On the record — Johnston

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Monday

PRESENT: Dominic Marchese, Davis Denman and James Carnes

Trustees:

• Heard from Davis a man was caught on camera using weed spray on gravesites at the cemetery not only on his family member’s grave, but getting the spray on other nearby graves. Davis said he has contacted the county prosecutor’s office over the continued desecration of the gravesites, but so far, trustees have not been able to do anything. The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office has spoken to the resident about not using the weed spray because of the damage it has caused to grass, flowers and shrubbery to gravesites;

• Will provide residents information on the 2-mill continuous emergency medical service levy on the November ballot that will be used for wages and operations of the EMS;

• Discussed plans for a township website with sections on cemetery, park, zoning, fire department, trustee meetings, historical society and photos of the community;

• Are submitting Johnston North Road for Issue 2 funding for paving in 2020;

• Reported an EMS garage is being planned to be extended off the fire department building where the ambulances are parked, but the project has not started yet. Stewart Construction was approved for the project at $24,000;

• Set scrap tire collection for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 behind the fire station;

• Will have the county do ditching work on Love Warner Road with officials to see if the cost can be split with Mecca and Trumbull County. Trustees last month had asked the county engineer’s office to add Stoddard Hayes North and Fisher Corinth roads to the summer ditching project;

• Discussed a military plaque foundation being placed at the grave of John Moran, who served as a longtime fiscal officer;

• Appointed Paul Trupe to the zoning commission to fill the remainder of the term of Dan Bagaglia;

• Increased road worker Charles Warring’s pay from $9.50 to $10 per hour;

• Sent letters to the county commissioners requesting removal of a wireless tower in the township;

• Will stop trimming and brush cutting on the roads until next year.

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