Here are five items from the memo for the week of Sept. 8:
- Mentor's income tax collections for the month of August were up $325,000, compared to August 2012. The current total year collections through August are 2.76 percent better than this point last year.
- The Mentor Police Department arrested 17 people for OVI during its two-week participation in the state's “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program.
- Pre-construction meetings began last week for the upcoming Route 306 resurfacing project, which includes Mentor, Kirtland and Willoughby. Karvo Paving anticipates beginning the project by the end of this week and completing by Oct. 31. Work hours are 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Mondays through Fridays. Lane closures will take place, but two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the project's length, according to the memo. Willoughby is the lead agency on the project, and Mannik & Smith will conduct the construction inspection. The only anticipated daytime work will be the placement of the asphalt surface course, which is temperature dependent. If conditions permit, this work will also be performed at night.
- Mentor Director of Economic & Community Development Ron Traub is in preliminary discussions with Lake1Stop, the county's employment and training division, about the possibility of an upcoming job fair. The fair would be for retailers and restaurants looking to hire for the holiday season.
- The city is considering quotes for its property and casualty insurance for 2014. "We will be working with our risk management and insurance broker to ensure that the coverage remains with highly rated companies," the memo reads.