On the record

Brookfield

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday

PRESENT: Ron Haun, Gary Lees and Dion Magestro

Trustees:

• Discussed drilling a water well at the fire station and road department to try to save money on water bills. Haun said the well water could be used for washing equipment in both departments and for other needs;

•l Approved replacing windows at the township hall with insulated glass from Youngstown Mirror and Glass at a cost of $715;

• Discussed a ”Welcome to Brookfield” basket program to present to new residents and homeowners. The basket would contain gift certificates and other items as well as information on the police department, road department, fire department and senior citizens van. Items for the baskets can be dropped off at township hall. Lees said this would be a courtesy visit program for new residents with trustees and police delivering items;

• Announced 2017 Beautification Awards to: Taub Lawn Care (commercial landscape); Michael and Ann Saadeh of South Albright McKay Road (residential landscape-overall building), and David and Darlene Ashman of Everett East Road (residential design- front lawn);

• Discussed setting up a township database network with information on local businesses and services.

• Heard from Haun that representatives of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will compile information on township land for any land mines that may still be in the area;

• Heard from Haun of restoring damaged benches at Jenny Junction at the township park;

• Announced a flu shot clinic for employees Oct. 11 at the administration building. Employees must pay their own co-pays.

— Bob Coupland

Fowler

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday

PRESENT: Tom Carr, Albert Crabbs and Jeff Davis

Trustees:

• Approved paying the Trumbull County Engineer $1,971 (labor), Suit-Kote $7,195 (tar), and Allegheny Mineral Corp $5,840 (stone) for chip and seal work done on Cadwallader-Sonk Road between Sodom-Hutchings Road and Warner Road at total project cost $15,007;

• Hired Eric M. Ruschak as a probationary, part-time police officer;

• Hired B & B Landscaping to temporarily cut the Dugan Cemetery grass;

• Asked department heads to get surplus, old and unused items ready for the township auction;

• Approved spending up to $1,000 for the Fowler Christmas Walk on Nov. 25 with funds to be used for advertising, decorations, Santa and associated expenses. Set up costs for non-residents remains at $20. There is no cost for residents and non-profit organizations.

— Bob Coupland

Newton

WHAT: Township trustee special meeting Saturday

PRESENT: Doreen Lutz, Bob Page and John Nemet

Trustees:

• Approved a new 24-month agreement effective in November with Trumbull County commissioners for the county’s gas aggregation at a rate of 3.48 per mcf. Lutz said letters will be sent to residents on how to be part of the program;

• Will accept applications for four openings on the zoning commission. Residents interested in filling various terms can send letters to trustees, P.O. Box 298, Newton Falls, 44444.

— Bob Coupland

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