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Resident addresses railroad track issues with board

February 28, 2013
By Kathleen Palumbo , Town Crier correspondent

Boardman Township resident Joe Pipoli of Wildwood Drive was in attendance at the most recent meeting of the Boardman Township trustees, where he addressed the trustees regarding the poor condition of the railroad tracks at the intersection of Southern Boulevard and Indianola Road.

Sharing that the office is aware of the ongoing problem, Road Superintendent Larry Wilson said that the trustees have been informed by the Port Authority that the tracks fall under the federal government, leaving the trustees little recourse.

It was decided that Township Administrator Jason Loree would address the issue with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan.

In other business:

-Trustees authorized the purchase of indoor/outdoor surveillance cameras for use throughout the Boardman Township Building. According to Chief of Police Jack Nichols, while two of the cameras are replacements, the others will be installed in formerly unprotected areas throughout the building.

Nichols also stated that on April 3, the police department will conduct and active shooter training at either Boardman Center Middle School or Boardman High School, after which it will meet with the school board.

-Township Administrator Jason Loree was appointed the alternate representative for the Mahoning County 911 Committee.

-The St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 10 beginning at the Boardman Township Government Building and concluding at Southwoods Boulevard.

-The next regular meeting of the trustees will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 11 at the Township Government Center.



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