Summit Cares to End Aid
DOWNTOWN AKRON – Summit County officials announced that due to federal requirements governing the Emergency Rental Assistance Fund, which state that funds must be used by December 31, the Summit Care Program will begin closing at the end of this month Will be done.
Summit Cares was launched in June 2020 in partnership with United Way of Summit and Medina, Community Action Akron Summit and other organizations. County officials said $63 million in housing and utility assistance was provided to 8,750 county families facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials announced that residents have until October 28 to submit a final request for assistance, and those who have been waiting on a previous application need not submit a second application. People who have received previous aid and are seeking more assistance are being asked to file again www.-summitmedinaomj.org Or call 330-633-1050 to access Ohio Means Job resources. In addition, other housing and utility assistance will be available to residents after October 28 through other community programs. Residents in need should call or visit 2-1-1 www.211summit.org for more information.
In other county business, Summit County Council October 17 reviewed the following items during committee meetings and placed them on the list of regular items to be approved at the next meeting:
• A contract with Thrasher Group for engineering services and with DLZ Corp. for the design and engineering work of fiber optic networks as part of Summit Connects, a countywide public safety fiber and communications network project, for a total cost of $2.5 One sub-contract ten lakhs. Brian Nelson, Chief of Staff for the Executive Office, said the item follows a $100,000 contract awarded to The Thrasher Group to begin design work on the 125-mile Ring Communications Network project. He added that another contract for the actual construction work would soon be before the council;
• a contract with the Kemnor Construction Company for the Akron-Cleveland Road Resurfacing Project from the Boston Township Line to the Cuyahoga Falls Line at a cost of approximately $1.5 million, with that work to begin next spring; And
• Tek84 Inc. to purchase an Intercept whole body security scanning system for use at the Summit County Jail at a cost of $179,500. a contract with.
Council will next assemble for its regular meeting on October 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located on the seventh floor of the Ohio Building at 175 S. High St. The meeting has been livestreamed and archived on the Council’s Facebook page.
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