Moment with the Mayor for September 15, 2018
Wadsworth has experienced one of the highest growth rates in terms of increased recycling in the County, according to Amy Lyons-Galvin, Medina County Sanitary Engineer. Our city is fortunate to have recycling bins in five different locations: Transfer Station, 165 Auble Street; Weatherstone Park, Reimer Road; Charles R. Parsons Administration Building, 524 Broad St; Franklin Elementary School, 200 Takacs; Friedt Park, Leatherman Road; and as of September 12, behind the Wadsworth High School, 524 Broad St. The bins previously located in Buehler’s parking lot will be relocated to new sites in Medina County. Please note that recyclable materials should be placed loosely in the bins, and not in bags. If bins are full, please do not leave materials on the ground near the bin, but instead, take them to an alternate bin location for placement inside a container. The acceptable list of items for recycling is posted on the bins and is also listed here: Plastic bottles and jugs with a base wider than the small mouth, (#1-7 plastics); aluminum cans, aerosol cans with tips and lids removed, metal cans and lids, and tin cans; glass bottles and jars, any color; newspapers and inserts, magazines and catalogs, junk mail, phone books, paper grocery bags, cereal and snack boxes, flattened cardboard, clean pizza boxes (free of grease and food); cartons for juice, milk, broth, cream and egg substitutes - with caps and straws removed. You may not recycle garbage, food, yard waste, plastic bags, electronics, buckets, pots and pans, Styrofoam, syringes, light bulbs, drinking glass, batteries, ceramics or dishes, foil juice pouches or food containers. In order for the recycling process to continue successfully, it is important to adhere to the list of allowable items. Illegal dumping is not permitted in or around any of the recycling bins. Violators will be actively pursued by the county with legal action. Questions regarding recycling may be directed to: Elizabeth Biggins-Ramer, at the Medina County Solid Waste District at 330-769-0289.
College Street Holmesbrook Culvert
The City’s contractor, Kent’s Excavating, will begin construction on the replacement of the culvert next week. The much anticipated structure is 102 feet long and will be delivered in multiple pieces. Along with the replacement of the 120 year old structure under the roadway, new curbs, storm sewers and pavement will be constructed. The slopes on both the north and south side of the roadway will be widened, so that pedestrian access over the area will be improved. A much needed new sidewalk will be installed on the north side of the roadway with this project, and designated space for a new sidewalk will be created on the south side, though that installation will take place in the future. The City will also take the opportunity to install additional waterlines west of the project to provide service redundancy to the area west of Leatherman Road. The work is anticipated to take approximately 45 days to complete. During that time, detour routes will continue to be in place.
New Traffic Signal Installation on SR 57 at College Street
Safety concerns and motorist complaints over the years prompted the City to take the initiative to hire GPD Group to conduct an intersection evaluation at SR 57 and College Street. Though this state route intersection is actually in the township, the City wanted to address the growing safety concerns. The evaluation revealed that all three approaches met the State’s signal warrant requirements for volume and other issues at the College Street ramp during peak travel times. The City solicited support from the Township Trustees, who joined our request that ODOT evaluate and install a traffic signal at the intersection. ODOT agreed to do so at the expense of the State. The signals have been installed, and the electrical connections and programming should be completed by ODOT soon.
Until next week……..
Robin Laubaugh, Mayor