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Village stretches street paving dollars

By Carol McIntire

Several streets in the village of Carrollton are set to get a new coat of asphalt following action by council Monday evening.

Council accepted the low bid of Superior Paving of Canton for $145,492 to pave six streets and five alleys. Denny Roudebush, village administrator, noted the village budgeted $150,000 for paving, so funds permitting, an additional alley could be paved.

Streets to be paved include: Crest St. from the apartment complex to the west end of the street; Thomas Ave., 8th St. NW from Canton Rd. to Lincoln Ave.; 10th St. NW; 2nd St. SW from S. High St. to Rader Ave. and Deerhaven Dr. from Antigua Rd. to Sunnyview. Five unnamed alleys are also on the list. Central Allied of Canton and North Star Asphalt also submitted bids.

Council also accepted the bid of Spano Brothers Construction Company of Akron for the waterline replacement project on Brenner Rd. Spano’s bid of $158,880.35 was the lowest of six bids submitted for the project.

Council accepted the bid as an emergency ordinance. “I wouldn’t normally do this as an emergency, but we are running up against funding deadlines,” commented Mayor Frank Leghart during the reading of the ordinance. The waterline from SR 9 to the village’s treatment plant will be replaced. Funding for the project is being supplied by the Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the village. Councilman Luke Grimes voted no.

In other business, council:
-LEARNED there is potential development in the village on the north end of the Drug Mart Plaza. Councilman Chris Barto, during the Public Works report, noted a developer is willing to pay the cost to hook to village services.

-AGREED to advertise for bids for a new 550 series dump truck for the village street department. The truck will replace a 1995 or 1996 model (Mayor Leghart wasn’t certain of the year) and will be paid for with the village’s oil and gas bonus money.

-SET a zoning board of appeals meeting May 28 at 6:45 p.m. prior to the regular council meeting to hear an appeal from James and Beverly Patterson who would like to add onto a garage at 246 2nd St. SE.

-GRANTED permission for Girl Scout Troop 331 of Dellroy to conduct a historical candlelight tour of the downtown area of Carrollton either May 31 or June 7.

-CHANGED the May 27 meeting to May 28 due to Memorial Day.

-LEARNED there may not be a need for the village to hire a structural engineer to assess the condition of a garage located at 244 2nd St. SW as the owner notified the village he plans to have it torn down by the end of the month.

-LEARNED Solicitor Clark Batista is sending a letter to the owner of a mobile home park between S. High St. and S. Lisbon St. concerning the parking of an RV in the park asking that it be removed.  Leghart said the village has received complaints about the RV.

-AGREED to provide the labor to improve a drain issue from 12th St to an interconnect in front of Hall Machine Shop.

-AGREED to designate an unnamed street designated as 10th St. NW running from Daringer Ave. to Canton Rd. NW as Daringer Ave. NW. Councilwoman Wilma Lambert voted no, saying she was misquoted in a media account of the last meeting. She noted she believes it should remain an unnamed street.

-HEARD first reading of an ordinance to extend the contract of Batista one year and grant him a $1,000 pay increase from $14,500 to $15,500.

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