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Letter to SCE employees for a job very well done


I want to thank all of the Summit County Engineer’s employees for their hard work and heroic actions as a result of the early Tuesday morning rainfall that threatened the safety of Summit County citizens and County infrastructure.  You are all to be commended for the sacrifices and long hours you put in to make sure our roads, bridges and culverts remained safe for traffic.  I have never been more proud to work with all of you. 

Public Services crews were out in the field starting at 5:30am on Tuesday and worked well into the evening.  On Tuesday, your quick work saved the Bolanz Road Bridge over the Cuyahoga, as well as helping the nearby flood waters recede.  Crews had to cover northern, western, and southern Summit County quickly in order to mark hazardous areas with road closed signs, cones, and barrels.  Debris had to be removed from numerous County highways and washouts along roads had to be stabilized. 

Yesterday (Wednesday), crews continued to protect the integrity of Summit County roadways by stabilizing washouts and removing debris from roads and culverts.  The embankment of the Brush Road Bridge over Furnace Run had eroded dangerously and workers backfilled and reinforced the area in order to get the road open to traffic by 5:15pm yesterday evening.  Crews also reinforced the erosion threatening North Turkeyfoot Road by Portage Lakes Drive with NO disruption of traffic. 

It should also be noted that you guys did all of this on some of the warmest days of the year. 

Work to clean up and repair County infrastructure from this storm will continue for several weeks and it will take a few days to know the extent of damages and costs, but your service has been invaluable to this office and to Summit County citizens.  From our front office receptionist, to our Public Services office manager recording constituent concerns and logging projects for further attention; from our highway workers to our engineers reacting quickly and decisively to respond to the numerous emergency issues; you all have symbolized was it means to be in public service.  Thank you again for all your hard work.




Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S.

Summit County Engineer

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:43