Blasting in the works for Parkview Senior Living

by Laura Bednar

Sept. 11 township trustees meeting

Township Attorney Jeff Snell gave an update on the rock blasting at the Parkview Senior Living site at the intersection of Carter Road and Route 82 to allow for underground utility access for the homes to be built.

Hilltop Energy will perform underground blasting, which would take 15 to 20 business days. United Earthworks will complete 1,200 feet of ground drilling prior to the blasting. The blasts would likely take place in the afternoon and would not occur every day. A start date for blasting has not been set, but Snell said the hope is to begin in November.

DRW Associates will provide sound and monitoring services during the blasting including seismograph work. The company will also review homes within 500 feet of the blasting beforehand, with resident consent, and review the homes again afterwards to identify any potential damage.

Snell said residents within the 500-foot radius and residents on properties classified as near the site will be notified of an informational meeting to answer any questions before the blasting occurs.

Building requirements

As of Oct. 1, the Summit County Engineer’s Office in cooperation with Summit County Building Standards announced that townships in the county must receive county approval for exterior building construction. This does not apply to the exterior of a home itself, but rather to topographical changes including grading, landscape and drainage. A permit will only be issued for this work after county engineer approval.

According to a letter from Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, after a grading permit and site plan approval are issued, the plan moves on to Summit County Building Standards for a building permit. Trustee John Zaccardelli said the county engineer’s office must approve exterior site plans because it manages stormwater.

Police hire

Christopher Danko was hired as a full-time police officer with Sagamore Hills Police effective Sept. 11. He will be paid $26.52 per hour in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. ∞