Speed study requested for State Road
Sharon Township Board of Trustees
By Rita Jean Wagar
Sharon Township trustees announced at the Sept. 12 meeting they have asked Medina County Engineer Mike Salay for a speed study on State Road from Medina Road to the Sharon Township/Wadsworth City line.
Writing on behalf of the board, Trustee Ray Lurtz, in an Aug. 3 letter, said, “Many of our roads have had the speed reduced, and we feel a reduction on State [Road] will bring it in line with Sharon Township’s other roads.”
Lurtz said there has been increased development activity resulting in a large increase in traffic, which has caused additional concerns about site distances.
In other news, trustees:
announced that GBC Construction Co., of Massillon, which is developing Harp’s Mills subdivision on Hartman Road, asked the board to assist in expediting moving the utility poles from the road right-of-way so expansion of the development can continue. The developer will pay FirstEnergy $1,300 a pole for moving the 13 poles;
heard an update on fire department activities from Fire Chief Rob Haas, who said the department responded to 36 rescue and five fire calls in August. Megan Brown will attend an 80-hour fire inspector school at The University of Akron; Stan Kantanic and Dave Lahowski have been approved for a 120-hour EMT training course at the Medina County Career Center; and Jason Fox is the newest firefighter trainee;
reported the Medina County Red Cross collected 22 pints of blood at the township administration building on Labor Day;
scheduled a public hearing for Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. to consider three additions to the zoning resolution, which include: creating a 6-foot set-back from a property line to permit proper flaring at the road; removing from the commercial zone on Medina Road any uses requiring high-density lighting to bring this issue into compliance with zoning regulations; and establishing a formula to determine how parking spaces are calculated; and
reported that both the town hall and administration building are almost completely booked full for use by residents and groups through May 2007.
“There are only a few empty slots,” said Trustee Jim Dudek.
The next Sharon Township Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the township administration building on Sharon Circle.