City Council hears swim club's


A number of parents and children representing the Water Works Swim Club attended the Cuyahoga Falls City Council public affairs committee meeting Sept. 19 to voice their concern the club cannot host home meets at Water Works Park or the Natatorium.

One of the club's coaches said she is "disappointed" by the fact the city has two pools and neither one supports a swim team. One parent said access to the pools has become more limited, and the cost to use either pool has increased.

Councilman Vic Pallotta (R-3), chairman of the public affairs committee, said he would set up a meeting with members of the club. Mayor Don Walters and Parks Superintendent Ed Stewart agreed to meet with them.

Fair housing group hosts seminar

Sept. 27

On Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m., the Fair Housing Advocates Association will conduct a seminar on "Repair Responsibilities Under Ohio Tenant Regulations at the Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St. The seminar will cover the basic rights and responsibilities that pertain to the repair of rental properties.

The session is for tenants, landlords and any other persons interested in obtaining knowledge about landlord tenant issues.

Falls School District hosts building

planning meeting Sept. 28

The Cuyahoga Falls City School District will host its third Uniting For Our Future meeting on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cuyahoga Falls High School Little Theatre, 2300 Fourth St.

The meetings are designed to discuss building plans for the district. The public is encouraged to attend.

State reps to

discuss bipartisan accomplishments

State Representatives Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) and Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) will be hosting a forum focused on a variety of bipartisan accomplishments in the Ohio House of Representatives during the 131st General Assembly.

The forum will be Sept. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Stratford Place Ballroom, 4301 Darrow Road, Stow.

The event, titled "131st General Assembly in Review," will specifically highlight the charter school accountability reforms included in House Bill 2, as well as animal protection measures featured in House Bill 60 ("Goddard's Law") and House Bill 190.

The event will also provide practical tutorial on how to navigate the Ohio Legislature website. An RSVP to is appreciated.

New rate for city's natural gas

program starts

Oct. 1

The city of Cuyahoga Falls in August locked into a new natural gas rate with its current supplier IGS Energy, according to Mayor Don Walters.

The city's current contract with IGS Energy began in April 2015 and continues through March 2017. The current rate of $2.67/MCF (1,000 cubic feet of gas) will expire with the September 2016 billing period.°°

The new rate with IGS Energy begins Oct. 1, 2016.°The current offer is for the remaining six months of the contract. The offer provided is a fixed monthly rate of $3.49/MCF through the March 2017°billing period, according to a news release from the city.

Under the terms of the aggregation program, eligible residential and small commercial customers will be included in the purchasing group automatically unless they elect to opt out of the program.°This includes those currently enrolled in the program and those currently on Dominion's SCO program. IGS Energy sent information to all eligible customers. °

Current participants in the city's gas program will continue to be enrolled in the new program.°This is an opt-out program. Letters from IGS to each customer explained the program. Participants will have the option to terminate at any time without cancellation fees, according to the city news release

Dominion East Ohio customers paying the SCO rate will be automatically moved into the city's program.°This is an opt-out program, providing each customer with the opportunity to opt out. Letters were mailed from IGS to each customer explaining the program and options. Customers choosing not to participate should contact IGS to opt out.

Customers that are on another choice program with a different supplier did not receive a letter. They may call IGS to join, but they should review their current contract first, according to the news release.

For more information regarding the city of Cuyahoga Falls' natural gas aggregation program, contact IGS Energy at:°1-877-353-0162.°To make an apples to apples price comparison of supplier plans, costs and contract terms, visit the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's online tool at