NORTHFIELD — A second village building will see roof repairs this summer after Council awarded a $29,400 contract May 22 to West Roofing Systems Inc. of LaGrange for insulting, repairing and sealing at the Ledge Road service garage.

The project will cover 6,059 square feet, and will include applying spray polyurethane foam, a silicone base coat and a silicone top coat. The new roof system is fire-rated Class A per UL 790, and the village will get a 10-year full system renewable contractor’s warranty.

Much of the cost for the service garage roof replacement will come from Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council energized community grants.

The village will receive $11,244 this year, and since it did not spend its $12,262 grant from 2018, a total of $23,506 is available to pay for the service garage roof project.

Village Hall will get a new roof this summer. Council awarded a $31,500 contract May 8 to West Roofing Systems for that project, which covers 4,561 square feet. 

Also at Council’s brief meeting, four Lee Eaton School students were recognized for their heroic actions in aiding a male teacher who suffered a medical emergency on the playground.

According to school resource officer Brian Zambach, Natalie Barnes, Kendall Haynes, Charlotte Naymik and Abby Pohlmeyer came to the rescue of the staff member, grabbed his key fob, gained entrance to the locked building and reported the emergency to officials.

Paramedics were called and transported the staff member to a hospital for treatment.

Proclamations were handed out to the four students.



Council OK’d selling several pieces of no longer needed fire department equipment on Included are a retired ambulance and a car formerly used by the fire chief.

Recently, the village saw the arrival of a 2019 STS Medix Ford 250MR transit ambulance from Penn Care Inc. Its purchase was approved late last year for the Ohio term sheet price of $73,587.

Fire Capt. Joseph Zemek reminded residents that Touch a Truck Day will be June 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station.

In another fire department-related matter, resident Jim Daugherty praised the job done by village paramedics, who came to the aid of his wife during a recent medical emergency.

Mayor Jesse Nehez reported the planning commission will discuss plans for a new business at a June 19 meeting. While not disclosing its name, he noted it is the first to submit plans for a property in the newly created overlay zoning district.

Councilman Alan Hipps said parks improvements were discussed at a recent buildings and grounds committee session, and the village is looking to get some help from various agencies for those improvements.

Councilwoman Renell Noack reported the village is discussing the possibility of restarting a Block Watch program.

Law Director Brad Bryan announced the village has received three statements of qualifications from firms wishing to work on designs for the future firehouse expansion.

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