Mahoning County township officials seek road levy

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP — Mahoning County township officials have formally asked commissioners to place a road levy on the November ballot.

Township Trustee Shawn Mesler reported the township trustee association has requested the commissioners to place a proposed one quarter percent sales tax for road improvements on the November ballot.

The levy would generate approximately $8 million specifically for road maintenance, with $50,000 going to each township and the remainder divided based on road mileage. Goshen Township would receive approximately $171,570.

In other business, trustees agreed to use a NOPEC Community Energy Grant to host a safety day, introducing the community to safety forces, police and fire departments, in October at the administration building. The exact date will be announced at a later time.

Trustees had to file a project and date with NOPEC before June 30.

Also at the meeting, trustees accepted a bid of $175 for surplus equipment from Carl Bartholow; vacated the alley on the Larry Wallace property known as “11 foot alley that runs under the garage,” hired Hoyle West, Jr. as a part-time police officer and accepted $4,900 for an additional 27 trees at the shooting range on state Route 534.

Also at the meeting, Damascus Fire Chief Derek Day reported the department’s Night at the Races fundraiser is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 9.

Recycling Coordinator Paul Manypenny reported the annual scrap/appliance/metal drive netted 24,500 pounds and township received $2,460 for scrap sold. He also reported the annual tire/electronics drive and Customer Appreciation Day will be Sept. 25 at the Seacrist Road garage and the next Mahoning County HazMat collection will be held Oct. 2 at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

The next trustees meeting has been changed to 7 p.m. July 8 at the administration building.


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