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Liberty to move on road repaving soon

July 25, 2014

Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio

July 25--LIBERTY -- The township has been approved for a bank loan of $200,000 and can begin paving roads this year, township Fiscal Officer Steve Shelton said.

The loan is in anticipation of $266,320 in taxes the township will collect on a new road levy next year.

The loan will be paid back over five years at 2.7 percent interest, Shelton said.

The township wants to pave four roads with money from a grant it got last year. It did not have a local share, however, and will use money from the loan for that share.

The roads are Hadley Avenue, Roosevelt Drive, Northview Boulevard and Ravine Drive from Sampson Road to Staunton Road.

The engineer's estimate for the four roads was $317,773.

Township officials opened two bids Friday. One was from Shelley and Sands of Akron for $269,500, and the other was from Chagrin Valley Paving of Chagrin Falls for $373,560.

The township trustees are expected to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday to review the bids and possibly approve one.

The trustees and township Administrator Pat Ungaro also have prepared a list of roads they would like to begin paving next year.

They include the Tibbetts Wick Road extension, Naylor Lloyd Road, Mansell Drive and Pleasant Valley Road.

Voters narrowly approved the road tax last May after having defeated it in November 2013.


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