Former Green Council member recognized for service
Col. Joe Sheehan, at left, was
recognized for service in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
by Green City Council with a proclamation presented
by Council President Bruce Manwaring (at large). Photo:
By Maria Lindsay
GREEN — Green City Council
welcomed former Councilman Col. Joe Sheehan home
from military duty in Iraq and recognized the two-term
city official with words of praise at the April 10 meeting.
Sheehan, who served as the Ward 3 representative on Council from 1998 to 2003, served in Fallujah, Iraq, with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from Aug. 15, 2006, to March 9. Sheehan worked with contractors and local city officials to restore infrastructure and assisted with telecommunications projects.
“Green City Council recognizes the dedication and sacrifices made by Joe Sheehan and the hardship his family endured as a result of his absence at home, most especially his wife, Kari, and son, Joseph,” said Council President Bruce Manwaring (at large). “We thank Joe Sheehan for his service to our country and honor his safe return from the war in Iraq.”
Manwaring presented a proclamation to Sheehan, while city officials stood to applaud Sheehan’s service.
“There are a lot of good things happening in Iraq,” Sheehan said. “Twenty-seven nations are involved in the effort. I am proud of all the young men and women who have served.”
Sheehan also will be recognized during an April 14 dinner ceremony at St. Thomas Eastern Orthodox Church, 55 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road in Fairlawn. The event will begin at 6 p.m.
In other business, Council awarded four contracts, including:
a $361,656 contract to
Wenger Excavating for the Cottage Grove Road water line
project. The cost of the project includes a $250,000
Community Development Block Grant from Summit County.
The water line will be laid down Cottage Grove Road
from Jarvis Road to East Turkeyfoot Lake Road;
a $218,834 contract to
Hysong Paving for the Jarvis Road/Arlington Ridge project;
a contract ranging from
$8 to $11 per ton to Earth ’N Wood for topsoil
material for city landscapes; and
a renewal of the city’s
contract with Oriana House Inc., including a 6 percent
increase, on alternative sentencing programs for resident
criminal defendants. Council
took time to review an $891,000 contract to Bob Bennett
Construction for the Spring Hill Soccer Complex and
two pavilion projects including a $44,000 structure
at East Liberty Park and an $80,000 facility at Boettler
The next Council meeting is set for
April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Legislative Offices, 1900 Steese
Road. Committee meetings will begin at 4:30 p.m.