Reminderville -- Looking to continue road improvements and implement a new recreational facility, three incumbent Village Councilmen will run unopposed in the Nov. 5 general election.
Councilors Mark Silversten, Thomas DiCarlo and Mark Kondik are all nearing the end of their elected terms and have filed for re-election in the fall 2013 general election.
The three legislators' terms expire Dec. 31 2013, and they will seek to retain their seats from Jan. 1, 2014, to Dec. 31, 2017. Village councilors are paid $500 per month.
The Summit County Board of Elections certified candidate petitions Aug. 19.
Silversten, 32, of Meridan Court is a technology sales representative and a member of Council's communications committee.
He said his primary concerns in the next term, if re-elected, would be enhancing communications, continuing road repairs in the village and guiding the installation of the proposed Reminderville Recreation Center.
Village administrators do not have an estimated price tag for the center at this time.
"I'm on the communications committee, so continuing to expand communication throughout the village is going to be extremely important," Silversten said. "There's potential for the Reminderville rec center.
"I'd love to see this from the start through to the finish of it. Getting the village excited about it and getting people to sign up for it, that's another big thing. [Also,] just continuing the infrastructure improvements ... we've been paving roads and working on storm sewers and things like that. Those are my big three things."
The Reminderville Recreation Center, a proposed facility that would provide affordable recreation and fitness services to villagers, is currently under consideration by a partnership between the village and Snap Fitness.
THE CENTER would be built onto an existing Snap Fitness location in the plaza at Liberty Road and Glenwood Boulevard. Silversten said plans for the rec center are stalled and that he hopes to make progress on the project if reelected.
"We're going to be financing it with a 20-year bond and we've done some more detailed architectural drawings," Silversten said. "I think within the next six months, you'll be hearing a lot more about that."
DiCarlo, 42, of Herrington Drive also said he expects the proposed rec center to be a major project for the village in the near future.
"I'd like to continue the financial stability of the village," DiCarlo said. "I'd like to work towards making sure that the rec center works out financially and is a viable option. Most of the people that I spoke to when I was doing petitions, it was concerning the rec center. That's definitely the most substantial.
"I'd [also] like to see through the continuation of the infrastructure being rehabilitated, which we've been doing since before I was on Council," DiCarlo added. "I'd just like to see that through and continue with that."
Kondik, 56, of Glenwood Boulevard agreed that the upcoming rec center is shaping up to be the next major improvement in the village and a primary concern for him as a Councilor seeking reelection.
"That will be a big jump," Kondik said. "That's a big move for the village. It'll be exciting and challenging and I'm looking forward to working with that."
A graphics analyst for Automated Packaging Systems, Kondik also cited the continuing infrastructure improvements, such as road and water line repairs along Nautilus Trail, in the village as important to him.
"We really came a long way in upgrading our infrastructure in the last four years and I'd like to see us continue that," Kondik said.
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