2017-09-14

Green considering options for schoolhouse


GREEN — Green officials are considering how to move forward with the city-owned East Liberty Schoolhouse after attempts to secure a buyer for the historic structure have been unsuccessful. At the end of November, the city began accepting bids for the 1890 schoolhouse, now situated at 3492 S. Arlington Road. The city agreed in December 2015 to relocate the schoolhouse […]

Council increases funding for projects


At the Sept. 5 Richfield Village Council meeting, Council voted 5-2 to approve a resolution that will increase overall appropriations for the completion of several capital improvement projects by $85,478. According to a report dated Sept. 1 and submitted to Council at its Sept. 5 meeting by Finance Director Sandy Turk, the senior center kitchen renovation, the police dispatch project […]

Bath seeking additional fire funds in November


BATH — The Bath Fire Department is in need of additional funding and is hoping voters will support its request in the Nov. 7 General Election. The ballot will include a 1.75-mill continuous levy — a replacement of the department’s current 1-mill levy and a 0.75-mill increase — that would generate $882,787 a year for the fire department. The levy […]

Granger trustees welcome firefighter


The Granger Board of Trustees swore in a new member of the Granger Fire Department at the board’s meeting Sept. 11. Officials welcomed Matthew Prebonick as a firefighter. Trustee Teri Berry administered the oath of office to Prebonick before his mother presented him with his badge and pinned it on him. In other fire department matters, Chief Jim Paulett reported […]

Peninsula Council discusses possible road construction


Stine Road from the intersection of Riverview Road to the top of its second hill could possibly see some construction. At the Sept. 11 Peninsula Village Council meeting, Councilman Mike Matusz discussed a quote he received from Specialized Construction Inc., of Cuyahoga Heights. The company offered to do cold-in-place recycling, where the top 6 inches of asphalt would be ground […]

APS board gets preview of state report card results


Assistant Superintendent Ellen McWilliams-Woods previewed state report card data for the Akron Public Schools (APS) Board of Education Sept. 11. She said the APS District got a failing grade in the areas of preparedness for success, value-added progress and gap closure. “All of the targets were increased to 80 percent,” she explained. In the wake of the failing grades, McWilliams-Woods […]

New Franklin snowplowing cost multiplying


NEW FRANKLIN — City officials are grappling with significant increases for snowplowing services on county roads completed by the Summit County Engineer’s Office. At the Sept. 6 New Franklin Council meeting, Mayor Al Bollas said Steven Brunot, director of administration for the Summit County Engineer’s Office, informed city officials in a recent meeting that the formula previously used to determine […]

County Council OKs surface water management plan


DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summit County Council established the guidelines and standards for the county surface water management district at the Sept. 11 meeting. The district will allow communities in the county that opt in to get additional help from the county engineer to solve storm water problems. According to the legislation, the district will have jurisdiction over the planning, programming, […]

Council working out tap-in details for Nash Heights project


On the agenda at the Sept. 11 Norton City Council meeting was an ordinance establishing tap-in charges for residents whose properties are not included with assessed properties in the Nash Heights gravity sanitary sewer system improvement project. These properties are also referred to as “fringe properties,” according to city officials. A tap-in is the pipe running from a residence to […]

Richfield trustees looking into zoning of LIO District


At the Sept. 7 Richfield Township Board of Trustees meeting, trustees agreed to start the process to make the Light Industrial/Office (LIO) District zoning code more attractive for development. The trustees agreed to have a resolution drafted for the next meeting that specifies the township will look into zoning text changes in the LIO district. “[The trustees] have to pass […]

Trustees continue discussing Ridgelawn Estates traffic issue


At the Sept. 6 Copley Board of Trustees meeting, trustees and Ridgelawn Estates residents discussed compromise solutions to the ongoing problem of cut-through traffic traveling at excessive speeds through the neighborhood. Service Director Mark Mitchell addressed the possibility of using speed bumps on roads in the neighborhood, saying that of the various types, he recommended using speed humps, which are […]

Falls Council approves downtown entertainment district


City of Cuyahoga Falls officials remain focused on building a more successful and promising business district downtown. To further the vision, City Council approved a measure at its first meeting following the August recess that more easily could bring about new opportunities along the riverfront. Council unanimously approved at the Sept. 11 meeting designating the downtown area as a Community […]

Columbus Day to stay in Akron


Travel budget discussion also heats up DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Italian-American community came out in full force Sept. 11 to make it known to City of Akron officials they oppose getting rid of Columbus Day. Yet, before anyone in the crowd attending the Akron City Council meeting had a chance to approach the podium to make their views on the […]