Medina Town Council OKs small business grants, shoots down county solid waste proposal

MEDINA, Ohio — Town Council has unanimously authorized applying its CARES Act funding to help modest companies impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This request is for council to take into consideration funding 32 small business grant apps in the greenback volume of $179,450 from the CARES Act funding that the city acquired from Medina County,” Medina Financial Advancement Director Kimberly Marshall stated all through Monday’s council meeting (Nov. 9).

The income was funneled from the federal federal government via the condition and on to the county, then the metropolis.

“The City of Medina partnered with the county on this initiative to help organizations that were being afflicted by the obligatory authorities shutdown because of to COVID-19 previously this 12 months,” Marshall stated.

The funds have to be encumbered by Nov. 20.

Solid squander plan falls limited

In other news, metropolis Assistance Director Nino Piccoli discussed a resolution inquiring City Council to disapprove the Medina County Strong Waste District’s amended draft of the Stable Waste Administration Strategy.

“Per the EPA, the Solid Squander District is demanded to submit an up to date strategy just about every 5 a long time,” Piccoli mentioned.

“The endeavours of the county to recycle, at the very least different the material to recycle materials is good, ideal? They have a fantastic approach to do that, but the trouble that we’ve usually had is, at the time that recycled product is taken … from that place forward, there is no assure that substance is recycled,” explained council President John Coyne.

He shared that both equally reports and trackers that ended up placed in garbage have confirmed that it all goes to the landfill, so it is tough to support a recycling prepare that isn’t main to components currently being recycled.

“If I’m going to inform a resident of the town of Medina that ‘yeah, we want you to recycle’ and they say, ‘I’m executing my very best to recycle,’ I simply cannot with a straight facial area convey to them ‘oh yeah, it’s all getting recycled’ mainly because I have no idea if it is or isn’t,” Coyne claimed.

Piccoli shared that officers are working to tighten up contracts with haulers, but there is however no assurance.

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