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On the record | Weathersfield trustees

Weathersfield

WHAT: Township trustees meeting Tuesday

PRESENT: Steve Gerberry, Marvin McBride and Rich Harkins

Trustees:

Approved applying for a 2021 capital improvement program project and / or local Transportation Improvement Program project through the Ohio Public Works Commission for the Oakview Manor phase 2 road improvements project. Gerberry said the project is a safety upgrade and repaving project consisting of repairing curb inlets, storm pipe, milling, partial depth pavement repair, and asphaltic concrete surface course. The estimated total cost for the project is $191,286, which will be funded 39 percent by OPWC at $74,601.54, and a 61 percent local match of $116,684. Gerberry said $108,684 will come from the township and $14,000 will come from in-kind engineering by the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office. The streets for the project include Oakview Drive, Beech Drive and Elm Drive;

Recognized Michael O’Connell for his 18 years with the fire department. Trustees said he successfully wrote and received many fire grants for the department and the last grant he completed was for an $85,000 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant;

Announced the 717 Credit Union has set a virtual ribbon cutting for its new personal teller machine Oct. 5 at the community park;

Reminded residents they are keeping a list of anyone interested in switching their electric service to Ohio Edison / FirstEnergy. Those who want to be added to the list should contact the township offices;

Held a moment of silence in memory of Mineral Ridge residents Russell Poling and Robin Michelle Kralik, father and daughter, who died in a house fire in August;

Postponed the annual Community Leadership Award until such time when the public can gather together to honor the recipient in person;

Reported they are waiting for guidance from Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health regarding trick or treat;

Authorized closure of Wildwood Drive, beginning at the intersection of Ohltown McDonald Road and continuing south to Watson Marshall Road from 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 for the 26th annual block party, complying with social distancing guidance from DeWine;

Approved an update to the traffic law photo-monitoring devices to be in compliance with state statutes. The addition to civil penalties reads “the civil penalty imposed shall be an amount equal to the total charge imposed by the local municipal court for a substantially equivalent criminal traffic law violation.”

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