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City Council approves $50,000 to help residents with storm damage

By Courtney Kerrigan correspondent


Barberton City Council voted Monday night to transfer $50,000 from the stormwater capital budget to the operational budget to help residents affected by the July 10 storm.


“Barberton receives water from Norton, Copley and Medina, so if those areas collect a lot of water Barberton receives even more,” stormwater utility manager Alan Keltyka said during a flood presentation at last week's City Council meeting.


Council members also passed an ordinance that will allow the city to execute a supply agreement with Constellation New Energy to continue a natural gas aggregation program and continue the opt-out provision, allowing residents to remove themselves from the city's program.


The State of Ohio enacted natural gas deregulation legislation that allows cities to aggregate the retail of natural gas within the city. This provides residents and businesses with the opportunity to “participate in the potential benefits of natural gas deregulation through lower gas rates.”



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