Failure to Approve Agreement
Members of the council were concerned about the limitations of the contract with them, and wanted to consider the opportunity of hiring an outside contractor for management.
to the mayor, the agreement with Summit County Public Health had been
approved in the past. It pertains to the testing, sampling, and
screening of fallout water in the city and is something that must be in
place, he said. Since the council voted down the ordinance, the city
is now out of compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s
(EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. According to Law
Director Justin Markey, the EPA could step in and take action to test
stormwater in Norton.