Smart also reported that the Friends of the Sunken Garden has finished the walkway around the inside of the garden and that the concrete ramp should be finished next spring. He also reported that the Garfield Willis estate will set a bench in his memory between the pool and the playground area in Forest Park.
Commissioner Thom Schafer said that under the Safe Routes to School program the sidewalks leading to Moulton Middle School will be looked at for repair work and a traffic study will be done as part of a grant application.
“We will need at a later time a letter of support from the city,” Schafer said.
In a follow up from the November 4 council meeting, city attorney Jack Kiley reported that he contacted the owner of the burned building on North Morgan Street, Barry Evans. Evans said that he would be looking to sell the building if he is not able to fix it up.
Kiley reported that a title search on the dilapidated Lidster Hotel yielded a holder, Portage 526 Corporation, in Akron, Ohio. A letter will be sent to the corporation.