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Sharon trustees recognize local student artists

4/4/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Scott Kriska

From left, Ella Bossart, Emma McDonald and Kaitlin Herman were among the Sharon Elementary student artists recognized at the Sharon Board of Trustees meeting March 26.
Photo: Scott Kriska
The Sharon Board of Trustees meeting March 26 began with the recognition of and certificates for six local Sharon Elementary student artists.

Students Emma McDonald, Ella Bossart, Isabella Bennett Gandini, Haley Johnson, Hannah Szekely and Kaitlin Herman all had artwork on display at the Sharon Township Administration Building. The artists and artwork were chosen by Sharon Elementary art teacher Lee Palencar.

Also during the meeting, the board approved a new rental rate for the renewal of the post office lease without any fees. Trustee Ray Lurtz said the new rental rate is slightly higher than the previous rate and said the renewal rate will increase after two years and then after five years.

Lurtz also reported electricians will remove and replace the electrical feeds to houses on Hartman Road the first or second week of April. He explained this would be done to move the electrical poles out of the right-of-way on the road.

Lurtz also said two culverts in the 6100 block of Boneta Road that have either collapsed or been clogged need to be fixed.

Additionally, he reported that bids for a culvert on State Road have been given to Fiscal Officer Anita Haas, who will announce the winning bid.

Lurtz announced the contractor for asphalt in the Sharon Falls development said an inspection report made four days after the job stated the inspection passed. However, he said, to solve the discrepancy in quality, eight random core samples will be sent to an independent testing center. Lurtz said that while an average of the samples will determine the quality of the asphalt, the workmanship is still questionable. He said if the problems cannot be solved by the contractor, the bond will be in force for the work.

In other business:

  • Trustee Brian Guccion extended the township’s condolences to the families of three local residents who died recently: Hazel Jackson, Paula Hollopeter and Don Cox.
    Guccion also reminded the public about the permanent voting changes from Northside Christian Church to Sharon Town Hall for voters in Precincts A and D during the November election. He said voters in Precincts B and C will remain at the township maintenance garage.
  • Service Director Bob Turek discussed a meeting that was held regarding a proposed farmers’ market. He said while nothing has been decided yet, the market might have to be held at Sharon Community Park instead of Sharon Circle due to safety issues. He reported the farmers’ market will possibly take place on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
    Turek also reported State Road will be closed between Fixler and Reimer Roads north of Blooming Acres starting April 3 for 35 to 50 days.
    Turek reminded the public about the Earth Day Cleanup April 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the township’s maintenance garage.
    Turek reported the stop sign at Sharon-Copley Road and the Signature of Sharon development needs to be fixed. He said all signs in the township will be replaced with reflective signs by the end of the year.
  • Fire Chief Robert Haas reported a grant will cover backboard straps for the Fire Department. He said the straps will have the township’s name on them to help in keeping them from being mistaken by other departments. The cost of one case of 24 straps is about $635, he said.
    The chief also said he received a request by an insurance company to pay a bill for a window broken by the department to get into a residence during a call. He said the department will not pay for the window.
    He also requested that a meeting of the township’s department heads be held. He and the trustees decided the meeting would be held April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Sharon Township Administration Building.
  • Zoning Inspector Neil Jones said he received requests for zoning permits for two accessory buildings, two indoor pools and pool houses, a living space, gazebo and two decks.
    Jones said he will hear requests for the use of the former Stauffer’s Furniture buildings, the signs at Tiberon Trace, an Eagle Scout project involving the installation of new dugouts at Sharon Community Park and a new entranceway for Bennett’s Boarding Kennels.
  • Jerry Brewer, of the Medina County Auditor’s Office, announced he is working on reappraisals for 2013. He said values appear to have decreased by approximately 5 percent and said the values will be released to the public in June or July, with informal appeals taking place in August or September.

The next Sharon Township Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for April 9 at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Township Administration Building, 1322 Sharon-Copley Road on Sharon Circle.

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