Canfield Township’s latest program is literally in the sewers. During the July 12 trustees meeting, it was stated that work is underway to help keep the township’s sewer lines operating properly.
“We will be implementing a storm sewer maintenance program,” said Canfield Township administrator Keith Rogers.
Part of that plan includes taking possession of a sewer-jet truck, used to clear sewers of debris and keep them open for water flow. The truck will come from the Jack Doheny Company out of Twinsburg, which was awarded the bid for it.
Rogers said the truck is not a new one, but is a late model vehicle that has been refurbished. The truck will be delivered this month and Rogers will then work on the maintenance plan.
While the truck will be moving debris from the sewers, the trustees have their own work ahead in trying to deal with nuisance properties in the township. Rogers said there are presently 53 properties on a nuisance list and many have been ongoing problems.
“Some are complying,” Rogers said. “For the others, we sent out contractors to mow.”
He said when the township does send out a mowing crew, the cost of that service is assessed to the property taxes. Of the 53, only five or six are vacant lots.
Another issue the township is looking into involves junk cars and trucks. Rogers said there are properties where junk vehicles that are not licensed have become an eyesore.
“I am currently working with the prosecutor’s office on unlicensed vehicles in regards to the Ohio Revised Code,” Rogers said. “I need to know how to interpret it.”
Once Rogers gets an answer he will present it to trustees who will have the final decision on what route to take.
Rogers also noted at last week’s meeting that speed and stop signs were installed at the Township Park to help improve traffic flow during various events.