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Liverpool Township does some financial housekeeping

LACROFT — Liverpool Township trustees met Tuesday afternoon at their administrative building, and all were present.

Road Superintendent Chris Bosworth told trustees that the department used 19,900 gallons of emulsion this year and wrapped up their chip and seal program. He said that he has contacted the gas department regarding the damage to the road and the township will be reimbursed $900. Trustees also gave Bosworth permission to purchase $2,000 worth of cold patch and spend $2,344.32 on service for the skidloader.

He also said that he removed line striping from Dunn Road as the road was not chipped and sealed this year and is in the need for two rear tires at a cost of $2,000, which was approved.

Among the actions were trustee approval of supplemental appropriations to department funds: $3,000 for fire (fuel), $2,000 for police (natural gas), $5,000 for cemetery (property services) as well as a reallocation of $7,000 from the Road and Bridge Fund’s principle payment notes to $4,000 (repair and maintenance) and $3,000 (operating supplies) line items.

Fiscal Officer Shirley Flati also reported that the township received $230.30 from the motor fuel tax that she applied for in January for the Road Department. She also said that she completed all the July bank reconciliation as well as recommendations from the Ohio Township Risk Management Administration (OTARMA), and she completed her part of the policy recommendations, job descriptions and forms for the trustees to review. She also submitted the tax levy to the Columbiana County Board of Elections.

Trustee Mike Bahen shared the fire department report in the fire chief’s absence and explained the timeline on the two fire trucks currently being built for the township but was unsure about when they would arrive.

Police Chief Jared Kinemond reported that one of the cruisers was involved in an accident and the insurance company is unsure whether to total the vehicle or make the repairs. He also said that he was declined for a drug awareness to establish D.A.R.E. as they didn’t have any openings left for the department to join the program. However, he did go ahead and pursue a grant through the insurance company. Kinemond also updated that East Liverpool City Schools did approve the updated School Resource Officer contract.

During the public portion, Devin Martin, of Ada Street, requested information regards to vacating an alley to cut down on traffic near his home. He was told that he needed to approach Columbiana County Commissioners and the county engineer.

Marion Perkins, who coordinates the township’s litter control program, reported that between six and eight workers for litter cleanup Aug. 27. He asked for two cruisers to aid in the safety of the workers, who will be provided by the Juvenile Court, and a box of trash bags during the three-and-a-half hour cleanup. He also is requesting workers from Juvenile Court in late September.

Trustees next will meet at 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the administration building.

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