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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Mayor William Roth gave his State of the City Address at Monday's council meeting.
Mayor William Roth had nothing but good news at Monday night's council meeting, where he gave his State of the City Address. He originally gave his speech two weeks ago at a Chamber of Commerce lunch, so we're going to bring it to you again, in the condensed version. • City revenues were up 6.2 percent higher in 2011 than 2010, which puts the city back on 2008, pre-recession levels. • City officials were able to renegotiate contracts with city unions and insurance companies to include a zero percent increase in health care benefits. This will save the city $100,000, Roth said. • For the third year in the row, Roth and city council have managed to set this year's budget at 2 percent less than the year before. Roth said he realizes it's …
Hose was appointed at Monday's City Council meeting.
You could say fire fighting is in Russ Hose's blood. He's been with the Fairlawn Fire Department since 1982 and was a firefighter in the Air Force for four years before that. His father was a firefighter in Akron for nearly three decades and he used to play in the station growing up. So who better to fill the department's fire chief void than Hose? He was appointed to the position at Monday night's council meeting and will officially take over on Feb. 6. Hose had served as the department's interim chief since September. "There were 80 applications turned in and a search committee narrowed it down to three," said Mayor William Roth. "I look forward to working with Russ in the future." Hose, 55, is the third fire chief in Fairlawn's …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Council adjusts appropriations and transfers to budget; other ordinances on hold.
The Fairlawn City Council withheld action on several ordinances before it, opting instead to keep them in committee for another session, including the extension of a moratorium on any new entertainment device arcades in the city for another six months. Law Director Ed Riegler said with anticipated changes in state law, Fairlawn would best be served by holding off on allowing arcades before the state makes its changes. “We’re not exactly sure what it’s going to say yet,” Riegler said. “We have until July” to extend the moratorium. The council did pass on a 5-0 vote with two council member absent to authorize appropriations and transfers to make budget amendments as income and expenses sometimes shift during the fiscal year. The council …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Council will consider $15,000 communications equipment purchase.
If you're going: Fairlawn City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month at City Hall, 3487 S. Smith Road. Call 330-668-9500 for questions. On the agenda is a decision on authorizing a $15,000 purchase of telecommunication equipment and supporting software. Also today, the council will consider extending a moratorium on new "entertainment device arcades" in Fairlawn.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Ordinance adjusts terms of revenue sharing with neighboring cities, villages.
The Fairlawn City Council at Monday’s meeting agreed to amend an intergovernmental agreement with Summit County and most Summit County cities and villages on job creation and tax revenue sharing. In essence, the agreement helps compensate cities or villages that lose workers because of business relocations to other nearby cities or villages within Summit County by sharing tax revenue. The Council passed the ordinance by a unanimous 7-0 vote. “Basically what that is, is what they call a non-poaching between the various cities in Summit County,” said Mayor Bill Roth Jr. “In this day and age especially in the economy, you see businesses sometimes relocating from one community to another.” If a business leaves town, instead of communities …