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Township trustees discuss secretarial help

June 19, 2014
By J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

During the Canfield Township June 10 meeting, trustees held a discussion on hiring a secretary for the township office. The issue was brought to the table by trustee Brian Governor.

''I see the need for help in the office,'' Governor said.

Chairman Steve Maszczak said if there is a need he was not opposed to it.

Trustee Marie Cartwright said she was not in favor of increasing the payroll but did offer a different suggestion.

''I would like to see all the job descriptions done first,'' she said. ''We need to define what everyone's duties are. If we do find a need, I suggest using a temp service and not hiring for a permanent position.''

Governor felt that once a person is hired and trained, the township should want to keep them on.

Fiscal Officer Carmen Heasley said if a secretary is hired part time, there would be no benefits, just a 10 percent public employee retirement contribution.

Trustees decided to continue the discussions, and Cartwright said before any decision is made, she would like to see employee evaluations done.

On a different matter, Township Administrator Keith Rogers gave a report on the recent appliance drive at the Canfield Fairgrounds that was hosted by the township.

''We had 210 vehicles through the gates,'' he said. ''We collected 30 refrigerators, 25 air conditioners, 105 dehumidifiers, six hot water tanks, 26 microwaves, two ovens, four stoves, eight water coolers, four washing machines, two dryers, three dish washers, six freezers and 25 miscellaneous items.''

In other business:

* Trustees approved purchase orders totaling $55,391 and electronic payments and warrants totaling $44,308.75.

* A $5,000 donation was approved for the annual Canfield Fourth of July parade and a $5,000 donation towards the Fourth of July community event at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

* Trustees approved declaring 6602 Covington Cove as a nuisance property and ordered the abatement of the problem.

* Doris Puerner mentioned July 5 was going to be alumni day at Loghurst Farm on U.S. 224 in Canfield Township. She said the event will run from 5 p.m. till midnight.



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