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City looks into funding phone system repairs

February 23, 2017
By J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

Following the malfunction of the system that operates the city's phones, city Manager Joe Warino asked council for more than $20,000 to replace fiber optic lines and switches.

He told city council members at the Feb. 15 meeting, the switches immediately need replaced because the system is dependent on the controls.

"To replace them will cost around $23,000, which includes the fiber optic lines," Warino said. "That is coming because if we don't fix it, our phone system will shut down."

Council favored getting the system repaired.

On other matters, Councilman Joe LoCicero addressed recent inquiries he received from residents regarding water main breaks. A resident from Sleepy Hollow and another from North Hillside Drive both had asked if the city was going to install new water main lines in the future, to which Warino replied there were no funds available at this time.

He also presented a request from Canfield Towing as to a list of local businesses that supply services to the city. The owner of Canfield Towing then wanted to know the protocol to getting on that list.

On a different matter, Zoning Inspector Mike Cook said the requirements for appearing before the Architectural Design and Review Board and any application needed for zoning are now available on the city's website.

He also has a document that explains the requirements, which is available at city hall. He said the problem is, on occasion, a person will draw out a plan on a napkin and think that is good enough, but then the person is told to return later with a well-executed plan.

In other business:

Councilman John Morvay, who serves on the Cardinal Joint Fire District Board of Trustees, said the new Herbert Road fire station is proceeding right on schedule and the hope is to hold a ribbon cutting in June;



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