NORTHFIELD CENTER — Residents on Bayberry and Pickwick drives will have smoother going after township trustees awarded a contract for repairs and repaving of the two streets.

Trustee Chairman Rich Reville said two bids were received, and the lowest was from Mid-Ohio Asphalt at $26,400. Trustees awarded the contract at their Sept. 5 meeting.

Meanwhile, trustees approved a schedule of fees and bonds associated with zoning and road matters.

The fees are for permits for such projects as pools; residential, commercial and industrial buildings; change of use, variances, road opening and right-of-way disturbances, new and reconstructed driveways, fences, garages, signs, oil and gas drilling, telecommunications pole usage and site plan reviews.

Trustee Paul Buescher said amateur radio antennas and towers are exempt from fees, while trustees decided not to charge a fee for satellite dishes since they are seldom used anymore.

Residents can obtain a copy of the schedule of frees and bonds at Township Hall at Route 82 and Brandywine Road.

A maintenance agreement with the Summit County Division of Public Safety was approved to cover four, 800 mgh radios for the fire department. The township will pay $48 per month for the four units, with the agreement running through April 30, 2019.

A proposal for master planning services from Parallel Partners Architectural Construction at a cost of $8,000 was approved.

The August report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office showed deputies made 41 traffic stops, investigated 21 crashes and handled 477 calls in the township. For the first eight months of 2018, deputies made 249 traffic stops and handled 4,262 calls.

The Macedonia Fire Department reported it responded to 45 calls in the township, with 33 being EMS-related.

Buescher reported township officials are reviewing junk car regulations, and have met with the sheriff’s department and county prosecutor to discuss the matter.

Reville announced a public hearing on proposed township zoning changes will take place Oct. 7, and officials from the county and township are trying to resolve a problem with a clogged stormwater pipe near the VFW building.

Reporter Ken Lahmers can be reached at 330-541-9400 Ext. 4189 or