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Sharon trustees discuss recent township break-ins

4/17/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Scott Kriska

One of many issues the Sharon Board of Trustees discussed at the April 8 meeting included reports of two alleged attempted break-ins on township property.

Trustee Brian Guccion said the township purchased a new freezer for Sharon Town Hall the week before the fish fry held by the Sharon Fire Department and it was discovered that someone had unsuccessfully tried to break into the freezer. Guccion said the damage to the freezer was minimal and reminded those who plan to rent the Town Hall to secure the building when they leave.

Guccion also mentioned someone had allegedly attempted to break into the fire station. He said that incident has been reported to the Medina County Sheriff’s Office and reminded the public if they observe any activity that looks suspicious, to call 9-1-1.

Fire Chief Robert Haas said he is required to make sure the building is secure and said he will look into installing a keypad lock to keep a record of who comes and goes from the fire station.

In other business:

  • Fiscal Officer Anita Haas reported she received a notice to renew the township’s membership with the Medina County Safety Council for 2014. She said the Council will waive the $100 membership fee because Sharon is a member of the Medina County Chamber of Commerce.
  • Chief Haas reported the Fire Department has been experiencing electrical problems with one of its units and it is being fixed.
  • Service Director Bob Turek said Cleanout Day will be held April 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, he said, he was unable to hire a shredding truck to be present that day.
  • Zoning Inspector Neil Jones reported he issued permits for two decks and one accessory building since the last board meeting.
    Jones also said the flags for the new Dancing Desserts bakery on Sharon Circle next to the former Stauffer’s Furniture building will be up for a week, but will be taken down each night.
    Jones reminded the public the Sharon Women’s Club and the Sharon Heritage Society will hold an antique show at Sharon Town Hall June 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. He said flyers for the event will be sent to local antique dealers. Additionally, he said, spaces will be sold for an antique market in Sharon Circle and a flea market in the parking lot of Sharon Elementary School. Jones said spaces at the flea market in the school parking lot will cost $15 each and food trucks will be present at these events.
    Sharon Women’s Club President Eleanor Hammond added antique appraisals will cost $4 for one or $10 for three items.
    Jones also reported the township’s Veterans Memorial needs attention. He said he needs someone to refurbish the memorial and suggested looking for a contractor to get a price to restore the stones and mortar.
  • Trustee Kimberly Bolas Miller discussed the gas aggregation project in the township and said those who are customers of Consumers Gas will not be able to be part of the gas aggregation effort. She said those who have questions on the matter should contact her.
    Miller also announced Sharon Township’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 19 at Sharon Community Park, with the Easter Bunny making an appearance at 10:30 a.m. and the egg hunt starting at 11 a.m.

Also at the meeting, the board approved the following:

√ the assignment of Miller to represent the board on the potential acquisition of the township’s 1840 building;

√ a dispatch service bill from the Medina County Sheriff’s Office for 2014 for $24,594;

√ the Fire Department’s purchase of one lift and one cot through a grant with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and an additional lift and cot for the second squad for a total of $44,651;

√ the amendment of an agreement between Sharon and Granger regarding the utility vehicle purchase, in which Sharon will pay the full cost and Granger will reimburse for half the cost and be responsible for half of the total operating expenses, including property and liability insurance;

√ the purchase of a John Deere 6105 roadside mower and tractor for a total of $99,476; and

√ the purchase of a gate from Elyria Fence to replace the maintenance building’s current gate for a total of $7,104.

The next Sharon Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for April 22 at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Administration Building, 1322 Sharon-Copley Road on Sharon Circle.

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