Austintown Township Trustees honored two local scouts at last week's final trustees meeting of 2011. Eric and Alec Yurchekfrodl, both 17 and sons of Kevin and Patricia Yurchekfrodl of Austintown, had completed their Eagle awards in the fall.
Eric earned his Eagle Award by building a shelf unit for the music department at St. Michael Church in Canfield. Alec installed shrubs and built a picnic table at the Family Life Center at St. Michael Church. Both were individually read proclamations by Township Administrator Mike Dockry.
Under reports, Austintown Fire Chief Andy Frost presented a quick year's end message about holiday fires. "The majority of Christmas tree fires occur after Christmas," he said. "Make sure a live tree doesn't dry out and become a fire hazard."
Photo by J.T. Whitehouse, Town Crier
Eric Yurchekfrodl, 17, son of Kevin and Patricia Yurchekfrodl of Austintown, was honored at the final township meeting of 2011 by being presented with a resolution for his achievement of an Eagle Award. His brother Alec, also 17, was honored as well for his Eagle Award. Both scouts earned their Eagle in the fall for work done at St. Michael Church in Canfield.
In other business:
The following properties were declared a public nuisance and the property owners were ordered to remove items, junk and debris stored in an exposed manner throughout the property: 292 N. Edgehill Ave., 308 Forest Hill Drive, 4266 Selkirk Ave., 1300 Cavalcade Drive and 74 Placid Blvd.
A motion was approved for the removal of the following junk vehicles: an inoperable SUV parked in an exposed manner with an expired license plate and flat tires at 1260 Cavalcade Drive, and an inoperable Cadillac Deville parked in an exposed manner with an expired license plate and flat tires at 4266 Selkirk Ave.
A motion was approved for the Dispute Resolution, Change in Work Order, and Qualification Based Selection Process policies recommended and required by the Ohio Department of Transportation for their Transportation Enhancement Projects.
A motion was adopted as a default amendment, as recommended by Security Benefit Plan Administrator to Austintown Township 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Police and Fire Pension, to remain in compliance with federal law.
A motion was approved for the 2012 temporary appropriations.
Township resident Jacqueline Ferguson of Aldrich Road presented signatures for a street lighting district and asked for new stop signs.
Brenda Rider, a former Austintown resident now residing in North Jackson, made a request to use Austintown Township Park for an event for her organization, A Way with Words Foundation. She told trustees the event is like a Relay for Life program for children.