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Osnaburg trustees move forward on open fire chief position

By DONNA ROBINSON The Press-News Published: August 5, 2016 10:00 AM

OSNABURG TWP. -- Township trustees during their July 25 meeting made a move regarding the opening for a fire chief.

Interim fire chief Amy Parker asked trustees to set a date to further discuss three applicants who have applied for the fire chief position. Dates were set for Aug. 1 and 3.

Parker informed trustees that CPR classes are being held at the fire station. After discussion, it was agreed to charge $20 per session to train anyone wanting to take classes. After passing, trainees will receive a card that will permit them to give CPR. Township officials noted two lives were recently saved when children had gone under water and stopped breathing.

In road business, trustees heard work has been completed on Hill Church and Circlevale. Mowing has been completed along Oakfield, Maplebrook, Slater, Miday, Evening Star, Cindell and Osnaburg. Limbs were trimmed around the intersection of Klotz and Georgetown.

Trustees heard as of July 22, a total of 1,653.93 tons of asphalt have been used.

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Trustee Brenda Griffith said the Stark County Regional Planning Commission has a grant available to residents who live in the northwest corner of Broadway and Georgetown. The $49,500 funds would be used to help with septic repair or replacement. Anyone who would like to apply would need to contact the planning commission.

Trustees also heard from Megan Roschek from Burnham & Flower Insurance regarding the township's policy. Trustees heard if an employee was using his or her own vehicle, they would be covered under the policy.

A question was asked whether insurance would cover a tree falling in the cemetery. Roschek noted it would not, but if the tree fell across a road way it would be covered as a safety need.

In other business, trustees:

/ HEARD from a resident who expressed eeeeeeeconcern for a cell tower with a roadway that has left their property with two ridges;

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/ HEARD a resident called to thank the township for mowing completed on Cindell;

/ HEARD new nuisance issues on Cindell, Mapleton and Sam Krabill;

/ APPROVED postponing repairs on Mitchell due to the need to cover the cost of a Parks Road project;

/ RECEIVED a fire action report which included 20 advanced life support calls, four fire calls and one mutual aid received from Louisville on a second call;

/ RECEIVED $1,600 turned in for a cemetery opening and closing;

/ RECEIVED $149.70 turned in for building permits for a total of $2,839.75 for the month;

/ APPROVED spending $600 for bearings on a mower;

/ WENT into executive session.

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