SPRINGFIELD TWP. During a special meeting Nov. 8, the Springfield Township Board of Trustees reviewed the progress on the possible trash consolidation contract, discussed the levy results and looked over proposals for medical insurance. No business took place and the board went into executive session to consider appointment of a public employee or public official.
On Nov. 9, the board held a regular scheduled meeting to approve a variety of items, including the Fire Department to apply online to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS for an electronic tablet for Ohio Emergency Medical Service Incident Reporting. The grant is 100 percent funded and does not require a local match.
Trustees approved the cost of the two-way radio preprogramming used by the Fire Department to meet Federal P25 compliance at a cost of $2,695. They also approved the purchase of five Knox-Box Rapid Entry System, KeySecure 3b keypad controlled master key lock devices at a cost of $3,045 and a Physio-Control Lifepak Automated External Defibulator at a cost of $1,470. The AED purchase cost will be reimbursed at 100 percent through the Ohio Department of Public Safety-EMS grant.
For the Road Department, approval was given to purchase four Goodyear tires for the front loader in the amount of $3,355.42.
A nuisance abatement for 1078 Abington Road was on the agenda. Leah Treen was present and said she owns the property and her son and his son live there. She stated she has a Dumpster on the property and it is 75 percent cleaned up.
Trustee Dean Young said trustees have received complaints about the property and said if it is not cleared by the time an order is issued it will be cleaned up and the costs will be certified to the taxes of the property.
Trustees also approved nuisance abatements during the Oct. 26 regula meeting. Properties included 3440 Carper Avenue for $4,750 and 3165 Mogadore Road for $200. The total cost for the abatements will be forwarded to the Summit County Auditor for the cost of abatements to be placed upon the tax duplicate as a lien upon the land.
The board accepted the resignation of Officer Joshua Twigg effective Oct. 31.