Mayor Richard Currie wrote a letter of commendation to police officer Donald Worthy, who helped retrieve a man from the remains of his burning workshop after a Feb. 15 explosion.

HARTVILLE  Mayor Richard Currie wrote a letter of commendation to police officer Donald Worthy, who helped retrieve a man from the remains of his burning workshop after a Feb. 15 explosion on El Camino Circle NE.

Currie said the police officers on duty felt and heard the explosion from William Penn Avenue NE and responded with the fire department. Worthy saw the gentleman on the ground and helped shield him from projectiles with a piece of plywood. “Worthy did a great job,” Currie said during Tuesday’s Village Council meeting. “He went above and beyond what was required of him and perhaps saved that gentleman’s life.”

OTHER ACTION

- 26 subpoenas were sent out regarding income tax delinquencies. They were sent to individuals who were one or more years delinquent in their income tax filings. Hearings will be held with Tax Administrator Scott Varney on March 11 and March 13.

- Earlier this year, Currie met with Hartville Village Partnership members and discussed revitalizing the downtown area of the village. Currie also met with the village’s architectural reviewer, Jonathan Fleming. Fleming is an engineer with Kent State University and wanted to schedule a brainstorming meeting with local community leaders and businesses to further discuss revitalizing the downtown area. The meeting has not been scheduled yet but, according to Currie, most likely will take place in April.

- A lengthy discussion took place regarding lowering the speed limit on Market Avenue N from 40 mph to 35 mph to establish a consistent speed because posted speeds vary from 35 mph to 40 mph. The council directed Village Solictor Ron Starkey to research if a traffic study would need to be done before the council votes on legislation.  

- Went into an executive session to discuss a real estate matter, an update on litigation and a personnel issue. No action was taken after the session.

UP NEXT  Meets at 7 p.m. March 4 at

village hall.