Casino township seeks authority to issue permits

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Franklin Township's decision to create a building department has some wondering whether there is any connection to the casino planned for western Franklin County.
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SuLee

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This whole casino thing is FUBAR.
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Anything to sock it to the casino is great. Thanks to weak leadership from Strickland Penn National got to write their own rules and regs. A disgrace!
Jeff

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Looks like Franklin Township wants some money kickbacks and going to try to overstep the City of Columbus of issuing permits.

If they would have built it downtown WHERE IT BELONGS, it would be ready to open its doors by now.
Go Franklin Twp

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Franklin Township needs to run with this as their sole project.
Do not let the weasels of Columbus (Mike Coleman and his band of theives on Council) get their hands on this.
Columbus does like they have everywhere else to take the tax money and run.
Do you really think that Franklin Township area will get any better city services with Columbus.
I can show you my street that will get NO snow removal after we just go 6 inches on the ground.
Keep the tax money, and improve the area yourself.
steve columbus

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Columbus can't even service the roads and citizens of the City..... Columbus sevices suck. Roads with potholes and not paved for years, can't even clear roads so people can get to work on time and safe.. See many service trucks running around with 2 to 3 guys in truck ?? Could be spreading some salt has they go down road??? Be creative Cols. instead of building 60 mil brdiges and and park downtown that no one will visit except at night to sleep.
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LadyTara8 wrote:
Anything to sock it to the casino is great. Thanks to weak leadership from Strickland Penn National got to write their own rules and regs. A disgrace!
you idiot anti casino people need to give it a rest. it's not getting old, it is old.

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Why would anyone want to be annexed into the city of Columbus with its high taxes. Let the casino stay in the township and save not only the casino money but also the hundreds of employees working there also.
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steve columbus wrote:
Columbus can't even service the roads and citizens of the City..... Columbus sevices suck. Roads with potholes and not paved for years, can't even clear roads so people can get to work on time and safe.. See many service trucks running around with 2 to 3 guys in truck ?? Could be spreading some salt has they go down road??? Be creative Cols. instead of building 60 mil brdiges and and park downtown that no one will visit except at night to sleep.
Try reporting the potholes and road issues - call 311. They are usually very quick to respond for road repairs unless it is wet out. Don't just complain get involved.
Publius

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Someone needs to remind the government poobahs that the Ohio Constitution grants the casino the right to build in Central Ohio.
Undue interference from either the state or city government should be swiftly met with litigation !!
Time for the politicians to put their hands back into their own pockets.

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you know anything new having to do with this casino is going to have negative affects on the people who live here. taxes are going to be increased and go straight to these clowns.
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UserNameTaken wrote:
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Try reporting the potholes and road issues - call 311. They are usually very quick to respond for road repairs unless it is wet out. Don't just complain get involved.
Yeah Right!

My neighborhood never gets snow plows or salt. When the do the drive in after it is packed down and have their blades up and do not drop snow.
That way the GPS tells that the driver was there.
The driver did manage to talk on his cell phone for 20 minutes and have a cigarette on the clock.

Since: Jun 10

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Jan 21, 2011
 
Is Penn National running local politics?
Are the locals running local politics?
How much will this controversy cost Penn National in campaign contributions?
Watch you local newspaper for the next installment in this exciting story.
Bill

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It's in Franklin Township and they were kind enough to work with the City of Columbus and take this business and then annex a little of their land into Columbus. They should be allowed to control the rest of the development within their township. Does one think the city of Columbus would let anyone come in and do this to them? Turn about is fair play.
Enzyte Bob

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Bill wrote:
It's in Franklin Township and they were kind enough to work with the City of Columbus and take this business and then annex a little of their land into Columbus. They should be allowed to control the rest of the development within their township. Does one think the city of Columbus would let anyone come in and do this to them? Turn about is fair play.
Given how Columbus has virtually no building standards and allows crappy developments to go up everywhere, I don't see how this would be a bad thing. Franklin Township will probably have more control and demand higher development standards from everyone. They won't allow another slum like what's on Brice Rd. to go up. They will force people to use brick instead of tilt wall or concrete block, like every other suburb does.
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steve columbus wrote:
Columbus can't even service the roads and citizens of the City..... Columbus sevices suck. Roads with potholes and not paved for years, can't even clear roads so people can get to work on time and safe.. See many service trucks running around with 2 to 3 guys in truck ?? Could be spreading some salt has they go down road??? Be creative Cols. instead of building 60 mil brdiges and and park downtown that no one will visit except at night to sleep.
It's a shame but it's true, why would anyone in their right mind ever vacation here? Columbus, creative? Now that's just hilarious. I've never lived in a city that never gets anything right, anything.
Jim

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Most of these townships should be abolished. They should be absorbed into the county, see the duplication getting ready to occur?
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Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Given how Columbus has virtually no building standards and allows crappy developments to go up everywhere, I don't see how this would be a bad thing. Franklin Township will probably have more control and demand higher development standards from everyone. They won't allow another slum like what's on Brice Rd. to go up. They will force people to use brick instead of tilt wall or concrete block, like every other suburb does.
Columbus is the epitome of crappy cookie cutter developments, what do you expect?
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Try reporting the potholes and road issues - call 311. They are usually very quick to respond for road repairs unless it is wet out. Don't just complain get involved.
I just use the online system... Works here without a problem.
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hahahahahahahaha. Columbus done poked the pooch on this deal. Franklin Township sees dollar signs so they're going to go ahead and help Penn National cut the city out of the loop. Then Columbus will be left with no revenue. In fact, Columbus stands to lose money as vistors and residents spend a signifcant (if not all) of their entertainment dollars in Franklin TWP. Nice job!

The best Columbus can hope for is some kind of fee when the casino shuttles pick people up infront of the convention center.

And guess what? You still have a vacant lot that requires an expensive environmental clean up before it can be developed where Nationwide dead ends into the Olentangy. Penn National is stuck with that dirty old lot for now, but they can hold onto that for as long as they like. Eventually the city will want to put in a hotel or something on that site and they'll give some developer big tax abatements to do it. Then they have to go back to the negotiating table with Penn. That's great. Another possibility is Columbus Crew Stadium. A lot of people talk about moving that stadium (it actually can be disassembled and moved) near Huntington Park. Guess who owns a piece of property that could accomodate that stadium and a few parking garages?

City honchos worked with Penn to develop a casino in the Arena District. It was all behind the scenes but that's why Penn picked that site and wrote that into the ballot. Then the McConnells and the Dispatch got cranky and a handful of hipsters joined the fray. Coleman backed off, he didn't want to back Penn up so he stabbed them in the back. Now Penn is returning the favor. They're going to build a casino that sucks money away from the AD and Franklin Twp will reap the rewards.

Classic.
Enzyte Bob

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Queen City King wrote:
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Columbus is the epitome of crappy cookie cutter developments, what do you expect?
Oh yeah. Cincinnazi is such an architectural gem. Ever been to Fields Ertel lately?

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