News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Knight Foundation

Metro RTA


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Akron council considers measures to ensure sewer money, jobs stay in town
Resolutions address contractors, job training and taxes
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Combined sewer overflows were designed in the early 20th century to handle heavy storms by directing the water into sanitary sewers. Today, they're an environmental problem.
Courtesy of Michael Pereckas, Beige Alert
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Akron is preparing to spend some $800 million to fix its sewer system, and expects to take the first steps tonight to ensure the city, its residents and its businesses get a piece of that money. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on City Council’s attempt to steer where the jobs and funding end up.

LISTEN: Akron council, sewers, money and jobs

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:05)


City Council will get its first look tonight at three measures linked to how money is collected and spent on the massive sewer project. One measure pushes contractors to hire Akron residents.  A second sets aside $25,000 to begin a training program so city residents can qualify for those jobs.

Jeff Fusco is an at-large council member. He says the city knows the kind of jobs that will be available, including ones that require commercial driver’s licenses.

“The rate payers are going to be responsible for this, and so this is an opportunity for us to step up and say, OK, we want Akron residents who are going to be paying for this to get some of the work. It’s just fair.”

The third resolution would beef up the city’s enforcement to ensure contractors are deducting  income taxes from employee paychecks and forwarding them to the city.

The sewer project is to keep millions of gallons of raw sewage from flowing into streams and rivers. The first part of the project will be bid in August. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Pluto: The Browns split from Manziel is long overdue
Get Brock Osweiler from the Denver Broncos! He's fantastic and seems like a great person.

Democratic Senate hopeful P.G. Sittenfeld pushes for local gun control
That makes no sense at all... why not let cities determine driving codes as well? Maybe Cincy want's folks to drive on the left side of the road. What could go ...

Exploradio: Autism in the workplace
I would love to get more information re: Autism on The Town and other such programs in Northeast Ohio. Thanks!!

Human trafficking cases rise in Ohio
It is about time this is presented to proceed with a plan of prevention..to protect our youth.And very necessary to inform communities through school, churches ...

Fermented food company aims to preserve Cleveland's farm-to-table movement
This is terrific! I make my own sauerkraut and consider it vital to good health. Well done, I wish you all success.

Ohio doctors get new guidelines for prescribing certain painkillers
I would gladly smoke pot to get off pain killers but its not legal.It would save the hassle of doctor visits for pill counts,pee tests,blood tests,driving to pi...

Ohio unemployment cuts are nearing a Statehouse vote
What about those that are laid off seasonally? My husband has been employed by the same company for 26 years and has been laid off (for the last 17) mid-Januar...

Ban on microbeads is a big step in fighting plastic pollution
What a bunch of liberal "so open minded their brains fell out" tree huggin yuppies. Professing to be wise they became fools.

Who's on -- and left off -- Ohio's medical marijuana task force?
Biggest joke everm these people are evil they know marijuana is harmless they rigged the polls last nov everypne kmows it

Dayton 'Black Lives Matter' protesters to appear in court today
Police to fast with the trigger finger and not the brain.A lot of police officers out here judge by color first instead of accessing the situation first. If a p...

Copyright © 2016 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University