SPRINGFIELD TWP.  The Springfield Township Board of Trustees had several personnel matters come before it during the Nov. 8 meeting.

The board accepted the resignation of office manager Amie Biltz, effective Nov. 14, and asked for the secretary to send a letter thanking Biltz for her years with the township.

During the meeting, the board went into executive session to discuss the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, and compensation of a public employee to include the trustees and the township administrator. When the meeting resumed, the board approved for the administrator to change Zoning Secretary Angella Fausset from part time to full time employment status, effective Nov. 9.

Trustees also authorized the administrator and the fiscal officer to increase the hours of the assistant to the fiscal officer, Cathy Dobson, and the assistant to the trustees, Patty Price, not to exceed 32 hours per week, effective Nov. 9.

The three personnel items were on the agenda and tabled for executive session.

In other business, the board:

- Authorized the township administrator to close a portion of Canfield Road from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 30 for the Holiday Tree Lighting to be held at 7 p.m.

- The administrator was directed to enter into an agreement with QualityIP for email migration and hosting services for the township e-mail system in an amount not to exceed a one-time fee of $3,300 for migration from the old system to the new system and a $128 per month hosting fee.

- Entered into an agreement with the Office of the Summit County Engineer to do a traffic study/storm water issue on Crystal Drive and Angleterra.

- Approved an agreement with Akron Hydraulic for repairs to the hydraulic system and pistons of the road department backhoe in an amount not to exceed $1,438.08.

- Approved the certification of the total cost for abatements. The fiscal officer will forward the information to the Summit County Auditor for the costs to be placed upon the tax duplicate as a lien upon the land for properties at 3440 Carper Avenue, $235, and a vacant lot on Bey Road, $275. Total cost is $510.

- Head an update from Township Administrator Warren Price on the 458 Edith Avenue situation, which is a property that has been running a car repair business on the premises. The Springfield Township Police Department has served notice for operating an illegal business and instructed them to cease operation. If they do not comply to correct the situation, legal action will be taken.

- A public hearing was set by trustees for 6 p.m. Dec. 13 to consider a recommendation by the zoning commission to reclassify property located east of Quarry Road and north of Gala Commons from R-3 traditional residential to C-02 community commercial.

The next trustees meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Town Hall, 2459 Canfield Road.