Trustees reallocate OneOhio funds

by Kathleen Steele Gaivin
Dec. 13 township trustees meeting
In their final regular meeting of the year, Sagamore Hills trustees agreed to reallocate $1,954 in OneOhio Recovery Foundation funds. The OneOhio Recovery Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created at the direction of Ohio’s state and local leaders to distribute 55% of the funds Ohio will receive from the pharmaceutical industry as a consequence of its role in the national opioid epidemic. According to Trustee Paul Schweikert, the township is reallocating its share to the Summit County Department of Health to distribute.

Trustees renewed the township’s membership in the Community University Education purchasing cooperative through the University of Akron for road salt procurement.

Sagamore Hills trustees hired Kenneth Halligan as a part-time snowplow driver for the season at a rate of $25 per hour for his services for up to eight hours per shift.

“He’s going to be a backup to a backup to a backup,” said Trustee John Zaccardelli. “This is in case we are slammed [and can’t keep up with snow removal].”

For the month of November, the Sagamore Hills Police Department handled 199 calls for service and performed 790 community-policing checks, including eight vacation checks. The investigative section received 29 investigations and closed all but one; three were closed by arrests, according to Trustee David DePasquale. The Sagamore Hills fire station answered 114 EMS calls and 14 fire calls during November. Sagamore provided mutual aid 10 times and received mutual aid 14 times. ∞