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On the record – Trumbull County

WHAT: County commissioners meeting Wednesday

PRESENT: Commissioners Frank Fuda, Niki Frenchko and Mauro Cantalamessa

Commissioners:

• Hired Daniel Leininger as graphic information systems coordinator with the county sanitary engineer’s department at $30.87 per hour. Leininger has a master’s degree in geography with a concentration in GIS;

• Approved setting a $35.54 monthly capital charge to property owners benefited by the Belmont Park Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project. The total cost of the project was $3,415,253 and it serves 114 structures. Property owners will pay the monthly charge for 30 years to pay off a $44,347 loan and the $6,303 annual cost to the combined sewer district;

• Approved closing the following roads: Custer Orangeville Road between state Route 7 and Yankee Run Road from July 5 to July 15 for a culvert replacement; Braceville Robinson Road from the town hall to Church Street from noon to 6 p.m. July 30 for Family Fun Day; and Townline Road between York Street and the Ashtabula County line until today for paving;

• Approved the purchase of a 2022 Mowermax Boom Mower with a 24-foot boom arm for $245,205 from Atmax Equipment Co. in Tampa, Fla. The mower will be financed for five years with Huntington National Bank;

• Increased mileage rates for county employees by 4 cents to 62.5 cents per business mile starting today to match the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department’s 2022 optional standard mileage rates;

• Approved a gym check-in incentive program for county employees on a United Healthcare insurance plan. When employees check in to a gym 12 times in one month, they receive $20 towards a personal rewards program. The county has done the incentive program since 2017;

• Removed Lisa DeNunzio Blair as official alternate for Frenchko for the Community Improvement Corp. of Warren and Trumbull County. Frenchko voted against removing DeNunzio as her alternate and said she believed that employees should not have the ability to decide which tasks they do and don’t want to do;

• Approved a second extension to the Ohio Means Jobs Center with the Trumbull County Department of Job and Family Services for an additional 12 months beginning July 1 at $50,000. The contract increased from $43,009 due to an Ohio Public Employees Retirement System transition and wage increase over the past year;

• Authorized NEOCAP to purchase two vehicles for transportation services to be paid from NEOCAP’s funds. NEOCAP will purchase a $26,280 2019 Chevrolet Equinox SUV with 19,653 miles from Diane Sauer Chevrolet and a $26,275 2019 Chevrolet Equinox SUV with 26,703 miles from Sims Buick-GMC Truck.

— Allie Vugrincic

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