Monday, March 18, 2013
Mayor Katherine Procop said city officials would consider the requests from the Twinsburg Old School Committee.
Twinsburg residents hoping to save the historic Old School from demolition have asked the city for more time to study the building. Michael Turle addressed city council and the mayor last week and asked for time and information their citizen committee could use to try to find a solution for the Old School. He asked the city to provide information and access to the building so they could find possible uses that would allow the city to save the school. "More than anything, we need some time so we could do this," Turle said. "I'm asking for the opportunity to do this for our city and the preservation of our city." Mayor Katherine Procop said city officials will consider the residents' proposal and let them know. City officials, including …
Monday, March 4, 2013
An online petition by Twinsburg residents seeks to save the Old School from demolition.
An online petition by Twinsburg residents seeks to save the Old School from demolition. No final decision on tearing it down the historic school building has been made as city officials continue to gather information. But city officials, including Mayor Katherine Procop, have said that the building should be demolished because it would be extremely expensive to retrofit. City officials don't know yet how much it will cost to demolish the building. But some residents want the city to restore the building and save it. Those behind the online petition, which has collected more than 140 signatures as of Sunday, say the building is part of the city's history. They write: The Old School in Twinsburg is a one of a kind Architectural Landmark. …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mayor Katherine Procop said it would cost up to $8 million to properly rehabilitate the Old School.
Twinsburg Mayor Katherine Procop said Tuesday she believes the Old School should be demolished. "It’s a really difficult thing to retrofit a building like that," Procop said after a group of residents came to support saving the Old School from demolition. "We have spent a lot of time, a lot of hours analyzing it. I am of the mindset that it needs to be demolished. It’s past its use." No final decision on tearing it down has been made as city officials continue to gather information. City officials don't know yet how much it will cost to demolish the building. Resident Michael Turle said the city should restore the building to save its past. "This is important to me as a lifelong Twinsburg resident," he said. "I see this issue as being …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Mayor Katherine Procop said the city would use the building for the Twinsburg Community Theatre
The Twinsburg City Council plans to purchase the old township hall from Twinsburg Township for $210,000. The city council approved the contract on Tuesday night. The township still has to approve the contract as well, but Procop said she believes the township will accept the city's offer, which was reached after a long negotiation. Procop said the city wants to buy the building, located on Ravenna Road next to the Twins Days Festival offices, so that the Twinsburg Community Theatre could use the building for storage and other purposes. Right now, the Old School is used for storage for the community theatre, Procop said.