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25-year-old track getting overhaul at Brunswick rec center

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BRUNSWICK — The indoor track at the city’s recreation center could be replaced by the end of the year.

City Council approved an agreement Monday with flooring company Interfinish LLC, of Garfield Heights, to complete the $43,395 resurfacing project.

Parks and Recreation Director John Piepsny said the track is more than 25 years old and in need of replacement due to safety concerns.

“Some of the transitions have some spots around the curves that are a trip hazard for our members,” Piepsny said. “Just like a homeowner, there’s a need to replace things … especially something that’s getting use 18 hours a day.”

Piepsny said the new track — described as a rubberized surface coated with polyurethane moisture repellent — would add more cushioning and make the surface easier to keep clean. The work is backed by a 20-year warranty.

“This will make it a safer environment for users of the recreation center,” he said.

Piepsney said his goal is to have the track replaced before the new year.

“That will be based on the company because they already have projects scheduled for the rest of the year,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll get a tentative schedule together soon.”

The track would be closed for approximately two weeks while the new track is installed.

Piepsney said funds were allotted in the department’s 2017 budget to complete the project.

Other news

  • Leaf collection is scheduled to start Oct. 23, one week earlier than the original announced date. Collection will begin in Ward 4.
  • Council Clerk Barbara Ortiz announced her retirement Monday. Her last meeting will be Nov. 13.

Contact reporter Halee Heironimus at (330) 721-4012 or

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