COVENTRY TWP. Summit County offers many programs to low- and medium-income families who live in Summit County.
During the July 13 trustee meeting, trustees heard a presentation from Holly Miller, who works in Summit County’s Executive Office. She explained a number of programs which help homeowners make repairs to their homes.
Miller discussed the Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnership Program, Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program, Household Sewage Treatment System Program, Revolving Loan Program and the Home Weatherization Program.
Each program has guidelines, but are designed to help replace, doors, windows, furnaces, roofs, water tanks and failing septic system.
Information for each program can be found online and some fliers on each program are at the Coventry Administration offices.
In other business, trustees:
- Approved to place no parking signs on both sides of Alfred Road from South Arlington west to North Gregg Road. The signs come following the majority of homeowners on the street agreeing to them. The signs will be temporarily posted for 30 days and then be permeant if no one appeals.
- Approved to declare August as Summit Kids Month in Coventry Township and across Summit County.
- Accepted the 2017-2018 State of Ohio EMS Equipment Grant in the amount of $3,025. The money will be used to purchase EMS supplies.
- Heard an update from the county Engineer’s Office about the dam project, summer paving and some upcoming projects. The county plans to study the intersection of Killian Road and South Main Street to improve safety along with Portage Lakes Drive near the new Coventry High School.
- Heard from Zoning Inspector George Beckham about a change coming to electronic signs in Coventry Township. The new plan calls for signs to be allowed to change six times, which will go before the zoning board in August and then be voted on in September by the trustees.
- Heard from the trustees about the passing of Charles "Chick" Bittner, who was 101. They all said he was a dedicated man to Coventry and will be greatly missed.
- Heard there were two resignations for representatives from Coventry on the Portage Lakes Advisory Council. The trustees will be looking for replacements.
The next Coventry Township Trustees Meeting is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at town hall.