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Firefighters sworn in at Osnaburg meeting

By DONNA ROBINSON The Press-News Published: September 30, 2016 10:00 AM

OSNABURG TWP.-- Township trustees during Monday's regular meeting welcomed two new firefighters to the fire department.

David Hess and Steven Rich were sworn in by board president Richard Pero. Hess works part time for the Canton Township Fire Department, and Rich worked for the Canton Fire Department.

Trustees received a fire action report which included 16 advanced life support calls, one basic support call and three fire calls. One mutual aid was provided to Louisville on a structure fire, and one was provided to Canton Township on a MVA. Another mutual aid was received from the Louisville Fire Department.

Assistant fire chief Amy Parker also received trustees' approval to cover the cost for firefighter Dale Nelson to attend classes on self help for $500.

Trustees held a discussion regarding the legal growing of marijuana in the township. The topic was tabled until the next trustees' meeting set for Oct. 10.

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Trustees set trick or treat for residents on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 3-5 p.m.

In other business, trustees:

RECEIVED $4,400 turned in for the sale of eight cemetery burial lots, $800 for an opening and closing at Mapleton Cemetery and $300 in partial payment for an opening and closing;

RECEIVED $175 turned in for a permit for a horse Barn on Georgetown Road;

RECEIVED $53.80 turned in for a 24 by 24 building to store lawn equipment;

HEARD a road report which included repairs completed on Sam Krabill, and Stuckey; tree trimming on Windfield, Lucy, 13th Street, Sam Krabill South and Westfall and a deer picked up on Lotz.

APPROVED the purchase of a new tire for a township truck at the cost of $1,070.

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