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Board of Health faces cuts

Asks trustees for township's support

June 14, 2012
Town Crier correspondent

The Mahoning County District Board of Health faces a 25 percent cut in funding, a move that would leave it incapable of maintaining the current level of service, according to Health Commissioner Patricia M. Sweeney, who was present as the Boardman Township Trustees met Monday, June 11.

Sweeney implored the trustees for their support in adopting a resolution to help the Board of Health. It was agreed that the trustees would review the resolution and discuss it further at the next regular meeting.

Township resident Mary Elaine Fitas of Donmar Lane addressed the trustees during public comments, stating that she was speaking on behalf of residents of both Donmar Lane and Sylvia Lane regarding the condition of a vacant home at 4071 Sylvia Lane.

Sharing that the home has sat vacant for 10 years while its owners reside in Poland, Fitas implored the trustees to support residents in their quest to have it demolished, stating that it lowers the property value of neighboring houses and serves as a home to rodents.

In other business:

-Following the opening and review of bids for the Boardman Township 2012 Highway Resurfacing Program, Road Superintendent Larry Wilson advised the trustees that in light of all five bids coming in over budget, options included a request of additional funding to complete the project, or the rejection of all bids and a decrease in the number of roads to be repaved.

After discussion, trustees motioned to accept the bid of The Shelly Co. of Twinsburg, at a total cost of $363,703.75, allowing an additional $63,703.75 for the program.

-Trustees approved the purchase of one Alamo Exten-A-Kut II Mower through the State of Ohio Co-Op Program from Southeastern Equipment Co. Inc. at a total cost of $11,504.43, as well as one 17-inch walk-behind Noble Floor Scrubber from ChemSafe Int'l., at a cost of $4,464.12, both of which are to serve as replacements.

-Trustees approved the proposal submitted by ACS Government Systems to complete the software transfer of data from Emergitech to the firehouse database at a cost of $3,240.00 based on the recommendation of fire Chief George Brown.



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