Vienna seeks grants for sidewalks
VIENNA — Wanting to make routes for students getting to and from school safer as well as for local residents going to businesses near the township center, trustees will see various grants for a planned future sidewalk installation project.
Trustee Phil Pegg said at Monday’s meeting trustees are seeking funds for the Safe Routes to School sidewalks project from state Route 82 / Route 193 interchange north to Warren Sharon Road, and then from Warren Sharon Road east to the Cortland Bank building.
Pegg said the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office is assisting the township in seeking the funds for the needed sidewalks.
“We want to make this area safe for the school children and also for anyone walking to the stores or bank,” he said.
Trustees approved spending up to $50,000 for the project as the local share of an 80 / 20 grant contribution as they apply for funding from the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, Ohio Department of Education and Appalachian Regional Commission.
In another matter, trustees said they have no objections to the liquor license request by Candywood Country Club Inc. by Dale Soinski for Candy Wood Cellar off Scoville North Road, a planned winery and a banquet hall.
Last spring, Soinski, who owns some of the former golf course, asked trustees to consider allowing the 10 acres he owns to be used for meetings, banquets and weddings.
Trustee Heidi Brown said they are not objecting to the request and do not require a hearing on the liquor permit.
Pegg said he wants to see what actually will be located at the property.
Previously when a hunting preserve opened at the site residents and officials objected. The hunting business since has been closed.
Also, trustees said they will unveil a barn quilt designed specifically for the township at 5:15 p.m. Monday by the road department building. The effort was made possible by the Vienna Historical Society. The quilt contains four images depicting business and agriculture in the township such as coal mines, dairy farms. and the airport.
Following the unveiling will be the annual neighborhood watch chili cookoff at the fire station.
In other business, trustees:
• Will seek bids for needed improvements for the aging fire department roof;
• Accepted resignation of firefighter / medic Karen Cuilla, who was one of the first medics to work in the department;
• Reported Boy Scout Winston Timko will create a pedestal for the repaired 400-pound eagle statue to be placed inside the fire department;
• Announced community members will take part in a Make A Difference Day project 10 a.m. Saturday helping with landscaping , mulching and painting at Vienna Presbyterian Church;
• Heard from several residents upset over junk vehicles on a property off Turkey Run Road near Sodom Hutchings Road. Zoning officials are addressing the matter;
• Approved Vector Controls at $4,100 for LED lighting at the fire department.