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Student artists recognized at Sharon trustees meeting

10/17/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Scott Kriska

Sharon Elementary School students Susie Bukowski, Grant Bogdanski, Madeline Leatherman, Olivia Scavuzzo and Ella Gillen (not shown in order) were recognized at the Oct. 8 Sharon Board of Trustees meeting for their artworks that were displayed at Sharon Town Hall.
Photo: Scott Kriska
The Sharon Board of Trustees recognized five Sharon Elementary School students at the board’s meeting Oct. 8.

The works of these young artists had been displayed at Sharon Town Hall. Among the students recognized were Susie Bukowski, Grant Bogdanski, Madeline Leatherman, Olivia Scavuzzo and Ella Gillen.

Trustee Brian Guccion recognized each of them one by one as he handed them their artwork.

Guccion also extended his condolences on behalf of the board to the family of the late Granger Township resident and Bil-Jac founder William Kelly, 95.

In other business:

  • Assistant Fire Chief Michael Stanec said the enclosure behind the fire station where aluminum cans were collected and donated has been repaired.
  • Trustee Ray Lurtz reported bidding on the Fixler Ballroom should be complete by the beginning of 2014. He stated the building passed all Ohio Environmental Protection Agency investigations.
    Lurtz also updated the board on efforts to repair Beach Road between Sharon-Copley and Ridgewood roads. He reported he found out the township can repair the most dangerous parts of that stretch of road this year, and the cost for the repairs is estimated to be approximately $15,000.
    Lurtz read a letter from the trustees to Karvo Paving, of Stow, addressing items concerning the paving projects in the township that were either incomplete or not consistent with the contract. He said among these issues were the lack of proper flaggers in the Signature of Sharon development and the striping being done improperly. He also said $16,000 will be deducted from the cost of the project since the completion date was not met.
  • Trustee Kimberly Bolas Miller reported she is considering canceling the township’s involvement in the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation’s drug safety discount program due to the cost of the program exceeding the savings.
    Miller also reported the farmers’ market in Sharon Community Park is over for the season, which she said was very successful. She also stated some of the vendors have proposed renting Sharon Town Hall for a similar monthly event throughout the winter months.
    Miller instructed Zoning Inspector Neil Jones to respond to Medina Township’s letter asking for the board’s opinion on the use of inflatables outside of businesses by saying the board has no comment on the issue.
    Miller also reported the township’s maintenance position has not yet been filled, and interviews will be scheduled for the week of Oct. 21.
  • Jones reported trick-or-treating in Sharon Township is scheduled for Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
    He also proposed the setup of the Sharon Township Heritage Society that day, which the trustees approved.
  • Fiscal Officer Anita Haas reported the board entered into an agreement with the Burnham and Flower Insurance Group in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The board approved a resolution to keep health information private pending an agreement with the Medina County Prosecutor’s Office.
    Haas announced the township received a check from the Medina County Economic Development Corp. for about $1,302.
    She also announced the Community Shred Day at the Medina County Achievement Center in Granger will take place Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Service Director Bob Turek announced ditching in the township has been scheduled for the last week of October.
    He also announced Sharon Town Hall will hold a blood drive Oct. 25.
  • Linda Collins, of the Highland Foundation, passed out copies of the foundation’s annual report and announced its upcoming benefit auction Nov. 9 at Weymouth Country Club.

Also at the meeting, the board approved the following:

  • a requisition for eight rear tires for the Fire Department’s new tanker for $2,400;
  • a requisition for a portable dump tank for the new tanker for $1,350;
  • to hire Robert Lindner as a firefighter and paramedic for the Fire Department; and
  • a resolution accepting amounts and rates for the 2014 budget.

The next Sharon trustees meeting is scheduled for Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Township Administration Building, 1322 Sharon-Copley Road on Sharon Circle.

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