Coming off our summer recess, Stow City Council had a full slate of legislation. My notes from tonight's committee meetings are posted below:
-- Stow-Munroe Falls High School will get a new LED sign. The best part: No taxpayer money will be spent on this attractive sign, because two Stow students raised the money to pay for it.
-- We budgeted $10,000 for this winter's senior snowplow program. Last year, I offered a plan to reform the program. We didn't need to snoop into seniors' personal and confidential information as a prerequisite to their receiving aid. Under the new plan, seniors can apply with a notarized form to show they meet the financial criteria. The change cuts down on hours of bureaucracy and helps avoid identity theft of our senior citizens. It has made a good program even better.
-- Council will donate $500 to the 9/11 memorial, which is nearing completion at the entrance to City Hall. Tomorrow is the 11th anniversary of that horrific day. I don't care how many years pass, I will never forget the thoughts that ran through my head while I sat in Economics class at Stow High School, watching live on TV as a plane hit the second tower. It still gives me chills. The men and women who volunteered to join our military after 9/11 deserve our sincerest respect.
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