Boardman Township trustees met Thursday, March 28 with much reason for celebration as they swore in the last of the police officers promised the community, and honored the accomplishments of a Boardman High School senior.
Sharing that the trustees heard what the community had asked for and followed through on their commitment, trustees swore in Kevin Stratton as the last of the officers to be hired as fulfillment to the commitment made to the community following the passage of the August 2011 levy.
Having promised the hire of 10 additional police officers, Stratton, who comes to the township with experience from Goshen Township Police Department is actually the 11th officer hired, as Boardman retired one police officer during that the time period.
Boardman High School senior and state champion swimmer Ryan Bailey receives congratulations from the trustees following a proclamation read in his honor. Bailey will be attending the U.S. Naval Academy next year.
Continuing with the cause for celebration, trustees read a proclamation for Boardman High School senior and state champion swimmer Ryan Bailey. "It has been a pleasure and an honor to coach this young man," said BHS swim coach Terry O'Halloran. Bailey, who will be attending the United States Naval Academy, went on to thank the trustees for honoring him, as well as his coaches, family, teachers, and members of the school administration, many of whom were in attendance.
In other business, Boardman Glenwood Middle School student and president of Leadership Council made a donation on behalf of the group to the township's Flag Fund; thanking the trustees, police, and fire departments for all that they do in their efforts to keep Boardman safe.
The next regular meeting of the Boardman Township trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 8 at the Township Government Center.