By Angel Evans

Special to the Beacon Journal

TALLMADGE: At a meeting earlier this month, the City Council approved the sale of property at 26 Nottingham St. to Tallmadge Grow Inc., a community improvement corporation.

The nonprofit organization launches community improvement projects through philanthropy, volunteerism, and grants.

In other business, the council also gave Mayor David Kline authorization to bid for the demolition of Ten Minute Lube at 150 Tallmadge Circle, Martin Wheel Co. at 360 West Ave. and developer Todd Jordanís property at 240 Southwest Ave.

The city will pay a portion of the three demolitions with a $50,000 grant divided among the three, while property owners will match the allocated grant amounts to cover additional expenses for their respective sites.

Council learned that the Tallmadge police collected 250 pounds of prescription drugs and containers at the cityís Drug Take-Back event in April ó 75 pounds more than the first event in September 2015.

Economic Developer Rita Weinberg announced progress on construction at 116 Tallmadge Ave.

In addition to Sutton Bank and Crimson Cup, a Planet Smoothie and nail salon will be included on the site.

The Testa Co.ís Village at Town Center recently broke ground for a new mixed-use building with retail space and residential housing.