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Sandy trustees OK aggregation resolutions

By DAVID HUTTON The Press-News Published: June 24, 2016 10:00 AM

SANDY TWP. -- Sandy Township trustees on Monday approved two resolutions to put electric and gas aggregation on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Trebel principal Scott Belcastro told trustees the issue will be on the ballot in the township and the village of Waynesburg, but not in Magnolia.

"Because they are in two different counties, it is easier for them to have their own program," he said. "It will be run parallel to your program and will go out to bid at the same time to maximize savings."

Trebel officials will now file the resolutions with the Stark County Board of Elections to get the issue on the ballot. The deadline to file is Aug. 10.

Belcastro noted that Trebel will host public meetings in October. While the date has not yet been selected two sessions will be held, one at 10 a.m. and a second at 6 p.m.

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Trustees also agreed to fix the transmission on a road department tractor that is stuck in reverse. The repairs are expected to cost at least $6,000.

"The cost of repair is a lot less than the cost of a new tractor," trustee Robert Fallot pointed out.

Lowe & Young Equipment in Wooster provided the estimate and will repair the tractor.

The road department also has been doing patch work on Elson Street and is ready to chip-and-seal the road.

Trustees also learned that the Stark County Engineers Office and Stark County Regional Planning have developed regulations for driveways.

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When a new property is constructed, whether it is residential or business, a permit is required for the drive to ensure safe line-of-sight.

"Basically, it will follow the same guidelines we have been following," Fallot noted.

Trustees also agreed to hold their next meeting at 7:30 p.m. July 5.

In other business, trustees:

/ HEARD from David Phillip, an independent candidate for the 7th Congressional District seat in the November general election.

/ PAID bills totaling $12,327.53.

The next meeting is at 7:30 p.m. July 5 at township hall.

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