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A Moment With the Mayor


Mar 22

[ARCHIVED] Moment with the Mayor for February 3, 2018

The original item was published from March 22, 2018 3:09 PM to March 22, 2018 3:10 PM

Moment with the Mayor for February 3, 2018
To continue our review of 2018 goals, in the area of public service, we plan to increase customer offerings with new CityLink products. We will also offer to provide local businesses and organizations secure data storage at our off-site datacenter. We will also continue the LED street light conversion and improvements to the electric distribution system to increase outage protection for customers and businesses. In the engineering area, we will oversee the successful completion of the $900 million Broad Street waterline improvement, as well as the $1.25 million Street Improvement Program for this year. In the street department, we plan construct a new salt dome facility. We will study the benefit of constructing waterlines utilizing plastic versus iron, and installing a new SCADA system at the wastewater plant to provide better offsite monitoring and operation.

Fire and EMS
The City Fire & EMS Departments are always accepting applications from city and township residents interested in serving as part-time and paid on-call firefighters and EMT's. We are particularly interested in those residents who currently maintain state certifications in both fire & ems disciplines. Applications can be found on the City webpage under employment opportunities.

Free City Income Tax Assistance
Free help is available with Wadsworth City personal income tax returns (excluding net profit returns) and other issues which may arise with regard to City income tax. The City's Income Tax Office is open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those stopping in are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. You may call 330.335.2745 to confirm that the Income Tax Officer will be available when you would like to come, though no appointments are made. Please note that RITA will NOT be holding a taxpayer assistance day in Wadsworth in 2018, but they will have two assistance days at the Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Rd, Medina, OH 44256, on March 14, 2018, from
1:00 p.m. - 5 p.m., and April 7, 2018, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. You may go to any RITA Taxpayer Assistance day (check the RITA website at http://www.ritaohio.com for additional locations and times), or you may go to any RITA office for assistance with your local taxes. Please check the RITA website for the schedule of times and locations, under the Taxpayer Assistance menu item. RITA will be adding some Saturdays to their standard schedule beginning in March. Please refer to their website for those updates.

Until next week…….
Mayor Robin Laubaugh