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Trustees give green light to IPAC community center

October 17, 2013
By J.T. Whitehouse , Town Crier

Poland Township trustees approved a lease agreement with Indoor Poland Activity Center. The new indoor facility is expected to help the Poland Community Baseball program and Youth Soccer League as well as providing a year-round community center for the residents.

The IPAC facility was a joint effort between the two sports clubs and the Township Park board. The estimated cost for a facility would range between $300,000 and $500,000.

Trustee Bob Lidle said, once built, both the baseball and soccer teams could use it, and when nothing else was scheduled, it would be open to the public to use.

On another issue, Lidle reported the township website has been updated and has a new feature for Poland Township residents to use. In the past, when a street light was malfunctioning or burned out, the residents would have to contact the township, who would contact Ohio Edison to come out and make the repair. Now, residents can go to the township website at and press on street lighting concerns. That will take the resident straight to Ohio Edison where they can report street light problems and get repairs made quickly.

"It could be fixed in one to seven days," Lidle said. "We are also looking at Dominion Gas and Aqua Ohio for similar links for the same service."

Under the Police Department report, Chief Brian Goodin requested approval for the purchase of a computer server from Global Government Education Solutions in an amount not to exceed $1,500.

"Our old server was donated from the state," Goodin said. "It was old when we got it and it is now $700 behind in software."

He said the new one would include the updated software in the price and it would take the department well into the future.

In other business:

Trustees agreed to hold trick-or-treat from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The move was made because neighboring communities are holding it at either 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Trustees approved the use of Township Hall as an official Toys For Tots drop-off site.



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