SPRINGFIELD TWP.  The Springfield Township Board of Trustees hired Board of Education member Terry Robinson to be the zoning investigator and to provide project management services for the township.

After the board went into executive session during the Sept. 27 trustees meeting, board members returned to approve a contract with Robinson that is not to exceed $10,000 a year for at least 40 hours of zoning investigation and project management under the direction of the township zoning administrator and township administrator. Trustees also approved health care benefits and the standard OPERS deduction to 1099 contract personnel in service of the township.

In other business:

- Police Chief Dave Hoover and Sgt. Joe Gaffney presented Springfield police officers who passed the SWAT Physical Fitness test with a pin to be worn on their uniforms. They were officers Colin Hefner, Vance Brothers, Shawn Brady and Explorer Hunter Chapman.

- Mathew Landis was sworn in as a reserve police officer by Trustee Dean Young.

- Trustees authorized the administrator to seek formal quotations and enter into preliminary negotiations with the Southwest Summit County Council of Governments for combined police and fire dispatching service.

- Trustees authorized the administrator to renew the existing contract with the Chi Corporation for IT Software support services for one year in an amount not to exceed $2,249.

- Trustees authorized the Administrator to apply for the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant for 2019.

- Approved an employee scheduling program with Aladtec in the amount of $1,861.

- Approved the purchase of Physio Control Lifenet Adapter to be taken from fund line 2281-230-360 in the amount of $1,045.

- Approved the annual SCBA Maintenance and Testing at a cost of $1,907.47.

- A motion was approved to correct a previous motion for the hire of James Rosenberger, John Simms and Christopher Vespoint as part time police officers, effective Sept. 24. The hourly rate was stated as $14 an hour and should have been $13 an hour.

- Trustees authorized the administrator to enter into a contract with Brush Bandit Tree Service to remove the downed willow tree from the lakefront in an amount not to exceed $1,600.

The next regular trustee meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Oct. 11 at Town Hall, 2459 Canfield Road.