On the record – Kinsman

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday

PRESENT: Greg Leonhard and Fred Stahl

ABSENT: Linda Miller


• Will receive one of the recycling bins from Vernon which announced it is ending its recycling dropoff site because of violations. Leonhard said Vernon is giving another bin to Johnston. Leonard said the township is adding another security camera to the site to watch for problems. He said recently barbed wire was found in a trash receptacle. Bazetta and Warren townships also have removed their bins because of problems;

• Heard from Leonhard that representatives of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and state representatives Michael J. O’Brien and John Patterson are scheduled to take part in a canoe and kayak ride Aug. 26 on Pymatuning Creek. He said the area is being considered for designation by the ODNR as a “wild scenic river.” Trustees are expecting to receive word by the fall if Pymatuning Creek has received the designation. Part of the creek travels south of the center square on state Route 7. Leonhard said if approved, the creek would be the first in Trumbull County to have the designation;

• Approved selling various unneeded vehicles and equipment through online auction;

• Reported that park board member Bob Nemeth and others volunteered their time to fix the roof of a township building at the former school grounds. Leonhard the work was around $500 saving the township money;

• Approved a contract for full-time police officer Shawn Rentz at $20 per hour;

• Are seeking applications from interested residents to serve as alternates on the zoning appeals board and zoning board. Residents can contact a trustee.