• Recommended that the Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning & Development Organization (NEFCO) add three Hartville projects to its funding priority list, which makes the projects eligible for economic development funding. The projects include: An extension of Canton’s waterline through Hartville’s downtown and into its industrial park; the completion of roads, storm sewers and utilities in the village’s industrial park; and upgrades to Hartville’s wastewater treatment plant. Hartville was the only community to submit projects to be considered. Canton also plans to add to the list projects at Stark Ceramics, Interstate 77 at Faircrest Street and the Northeast Canton Industrial Park, but details were not provided Wednesday.
• Hired TransSystems Real Estate Consulting of Cleveland for $57,075 for right-of-way acquisition services and hired Bowman Appraisal Services of Alliance for $8,340 to determine how much money the county should offer the property owners whose land will be acquired as part of the 55th Street bridge replacement project in Plain Township. The Federal Highway Administration will fund both contracts.
• Hired Oriana House of Akron to provide electronic monitoring for the court’s Adult Probation department for roughly $60,000 a year.
• Hired Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty to provide labor relations services, such as contract negotiations, for the Stark County Department of Job and Family Services. Attorneys will be paid at a rate of $125 an hour and paralegal will be paid at a rate of $90 an hour.
UP NEXT Meets at 10 a.m. Monday for a work session on the second floor of the Stark County Office Building at 110 Central Plaza S. in Canton.