More rain leading to higher county sewer costs

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summit County Council at the Oct. 29 meeting allocated more than a $1 million to the Department of Sanitary Sewers’ budget to cover the costs of additional wastewater treatment and government disposal service charges caused by excessive rainfall in the region. According to Mike Weant, director of the department, rainfall to date has been more than 6 […]

Familiar face returning to Springfield BOE

LAKEMORE — The Springfield Local Schools Board of Education (BOE) appointed Neal Hess as its newest member at the Oct. 30 meeting. The board also accepted the resignation of former board member Terry Robinson, which was effective Oct. 5. Robinson resigned after being hired as a zoning investigator by Springfield Township. According to district officials, state guidelines prevent an individual […]

Sharon to add bike safety signs to township roads

The Sharon Board of Trustees heard a proposal from two bicycle safety advocates at the board’s meeting Oct. 23. Beth Schnabel and Lynne Nawalaniec, of an organization called Bike Medina County, discussed the lack of safe cycling routes in the county, noting many county roads are very heavily traveled with no safe paths for biking. They said they would like […]

Copley Complete Streets policy nears finish line

COPLEY — With the final step in the preparation of a “complete streets” policy completed recently, in the form of a public meeting Sept. 25, Copley trustees are expected to soon see a draft Complete Streets policy. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) describes complete streets as “streets designed and operated to enable safe use and support mobility for all […]

Springfield trustees review finances

The Springfield Board of Trustees approved an annual measure to certify current levies to the Summit County Fiscal Office, but in doing so took note of a decrease in revenues to the township. The certificate of estimated resources is a list of all levies in each community and their estimated revenues that requires annual approval from each entity and is […]

Boston trustees reminisce about deceased resident

The Boston Township Board of Trustees noted the recent death of Jeannette Fakolt at the Oct. 24 meeting. Fakolt, who died Sept. 30 at age 81, was “a big part of the community,” according to Trustee President Amy Anderson. “She came to meetings and was just a friend of ours,” Anderson added. “If she needed something, we were there for […]

Budget-sharing software voted down

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron City Council members voted against legislation Oct. 29 that would allow $10,000 previously designated for the My Neighborhood, Our Akron grant program to be used for financial transparency. In March, Councilman Russel Neal (D-Ward 4) introduced legislation proposing the $8,500 purchase for a subscription of the Balancing Act PRO, Taxpayer Receipt and Meeting Mode Software. He […]