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On the record

Hubbard

WHAT: City council meeting Monday

PRESENT: Bonnie Viele, Robin Zambrini, Michael Mogg, Cathy Cummings, Jerome Crowe, Michael Kerr, Ryan Hallapy and Mayor Ben Kyle

Council:

• Approved the first reading to prohibit the sale of recreational marijuana in the city of Hubbard.

• Approved the first reading authorizing the board of control to enter into a contract with Richardson Tree and Landscape Co. for 2024, 2025 and 2026, not to exceed $60,000 per year.

• Approved the first reading to oppose Dominion Energy’s proposed 30% rate increase and requesting the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio deny Dominion Energy Ohio’s request for the same.

• Hailey Rogenski

On the record

Hubbard Township

WHAT: Trustees meeting June 11

PRESENT: William Colletta, Jason Tedrow and Rick Hernandez

Trustees:

• Agreed to hire two new part-time police officers, as needed, at $20 per hour with no benefits.

• Agreed to hire Wacht and Son Painting and Remodeling for upgrades at the police department for $3,150.

• Approved motion to buy a used 2019 police cruiser from VIenna for $16,000 once the car is examined by a mechanic.

• Swore in police officer William Greene as a police captain. He will continue as acting chief.

• Announced two ambulances have been ordered.

• Hired a part-time road department employee at $15 per hour.

• Announced the road department will move the work day schedule to 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the summer.

• Reported the road department met with Kirila Construction to review the hot mix paving projects. The roads are Mount Everett Road, Drummond Avenue to Interstate 80, Laurel Park and Bell Avenue.

• Tabled purchasing a radar sign for $3,270 until the July meeting.

• Requested to look into installing a new street light at the corner of Pothour Wheeler and Hubbard Bedford roads.

• Requested attorney Mark Finamore to review and write a noise ordinance. It will include the disruption of neighborhoods, loud music and vehicles, drone protection, explosive devices and off-road vehicles.

• Hailey Rogenski

On the record

Girard

WHAT: City council meeting, Tuesday

PRESENT: John Moliterno, Mark Standohar, Thomas Grumley, Jeff Kay, Keith Schubert, Lily Martuccio, Sam Zirafi, Reynald Paolone and Mayor Mark Zuppo

Council:

•Heard from resident Rich DeSalvo if improvements can be made at Liberty Park using American Rescue Plan funds such as a walking path. Zuppo said plans are for an 18-hole disc golf course for the park.

•Reminded residents not to park on both sides of the streets which has been creating traffic problems. Signs are posted on which side to park, which is opposite of where fire hydrants are located. Zuppo said police will monitor this and give warnings.

•Heard from Fire Chief James Petruzzi the department received a fire safety trailer to be used for school safety programs.

•Heard from Standohar about reviewing the street paving program with less than $200,000 available this year. He said Elruth Street from Wellman Avenue to Hazel Street needs addressed with proper crosswalks.

•Entered into a contract with Statewide Ford Lincoln of Van Wert to purchase three 2024 fully equipped Ford police cruisers at cost not to exceed $222,408 through state cooperative purchasing program.

•Entered into a partnership with Niles, Cortland and Hubbard for the Community Housing Impact and Preservation program with Ohio Development Services Agency.

•Opposed Enbridge’s proposed 30% rate increase and requesting Public Utilities Commission of Ohio deny the request.

• Bob Coupland

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