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In The Community-Aug. 10

Published: August 10, 2016 1:00 AM

Council mulls paving

contract for $609,684

At its committee of the whole meeting Aug. 8, Aurora City Council discussed awarding a contract to Perrin Asphalt Co. for the city's annual asphalt road paving projects.

Service Director John Trew said Perrin submitted the best bid ($609,684) of four bidders. Trew noted Council also needs to appropriate an additional $9,684 from the general fund.

In other items, Council discussed creating a part-time secretary / receptionist position rather than filling a current full-time opening. The job will be for 25 to 28 hours a week.

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Trew also proposed awarding a contract to Delta Industrial Painting for $20,000 to paint water hyrdrants throughout the city.

Council also discussed authorizing a donation of $12,000 as budgeted to the Volunteers of America for its food pantry, and a 52-month lease with Mirifex/Ace Business Solutions $326 per month) for two copy machines for the police department.

Council also heard a request to move Brandon Dreger from a part-time police officer to full-time. He will fill the full-time vacancy created by the recent retirement of Officer Michelle Rizzo.

Variances are sought

by six local residents

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A number of local residents are seeking variances from the city's board of zoning appeals, which will meet tonight (Aug. 10) at 6:30 in Town Hall.

Paul Johnson of 1009 E. Mennonite Road and Jim Mehallis of 760 Deepwoods Drive seek variances for an additional accessory structure and higher total of square footage for all accessory structures than the city code allows.

Phil Lankford of 1011 Lloyd Avenue seeks to erect a 6-foot high fence, which exceeds the maximum 4 foot height.

Chris Courtad of 55 S. Chillicothe Road seeks a one-foot setback for a driveway, when 3 feet is required.

Chelsea Mace of 155 Shawnee Trail seeks a height variance for a detached garage, and Christopher Kennedy of 585 Circlewood Drive seeks a setback variance for a detached garage.

Homeschooling focus

of library presentation

Aurora Memorial Library will offer a program for homeschooling parents Aug. 20 at 2 p.m.

Returning presenter Sarah Powlison will discuss motivating children, dealing with opposition, connecting with other homeschoolers and finding free and low cost ways to supplement a child's education.

Powlison is an experienced homeschooling parent of three children and a strong advocate for parents wishing to homeschool their children.

Parents who attend the presentation also will learn about some of the library's educational databases for children and guide books for homeschooling parents.

For information or to register for the program, call the library at 330-562-6502. For information on other library activities, visit www.portagelibrary.org.

Village's athletic club

to open in September

The Reminderville Athletic Club will begin taking yearly memberships and issuing key fobs beginning Aug. 23 at Village Hall, 3382 Glenwood Blvd. Hours on that date will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The RAC will open in September. Those who purchase a yearly membership in August and September will get the remainder of September free before their yearly membership officially starts Oct. 1.

Rates and program information can be found at www.RemindervilleRac.com or by calling 330-562-1234.

The RAC will feature a pool with splash pad, a second floor track overlooking a large gymnasium, new fitness equipment, live and virtual instructors and 24/7 fitness at no additional cost.

An open house at the RAC will take place Oct. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m., with activities and giveways included.

Library's hours noted

Here are the hours at Portage County District LIbrary's Aurora Memorial Library: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Call 330-562-6502 for info.


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