Weather continues to be a bother in Salineville

SALINEVILLE — With the recent rains, ditches and other debris continue to be problems for the village road crews in Salineville.

Council spent much of last week’s meeting talking about various streets and alleys that needed some repairs and some projects which had already been addressed.

One resident on McGavern Road had asked about what can be done to keep water from going through the yard. The home reportedly sits about level with state Route 39. Council discussed the possibilities of a ditch or a catch basin with a drain in front of the property.

Other roads and alleys discussed included Foundry Hill, the intersection of Wick and East High Street, Salineville Road West, Old Monroeville Road, South Alley, Black Alley and Washington Street.

Mayor Linda Adams said she has discussed the issues on Beadle Road with the county engineer’s office and has been told they will look at it.

Additionally Adams said they have been notified by someone from ODOT that the Spring Street bridge may be eligible for a 90 percent funding project with the village responsible for 10 percent, such as engineering and environmental studies. Council has not decided whether or not to proceed, but the project would not be done until fiscal year 2023.

In addition to roads, council addressed the upcoming budget, which Fiscal Officer Donna Rudder said is very similar to last years, although she is using a different software system to complete it.

In other matters:

— Adams offered congratulations to the Salineville United Methodist Church, which is celebrating its 200th year as a congregation this year. She also offered congratulations for a local young artist, Trisha Wintermantel, who had her design selected for the T-shirts for the Columbiana County Park District’s annual Greenway Trail Walk/Ride Benefit. Finally, Adams offered condolences to families of the former sheriff David Smith and Doc Roberts, a former police officer for the village.

— Council voted to accept some office chairs and other equipment donated to the police department by Williams Oil and Gas Co.