The municipal council of Massillon gives its first reading on Monday to infrastructure projects

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Town hall of Massillon

Monday meeting

KEY ACTION: Gave the first reading of an order authorizing Director of Safety Services Barb Sylvester to solicit engineering, design and public bids for the Sippo Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project, expected to cost approximately $3.83 millions of dollars.

Following:Massillon secures $619,000 grant to help fund water and sewer project

The project is one of several city infrastructure initiatives that Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry’s office plans to complete using federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. Incoming funds from the city total $16.15 million.

Planning for the project is expected to last much of this year, with work expected to begin in 2023, the mayor said.

OTHER ACTION: Agreed to renew a one-year contract with Kimble Recycling and Disposal to continue as the city’s waste collection and recycling service provider.

Also advice:

  • Approved separate proposals that will provide economic development grants of $2,500 each to Luvih Yoga Studio, 15 Federal Ave. NW, and at The Good Way to Shop, 104 Cherry Ave. NW, for start-up costs and equipment.
  • Passed a resolution appointing Councilman Jim Thieret, R-Ward 2, as council’s representative on the city’s Historic Preservation Board. The term is two years. He replaces former councilor Linda Litman, who is now city treasurer.
  • Approved legislation that triggers a year-long agreement between the city and Stark County Commissioners to house city prisoners at the Stark County Jail.

Following:Family opens The Good Way to Shop store in Massillon in honor of Jeffrey Lamar Phillips

FOLLOWING: See you Monday at 6:30 p.m. for a working session at the Massillon Government & Justice Center, 1 James Duncan Plaza SE. Meetings are open to the public and in-person attendance is welcome.

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