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Several family members of the late John Seese came to Twinsburg City Council's Feb. 28 meeting to witness Council unanimously approve naming the city's community gardens after him.
Mr. Seese, who died in October, was a longtime Twinsurg school board member, a science teacher with the Nordonia Hills Schools and was one of the founders of Twinsburg's Environmental Commission.
The gardens will now be named the John W. Seese Community Gardens.
"This is just special," said Lisa Prentice, Mr. Seese's daughter. "When I heard his name was going to go on the gardens, that was just perfect."
Former Councilman Bill Hon said Mr. Seese was a man "who had a sense of humor."
"The community gardens is a huge area, but it's not as huge as John's heart," he said.
Mayor Ted Yates also gave the family a proclamation regarding Mr. Seese and the community gardens during the Council meeting.
City Council also approved putting in a memorial at the Liberty Park Ballfields for Larry Carinci, a former coach with the Twinsburg Baseball League. A group of Twinsburg Baseball League parents and Board members, led by TBL Board president Rich Swerbinsky, had approached city officials last September to ask that the batting cages at the Liberty Park ball fields be named for Carinci. The proposal was postponed as the city worked on regulations about setting up this and future memorials.
Councilman Bill Furey (at-large) said details on procedures are still being ironed out on legislation that would set up guidelines to create memorials.