The City Beat…Cougarettes have their day

Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough, center, presents a proclamation to the State Champion Southview Cougarettes: Back row: Assistant Coach Emily Kreuz, Elise Gravelle, Izzy Knoff, Morgan Kwaitkowski, Taylor Kwaitkowski, Avery O’Loughlin, Ashley Welt, Callie Hess, Carly Nusbaum, Leah Hegerty, Coach Lauren Wilson. Front row: Ava Stoll, Ally Scharf, Alli Freels, Paige Britton, Sophie Golding, and Taylor Weldele. Not pictured: Bella Russen.

Mayor Craig Stough proclaimed March 6 as Cougarette Day in Sylvania in celebration of the Southview dance team’s Ohio State championship. The team captured first place in Pom and Jazz at the state tournament on Jan. 28. This is the team’s second state title in the past two years.

In regular business at the March 6 Sylvania City Council meeting, Sylvania’s Public Safety and Service Director Kevin Aller requested and was granted an amendment to the city’s contract with DGL Consulting Engineers for an additional $18,478 for the work performed for the Downtown Transportation Improvement project.

Aller also requested council approve proposals from Tetra Tech for $65,000 for engineering and surveying services for the Balfour Road Waterline Improvement project; American Structurepoint Inc. for $55,542 for construction engineering and inspection the Elden Ditch Watershed Improvement project; DGL Consulting Engineers for $88,738 to provide signalization engineering services for nine traffic signal improvements; and Path Masters Inc. for $86,411 to provide and install a new communication network for 13 traffic signals. Aller also requested council accept a drainage easement from SAJRD for the Elden Ditch Watershed Improvement project along with advertising for bids for the construction of an underground water retention structure in Memorial Field.

In other business, council approved the addition of another sargent to the police division; approved Law Director Leslie Brinning’s request to bring the city’s codes up to date; approved Lourdes University’s request for a street banner; and the request for a carry-out only wine and pre-packaged mixed beverage permit of the owners of Hip to the Groove Boutique.

The next meeting is scheduled for March 20 at 7:30 pm.

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