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Liberty Cemetery expansion appraisal comes in at $19,000

Published: June 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Gregory Hein was hired on a 30-day probationary period starting June 12 at rate of $14 per hour during the June 5 Paris Township meeting.

Road employee Clark Neikirk reported mowing along roads. The last foundation is also in.

The appraisal from Eastern Ohio Appraisal Service Inc. is complete for the Liberty Cemetery expansion at $19,000.

Kiko made a motion, seconded by Stoltzfus, to approve the appraisal of $19,000.00 for the purchase of additional land for Liberty Cemetery. Upon a vote, Stoltzfus Aye, Kiko - Aye. Approved.

The trustees agreed to contract with Independent Energy Consultants to bid out Paris Township's electric aggregation.

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A discussion was held on how to handle the junk vehicle issues in the township.

Paid bills totaling $32,400.47.

May 15

Road Superintendent Todd Kirkpatrick reported replacing culverts, installing new signs, berming and mowing along roads. The foundations are also in.

James Kiko reported finding a used tractor and mower for $105,000. No decision was made at this time.

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Vice President Michael Stewart reported the county wants some culverts replaced along Whitacre Avenue.

Paid bills totaling $12,561.07.

May 1

Charles DeMario of Independent Energy Consultants gave a presentation on how they can bid out energy cost for the township residents. Trustees will decide the issue at a later date.

Kirkpatrick reported a property in need of mowing. Pleasant Valley and Baird Ave. have been bermed. A culvert at the intersection of Tunnel Hill and Crowl has been replaced. Road material bids notice to be placed in paper.

Stewart reported the ditch near Whitacre Avenue has been cleaned out by the county. The county may do more improvements this summer.

The trustees approved the hiring of Tim Slater to appraise the land to be purchased for Liberty Cemetery.

The trustees approved the auction of the Robertsville Fire Station on June 12.

Bills paid totaling $12,103.74.

April 17

Lester Wicks asked about yard waste drop off at this time. Trustees said the closest location is Nimishillen Township near Louisville.

The bid from Plain Township for the tanker at $89,199 was approved.

The bid from Stark State College for the fire engine at $9,000 was approved.

Kirkpatrick reported repairs needed on equipment and roads he would like to chip and seal. There was one funeral last week and one this week.

Stewart reported the new record retention schedule is approved.

He also talked to Melanie Kidd at the state auditor's office concerning Robertsville Fire's records.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the necessity to expand Liberty Cemetery.

President Reginald Stoltzfus and Kirkpatrick talked to owners of junk cars concerning the removal of the cars. One of the properties is to be cleaned up. Trustees are waiting to hear from other owner.

Paris Township is looking for part time help. Candidates must have a CDL. Please send resume to Paris Township.

The insurance carrier has been changed to the Stark County Schools Council of Governments plan.

The trustees will ask the Stark County auditor how much an additional four mill road levy would increase revenue for black-topping roads.

Bills paid totaling $21,898.04.

April 3

Kirkpatrick reported trees are cut back on Baywood Street and two additional problem trees. Whitacre and Terramount are bermed and ditched. There was one funeral last week and two this week. He said railroad signs are needed. Stoltzfus said the signs from the grant will arrive this week.

Stewart reported the new record retention schedule is approved.

Kiko reported that a resolution of necessity is needed to move forward with the land purchase for the cemetery.

Approved was the purchase not to exceed $10,000 for two trailers.

A discussion was held concerning changing health insurance providers.

Stoltzfus will talk to owners of junk cars concerning the removal of the cars.

Paid bills totaling $17,651.


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