On the record – Hartford

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Rebecca Whitman, Phil Wilhelm and Mike Bridge Trustees:

• Hired Brian Martinek as a part-time patrolman and accepted the resignations of part-time patrolmen Antonio Roth and Eric Rushak, who have both accepted other jobs;

• Approved police Chief Dan Gladd to work an additional 84 extra hours per month as a patrolman to cover openings in the police department schedule because of a lack of officers;

• Announced the police department will host a safety day and backpack giveaway 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the center green off state Route 7;

• Are waiting for a small Bobcat excavator which was ordered in March through state purchasing. Whitman said trustees were concerned with the delay since they wanted to have the equipment by summer for projects.