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The Suburbanite
  • Springfield Trustees discuss roads, levy

  • Road Superintendent Ted Weinsheimer asked for voters’ continued support for the renewal of Issue 40 during a regular session of council Oct. 10. The renewal levy, a 1-mill road improvement levy, will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot.

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  • Road Superintendent Ted Weinsheimer asked for voters’ continued support for the renewal of Issue 40 during a regular session of council Oct. 10. The renewal levy, a 1-mill road improvement levy, will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot.
    Weinsheimer said the levy does not increase taxes and ensures that the road system is kept at a level residents have come to expect. The township is responsible for 70 miles of roadways and right of ways.
    BUMP IN THE ROAD
    Trustee Dean Young took time to share complaints received regarding the south bound curb lane of Canton Road in front of Wayside Furniture. He informed  Sam Ross, a representative of the Summit County Engineer’s Department, that drivers have complained the bump in the road feels like a speed bump.
    Ross noted that the engineer is aware of the issue and has discussed the problem but said it will not be cheap to fix.
    Young said the township will send a letter to the office of the engineer regarding the matter.
    In other business Oct. 10, trustees:
    • Approved a revised contract with legal counsel Irving Sugerman. According to Young, the terms of the contract is the same as the current one, but Sugerman has associated himself with a new firm.
    • Approved for the fire department the purchase of replacement fire fighting hose sections older than from 1987 in the amount of $4,794.30.
    • Accepted a High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant in the amount of $31,544.05 for the police department. The grant, which comes from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, allows for reimbursement of overtime expenses compiled during traffic safety checks for issues such as seat belt use, OVI and speed.
    • Approved a then-and-now payment in the amount of $1,724.22 dated July 18 from W. W. Williams for generator repairs was approved to be paid from the General Fund Maintenance and Repairs fund line.
    • Approved the $175 costs for the Zoning Department abatements at the nuisance property at 3165 Mogadore Road. The fiscal officer will forward the amounts to the Summit County Auditor to be placed on the tax duplicate.
    • Approved and assigned work orders to demolish the following properties at the property owners’ requests: 2295 Mingo Trail, to ARC Industrial Contracting in an amount not to exceed $3,000.00, 1747 McChesney, to ARC Industrial Contracting in an amount not to exceed $4,500.00 and 3340 Sanitarium Road, to Butcher & Son in an amount not to exceed $5,710.00.
    • Postponed a public hearing regarding zoning text amendments. The meeting, which was continued from an Oct. 3 meeting, is being held up as the officials wait for pertinent information needed to continue the hearing.
    The next regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the town hall on Canfield Road.