Huron council OKs plans for magazine

Huron city council recently approved spending upward of $21,000 in local taxpayer funds to publish 7,500 copies of a 20-page magazine, informing people about area progress.
Andy Ouriel
Mar 7, 2014

 

Huron residents should start seeing many community-enhancing initiatives crystallize right in front of their eyes.

But they can soon read about them from the city’s angle, too.

Huron city council recently approved spending upward of $21,000 in local taxpayer funds to publish 7,500 copies of a 20-page magazine, informing people about area progress.

By this summer, city administrators plan to mail a copy to each Huron household, with several dozen placed in popular public spots.

Some leftovers will be inserted into Lake Erie Living Magazine, a publication featuring articles and photos of Ohio’s north coast.

“We want to showcase the community for private investment and redevelopment opportunities,” Huron city manager Andy White said. “We also want to tell the story of our city”

Among the stories the magazine could tell:

•The city landed $8.3 million in state funds to acquire the former ConAgra property and implode it for potential on-site business opportunities. Other area improvements include officials building a 10-acre boat launch and establishing a public walking trail.

•City officials are enhancing or establishing many pedestrian pathways, including constructing the 1.25-mile path running parallel to U.S. 6, connecting Huron High School to Woodlands Intermediate School.

•The city is improving recreational assets, such as the North Main Pier, Fabens Park and Nickel Plate Beach.

The magazine should also motivate people to learn about what’s to come, city councilman Brad Hartung said.

“We want to get the word out to a larger market about what is happening in Huron” Hartung said. “We are trying to be progressive, and we are one of the few communities in this area doing that”

Comments

Fibber Mcgee

Using local taxpayers money to send them a 20-page report on how funding was spent to improve Huron. There has got to be a better way to do this. Wouldn't you want to spend the money on promoting the city? Just asking…
plus didn't this article just tell them?

worddrow811

You nailed it Fibber. The Register promotes them so why spend our money?

fenderstrat52

Hey! You know that you just cant have this money laying around! Got to do something with it!

Contango

Re: "$21,000 in local taxpayer funds to publish 7,500 copies of a 20-page magazine,"

$2.80 @ copy plus mailing costs.

Did any of the spendthrifts on the city council consider an advertiser supported publication in order to help save taxpayers money?

Erie County Resident

I could do this for $20,500. and add a few more pages free of charge.
Can I get in on this? LOL

worddrow811

We don't need a book, one just has to drive around Huron. Oh wait, I should say what's left of Huron that isn't already a parking lot.

Unless and until they stop tripping all over themselves to get their pictures and names in the paper, this type of idiocrocy will not stop.

Steve P

Has the internet reached Huron, like maybe an on line publication as a link from the city website.

Fibber Mcgee

Eventually they would get to it, they are just going about in a Roundabout way. Get it roundabout. Another great idea. Sorry I could not resist.