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Community Notes

Published: August 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Upcoming meetings

The Munroe Falls City Council will meet Aug. 16 at 7 p.m.

Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education will meet Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in the library at Stow-Munroe Falls High School.

Hydrant flushing in Munroe Falls begins

The city of Munroe Falls will be flushing hydrants through Sept. 9. Residents are advised to check for possible sediment or discoloration during this time and allow water to run until clear before laundering. For questions, call City Hall at 330-688-7491.

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Public meeting on Aug. 25 for

Mudbrook Stream Restoration Project

The city of Stow was awarded a Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Grant from the Ohio EPA for a stream restoration project on a Mud Brook Tributary. The scope of work will include 2,400 linear feet of stream bed and flood plain improvement in the 10.2 acre undeveloped parcel adjacent to The Meadows Subdivision Phases One and Two and the Silver Lake Country Club. The project utilizes low impact green infrastructure methods to meet the EPA standards for water quality.

The city of Stow would like to invite all those interested to the second public meeting on Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at Stow City Hall. Information regarding final improvement plans and construction updates will be presented by the city of Stow and the project's Design/Build team including EnviroScience, GPD Group and RiverReach Construction. Time will be allotted for a question and answer session.

Unused meds can be dropped off at police station

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The Munroe Falls Police Department has added a D.U.M.P (Dispose of Unused Medications Properly) Box inside the Police Station Lobby at 43 Munroe Falls Ave. for the use by citizens. With the current drug epidemic in Summit County, and prescription medication being a serious problem especially with youth, the department would like to provide a safe and easy way for residents to dispose of unused medications. Here are the guidelines for using the box:

/ Keep the medicines in their original containers.

/ Mark out the name and address.

/ Make sure all lids are closed tightly.

/ Secure the medications inside a sealable plastic bag.

/ This box is for pills, capsules, or liquid medicines -- syringes cannot be accepted.

Munroe Falls

Farmers Market now open

The Munroe Falls Farmers Market is now open on Tuesdays through Sept. 27 from 3 until 6 p.m. at Brust Park.

There are 12 vendors participating.

The Farmers Market Association is seeking vendors for meat, certified organic produce, eggs, orchard growers, candy and cheese producers. For more information, contact City Hall at 330-688-7491.

Stow Farmers

Market open

The Stow Community Farmers Market at the Stow Community United Church of Christ will be open on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to Oct. 8, rain or shine. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor should contact Judy in the church office at 330-688-8927. The market is especially wanting to encourage vendors selling homegrown fruits and vegetables, and cheese.

The church is on Pilgrim Drive in Stow, one block from Graham Road behind the Briarwood Nursing Home.

Office hours planned

Munroe Falls Councilmen Michael "Mike" Barnes and John Hegnauer will each have public office hours.

On the second Saturday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Councilman Barnes will be at the Morning Owl Coffeehouse. 297 N. Main St. in Munroe Falls.

Councilman Barnes welcomes the opportunity to answer questions and hear the concerns of all Munroe Falls citizens. Those not able to attend can contact Councilman Barnes directly 330-328-2382 or email Councilman_Barnes@Yahoo.com.

Councilman John Hegnauer will continue to have public office hours on the last Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. at McDonald's, 12 Munroe Falls Ave. in Munroe Falls.

Citizens are encouraged to use these office hours as an opportunity to connect with local government. Councilman Hegnauer will be available to answer questions and hear concerns about the community.

"I look forward to hosting another year of office hours," Hegnauer said. "Please feel free to visit me during my office hours, call me at 330-573-9190, email jhegnauer@gmail.com, or follow me on Facebook and Twitter."


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