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Washingtonville salt bin nearly complete

October 3, 2012
Morning Journal News

WASHINGTONVILLE - Road Supervisor Ed Garrett said work on the new salt bin addition on Washington Street is about 90 percent complete.

Garrett, along with help from residents who have donated their time, has been working on it for about two weeks, he told village council on Monday.

All new lumber and wood sheeting (plywood) has been installed and costs have been kept down to $1,500, he said, adding they "might put doors on it."

"We've kept the cost down compared to our other options," he said.

Village officials decided to expand their local salt storage capacity after the vendor began charging a storage fee for the unused portion of its road salt order from last winter.

Councilwoman Becky Vignon said, "We appreciate the town's people volunteering all their time."

In other business, Assistant Police Chief Mark Husk recognized officers Ron Craig and Troy McKall for volunteering their time at Wick Park in Leetonia during the Artisan Festival.

The two fingerprinted children.

"We had quite a turnout," Husk said, adding he wanted to acknowledge them for doing it.

Husk also advised council that Police Chief Ken Faust will have joint birthday-retirement party from 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 13 at the New Waterford Eagles.

Faust will be turning 60 and retiring from the U.S. Army reserves.

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