Spring cleanup continues in Northfield Village

Dumpster service discontinued

KEN LAHMERS
Correspondent
Kent Weeklies

Editor’s note: Northfield Village Mayor Jesse Nehez announced after press time June 15 that the dumpster service has been terminated, effective June 16, because “the waste hauling costs for removing the filled-up dumpsters have now significantly exceeded the amount projected and budgeted for this service.”

NORTHFIELD – Village residents are reminded that spring cleanup continues through July 1, and dumpsters are available at three locations to dispose of unwanted items.

The locations are the Department of Public Service facilities at 199 Ledge Road and 68 Houghton Road and the old wastewater treatment plant at 250 Chestnut Ave. Prohibited items are paint, tires, refrigerators and air conditioners.

During the spring cleanup, residential home improvement permit fees are waved and permits are valid 60 days from issuance only.

Meanwhile, a drive-in and pickup rain barrel workshop is scheduled for July 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. A complete rain barrel system costs $50, with a connection system available for an additional $50. The pickup site is the service department on Ledge Road.

Participants will be instructed on how to put together their rain barrel in a video presentation, the link for which can be found on the village’s website. Staff will be available on pickup day to load the rain barrels and answer questions. Written instructions for assembly will be available.

To reserve a spot and a barrel or for further information, contact Sonya Mattram at 330-963-6243 or sonya@tinkerscreekwatershed.org

VILLAGE COUNCIL

Business has been light at the last two Village Council meetings, with only one piece of legislation on the agenda.

At the June 10 meeting, Council adopted a resolution authorizing the finance director to request and accept federal CARES Act funds through the state of Ohio and Summit County as laid out in Senate Bill 310.

The resolution states that all CARES Act funds received will be spent to cover village costs applicable to coronavirus relief. Senate Bill 310 established a procedure for distribution of the funds to local governments.

Village Law Director Brad Bryan said it is not clear yet what costs will be covered, and the village does not know how much it will receive.

Mayor Jesse Nehez reported a recent document shredding event for residents went smoothly, and MGM Northfield Park plans to reopen soon, but a specific date was not known. He said there will be no concerts and fewer gambling machines in the facility, machines will be further apart and coronavirus protection measures will be in place.

Engineer Richard Wasosky reported construction of the new Dollar General store on Northfield Road is progressing rapidly, and the building should be completed in a few weeks.

Finance Director Jennifer Potvin said the village’s 2020 budget is in good shape after some adjustments were made relative to the coronavirus situation. She added the village’s annual state audit will start soon.

Fire Chief Jason Buss said the department is continuing to do inspections of new businesses coming into town.

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