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On the record – Warren Township

WHAT: Trustee meeting May 26

PRESENT: Ed Anthony, Kay Anderson and Ryan Yoho

Trustees:

• Heard from zoning inspector Norm Ashley the Warren Municipal Court has reopened with plans to continue cracking down on unlicensed junk vehicles left on properties. He said a letter is left at homes where there are junk vehicles. For each day the vehicle is not moved, it is a $125 fine. Officials said instead of using a towing company to remove the vehicles, they will cite the owner into court for each day of violation that the vehicle is not removed. The township updated its junk vehicle ordinance recently, allowing for more vigilance over violators;

• Hired Michael Carter as a part-time police officer at $11.25 per hour effective May 16;

• Accepted the resignation of Donald Walker as a part-time police officer and Cory Hemick as a reserve officer;

• Announced the annual spring cleanup for senior citizens has been rescheduled to Aug. 3-5 with seniors needing items picked up asked to register at 330-898-6188. The drop-off day for all other residents will be noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 6-7 at the road department building, Tire drop-off will be 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at the township road department. The events usually are held in May, but had to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic;

• Heard from road supervisor James Williamson that crews have been doing road ditching work on various streets in recent weeks;

• Reported nothing is scheduled this year for mosquito spraying. Some residents called into the meeting saying they are worried if mosquitoes are not taken care of, they will get out of control;

• Reported the Johnston Community Center should be reopened by July with those who have scheduled use of the building from July onward likely able to use the building for events;

• Heard from resident Heidi Kozak of North Leavitt Road who asked if a guardrail could be put up at the corner of North Leavitt Road and Pendleton Road because many people speed around the corner. Anderson said she contacted the Trumbull County Engineer’s office about the matter and was informed now that staff is getting back to work it will be reviewed;

• Heard from residents asking if a drinking water spigot can be placed at the North River Road fire station like there is at the West Market fire station. Fire Chief Randy Daniels said because there are so few people stationed at the North River Road location, the spigot may be left on accidentally. Trustees said people getting water for jugs are asked not to park in front of the fire bay doors to allow safety vehicles to get out.

— Bob Coupland

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