For the second consecutive year in the city of Cuyahoga Falls, our city took on another aggressive program by continuing the $500,000 increase in the paving budget for a total expenditure of $2 million. The 2016 paving season is complete, and I want to extend my sincere gratitude for your patience as our crews worked to improve our roadways. Our road crews worked incredibly hard to complete the projects promptly with as little disruption as possible to our daily traffic routines.

This year, more than 1,200 potholes were patched throughout our neighborhoods, and main thoroughfares and more than 2,700 tons of asphalt were utilized to pave city roadways along with 16,000 pounds of crack sealant. We were able to replace roughly one mile of sidewalk at 195 locations and 34 drive approaches. Additionally, we replaced 15 culverts totaling about 345 feet of culvert pipe. Through the engineering paving program, 34 roads (13.1 miles) were repaired throughout the city. I could not be prouder of their efforts. We plan to continue our aggressive road repair program next year, and are currently prioritizing projected road projects that are slated for completion in 2017.

I want to remind everyone that Trick-or-Treat will be Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Trick or Treat will follow the annual Community Halloween Spooktacular at the Keyser Barn in Keyser Park, 851 West Bath Road, from 2 to 4 p.m. An activity stamp includes activities such as a petting zoo, pony rides, hay maze, inflatables and a Halloween treat bag. There will also be prizes for best costumes and best carved pumpkins.

I want to wish you all a very safe and Happy Halloween!