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Tardy applicants will pay more for senior snowplowing

By APRIL HELMS Reporter Published: July 14, 2017 8:09 PM
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TWINSBURG -- Eligible seniors wanting to take advantage of the city's snowplowing service are strongly encouraged to register by Nov. 30 -- or they will pay $25 more.

City Council unanimously approved changing the fee schedule for the service to $75, up from $50; however, Mayor Ted Yates said in May that seniors who turn in their application by or before the deadline "will get a $25 discount."

"It's back to the same price," Yates said. "We are just trying to encourage people to sign up by the deadline. We've had problems in the past years, so we would like to just get everything organized for our crews with their trucks and their routes. We just hope this will motivate more people to sign up on time."

The city offers the driveway plowing service for residents older than 65 with an income of $60,000 or less, provided there is no able-bodied person under 65 at the same address, according to the legislation. Residents with physical or mental challenges with an income of less than $15,000, with no able-bodied person at the same address under 65, also can apply.

Those eligible with a household income of $32,000 to $60,000 will pay the fee; those with a household income of less than $32,000 will receive the plowing service for free, according to the legislation.

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Kenny Jacofsky, general superintendent of Twinsburg's Public Works Department, said in an earlier interview that the city generally plows around 277 residences each winter season.

Applications will be available starting Sept. 1. Seniors can call 330-963-8703 to hear a recorded message of the planned routes when the snow flies.

Call the Twinsburg Senior Center at 330-963-8722 for details on the program.

Email: ahelms@recordpub.com

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