GREEN  A portion of Mount Pleasant Road in Green has been vacated by the city, following a unanimous vote by Green City Council April 9.

Planning Director Wayne Wiethe said that the road vacation is being made jointly with the Stark County Engineer, as the roadway is partly in Green and partly in Jackson Township.

“It is on the very south side of the (Akron-Canton) airport, in the area where the 356th Fighter Group and Whiskey Ranch (restaurants) were,” Wiethe said.

The property is owned by Castle Aviation, which plans to construct a 180 foot by 300 foot hangar and, Wiethe said, “actually promoted” the vacation of Mount Pleasant Road. 

Following the vacation, both the airport and Castle Aviation will have dedicated driveways onto their respective properties and Mount Pleasant “will no longer need to be a publicly maintained roadway,” Wiethe said. He added, however, that there will still be a utility easement on the property after Mount Pleasant is vacated.

Other actions

In the April 9 meeting, Green City Council also

• Donated city owned property to be used in the city’s Fire Station 3 construction project to the Summit County Land Reutilization Corporation for asbestos removal and demolition of structures on the property. The property will be deeded back to the city upon completion of the demolition, which is estimated to save the city $10,000 to $30,000 in costs.

• Authorized the sale of used equipment at Raintree Country Club via public auction or on eBay.

• Approved a resolution confirming established pay ranges for seasonal employees and a seasonal recreation aid and “flexibility” for determining seasonal pay rates. Human Resources Director Pam Serina said the primary reason for the change had to do with the seasonal recreation aide position.  The approved legislation states that the city’s prior resolution, passed in 2017, “imposed limitations on the city’s ability to recognize related education and experience and included requirements unnecessary for the seasonal recreation aide.”

• Awarded a $78,180 contract to Melway Paving for resurfacing at Boettler Park and appropriated $26,000 for the project. Councilman and finance committee chair Chris Humphreys said the remainder of the project costs had been previously appropriated by Council.

• Approved the $106,840 purchase of a residential property near the recently completed Pickle Road roundabout. 

• Approved three resolutions to purchase a five-ton Kenworth cab and chassis; a pair of 1-ton Ford dump trucks; and three Ford F-250 three-quarter ton pickup trucks for use in the city service and parks departments.  A total of $251,908 was appropriated for the purchases.

• Appropriated $3 million in Nexus Pipeline settlement funds for the improvement of emergency services in the southwest quadrant of the city, including a future fourth city fire station.

• Approved an agreement on property owned by Arlington Ridge Townhomes whereby a 100-percent tax exemption will be granted on the value of improvements at the site.

• Approved the transfer of bridge ownership and maintenance on several culvert bridges in the city from Summit County to the city of Green.  Councilman and transportation committee chair Matt Shaughnessy explained that maintenance of the bridges had been the responsibility of the county prior to Green being incorporated as a city.