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On the record – Fowler

WHAT: Fowler Township trustees July 6 and Aug. 3 meetings

PRESENT: Tom Carr, Stephen Rudge and Jeff Davis

Trustees:

– Approved extending hazardous pay of $2.50 more per hour for fire and police employees through Aug. 31. The hazardous pay has been in effect since April. Officials said 30 employees have been eligible;

– Received a $6,950 Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation fire safety grant. It will be used for purchasing 50 fireproof hoods and 50 washable gloves for employees;

– Announced the community center will continue to remain closed to the public through Aug. 31. Officials hired Kathleen Johnson as cleaning staff at $10 per hour to clean the center after it is reopened for public use;

– Reported that Everett Hull Road was tar and chipped at $18,988 and Bell South Road was chip and sealed at $8,729 this summer;

– Approved the purchase of a washer and dryer for the fire association at $1,500, with the association contributing $750. Officials said this allows employees to wash and dry clothes at work and not have to take them home for fear of COVID exposure;

– Received $34,448 in CARES Act funds for coronavirus-related expenses;

– Will contribute $4,140 local share for MARCS (Multi-Agency Radio Communication System) radios for the fire department. The radios are in use;

– Purchased a $3,600 air conditioner for the Butts Family Museum building, where township offices are located on the first floor;

– Hired part-time road employee Kyle Powell at $10 per hour.

— Bob Coupland

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