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Goshen trustees, residents learn about sales tax

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP — Township trustees recently hosted Mahoning County Engineer Pat Ginnetti to speak on the .25 percent sales tax on the November ballot.

Earmarked for county and township roads, the tax is expected to generate $9 million annually over five years, with $8 million for roads and $1 million for bridges. The $8 million will be split in half between the county and townships.

Trustee Shawn Mesler said township will receive a $50,000 base, plus additional funds per mile of township road. He said Goshen Township should receive approximately $170,000 each year.

In other business, trustees accepted the resignation of Recycling Coordinator Paul Manypenny effective Jan. 31. He has held the position since 2004

The trustees also promoted police officer James Dubiel to detective sergeant to oversee the detective bureau and supervise the Juvenile Detective division; officer Dominico Marchionda to patrol sergeant to oversee the patrol division; and part-time officer Kevin Ragan to part-time sergeant where he will be assigned the duties of training coordinator, grant writing, and all Internal Affair investigations.

Additionally, trustees accepted as a gift .1505 acres from Tom Wallace from his parent’s property adjacent to the shooting range driveway on state Route 534.

The board also approved Morris Casualty Insurance Agency for employee health insurance for 2022 at an increase of 1.4 percent. Trustee John Bricker noted many other companies are seeing 10 to 12 percent increases.

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