Akron City Council approves roofing projects


DOWNTOWN AKRON – During the July 19 meeting of Akron City Council, members approved two rooftop projects in the city.
Service Director Chris Ludle said the city was planning to launch tenders to replace the roof of the city building at 166 S. High St., where the council chambers and city offices are located. He said water spilled into the eighth and ninth floors during some of the recent rains.
According to the law, the roof replacement is valued at $ 270,000 and is slated to begin in September and complete in October.
Ludle said the second roof replacement project is the city’s Greystone Hall building, a banquet and events center on 103 S. High St. He said the roof was in poor condition and over 30 years old.
According to the law, the total cost of replacing the roof is $ 595,000, and construction would begin in August and complete in November.
In other matters the Council approved:
• an amended and revised lease agreement with Aero Fliers Inc. for 20 years for the continued lease of the Hanger A building along with additional adjacent land at Akron Executive Airport;
• Acquiring title and ownership of real estate at 982 S. Broadway St .; and
• The donation of the city’s own land on South Main Street to the Development Finance Authority for the “Civic Deck” in Lock 3 Park.
The Council also agreed to move the following pieces of legislation to the next meeting’s assent agenda, which is a list of routine pieces of legislation that do not require discussion and can be dealt with all at once in a single motion:
√ the sale of four vacant city-owned lots on North Union Street and North Fir Street to Stark State College, with city officials indicating that the lots would allow Stark State College to build an annex for its welding and metalworking programs;
√ the sale of five city-owned properties under the A Lot for a Little program, which sells vacant lots to adjacent homeowners;
√ Agreements with the Ohio Department of Transportation to renew Wilbeth Road from Interstate 77 to South Arlington Street, Triplett Boulevard from South Arlington to South Seiberling Street, Massillon Road from Oakes Drive to East Waterloo Road, and George Washington Boulevard from East Waterloo to Triplett ;
√ a contract to build various upgrades at Akron Waterworks; and
√ a contract to replace the existing North Summit Supply Main Booster Station.
The council will meet for committee meetings at 1:00 p.m. on July 26 and regular meetings at 7:00 p.m., both in person in the council rooms on the third floor of Akron’s city building. The public can view the meetings on the Council’s YouTube page. For a link, visit www.akroncitycouncil.org. The meeting is the last of the council before the summer recess in August.

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