Thursday, April 18, 2013
Council unanimously approved two separate measures giving a nod to the community leaders.
The community is still mourning the recent deaths of coach Joe Vadini and former councilwoman Kay Broughton. And so is Brecksville City Council. On Tuesday night, council unanimously approved two separate measures giving a nod to the community leaders and offering condolences to the families of Vadini and Broughton. Brecksville Mayor Jerry Hruby recently told Brecksville Patch that he remembered Broughton serving with “distinction and dedication.” He fondly recalled her guidance when he took over as mayor more than 26 years ago — as well as “the respect and concern she demonstrated for my brother Jack, both as Mayor and also when he became ill.” “Kay believed she could make a difference by being involved in our city,” said Mayor Jerry …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Meeting is slated to take place at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
In addition to a number of accomplishments, she was also the first female president of the Brecksville City Council.
Kay Broughton, a former Brecksville resident and civic leader, died on March 27. She was 89. While she lived in Brecksville from 1957 to 2004, Broughton was remembered as a highly civically engaged resident. Among other accomplishments, she was the first female president of Brecksville City Council. Brecksville Mayor Jerry Hruby remembers Broughton serving with “distinction and dedication.” He fondly remembered her guidance when he took over as mayor more than 26 years ago — as well as “the respect and concern she demonstrated for my brother Jack, both as Mayor and also when he became ill.” “Kay believed she could make a difference by being involved in our city,” said Mayor Jerry Hruby. “From the day she moved to Brecksville, she became …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Council members are also expected to vote on the non-resident corporate membership program for non-residents.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Amber Lane culvert eyed for upcoming replacement.
The culvert at 7603 Amber Lane is the last of four around the city slated for replacement. On Tuesday, Brecksville City Council OK’d a $9,000 proposal to allow Donald G. Bohning & Associates to prepare improvement plans, contract bid documents and access easements for the project. “Upon authorization, the surveying and base mapping services would commence immediately (depending on snow cover) and engineering would commence upon completion,” according to the engineer’s report shared with city council. It’s not clear how much the project itself would cost, however the estimated total cost for the Snowville Road culvert replacement project in 2012 was $324,000. “This culvert replacement was brought to the city’s attention by the abutting …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Although, the city of Brecksville has its own service department with snowplows, city council agreed to stick with its supplementary snowplow service.
The city of Brecksville will have some extra help with snowplows if needed. Although the city already uses its own service department for plowing, the city routinely has back-up, supplementary services. On Monday, Brecksville City Council unanimously approved a contract — the same as the one approved in 2012 — for $20,000 with Mattes Landscaping. The company will provide “supplementary snowplowing and salting services” for the city’s parking lots and sidewalks through Oct. 10, 2013.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The city is set to buy the Vactor Combination Sewer Cleaner, after the existing machine got “worn out.”
Brecksville City Council unanimously approved the $346,000 purchase of new equipment that cleans the city’s sewer system. Officials said the one the city currently uses has just gotten “worn out.” “What we’ve got now is a 1999,” said Ron Weidig, the city’s service director. “It really takes abuse. If you can imagine sucking all this debris out of the ground at a high rate of speed and blowing it into the back — it’s getting worn out.” The city will buy the Vactor PLUS Combination Sewer Cleaner from Jack Doheny Companies, through the state’s administrative services purchasing program, for $346,181. The news that the city needed a new one didn’t come as a surprise. The purchase had already been included in the 2013 budget, city officials …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
City Council and its committees will meet Tuesday evening in City Hall. Check out the agendas below.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Wiese Road project is taking a bit longer than planned, and the Royalton Road repairs are on hold.
Construction season has lasted quite a while this year in Brecksville. Repairs to a retaining wall on Wiese Road have stretched out for more than a month past the expected end date, and the road has remained closed in the meantime. The project began this summer and likely won’t be done until mid December, said Mike Harwood, City Council vice president and chair of the Utilities Committee. City Engineer Gerald Wise gave council an update on the repairs last week. As of Tuesday, about three-fourths of the panels were installed. After the rest of the panels are installed, there’s some work to be done on the gutter and berm, and then clean up and restoration can take place and the road can reopen. The city will likely have to wait until …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
City Council will meet on Tuesday.
Brecksville City Council will meet at 8 p.m. on Tuesday in City Hall. Here are a few items to note on the agenda: The full agendas can be found as PDFs to the right.