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Township looks at contracts and projects

April 3, 2014
By J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

Canfield Township trustees looked at several contracts and reports of projects at the March 25 meeting.

Among the contracts were several involving fertilizing and mowing of park land. Trustees approved Western Reserve Landscaping to handle three fertilizings at the park for a cost of $745 each time. On the mowing end, the awarding of contracts were placed on hold due to a tie.

Datillo and Sons Landscaping had submitted the low bid of $175 per cut for area one on the north side of Herbert Road. This includes the lawn around the soccer fields, pavilion and playground area. The second bid was for area two on the south side of Herbert Road. The two low bids were for $500 per cut. Area two involves about 27 acres and is dense growth requiring a brush hog.

Chairman Steve Maszczak said, ''It will require a coin toss to make the selection, but legally, both bidders need to be present.''

Also involving the park land, trustees approved the purchase of a 1-1/2 water meter from the City of Canfield for the park pavilion and a $750 back flow meter for the township building in the city.

Township Administrator Keith Rogers said, ''We also received our occupancy permit for the pavilion. The only correction is on the sink, which has to be adjusted by five degrees.''

On a different matter, the trustees accepted a maintenance agreement with the county in regards to township roads. The agreement was a bond that will cover damage from township roads from equipment using them to install the Sunoco oil pipeline. The bond insures any damage to the roads will be repaired after the installation. Township roads affected by the agreement include Leffingwell, Spring Lake, Sugarbush, Tippecanoe and Raccoon.

In other business trustees:

* Heard from zoning inspector Dave Morrison addressed trustees regarding public comments made at the previous meeting concerning a one-week suspension for using the township computer for personal use. He asked if there was a written policy on computer use and what rules he had broken. Trustee Marie Cartwright said if it were a private business, he would have been fired for it. Maszczak said there was no written policy, that is was a presumed policy.

* Heard from trustee Brian Governor who questioned where the township was at in cleaning up the former Flower Mill property. Rogers said the township's legal council is reviewing the briefs for a hearing and they had four months to respond. Once the response is made, the property owner's legal council would have four months to review before the hearing.

* Approved purchase orders totaling $6,027.50 and warrants/electronic payments totaling $40,842.52. Also approved was a $1,000 donation to the War Veterans' Museum towards a plaque on the Wall of Honor.



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