Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Carp! It's a way to control aquatic vegetation in two of the city's ponds.
White amurs, a type of carp, were released into two ponds in the northeastern areas of Stow last week to help control the amount of leafy, rooted aquatic plants. The first pond is behind homes on Pond Court, Norton Road, Young Road Serra Vista Drive and Serra Vista Court. The second pond is located behind homes on Camden Drive, Crystal Cove, Celeste View Drive and Diana Lynn Drive. The fish are about 14-inches long. Mature amurs will grow to be between 36- and 48-inches long and could weigh up to 50 pounds. "Leafy, rooted aquatic plants, such as pondweed and coontail, are the preferred food of amurs. Lacking these, they will consume floating duckweed, green algae and even cattails," said Service Director Mike Miller. "The city chose …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
By Saturday evening, Stow crews had the problem fixed.
Installation in rocky soil and corrosion are to blame for three water main breaks in Stow Saturday morning, according to Service Director Mike Miller. All of the breaks happened Saturday morning: Miller said a boil alert was not issued, but water was turned off in some areas, including the Falls Commons Plaza, until the early afternoon Saturday. Double Dog Day Care sent out a notice Saturday morning via email telling customers that the business was closed for the day because it did not have water. "Water to Saltis Towers was off until about 4 p.m.," said Miller. "The third break on Sears involved a shut-down of about 4 hours. The responding departments wrapped up about 7 p.m." Despite the three breaks, water pressure in the area was …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Water was shut off down Liberty Road until Wednesday evening.
Updated at 9 p.m. May 30: Mayor Sara Drew said the water main break is fixed and water was restored to homes by Wednesday evening. ————————————————————————— There is a water main break at 1971 Liberty Road. Water will be off from Darrow Road to Moreland Avenue. The road is also closed from Darrow Road to Moreland Avenue until further notice. The road is open for emergency vehicles. Check back with Stow Patch for updates.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
City officials budgeting more than $1 million in capital funds for 2012 road program.
The Stow Service Department is preparing to embark on one of the largest road repair programs in the city’s history, budgeting just over $1 million in capital funds for the repair, resurfacing or replacement of dozens of streets. Service Director Michael Miller went over a spreadsheet outlining the proposed road program with City Council members during a finance committee meeting Monday. Due to financial constraints the past couple years, the service department’s annual road program has been quite limited. This year, however, “we can begin to catch back up in getting our roads repaired,” Miller said. Once council approves the 2012 budget, the various road projects will go out for bids. He anticipates being able to award contracts by late …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Stow got its first substantial snowfall of the year, and we want to know how commuting is going in your city. Take our poll.
The first few inches of snow accumulation fell on Stow the last two days and we want to know how you think the city's crews are handling clean up. Take our poll and share your photos! For a live traffic feed and the cheapest gas prices in Stow, click here.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The water will be turned off in that area until 12:30 p.m.
A water main broke on Adaline Drive earlier today near Meadow Drive, according to the Stow Police Department. The water department is in the process of repairing the break. The street is open except for a small portion near the break by Meadow Drive. Water will be shut off until about 12:30 p.m. Check Stow Patch for updates.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Here's a preview of tonight's city council meeting. Legislation is attached in the form of a .pdf to this post.
Stow City Council will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall to consider legislation regarding the purchase of $91,000 worth of road equipment and the establishment of a fourth Community Reinvestment Area in the city. Council will consider:
Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Hile Road homeowner says he's happy with the compromise and work in front of his home.
"Aesthetically the grade is a lot better and smoother," said Paul Hunter, the homeowner who recently had the ditch problem resolved at his Hile Road home. "I am happy that it's all over with," he said. City crews began working two weeks ago to landscape, contour and close 12 feet of the 95-foot ditch recently dug out in the front of the Hunter's home. "Our guys did a great job and in talking with the Hunter's, they are pleased with it as well," said Service Director Dano Koehler. And the Hunter's agree — "I think that the workers did a great job." While the family is happy the problem is resolved and the work is finished, Hunter said he was really impressed with the care the city workers put into the project during the three day period. "…
Friday, June 24, 2011
Twelve feet of the ditch will be enclosed at the city's expense.
"It's not perfect, but it's better than before," said Michele Hunter about the agreement reached with the city to enclose a portion of the ditch near her driveway on Hile Road. Service Director Dano Koehler said he and the Hunter family decided the city will pay to close 12 feet of the 95-foot ditch recently dug out in the front of their home. "[The Hunters] indicated their biggest concern was dropping off the edge of driveway with a car," said Koehler, "this should prevent that from happening." The reason the administration agreed to close part of the ditch is because, "we were dealing with a potential hazard." Paul Hunter said, "While we disagreed on certain aspects [Koehler] spent a lot of time coming out to our property and …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The city surveyed how other area communities handle ditch notification to model it's new policy.
Paul Hunter was unhappy with the newly dug ditch in front of his Hile Road home Memorial Day weekend — partially because no one told him it was going to happen. Service Director Dano Koehler previously said it is common to widen a ditch without the resident's knowledge, as it is the city's responsibility to maintain them. But after Stow residents complained, Koehler told Stow City Council June 20 that the policy will be changed and residents will receive notification 24 hours in advance. The service director said Cuyahoga Falls does not notify residents, but Kent and Hudson do and now Stow will too. Koehler said residents will be notified with a door hanger or a phone call. Council President Janet D'Antonio said a letter in the mail would…