|
|
The Suburbanite
  • Front Street Project nearly finished; fire talks continue

  • The village storm sewer project is wrapping up and Front Street is getting back in shape. Councilman Rick Justice said he was happy with the progress at the Nov. 7 meeting -- just a day before he was elected mayor. “Working around all the old gas lines, water lines and everything was quite a task,” he said.

    • email print
  • The village storm sewer project is wrapping up and Front Street is getting back in shape. Councilman Rick Justice said he was happy with the progress at the Nov. 7 meeting -- just a day before he was elected mayor. “Working around all the old gas lines, water lines and everything was quite a task,” he said.
    Justice said the long-awaited water control panel has arrived.  Purchased through a county grant, the new equipment can be monitored from a laptop or smart phone to detect any water system problems. “It has to be installed by Dec. 31.
    Talks between Fire Chief Barry Saley and Springfield on a potential cooperative fire agreement continue, according to councilman  Wendell Sommers.
    “At this point there are some staffing problems for Springfield that they are trying to get resolved,” Sommers said. “We cannot do anything until that is straightened out.
    Sommers also read a motion to allow village employees to immediately remove all political signs from village property.
    One resident said the motion was a waste of time.  She said council should work on important issues to save the village.  She left the meeting visibly upset.
    The motion was tabled until a later meeting. 
    Announcements included:
    Councilwoman Tammy Coontz said the Halloween party drew more than 100 children. She thanked United Way for donating refreshments and candy.  “All the children had great costumes and a good time.”
    Coontz also said the Christmas tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Municipal Building.
    Mayor Mike Kolomichuk said an Akron resident contacted him to donate a photo of former Lakemore resident Dean Peter Ott, who was killed at Pearl Harbor.
    Summit County Council At- Large member Bill Roemer, was at the meeting.  He said that he made a promise to travel around to the communities to hear what issues people have and that he would be available to answer questions after the meeting.  He was pleased to see so many turn out for the council meeting.  
    The next meeting will be held on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.