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Trustees get good report on electronics drive

October 17, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

The annual Green Team electronics drive for Canfield Township was a huge success, but was a little more than expected. The drive saw a lot of early show ups, and a lot more than the crews were ready for.

"We had traffic backed up on 446 and on 46 back to Leffingwell Road," said township administrator Kieth Rogers. "People were lining up at 8:15 a.m."

He said a police officer eventually showed up and helped get traffic under control

As for the numbers from the event which ran from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 22, the collection brought in 21,730 pounds of electronics and 6,841 pounds of televisions and monitors.

"We had 15 Canfield High School wrestlers there and they worked their tails off," Rogers said.

He added that many got a good deal with television. The event was advertised to accept televisions at $2 per inch across the width of the cabinet. The township received a last minute grant that lowered the price to just $1 per inch.

Trustee Marie Cartwright said there were a few that showed up with fliers from other electronics drive that stated the first television was free, then was $20 per unit after the first. She said the fliers were from other counties or were from older collections.

"We need to be careful to include the date when we advertise," Cartwright said.

On a different issue, trustees looked at alarm systems for Township Park on Herbert Road and the township's garage on Messerly Road. The discussion involved the placement of smoke detectors and a panic button on the AED device at the park's pavilion. To place the detectors at Township Park would cost an estimated $510 with a $39 per month monitoring fee.

It was stated that Township Park would be closing down for the winter on Nov. 5.

At the Messerly garage, the addition of a heat detector was discussed since there is a lot of welding that takes place there. Trustees gave their approval to spend up to $620 for the alarms and the $39-monthly, three-year contract for monitoring.

In other business:

Trustee Cartwright noted the September numbers for the Cardinal Joint Fire District's new ambulance service saw 101 EMS transports. She said none of the transport involving township residents would be charged to the resident. The resident may get a bill duplicate that is sent to the insurance company, but no resident would pay for the service out-of-pocket.

Approval was given to pay purchase orders totaling $16,481, and warrants and electronic payments totaling $102,600.37.



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