Paris Township trustees announced at their Feb. 6 meeting that they plan to sell selected equipment from the now closed Robertsville Fire Department as well as associated land and the station building.
Trustees agreed to accepted sealed bids for the fire engine and tanker with bids scheduled to be opened on April 17.
The board stated that it plans to hold a real estate auction in the middle of this summer to sell the fire department building and the land on which it sits.
Trustees also passed an amended driveway culvert policy for the township at their Feb. 6 meeting. The previous culvert policy required the road superintendent's permission and supervision for the installation of all new culverts.
Board President Reginald Stoltzfus said the new policy requires that property owners obtain the permission and supervision of the road superintendent before they replace old, existing culverts.
In other business at meetings of Feb. 20, Feb. 6 and Jan. 23, the board:
APPROVED a contract for fire and emergency medical service with the Sandy Creek Joint Fire District.
APPROVED a motion to prohibit junk cars within the township based on legislation in the Ohio Revised Code.
HEARD Trustee James Kiko report that a surveyor with the Stark County Engineer's office said surveying work related to Liberty Church Cemetery would begin soon. The board is seeking to purchase additional land for an expansion of the cemetery.
LEARNED that Trustee Michael Stewart had filed a complaint with the Soil and Water Conservation District concerning flooding along Whitacre Avenue. Stewart reported at the board's Feb. 20 meeting that he had spoken with the Stark County Engineer's Office about drainage along the roadway. Stewart also told the board that Stark County's board of commissioners might have funds available to clear a drainage ditch that had closed.
APPROVED the hiring of Dennis Malone as a part-time employee at $14 per hour.
APPROVED the purchase of a 42-inch bucket for the township's excavator at a cost not to exceed $1,800.
APPROVED the purchase fire extinguishers not to exceed $2,000.
APPROVED the purchase of AFLAC insurance for township employees.
LEARNED Stoltzfus planned to ask the state for an audit of the permissive license plate tax to assure that Paris Township is receiving the funds due to the township.
AGREED to rent a compactor when needed after Road Superintendent Todd Kirkpatrick provided quotes for the machine.
HEARD Stoltzfus report that the township would receive roadway signs purchased with funds from a state-awarded grant.
PAID bills totaling $17,232 at the Feb. 20 meeting; $34,428 at the Feb. 6 meeting; and $21,533 at the Jan. 23 meeting.