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Cub Scouts attend City Council

Standing, L-R: Mayor Craig Stough joins Maplewood Pack 158 Cub Scouts Eileanna Berning, Morrison Chiapetta, Jack Augustyniak, Eli Wright, and Den Leader Dustin Wright; Seated, L-R: Dylan Schmidt, Andrew Dunigan, and Zachary Opel, who attend the Oct. 16 Sylvania City Council meeting to help earn their Arrow of Light rank. One of their requirements to earn the rank is to meet with a community leader and learn about community service and how they can be good citizens.

Members of Sylvania City Council gave the green light to a two-year contract with the Flock Group Inc. to install 15 license plate reader cameras at entry points to the city. “Having these cameras will be a game changer for our law enforcement officers. We will be able to be much more proactive for Amber and Silver (senior citizens driving while lost) alerts,” noted Sylvania Police Chief Danilynn Miller. “Many thefts in the city are committed by people from other places. If we have a description or a license number of the vehicle used in a crime, we can watch for that on the cameras and be better able to track the perpetrators.” The cameras are not used for red light or speeding violations and only record the back of a vehicle and its license plate. The cost for the two-year agreement is $97,250.
In other business, council accepted the proposal of Sylvania Compost & Recycling LLC, a division of A&J Landscape, to provide a green yard waste drop-off site on a one-year contract.
Service Director Kevin Aller requested city council authorize amending the agreement with DGL Consulting Engineers LLC to include Southview High School in the Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Safety Study at an added cost of $9,200, bringing the total cost of the study to $33,200. The other schools in the study include McCord, Highland, and Sylvan schools.
Aller’s request to modify the city’s agreement with Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. for Phase 2 of the Harroun Park River Trail Stream Restoration, to include stream bank stabilization, was granted.
In addition, Aller was given the go ahead to begin solicitation of engineering consultant letters of interest for the design of the Erie and Monroe street roundabouts and resurfacing projects.
The next Sylvania City Council meeting will be held Nov. 7.

City police officer promoted

Sylvania Police Chief Danilynn Miller congratulates Officer Tony Espinosa who was appointed to Detective on Wednesday, Oct. 25.
Detective Espinosa has been with the Sylvania Police
Department since 2016.
He is a Field Training Officer, department instructor in
several areas, and is also a member of the Sylvania Metro Special Response Team.

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