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CANFIELD Permits needed to cut curbs



Published: Tue, February 26, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Two residential streets will be posted at 25 mph.

CANFIELD -- Township trustees have adopted a resolution requiring a permit for making curb cuts during new construction, but imposing no fees for such permits.

The trustees passed the resolution, requested by road supervisor Gary Cook, on Monday in response to complaints about cracked concrete curbs caused by expansion of concrete driveways.

The curb cut permit is to be issued at the same time as the new dwelling permit. Contractors will be instructed as to how driveways should be constructed, and the road department will inspect the driveway installations to make sure the curbs are protected.

"I'm sure that, in the long run, the builders will appreciate this also, because it will protect the integrity of the driveways as well as our curbs," Cook said.

Speed limit: Trustees also established a 25 mph speed limit on Albany Court and on a new section of Villa Rosa Drive, which were previously unposted. These interconnected streets are in a new single-family residential neighborhood.

Thomas Phillips, of South Turner Road, a part-time road department employee who removes snow and ice as needed, said he didn't get paid Monday.

He said the township owes him between $150 and $200. Phillips said this is the second time he hasn't been paid when money was due him. "I'm just tired of it. I get out of bed to go plow the roads at 3 a.m. I expect to be paid," he said.

William D. Reese, trustee chairman, told him it was "a timeliness problem'' related to a new state-mandated accounting system, not a lack of money in the township treasury, and said trustees would resolve the matter in executive session.




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