By Alison Stewart
BARBERTON: City Council introduced a legislation to appropriate $76,700 from the stormwater management fund to the management budget to pay Cavanaugh Construction for services performed on the Stanley George Basin in 2013 at Monday’s meeting.
Mayor William Judge said the retention basin was put in last year to deal with the flooding issue in Barberton.
“Work on the basin is done,” said Judge. “We just have to appropriate money to pay the bill.”
President Fred Maurer said he is pleased to see the flooding issue being dealt with.
“We have been fighting flooding in the south of Barberton for some time,” said Maurer. “The water basin is another small step in a much larger plan.”
In other news, Parks and Recreation board member Dennis Liddle has been reappointed to the Board of Commission.
“I enjoy working with Parks and Rec because it’s nice to have a link to the community,” Liddle said.
He added that he appreciates what the Parks and Recreation Department does for the children in the Barberton community.
Liddle is also a business owner of Raymond James Financial Services located at 527 West Lake Avenue in Barberton. He graduated from Barberton High School in 1984 and went on to receive his MBA from Ashland University in 1996.