Council wraps up summer term

Staff Report

Amherst city council is already moving to grab state cash for street paving in 2016.

The local body voted unanimously Monday to fast-track a vote to apply for Issue 1 funds through the Ohio Public Works Commission.

Typically, state money helps offset Amherst’s cost to repave local roads. It’s being used this year to in part pay for resurfacing of Cooper Foster Park Road west of North Lake Street.

That project is expected to begin in mid-August.

Council also adopted a plan to partner with other cities in Lorain County for handling natural disasters.

The “Hazard Mitigation Plan” spells out in great detail how cities would react and band together under the Emergency Management Agency in the event of an earthquake, tornado, widespread flooding, chemical spill, or other crisis.

Two measures also passed by unanimous consent paved the way for officials to sell obsolete equipment no longer in use.

The old equipment will be sold at online auction.

No more council meetings will be held until Sept. 8 when committees reconvene.

Until then, legislators will be on their annual summer break.

Councilman Steve Bukovac voted against the month-long recess.

Staff Report