On the record


WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday

PRESENT:  Martha Yoder, Brad Hall and Kevin Bontrager


• Accepted the resignation of Hall as trustee effective Dec. 31 and approved him as a part-time firefighter along with nine others. Officials said Hall has done an excellent job as trustee for the last 18 months. Yoder said she was excited Hall will continue to serve the community in a capacity that he enjoys and looks forward to continuing to work with him as he serves as firefighter;

• Heard from Yoder that she and Bontrager will seek applications to fill Hall’s vacancy and make an appointment shortly after;

• Approved expenditures related to preparation for the paid fire service. In March, voters passed a 3.1-mill, continuous levy to support a 24-7 paid fire department;

• Appointed Jon Bland and David Bland to the fireman’s dependency board;

• Approved raising cemetery rates effective Dec. 1;

• Reported a grant for resurfacing of Larson West Road was denied. Trustees approved applying for a small government grant for the same project;

• Approved a records retention schedule that will be forwarded to the Ohio History Connection and Ohio auditor for approval;

• Approved a policy on rental of a storage unit to keep records until they can be destroyed so that the room that will be used as the firefighters bunk room can be cleared out;

• Approved a drug free workplace policy for township employees.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: Warren Township trustee meeting Tuesday

PRESENT: Kay Anderson, Ed Anthony and Bob Bush


• Heard from Anthony the township and county are jointly seeking a $103,000 grant to address  a water drainage problem on Caleb Road. He said the township’s share of the matching grant is $31,000. The project will be done next summer;

• Passed a resolution prohibiting medical marijuana cultivators, dispensaries and processors within the township and use, possession or sale of marijujana for medical or recreational use illegal following  Governor John Kasich signing House Bill 523 into law;

• Appointed Nancy Bee and Helen Parker to the fire dependency board for 2017;

• Accepted the resignation of Richard Jones from the road department effective Dec. 1;

• Announced that Ohio Edison will have a company trimming the trees around powerlines in the township starting in December, weather permitting;

• Rescheduled the next meeting to 7 p.m. Dec. 13 because of the holidays.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday

PRESENT: Tim Woofter, Linda Miller and Greg Leonhard


• Will seek a state small governments grant for resurfacing and widening Dillon Thomas Road next year;

• Reported the park restroom and concession stand project is to be completed by the end of the month, with windows being installed this week.

— Bob Coupland