Monday, March 4, 2013
It was announced this past week when the Sheraton and Samira dams will be demolished
It won't be long now until crews start demolishing the dams behind the Sheraton Suites and former Samira restaurant in Cuyahoga Falls. In fact, it was announced this past week that demolition for the Sheraton dam will be June 17-30 and July 1-19 for the Samira dam, according to the Falls News-Press. City officials as well as residents and kayaking entusiasts attended the second of two meetings Feb. 27 to discuss the future of the dams. In December, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a nationwide permit, which will allow for the removal of the dams. The project will cost just under $1 million and will be paid for by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more about last week's meeting on the Falls News-Press. Why does the city …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A second session to inform the public of the importance of the dam removal will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 Lion's Lodge, 641 Silver Lake Ave.
Plans for the city's dams demolition is on track, and officials want to make sure the public is on board when the Sheraton and Samira dams are demolished this coming summer. Cuyahoga Falls residents are encouraged to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday to learn more about the importance of the dam removal as well as what it means to the future of the Cuyahoga Falls River. The meeting takes place at the Lion's Lodge, 641 Silver Lake Ave. "Cuyahoga Falls is excited to have this long awaited project begin to move forward," said Cuyahoga Falls Service Director Valerie Wax Carr in a prepared statement in December. Benefits to the removal of the low-head dams are two-fold. First, the removal means Cuyahoga Falls’ segment of the river would …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
About 75 people gathered at Cuyahoga Falls Public Library this week to discuss the hot-button issue.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Sheraton and Samira dams will be demolished this summer, according to Cuyahoga Falls officials.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a nationwide permit, which will allow for the removal of the low-head dams adjacent to the Sheraton Suites and defunct Samira restaurant, Cuyahoga Falls officials announced Friday. Federal approval came Dec. 12, and officials have been working since then to get the project back on track. "Cuyahoga Falls is excited to have this long awaited project begin to move forward," said Cuyahoga Falls Service Director Valerie Wax Carr in a prepared statement. "The city and its project team, RiverWorks, and the Ohio EPA are finalizing demolition plans. Demolition will begin early summer of 2013, dependent upon weather conditions and water levels." The project will cost just under $1 million, and will be paid…