Liberty plan OK'd,

is sent to Council

At its March 15 meeting, the city's planning commission approved a conditional zoning certificate and a development plan for the Liberty Ford auto dealership planned for Route 43 and Squires Road and forwarded the measure to City Council.

There will be three buildings on the 13-acre site -- a sales/service building (23,000 square feet), quick lube (7,800 square feet) and body shop (27,000 square feet). There will be 72.5 percent of impervious surface and 27.5 percent green space. The dealership plans to relocate from Solon.

Panelists also OK'd a preliminary site plan for additional storage buildings at Security Self-Storage at 1405 S. Chillicothe Road and a revised final plan for the Hawkin subdivision on East Mennonite Road.

Two items were accepted for study -- a site plan for parking expansion at Rovisys on Campus Drive and a final site plan for an addition at RP Gatta on Gentry Drive. Both of the latter are in the southern industrial zone.

Marshal is sought

The city's parks and recreation department is accepting nominations for this year's July 4 parade grand marshal. Nomination forms are available at the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail and on the city's website at www.auroraoh.com.

The nominee must reside in the city, be in good standing in the community and have displayed outstanding service, support and commitment to the community, county, state and/or country.

The deadline for nominations is May 31. All nominations will be reviewed by the mayor, parks-rec director and the community events coordinator. For more information, call Tina Gerber at 330-995-9149.

Camps coming up

Aurora's parks and recreation department is offering a bunch of summer camps this year for various youth age groups.

Among them are Little Medical School and Little Veterinarian School, Arts & Crafts, Sew Much Fun, Dare to Draw and Create Space.

Also on the list are Forensics Academy, Fun-gineering, Mix-Ups & More, BRIXOLOGY and The Worlds, Science and You.

Many of the camps revolve around sports, and include British soccerr camp, Dash Sports Training, track and field, basketball, golf, multi-sport camps, volleyball,flag football, cheerleading, tennis, Ultimate Warrior and Olympics Sports.

All of the camps are detailed in the current parks and recreation booklet, which is available at the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail in front of the high school. For details, call 330-562-4333.

200-year history

copies are ready

The bicentennial book for Reminderville titled "Three Communities, One Heritage" for Twinsburg and Twinsburg Township residents are now available.

"Those who have coupons, feel free to stop by and pick up a book," said Twinsburg Mayor Ted Yates at a recent City Council meeting. "If you did not get a voucher, please contact my office and we will make sure you get one."

According to information from the bicentennial committee, the book is free with a voucher, but a one is needed to get a copy.

The bicentennial committee has expressed apologies for the delay in getting copies, but believes the outcome and extensive amount of research will result in an outstanding publication.

Reminderville residents can pick up a copy at the Village Municipal Center, 3382 Glenwood Boulevard. Copies also are available at Twinsburg City Hall, Twinsburg Township Hall, Twinsburg Board of Education, Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce and Twinsburg Public Library.

Historical information has been compiled by Pursue Posterity and the bicentennial committee since September 2015.

City meetings set

The next City Council meeting will be March 27, with the committee of the whole gathering at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7. Other city government meetings meetings coming up are: March 22 -- civil service commission at 6:30 p.m.; and March 23 -- architectural board of review at 6:30 p.m.

Get sidewalk help

Applications are being accepted for the city of Aurora's 2017 sidewalk transitional assistance repair (STAR) program, for which the city has appropriated $50,000 in this year's budget.

The program, established in 2016, is designed to assist homeowners with sidewalk repair and rehabilitation, and the city will pay up to 50 percent of the cost for repairs.

Additional information and criteria about the program is available on the city's website at www.auroraoh.com or by calling Town Hall at 330-562-6131. The deadline for applications is April 15.

Brush pickup set

Aurora's first regular brush pickup of the year will begin April 17. The program is for non-private, residential areas. Residents should place brush out by 7 a.m. on April 17, which is a Monday. Collection will continue throughout that week. For information about the program, visit www.auroraoh.com/530/Brush-Collection.