June 29, 2016

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Environmental meeting scheduled for Wednesday

MEDINA — Residents and businesses from Medina, Chippewa Lake, and Lafayette, Medina, Montville and York townships are invited to attend an informational meeting for Medina’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Coalition program.

The program supports revitalization by addressing potential environmental complications at brownfield sites.

According to the EPA, a brownfield is “a piece of property whose expansion, redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, controlled substances, or petroleum or petroleum products.”

The meeting will be 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the lower meeting room of Medina City Hall, 132 N. Elmwood Ave.

City staff and the environmental consultant team will discuss the overall goals of the program and the site assessment process, and will highlight program accomplishments. They also will answer questions.

A grant from the U.S. EPA in 2012 provided funding to help brownfield properties and offer site assessments and clean-up planning activities at no cost to property owners.

For more information, contact Sandy Davis at sdavis@medinaoh.org or (330) 722-0397.

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