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On the record: Trumbull County

WHAT: Commissioners meeting April 7

WHO: Mauro Cantalamessa, Niki Frenchko and Frank Fuda

Commissioners:

• Proclaimed April Child Abuse Prevention Month;

• Received the 2020 annual report for the Trumbull County Records Center and Archives;

• Received the 2020 annual report for the Newton Falls Municipal Court;

• Amended a county policy to allow the transportation of noncounty employees when necessary or to engage in county business, on the advice of the County Risk Sharing Authority;

• Announced their intention to enter a general liability insurance contract with CORSA to enter a joint self-insurance pool. The copies of the contract will be available for public review in the clerk’s office;

• Granted permission to the county engineer to close Logan Way between Tibbetts Wick Road and Warner Road until April 30 to replace two culverts;

• Executed a notice to proceed with R.T. Vernal Paving and Excavating Inc. for the Masury SE Road and sidewalk improvement project in Brookfield;

• Concurred with the recommendation of the Trumbull County Planning Commission to select Lynn, Kittinger and Noble Inc. of Warren to provide professional engineering services for the Home Sewage Treatment System Reserve Program, and to authorize the planning commission staff to enter into negotiations with the firm to develop a final price proposal for the necessary design work and documents;

• Selected GPD Group of Youngstown to provide professional engineering services for the Community Development Block Grant Cares Act program, and authorized the planning commissioner to negotiate a price proposal for the design work documents;

• Authorized the planning commission to plan, prepare and submit an application for the Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) grant application, and conduct other business related to the grant;

• Approved a letter of support to Brandon McBride, executive director of the Appalachian Regional Commission, on behalf of the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments’ application for a $50,000 planning grant through the ARC POWER (Appalachian Regional Commission’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) to help fund a project to analyze and develop a regional utilities management system that will streamline development and permitting across political subdivisions throughout Eastern Ohio;

• Approved a letter of support to U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, on behalf of the Youngstown Business Incubator and BRITE Energy Innovators’ application for congressional funding for efforts to expand industrial “internet of things” adoption through commercialization and training;

• Authorized the advertisement for sealed proposals for community-based services, community senior centers and mini-grants for senior citizen services funded with senior levy dollars. There is a total of $1.825 million to be distributed, including $915,000 for in-home services, $270,000 for adult protective services and $625,000 for community service centers.

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