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Friday, June 22, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Patch followed up with the Ward 2 Councilman about what he liked and disliked about his "patch" of town.
Stow Patch asked residents for feedback on what people in Ward 2 like and dislike about their "patch" of town and now Ward 2 Councilman Jim Costello is also offering his feedback. Not sure if you live in Ward 2 or visit the section of town frequently? Take a look at the ward map included in this post. According to the 2010 U. S. Census, there are 9,161 Stow residents that live in Ward 2, making it the largest ward in the city. But, according to Costello, it's also one of the most fun places in Stow. Costello describes Ward 2 as the "Family Entertainment Center" for the city. "We have great park in Silver Springs that has plenty of sports areas, picnic areas and an overnight camping area," he said. "We have a renown golf course [Fox Den…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Other topics of discussion include a lease agreement for the driving range and new defibrillators for the fire department.
Stow City Council has a fairly short agenda, but the topic of rezoning a section of residential property is expected to bring some residents into council chambers. Stow resident Paul Zuravel is requesting that a section of eight plots at Graham Road and Leewood Road be rezoned from R-1 to R-2. About half a dozen residents attended the Feb. 21 meeting opposing Zuravel's request. Most residents cited more traffic, property values and smaller property lot sizes to why they were against rezoning. Click here to see a chart on the differences between R-1 an R-2. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The full agenda, which includes legislation to authorize a contract for five new defibrillators and a lease agreement for the driving range at …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Assistant Service Director Nick Wren talks about the plan to update the golf course and the services it offers. What updates are you most looking forward to this year?
Assistant Service Director Nick Wren said he is hoping to bring in about $900,000 this season at Fox Den Golf Course — with the help of some planned improvements. In 2011 the golf course lost about $85,000, even though expenses have been reduced by 16 percent since 2009, said Director of Budget and Management John Earle when giving a presentation about the 2012 budget. "Additional measures to increase revenue and reduce expenses are being taken in 2012," Earle said. "The overall goal is to stabilize the golf course operation financially." "Revenue generation is our downfall ... just like every golf course in the country, we're fighting to reposition ourselves," said Wren. Which is why the city is proposing an eight-point action plan. "A …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Public Service Director Dano Koehler said the large project needs to be contracted out and should begin soon.
City Council is expected to approve a $28,500 contract with Karvo Paving Co. Thursday to repair the failed pipe on Call Road which created a sink hole below the sidewalk at the beginning of March. After inspecting the failed culvert pipe earlier this month, Service Director Dano Koehler said a "considerable length" of storm sewer needs to be replaced on Call Road. "We need to replace a portion of storm sewer — 66-inch pipe — which is a very large job that we need to contract out," he said. He added that because of the hole that developed below the sidewalk (between Friar Road and Fox Run Drive), "Something needs to be done immediately." The Stow-Munroe Falls Public School District is on spring break this week and Koehler hopes to get a …
Monday, March 21, 2011
We will submit Where in the Patch? photos once a week on Sundays, so keep trying for a chance to win some Patch prizes.
The winner of this week's Where in the Stow Patch? is Brian D'Antonio of Stow. Shortly after the photo was posted on the website Sunday, Brian guessed correctly that the photo was taken at Fox Den Golf Course. Check back with Stow Patch on Sundays for more photo contests and chances to win prizes. To all those who participated in the Where in the Stow Patch? photo contest, thank you. If you have a great idea of a place that should be featured in the contest, send Editor Amanda Harnocz an e-mail.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
A hole developed underneath a portion of sidewalk on Call Road between Fox Run Drive and Friar Road.
A portion of sidewalk on Call Road has turned into a makeshift bridge after a sink hole developed because of a failed culvert pipe that will cost the city thousands of dollars to repair, according to Public Service Director Dano Koehler. The pipe is used for draining water, but Koehler said that the broken pipe has not caused any flooding problems in the area as of March 8. "Over a period of time the bottoms do rust out and [the pipes] have to be replaced," he said. "It is not our policy to wait for a pipe to fail before it is replaced. This was an unusual and unexpected event." The service department does not know the cause of the culvert pipe failure. "Perhaps we will know more when it is excavated," Koehler said. It should take a few …