NEW FRANKLIN City Council approved a resolution to approve funds provided by the county’s coronavirus relief distribution during the June 17 meeting.


The distribution will be expended consistent with the requirements of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (Cares Act). Also, a resolution requesting the city receive its share of funds from the county COVID-19 local government payroll support grant program was approved by council members.


Body cam purchase passes


A resolution approving for New Franklin to apply for a Bureau of Justice Assistance Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Policy and Implementation Grant (BJABWCPEIP) for six body cameras and travel expenditures for one officer to attend one national meeting was passed.


Mayor Paul Adamson said he still needs to get some answers to questions on this and the timing on the grant.


The three reads were waived for council to authorize the transfer of funds from the general fund to the police district and dispatch fund.


Other business:


• Council members authorized the city to obtain 422 Paving Chip and Seal program services under the Summit County Engineer’s bid.


• The Finance Department reported that auditors came in three days the previous week and the gap report will be completed by the end of the month.


• Mayor Paul Adamson thanked the volunteers who helped to spruce up the gardens at the Tudor House.


• Adamson reported that the playgrounds are now open, and signs are posted to play at your own risk. The play equipment is not cleaned on a regular basis.


Announcements:


• Summit County appraisers are in New Franklin to view new construction and additions to properties.


• Fix-It-funds are available to help residents with home repairs. There is additional information being posted on the city website.


• Second half tax bills have been mailed and are due on July 17. For those with questions or concerns regarding payment contact the Summit County Fiscal Office.


• Summit County Public Health has not yet confirmed a date to return to public meetings.


• A sign has been posted at Pearlman Road and Harter Home Drive to advise of a new stop sign being installed.


• Residents are requesting a stop sign at Vanderhoof and Kungle roads. It will be revisited once the bridge is repaired.


• South Main Street repaving should begin within the next 30 to 60 days.


• The new glass and door has been installed in the administration building for safety reasons.


The next regular meeting of the New Franklin City Council and Committees is scheduled at 6 p.m. July 1.