County dis­cusses pot­pourri of busi­ness at hand

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Keith Reynolds kreynolds@morn­ingjour­ @MJ_kreynolds on Twit­ter

Lorain County com­mis­sion­ers didn’t have much busi­ness on the agenda for their Nov. 7 meet­ing, so much of it was made up of dis­cus­sion of the pre­vi­ous day’s elec­tion.

Of the county busi­ness dis­cussed, the com­mis­sion­ers ap­proved a lease agree­ment for Ohio Means Jobs Lorain County, 42495 North Ridge Road in Elyria Town­ship, retroac­tively dated from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

The to­tal rent for the 21,204-square-foot build­ing is $22,688 for the year.

Com­mis­sion­ers also ac­cepted the im­prove­ments to Bar­ring­ton Park Sub­di­vi­sion 8 on be­half Ea­ton Town­ship.

As part of the com­pleted con­struc­tion, Bar­ring­ton Drive was ex­tended .152 miles and Bex­ley Drive was ex­tended .032 miles.

In other news, both his fel­low com­mis­sion­ers and County Ad­min­is­tra­tor James Cordes con­grat­u­lated Com­mis­sioner Matt Lundy on his Nov. 6 elec­tion vic­tory over two chal­lengers.

The group also took the op­por­tu­nity to com­mis­er­ate over the fail­ure of the coun­ty­wide levy to fund Re­cov­ery One, a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ser­vices cen­ter meant to be placed in the old Golden Acres Re­tire­ment Home, 45999 North Ridge Road in Amherst Town­ship.

“I think with the lim­ited re­sources we had, we made a good run at it and the per­cent­ages weren’t close, but it was some­thing I was watch­ing all night,” Cordes said. “We have to have a con­ver­sa­tion go­ing for­ward in the fu­ture on what we’re go­ing to do there and how we’re go­ing to do it.”

Com­mis­sioner Lori Kokoski also shared her dis­ap­point­ment with the levy’s fail­ure.

“I think we ran a solid cam­paign,” Kokoski said. “Our core group put in a lot of time and ef­fort into this, and I think it showed. Even though it didn’t win, over 50,000 peo­ple voted to sup­port it.”

Ac­cord­ing to un­of­fi­cial re­sults from the Lorain County Board of Elec­tions, 56,918 votes were cast against the levy while 52,159 were in sup­port of it.

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