Washington Twp. trustees learn about state bid to help with MARCS funds

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Highlights of Sept. 19 meeting of Washington Township trustees:

Department reports

Park − No report.

Zoning − Three permits have been issued so far for the month, all for accessory storage buildings. The owner of a property in the 3000 block of Union Avenue has responded to the notices sent to him. He will provide proof of the registrations for all the vehicles on his property. Answered various inquiries regarding zoning regulations for construction in the township.

Fire − 359 runs for the year as of the meeting date. The golf outing went well, and the department had a truck in the Louisville parade. Information and fees for the MARCS radio system in Stark County were provided. Trustees learned of a proposal in Ohio House of Representatives (HB 280) that would pay user fees for the MARCS radio system. Phil Mazzaei is a new member of the department after trustees approved a motion. Wayne has been in contact with Deb Dawson of the Stark County Prosecutor’s Office regarding an auxiliary committee for the department. She would like a plan mapped out of what exactly the committee’s role would be.

Road − Roadside mowing continues. A culvert on Bayton needs replaced, and department would like to purchase 42-inch pipe to slide into the existing culvert. The pipe is $60.90 per foot, and at least 50 feet is needed. Trustees approved a motion to purchase the pipe for no more than $3,500 for culvert repair on Bayton. Reported that department has not received the paving invoice yet, and that hopefully the new mower will be delivered next month.

Other action

Communications − The township recycled 96.33 tons of various materials in 2021.  Letter asking if any of the Trustees would like to be a nominee to sit on the OTARMA Board of Directors.  No one is interested.

Levy discussion − Becky Baddeley, branch director of Rodman Public Library, was present to discuss levy on the November ballot. She said the 1.5-mill levy accounts for 35% of Rodman's funding. Baddeley said she would like to encourage all township residents to vote yes on the levy renewal, so Rodman Public Library can continue to offer all its great services to the Alliance area and surrounding communities.

Meeting attendance − Trustees said they will decide at the next meeting whether any of them will attend the SCTA meeting and dinner to be held Oct. 20 in Lexington Township.

UPCOMING − Trustees next will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

This article originally appeared on The Alliance Review: Washington Twp. trustees learn about state bid to help with MARCS funds