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Chronoloy of Approvals for Avon Commons .........page 1

NOVEMBER, 1997

11-97: While initial presentations for Avon Commons are underway, Avon Council President Ed Krystowski pushes through a wetlands ordinance, frustrating developers who find that a few large puddles can stop them from building. This ordinance was repealed on 6-28-99.
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1-98: At the expense of Avon's taxpayers, Krystowski seeks a second opinion to contradict the ruling by the Avon Zoning Officer and the Avon Law Director that all provisions of C-3 apply in C-2 if the project is more than 10 acres. This "second opinion" has never been made public.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sjto398.htm#second

NEWS ARTICLE from the MORNING JOURNAL (1-7-98) by Colleen Mytnick:
"Promenade developer Robert L. Stark, last night [1-6-98] said he and Cleveland Indians owner Richard Jacobs could develop a shopping center amid an 800-acre site ...

Stark also took a swipe at a rival shopping mall and stated, 'There will not be two shopping centers here.' ... Stark said Avon Commons, an 80-acre strip mall proposed along Detroit Road by developer Mitchell Schneider, will 'wreak havoc' on the community. ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sjto398.htm#havoc

NEWS ARTICLE from the MORNING JOURNAL (1-23-98) by Colleen Mytnick:
"... two attorneys at the [Avon Planning Commission] meeting [1-21-98] -- Gerald W. Phillips and Timothy J. Grendell -- voiced their objections to Schneider's project and demanded that Planning Commission delay taking action on the proposal.

Grendell, who is well known in development circles for defending Kmart in a lawsuit against Westlake, claimed that while he has worked for Stark in the past he was at Wednesday's meeting only to support Phillips. Phillips also denied any involvement with Stark or Jacobs..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sjto398.htm#kmart

2-98: Despite the arguments of attorney Timothy Grendell, assisted by Gerald Phillips, the Avon Zoning Board of Appeals upholds the Zoning Officer and the Law Director.
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Chronoloy of Approvals for Avon Commons .........page 2

MARCH, 1998

NEWS ARTICLE from the MORNING JOURNAL (3-3-98) by Colleen Mytnick:
"AVON -- Robert L. Stark and his 'DREAM TEAM of experts' made their Avon debut at last night's [3-2-98] Avon City Council meeting where they pitched their 800-acre development in front of more than 100 residents. ...

NEWS ARTICLE from the CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM (3-3-98) by Mike Sakal

... Stark was joined at the meeting by a lineup of consultants. They included Jay Gardner from Metro One Design who helped draft the city's master plan. Also attending the meeting on behalf of the [Stark/Jacobs] project was Charles Ellison, a professor of planning from the University of Cincinnati, Tom Elmer of Deloitte & Touche, an accounting, auditing and real estate consulting firm, Bill Burges of Burges and Burges Strategists of Cleveland, and Patrick Bowman of NBBJ, a national architectural firm. ...."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sjto398.htm#bowman

NEWS ARTICLE from the MORNING JOURNAL (3-24-98) by Colleen Mytnick:
"Attorney ... [Timothy Grendell] succeeded in stopping the city's approval process for Mitchell Schneider's 84-acre Avon Commons strip mall -- at least temporarily. Lorain County Commons Pleas Judge Thomas Janas yesterday granted ... a stay order which, if upheld, will prevent the Avon Planning Commission from approving part of Schneider's project tomorrow night [3-25-98]."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj3to6.htm#favors

4-9-98: Krystowski is accused of moving forward with a land deal with developer David DiBenedetto of Westlake who had an interest in a project [now called Vista] proposed by developer Robert Stark and Cleveland Indians owner Richard E. Jacobs.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj4a99.htm#accused

5-8-98: Led by Krystowski, 5 members of Council file affidavits in the court of Judge Thomas Janas stating that 85 acres on Detroit Road is not zoned for large shopping centers.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj3to6.htm#file

5-11-98: Krystowski proposes that Council hire the law firm of Squire, Sanders and Dempsey to represent 5 councilpersons submitting affidavits, against Avon.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj3to6.htm#hire

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL By JOYCE McCARTNEY "May 11, 1998: Councilmen Shaun Brady and Jack Kilroy publicly accuse Krystowski of trying to stall the proposed Avon Commons shopping center in order to give rival developer Richard Jacobs an advantage ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj6a99.htm#61199

5-26-98: Krystowski resigns from the Avon Council.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj3to6.htm#resigns

6-2-98: Krystowski (also Jacobs) attorney Tom Smith, head of the Lorain County Board of Elections, files an affidavit from former Planning Commission member Dawn West, opposing the ruling by the Avon Zoning Officer and the Avon Law Director that all provisions of C-3 apply in C-2 if the project is more than 10 acres, in the Court of Judge Thomas Janas, just days before Janas is to decide the fate of Avon Commons.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj3to6.htm#affidavit

6-8-98: Krystowski (and Jacobs) attorney Tom Smith, along with Timothy Grendell, accompanied by Gerald Phillips, win a decision against the City of Avon in which Judge Janas overthrows Avon's zoning law and stops Avon Commons.
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JULY, 1998

NEWS ARTICLE from the MORNING JOURNAL (7-3-98) by Colleen Mytnick:
"AVON -- Developer Mitchell Schneider wants voters to decide the fate of his Avon Commons strip mall, ... If City Council rezoned the land, Jacobs and Stark would quickly put a referendum on the November ballot to fight Avon Commons."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj6to9.htm

NEWS ARTICLE from the MORNING JOURNAL (9-12-98) by Colleen Mytnick:
"Avon -- Developer David DiBenedetto is attempting to acquire land across the street from the proposed Avon Commons shopping center -- a move that has raised suspicions he is either planning a strip mall of his own or pretending to do so in an attempt to cast a negative light on Avon Commons. ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj6to9.htm#dibene

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 10-8-98, By COLLEEN MYTNICK, Morning Journal Writer
"AVON -- A project by a group of urban planning college students has fueled suspicions by the Avon Commons developer that rival developers are working to convince residents to vote against his proposed strip mall issue at the Nov. 3 election ...

The students' professor, Charles Ellison, was hired previously by developers Richard Jacobs and Robert Stark ... Avon Mayor Jim Smith, however, said he's happy with his city's comprehensive plan and wondered why the university students are in such a hurry to gather information.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj1098.htm#ellison

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 10-17-98, By COLLEEN MYTNICK, Morning Journal Writer
"AVON -- Developers Richard Jacobs and Robert Stark have formed a political action committee this week in an attempt to stop the rival Avon Commons shopping center from succeeding at the Nov. 3 ballot. ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj1098.htm#stop

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 11-4-98, By COLLEEN MYTNICK, Morning Journal Writer
"AVON -- The proposed Avon Commons shopping center was narrowly defeated last night [by 47 votes] -- a result which project developer Mitchell Schneider blames on an intense, last-minute campaign waged by rival developers Richard Jacobs and Robert Stark. ..." [Stark and Jacobs spent almost $50,000 to defeat Avon Commons.]
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj1198.htm

NEWS ARTICLE from THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM (11-5-98) By Mike Sakal
"... On Wednesday, Schneider said he would consider scaling back the Avon Commons project so it would fit current zoning at the site along Detroit Road near Interstate 90 east of Center Road. That would mean smaller stores [Avon Business Park and Park Square Shopping Center]..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj1198.htm#scaling

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Chronoloy of Approvals for Avon Commons .........page 4

JANUARY, 1999

1-99: On opening real estate tax bills, it is discovered that THE VALUATIONS OF BENNETT AND SMITH PARCELS (site of the proposed Avon Commons) WERE ENORMOUSLY INCREASED in 1998. Some 1998 Smith tax valuations are more than 1000% greater than the 1997 real estate valuations.

Valuation data supplied by the Lorain County Treasurer indicate that NO PARCEL OPTIONED BY A JACOBS ENTITY for the "Vista" project (1,000,000 square feet of retail floor space) HAD A VALUATION INCREASE FROM 1997 TO 1998.

No land east of State Route 83 in Avon was zoned for shopping centers after Judge Thomas Janas' decision against Avon on June 8, 1998. First Interstate and the Jacobs Group both faced referendum elections on the land they each had optioned. Why was land under option to Jacobs in 1998 favored with no increase in real estate tax valuation?

Smith parcel -015-103-002 second half 1997 tax was $639.19 (due in July 1998).

Smith parcel -015-103-002 first half 1998 tax was $10,852.77 (due in January, 1999).


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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj800.htm#091100

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 1-13-99, By COLLEEN MYTNICK, Morning Journal Writer
"AVON - An Avon resident has begun a last-ditch drive to revive the proposed Avon Commons shopping center ... former Avon Schools Superintendent Bob Barnhart said ... 'I am in the very early stages ... we're at least going to give it our best effort.' ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj199.htm#barnhart

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 2-2-99, By COLLEEN MYTNICK, Morning Journal Writer
"AVON -- A Center Road resident has started a drive that he hopes will permanently kill the Avon Commons shopping center by rezoning its Detroit Road land so that only homes can be built there. The resident, Robert Ryant, filed a petition in city hall yesterday ... He said he has hired anti-Avon Commons attorney Gerald Phillips for legal help. ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj299.htm#only

NEWS ARTICLE from THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM (2-2-99) By Mike Sakal
"...Taylor "Jack'' Smith ... said he is suspicious of the timing of Ryant's petition. "I think that Stark and Jacobs have a hand in this,'' Smith said. "That's my take on it. I can't prove it, but I don't like the timing of all of this. I think it's to confuse people at the ballot again.'' ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj299.htm#ryant

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MARCH, 1999

NEWS ARTICLE from The PRESS, 3-3-99, By JoAnne Easterday
"AVON -- At a marathon meeting [2-25-99] which lasted until after midnight, the [Avon] Zoning Board of Appeals denied ... [the Grendell and] Phillips' ... appeal concerning the buffering of Avon Business Park

... To support his contention that there was insufficient buffering Phillips introduced and questioned Steven Targove, who said he had a B. S. in landscape architecture ...

Sheldon Burns, attorney for First Interstate Development and Mitchell Schneider, disclosed that Targove was a practicing attorney with the firm of Grendell and Targove. Burns stated that Timothy Grendell had represented Robert Stark in the past ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj399a.htm#targove

OHIO SUPREME COURT DECISION: JUNE 1, 1999, SPECIAL ELECTION, AVON, OHIO
On March 2, 1999, intervening respondents Robert Barnhart and Avon Citizens Committee for Avon Commons (``Avon Citizens Committee'') filed an initiative petition proposing an ordinance amending the zoning classification of an 85.8507-acre parcel of land located in the city of Avon from C-2 to C-3, which would permit greater commercial development of the land ...

On the same date that Barnhart and Avon Citizens Committee filed the petition, representatives of relators, The Ryant Committee, ... [Gerald Phillips] photocopied the petition.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/av/scourt.htm#Prop1

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 3-6-99, By COLLEEN MYTNICK, Morning Journal Writer
"AVON -- A judge set a trial date [4-16-99] yesterday for ... attorney Gerald Phillips [and Timothy Grendell's] ... suit against Schneider and the city of Avon claiming the Detroit Road land should not have been cleared while an appeal regarding the developer's landscape buffering plans was pending in front of the city zoning board of appeals.

But the Avon zoning board ruled last week Schneider's plan to use a fence and trees to screen his proposed Detroit Road office complex from Center Road residents was adequate ... While the buffering question may have been at least temporarily resolved, Phillips said there are other issues -- such as wetlands ... which must be decided in court. Until they are, Phillips has asked a judge to order no further activity on the land...

If Avon Commons is approved by voters at the special June 1 election, Schneider said he will abandon the current pending alternate plans."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj399a.htm#pending

OHIO SUPREME COURT DECISION: JUNE 1, 1999, SPECIAL ELECTION, AVON, OHIO
On March 10, 1999, Avon Clerk of Council Patricia A. Vierkorn certified the sufficiency of the petition for purposes of the special election by determining that it contained two thousand thirty-nine valid signatures.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/av/scourt.htm#Prop1

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MARCH, 1999 (continued)

NEWS ARTICLE from THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM (3-24-99) By Mike Sakal
"AVON - ...A group of residents who oppose Avon Commons...is collecting signatures to have the Avon Commons site rezoned ... residential ... They hope to ... place the issue on the November [1999] election ballot. The deadline is Aug. 19 [1999]."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj3b99.htm#deadline

OHIO SUPREME COURT DECISION: JUNE 1, 1999, SPECIAL ELECTION, AVON, OHIO
On March 24, the city council transmitted certified copies of Ordinance No. 62-99 to respondent Lorain County Board of Elections for placement of the proposed rezoning ordinance on the ballot for the June 1 special election.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/av/scourt.htm#Prop3

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 3-27-99, By JOYCE McCARTNEY, Morning Journal Writer
ELYRIA - ... Attorneys for ... First Interstate Development have asked [3-25-99] Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Edward Zaleski to disqualify the two attorneys [Grendell and Phillips] because they are violating the Code of Professional Responsibility ...

The motion claims Phillips has a conflict ... because he has testified at public hearings on factual issues involving the development. Grendell's conflict arose when his law partner, Steve Targove, testified as an expert witness ... "
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj3b99.htm#conflict

NEWS ARTICLE from THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM (3-28-99) By Mike Sakal
"...In addition to the motion to disqualify the two attorney's, Schneider also filed a lawsuit against the city Thursday claiming that the city's wetlands ordinance is unconstitutional. ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj3b99.htm#uncon

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 3-30-99, By COLLEEN MYTNICK, Morning Journal Writer
"AVON - Developer Mitchell Schneider filed a counter claim [3-25-99] ...:

[1] Phillips maliciously interfered with Schneider's right to petition government ...

[2] Phillips filed his lawsuit [2-23-99] against Schneider in an effort to aid rival developers Richard Jacobs and Robert Stark ...

[3] Phillips' misconduct has made it difficult for Schneider to conduct business and caused 'substantial damages' ...

[4] Phillips' case against Schneider 'possesses no legitimate basis in law' and his claims cannot be supported by fact ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj3b99.htm#malice

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APRIL, 1999

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 4-1-99, By COLLEEN MYTNICK, Morning Journal Writer
"AVON - Attorney Gerald Phillips filed a notice of protest with the Lorain County Board of Elections this week claiming the petitions collected to put the Avon Commons shopping center back on the ballot were improperly validated ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj3b99.htm#valid

OHIO SUPREME COURT DECISION: JUNE 1, 1999, SPECIAL ELECTION, AVON, OHIO
On April 13, the counsel for the board conducted a preliminary hearing... At the hearing, the board's director noted that the board had determined that the petition contained two thousand seventy-five valid signatures, i.e., more than the 1,959 valid signatures required for the June 1 special election ...

At the preliminary hearing, intervening respondent First Interstate Development Company1 (``First Interstate'') objected to relators' failure to specify their objections to the initiative petition in their protest and noted the following:

``The problem is we have no idea which signatures on which petitions that {relators} find to be defective, ..."

Relators [Timothy Grendell and Gerald Phillips] responded that they would not provide this information until the board so ordered because they deemed the information to be their attorney work product.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/av/scourt.htm#Prop4

NEWS ARTICLE from THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM (4-16-99) By Mike Sakal
"... Common Pleas Court Judge Edward Zaleski on Wednesday [4-14-99] disqualified attorneys Gerald Phillips of Avon and Timothy Grendell of Independence ..." [Zaleski's decision stated that Phillips cannot act as both counsel and as a fact witness.]
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj4a99.htm#disqual

NEWS ARTICLE from The PRESS, 4-21-99, By JoAnne Easterday
"AVON - ... At last week's special Planning Commission meeting [4-14-99] ... First Interstate Development received a favorable recommendation of the ... sanitary sewer ... that could serve either proposed use of the site for Avon Business Park or Avon Commons ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj4b99.htm#sewer

OHIO SUPREME COURT DECISION: JUNE 1, 1999, SPECIAL ELECTION, AVON, OHIO
On April 15, the board, pursuant to its authority under R.C. 3501.11(J) to compel the production of evidence and in order to identify relators' specific claims before conducting a protest hearing, requested that relators provide certain evidence by April 23.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/av/scourt.htm#Prop5

OHIO SUPREME COURT DECISION: JUNE 1, 1999, SPECIAL ELECTION, AVON, OHIO
On April 23, relators provided a response to the board's request for more specific objections.
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MAY, 1999

OHIO SUPREME COURT DECISION: JUNE 1, 1999, SPECIAL ELECTION, AVON, OHIO
On May 3, the board's counsel sent a facsimile copy of a preliminary protest investigation report in which the board's director tentatively concluded that most of relators' specified challenges were meritless.

On May 7, after the board's previously imposed deadline had expired, relators notified the board that a handwriting expert would testify at the May 10 protest hearing.

On May 10, the board conducted an initial protest hearing before two of its four members. One of the board members [Tom Smith] had recused himself due to a conflict of interest and another member was not present. The board proceeded with the hearing, and relators refused to have their expert testify because of the presence of only two board members.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/av/scourt.htm#Prop5

NEWS ARTICLE from THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM (5-18-99) By Joe Mosbrook Jr.
"AVON - ... On Thursday, [5-13-99] attorneys Gerald Phillips and Timothy Grendell filed a motion with the Ohio Supreme Court asking it to stop the County Board of Elections from conducting the [June 1,] election..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj5a99.htm#court"

NEWS ARTICLE from THE PLAIN DEALER, 5-21-99, By Rich Exner
"ELYRIA - The Lorain County Board of Elections yesterday [5-20-99] unanimously rejected ... in 3-0 votes ... the petition challenge and certified the election. [Jacobs attorney] Tom Smith excused himself from the hearing because of a conflict. He has served as an attorney on cases with Phillips [and Grendell, in particular the case resulting in the overthrow of Avon's zoning law on 6-8-98 by Judge Thomas Janas]."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj5a99.htm#reject

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 5-22-99, By TOM GERMUSKA, JR. and MORGAN LEWIS, JR., Morning Journal Writers
"The state's high court ruled yesterday [5-21-99] that the Lorain County Board of Elections will tabulate Avon's election results but must not make them public. After votes are counted, the ballots and results will be impounded ..."
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EDITORIAL from THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM, 5-23-99
" ... We hope the voters will say no again in the June 1 special election ... Voters also shouldn't ignore the potential impact of the Vista development Richard Jacobs proposes just down the road... the commercial portion of that development would dwarf Avon Commons ... The City is not prevented from changing the zoning ... Perhaps a mixed use would be best with some residential ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj5b99.htm#vista

NEWS ARTICLE from THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM, 5-27-99, By Joe Mosbrook Jr.
"[Assistant County Prosecutor] Gerald Innes, who represents the Board of Elections, ... filed a 25-page brief Monday [5-24-99] to the Ohio Supreme Court charging Phillips "made knowingly false statements ...'' "
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj5b99.htm#lied

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JUNE, 1999

NEWS ARTICLE from THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM, 6-1-99, By Joe Mosbrook Jr. "Phillips said today that he will be at the Board of Elections tonight to ensure those results remain secret. ''If for some reason something leaks out, I'm going to the Supreme Court with a contempt order,'' he said. ''If any of that hits the street, I'll know who leaked it out.''"
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj5b99.htm#leaks

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 6-24-99, By SARAH FENSKE, Morning Journal Writer
"In a unanimous verdict yesterday [6-23-99], the Supreme Court ... commanded the Lorain County Board of Elections to release election results, which showed that a decisive 60 percent of voters said yes to the 83-acre project, according to unofficial results. A total of 2,049 votes were in favor, with 1,345 against ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj6b99.htm#62499

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 6-29-99, By SARAH FENSKE, Morning Journal Writer
"AVON -- Avon City Council [6-28-99] voted unanimously to repeal its 2-year-old wetlands ordinance, sending a less-rigid policy to the Avon Planning Commission for consideration ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj6b99.htm#62999

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 7-15-99, By SARAH FENSKE, Morning Journal Writer
"...Schneider, president of First Interstate Development, presented basic plans for the 85-acre shopping center on Detroit Road just east of SR 83 to the Planning Commission, ... 'I don't think anything prevents us from suspending the rules and acting on it next week,' said Paul Burik, acting chairman of the Planning Commission ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj799.htm#71499

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 7-22-99, By SARAH FENSKE, Morning Journal Writer
"AVON -- Preliminary plans for Avon Commons retail development received unanimous approval from the city's Planning Commission last night [7-21-99], as the public hearing for the 85-acre shopping center drew criticism from just one individual, ... Gerald Phillips ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj799.htm#72299

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AUGUST, 1999

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, By SARAH FENSKE, 8-10-99, Morning Journal Writer
'AVON -- Avon Commons is left with one final step in its approval process by city officials after Council voted unanimously to approve the project's subdivider's agreement last night [8-9-99] ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj899.htm#81099

NEWS ARTICLE from The PRESS, By Bud Henderson, 9-1-99
[Graczyk declares himself for Jacobs] "... Although he opposes more retail development, he [Graczyk] is in favor of Avon Vista because Dick Jacobs, the developer, has included an I-90 exit at Nagel Road as part of his plan.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj999.htm#90199

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, By SARAH FENSKE, 9-9-99, Morning Journal Writer
"AVON -- ... Schneider, president of First Interstate Development, informally presented the site plan for the 85-acre shopping center to commission members, seeking feedback ..."
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj999.htm#90999

NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, By SARAH FENSKE, 9-23-99, Morning Journal Writer
AVON -- The Avon Commons shopping center received its final planning commission approval last night, ending two years of presentation and debate about the major retail development.
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http://www.centurytel.net/tjs11/janas/sj999.htm#92399

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