COVENTRY TWP. Road repairs are scheduled for Coventry Township this summer.
During the May 11 trustee meeting, Coventry Road Superintendent Lael Stouffer said he is getting calls daily about roads that need repaired in the township. This summer, the township is not planning any resurfacing due to funding issues, but will be repairing roads in certain places.
Trustees approved $50,000 for the purchase and delivery of hot mix asphalt, which will go toward the repairs.
"We are going to focus on the areas that need fixed," Stouffer said. "We have areas that won’t survive next winter."
With the approval of the road levy in November, the township will start collecting money on it this year and be able to begin road resurfacing next year.
In other business May 11, trustees:
- Requested not to have a hearing for the transfer of stock for a C1-C2 liquor license for Moran Foods doing business as Save A Lot. Coventry Zoning Inspector George Beckham said this is a change in ownership.
- Approved the annual property and liability insurance renewal payment for the township. This year’s payment is $81,695 which is about a $100 decrease in the total amount.
- Approved a five-year agreement for a video arraignment program with the Barberton Municipal Court in the amount of $750. The township has used this program for 17 years and it allows security to be maintained as prisoners housed in the Summit County Jail are not transported back and forth for additional hearings.
- Approved for the township to participate in the Communities Preventing Chronic Disease Program to help develop and connect a sidewalk at Portage Lakes Drive and Cormany Road to the towpath trail on Manchester Road.
- Approved to purchase eight Key Secure 200 Knox Vaults at a cost not to exceed $5,000. Heard from Beckham who said he is getting a lot of housing complaints about yards not mowed. He said he is addressing them.
- A motion to replace two bay windows on the Portage Lakes Drive side of the administration building, which are a safety concern, failed. Trustee Edward Diebold supported the measure, but trustee Richard Kutuchief voted no. The plan was to replace them with regular windows, but Kutuchief is concerned about the appearance and wants to explore some other window designs.
- Heard from Sue Johns about the beautification program in Coventry this year. The plan is to plant more than 5,000 flowers and she is looking for donations and people to get involved. Those interested can contact the administration office.
The next Coventry Township Trustees Meeting is set for 7 p.m. June 8 at the town hall.