GREEN  Interior renovations to the John Torok Community and Senior Center are expected to begin this fall following the city’s acceptance of a $100,000 2019 Community Development Block Grant.

Following Green City Council’s approval of legislation accepting the grant, Councilman Chris Humphrey said the grant includes a reimbursable $25,000 match from the city, which the legislation also granted approval for.

City Communications Coordinator Valerie Wolford said the Americans With Disabilities Act improvements at the 31-year-old building will include a complete remodel of the interior. This work will include new flooring, new paint, kitchen updates including new cabinets and countertops, updating the bathrooms, updating audio visual equipment, and opening up the space in the lobby.

Other actions

- Council also approved the creation of the position and pay range for a parks planning and development administrator.

- This position replaces that of parks and recreation superintendent. Wolford said the change is being made to better reflect the duties of the position.

- The pay range for the new position was also set at between $66,500 and $93,000 annually.

- Two contracts with American Structurepoint were approved - for $8,748 and $348,300 respectively, for engineering services related to the city’s Massillon Road/Boettler Road roundabout and Massillon Road/Corporate Wood Circle roundabout projects.

- Council also granted approval for Mayor Gerard Neugebauer to make salary and compensation adjustments for non-bargaining unit city employees in order to align with the salary and compensation adjustments in the most recent contracts between the city and its three employee unions. The union contracts included an average 2.6 percent annual salary increase.