Trustees hopes to add to repaving project

COLUMBIANA – Fairfield Township trustees expect to take action to combine paving two miles of Crestview Road with county road work at the next meeting.

Road Supervisor Mel Miller said Thursday he will speak with the county engineer’s office about the project which the township estimates will cost it $270,000.

The county will pave about seven miles of nearby road later in the summer.

Miller proposed three other options to trustees but Trustee Chairman Bob Hum said with the county paving seven miles he didn’t see why they shouldn’t see if they could “piggyback” on its project.

Trustee Barry Miner pointed out the high cost of paving after Miller provided three alternative options ranging in price for $261,000 to $316,000.

Crestview Road from Fairfield School Road to state Route 170 is in the paving area, and Miller said it included line-striping.

In other business, trustees passed a resolution to pay Central Allied Construction the remainder of what it owed for improvements on Esterly Drive in the amount of $67,612.

Trustees also approved a $10,000 purchase order for Morton Salt relative to the summer road salt contract; and approved a $2,000 purchase order for catch basins from Quaker City Septic.

Miller said the department has worked on mowing, finished up with the rotary ditchers and has prepared berms for the chip and seal program; the department has been receiving 6M stone for the chip and seal program and has 700 tons currently on site.

Also, Zoning Officer Kymberly Seabolt reported on inspecting a property that was damaged by fire, saying it had been cleaned up, in her opinion.

Trustee Carl Garwood commended the road department for its “great job of mowing and ditching” and Hum wondered about the township holding used/damaged/discarded electronics drive, similar to its tire drive.