REMINDERVILLE — The village will have one new member of Council starting Jan. 1, 2018, while three familiar faces will return, following the results of the Nov. 7 general election.
Victoria Jeromos-Blayney won one of the four available seats. She is a 13-year resident of the village and owner of Jerney Studios. She has been married for 19 years and is the other of three children.
"I am so honored and humbled to be chosen as a Council person and to be able to help my fellow neighbors in any way I can," she said.
Jeromos-Blaney polled 293 votes. Becki Kovach, who was appointed to Council in July to replace Mark Silversten, garnered the most votes at 434, followed by incumbents Mark Kondik (348) and Walter Hoffman (302). Incumbent Thomas DiCarlo finished with 267, according to final but unofficial results from the Summit County Board of Elections.
Kovach and her husband have lived in the village since 2015. She is administrative assistant to the mayor in North Olmsted and believes her experience in local government has been beneficial to Council and the village.
Kovach thanked residents for their support throughout the campaign period.
"I am so happy to serve the residents of Reminderville for the next four years," she said.
Kondik is a graphics analyst for Automated Packaging Systems. He has served on Council for eight years and is a 13-year village resident.
Hoffman has lived in the village for 38 years and is a retired school teacher and administrator. He said he wishes to continue the progress being made in the village and work to develop protocol.
DiCarlo had been on Council since 2010 and currently serves as chairman of the finance committee. He has lived in the village for 26 years.
In Twinsburg Township, incumbent Trustees Jamey DeFabio and Thomas Schmidt ran unopposed.
Summit DD levy
Meanwhile, a 4.5-mill countywide issue (Issue 3) for services provided by the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board was passing by nearly 40,000 votes with only a handful of precincts still to be counted.
The levy will run for six years, and homeowners will continue to pay about $138 per year per $100,000 of their property’s value.
"We are thankful for the many organizations, government officials and citizens who helped to pass this levy," said Summit DD Superintendent John Trunk.
"We are fortunate to have the backing of a community that understands how important it is to fund essential services for children and adults with disabilities."
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