Friday, March 1, 2013
Council votes to withdraw legislation after hearing from mayor, residents
Stow City Council voted 5-1 Thursday to kill proposed new regulations for the operation of dirt bikes, ATVs, snowmobiles and other similar off-road vehicles. Council voted to withdraw the proposed new rules after hearing from about a dozen residents, both for and against the laws, and Stow Mayor Sara Drew. The legislation was introduced by Councilman James Costello earlier this month after reporting numerous complaints from residents of Progress Park Drive for reckless operation of ATVs in their neighborhood. Costello cast the only vote against withdrawing the legislation Thursday. Councilman Matt Riehl was absent. Drew told council she met with the city's police and law departments this week to review how the city could use existing laws …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Withdrawal of proposed restrictions comes after review by mayor, police department
Stow City Council voted tonight to withdraw proposed new regulations for owners of ATVs, dirt bikes, snowmobiles and other similar off-road vehicles tonight. Council voted to withdraw the legislation after hearing from Stow Mayor Sara Drew that the law and police departments are reviewing using existing laws to enforce problem ATV and dirt bike owners. Look for complete coverage of tonight's meeting Friday on Stow Patch.
Proposed legislation to see second reading at Stow City Council
Stow residents who want to weigh in on new rules to affect dirt bike, ATV and other all-terrain vehicle use have another shot to do so at tonight's Stow City Council meeting. Council will give the proposed legislation two more readings, tonight and again in March, before the rules can become law — provided council ultimately votes to adopt them. Earlier this month council amended an existing ordinance on first reading to place the stricter rules on the operation of such off-road vehicles. The changes must be approved after the third reading for the new rules to take effect. Council's committee of the whole meets at 6:15 p.m. tonight at the city hall complex, but the legislative agenda does not start until 7 p.m. RECENT COVERAGE:
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
City wants control over placement of oil and gas wells within city limits
Members of Stow City Council continued their push for control over oil and gas drilling Monday by acting on proposed legislation that would urge the state to give local communities authority over the industry. Council's public improvements committee voted to put the resolution on Thursday night's regular council agenda for a vote. The legislation reads, in part, that the city is "requesting that Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio state legislature move swiftly to return reasonable and necessary local control to municipalities pertaining to the placement of oil and gas urban drilling." Specifically, the resolution seeks to give local officials authority to determine placement of oil and gas wells within city limits. Councilman John Pribonic said…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Stow City Council amends law for lesser penalties, restrictions
Changes to new regulations for dirt bike, ATV and snowmobile owners in Stow were approved, on first reading, by Stow City Council Thursday night. Council members approved the amendments to an ordinance, which were adjusted to allow for some exceptions to the law and to change the penalties from what was first proposed during council's roads and safety committee meeting Monday. The amended regulations will come back to council for two more votes in the next two months before the ordinance can become law. "I proposed several amendments based on feedback that was really good from the people in attendance Monday," Councilman Mike Rasor said. Click here to read the original recommendations discussed Monday. The amendments as approved on first …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Members of Troop 3177 led the Pledge of Allegiance Monday
Members of Cub Scout Troop 3177 led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Stow City Council committee meeting Monday. The troop, which is chartered by Holy Family Parish, also talked to council members about how they earn their merit badges.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
City considering additions to existing laws to prohibit use of all-terrain vehicles in some areas of Stow
Stow residents who want to ride dirt bikes, ATVs, snowmobiles and other similar recreational off-road vehicles on private property may soon have some new, more strict rules to follow. Stow City Council voted in committee Monday to put amendments to an existing law governing use of off-road vehicles on an upcoming regular council meeting agenda. The amendments prohibit riders from using their ATV, dirt bike or snowmobile on private property under the following conditions: Stow Councilman James Costello, who sponsored the new legislation, said its intent is to give police a law "with teeth" to enforce when complaints about riding come in to the police department. "It is, I hate to say it, a piece of legislation where we’re trying to …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Councilman Mike Rasor blogs about what happened and the decisions that were made at Thursday's council meeting.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Council At-Large Mike Rasor blogs his thoughts about what happened at Monday's council meeting.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Council meets at 5:30 p.m.
Redmon Funeral Home wants to add a crematorium to its list of services but before it can do so, Stow City Council must pass an ordinance allowing them in city funeral homes. City Council was set to vote on the ordinance at the Dec. 13 meeting, but the ordinance was tabled. It comes before council again at tonight's meeting, which starts at 5:30 at City Hall. Over the last several months, residents have stood and voiced their opposition to the plan, saying the crematorium could present potential health risks to those who live in close proximity to the funeral parlor, located at 3633 Darrow Rd. Read more stories about the controversial ordinance below: Redmon Funeral Home Pursuing Cremation at Darrow Road Location Again Residents Still …