Salem sent bill for its share of Butcher slag

FRANKLIN SQUARE – Salem Township Fiscal Officer Cathy Wilms said Salem will be sent a bill for 60 tons of No. 7 slag that was used on a quarter-mile section of Butcher Road they share in maintaining.

During Wednesday’s meeting, Trustee Chairman Bill Heston said they spoke with city officials about the work which was agreed to by both.

In other business, Wilms said the Leetonia Fire Department, which provides fire protection for part of the township submitted its quarterly report; and trustees approved the June 2014 check reconciliation report.

Constable Dan Valentine said this is the time of year for roofing and home improvement scammers and noted there was one group going around to businesses and attempting to sell flat-screen televisions to them.

Another group was attempting to sell Teddy Bears by claiming a connection to Leetonia and asking for a donations to a kids party in the area.

Valentine said that while Salem Township hasn’t been hit too hard, thefts from vehicles were picking up in the surrounding areas.

He advised residents to keep their vehicles locked.

Trustees also approved a purchase order for the street department in an amount not to exceed $400 for a hydraulic cylinder for the John Deere riding mower and Heston commended the department on its road work in preparation for the summer chip and seal program.