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On the record: Brookfield

WHAT: Township trustees meeting April 5

PRESENT: Dan Suttles, Ron Haun and Gary Lees

Trustees:

• Discussed contacting the Brookfield Rotary Club about hosting with the township an outdoor service for Memorial Day. Officials said plans have not been finalized yet;

• Heard from Road Supervisor Jamie Fredenburg that touchless faucets, sinks and toilets have been installed at the park restrooms. A water fountain also was added;

• Heard from fire Chief David Masirovits that no outdoor burning is allowed 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in April and May due to problems with brush fires. He said police can cite people where it is a habitual problem of outdoor burning;

• Heard from police Chief Dan Faustino that there has been 62 identity theft reports in the first three months of the year related to stimulus money and unemployment fraud. He said the 67 incidents is more than the total identity theft complaints combined in past four years;

• Heard from Faustino a college intern studying criminal justice will spend time at the police department;

• Will participate with the county engineer’s winter salt bid with township needing 300 tons. Estimated cost is $60 per ton, or $18,000;

• Set spring cleanup at the cemetery through Tuesday to remove decorations and other items;

• Hired Keith Aubel as seasonal part-time park employee at rate of $10 per hour April to October with no benefits;

• Reported the Trumbull Land Bank properties at 8144 Davis St. and 7914 Third St. will be demolished. Officials said other properties on Davis Street also are being looked at;

• Will see about getting the senior van running again if volunteer drivers show proof they have been vaccinated for the coronavirus;

• Heard from Hartford trustees who want to meet over the fire contract;

• Discussed with the Rev. Dick Smith of Brookfield Methodist Church of whether to hold a smaller version of the annual Summerfest event this year. The 2020 event was canceled. Smith suggested an event in the church parking lot;

• Announced the Stark County Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtors have merged;

• Announced a Talk with Trustee via Facebook will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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