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OOPS! The Hotel Needs Another $1,000,000.00

Posted: February 20, 2009 by protoj in All, Breaking News

At the special city commission meeting today, 4pm Friday, 2/20/2009, City Manager Fred Enderle told the City Commissioners that the Toone P’s project will require the city to borrow an additional $1,000,000.00 in order to complete it.

John Martin asked serious questions and had reservations. Bill Vogt questioned the viability of this latest project.  Lucy Fess was absent (on vacation).  A 3-1 vote approving  the sole resolution under consideration has given the city manager the green light to prepare the contract.

Bill Vogt cast the lone dissenting vote.

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On Sept. 1st, 2008, the Ohio Office of Housing and Community Partnerships awarded a total of $500,000 in Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) funding to the city of Piqua.  Quoting from the State of Ohio’s Community Development Financial Assistance website:

Community Housing Improvement Program
PIQUA $220,000.00 9/1/2008
PIQUA $280,000.00 9/1/2008

Piqua was also awarded $151,000 in Community Development Program funding as shown in the table below.

Community Development Program
MIAMI CNTY $170,000.00 9/1/2008
PIQUA $151,000.00 9/1/2008
TROY $90,000.00 9/1/2008

Futhermore, ordinance proponents of 29-07 only outnumbered opponents by a mere 40 votes – less than 1% — hardly a mandate.

Piqua City Ordinance 32-07
Total
Number of Precincts 16
Precincts Reporting 16 100.0 %
Times Counted 5974/13358 44.7 %
Total Votes 5704

YES 2650 46.46%
NO 3054 53.54%
Piqua City Ordinance 30-07
Total
Number of Precincts 16
Precincts Reporting 16 100.0 %
Times Counted 5974/13358 44.7 %
Total Votes 5586

YES 2465 44.13%
NO 3121 55.87%
Piqua City Ordinance 29-07
Total
Number of Precincts 16
Precincts Reporting 16 100.0 %
Times Counted 5974/13358 44.7 %
Total Votes 5722

YES 2881 50.35%
NO 2841 49.65%
Piqua City Ordinance 28-07
Total
Number of Precincts 16
Precincts Reporting 16 100.0 %
Times Counted 5974/13358 44.7 %
Total Votes 5688

YES 2216 38.96%
NO 3472 61.04%
Piqua City Ordinance 27-07
Total
Number of Precincts 16
Precincts Reporting 16 100.0 %
Times Counted 5974/13358 44.7 %
Total Votes 5682

YES 2728 48.01%
NO 2954 51.99%