SPRINGFIELD TWP.  During the March 23 Board of Trustees meeting, trustees approved a resolution to promote Springfield Police Department officer Brian Troyer to the rank of sergeant.

Police Chief David Hoover said, when introducing Troyer, that during a promotion the department looks for a person who has no disciplinary issues, gets along with other employees, someone who can be trusted and do the right thing even when no one else is around. Also, Hoover said, it is important to have someone who leads by example and has good morals, holds others accountable without degrading and be able to delegate, putting ego aside. Troyer was sworn in by Trustee Dean Young.

Troyer began with the department in 2004 as a part-time patrolman. He left to work at the Medina County Drug Task Force as an agent in 2006 and 2007. After one year, he came back to Springfield to work as a full-time patrolman. Troyer became a field training officer and the firearms and Taser instructor. In 2015, he was transferred to the detective bureau.

Roads update

Sam Ross from the Summit County Engineers Office said it is looking to do patching on Killian Road - to try to extend the life of the road - with the goal to get funding to eventually upgrade it.

Ross reported the Canton Road project is moving along and is a couple of months ahead of schedule. The Engineer's Office is looking into the sidewalk situation along Canton Road on the west side of the highway and is working with the Ohio Department of Transportation on the best solution.

Building abatement

The Zoning Department discussed an abatement for an accessory building located at 984 Tritt Drive.

William Yost, who moved into the property in 2016 and is set to purchase it, was at the meeting. He said he is willing to tear down and rebuild the garage over the next couple of months. A discussion was held as to how Yost should go about getting a permit to tear down and rebuild.

Young was going to set the wheels in motion for an abatement, however, it was decided to postpone that decision and give Yost time to get the needed permit.

UP NEXT:  The meeting was adjoined. The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday at town hall located on Canfield Road.