Residents responsible for county road grass cutting

by Laura Bednar

April 8 township trustees meeting

Trustee Paul Schweikert said the Summit County Engineer notified the township the county would not cut grass along county roads anymore. Residents must cut their own grass along ditches in the front yard. Schweikert said the township is not permitted to cut the grass.

He also noted the township purchased a $3,000 mower lift for the roads department to get underneath the lawn mowers for maintenance. “This is one of the better investments we’ve made,” said Schweikert. “It will last us 20 years or longer.”

Other purchases made include accessory items for the police department’s new Dodge Durango vehicle: $5,544 for cameras and $2,104 for a radar unit. At a special trustee meeting on March 19, trustees approved purchasing a $450,000 ambulance and Ford 550 cabin chassis with a Horton box. Trustee David DePasquale said Sagamore is ordering it this year and anticipating it will be a 2025 model if it takes 18 months to get.

In other news

The police department’s Traffic Safety Unit issued 50 citations and 254 warnings in the first quarter. Two of the unit’s officers are attending child safety seat installation classes. Speed trailers will be deployed on township roads starting mid-April.

In response to the passage of Issue 2 legalizing recreational marijuana in Ohio, the township’s employee handbook was updated to prohibit the unlawful use or sale of marijuana while engaged in or conducting township business.

Trustee John Zaccardelli said there is a new owner for Sagamore Square shopping center on W. Aurora Road. He said the township’s zoning inspector said the new owners are more willing to take care of the property. ∞