Headlines for 5/9/2016

A no tax increase school budget being proposed for next year
Written by David Schaef

Conneaut School directors are being asked to approve a tentative budget for the school year to begin July 1, that contains no tax increases when the directors in may voting session Wednesday evening.

Directors were updated on budget processes when they met in work session last Wednesday evening that showed the work of 10 budget committee meetings by finance committee members Jody Sperry, Dot Luckock, and David Schaef, working with Conneaut Schools Superintendent Jarrin Sperry, Business Manager Greg Mayle, and various department heads, principals, and others.

Those budget meetings typically lasted over 3 hours each and saw the workers pouring over nearly 2,700 line items.

Bottom line is a projected decrease in the use of fund balance has been slashed by close to a million dollars since the budget process started earlier this year.


Summit supervisors move part time worker to full time in 2-1 split vote
Written by Roseanne Staab

Summit Township Supervisors held their May public meeting with Bill Agnew, Lud Zarembinski and Jerauld Smith in attendance. Secretary Cindy McCoy took the minutes and there was 1 citizen present. All stood to salute the American flag.

The April meeting minutes were approved unanimously.

For Public Comment, Robert Agnew stood to talk to the Board about Gibson Park and local Boy Scout Troop #221. They camped out recently at the Park and Agnew wanted to give an update.

There was no New or Old Business.


Greenwood Township to widen, pave Mike Wood Boulevard, $5-million cost
Written by Roseanne Staab

The Greenwood Township Board of Supervisors held their May public meeting with Richard Muir, Cecil Stevenson and Doug Stevenson in attendance. Secretary Kathryn Spencer took the minutes and there were no citizens present. All stood to salute the American flag.

There was no Public Comment.

Road Master Doug Stevenson gave the Road Report, starting with the grading and raking of McMichael, Thomas and Laird Roads, and also Mike Wood Boulevard. The maintainer was used and raking done on East Gelvin, Wood, Marsh, Captain Williams, H, and Rock Creek Roads.

There were downed trees removed from Autmnwood and Kane Roads.

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