On the record – Johnston

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Friday

PRESENT: Davis Denman, Dominic Marchese and Jim Carnes

Trustees:

• Approved placing fire Lt. Derek Jones, 31, on administrative leave with pay effective today after he was arrested on rape and gross sexual imposition charges. Jones is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in Cortland on four different occasions. Police reports state Jones is a friend of the boy’s family;

• Hired Tarzan Tree Service at $2,875 for cutting down 15 trees at the cemetery and Veterans of Foreign Wars hall property;

• Appointed Richard Hesslar to the zoning appeals board to fill the unexpired term of Carl Snow through December 2019.

— Bob Coupland

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