Four Goshen roads scheduled for resurfacing

GOSHEN CENTER — The Mahoning County Engineer’s Office will starting its paving projects soon, with four Goshen Township roadways slated for work .

Goshen Trustee Bob McCracken reported Monday night the engineer’s office will begin its paving project on Aug. 19. He said he was told it will start in Boardman, Austintown and Poland, then shift to the west side of the county and move east.

The township is scheduled to have the following roadways paved: Pine Lake Road between state Route 45 and Goshen Road; Pine Lake Road between Smith Goshen Road and state Route 534; Western Reserve Road between Duck Creek and Huxley roads; and Middletown Road between state routes 14 and 534.

In other business, the trustees authorized McCracken to prepare and submit an application for an Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) grant that would pave and improve drainage on Smith Goshen Road between state Route 165 and Middletown Road. The township’s share of the project would be $78,303 (46.3 percent of the total project cost).

At a special meeting last month, the trustees agreed to include the drainage in the project. It increases the township’s share of the cost by $13,575.

The trustees also authorized Fiscal Officer Tom Knoedler to draft a letter for the trustees agreeing to pay the matching funds if the grant is awarded.

The paving project was planned prior to Rob Spencer, who lives on that stretch of road, being named as trustee.

Additionally the trustees approved a drainage project along French Street in Damascus between Fourth Street and the brick alley. Roads Supervisor Matt Springer provided an estimate of $1,200 in materials for the project and said there are five residents so far who are willing to share the cost.

Trustees also granted permission for Springer to crown the tractor pull track at the Goshen Ruritan Center Park for the winter.