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On the record – Trumbull County

Trumbull County

What: Commissioners meeting Wednesday

Present: Frank Fuda, Niki Frenchko and Mauro Cantalamessa

The board:

• Authorized Fuda to submit applications to the Ohio Public Works Commission for the 2023 Trumbull County Road Improvement Plan. The roads expected to be included are Jones Road in Liberty from the Girard city limits to state Route 193; Howland Wilson Road in Howland from East Market Street to King Graves Road; Squires Lane in Howland from state Route 46 to Howland Wilson Road; and Addison Road in Brookfield from state Route 82 to U.S. 62. The estimated project cost is $1.36 million, of which, $821,800 will come from OPWC and $536,975 will come from local funds and services;

• Authorized Fuda to submit applications to OPWC for the Canal Street drainage upgrade in Newton Township, a project that is estimated to cost $299,990 and is expected to be covered by OPWC. The project will consist of the replacement and upgrade of 2,025 feet of 30-inch to 42-inch diameter storm sewer and the installation of 13 catch basins along South Canal Street;

• Appointed the following people to the Workforce Development Board of Trumbull County: Rodney Bartlett representing unions, Gary Hartman representing business / economic community development, Koula Glaros-Ross representing adult education, David Macek representing business and Teri Lacy representing ASPIRE;

• Reappointed the following individuals to three year terms on the Workforce Development Board of Trumbull County: Eric Davis representing the labor organizations and Joint Labor-Management Apprenticeship Program. John R. Gargano representing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and TANF, Patricia Nicols representing business, Russell Sewell representing business, Arthur Daly representing adult education, Dale Foerster representing business, Tyler Harden representing small business and Herbert Caldwell representing small business;

• Entered into agreements with the following municipalities for public defender services: Warren for $50,000, McDonald for $500, Lordstown for $2,150, Cortland for $500, Hubbard City for $500, Girard for $3,500 and Niles for $7,375. All courts in the county, other than the 11th District Court of Appeals use the Ohio State Public Defender’s Office for public defenders services. The county has a contract with the state office and this contract is for the above municipalities to reimburse the county;

• Approved a change order for the Brookfield Waste Water Treatment Plant in the amount of $134,375, bringing the total project amount to $17.6million. Funds will come from the Ohio EPA Water Pollution Control Loan Fund;

• Accepted the resignation of Christopher Phillips from his position of sludge process worker with the sanitary engineer’s department;

• Approved the transfer of Harrison Cole from the position of sewer line maintenance assistant to sewer line maintenance crew leader in the sanitary engineer’s department;

• Authorized the clerk to advertise for bids for contract services for repair work of water and sewer lines on an as-needed basis;

• Authorized a 90-day, no-cost extension for the Girard Multi-Generational Center roof replacement project due to material delivery delays. The project is now expected to be completed by Feb. 4;

• Authorized a change order for Homeless Assistance Project at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Warren-Niles from $65 per night to $75 per night.

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