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8/28/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Community meetings set for property valuation questions

SUMMIT COUNTY — The 2014 sexennial reappraisal effort has concluded and new property value notices are being mailed to owner-occupied, residential property owners beginning Aug. 18, according to Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise CPA, CFE.

Property owners who have questions about their new property value may attend one of these community meetings to be held from 1 to 8 p.m.

  • Sept. 2-3 at the Fairlawn-Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 S. Smith Road;
  • Sept. 9-10 at Green Central Fire Station No. 1, 1900 Steese Road;
  • Oct. 1-2 at Stow City Hall, in Council Chambers, 3760 Darrow Road;
  • Oct. 6-7 at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave. in Cuyahoga Falls; and
  • Oct. 14-15 at the Kenmore Community Center, 880 Kenmore Blvd. in South Akron.


Help with electric bills available for some Sept. 4

SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County Executive Russ Pry announced the Department of Community and Economic Development will be hosting a fuel fund assistance day for all income-qualified FirstEnergy/Ohio Edison customers at Ohio Means Jobs, formerly known as the Job Center, located at 1040 E. Tallmadge Ave., Sept. 4 beginning at 8 a.m.

Applicants will each be given a number upon arrival, and only 200 numbers will be distributed, according to county officials.

Eligibility for assistance with electric bills during the fuel fund assistance day is based on household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Persons applying for fuel fund assistance must provide the following on the day of service: photo identification (driver’s license or other form of photo identification); Social Security card; most recent delinquent electric bill or termination notice; proof of gross monthly income for all persons residing in the home for the past 30 days from the date of application; and proof of a good faith payment within the past 90 days of the date in which the customer applies for assistance. The person applying for assistance must be the person whose name appears on the utility bill.

Alternatively, the applicant must have a letter from the ratepayer dated within seven days of the application giving him/her permission to apply for assistance on his/her behalf.

A person is only eligible once every 12 months to receive the fuel fund assistance, and payments cannot be applied to a deferred or final account balance, according to county officials. Home Energy Assistance Program payments are not considered good faith payments. Also, City of Cuyahoga Falls’ utilities customers are not eligible for assistance at the event.

For more information, call the fuel fund information line at 330-643-2068.


Fall cleanup beginning Sept. 2 for Falls sanitation customers

CUYAHOGA FALLS — The fall cleanup for all City of Cuyahoga Falls sanitation customers will begin Sept. 2, the day after Labor Day, and continue through Sept. 12, city officials announced.

Due to the holiday, all trash collections, including regular items and items for fall cleanup, will be delayed by one day during the first week of September. During fall cleanup, there is no additional charge for extra trash on regular trash pickup days, according to city officials.

Falls officials are asking customers who want to participate in the fall cleanup to place refuse at the curb on their regular pickup days by 7 a.m. for collection, along with regular refuse and recyclables.

Refuse may include branches less than 2 inches in diameter, but they must be tied securely at both ends with heavy twine or rope in bundles not to exceed 5 feet in length and 24 inches in girth. Customers are limited to five bundles a week, according to city officials.

Customers also may include yard waste such as grass clippings, garden waste and leaves, but these items must be in yard waste carts or yard waste bags that do not exceed 45 pounds and do not contain dirt or mulch, according to city officials. Brush and yard wastes will be collected separately, according to city officials.

For additional information, including unacceptable materials for this cleanup, contact the Falls Sanitation Department at 330-971-8010.


Ariel Hakim and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.

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