WHAT: Mathews Board of Education regular meeting on Monday
PRESENT:?Tarin Brown, Jamie Koehler, Terry Woodyard, Ken Wallace and Mary J. Swift
l Accepted a $750 donation from the Mathews Athletic Boosters to the Class of 2016;
l Approved an agreement with Tartan Benefit Services Ltd. to administer, process and analyze workers' compensation and unemployment claims for 12 months, effective Sept. 1;
l Granted the movement of teacher Janice Lucas to Master's +30 step 11 at $55,000; and Jared Terlecky to Master's +18 at $50,000;
l Employed Natalie Bolino as language arts teacher on a one-year limited contract at $31,000;
l Employed Samantha Coleman as a Title I teacher on a one-year contract at $15,000;
l Employed Charles Pulice as a bus driver at $14,000; and Natalie Conrad as a long-term sub at $75 per day;
l Approved Samantha Coleman and Laurie Brower to work an additional half-day on the teacher professional development days on Aug. 20 and Sept. 12;
l Approved an unpaid leave of absence for Michelle Sinkovich for up to 12 weeks, effective Aug. 25;
l Approved the cafeteria workers to work three hours on Aug. 21;
l Rehired the following classified personnel for the 2014-15 school year, with substitutes to be paid at a rate of $8 per hour and bus drivers $10 per hour: Bambi Carlson; Rose Consider; Heather Eagle; Brenda File; John Grove; Pamela Klinger; John Martucci; Karen Pieton; Kathleen Schultz; Neil Totten; and Barbara Watts;
l Approved the event workers salary for the 2014-15 school year per game as follows: timers, $30; scorebooks, $12; basketball filmers, $12; football filmers, $30; and football announcer, $30;
l Approved the lowest and / or best quote by Boak and Sons Inc. in the amount of $19,000 for roof repairs at Currie Elementary School and authorized the issuance of the purchase order;
l Approved an agreement with the Brookfield School District for transportation of three parochial students at a cost of $50 per day for the 2014-15 school year;
l Set the next board meeting for 6 p.m. Sept. 17.
- Bonnie L. Hazen
WHAT:?Niles City Council regular meeting on Wednesday
PRESENT: Frank Pezzano, John Merlo, Edward Stredney, Edward McCormick, Michael Lastic, Reggie Giancola Jr., Stephen Papalas
l Authorized the appropriation of funds from various unappropriated funds to several accounts for telephone services. In total, the city transferred $67,500 to the city's light, police, fire, health, engineer and sewer departments to pay for telephone services;
l Approved the labor agreement between the city and the AFSCME bargaining unit. Details and financial terms were not immediately disclosed;
l Appropriated $20,000 from the unappropriated sewer fund to provide funds for the purchase of chemicals for the wastewater treatment plant;
l Appropriated $93,500 from the general fund to municipal court accounts and appropriated an additional $15,842.00 to the probation fund account in order to assure payroll and fringe benefit obligations were met.
- Colin Harris
Western Reserve Port Authority
WHAT:?Western Reserve Port Authority regular meeting Wednesday
PRESENT:?Ron Klingle, Don Hanni, Martin Loney and Patrick Pellin
ABSENT: Scott Lewis
The port authority board:
l Heard from Director of Aviation Dan Dickten that the airport is proposing taking on additional snow and ice removal, mowing and other airfield maintenance on portions of the property occupied by the Youngstown Airlift Wing. The increased duties would relieve some costs for the U.S. military in hopes of making continued operations at the local military base more attractive to maintain. Dollar figures have not been finalized;
l Heard from Dickten about scheduled meetings with several airlines next month during a three-day conference in Chicago. Discussions will include possible addition of local commercial flights;
l Authorized Dickten to enter negotiations for a contract extension with airport engineering consultant C&S Companies;
l Authorized rental car companies Avis / Budget to extend through March 2017 their concession agreements to operate at the airport.
The companies have reported a 45 percent increase in business year-to-date, compared to this time last year;
l Voted to pursue grant funding to replace the airport terminal sub-station and back-up generator at a $650,000 cost, plus $35,000 for design and engineering.
- Brenda J. Linert
WHAT: Warren City Schools Board of Education regular meeting Tuesday evening
PRESENT: Patricia Limperos, Regina Patterson, Robert Faulkner Sr., John Lacy
ABSENT: Andre Coleman
l Entered into the following agreements: Family and Community Services Inc., Valley Counseling Services to provide behavioral resources, personnel and support, $245,000; City of Warren to provide police services at Warren G. Harding High School, $200,000; Lana Ilain to provide evaluation services for the Alternative Challenge Grant 2014, $5,599; The Ohio Online Learning Program to make its program available to full-time students, $2,640, and part-time students, $275 per semester course; and the City of Warren for refuse removal services to the Warren City School District, $3,436.63 per month.
l Awarded supplemental contracts for the 21st Century Community Learning Afterschool Program managers and site coordinators at the hourly wage of $24.21 to Kevin Stringer, grades six through eight at Jefferson and Willard PK-8; Megan Mussler, Jefferson PK-8 School; Vurnise Johnson, Willard PK-8 School; and Pamela Heggins, grades six through eight at Jefferson and Willard PK-8 Schools.
l Awarded supplemental contracts for the 21st Century Community Learning Afterschool Program activity leaders at Willard and Jefferson PK-8 to Ronile Bonner, $11.11 per hour; Laura Green and Ellen Diana White, $16.31 per hour.
l Awarded a one-year contract to Sandra Carson, elementary education teacher; Lauren Catuogno, secondary education teacher; Trisha DiCesare, school counselor; Justin Drapp, secondary education teacher; Jessica Durham, art education teacher; Heather Eich, early childhood education teacher; Todd Jones, secondary education teacher; Ami Batt-LeMaster, secondary education teacher; Lance Ronghi, middle childhood education teacher; Michael Sandy, middle childhood education teacher; Laura Vennetti, early childhood education teacher and Bryan Whitmore, middle childhood education teacher.
l Accepted the resignation of Deneen Aurand, substitute teacher; Alice Bicudo-Delventhal, elementary education teacher; Donald Cheffo, school counselor; William Collins, substitute teacher; Cara Russo-Gatta, early education teacher; Lorraine Trina, special education teacher; and Judith Wilkins, substitute teacher.
l Awarded supplemental contracts for home instruction at the hourly wage of $24.21 to Donna Brown, Denise Delaquila, Annette McCorvey, Deborah Paully and Carol Wilson.
l Awarded a supplemental contract to complete a training course in communicable diseases at Ohio State Extension Office, Trumbull County to Brandi Shrock, $24.21 per hour; Holly Chambers, Kelly Kroynovich and Katherine Ohlin, $12.50 per hour.
l Awarded a supplemental contract to Kimberly Armstrong, speech-language pathologist, at the hourly wage of $24.21 to complete student testing, assessments and reports for a pre-school student.
l Awarded a one-school year employment contract to Douglas Sangregoriom, assistant football coach; Daniel Sweet, assistant soccer coach; and Dawn Harper, cheerleading sponsor.
l Approved the retirement/ resignation of Troy Seay, educational aide; and Charles Stephens, five-hour delivery person.
l Approved temporary employment for 44 adult game workers for high school athletic events with an hourly wage of $8 to $12.50.
l Awarded the contract for supplying bread and bread products for the school lunch program for the 2014-15 school year to Nickles Bakery Inc.
l Awarded the contract for supplying milk and dairy products for the school lunch program for the 2014-15 school year to Turner Dairy Farms.
l Accepted a $200 donation from the Kellar family to the Warren G. Harding girls volleyball Adopt-A-Player program.
l Recommended tuition reimbursement in the amount of $400 for Hillary Allen, Jodi Austin-Brown, Candice Ungaro-Jones and Meghan Watson.
- Renee Fox