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  • Springfield road superintendent to retire

  • Road superintendent Richard Kaylor gave his last report at the Springfield Trustees’ Dec. 13 meeting. He will be retire Dec. 28 after 15 years in the position.

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  • Road superintendent Richard Kaylor gave his last report at the Springfield Trustees’ Dec. 13 meeting. He will be retire Dec. 28 after 15 years in the position.
    “I can say it has been a true honor to serve the residents of Springfield Township as well as working with one of the best crews in the business,” Kaylor said. “If it weren’t for them, the work we have done for the last 15 years wouldn't have gotten done. We solved a lot of problems throughout the area.
    Trustee Bruce Killian joked that Kaylor would look forward to waking up at 3 a.m. the first time it snows, then rolling over and going back to sleep.
    Trustees presented Kaylor with a plaque in honor of his service.
    “I can't say enough about what has gotten done,” Killian said. “The amount of money he saved the residents by being the onsite project manager for this building (town hall) than hiring someone outside to do it is phenomenal. He has extensive building knowledge.”
    Trustee Deborah Davis announced that Ted Weinsheimer will take over Kaylor's position, and there will be more information about him soon.
    • Approved 2013 temporary appropriations at $8.4 million for the year, which was lower than last year at slightly more than $8.5 million. Trustee Dean Young said the details are available at the Fiscal Officer's office for anyone wanting to see the information.
    • Amended an amount to be paid to Vetter Fitness Equipment from $1,270.36 to $1,695.29 to maintain and repair the township’s employee fitness equipment.
    “This is equipment available for use to all of our township employees,” Davis said.
    • Amended the amount for repairs to Engine 3113 in the amount of $4,000 to $5,510.85.
    • Approved the purchase of tires for the Road Department dump truck at an amount of $1,043.01.
    • Approved Gene Lindgren’s appointment to the Board of Zoning Appeals. It was renewed and will be effective until Dec. 31, 2017.
    • Approved the eviction process to begin at 1743 Ronald Road. Four properties were declared as nuisances and abatement will start.
    • Fire chief Vic Wincik reminded residents to make sure smoke detectors and CO2 detectors are operational.
    “If you are a traditionalist and get a real tree, make sure you get a fresh one,” he said.
    • Police chief John Smith thanked everyone who helped this year with Fill a Cruiser.
    “There were a lot of toys including bicycles, perishable foods and also $1,095 in cash. The items will be distributed to families in need in Springfield and Lakemore for the holiday season through Springfield Cares,” Smith said. We are grateful to be in this community and receive that kind of support. It means a lot to us.”
    Page 2 of 2 - • Smith commended officer Ken Porter for his work with SWAT and read a letter from the team commending Porter for outstanding performance. Smith also announced that Sergeant Joe Gaffney was promoted to assistant team leader with SWAT.
    • Volunteer police coordinator Linda Denton reported that the team provided the community with more than 291 hours for the month of November. She said Bill Luplow had donated 61 hours directing traffic at the high school during the month.
    Denton said local businesses have been generous with their Shop with a Cop donations and 30 children went shopping this year.
    She asked for any businesses that are considering their budgets for next year to remember Shop with a Cop.
    UP NEXT Trustees meet Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall, 2459 Canfield Road.

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