GREEN With an eye on starting construction as soon as possible, Green City Council approved a $118,450 contract with Cavanaugh Building Corporation Nov. 11 to make interior renovations to the John Torok Community and Senior Center, at 4224 Massillon Road.

Councilman Justin Speight said the project to renovate and make interior improvements is being partially funded by a $75,000 Summit County Community Block Grant.

The contract was passed on its second of a schedule three readings by Council.

“Second reading passage was requested so that work can be started as soon as possible,” Speight said.

Energy district program approved with trepidation

Council unanimously approved an ordinance allowing the city to participate in the Akron-Summit County Energy Special Improvement District residential program.

Councilman Stephen Dyer explained that the program is a loan program for energy-saving home-improvement projects that homeowners can pay back on their tax duplicate.

Councilmen Chris Humphrey and Matt Shaughnessy voted for the ordinance, but expressed concern that it may lead to residents borrowing beyond their means.

Other actions

Council also passed legislation giving consent to the Ohio Department of Transportation to replace road signs on State Route 619 within the city of Green; accepting the annual recommendations of the city tax incentive review council regarding the city’s community reinvestment area and tax increment financing agreements within the city; and approving a new liquor license for Chipotle Mexican Grill at 1840 Franks Boulevard by declining a hearing on the liquor license.