Council chambers was packed Monday evening with Ellet residents urging the city to permanently close the basketball courts at Davenport Park following last weeks' violence. Many of the residents who spoke during the public comment period were at the park with their children who were playing little league baseball and softball games when incident occurred. They said the fighting, vulgarity and disrespect for adult authority at the basketball courts makes the park unsafe for families. Council also passed legislation Monday allowing the city to accept a $10,000 grant from Waste Management to educate residents about the right way to recycle. City officials said 25 percent of Akron's recyclable stream is a mix of garbage and other non-recyclable products. Below in order are videos of Monday's committee meetings and Council meeting.
Committees May 22, 2017 from Akron City Council on Vimeo
Council May 22, 2017 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.