DOVER — Interim Mayor Shane Gunnoe welcomes the arrival of three new businesses to the city.
On Friday, ground was broken for a new Starbucks located at 183 W. Ohio Ave. will be located.
“The event was well attended and the developer, Mr Ohm Patel of Moment Development, was optimistic that this project could help encourage further future developments in the area,” Gunnoe told the council on Monday.
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On September 12, El Hefe Kitchen & Bar opened downtown at 232 N. Tuscarawas Ave. It offers Italian-Mediterranean cuisine.
And Weaver Appliance recently moved from the Sugarcreek area to 2613 N. Wooster Ave. moved, behind the Dollar General, with its showroom and service department.
Another company, Youthful Aesthetics LLC, will move into the building that formerly housed Catola’s dry cleaners on Wooster Avenue.
In another measure, the council approved an agreement that allowed a Carrollton company, RCE Heat Exchangers, to scrap part of Dover Light & Power’s property.
A few years ago, some equipment that the light plant received when purchasing a generator from Shelby, Ohio was sent to RCE for inspection by former Superintendent Dave Filippi. According to Light Factory Superintendent Jason Hall, the intention was to have the equipment repaired or reworked for use at the Light Factory should expansion take place.
The equipment consists of five heat exchangers.
RCE has stocked the heat exchangers for several years and is awaiting a purchase order to proceed with work, Hall told the council in writing.
Hall told the council that he was informed by the company that the equipment is no longer repairable and is taking up space at the facility. The city had the option of reimbursing the company $4,500 for storage costs, or RCE would take possession of the heat exchangers and scrap them at an estimated cost of $2,500.
Hall said he consulted with Gunnoe, Service Director Dave Douglas, Auditor Nicole Stoldt and Law Director Doug O’Meara about the situation.
“It is in the best interests of DLP and the City of Dover to have RCE take over the heat exchangers at scrap value to save DLP and the City of Dover the cost of storing the equipment for the last four to five years, with the equipment working in accordance with the instructions are not repairable by RCE,” he wrote.
The Council agreed to his recommendation.
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The city has been working to get the lighting system cost overruns under control. Last year, the council experienced more than $300,000 in repair overages. Stoldt was not informed of many charges until October. The council did not approve the additional expenses.