. Jonathon Waters in his ongoing battle against the Ohio State University.

The first concerned citizen speaking on the subject was Jon Waters’ uncle, Jim Radloff. Radloff explained that the Elmore City Council had passed a similar resolution supporter Waters.

“A lot of politics are going on at OSU right now,” said Radloff. “The University was looking for a high profile employee to take the blame for being out of compliance with Title 9. The incidences that happened that are referenced in Jon’s firing happened before he was in the program.”

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Main Street Business Roundtable held at Cielo Grande

Main Street Board Members presenting Toris Realty their grant check. L to R: Aimee Slater West, Don Clemens, Roseann Hickman, David Grimmer, Jasmine Cupp, Jim Recker, and Jeff Morgan.

On Thursday, August 21, Main Street Port Clinton held a Business Roundtable in The Loft at Cielo Grande. The Roundtable was a chance to recognize grant recipients and for downtown business owners and building owners to discuss any business ideas and concerns that they have.

Main Street Port Clinton awarded $15,000 to downtown building owners and business owners to improve their property, positively influence economic growth and enhance aesthetic appeal to the historic downtown. Downtown Improvement Grant recipients were:

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