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Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - May 15, 1986, Elyria, Ohio Elyria Ohio the chronicle Telegram thursday May the colourful newspaper 52 pages 25 cents Lorain officials Scurry to meet deadlines for waterfront hotel Grant by Debbie Courtright Ami Linn Grossman it stuff writer Lorain City officials Are scrambling to meet a Midnight Friday deadline to apply for a million Federal Grant to help fund the proposed 910 million. 175-room-hotel Complex near Lorain s Harbor. Council will meet in special session at 7 tonight to discuss the Urban development action Grant meanwhile in another Harbor project Spitzer great lakes Ltd. Has applied to the . Army corps of engineers for permission to install 114 floating docks along the dry docks at the former a ship Yards to Moor at least 200 boats. The shipyards Are just South of the proposed hotel Complex. Our preliminary conversations with the applicant indicated the work would Start As soon As possible and be completed by september said biologist Kathy Kurtz of the army corps District office at Buffalo of the Spitzer proposal. She said that since those conversations some question has come up about the structural soundness of existing dry docks which might delay construction. My Best estimate would be next year next boating season work would be Kurtz said. Al Spitzer spokes Man for Spitzer great lakes could not be com ment. The seemingly sudden inter est in development of the Lorain Harbor area stems from plans by the corps to install a protective break Wall in the outer Harbor this year. The break Wall has been considered the key step required before further Harbor area development could occur. The requirements for apply ing for the Udag Grant for the hotel Complex have apparently meanwhile Spitzer great lakes has applied for an of to install 114 floating docks to Moor at least 200 boats just South of the hotel Complex proposed by a second group. Put Lorain Council in High gear. The application requires that a Council meeting be held that the land declared an Urban redevelopment site by an Ordi Nance that a Resolution be approved authorizing the. Mayor and developers to file an application and that two Public hearings be held before the paperwork is sent to the Federal government. I told them More Likely the sky will fall before they could meet the deadline with those Udag said Lorain county commissioner George Koury jr., who briefed Council members about the need for the special meeting tonight. Nevertheless the two Public hearings required have been scheduled for 4 and . Friday in the Council Chambers at Lorain City Hall. The proposed development would be East of the Bascule Bridge in the Lakeside Avenue area. The project would also include a Marina. George Koury said attorneys Pat Riley and Leo Koury his Cousin tuesday asked his advice on How to go about meeting the Udag deadline. They called me into the office tuesday afternoon and told me they were involved with a group who has a major development project for Lorain. They said the developers were made up of individuals who were involved in these kinds of projects throughout the coun Koury said. He said the two told him there was a hotel Developer who has built 23 hotels and is based in Atlanta a restaurant Developer and others who were involved in the Sandusky Bay Harbor project. There also were Lorain county investors who did not want to be he said. Leo Koury and Riley were told by one of the developers advisors tuesday that they should get the Udag application into the Federal government by Midnight Friday he said. There Are two Udag dead lines and july 16. The turn to Page a-4 Michael j. Fox rocks Cleveland area folks Aren t the Only ones convinced of Cleveland s love for Rock v Roll. Michael j. Fox in town to make a movie about trying to join a Rock band told a press conference wednesday he Cali feel the City s love for the music he talked about movie at Cleveland s Manhollan beside Fox is co Star Michael Mckean better known and Shirleu it pfc Oil by Eraser _ new pools Moke big splash workers Rake Stone As they prepare to pour Concrete for a new swimming Pool deck at South Park. The City pools will open june 14. Three of the Parks have new pools and Bath houses. C t photo by Gene Krebs by Scott sleek it staff writer Elyria swimmers can expect a different look at local pools this summer. The City Parks and recreation department will show off new pools and bathhouses at three of the City s neighbourhood Parks when the swim season opens june 14, director Phil Innis said. The improvements Are expected to draw larger crowds to the Parks he said. They be got new Pool facilities that we expect Are going to last 20 to 30 he said. We feel Many More people Are going to take advantage of them and use a new larger Pool has been built at West Park to replace the old one which was closed last summer after City officials declared it unsafe. Two old pools at East Park have been replaced with a single Large one and a new Pool at South Park was built. New bathhouses also have been added at those three Parks. Additional space includes a manager s office first Aid station and a Concession stand Innis said. The old bathhouses were too Small and the plumbing fixtures and doors were deteriorating Innis explained. Other additions at the pools include an adult viewing area by the wading pools and a covered area on the Concrete deck for those who want to stay out of the Sun. Each Pool will have More deck space and a Lawn area for sunbathing Innis said. All the pools have new filtration and circulation systems he added. The City decided last year to borrow Money to replace the aging pools and upgrade Park turn to Page a-4 inside outside accent. C5-8 amherst.b3 auctions.d9-10 business.c3 dear abby.f7 editorial.f8 entertainment.d7 etc.f7 sports. Dl-6 television.d8 wellington.b8 Darhun Cheon specials train station 424 East River tonight showers and thunderstorms. Low in Low 60s. The Chance of rain is 80 percent. Mostly Cloudy Friday with 40 percent Chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in upper 70s. Details on Page a-3 today s chuckle it s hard to hear Opportunity knocking when temptation is tearing Down the Side of the House. Huntley Heads mid View schools she s first woman superintendent in Lorain county got your entry in Beulah Coates has Faith. Randall Milota does t. And Cindi Rigg is caught in the Middle. But they All have one thing in common they re among the some 100 baseball fans who already have sent in entries in the it s citizens night contest to guess the attendance at the indians Blue jays game on May 23. Closest guess wins four Box seats and four Pewter Mug lunches for the indians Angels game on june 7. Coates she says the indians will draw close to a sellout on May 23. We won t Tell you her exact number though. Who knows she May Well be a clairvoyant. Milota this Elyria entrant thinks the tribe will draw practically zilch that night under Rigg from Berea pegs the attendance at a Little Over deadline for entries to be received at the it sports department is noon tuesday May 20. They must be on forms clipped from the it no photocopies. Youll find the entry form on Page a-6 today. Just fill it in and mail it to chronicle Telegram sports contest to Box 4010, Elyria o. 44036. Or drop it off at our switchboard. By Nedra Bozman it staff writer Grafton a woman was named superintendent of the mid View school District by the Board of education wednesday night. According to the Lorain county Board of education Linda Huntley is the first woman superintendent in the county s history. She will take Over at mid View on aug. 1 at an annual salary of her contract runs through july i m delighted i m looking Forward to a Good Hunt Ley told Board members teach ers and residents at the meeting. Mid View has a Good she said. I had heard of mid View even though i live on the other Side of Cleve Huntley 44, comes to mid View from Windham where she has been superintendent since 1984. Windham in Portage county is about 10 Miles West of Warren. Huntley had been a classroom teacher and a principal in Brecksville Broadview Heights and principal in Cuya hoga Heights before assuming the superintendency at Windham. We Are delighted that mrs. Huntley has accepted our said Gary Carrothers mid View Board president. She brings to our District the blend of experience and knowledge for which the Board has been looking. All the candidates received strict scrutiny and mrs. Huntley s qualifications matched the needs of our District better than any other candidate Huntley is a doctoral degree candidate at Kent state univer sity where she also received undergraduate and master s degrees. She and her husband Robert an elementary principal in the Mayfield school District have two daughters Leslie Ann 24, who works in advertising and Marilyn Leigh 22, who will turn to Page a-4 Linda Huntley de la Pena plans clinic at old nyc site by Debbie Courtright it staff writer Elyria the med clinic urgent care Center on Broad Street will move into the abandoned new York Central freight House on East River Street. Or. Raymundo de la Pena medical director of the Center bought the building for an undisclosed Price. I be had my eyes on this building for Many he said. It will be Good to do something for this Side of the the urgent care Center needs More space and there will be More parking at the East River Street site he added. The freight station was sold by Leon and Ted Altfeld whose original plans to remodel it into a restaurant and retail shop proved too costly. The 76-year-old building located just South of the Amtrak station has received National landmark designation from the Ohio historic preservation office. We have to restore the outside of the building exactly As it was with the possibility of adding a de la Pena said. He said he has signed the Sale papers but realtor Dick Demby who handled the Sale is out of town and the Deal has t been officially closed. De la Pena said he intends to renovate about Square feet of the building for the urgent care Center and later lease out the rest. I m just thrilled about it. It s going to be done in elegance and he added. I m going to have an artist draw me a sketch and i want to talk to the historical society about what i can do to the building. It will be something to look the building once was used for the unloading and storage of freight that was delivered to retailers in the area

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