Board looks to relocate utility department

LORDSTOWN — The Lordstown Village Board of Public Affairs on Friday met to look at possible locations for the village’s utility department, which has outgrown its current site behind the street and road department.

Board President Kevin Campbell said the department needs a larger facility and office spaces to perform job duties. He said the board was looking at what buildings would be available but nothing has been finalized.

Also. the board approved adding a new temporary labor machine operator position to the utility department to help during a transition when Utility Superintendent Bruce Plott retires in 2019.

The new position, which is effective Sept. 1, will pay $17.50 an hour. No one has been hired yet. Village council will also need to approve the position, Campbell said.