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2016 Township Dinner Presentations


Click below for presentations delivered at the 2016 Summit County Engineer Township Dinner. 


2016 TIGER Grant Information


Interested citizens and grant reviewers can access the supporting documents below. 

Articles linked to in grant narrative:

Tourism to Cuyahoga Valley National Park creates $203 million in Economic Benefits

Fundraising for new Visitor Center in Cuyahoga Valley has collected $3.8 million

Attracted to the Cuyahoga Valley

FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (APPENDIX A-C.pdf)Certifications, maps, and affected areas 766 Kb
Download this file (CBA PDF.pdf)Cost Benefit Analysis 1029 Kb
Download this file (CentralVisitorHandout.pdf)Visitor Center Case Statement 1643 Kb
Download this file (Congressman Joyce Letter of Support.pdf)Additional Letter of Support 598 Kb
Download this file (Copy of CUVA BCA V6.xls)Cost Benefit Analysis Spreadsheet 171 Kb
Download this file (CostEstimates.pdf)Cost Estimates 1219 Kb
Download this file (CUVA Flood Response Plan 031512.pdf)Flood Response Plan 4852 Kb
Download this file (CUVAmap1.pdf)CUVA Map 1112 Kb
Download this file (EnvironmentalAssessment.pdf)Environmental Assessment 2751 Kb
Download this file (Final Meeting Results_March 2016.pdf)Development Advisory Board Project Approval 29 Kb
Download this file (LegislativeAuthorization.pdf)Legislative Authorization 1005 Kb
Download this file (Letters of Support.pdf)Letters of Support 224 Kb
Download this file (Narrative.pdf)Cuyahoga Valley National Park Safety and Accessibility Improvement Project 1101 Kb
Download this file (PowerPointSchematic.pdf)Additional Schematics 1903 Kb
Download this file (SCE_EcologicalSurvey.pdf)SCE_EcologicalSurvey.pdfODOT SUM Boston Mills Road Phase 1 Ecological Survey, April 7, 201612401 Kb
Download this file (SitePlan.pdf)Site Plan 2564 Kb
Download this file (Statement of Findings for Executive Order 13690.pdf)Flood Study 410 Kb
Download this file (SustainabilityChecklist.pdf)Sustainability Checklist 126 Kb
Download this file (TrainStationRendering.pdf)Train Station Rendering 178 Kb
Download this file (US-Dept-Interrior-TIGER-Support-Letter.pdf)US-Dept-Interrior-TIGER-Support-Letter.pdfLetter of support from Cameron H. Sholly, Regional Director US Department of the Interior42 Kb
Download this file (VisitorUseSurvey.pdf)Visitor Use Survey 3134 Kb

2015 Annual Report


Click the link below to view the 2015 Annual Report. 

FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (2015 Annual Report Updated.pub.pdf)2015 Annual Report 5674 Kb

Hudson High School wins 16th Annual MBBC


Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, hosted the 16th Annual Miniature Bridge Building Competition on February 26, 2016 in the Student Union at the University of Akron. Thirty-nine teams from 21 area high schools built miniature bridges of their own designs, made out of balsa wood and according to strict guidelines. The sole team from Hudson High School came in first place by constructing a bridge that held 58.4 pounds.  Springfield High School Team 2 claimed the second spot and Springfield High School Team 1 came in 3rd place. Portage Lakes Career Center Team 1 won the Aesthetics Award and Cuyahoga Falls Team 1 was runner up with their model of the Hall of Fame Bridge. 

The competition is designed to encourage high school students to implement scientific and mathematical principles they have learned in the classroom.  Along with Engineer Alan Brubaker, sixteen engineering consulting firms co-sponsor the annual event and offer scholarship opportunities for competition participants who choose a career in civil engineering.  AECOM/URS, Inc, Arcadis, Burgess & Niple, CT Consultants, DLZ, E.L. Robinson, Environmental Design Group, Euthenics, Jones-Stuckey Ltd./Pennoni Associates, ljb, inc, Mannik Smith Group, Inc, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., ms consultants, Osborn Engineering, Richland Engineering, and Thrasher Engineering were the participating consulting firms this year. Representatives from all sixteen firms were on board with displays, handouts and words of encouragement to help bridge the gap from applied bridge design to a real life professional career in the field. College students majoring in civil engineering at The University of Akron and professional engineers from the Summit County Engineer’s Office were also busy circulating among the students to cheer them on while teams competed to build the winning bridge.

After about three hours of construction, the bridges were brought up on stage to be load tested until their ultimate demise. Bridge after bridge broke under the increased weight hanging from the center of the bridges. The winning team members from Hudson High School are Andrew McDonald, Michael Lang, and Brian Glen. They were rewarded with a trophy and cash prizes for their impressive efforts. Second place winners from Springfield High School are Andrew Wilmot, Jonathan Michaels, and Gerald Lanik.  Aesthetics Award winners from Portage Lakes Career Center are Nathan Walent, Chai Lin, and Alissa Sarver.


MBBC Scholarship Information


Click the links below for MBBC scholarship information.

FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (MBBC Scholarship Application 04.08.2011.doc)MBBC Scholarship Application 04.08.2011.doc 85 Kb
Download this file (MBBC Scholarship Criteria.doc)MBBC Scholarship Criteria.doc 76 Kb

Competition Checklist



(For day of Competition)

o   Balsa wood kit-provided by the Summit County Engineer's Office

o   Glue (Non-foaming)

o   Matchbook or Hotwheels type test car

o   Protective eyewear

o   Pre-approved construction plan/sketch

o   Tools for fabrication and assembly

o   Rules Compliance

o   Materials must be from supplied wood kits

o   Bridge must be constructed on-site by student team

o   Advisors may not assist with construction or assembly of bridge

o   Only registered team members may be at the building tables during construction

o   All construction must be completed during 3-hour time period

o   Bridges must use two inch wide roadbed supplied with kit

o   Matchbook or Hotwheels toy car must pass completely across the bridge

o   The bridge may not be coated with paint, tape, stain, varnish or adhesive

o   Excess glue must be removed

o   Comply with layering, laminating and blocking (spacer block) rules

o   Prototype bridges are not permitted on-site

o   Make sure you are able to load a 2’ round load plate with a ¼’ diameter eyebolt to be inserted through the mid-point of the bridge


What makes a bridge look good?


See the attached document about bridge aesthetics

FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (Bridge Aesthetics.pdf)Bridge Aesthetics.pdf 96 Kb

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