Norton school board approves agreement for sewer line easement

During the April 8 meeting, the Norton City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved an option agreement between the district and the City of Barberton for the purchase of a sanitary sewer line easement on a piece of property located at Norton Elementary School. The resolution grants Barberton a 120-day option to purchase a sanitary sewer easement on the property […]

County Council reviewing Tobacco 21 legislation

Summit County Council once again debated the merits of a proposed ordinance that would restrict the purchase of tobacco and related products to those age 21 and older in county townships at the April 8 meeting. According to the legislation, all tobacco retailers would be required to pay a one-time $150 compliance fee, and penalties for violations would include a […]

New Franklin Council discusses speeding

NEW FRANKLIN — New Franklin City Council members continued their discussion on tackling speeding in neighborhoods during the April 3 meeting. At the March 20 meeting, Mayor Paul Adamson polled Council members’ opinions on purchasing two speed signs and poles that would collect speed data and include a “highly visible customizable display.” Now he is proposing the purchase of a […]

Green studying fire, EMS options in Ward 3

GREEN — The City of Green plans to strengthen emergency response in the southwest quadrant of the community by appropriating money from the NEXUS Settlement Fund. After hearing in February and March from residents requesting a decrease in Green Fire Division’s response times to portions of Ward 3, city officials began contemplating the addition of a fourth fire station in […]

BOT updated on medical marijuana zoning

At the April 8 meeting, the Bath Township Board of Trustees (BOT) heard about the status of current efforts to prohibit the establishment of medical marijuana facilities in the township. Bath Planning Director William Funk said Michelle Johnson, of Environmental Design Group, a civil engineering company based in Akron, gave a presentation to the Bath zoning boards March 14 on […]

Norton Council discusses fund transfers

At the April 8 meeting, Norton City Council discussed amending the city’s 2019 budget to authorize transfers from the General Fund to other city funds. According to the legislation, the transfer of funds from the General Fund to other funds will provide a cash balance sufficient to pay the expenditures required from such funds. According to the legislation, the Miscellaneous […]

Bounce Innovation Hub sale approved

DOWNTOWN AKRON — At the April 8 meeting, Akron City Council members approved the sale of the Bounce building — which is city-owned land located at 526 S. Main St. — to the Bounce Innovation Hub. According to Bounce officials, Bounce Innovation Hub was founded in January 2018 and is the region’s first open innovation hub serving Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurial […]

Falls Council OKs rezoning of former golf course

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Most members of Cuyahoga Falls City Council believe a proposed plan for a former golf course in the city is on par for that area of the community. At the April 8 meeting, Council paved the way for a proposed residential development at the site of the former Sycamore Valley Golf Course, near the Cuyahoga Valley National […]

Council approves agreement for copiers

Richfield Village Council unanimously approved the purchase and lease buyouts of 10 copiers at the April 2 meeting. The contract with ACE, A Division of Meritech, authorizes the purchase of four Ricoh MPC3004EX copiers and the buyout of six Ricoh MP C3003 copiers the village currently leases. The cost to purchase the copiers and buy out the leases is $32,356, […]