Following the completion of physical, psychological, and drug testing, Nick Antonucci of Boardman, and David Sheely of Mineral Ridge will become township employees.
In other news:
• Police Chief Jack Nichols announced that although he had been recently notified of the denial of a COPS grant, should a recipient not be able to accept due to restrictions regarding hiring, etc., the township could still be notified of a change in status, as was the case last year.
• Announcement was made by Road Superintendent Larry Wilson of the townships receipt of a grant from the Mahoning County Green Team in the amount of $10,000 to be put towards the expansion of the township’s annual Leaf Pick-up program for 2011, increasing leaf pick-up service from two weeks to five.
According to Wilson, this year the leaf program will begin on Monday, Oct. 17 and end on Friday, Nov. 18, and will follow the same schedule for pickups as the department has conducted over the past years. Due to the Veterans Day holiday, a Nov. 10 pick-up will replace that of Nov. 11.
The Road Department asks that all leaves be placed in recyclable brown paper leaf bags, and that community members use their local retailers as their source as the Road Department no longer sells them. The pickup schedule will be posted on the township’s website, www.boardmantwp.com, and further questions can be directed to the Road Department at 330-726-4190.
• Boardman Township fire department will host its annual Fire Safety Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, where free helmets, stickers and coloring books are available for children, and community members may tour the fire station, view a live burn and extrication demonstrations, and receive fire extinguisher training. The event will be held at the fire station located at 136 Boardman-Poland ROAd.
• The trustees will meet next at 6:30 p.m. Oct, 12 at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market St.
Photo By Kathleen Palumbo, Town Crier correspondent
Pictured with Police Chief Jack Nichols, are David Sheely, left, and Nick Antonucci, who will be sworn in as the newest members of the township’s police department following the completion of physical, psychological, and drug testing.