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The Suburbanite
  • Zoldesy won’t seek re-election

  • Dr. Gary Zoldesy announced that he will not seek re-election as a Coventry Township Trustee.

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  • Trustees will welcome at least one new member to the board next year.
    Dr. Gary Zoldesy announced Aug. 8 that he will not seek re-election in November.
    “I spent a lot of time in July reflecting on my personal and professional life and I choose not to run again as a trustee,” Zoldesy said. “So, the township will have a new trustee next year.”
    Zoldesy was appointed to his trustee seat in February 2012 and, as of Dec. 31, will have completed the unexpired term of Brenda Patterson.
    His is one of two trustee seats that voters will fill Nov. 5.  Incumbent Tom Seese, who was first elected to the board in November 2009, has filed proper paperwork to seek a second term with the board.
    According to records provided by the Summit County Board of Elections, Edward D. Diebold and Rod Willis also will vye for the open seats.
    “I encourage all residents to take a look at the people who are running,” Zoldesy said. “Take a look at the goals and issues these people have and how they’re proposing to make Coventry a better place to live and work.”
     In other business Aug. 8, trustees:
    • Passed a motion regarding notification policies of the department heads to the trustees. This list identifies seven points of communication: Time off for department heads, injuries within their departments, equipment that this out of service, major or unusual events or circumstances within their departments, complaints of services, grievances and damaged equipment.
    • Passed a motion awarding a resurfacing and re-striping contract to Cardinal Asphalt for the Senior Center parking lots at a cost of $17,800.
    • Passed a motion approving an additional $1,000 for nuisance abatement lawn mowing to Todd’s Enviroscapes.
    • Learned that Zoning Inspector George Beckham reissued four permits for the last 11 single-family units at Brighton Bay/New Port Landing development.
    • Learned that  10 properties are to be demolished as part of the Moving Ohio Forward Grant have been inspected for asbestos and five had asbestos and five did not have asbestos. Beckham has a current bid cost of $15,400 for the asbestos removal.
    • Heard a request from Lockwood United Method Church Food Pantry volunteer for help in collecting. The Trustees agreed to collect canned goods at their Oct. 10 meeting. The Lockwood Food Pantry is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. It is located at 3680 Manchester Road. For more information call 300-644-2227.
    • Were reminded of a school community meeting regarding the new construction plans. It’s set for for 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Coventry High School.
    Trustees next meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Town Hall.