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Notice of special meeting

Pursuant to Section 33 of the Akron City Charter and Rule 1.2 of the Rules of Procedure for the Akron City Council, you are hereby notified of a Special Council Meeting to be held on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 166 S. High St. This meeting has been requested by President Keith. Items to be discussed: 1. Council’s Travel Budget.

COAT GIVEAWAY PLANNED IN WARD 5

The Ward 5 annual "Coat Giveaway for the Homeless" will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, 3-4 p.m. at Grace Park. If you would like to donate new or softly worn coats, jackets, hats, scarves or gloves for the giveaway or need to know where to drop off donations, please contact Ward 5 Council Representative Tara Mosley Samples by phone or text at 330-212-9118, at City Council at 330-375-2256, or by email (ward5@akronohio.gov).

Winterfest at Lock 3 Coming Soon

For the 14th consecutive winter, Akron will provide a season of outdoor fun and activities for residents and visitors of all ages starting Friday, Nov. 24 and running through President's Day, Feb. 19. Winterfest is home to Ohio’s largest outdoor seasonal ice skating rink and the Polar Putt-Putt golf course. Winterfest highlights include the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Welcome Santa Parade, Reindeer Run, Breakfast with Santa, Countdown to First Night and many other weekend events.

“Winterfest is a hallmark of the Akron holiday season,” Mayor Horrigan said. “I encourage everyone to visit Lock 3 and enjoy the ice rink, visit the popular Akron Children’s Museum, stroll past the vintage window displays on Main Street, or attend one of the many unique seasonal events like our Superhero and Princess weekend. There truly is something for everyone at Lock 3 during Winterfest.”

Mayor Horrigan and the Downtown Akron Partnership also encourage visitors to make the most of downtown Akron by having a meal or drinks at one of more than 30 downtown restaurants and bars before or after their visit to Lock 3. For a complete list of attractions, calendar and hours of operation visit lock3live.com.

Upcoming Meetings

Committees meet Monday afternoons in council chambers, 166 South High Street, 3rd floor. Council as a whole meets Mondays at 7 p.m.

20NovSpecial MeetingTime: Monday, 12:00-1:00 PMLocation: Council Chambers, Municipal Building,166 South High Street
20NovCommittee MeetingsTime: Monday, 1:30-3:30 PMLocation: City Hall - 166 South High Street, Akron 44308
20NovCity Council MeetingTime: Monday, 7:00-9:00 PMLocation: City Hall - 166 South High Street, Akron 44308

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