Streetsboro approves funding for temporary stage, road resurfacing program and more

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Streetsboro City Council on Feb. 26 approved a $6,495 contract with Rock The House Entertainment Group to provide a temporary stage for this year’s Streetsboro Family Days celebration. The previous stage was dismantled about five years ago when it fell into disrepair.

A $29,877 contract with DWA Recreation of Harrison, Ohio, to acquire a shelter for Floyd North Bicentennial Park, a planned park off Aurora Hudson Road north of Frost Road. The structure will measure 24 feet by 44 feet and will have a pitched roof but no sides.

The park will also feature a paved quarter-mile walking path, parking, a floating fishing dock and workout stations. The park is slated to open this summer, city Parks and Recreation Director Greg Mytinger said.

Meanwhile, a massive open air amphitheater project proposed for Route 303 near the police station is on indefinite hold. Mytinger said other priorities such as the all-but completed community center took precedence. The amphitheater may still be built in the future, he said.

Council also greenlighted a plan to reconstruct and widen Miracle Lane so that it can handle two-way traffic. The short lane was damaged during construction of the nearby community center.

The 1,200-foot project will begin about 180 feet west of Kirby Lane, and will end at Miracle Lane’s culvert over a small creek. Included in the project are reconstructed parking spaces by City Park’s Field 7 and a reconstructed intersection just south of Miracle Lane.

City leaders budgeted funds last year for the project, which is estimated to cost just short of $500,000. The project will be put out for public bid.

Focusing on other roads, council approved Streetsboro’s 2024 road resurfacing program, which includes Bartlett Road from about 684 feet east of Elliman Road to the county line, Elliman Road from Frost Road to the city line, Page Road from Route 303 to the Ohio Turnpike, and Luke Road from Page Road to Tower Drive.

A $399,600 Ohio Public Works Commission grant will help offset costs of the $799,200 program. The project will be put out for bid, and work will begin at some point this year.

Council also accepted a federal grant of up to $24,300 for a used vehicle for the police department. Funds will be funneled through Ohio’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program. The officer assigned to the task force will have the use of the vehicle.

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Wendy DiAlesandro is a former Record Publishing Co. reporter and contributing writer for The Portager.