Stark County commissioners hired Northstar Asphalt for $893,527 to resurface Cleveland Avenue NW in Lake Township.
Stark County commissioners
KEY ACTION Hired Northstar Asphalt for $893,527 to resurface Cleveland Avenue NW in Lake Township.
DISCUSSION The project will begin at Orion Street NW and end at Wright Road NW but does not include the recently improved Mount Pleasant Street intersection. State and federal funds will pay for most of the project.
•Hired CTI Engineers of Canton for $163,624 to provide construction engineering services for a new treatment plant in Marlboro Township, where many homes have failing septic systems. The contract originally had been for $236,942, but was reduced after commissioners questioned why the cost for oversight equaled roughly 20 percent of the $1.2 million project.
• Authorized the Stark County Common Pleas Court to use the $35,374 that has been sitting in a dormant account that had been opened in 1990 for courthouse renovation. The court can use the money only for courthouse restoration improvements.
FOR YOUR INFO Roughly 30 people met Wednesday’s deadline to apply for the county administrator position.
Among the applicants are Canal Fulton Administrator Mark Cozy; Minerva Councilman Phil Davison; Brant Luther, a former Stark County auditor and former magistrate who now oversees court-appointed guardians for Stark County Family Court; Canton Township trustee Christopher Nichols; former Lake Township trustee Norman Martin, who is the industrial safety administrator for the Ohio Department of Commerce; and former Waynesburg Councilman Frederick Pisani, who is Marlboro Township’s zoning inspector and manager of the Feline Historical Museum in Alliance.
Michael Hanke, who has served as administrator since December 2007, plans to leave the post March 1. He earns $78,000 a year.
UP NEXT Meet at 9 a.m. Monday for a budget hearing with representatives of the 5th District Court of Appeals on the second floor of the Stark County Office Building at 110 Central Plaza S. in Canton.