Annexation of Riverlea by Worthington...

Annexation of Riverlea by Worthington backed by joint panel | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 47 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 15, 2011, titled Annexation of Riverlea by Worthington backed by joint panel | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

After three months of studying ledgers and operations, a six-member commission has decided to move ahead with Worthington's annexation of Riverlea, a move that both sides say will benefit each community.

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Tim

Delaware, OH

#1 Jul 15, 2011
About time! Lets make it happen!
Stinks

Marion, OH

#2 Jul 15, 2011
Why would Worthington want Riverlea ? Riverlea is on the bubble for $3million of sewer repairs and is exchanging it for only a $1.2million liability for street repairs . Riverlea should stay Riverlea.
Wrong

Tempe, AZ

#3 Jul 15, 2011
Worthngton residents have been paying income tax all these years to improve our community. Now Riverlea wants to join the party in the middle of a movie on a revenue neutral basis. Wrong they should ante up for the privilege of joining Worthington. Riverlea is between a rock and a hard place. There is no way that the residents of Riverlea would support annexation to Columbus. What is going on is a clever attempt by Riverlea to save themselves $3mm in assessments assisted by Worthington administrators to increase their kingdom "clout" which means their salaries and benefits. Riverlea is nothing but a lamprey community -make them pay.

Since: Jul 10

Lewis Center, OH

#4 Jul 15, 2011
This is just like when Hong Kong was being handed over to China, except there aren't as many Chinese people involved.
Zexufang

Columbus, OH

#5 Jul 15, 2011
I am surprised Mayor Coleman did not want to annex Riverlea to Columbus.
Never mind - I forgot they don’t have a casino.
A Great Deal

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#6 Jul 15, 2011
for Riverlea residents. Instead of paying $13k per household in assessments they get by with only $8k. In the meantime what financial benefits do the individual households in Worthington get-nothing. What do the City employees get? Higher raises , more City employees, and "clout" whatever that means..
Libertarian

New York, NY

#7 Jul 15, 2011
Pay for the privelege of being a part of Worthington - are you kidding me?? As an ex-Worthington resident, I used to tell people that folks that live there really aren't that stuck on themselves, thinking they are above everyone else. But wow - with the comments and apparent animosity over this proposal, guess I was wrong.

Hope the comments on this article aren't indicative of most folks who live in Worthington - if so, it'd be the last place I'd consider moving back to...
Nolan Osborne

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 15, 2011
Zexufang wrote:
I am surprised Mayor Coleman did not want to annex Riverlea to Columbus.
Never mind - I forgot they don’t have a casino.
lol mayor Mccheese is about to git the nut shot in when he gits his pink slip this november, he will leave it in shambles ( columbus) with his brand new eye sore park and his beautification wife who didnt serve day or hour number one in jail .....craped on all his "homeys" with his " new anti gun bullchit" and anti crime hoo haa that guys so full poop its not his ass that stinks he stinks period
Fairness

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#9 Jul 15, 2011
Here is the deal: Riverlea residents should be assessed for the installation of sidewalks including ADA ramps so Worthington residents can walk and stare at the almighty people who are in a bind and want Worthington to bail them out.
Disgusted citizen

Hilliard, OH

#10 Jul 15, 2011
This is wonderfull. The Riverlea council can no longer block the extension of Evening Street into Riverlea. At long last it will be possible to drive all the way from Granville Road to Southington without going through downtown Worthington and without a single traffic light. Getting that open right away will also mean that Worthington Schools won't have to supply those tax deadbeats with school bus service any more. I can hardly wait.
Worthington Woody

Columbus, OH

#11 Jul 15, 2011
This should have happened dcecades ago.

Those moaning about any improvements can not look beyond today.

Worthington will collect TAXES from Riverlea forever.

The financial benefit to Worthington will be much greater than is stated as those at city hall are to inept to ask the state for the tax records.

Worthington is land locked, this and the decrepit Childrens home area are the last parcels that can grow the community.

This will cost Worthington NOTHING in the end.
now what

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 15, 2011
All I read is that there really isn't anything in the deal for Worthington and Riverlea is getting a cap on their potential liabilities. Sounds like a great deal for Riverlea.
Why don't they annex to columbus? most likely they would still keep their Worthington Schools status.
Voice of reality

Hilliard, OH

#13 Jul 15, 2011
Worthington Woody wrote:
This should have happened dcecades ago.
Those moaning about any improvements can not look beyond today.
Worthington will collect TAXES from Riverlea forever.
The financial benefit to Worthington will be much greater than is stated as those at city hall are to inept to ask the state for the tax records.
Worthington is land locked, this and the decrepit Childrens home area are the last parcels that can grow the community.
This will cost Worthington NOTHING in the end.
I respectfully submit that you are wrong. There will be little or no additional tax money to Worthington from Riverlea. Nobody is employed in Riverlea, because the only businesses there are a smattering of home businesses. Everyone else there works in Worthington and Columbus. The Columbus income tax money will still go to Columbus and the Worthington income tax money we are already getting. Whatever tiny amount of income tax the home businesses will pay we already get in what Riverlea pays Worthington for fire and police services. We will never get back that million dollars plus we have to fork over to fix their long neglected infrastructure in a zillion years. This is a terrible deal for Worthington.
Worthington Woody

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 15, 2011
now what wrote:
All I read is that there really isn't anything in the deal for Worthington and Riverlea is getting a cap on their potential liabilities. Sounds like a great deal for Riverlea.
Why don't they annex to columbus? most likely they would still keep their Worthington Schools status.
How is having to pay taxes to Worthington forever a good deal for them ?

Explain that one Einstein....
Voice of reality

Hilliard, OH

#15 Jul 15, 2011
Worthington Woody wrote:
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How is having to pay taxes to Worthington forever a good deal for them ?
Explain that one Einstein....
I am not Einstein either. But, I suggest that the post above does explain it.
Worthington Woody

Columbus, OH

#16 Jul 15, 2011
Voice of reality wrote:
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I respectfully submit that you are wrong. There will be little or no additional tax money to Worthington from Riverlea. Nobody is employed in Riverlea, because the only businesses there are a smattering of home businesses. Everyone else there works in Worthington and Columbus. The Columbus income tax money will still go to Columbus and the Worthington income tax money we are already getting. Whatever tiny amount of income tax the home businesses will pay we already get in what Riverlea pays Worthington for fire and police services. We will never get back that million dollars plus we have to fork over to fix their long neglected infrastructure in a zillion years. This is a terrible deal for Worthington.
Nonsense, Riverlea residents work all over. They pay capital gains, regardless of where they work.

What are frickin' babbling about ?
Voice of reality

Hilliard, OH

#17 Jul 15, 2011
Worthington Woody wrote:
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Nonsense, Riverlea residents work all over. They pay capital gains, regardless of where they work.
What are frickin' babbling about ?
Wor "all over" means they pay income tax in Hilliard, Gahanna, Upper Arlington, etc. We won't get any of that either. Besides Riverlea, everywhere around here has a muncipal income tax. The only income subject to the municipal tax are salaries and business income. There is no municipal income tax on capital gains, retirement income, interest dividends, social security, you name it. Like I said, a million plus out and little or nothing back. Horse trading is only good if the other guy has got the better horse. Riverlea is begging for this because we have the better horse and they know it -- some of us don't seem to.
CBJ fan anyway

Columbus, OH

#18 Jul 15, 2011
Disgusted citizen wrote:
This is wonderfull. The Riverlea council can no longer block the extension of Evening Street into Riverlea. At long last it will be possible to drive all the way from Granville Road to Southington without going through downtown Worthington and without a single traffic light. Getting that open right away will also mean that Worthington Schools won't have to supply those tax deadbeats with school bus service any more. I can hardly wait.
You clearly don't know the area or the issue. The Evening Street extension would have to pass through two privately-owned properties, would require extension of sidewalks south on Evening Street, and incur a whole lot of legal fees trying to take over the two residents' driveways using eminent domain. Does Worthington really want to spend a quarter of a million dollars or so just so that a handful of people can drive into a dead-end at Southington? Not gonna happen.

And the Riverlea Council did not block the extension. It was the residents of Riverlea, once in the late 80's, and once again last year, who voted "NO" to creating even a walkway through at Evening Street.
Worthington Woody

Columbus, OH

#19 Jul 15, 2011
Voice of reality wrote:
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Wor "all over" means they pay income tax in Hilliard, Gahanna, Upper Arlington, etc. We won't get any of that either. Besides Riverlea, everywhere around here has a muncipal income tax. The only income subject to the municipal tax are salaries and business income. There is no municipal income tax on capital gains, retirement income, interest dividends, social security, you name it. Like I said, a million plus out and little or nothing back. Horse trading is only good if the other guy has got the better horse. Riverlea is begging for this because we have the better horse and they know it -- some of us don't seem to.
With each additional post you embarass yourself more.

You babble on things about you know nothing of.

http://www.worthington.org/uploads/File/2004I...

People work in Union county, Powell, Delaware County etc.
Disgusted citizen

Hilliard, OH

#20 Jul 15, 2011
CBJ fan anyway wrote:
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You clearly don't know the area or the issue. The Evening Street extension would have to pass through two privately-owned properties, would require extension of sidewalks south on Evening Street, and incur a whole lot of legal fees trying to take over the two residents' driveways using eminent domain. Does Worthington really want to spend a quarter of a million dollars or so just so that a handful of people can drive into a dead-end at Southington? Not gonna happen.
And the Riverlea Council did not block the extension. It was the residents of Riverlea, once in the late 80's, and once again last year, who voted "NO" to creating even a walkway through at Evening Street.
The Rivelea Council is honoring the wishes of those few private land owners and has made no move to get it done -- as it needs to be done. Whoever is blocking it, the Worthington Councel can and should get it done right away. I doubt that it would cost that much and it would relieve a lot of the congestion downtown. It will also save the Worthington Schools all the money it now has to spend to busing the kids for those people. Those people can get their kids to school the same way as the other people on the other side of that barracade. That should be the first thing we do once we finally get jurisdiction over that area. if they don't want the traffic. So what? It is the price they have to pay for us picking up the tab for their infrastructure. They can't have it both ways.

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