Sharon Trustees OK Town Hall, Location Gazebo
SHARON – On May 11, the Sharon Township Board of Directors discussed revised bylaws for residents who rent Sharon Town Hall and Sharon Circle Lookout.
Financial agent Christine Lawson announced that only residents of Sharon Township can rent Town Hall or the Gazebo, and those renting the Gazebo must also be at least 21 years old. Lawson said the cost of renting the town hall is $ 100 and the cost of renting the gazebo is $ 25 per day.
Trustees approved the revised regulations, with reservations to open on June 1.
Administrator Kimberly Bolas Miller also encouraged the use of the Sharon Community Park pavilions for gatherings in the summer and urged residents to be respectful of others when renting these facilities. Administrator Brian Guccion added that all facility rentals will be on a first come, first served basis.
The meeting also discussed the possibility of adding a fire tax to the November general election ballot. Lawson said the township’s current $ 1.5 million tax brings in $ 333,700 and will expire in December. She said township officials must make the decision to pursue a new levy by August.
Guccion said he would prefer a new levy to equal the same dollar amount as the current one.
In other cases:
• Miller suggested that the administration building be pressure washed, and service manager Bob Turek said he would. Zoning Inspector Neil Jones said washing needs to be coordinated around planting flowers in the circle area.
• Jones reported that he had issued permits for two single family homes, two accessory buildings, three swimming pools and two decks since the last council meeting.
• Administrator Joe Canestraro reported that posters advertising jobs for student painters placed along township roads were not permitted. Jones added that the signs had been placed in the road right-of-way and some had been taken down, but some reappeared.
• Canestraro indicated that he had contacted a Trustee in the Township of Wadsworth regarding the 55 mph speed limit on Hartman Road and stated that he and that Trustee would be working to request a highway speed survey at name of the two cantons.
• Miller addressed the township’s Memorial Day ceremony on May 31, explaining that no refreshments would be available, but Sharon Center United Methodist Church, located at 6407 Ridge Road, will host a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 h. Indoor seating and take-out will be available, with donations accepted to benefit the Highland Support Network for families in need.
• Resident Jane Back, coordinator of the annual Sharon Showcase Festival, discussed the upcoming festival with the trustees, suggesting that a meeting be held to discuss details prior to the event. She and the trustees will meet on June 1 at 6 p.m. to discuss these details.
Also at the meeting, the board approved these points:
√ hire Jonathan Mostoller for a seasonal job in the after-sales service for a starting salary of $ 10.50 per hour;
√ a motion to retain the service of third party administrator Sedgwick for the township workers compensation program; and
√ the purchase of flowers at the greenhouse and at the Boyert farm for the town hall, the administrative building and the 1840 house at a cost of up to $ 1,200.
Sharon’s next directors meeting is scheduled for May 25 at 7 p.m. For a link to view the meeting online, visit www.sharontwp.org.
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