MACEDONIA — The city will seek bids for an estimated $1 million Valley View Road reconstruction project, which officials say will take place from late summer into early fall this year.

At its April 11 meeting, City Council authorized the city engineer to prepare specifications and the mayor to advertise for bids for the project. Work will take place between Highland and Twinsburg roads.

Mayor Nick Molnar said the city has obtained a 90 percent loan at zero percent interest from the Ohio Public Works Commission. The city will pay $100,000 upfront, and pay back the loan at $44,000 per year over 20 years.

The Valley View Road project is in addition to this year’s road repaving program.

City Engineer Joe Gigliotti said the Valley View stretch between Twinsburg Road and the Hudson border will not be done at this time because it is in better shape than the northern portion and traffic volume is lower.

Marijuana

Legislation was introduced adding dispensaries to a list of medical marijuana-related businesses that will be allowed to operate. Regulations in Chapter 797 of the city’s codified ordinances already apply to cultivators and processors.

The regulations cover such areas as local licensing and application requirements, fees, persons prohibited as licensees, transfer of ownership, revocation of licenses and visibility of activities.

In March, council OK’d a 90-day moratorium on the issuance of dispensary permits until the regulations are finalized. The moratorium will end when Chapter 797 amendments are approved.

 

Reporter Ken Lahmers can be reached at 330-541-9400, ext. 4189 or klahmers@recordpub.com.