Monthly Archives: November 2015

City Wide Hotel Licensure Ordinance Passed

City Council passed the Hotel licensure ordinance, Nov. 16, 15. This will be effective January 1, 2016.
This is a big accomplishment and will require hotels to be licensed thus it will let the hotel owners know what they have to do to run & keep a hotel/motel open. If they do not keep their hotel/motel clean, and do everything they can to deter prostitution, drug deals etc. they can be shut down much more quickly than they have been the last 3 years.

We are still not done. Working on SB 201 which adds Violence to the old Nuisance Law. Right now we have the following “lobbying groups” disagreeing with some wording; however they would not go on record before the Senate XXX Committee. It appears to me un-fair. If we, the resident’s, Police & Prosecutors went on record why don’t they? Would it look like they are “for violence?” – I sure hope not. The following are the groups that are trying to drag this bill out in hopes of it crashing. This group, in my opinion, does not understand, or does not want to understand the bill. I am not giving up and will continue to work to get SB 201 passed. If you would like to contact your representative and ask them to do what they can to get this bill passed, then go for it.

This bill DOES NOT “throw out” innocent victims. A 1 time violence occurrence would not close them down. It also has to go into court and do you think a judge would close anyplace down and throw anyone out on 1 occurrence, or even 2.

The list of “the IP’s” (interested parties, lobby groups):

*Ohio State Bar Association; Ohio Domestic Violence Network, The Ohio Apartment Association; Ohio Farm Bureau; Ohio Retail Merchants; Ohio Judicial Conference and other nonprofits who provide housing for low income individuals who want to make sure that the language does not throw out innocent homeowners or could get victims of domestic violence evicted through no fault of their own.”

Solicitation Code

To see all codes go to and enter a search word, such as, solicitation

People knocking on your door are to have a permit & identification: (exceptions are: religious groups/schools/scouts)

525.11 – Information on permit; term; renewal.
Permits issued under this chapter shall bear:

* the name of the person or persons for whose benefit the solicitation or solicitations are to be made,

* the number of the permit,

* the date issued, the date the permit expires,

* and a statement that the permit does not constitute an endorsement by the city or by any of its departments, officers, or employees of the purpose or of the person conducting the solicitation.

Permit holders whose name begins with the letters A-B permit to solicit expires each January first. Permit holders whose name begins with the letters C-D permit to solicit expires each February first. Permit holders whose name begins with the letters E-F permit to solicit expires each March first. Permit holders whose name begins with the letters G-H permit to solicit expires each April first. Permit holders whose name begins with the letters I-J permit to solicit expires each June first. Permit holders whose name begins with the letters K-L permit to solicit expires each July first. Permit holders whose name begins with the letters M-N permit to solicit expires each August first. Permit holders whose name begins with the letters O-P permit to solicit expires each September first. Permit holders whose name begins with the letters Q-S permit to solicit expires each October first. Permit holders whose name begins with the letters T-V permit to solicit expires each November first. Permit holders whose name begins with the letters W-Z permit to solicit expires each December first.

525.15 – Solicitation by radio, television, telephone, telegraph, mail, written material.
No person shall solicit any contributions by mail or any other written or published article, or over radio, television, telephone or telegraph unless such solicitation shall contain the name of the permit holder in whose name the solicitation is being made, the name of the person making the solicitation, if different from the permit holder, and a description of the purposes which the contribution being solicited will be put. When any solicitation is made by telephone, the solicitor shall upon request mail a written copy of the information required by C.C. 525.13 prior to accepting a contribution from every person who indicates a willingness to contribute.





Unwanted Telephone & Marketing Calls

The following came from so please use this web site and the web sites:

Do Not Call Registry: Preventing unwanted telemarketing calls
Have you been receiving a large number of solicitation telephone calls? The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) wants to remind Ohioans that they have the power to take charge of the number of telemarketing calls they receive.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have implemented a National Do Not Call Registry, making it illegal for telemarketers to contact you if you register your landline or wireless number.

How does the National Do Not Call Registry work?
By law, telemarketers must search the National Do Not Call Registry every 31 days and delete from their call lists any telephone numbers on the registry. If you continue to receive telemarketing calls even after you have registered your telephone number, you will be able to file a complaint with the FTC. A telemarketer who disregards the National Do Not Call Registry could be fined up to $16,000 for each call.

How do I register my telephone number?
You can register free of charge at or by calling toll-free (888) 382-1222. If you register by telephone, you must call from the telephone number you wish to register. All types of telephone numbers, including landline, wireless and Voice over Internet Protocol, may be registered.

One thing to note is scammers have been making telephone calls claiming to represent the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the registry. These calls are not coming from the registry or the FTC, and you should not respond to these calls.

Do I have to re-register my number every five years?
No. Originally, customers were required to re-register their number after five years on the registry, but the FCC changed this in 2008. Now, telemarketers are required to honor all registrations indefinitely, so the registrations will not automatically expire. Customers no longer need to re-register their numbers to continue their preference not to receive telemarketing calls.

Will this stop all telemarketing calls?
Businesses with which you have an established business relationship are not required to follow the do not call rules. They can call you for up to 18 months from your last purchase, payment or delivery, even if your number is on the National Do Not Call Registry. Companies with which you have made an inquiry or submitted an application can call you for three months, but if you ask a company not to call you, it must honor your request.

Callers soliciting charitable contributions do not have to search the National Do Not Call Registry. Calls regarding political and religious speech are also not subject to the do not call requirements.

To avoid such calls, read all fine print before filling out sweepstakes or other contest forms. You may be establishing a business relationship, giving the company permission to call you. You can also ask companies and organizations to place you on their internal do not call lists.

To reduce the amount of energy marketers contacting you, contact your current utility and/or supplier and request to be excluded from the “eligible” list. This list is made accessible to the marketers by law, but consumers can request to not be included.

What about my wireless phone?
Personal wireless phone users can add their numbers to the national registry. The government does not maintain a separate national wireless phone registry.

Telemarketing to wireless phone numbers has always been illegal in most cases and will continue to be so. FCC regulations prohibit telemarketers from using automated dialers to call wireless phone numbers. Automated dialers are in standard use in the telemarketing industry, so most telemarketers are barred from calling consumers on their wireless phones without their consent.

What is Ohio doing?
If you continue to receive unwanted telemarketing calls, you can file a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General in addition to the FTC.

Are there other protections against unwanted telemarketing calls?
The telemarketing rules prohibit deceptive and abusive telemarketing practices and protect you from late-night calls.

Calling times are restricted to 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Telemarketers must promptly tell you who they are calling for and if the call is a sales call or charitable solicitation.
Telemarketers must disclose all material information about the goods or services they are offering and terms of the sale. They are prohibited from lying about any terms of the offer.
Telemarketers must transmit caller ID information and are prohibited from blocking caller ID information.