Volley for A Cure set

Oct. 4 at Aurora High

Aurora High will host a Volley For A Cure event Oct. 4 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. during the Greenmen volleyball matches against Revere.

There will be special recognition for family members currently battling or survivors of all cancers prior to the varsity game at 6:30.

It will include persons from both Aurora and Revere, who will be given pink carnations and will walk with their loved ones across the court.

The event will have special meaning for Greenmen girls, as one mom -- Tina Davis -- has battled several types of cancer, and some other mothers are in remission.

There will be free admission for students providing a donation or wearing Volley For A Cure T-shirts.

The event will include a bake sale, boot collection and games with prizes. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the goal is to pack the gym with fans wearing pink and with pink decorations.

The AHS volleyball players will sell Volley For A Cure T-shirts for $10 during high school lunch periods beginning Sept. 26.

City's resources $52M

Portage County Auditor Janet Esposito has reported that the city of Aurora's estimated resources for 2017 are $52.39 million.

That is second to Kent's $90.1 million in Portage County, while Ravenna's resources are $29.1 million and Streetsboro's are $26.89 million.

Resources for all subdivisions in Portage are estimated at $486.9 million. The cities amount to $198.5 million, villages $15.6 million, townships $30.77 million, libraries $13.3 million, Portage County $209.1 million and special districts $19.6 million.

The Portage County District Library's resources are estimated $3.78 million. Portage Park District is $2.17 million and Portage Solid Waste District $4 million.

Debate watch slated

The Portage County Republican Central Committee is sponsoring a presidential debate watch party Sept. 26 at the Aurora Inn. Social hour is 8 to 9 p.m. with a cash bar. The debate watch starts at 9. All voters are welcome to attend, with a special welcome to those who have not voted in a while.

Planning unit to meet

Aurora's planning commission has a handful of items on its agenda for tonight's (Sept. 21) meeting.

A minor subdivision / lot split for a proposed Tire Max on West Maple Lane is the first item, followed by a preliminary plan for the Preserve at Beljon Farms, a proposed subdivision on East Pioneer Trail near Page Road.

Two items that were tabled at the Aug. 3 meeting also are on the agenda -- wetlands setback variances and a preliminary site plan for a commercial development on the east side of Route 306, just north of Route 82.

The sessions gets under way at 6:30 p.m.

City meetings slated

Aurora City Council's next meeting is Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. The regular meeting will be preceded by the committee of the whole session.

The planning commission will meet tonight (Sept. 21) at 6:30, the architectural board of review will gathet Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. and the civil service commission will meet Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Assistance available

The city provides several assistance programs for residents based on level of income.

Qualifying Aurora residents can receive their trash/recycling service at no cost, a water/sewer discount of 20 percent and free snow removal based on a total household income of $19,000 or less.

The program begins each year on July 1 and runs through June 30 of the following year. An application must be filed each year with documentation showing proof of income.

For more information and to see if you qualify, visit www.auroraoh.com/625/Assistance-Program.

Fall festival is nearing

Auroar's annual Fall Family Fun Fest will be Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the southern end of Sunny Lake Park. Activities include inflatables, hayrides, crafts, scarecrow making, refreshments and fun for the entire family. Admission is free.