SPRINGFIELD TWP.  The Springfield Township Board of Trustees heard a variety of complaints of neighbors and businesses abusing the Summit County Noise Nuisance Ordinance.

The ordinance states the definition of nuisance as "that which annoys or offends others, obstructs the use of property, the comfort or safety of others, essentially interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life."

Township residents complained about several areas that are problematic to the point they cannot spend time in their homes due to the noise coming from other neighbors and businesses.

Police Chief David Hoover and trustees spoke to residents and assured them that they are working on obtaining equipment to measure the decibel levels of these areas and correcting the situations.

In other business:

- Trustees approved legislation for the Police Department including the purchase of Watch Guard Unlimited, no-Fault Warranty for all the departments body cameras and accounting transfers.

- Hoover gave his monthly report which include the department responding to 92 traffic stops, one DUI arrest, 19 vehicle lockouts, 29 civil matters and 28 child custody matters.

- Fire Chief Vic Wincik reported the department had responded to 236 alarms with 158 being EMS related and 78 alarms were fire related. They gave assistance on seven occasions are received assistance on 17 occasions.

- Township Administrator Warren Price said the Zoning Department had a new home application and that new employee, Angella Faucet, was doing a great job and helped the department catch up on follow up inspections.

- The Road Department is working on pot holes. If you have potholes or concerns with a road, call the department at 330-733-3213.

- Firefighters announced that the second annual Springfield Fire Food Truck Festival on the Lake will be held Aug. 4 from noon to 8 p.m. at Springfield Lake Park. There will be 12 food trucks to serve sandwiches to crepes.

- Trustees went into executive session to discuss the appointment, promotion, dismissal of a public employee. No action was taken.

The next regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Town Hall.