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Sharon accepting applications for maintenance job

9/5/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Scott Kriska

The Sharon Board of Trustees announced at the Aug. 27 meeting the township is accepting applications for a maintenance job.

Trustees said the job includes the cleaning of the Sharon Administration Building and Sharon Town Hall and will require working 10 to 15 hours per week.

Trustee Kimberly Bolas Miller said applications can be sent to P.O. Box 7, Sharon Center, OH, 44274. She said all applications must be mailed, and the township will not accept any applications delivered in person.

Miller also said the weekly farmers’ market at Sharon Community Park has been successful. She said the soccer games held during the same time at the park have not been a problem. She said she is considering the idea of holding a family fun day at the farmers’ market sometime during the remainder of the season.

Miller also said she accepted an appointment to join the Medina County Technical Advisory Committee.

She also said she was alerted the township must renew its insurance coverage with Aflac.

In other business:

  • Fiscal Officer Anita Haas reported new computer equipment has been sent by the state for use by township officials. She said the state will donate the old equipment to the township, and she wants to donate one of the old computers to the Sharon Fire Department.
  • Trustee Ray Lurtz addressed residents’ previous concerns about the lack of speed limit signs on Hartman Road, which he previously explained was a 55-mph speed zone. He said since the township roads are owned by Medina County, traffic studies and surveys are conducted by the county, not by the state. He said he will write a letter to the county commissioners to determine the appropriate speed for the road.
    Lurtz addressed a resident’s question about the lack of speed limit signs on Boneta Road. He said Boneta Road has a 55-mph speed limit since there are no posted signs. He added requests to lower the speed limit have been made, but were denied.
    Lurtz also said he wrote a letter requesting to be included in Medina County’s road repair program and to include various roads throughout the township.
    Lurtz reported he visited the GrafTech building in Sharon Corporate Park. He said there is expected to be an increase of employees at GrafTech from 45 employees to 150 employees.
    Lurtz also announced the historic 1840 house is for sale and said he thought the township could buy the building to house the Sharon Township Heritage Society. He said the representatives of the building’s owners are asking $249,000 for the purchase of the house. He added the taxable value of the building is approximately $187,000.
  • The board retracted a motion to purchase a new air conditioning unit for the Administration Building from L&A Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, of Granger, for $7,580. Trustee Brian Guccion said the purchase order has been voided pending a quote and revised specifications on the new equipment.
  • Guccion said the paving project on State Road and in the Signature of Sharon development will exclude the area of State Road from Sharon-Copley Road to Fixler Road.
    Service Director Bob Turek said the start of the paving process in the Signature of Sharon development must be completed by Sept. 15.
  • The board agreed to order the proposed new Fire Department lighted sign for $2,717. Turek said he will get a quote on the lighting for the new sign.
  • Assistant Fire Chief Michael Stanec reported he received drawings of the Fire Department’s new tanker from Pierce.
    He also addressed confusion during a call in reference to Falling Water Way’s name change to Avery Road and said he wants to make sure everyone is aware of any road name changes.
    Stanec addressed a problem with the township’s tornado siren on Fixler Road. He said he was notified that it was not activated during a test and was alerted that someone had turned off the power to it. He reported Chief Robert Haas purchased locks for all of the sirens.
  • Zoning Inspector Neil Jones reported he has received variance requests for two new homes, two accessory buildings, a deck replacement, a porch, a ramp and a building placement since the last meeting.
    He also reported TGC Engineering requested to build a storage shed and said conditional approval for the request has been given. He asked the trustees if the township should still charge the company a $400 fee for the shed, to which they said “yes.”
    Jones also presented the trustees with a survey sheet for a new lot on Beach Road for their review.
  • Resident Jim Robertson reported a traffic accident occurred the morning of Aug. 27 in relation to the Sharon-Copley Road hill drainage system. He said washouts have created a large hole filled with water, destroyed mailboxes and caused basement water problems in five homes.
    Guccion said he will call Transportation Administrator Matt Simon to report the issue.
  • Resident Charles Robinette inquired if there was any time limit for use of the Town Hall, to which the trustees replied there is none listed in the Town Hall contract.

The next Sharon Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Township Administration Building, located at 1322 Sharon-Copley Road on Sharon Circle.

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