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Cuyahoga Falls Locks in Natural Gas Rate

The City of Cuyahoga Falls has locked in the fixed rate of $11.67/mcf for the 2006-2007 natural gas contract. This is over a 16% decrease from last year's price and the new rate will go into effect with your November bill cycle. Interstate Gas Supply will continue to serve as the aggregation's gas supplier

Cuyahoga Falls announces its Wireless Access Zone

Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don L. Robart announces, effective August 14th , the availability of free wireless internet access to its citizens within the downtown area as part of a pilot program provided by Mobilepro. Six radio antennas installed by Mobilepro will provide a signal for wireless internet access from the Sheraton Suites to Oakwood Drive and from Cuyahoga Falls High School to the Cuyahoga River.

City Pursues Funding to Purchase Property To Eliminate Flood Problems

The City of Cuyahoga Falls announces that it in conjunction with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) and the Federal emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has applied for a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Project that will allow for the purchase some properties in our City to alleviate flooding problems.

Traffic Signal at Northland and Second Streets Changed

The City of Cuyahoga Falls announces a signalization change at the intersection of Northland and Second Streets. The change, based on a traffic study, was determined that the intersection signal did not meet signal warrants set forth in the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) to justify full operation. Following the Cuyahoga Falls Traffic Committee and City Council approval, the signal has changed from normal "red-yellow-green" operation to a "yellow-only" flash for Second Street and "red-only" flash for Northland Street.

City Hosted Grand Opening of Project Fresh Start

Mayor Don. L Robart announced the completion of the renovation of the first vacant house purchased with the City's CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) funding. Federal funding was utilized to purchase a Heslop home of which the City has over 3,000 housing units of this type in one planning area known as the Bailey Road - Munroe Falls Avenue District.

Cuyahoga Falls Online Hits Two Milestones!

Mayor Don Robart announces that Cuyahoga Falls Online, the city's eGovernment program hit two milestones this weekend. In it's first 9 months, over 10,000 payments have been made online which accounted for 1 million dollars in payments. So far, over 4300 users have signed up to use Cuyahoga Falls Online, also known as CFO.

Hardy Road to Close For Landslide Repairs

Valerie Wax Carr, Director of Public Service, would like to alert residents and motorists to the landslide repairs on Hardy Road between the addresses of 841 and 926 Hardy Road beginning July 10, 2006. During this work, soil nails will be installed into the roadway embankment to repair slope erosion caused by recent rains. Although through traffic will not be permitted during this work, access to all residents is being maintained from both Theiss Road and Northampton Road. Emergency personnel have been notified.

City Accepting Beautification Nominations

Mayor Don L. Robart has announced that the City of Cuyahoga Falls will be accepting nominations from citizens for the City Beautification Awards Program. Anyone interested in nominating a residence or business located within the City should do so by August 1, 2006.

Nominees will be judged on the attractiveness of their landscaping with particular regard to their use of flowers, ornamental trees and shrubbery. The Cuyahoga Falls Tree Board will choose the winners and awards will be distributed by Mayor Don L. Robart in September.

Funeral Arrangements For Officer Daniel Crabtree

Mayor Don L. Robart announces the funeral arrangements in honor of the memory, service and sacrifice of Officer Daniel B. Crabtree of the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. Officer Crabtree served with the 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, Ohio National Guard as a Sergeant First Class. The calling hours are scheduled from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday June 16th at the Schermesser Funeral Home located at 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd.

Portage Trail Bridge Reduced To One Lane Westbound

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be closing one westbound lane (closest to pedestrian walkway) on the Portage Trail Bridge beginning Monday, June 19, 2006 for approximately one month; the walkway will be closed for pedestrian traffic as well. The closure is due to sandblasting, priming and painting of the underside of the bridge. Concrete barriers and cones will be placed directing traffic and will shift westbound as the work is completed. Traffic will be maintained in both directions; however delays during peak drive times can be expected.