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Township trustees approve resurfacing program

July 17, 2014
By J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

Canfield Township trustees approved the 2014 resurfacing program at the July 1 meeting. The program will be in partnership with Austintown and Boardman in order to save money.

Trustee Brian Governor said the budgeted amount for this year was $180,000, but by combining forces with neighboring townships, the program came in at $148,920.

Roads on this year's list include Deer Spring Run, Tryaltan Lane, Calico Drive, Meadowood Drive and the parking area at Dean Hill Cemetery. The bid went to Shelly and Sands Inc. and Canfield Township is second on the list. The road paving will start in Boardman, proceed to Canfield, then on to Austintown.

By combining forces, the paving company doesn't have the big expense of moving equipment to each township individually on different dates. That resulted in a big savings. Trsutee Steve Maszczak said it is also affected by the price of oil at the time.

Trustee Marie Cartwright said, ''The excess in the budget could be put towards the Gibson Road project.''

Trustees also approved a resolution to approve Western Reserve Land Consultants to perform a land survey at the Township Community Park on Herbert Road at a cost not to exceed $400. The survey will be needed for a legal description on a lease agreement with the Cardinal Joint Fire District. The district is planning to construct a third fire station on the park property.

In other business:

* Trustees approved warrants and electronic payments totaling $107,242.28.

* Trustees agreed to hire Atty. Mark Finamore at a cost of $100 per hour for the legal requirements of the purchase to lease program with PNC Bank. The program involves the township's new plow and dump truck.

* Trustees agreed to meet in a special session at 2 p.m. on July 16 to discuss budgets, projects and the Canfield Fair display for the township.

* Trustees passed a resolution in support of the natural gas aggregation program with Interstate Gas Inc. The program would begin on Oct. 1, but Cartwright said she would like to see and compare the rate before the township commits to taking part in it along with Boardman and Austintown. Fiscal Officer Carmen Heasley said when the rates come in, the township will have to move fast to keep them.

* A representative from Lord of Life Lutheran Church addressed the township with a new program the church is starting up. The program is called ''The Gathering Place'' and is for seniors in the community to come and enjoy a get-together at the church. Down the road, the church would like to develop a senior center for seniors to meet and relax. Trustees were invited to a meeting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 19 to learn more about the effort.



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