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Sharon officials discuss spring projects

4/20/2017 - West Side Leader
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By Scott Kriska

The Sharon Board of Trustees and other township officials went over some maintenance projects for the spring season at the board’s meeting April 11.

Service Director Bob Turek reported he met with an insurance adjuster regarding wind damage on the roof of the Administration Building. He said he is considering contacting Hinckley Roofing to assist in repairing the damage.

Trustee Ray Lurtz advised Turek to obtain bids on both sides of the roof before making a decision.

Turek also discussed making changes to the post office on Sharon Circle. He explained he met with representatives of National Carpet Mill Outlet to discuss ideas for the installation of new flooring in the post office lobby. The board also agreed to repair the chimney at the post office building.

Turek also explained he found out the Columbia Gas project involving the replacement of a gas line in the township has been put on hold. Previously, officials had reported Columbia Gas would replace the gas line running from Sharon Circle to Sharon Industrial Park.

In other business:

  • Trustee Kimberly Bolas Miller announced state Sen. Larry Obhof (R-District 22) will be the featured speaker at this year’s Memorial Day ceremony May 29.
  • Zoning Inspector Neil Jones reported he issued permits for two single-family homes, one sign, one conditional application, one pavilion, one accessory building and one front porch addition since the last board meeting.
    Jones addressed several concerns he has regarding the township’s 1840 House, including an odor in the basement and the continual beeping of the house’s security alarm. He also reported the front sill needs to be painted.
    Sally Petersen, of the Sharon Township Heritage Society, said she wants to purchase flowers for the 1840 House and for Sharon Circle.
    Miller instructed Petersen not to exceed $1,500 in the purchase of these flowers, which the board approved.
    Petersen inquired about the status of the “mini library” project started by Eagle Scout candidate Greg Karwowski. Karwowski said at a previous meeting the mini library will be placed outside the Administration Building and he expects the project to be completed before the 2017-18 school year.
    Lurtz said Karwowski is working on it.
  • Fire Chief Robert Haas said he looked into the offer of furniture from a closed Huntington Bank branch in Downtown Cleveland that township resident Mike Bauman offered to provide for the Sharon Fire Department at the last board meeting. Haas said the next step will be to move the furniture into the fire station.

Also at the meeting, the board approved the following:

  • the purchase of new Easter eggs at $298 for the Easter Egg Hunt;
  • a payment of $3,000 for a township appraisal for wetlands at Sharon Park and Preserve;
  • the purchase of four spruce trees for the fire station at a cost of $1,200 from Chronister Tree Farm; and
  • an estimate for a gazebo from American Landscape Structures for $25,389.

The next trustees meeting is set for April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Township Administration Building, 1322 Sharon-Copley Road on Sharon Circle.

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