Brookfield to meet with engineer

Frequent flooding problems to be addressed

BROOKFIELD — Township trustees plan to meet with the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office over continuous flooding problems, mainly in the Valley View and Lower Masury areas.

Trustee Chairman Ron Haun said at Monday’s trustees meeting that when there is a heavy downpour, Northview and Wildwood drives in the Valley View residential development area off Old Warren Sharon Road and Second and Third streets in Masury are flooded.

“These areas usually have flooding when there is a big downpour of two to three inches of rain in an hour,” Haun said. Not only are streets flooded, but also residents’ basements.

He said while there has been flooding recently in many parts of the county, the township has not had as much the last few days, including Sunday when areas in southern Trumbull County and in Mahoning County had major flooding.

Trustees will set up a meeting with the engineer’s office to discuss and review any plans they have to help alleviate flooding issues. Haun said if a plan is found, trustees will seek grant funding.

Road Supervisor Jamie Fredenburg said there are 12 homes in the area that are most often affected by floooding. He said with heavy rain, water backs up in the drains.

In other business, trustees:

• Heard from residents of problems with 15 to 25 feral cats in the Bedford Road and Stevenson Road neighborhoods with dead chipmunks, birds and other animals found. Trustee Dan Suttles said the Trumbull County Combined Health District was contacted to investigate the cats;

• Received word State Rep. Glenn Holmes, D-Girard, is presenting legislation at the state level on regulating the number of injection wells allowed in an area. Residents have been concerned with the number of wells off state Route 7;

• Reported the new fire chief, David Masorivits, 43, will begin serving Oct. 1. Officials said he is in Goose Creek, S.C., and will move to the township. Suttles said the new chief lives 12 miles north of Charleston, which is close to where Hurricane Florence is expected to hit this week;

• Heard from Suttles a neighborhood meeting will be 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 22 at the township park;

• Approved installation of a new Lennox air conditioning unit at the police department / administration building at $2,493 to replace a 25-year-old unit;

• Are discussing installation of a new cemetery fence, but took no action;

• Discussed planting various types of trees at the green with a meeting set 8 a.m. Sept. 19;

• Heard from Chuck Fizet of the zoning committee that informational materials will be distributed Saturday at the township green for passage of the zoning ordinance.

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