Lordstown pays schools $72,000 in income taxes

LORDSTOWN — As part of a shared income tax agreement with the village, the Lordstown Exempted Village School District will receive more than $72,000.

Village council Monday passed two motions approving paying the district $46,637 for the income taxes generated in 2018 from employees at Anderson DuBose and $25,824 for the taxes from employees at Matalco Inc.

Anderson DuBose provides the district with income tax in lieu of a 10-year, 75 percent real estate tax abatement with the village. In 2018, $93,274 was collected from employees, according to numbers provided by the village.

Matalco also provides income tax in lieu of a 10-year, 75 percent real estate tax abatement. In 2018, income tax collected from employees was $51,648.

In another matter, Street Superintendent Dale Grimm said the recycling bins that originally were scheduled to be removed May 31 because of residents not following guidelines has been extended to June 5.

Residents had been placing trash and non-recylables, such as swingsets and hot tubs, at the bins. Grimm said he spoke with Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District officials who said they needed 30 days upon notification to remove the bins. Council approved legislation May 6.

In other business, council:

• Will submit an grant application with the Ohio Department of Public Safety Office of Criminal Justice Services seeking partial payment for a new fully equipped police cruiser. The grant would provide 75 percent of the cost and to match the village’s 25 percent payment;

• Approved hiring CT Consultants at $12,900 for engineering services for the site review of the TJX HomeGoods prove;

• Approved Edward Hawk as a police auxiliary officer;

• Announced Community Day for village residents will be June 23;

• Had Mayor Arno Hill appoint council members Robert Bond, Donald Reider and Howard Sheely to the negotiations committee;

• Set meetings for once a month at 6 p.m. the third Monday from June through August.