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Sharon trustees discuss road construction bid

6/6/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Scott Kriska

The Sharon Board of Trustees engaged in a lengthy conversation with Rich Moore, of the Medina County Highway Engineer’s Office, regarding a bid on road construction at the May 28 meeting.

Trustee Ray Lurtz reported Karvo Construction, of Stow, was the low bidder on a construction project that will cover State Road and the Signature of Sharon development. However, it was decided the construction project would exclude three proposals that were originally stated in the contract. After more than 30 minutes of conversation, the board agreed to award the revised contract totaling $570,236 to Karvo.

Following that approval, Lurtz addressed other township issues. He said the cables have been taken off the poles that are in the right-of-way on Hartman Road, but Ohio Edison has yet to remove the poles.

Lurtz also said the owner of the former Brian Fixler Ballroom called him and verified that living quarters were present in that building, so the building now qualifies for the Moving Ohio Forward Grant Program, which provides for the demolition of dilapidated residences.

Lurtz also addressed a resident’s complaint regarding the bad shape of the railroad tracks on State Road, to which he recommends residents complain about the issue directly to the railroad.

Also at the meeting, the board approved the transfer of $3,500 from the General Fund to bank fees and the payment of more than $2,700 for fire truck maintenance.

In other business:

  • Trustee Kimberly Bolas Miller said the contract with the post office has been signed and the rent was to increase June 1.
  • Trustee Brian Guccion reported he received an email from Kevin Robinette, an architect who worked on the renovation of the Town Hall, who said he won an award for his work on the Town Hall. [See Page 37 for more on that.]
    Guccion also extended his thanks to everyone who was involved in the Memorial Day parade May 27.
  • Service Director Bob Turek discussed maintenance that needs to be done at the post office, including painting the handrail.
    Turek said he ordered a part for the mower that has yet to be delivered, which is why no roadside mowing has taken place yet.
  • Fire Chief Robert Haas reported the township’s tornado sirens provided by Mitchell Communications are up and running.
    Haas said he met with David Cerrado, of One Community, regarding the installation of a new node from the Medina County Fiber Network. The chief said Cerrado told him the company is working on engineering the node.
    Haas also reported the bills for fire truck repairs have been paid, and the new fire truck has not yet been ordered.
  • Zoning Inspector Neil Jones said 12 permits have been issued since the last meeting, including those for accessory buildings, pools, barns and additions of garages to houses. He added two variances will be announced at the next zoning meeting.
    Jones also said of the two Internet cafés in Sharon, one is noncompliant with the new state legislation on Internet cafés. He said Medina County Assistant Prosecutor Brian Richter will send an enforcement letter to that establishment.
  • Jeff Stroup, a member of the Sharon Zoning Commission, expressed his views on the township’s current book on zoning regulations, saying he wants to make the regulations clearer. He explained the book currently has many redundancies, conflicts and grammatical errors.
  • A Windfall Road resident questioned whether the trustees had any information on a Medina County Health Department variance to continue to use a cistern on his property, even though he currently has Medina city water.
    The board responded they have no authority in that situation.
  • Fiscal Officer Anita Haas said she will pay membership dues to the Medina County Township Association.

The next Sharon Township Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Township Administration Building, 1322 Sharon-Copley Road inside Sharon Circle.

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