On the record – Newton Falls, Vienna, Warren Township

Newton Falls

WHAT: City Council meeting Monday

PRESENT: Richard Zamecnik, John Baryak, Mark Stimpert and Phillip Beer

ABSENT: Tarry Alberini


• Passed legislation prohibiting vehicles to park on the same side of the street as a fire hydrant. If there isn’t a hydrant on the street, officials will determine which side residents can park on. Fire Chief Doug Theobald said emergency vehicles are having difficulty maneuvering around vehicles;

• Accepted the annexation of 444 acres from Braceville and Newton Townships;

• Authorized the Maple Street Sewer project. Beers said the project will separate sewer water from storm water and divert the water from houses;

• Announced the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting today at 5:30 p.m. is canceled. It will be rescheduled for January;

• Announced letters were sent to local nonprofit organizations offering to lease them the Newton Falls Community Center;

• Reminded residents to remove cars from the streets if there is three or more inches of snow.

— Lexy Cummins


WHAT: Trustee meeting Monday

PRESENT: Heidi Brown, Phil Pegg and Richard Dascenzo


• Approved $8,181 to Trumbull County Engineer’s Office for fill for the roads;

• Approved $1,000 to Hovis Tire for truck repairs;

• Appointed Michele Garman to fill a vacancy on the fire dependency board;

• Announced Santa Claus will arrive at the fire station at 1 p.m. Dec. 16;

• Set the year-end meeting for 8 a.m. Dec. 29.

— Bob Coupland

Warren Township

WHAT: Trustee special meeting Monday

PRESENT: Ed Anthony, Kay Anderson and Bob Bush


• Reviewed vacant and burned properties to be demolished, possibly before the end of the year. Anderson said two homes were burned in fires. The homes are on Miller Street, Turner Road and Homeview Avenue;

• Announced they are negotiating with the police union on their next contract. The union’s three-year contract expires Dec. 31. The bargaining unit is five full-time officers;

• Scheduled a special meeting for 10 a.m. Monday at the township hall to review compensation packages for department heads;

• Rescheduled their next meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss end-of-year issues and financial matters.

— Bob Coupland