Zoning Ordinance

Zoning ordinance number 656, enacted under chapter 713 of the Ohio Revised Code. ordinance adopted by the Village of Paulding, Ohio, February 16, 1970.

Section 90.10′ H:

OPEN STORAGE PROHIBITED – Boats,tractors, airplanes, trucks,mobile homes, trailers, snow plows and other equipment and supplies may be permitted on residential lot PROVIDED THEY ARE STORED IN AN ENCLOSED STRUCTURE.

Comment on US24 Safety

The following comment was made by a blog reader:

Christine Stockman
I am very curious how long we are going to sit by and not do anything to prevent the accidents happening on St Rt 24 from our intersections in Paulding County? After my cousin, Ron Roth was killed at the intersection of St Rt 24 and CR 87, I thought, “well, it’s fairly new and he had driven that way for many, many years, so he simply wasn’t thinking.” Then, I believe the girl from Antwerp was the next victim. At that time, I asked my husband, former Paulding County Engineer, Mark Stockman, what he would do. Without hesitating, he told me he would put rumble strips at the intersections before St Rt 24. I mentioned this online to some people and the response I got, from I believe (but I’m not sure) the Paulding County Commissioners was that it was up to the State to do that. I told them they would wait many, many years if they were going to wait on the State. There is no reason why your Engineer and the Commissioners cannot put rumble strips on County Roads. They belong to the county and can be put on anytime by the Engineer if they feel it is necessary for safety’s sake. I’m sure I will hear answers like, “there is no money in the budget for this”. Well, let me tell you, that you can forfeit 1 or 2 miles of paving and put that off for another year in order to keep the people in Paulding County safe. C’mon… we can’t lose any more people because of laziness of the elected officials of Paulding County.

Community Improvements

Eagle River CIC

Definitions: Business Retention and Expansion

Business Retention and Expansion – Healthy communities have strong, healthy businesses. As competition among communities for increasingly footloose businesses heats up, business retention programs have become the most popular economic development efforts of communities nation-wide. While retention programs emerged in response to business defections and the negative impacts those defections have on the local economy, they have increased in importance as communities recognized that real job growth over time comes from local business expansion. Surveys of U.S. economic development organizations rank it as the number one economic development activity.

Definitions: Rural Economic Development

Rural Economic Development – There is no single definition of rural economic development. Typically it is described in terms of its objectives: these are most commonly described as the creation of jobs and wealth, and the improvement of the quality of life in rural areas. Rural economic development can also be described as a process that influences the growth and restructuring of an economy to enhance the economic well-being of rural communities. For rural communities, the challenges are very different from those in urban areas. Small-scale, low-density settlement patterns make it more costly for rural communities and businesses to provide critical services.

Definitions: Infrastructure

Infrastructure – Infrastructure encompasses existing transportation, communication and utility networks. Rebuilding the physical infrastructure of a community improves the local business climate and is critical to the redevelopment of distressed neighborhoods. Infrastructure gets people to their jobs and goods and services to their markets. Many distressed neighborhoods suffer from inadequate infrastructure, decreasing their access to economic opportunities and their ability to integrate into wider city, national, and international markets. Programs to build roads, provide water and waste removal, and offer telecommunications services all bestow substantial economic benefits such as job and business creation and retention to a community. Additionally, modernizing physical infrastructure can help improve the image of a distressed neighborhood.

Definitions: Development-Ready Community

Development-Ready Community – A community that has taken steps to improve conditions to be more attractive for businesses and investment. These steps may be different for each individual community situation, but in all cases they should include joining in regional efforts to identify competitive assets and participating in the development and implementation of a strategic plan for regional competitiveness and economic growth.

Definitions: Downtown Development

Downtown Development – Downtown development is the promotion of development, redevelopment, and revitalization of the central business districts and adjacent areas in a city. Commercial and residential growth in the suburbs has contributed to the decline of downtown. Downtowns traditionally are the centers of both business and culture. Developing downtowns, therefore, involves a range of activities, including marketing for both business and tourist attraction, building or improving infrastructure, clean-up initiatives, property redevelopment and reuse, and retention programs. The purpose of these initiatives is to create an attractive environment to increase the number and variety of businesses downtown and bring in shoppers and tourists.

Definitions: Distressed Community

Distressed Community – A community where indicators of economic standing show significant weakness. These indicators may include such factors as unemployment, underemployment, home ownership rates, business formation rates, capital investment, changes in assessed valuations, percentage of substandard housing, out-migration and population loss now prevalent in some rural regions, and adverse impacts from rapid immigration prevalent in some border communities and regions.

What are your thoughts?
Do you believe our county or any of our communities are distressed? What about northwest Ohio? Or do you think we’re doing OK?
What steps would you take toward improving the local economy?

Are You A Team Player?

Food for thought from George Carlin:

I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’” Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the So-and-Sos,” take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant. :)


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