The Board of Trustees of West Township met for its regular meeting on April 18 for the purpose of conducting the business of the township.
Billy Springer requested the township bring two tons of 8X slag to the New Alexander Cemetery. He will use it to reset grave stones.
The road crew will be replacing culverts in anticipation of roads to be chip and sealed for 2017, patching pot holes continues, and the F-550 truck is still at Scott Grams awaiting a new head gasket.
Trustees reported the 6.9 acres they purchased from Richard Fernandez has had the perimeter surveyed and one acre surveyed for new graves by the Columbiana County Engineer's Office. The trustees will hire a surveyor to lay out the graves on the one acre.
Trustee Dale Lowmiller moved and Trustee Richard McClellan seconded to approve Springer's contract to mow the New Alexander Cemetery at a rate of $100 per time.
Fiscal Office Jeff Haynam presented five cemetery deeds for the trustees to sign. He reported the Center Township Trustees are having an open house for their new building on April 30, 1-4 pm.
It was reported the cemeteries have been mowed, ruts filled in and seeded, and recent graves have been filled in and seeded. Potholes have been filled on Myers Road.
Discussed was placing flashing lights or orange cones on State Route 172 just east of Moultrie Cemetery during all funerals. The trustees will research the matter and also ask if the sheriff's department would supply an officer.
The Columbiana County Township Association is sponsoring an informative evening at the Ohio Edison Salem Service Center on May 3, 6-8 p.m. Subjects that will be covered are storm response process, substation infrastructure progress, forestry program to ensure reliability, and an electric safety demonstration. Lowmiller, McClellan and Haynam will attend.
Lowmiller moved and McClellan seconded Resolution 04182017 #1 to participate in the ODOT Salt Purchasing Program for the 2017-2018 season.
Haynam presented an email stating the Columbiana County Summer Youth Employment Program will not be available this year.
Paid bills totaling $16,520.08.