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Dedication of two Copley roads nearly complete

10/25/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Pam Lifke

Residents of Wheaton Place are one step closer to having their streets dedicated after the Copley Board of Trustees approved a resolution to send the documents to Summit County Council.

Trustees approved the resolution to dedicate Creekstone Parkway and Clifford Drive at the Oct. 17 meeting. Trustee Helen Humphrys noted the dedication has been three years in the making. The streets have been inspected and the homeowners’ association has agreed to be responsible for all light poles and gardens within the street easement, Humphrys said.

Dedication of the streets will mean the township assumes ownership and maintenance, including snowplowing.

Also during the meeting, Planning Director Matt Springer told trustees the zoning department sent letters to owners of nine properties the township would like to demolish using funds from the state Moving Ohio Forward program. The program will match township expenditures to demolish blighted and/or abandoned residential properties in the township. Springer said one of the nine property owners has contacted township officials to get more information about the program. Trustees earlier identified several township properties that have become nuisances.

Springer also reported Sumner on Ridgewood has received permits to construct a 1,300-square-foot pavilion with an outdoor fireplace near the circle drive at the main entrance. The project carries a price tag of $147,000, Springer said.

In a poetic turnaround, trustees agreed to donate 30 chairs from the Copley Community Center to American Legion Post No. 473 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7971 on Copley Road. The post commander had asked to purchase the 30 chairs from the township, which received the chairs as part of its purchase of the community center from the VFW. Humphrys said Ohio state law allows donations to charitable organizations.

In other business, the board:

• approved training for police and fire personnel;

• approved renewal of property and liability insurance with an increase to the employee dishonesty bond;

• accepted tax rates and amounts as submitted by the Summit County Fiscal Office; and

• approved contracting with Weaver Secure Shred to shred records approved to be destroyed by the records commission and the Ohio Historical Society.

The next regular Copley Board of Trustees meeting will take place Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Copley Township offices, 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road.

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