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  • Stark County Commissioners meeting for July 24

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  • Stark County commissioners
    • Agreed to seek state approval to have the Stark County Building Department enforce residential building codes within the village of Hills and Dales. The move came at the request of the village’s council. A message left for Mayor Edward Schirack was not immediately returned Wednesday.
    • Changed the addresses of five homes in Perry Township after township safety officials said firefighters could not locate one of the homes that had a reported propane leak due to its confusing address. The changes are: 1167 Brook Ave. NW will become 1116 Marion Ave. NW; 1171 Brook Ave. NW will become 1142 Marion Ave. NW; 1127 Brook Ave. NW will become 1170 Marion Ave. NW; 1126 Brook Ave. NW will become 1173 Marion Ave. NW; and 1136 Brook Ave. NW will become 1146 South View Circle NW.
    Residents who attended the meeting said commissioners haven’t fully addressed the problem because two homes with Brook Avenue NW addresses still are separated from the main section of Brook Avenue. Perry Township Trustee Craig Chessler said he would address the residents’ concerns with the other trustees during the board’s next meeting. Chessler said the township’s road department also will assess whether additional signs need to be erected in the neighborhood to highlight the address changes. The new addresses are expected to take effect within a few weeks.
    • Formally accepted Stark County Dog Warden Reagan Tetreault’s resignation, effective Aug. 5. Tetreault said last week that she is leaving the post she’s held since 2010 so she can stay home with her family. Commissioners will accept applications for the dog warden position until 4 p.m. Aug. 5.
    • Selected Direct Energy as the electricity supplier for county-owned buildings. The county’s energy consultant, Mark Burns of Independent Energy Consultants, said the county stands to save $266,000 over roughly two years compared to the default rates set by American Electric Power. The county’s existing contract with FirstEnergy Solutions expires Aug. 31.
    • Hired Ashton Sound & Communications of Ravenna for $36,095 to upgrade the fire alarm system at the Stark County Courthouse. The money will come from the court’s restoration and special project accounts.
    UP NEXT Meet Monday for a closed-door session to interview candidates for the county chief building official position on the second floor of the Stark County Office Building at 110 Central Plaza S. in Canton.

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