Osnaburg resident ask about snow, ice removal

By DONNA ROBINSON The Press-News Published:

OSNABURG TWP. -- During the regular meeting of the board of trustees on Monday night, resident Don Meyers attended to ask about what kind of work had been done to clear roads during the recent icy rain storm.

Meyers asked if Sam Krabill Avenue, on the south side of U.S. Route 30, had been salted on Monday morning. Meyers said he had to use his own truck to plow the roadway.

 Road Superintendent Chris Kline informed Meyers the road had been salted around 3 a.m. Kline said the hill on the road is quite hazardous with a steep incline.  He said township snow plows and salt trucks have even been stuck on the hill.

Board President Kris Vincent said township trustees would not put any employee in danger of being injured trying to clear the road, especially since there is a safer way to travel on Sam Krabill. He said instead of trying to go north, the residents could go south to Mapleton Street.  Vincent added going that way might be longer, but it would be much safer

Meyers also pointed out the roadway is being washed away. Vincent assured Meyers he will look into the problem.

During his road report, Kline talked about equipment repairs.

During this report, Osnaburg Fire Captain Herbie Fogle asked trustees to amend a purchase order from $3,330 to $3,951.60.  He said Buckeye Center had forgotten to add in the mileage for the instructor for the fire department.  The total for mileage was $621.50.  The trustees agreed to the change.

Fogle recommended sending Karleigh Prochaska for a two-day seminar at a cost of $140 and Ryan Ott and Jordan Elliott to the Sunday class for the amount of $150.  The training module has been updated to reflect currently approved training.   The trustees approved the cost of the training.

Activity reported included the following: advanced calls - 19, fire calls - 4, mutual aid given - 1 to Nimishillian Township (trailer fire) and one mutual aid call received from Nimishillian Township for a structure fire.

Zonin inspector Dorothy Bucher turned in $200 for zoning fees.  

Trustees voted to renew membership with Stark County Regional Planning at a cost of $250.

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