REMINDERVILLE — California Street improvements will be coming when warmer weather returns, after Village Council awarded a $1 million contract for the project at its Jan. 22 meeting.

The improvements involve full reconstruction of California Street from Lake Street to about 800 feet past East Boulevard, a distance of about 3/4-mile. Smith Concrete LLC was awarded the contract after bidding $1.07 million.

Since the road is also in Aurora, Reminderville will pay $364,677 — some of which comes from a road levy — and Aurora will pay $350,000, with $358,937 coming from an Ohio Public Works Commission grant.

Two other measures related to the project were approved by Council.

A proposal from OHM Advisers for construction administration, management and inspection services was accepted, with the cost not to exceed $55,000.

A resolution also was adopted to enter into an intergovernmental cooperative agreement with Aurora. A similar cooperative agreement was on Aurora Council’s agenda Jan. 28.


Also at the Jan. 22 session, the village authorized an amendment to a memorandum of understanding between the village and Summit County Combined General Health District. The amendment pertains to the monitoring of storm water pollution and enforcement of regulations prohibiting illicit discharges to the village’s storm sewer system.

Council also approved the hiring of Neelam Eisner as a personal trainer and fitness instructor for the Reminderville Athletic Club, and procedures for use of village credit cards. The latter is the result of a state mandate that all municipal corporations which hold credit card accounts approve and adopt written policies for their use by Feb. 2.

Meanwhile, a proposal for fire department raises will go to third reading at Council’s Feb. 12 meeting, as will legislation to hire Vincenzo Valenti as a full-time police officer.

Heading to second reading are a donation of $100 to the Twinsburg High after-prom committee and an agreement for A&S Animal Control to continue as a village contractor.