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Sharon trustees discuss Sharon Falls subdivision road conditions

12/6/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Audrey French

At the Nov. 27 meeting, Sharon trustees addressed concerns regarding road conditions in the Sharon Falls subdivision off Ridgewood Road.

Trustee Ray Lurtz said after meeting with the Medina County engineer, the township determined the roads in the Sharon Falls subdivision must be removed and replaced by the contractor before the township can accept them.

Lurtz explained the roads were paved with 6 percent asphalt material; however, tests indicate they only contain 5.2 percent asphalt.

In addition to these material and workmanship issues, Lurtz also drew attention to the fact there are still no signs indicating a shoulder drop off to account for the lack of a berm on the side of a road.

Lurtz said there are also similar issues with signage in the adjoining Tramonte Orchard Estates subdivision off of State Road, which needs a new berm since the current one has degraded and eroded over time.

Lurtz said the township sent a letter to the developer, Mark Michaels, stating the Sharon Falls subdivision roads must be removed and replaced by May 31.

Trustee Brian Guccion reiterated what the board decided at the last meeting, including that the trustees will not accept the roads from the county until they are replaced and it remains the county’s, not the township’s, responsibility to deal with the developer.

In other business:

• Guccion announced Boy Scout Alex Karwowski finished his “Welcome to Sharon Township” Eagle Scout sign project on Ridge Road near state Route 18. Guccion said Karwowski will present his paperwork to the board at the next meeting so the plans he drafted can be used in future signage for the cemetery and fire department.

• Trustees approved a maintenance contract renewal for servicing the bells at the Town Hall, including two visits for $590.

• Trustee Kimberly Bolas Miller called attention to the fact the stop bar and the crossing arms at the railroad crossing at state Route 162 and Boneta Road are not properly aligned, and if drivers stop at the stop bar, the crossing arm could potentially come down on their car. The Ohio Department of Transportation has been informed of the situation and is working to fix it, said Miller.

• Fire Chief Robert Haas again urged Granger residents to opt in to the Medina County Mass Notification System via a link posted on the department’s website at www.sharonfire .org. The service is available for home and cell phones, as well as email, said Haas.

• Sharon business owner Jeff Holland announced there will be an open house Dec. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at his Sharon law office of Holland & Muirden, 1343 Sharon-Copley Road. Holland said he hopes community members take time out of their busy day to get together for drinks, food and fellowship.

• Miller said the 2013 Sharon Heritage Society calendars are still on sale for $10. Interested individuals can call Jones at 330-239-1729 or a fellow Heritage Society member at 330-239-2099 to purchase one.

• Miller reported a new community center managed by the YMCA will open at Wadsworth High School in December for all Medina County residents with a variety of membership options available.

The next regular Sharon Board of Trustees meeting will take place Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Administration Building on Sharon Circle, 1322 Sharon-Copley Road. This will be the only Sharon trustees’ meeting in December.

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