COVENTRY TWP.  The harsh winter is taking a toll on aging road equipment in Coventry.

During the Jan. 11 trustee meeting, trustees approved a blanket certificate for repairs and maintenance of road department equipment in the amount of $15,000.

Coventry Road Superintendent Lael Stouffer said his department has a dump truck that has a lift cylinder out, taking the truck out of service. In addition, he said two hydraulic motors are needed for two salt spreaders, plow blades and bolts for the blades need to be purchased. He said another one of the township’s salt trucks has had intermittent issues and needs to be inspected.

Approving the money allows for his department to keep moving forward and keep road equipment fixed he said.

In other business, Jan. 11 the trustees:

- Heard from zoning inspector George Beckham about a call he received about someone doing door to door soliciting. In 2013, the township outlawed door-to-door soliciting. Beckham said the call he got was from a resident who said someone was out after dark knocking on doors. He said it is best to tell them to go away and to call the Summit County Sheriff's Office. He also said most of the deputies know the code within Coventry, but he plans to remind them.

- Heard from the county Engineer's Office that a medical office on South Arlington Road will be demolished and a new building will be built in its place. Also, the dam project is underway and nothing with the schedule has changed. Finally, residents along the north reservoir will be receiving letters about surveying of property lines. No construction is set to begin, but it will be done for upcoming work to the north reservoir.

- Heard from Trustee Tom Seese about seven calls he has received about concerns of snowmobiles on the lakes with the buoys still in place. He plans to talk to the state about putting lights on them because he and other residents are concerned about a snowmobile hitting them. Seese also thanked Cornerstone Church for putting the nativity scene by the fire station.

The next Coventry Township Trustees Meeting is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Town Hall.