GREEN  Flooding problems on Mayfair Road are $45,000 closer to being solved, or at least better understood, following Green City Council’s acceptance of a Partners in Watershed Management grant from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District for a regional storm water basin study.

Ward 3 Councilman and Transportation, Connectivity and Stormwater Committee Chairman Ken Knodel said the $45,000 grant, funded entirely by the MWCD, will be used to come up with a study aimed at correcting flooding problems in an area of Mayfair Road.

"This is on Mayfair Road, by the railroad tracks, by McCann Plastics," Knodel said. "And it will also look at how it affects downstream, into Stark County."

AMATS grant

Council members also accepted a $48,000 Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study Connecting Communities grant, as well as appropriating the city’s required $19,200 funding match from unencumbered streets maintenance funds.

Engineering consultants approved

Council approved a resolution appropriating $75,000 to hire consulting engineers to review and inspect subdivision construction, improvements and site plans in the city. 

Council President and finance committee Chairman Chris Humphrey said these are pass-through funds, charged back to developers, who then recoup the loss from eventual property owners.

Seeking funds for Nimisila walking trail

Council members authorized Mayor Gerard Neugebauer to apply for a Summit County Trail and Greenway community grant to be used for the Nimisila Embankment Walking Trail project.

"These funds will be used on the embankment where the state took down trees on the east side of the Nimisila Reservoir and put gravel down (for the walking trail)," Knodel said, adding that the city has to apply for the grant by the May 12 deadline.