COPLEY: A local Boy Scout has a plan for making the historical Copley Depot more accessible.
Manuel Bloch's idea is to install a one-step landing at the building's front door, making it easier to step into and out of the depot. He also wants to repaint the Copley Historical Society sign in front of the 3772 Copley Road building.
Bloch, 17, a Copley High School junior, is a member of Copley Life Scout Troop 382. The project is one of the requirements of a Life Scout attaining Eagle Scout rank.
The landing, with its single step to the front sidewalk, will be made of recycled plastic and treated wood lumber. The project's budget is $800, which will pay for paint supplies and mulch for areas around the depot.
The building material and supplies will come from local firms, the recycled plastic lumber from Plasteak; treated lumber, screws and paint supplies from Lowes and Home Depot; drinks and food from Sam's Club.
Construction is scheduled for 8 a.m. July 27 with a rain date of Sept. 7.
An outline Bloch submitted to township trustees Wednesday said the work is expected to take three to four hours and will be done by "local scout and venture crews."
Anyone wishing to volunteer or contribute to the project should contact David Bloch, at Bloch Printing, 3569 Copley Road, by telephone at 330-576-6763 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The depot, staffed by members of the Copley Historical Society, will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month through October.