WHAT: Bristol Township trustee meeting Tuesday
PRESENT: Doug Seemann, Ramon French, Mark Webb
Held a zoning hearing for proposed changes to the zoning book which included classification of uses, wind turbines, addition of parking facility regulations, addition to sign lighting movement regulations, and no political signs allowed on township property. Changes were approved by trustees;
Approved Andrew Pleso to place a flag pole at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel as an Eagle Scout project;
Announced that any residents who would like to express an opinion or complaint concerning the renewal of liquor permits within the township to do so by the next meeting of August 5 to any trustee;
Approved appointment of Nathan Novicki as a volunteer firefighter cadet;
Approved a preventive maintenance program with Best Furnace for heating and cooling systems at $850;
Approved the lease of an ambulance from Penn Care for $100 per day;
Approved the repair and purchase of a new transmission for Squad 17 from Redlich Transmission at $3,500. Purchased tire from Hovis Tire for Squad 17 $821. Reported Squad 17-1 is still having electrical issues, two different companies have worked on this unit and are unable to find a cause. Officials said the vehicle needs to be replaced with an affordable new squad.
- Bob Coupland
WHAT: McDonald Village Council meeting Wednesday
PRESENT: Marty Puckett, Brian Fisher, Richard Harvey, Michael O'Brien, Paul Stitt, Scott Seitz
Awarded Butch and McCree Paving at $550,000 for the resurfacing of Marshall Road with 100 percent of project costs to be covered by a state grant through Ohio Department of Transportation;
Awarded Foust Construction at $360,000 for sidewalk installation project with 80 percent of the costs covered by grants;
Reported village Administrator Thomas Domitrovich will attend a preconstruction meeting on the road and sidewalk projects next week with both projects to begin in late July;
Heard from Mayor Glenn Holmes that the force main project to place a line under the McDonald bridge is near completion. The $974,000 project with 80 percent of costs covered by a grant will allow for the tearing down of the bridge. The line takes sewage to the Niles city treatment plant.
- Bob Coupland
WHAT: Niles City Council meeting Wednesday
PRESENT: Frank Pezzano, John Merlo, Ed Stredney, Ed McCormick, Michael Lastic, Reggie Giancola, Stephen Papalas.
Approved an ordinance regulating overnight parking on city streets and alleys. Under the new rules, no one will be permitted to park or leave a motor vehicle, trailer, boat, camper or other recreational vehicle on any street or alley between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Emergency and public safety vehicles are exempt. Council will extend a 60-day grace period where violators will receive warning notices. After that, violators will be ticketed;
Approved an ordinance regulating the placement of donation boxes within the city. Clothing donation boxes will be allowed only in non-residential zoning districts and not on vacant properties or city properties. The rules will ban the boxes in the front setback area of any building and require they be placed within 20 feet of the side or rear of a building, and at least 20 feet away from any public right of way. They also may not obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic flow;
Authorized second quarter cash transfers in the sum of $1.7 million to the city's funds for parks ($100,000), capital projects ($100,000) and police and fire ($1.5 million).
- Colin Harris