Main Street potholes still a problem for Salineville

SALINEVILLE – Village council discussed plans to patch some of the sizable pot holes along Main Street and forcing the gas and water companies responsible for some of them to chip in on the effort.

Head of the street committee Councilman Brian Tedeschi said some of the holes were dug by Columbia Gas and Buckeye Water District during resent gas and water line projects. However other holes were left by the village street department.

He told council he has been working with street commissioner Ralph Ross to determine who is responsible for the which pot holes. Ross estimated that four holes on Main Street were created by Columbia Gas and about three were the result of BWD construction.

Tedeschi said the time is right to patch the potholes as blacktop is currently about $85 per ton, and Ross would have extra help from summer youth program workers. Ross told council members it would likely take eight tons of blacktop to fill all the pot holes. Council approved the purchase of eight tons of black top from Lash Paving in Stratton. Tedeschi agreed to contact Columbia Gas and the BWD to determine responsibility.

In other business, members of the Salineville Girl Scout Troop 80050 introduced themselves to council. Troop leader Denise Everhart, and co-leaders Angel Robertson and Jennifer Joy, asked council if there is anything they could do as community service projects. They told council their roughly 30 members grades kindergarten through 12 would like to clean up and replant flower beds behind village hall. Council agreed to allow them to do so. The Girl Scout leaders said they are always looking for new community service ideas. They asked anyone with any suggestions for projects or interested having their child become a member to call Everhart at 330-771-7174 or Robertson at 330-831-2313.