Trash on South Myers Road was a matter of concern that West Township's trustees discussed at their Feb. 7 meeting after a resident stated that people had been dumping there.
Some discussion took place about whether the township could install "No Dumping" signs or a fence near the road to prevent the dumping, but trustees said signs have not kept people away from the area.
The board reminded township residents that trash should be taken to the township's dumpster day events.
The board announced at its Feb. 21 meeting that the township's monthly Dumpster Day events would resume beginning in March. Dumpster Day will be held on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon until December.
The township will also hold Tire Recycle and Township Clean-up Day on April 1 from 8 a.m. until noon. Residents may bring car and light truck tires to recycle: tires must be removed from the rim. A maximum of 10 tires per resident will be accepted.
Residents are also encouraged to bring old furniture, mattresses, and similar items they wish to dispose of.
In other business at its February meetings, the board:
HEARD Allen Valuska, of J.I.A. Consultants for Spectra Energy, report about a delay regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval for construction of the 36-inch Nexus Pipeline. Valuska said FERC's approval was delayed because the agency was in the process of appointing a new member to its board. Noting that West Township's road use maintenance agreements required that Nexus pay a $10,000 fee to the township in February, Valuska asked to delay the payment. The board agreed to his request.
AGREED to install a stop sign and street name sign at the intersection of Rochester Road and Buffalo Road.
AGREED to speak with the railroad company and request that it repair the railroad crossings at Bayard Road and at Moultrie Road after a resident stated that the crossings were rough and uneven.
HEARD Fiscal Officer Jeff Haynam state that the Columbiana County Engineer's Office had scheduled a March 28 meeting with the board of trustees to discuss township roads for chip and sealing work this year.
AGREED to inform the U.S. Census Bureau, Boundary and Annexation Survey that West Township has no boundary changes.
AGREED the board would purchase a tarp for one of the township's trucks so that road crew members could haul hot patch from Canton.
PAID bills totaling $21,881 at the Feb. 7 meeting and $10,269 at the Feb. 21 meeting.