"Why don't they do this? Why can't they do that? The city could save money if they ... "
Mayor Karen Fritschel announced today a new program for Stow residents called Stow $ense, where residents are encouraged to participate in their government by making suggestions on how to save Stow dollars and cents.
"Your ideas are important!" said Fritschel.
Some cuts and cost-saving measures have been on going for the last three years, like:
- eliminating non-emergency overtime
- restrictions on employee travel
- reduction in city programs offered
- city-wide hiring freeze
- elimination of 35 full-time and 7 part-time positions
- paperless minutes an agendas
- retrofitting the lighting system
- sponsorships for community programs
- temperature control measures
- cross-training within departments
Suggestions may be submitted to the mayor by email or mail letters to , 3760 Darrow Rd.
The mayor asked that "frivolous or negative suggestions" not be submitted, rather "well thought out ideas that could benefit the city."
"As always, the city wants to make the best use of all your tax dollars so Stow continues to be the very finest place to live and work," said Fritschel.