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Boardman and Youngstown to discuss development districts

Published: Wed, July 24, 2013 @ 9:06 p.m.

Boardman and Youngstown to discuss development districts


While Austintown doesn’t want to create a joint economic development district with Youngstown for a racino under construction, the city has found a township interested in discussing the issue.

Boardman Township Administrator Jason Loree spoke last week with Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone about meeting to discuss the possibility of such districts in the township, both confirmed today.

Loree said he specifically wants to discuss districts for undeveloped industrial land on McClurg, Bev, Simon and Western Reserve roads.

The biggest problem in those areas is the lack of high-speed internet lines, Loree said.

State law permits cities and townships to form a JEDD to impose taxes in exchange for needed infrastructure. The income tax received by the township in those areas could be used to fund the internet lines, Loree said.

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1AtownAugie(891 comments)posted 3 years ago

Lest you forget, Boardman: "Will you walk into my parlor?" said the Spider to the Fly,

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2republicanRick(1735 comments)posted 3 years ago

Boardman is gradually turning into Youngstown so why not save time and just combine them.

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3DwightK(1537 comments)posted 3 years ago

So many opinions, so few facts.

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4JoeFromHubbard(1806 comments)posted 3 years ago

I left Boardman 40 years ago and have never regretted the move.

Too many of the undesirable elements of Youngstown have become ingrained in the township.

Now the city wants to extract money from Boardman and further reduce its quality?
Do not do this, Boardman.

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5NoBS(2826 comments)posted 3 years ago

I have to agree with mrrightsometimes - it's time for new trustees. If we wanted to be part of Youngstown, we'd move to Youngstown.

What possible benefit can Boardman get? Higher taxes, and nothing in return. The "leaders" in Boardman have outstayed their welcome.

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