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Grant funds may be available to Osnaburg Township residents

By DONNA ROBINSON The Press-News Published: September 2, 2016 10:00 AM

OSNABURG TWP.-- Grant funding may be available to qualified township residents to repair or replace failed septic systems.

Township trustees reported during their Aug. 22 meeting that eligible residents must be a resident in the target area otherwise known as the Klotz Allotment. The area of concern is Broadway Road to 13th Street Ne, to Lucy Avenue Ne, to 17th Street Ne and including Klotz Avenue NE.

Funding is based on a first-come, first-served basis. More information is available by contacting the Stark County Regional Planning Commission at 330-451-7399.

Township officials formally welcomed Richard Shearer as the township's new fire chief when he was sworn in by trustee Kris Vincent. Shearer's family and friends were both in attendance.

Trustees noted several accidents happened when the Lincoln Highway sales were taking place. Shoppers were taking chances turning around or leaving one sale to go to another. Officials will check to see if signs might be put in place next year when the sale is taking place.

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Amy Parker, previously the township's interim fire chief, asked trustees to approve up to $400 for fire prevention week in October. Funds would be used to give material to children in school from preschool to third grade. Trustees approved a motion.

In other business, trustees:

/ RECEIVED a fire action report which included 29 advanced life support calls, seven fire calls, two assists to Sandy Creek on a barn fire and an accident, two from Sandy Creek on an accident, four assists from Louisville on two fire calls and two accidents and one assist from Nimishillen Township;

/ RECEIVED $800 collected from Brian Lowery for lots at Mapleton Cemetery;

/ ACCEPTED the resignation of Tom Ruskin as of Aug. 28;

/ RECEIVED a road report which included work completed on Mitchell; mowing on Hill Church, Lotz, Carrollview, Lotz, Mapleton, Swallen, Baker, Pekin, Sam Krabill, Mottz and Valleybrook;

/ APPROVED the purchase of a window for a John Deere vehicle at the cost of $496;

/ APPROVED paying $550 for a class and up to $150 for books for officer Dane Whitsett;

/ HEARD a letter had been sent to the residents at an Oakfield property regarding horses on the property;

/ WENT into executive session.


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