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On the record: Liberty

WHAT: Township trustees meeting Monday

WHO: Greg Cizmar, Arnie Clebone and Devon Stanley

Trustees:

• Accepted the resignation of Deborah Grinstein and Olga Kragel from the Liberty Township Civil Service Commission;

• Heard from fiscal officer Matt Connelly that the results of the 2018 / 2019 audit of the township is complete, with a couple of findings that will be remedied before the next audit. Issues included categorizing funds under the wrong classification and disbursements exceeding appropriations in 2019 in some funds without an amended budget. Connelly, who recently took over the position, also announced he will be attending numerous training sessions for the role;

• Heard from Administrator Martha Weirick, who thanked first responders for their efforts during the fire on Green Acres Drive;

• Announced a township Fall Fest 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at Churchill Park;

• Set Halloween trick-or-treat 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31;

• Heard from a group of neighbors seeking a sidewalk on Colonial Drive. Clebone told the group a grant has been applied for;

• Heard from a woman about a benefit for two children fighting cancer from noon to 9 p.m Sunday at Ice House Inn, 5516 W. Webb Road, Austintown;

• Discussed the flower beds near the Interstate 80 exit. Trustees said they need a low-maintenance solution. A woman said she is working with a landscape center on a proposal they will submit before the spring;

• Heard a request from the township’s new Kiwanis Club for signs advertising the club on roads into the township. The group is searching for members and can be reached on the Liberty Township Kiwanis page on Facebook;

• Discussed the roads scheduled to be paved, and trustees said the work is dependent on the availability of the paving companies. A list of roads to be paved is available on libertytwp.com.

— Renee Fox

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