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Sharon preparing for Memorial Day events

5/23/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Scott Kriska

The Sharon Board of Trustees finalized plans for its Memorial Day activities during the May 14 meeting.

Trustee Kimberly Bolas Miller said a Memorial Day Parade will take place May 27 at 9 a.m. Ridge Road around Sharon Circle will close for approximately one hour for the parade.

Zoning Inspector Neil Jones announced the Sharon Township Heritage Society will use a new float.

Additionally, Sharon Center United Methodist Church, 6407 Ridge Road, will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. that day. The breakfast is free, but the church will accept donations. The breakfast will not shut down for the parade. [For more on Memorial Day events, see related story here.]

Also at the meeting, the board approved the following items:

√ replacing a fuel tank on the Fire Department’s 1998 pumper for $1,000, as requested by Assistant Fire Chief Michael Stanec. The board also approved the replacement of four portable radios for the department for a total of $3,685.

√ additional funds for the installation of a culvert on State Road for a total of $75,038. Trustee Ray Lurtz said that total was $3,260 more than the project’s original bid.

√ participation in the Moving Ohio Forward Grant Program, which provides grants for the demolition of dilapidated residences. Lurtz discussed with Jones and resident Charles Robinette whether the Brian Fixler Ballroom would qualify for the Moving Ohio Forward Grant Program.

√ membership to the Medina County Chamber of Commerce Safety Council.

In other business:

  • Stanec announced the fire department recently tested its tanks and will test its pumper and pumper tanker next week.
    Stanec said he received a letter from Granger Township Fire Chief Jim Paulett commending Sharon firefighter Adam Dodson for assisting Paulett’s department in testing its self-contained breathing apparatuses.
    Stanec also suggested the board revise the department’s proposal for a new pumper tanker.
  • Lurtz updated the public on the construction project involving the electric poles on Hartman Road, and said the poles have not yet been moved and the wires have not yet been changed.
    He also reported he contacted the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad in reference to a damaged guardrail along Sharon-Copley Road. He said the railroad will fix the guardrail in about six weeks.
  • Miller reported the township has been experiencing problems with the contract with the post office on Sharon Circle. She said the township will continue to work through these legal issues.
    Miller also announced the farmers’ market will start June 2 at Sharon Community Park and will be held there every Sunday through October from 1 to 4 p.m.
    Miller reported she received a call from a resident about a vehicle stuck between the gates on the railroad tracks at the intersection of Boneta and Sharon-Copley Roads. She said problems like this are a result of motorists stopping too close to the tracks instead of at the stop signs.
  • Trustee Brian Guccion reported he received an invitation for the township to attend Medina Township’s Flag Day Celebration June 8 at 4 p.m. at Blakeslee Park, 3718 Weymouth Road.
  • Jones said six conditional-use applications have been issued since the last meeting. He said one of them involved AM/PM Truck Sales moving from its current location at 2648 Medina Road to a new location down the street near Windfall Road. He also announced four new businesses will be added to the Clover Point Commerce Center on Medina Road, all of which will be heard at the next zoning meeting.
  • The board heard a complaint from resident Jeff Cooper, who said the railroad tracks crossing State Road are currently in bad shape and need to be smoothed out.
  • Service Director Bob Turek initiated a lengthy conversation about new playground equipment for Sharon Community Park, including comparisons of size, features and cost. No decision has yet been reached.

The next trustees’ meeting is set for May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Township Administration Building, 1322 Sharon-Copley Road on Sharon Circle.

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