Leetonia takes action to protect roadways

LEETONIA — Village Council took action last week to protect village roadways in the event of damage during non-village projects.

Council approved an emergency resolution establishing requirements for contractors to repair roadways that are damaged during projects conducted by a company other than the village. For example, if Columbia Gas has to remove pavement to fix a pipe, the updated resolution will stipulate what the company will have to do to fix the roadway.

Council earlier this month suggested the updated resolution in reference to previous discussions regarding damage to roadways, particularly along Columbia Street, that was not properly addressed, leaving the village responsible for the repairs.

In other business, council officially transferred $25,400.04 from the Mayor’s Court Computer Fund to the general fund. Council last month had authorized Village Solicitor Walter Newton to seek approval from the Columbiana County Commons Pleas to transfer money from the fund to the general fund since there is no longer a Mayor’s Court in the village.

Also at the meeting, Police Chief Allen Haueter reported his department had secured a grant for bullet proof vests. The grant will cover $4,293.82, with the village responsible for $1,431.28.

The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 5 at village hall.