The Suburbanite
  • Springfield Township Board of Trustees meeting, Nov. 29

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  • KEY ACTION  Trustees announced an opening on the Springfield Lakemore Cable Board, which oversees channel 15. It is a volunteer, unpaid position, and the appointee will be asked to attend quarterly board meetings. Township and village residents are encouraged to send a résumé and letter of interest to Office Manager Amie Biltz at abiltz@springfieldtownship.us or mail to A. Biltz at 2459 Canfield Road, Akron, OH 44312.
    • A moment of silence was observed in honor of former Springfield Township Police Chief James Bader, who died Nov. 11. Bader worked in law enforcement for 27 years.
    “It was an honor to know him and work with him,” said trustee Deborah Davis.
    • Trustees approved a payment to the Springfield Lakemore Cable Board for its 2 percent share of the third-quarter franchise fees received from Time Warner Cable in the amount of $16,022.87.
    • Approved zoning abatements to be placed on the property tax duplicate as a lien upon the lands at 1487 Canton Road for an amount of $170, 1425 Krumroy Road for an amount of $175 and for a vacant lot on Bey Road in the amount of $125. They were for eliminating the nuisance of overrun vegetation or debris.
    • Approved the purchase of fire fighter turnout gear at a cost of $1,875.
    • Resident Chester Henthorn voiced his concern about the vacant and boarded up homes in the Sawyerwood area. Davis said that a number of homes in that area have already come down, and the zoning department continues to work on abatement issues.
    • Dave Hoffer from the Springfield Board of Education updated the trustees on the progress of the new Springfield Junior High-High School building, saying it is on time and on budget. Those who would like to go through the old building before it is torn down will have an opportunity to do so at the end of this school year.
    • Trustee Dean Young welcomed members of Boy Scout Troop 304, who were at the meeting to observe local government.
    Carolynn Mostyn