Rounding up what's happening at Sandusky City Hall

Jan 22, 2013


This week I have a rundown of what is happening at City Hall.

Engineer’s position: An ad has been placed for the engineer’s position with Feb. 15 as the deadline for applications to be in. Depending on the applications, the city hopes to get someone hired as soon as possible.

Master Code Professional: Steven Brown, Inspector, in Engineering has earned his certification of Master Code Professional from the International Code Council. Steve is one of 700 people to hold this honor. Congratulations Steve!

Apex Building: Partners will be heading the Brownfields project.  Documents are being prepared by the Law Department and outside counsel so the firm can issue RFPs for certain services.

Leadership Program: The City Commissioners will be enrolling in Fireland’s Government Leadership Program. Improving leadership skills is always good training and it is money well spent.

DC Filter: Partners will be managing the Brownfields part of the project. The City Manager met with project engineers and property owners regarding logistics since the city is coordinating draw downs and related paperwork between the State and property owner.   

Planning Department: Carrie Handy and her assistant will be directly under the supervision of Ms. Ard instead of Engineering.

Code Enforcement: Code Enforcement is now under the supervision of Chief Ricci instead of the Engineering Department.

Community Focus Group Meetings: The City is hosting the following public meetings to obtain citizen’s thoughts and ideas regarding different programs and services to help the city plan for future budgeting and operations.  

January 23, 6:00 p.m., 5000 Providence Drive at the Commons of Providence’s Community Room.

January 30, 6:00 p.m., 1617 Milan Road at Sandusky Church of the Nazarene’s Fireside Room.

January 31, 6:00 p.m., 1st Floor Conference Room at City Hall.
February 5, 12:00 p.m., 620 Water Street at the Erie County Senior Center.

February 7, 7:30 a.m., 1st Floor Conference Room at City Hall.



Thank You Sharon, It's nice to know that it is possible to find out what is going on at Meigs St. It is encouraging to see that our commissioners are enrolled in the Leadership Program, I hope they take Ms Ard along as well, perhaps they could all work on their communication skills.


Hey Sharon the city and the Waterfront Watchdogs are always talking about public access along the waterfront. I have been asking for 2 years why the old pier track behind City Hall is only open to the citizens who own boat houses? It is completely fenced off, the city maintains it, and the only access is if you have a boat and have the key card to get in. Don Icsman said the city is working on it, now for 3 years.


It is nice that Sharon has posted this. It would be nice if the SR did this EVERY meeting so the citizens had this info in the paper as well since this column is not in the SR. I would think the SR would either begin publishing her column or putting this type of info in the paper for all to see. How about it or the other? Something this size doesn't take up much space at all.

As for what is happening....did they discuss how far the chief of police selection is coming or not? I know they have until March 1 but it is already the end of Jan. Since Feb is such a short month, I thought they might want to do something quickly as time is running out.