Friday, May 24, 2013
Project will include replacing or upgrading 46 traffic lights across the city.
Solon City Council voted earlier this week to award Perram Electric the contract for the city-wide traffic signal improvement project. Perram's bid was nearly $700,000 lower than the closest competitor, Miller Cable. In total, the project will cost nearly $7.2 million, however, because of federal grants and other funding sources, the city will be responsible for $1.2 million. Read more about the project: The city wants to replace or upgrade of 46 traffic signals in Solon, including 13 along the city's main artery, SOM Center Road. The anticipated construction cost is about $5.6 million, with the rest of the budgeted money set aside for change orders and cost overruns.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Community Center Outdoor Pool is not open this weekend.
The city of Solon announced on its website swimming hours for the Solon Community Center Indoor Pool and the Municipal Pool at Arthur Road during Memorial Day weekend. The outdoor pool is not yet open this holiday weekend. To see the hours of availability, click on the .pdf attached to this post.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Job hunting? Look no further — here's a great resource to find work in the area.
There are several city employment opportunities in Solon right now. According to the city's website, Solon needs a maintenance collections systems worker and a police officer civil service examination is scheduled for May 19 and June 9. More than 10 part-time jobs are available and there are more than five seasonal jobs up for grabs. For more details on the job openings, visit the city's website. Take a look at this Patch Careerbuilder.com page to find more Solon jobs.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Nestle has altered its plans for its new research and development facility in Solon to reduce the number of parking spaces at the facility and alter the landscaping.
Nestle has altered its plans for its new research and development facility in Solon to reduce the number of parking spaces at the facility and alter the landscaping. The changes, which were approved by the Solon Planning Commission and Solon City Council, were made to keep intact as much of the surrounding wetlands as possible. The changes were made after Nestle met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The company plans to eliminate 95 proposed parking spaces to shrink the parking lot away from Cannon Road. Landscaping on the Hawthorne Parkway side of the site were altered to help preserve more wetlands and the Metroparks have signed off on the changes, according to city planning documents. Nestle hopes to have its new research and …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The legislation would require the forfeiture of public pension benefits for public officials convicted of extortion and perjury.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Northeast Ohio organizations that have provided free tax preparation and filing services to local taxpayers are encouraged to apply.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Updates on the May 2013 local elections will be posted here throughout the evening.
Solon voters approved two zoning referendums on Tuesday. In Issue 8, voters OK'd rezoning a 2.5-acre piece of land on Aurora Road. The land was rezoned as part of an earlier attempt to redevelop Solar Center. Now that Solon Village is a done deal, city officials want that land to revert to its older zoning classification. In Issue 9, voters gave the nod to a rezoning amendment that will allow Liberty Ford to proceed with expansion plans. Liberty Ford in Solon hopes to expand and modernize its car dealership, but needed approval first from the city's voters. Passage of Issue 9 will allow city council to rezone adjacent properties so the dealership can expand its showroom. Both zoning resolutions required a majority of Solon votes and a …
Solon voters will consider two zoning referendums today.
Solon voters will take to the polls today to have their say on a number of important issues, not least of which to help decide who wins the presidency. Solon Patch doesn't opine on issues, but we will say this: Voting is your most important right, and the best way to have your say on the future of your community and the state is to head to the polls today. Here's what you need to know: 1. I don't know enough about the issues. Where can I learn more? The best place to get up to speed on Solon's local issues is Patch's Election Guide. We have links to information about the issues. 2. When are the polls open? Polling places open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. 3. What should I bring with me to the polls? Voters must prove their identity …
Solon spent as much as $132,719 on its deer culling program this year, about $50,000 less than last year.
Solon spent as much as $132,719 on its deer culling program this year, about $50,000 less than last year. Sharpshooters with the U.S. Department of Agriculture killed about 200 deer this past winter. That contract, which expires at the end of July, was formally approved by city council Monday. Also included in the contract is a proposed fee of $14,000 to perform an aerial visual survey to gain an accurate count of Solon's remaining deer population. This was the second year that the USDA has been hired to run Solon's sharpshooting efforts. The goal of the program is to slash Solon's deer population to reduce car wrecks caused by deer. Solon officials have said Solon has more deer than the city's geography can handle. The program is …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A public hearing is scheduled for May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall to collect resident feedback on the recycling idea, which city officials have been discussing for months.
Solon residents can give city officials their opinion this week on the city's proposal to start an automated recycling program. A public hearing is scheduled for May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall to collect resident feedback on the recycling idea, which city officials have been discussing for months. The city needs new recycling equipment because the trucks are about 17 years old and are showing wear and tear, With that need imminent, service department officials say its time to consider the switch to automated pickup. Automated pickup involves a truck with an arm that picks up a standardized container provided by the city. It makes the process more efficient, reduces worker injury and promotes recycling. The city automated its solid waste …