On the record: Hubbard

WHAT: City council meeting Monday

PRESENT: Bonnie Viele, Robin Zambrini, Bill Williams, Ryan Hallopy, Michael Kerr, Cathy Cummings and Mayor Ben Kyle

ABSENT: Michael Mogg and Jerry Crowe


• Heard from Kyle that quarterly meetings will be held on a plan for improving safety and response measures if there is a train derailment or accident in the city or township. Meetings would be with Trumbull Emergency Management Agency and other communities;

• Heard from Kyle that Hubbard city and township received a “Got to Go Green” grant for electronic recycling collection 9 to 11a.m. July 8 at the city administration parking lot and tire recycling 9 a.m. to noon April 29 at township road department. He said grant funds also were received from Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste District for cameras to be installed at the recycling drop off site at the city recycling center;

• Heard from Zambrini who attended a recent meeting on drug court and what it can do to help address the drug problem. She said officials at the meeting reported Trumbull County is the third highest county in the state for number of drug overdoses;

• Reminded residents of a leash law in effect in the city with residents required to keep dogs off their properties on a leash. Violators would be cited into mayor’s court;

• Heard from Safety Director Bill Bancroft of meeting with officials of Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority on evacuation plans being in place at Eagle Creek units off West Park and West Liberty streets;

• Heard from Cummings the park board has set timers for the

restrooms at Jones Park from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. adjusted accordingly to how it stays light out longer. Plans are also to refurbish the pavilion at the park;

• Gave first reading for proceeding with the demolition of 27 Orchard Ave.

On the record: Hubbard

WHAT: City council meeting Monday

PRESENT: Bill Williams, Bonnie Viele, Robin Zambrini, Michael Mogg, Cathy Cummings, Ryan Hallopy, Michael Kerr, Jerry Crowe and Mayor Ben Kyle


• Heard from Kyle he met with officials from SCOPE who discussed expanding programs at the Hubbard senior center site, including a meal program at no cost to the city. Kyle said the city will know in another month if programs are coming to the center and if there will be a site manager;

• Approved seeking bids for the 2023 street resurfacing program through the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office. Scheduled to be paved are sections of Moore, West Water and Scott streets, Fifth Avenue and Parkview Drive;

• Approved seeking bids for a booster station generator on Creed Avenue. The city received a $50,000 Ohio Environmental Protection Agency emergency generator grant for the Creed Avenue pump house if the power goes out and water needs to continue pumping;

• Heard from Mogg the fire department received a $38,000 grant for a power cot costing $49,000 with the fire department covering $11,000;

• Announced a town hall meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hubbard Library on reducing addiction with drug court with Girard Municipal Court Judge Jeffrey Adler;

• Announced the fire department will be installing smoke detectors in residents’ homes. Fire department personnel will make arrangements for the work;

• Approved the lease / purchase with State Municipal Leasing for a $65,176 Ford Interceptor for the police department;

• Appointed Thomas Beasley to the planning and zoning commission;

• Heard from Cummings that trees have been taken down at the parks and Jones Field by Richardson Tree Service. She said an old basketball court will be made into a pickleball court;

• Heard from Mogg the fire district is seeking a five-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant that would help pay for staff at the fire station.


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