The City Beat – Accolades given to NV football punter as city gets back to business

Mayor Craig Stough, right, presents a proclamation to Alex Kasee, second from left, the Northview football team kicker and punter who was awarded First Team All Ohio honors. His parents, Rob and Jennifer Kasee, join him as he learns that Jan. 3 was proclaimed Alex Kasee day.

Rob and Jennifer Kasee accompanied their son, Northview senior Alex Kasee, as he received a proclamation from Mayor Craig Stough and members of Sylvania City Council at the Jan. 3 meeting. Kasee, a kicker and punter on the Wildcat football team garnered First Team All-Northern Lakes League, All District, and All-State honors as a punter. He also earned Academic All-NLL honors with a 3.5 cumulative GPA. As a junior, he earned First Team All-NLL, All-District, and All-State honors, and as a sophomore, Second Team All-NLL, and All-District as well as Honorable Mention All-State honors as a kicker. Mayor Stough also proclaimed Jan. 3 as Alex Kasee Day in the city of Sylvania.

In other business, council accepted the $367,185 bid from Helms and Sons Excavating for improvements to Altara Drive and the Fishbeck proposal of $45,340 for professional surveying and engineering services for the McCord Road resurfacing project between Sylvania Avenue and Brint Road. Council also passed an ordinance to amend the city’s agreement with ODOT to accept an additional $375,000 ODOT funding for the Monroe Street and Harroun Road Improvements.

Members of City Council passed its first resolution of the new year, which designates the clerk of council to attend training programs and seminars about public records law as required by the Ohio Revised Code.

The next Sylvania City Council meeting will be held on Jan. 17 at 7:30 pm.

Dec. 19 City Council meeting

At the Dec. 19 meeting, Sylvania Police Chief Danilynn Miller introduced Officer Darriontae Stewart to Mayor Craig Stough and members of City Council. Stewart, formerly with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and a graduate of Lourdes University, joined the Sylvania department on Dec. 12.

Deputy Service Director Joe Shaw introduced Rick McGuckin of DGL and Tim Bockbrader of Edge. The two consultants gave a summary of the feedback received at the initial stakeholder meeting for the Downtown Transportation Improvement Project. They showed how that feedback could be applied in the preliminary concepts for this plan. The next step will be to share these plans at a stakeholders’ meeting for reaction and additional input.

Other actions taken by council included appropriating funding for public defender services for Sylvania Municipal Court. Council gave its approval to solicit bids for the Monroe Street and Silica Road Improvement Project and Silica Drive Bridge Replacement Project.

A change order was approved for the Harroun Road Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon as there was a decrease in the cost from the original contract.

Council also accepted a bid from Bowers Asphalt and Paving for the resurfacing of Tantallon Plats I and II and a re-bid from Helms and Sons Excavating for the Harroun Road and Monroe Street safety project.


An ordinance was approved to make adjustments in account balances in the city’s operating budget along with an ordinance giving non-union employees a three-percent pay raise to coincide with the raise for union employees.

In other business, council approved the reappointment of Mary Westphal and the appointment of George Hilfinger to Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District Board and the reappointment of Matthew Snell to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

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