MEDINA, Ohio — Metropolis Council has unanimously authorized utilizing its CARES Act funding to assist small companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This request is for council to think about funding 32 small enterprise grant functions within the greenback quantity of $179,450 from the CARES Act funding that the town obtained from Medina County,” Medina Financial Improvement Director Kimberly Marshall stated throughout Monday’s council assembly (Nov. 9).
The cash was funneled from the federal authorities by means of the state and on to the county, then the town.
“The Metropolis of Medina partnered with the county on this initiative to assist companies that have been affected by the necessary authorities shutdown as a result of COVID-19 earlier this 12 months,” Marshall stated.
The funds need to be encumbered by Nov. 20.
Strong waste plan falls brief
In different information, metropolis Service Director Nino Piccoli mentioned a decision asking Metropolis Council to disapprove the Medina County Strong Waste District’s amended draft of the Strong Waste Administration Plan.
“Per the EPA, the Strong Waste District is required to submit an up to date plan each 5 years,” Piccoli stated.
“The efforts of the county to recycle, at the least separate the fabric to recycle materials is nice, proper? They’ve an excellent plan to do this, however the issue that we’ve all the time had is, as soon as that recycled materials is taken … from that time ahead, there’s no assure that materials is recycled,” stated council President John Coyne.
He shared that each research and trackers that have been positioned in rubbish have confirmed that all of it goes to the landfill, so it’s exhausting to assist a recycling plan that isn’t resulting in supplies being recycled.
“If I’m going to inform a resident of the town of Medina that ‘yeah, we would like you to recycle’ and so they say, ‘I’m doing my finest to recycle,’ I can’t with a straight face inform them ‘oh yeah, it’s all being recycled’ as a result of I do not know whether it is or isn’t,” Coyne stated.
Piccoli shared that officers are working to tighten up contracts with haulers, however there’s nonetheless no assure.
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