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Fall/winter season prep underway in township

October 31, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

As the weather turns, the township trustees are looking at getting important tasks done. One is street sweeping, specifically on Pheasant Run Drive and Cedar Park Drive.

Prior to a vote, trustees discussed the street sweeping. Trustee Joe Paloski questioned why the two streets were being singled out. Chairman Brian Governor said years of debris have cause ice to build up on the streets from sump pump use. He said the drainage would be blocked and the ice would move out onto the streets, causing a dangerous situation.

One of the problems involves the leaf build up. Trustee Marie Cartwright asked if the street cleaning could take place after the leaves fall. Administrator Keith Rogers said he would check into the latest the equipment is available.

On that note, trustees approved the street sweeping at $125 per hour, not to exceed $500.

On the issue of leaves, Rogers gave a report on the leaf pickup program. He said as of Oct. 23, only 10 bags of leaves have been picked up by the township road department crews.

"The leaves haven't dropped yet," Rogers said. "We may be looking at making the final pick up in December."

On a different issue, trustees unanimously approved the posting of Adeer Drive at 25 miles per hour. Rogers said because it is a sub-division road, there would not have to be a traffic study. All it took was residents requesting a posted speed limit and the township has the authority to post it. Rogers also noted that police can't ticket a speeder if the road is not posted.

In other business:

It was reported the township's health care cost through Aetna will be increasing 59 percent for 2019. "Governor said, "That's ridiculous" and said he would work to find better options.

Approval was given to pay warrants and electronic payments totalling $55,465.37 and purchase orders for $12,920.

Approval was given to invest $250,000 from the township's primary checking account into an account with UBS Bank of Salt Lake City, Utah to earn 3.05 percent interest over two years.

Approval was given to spend $620 for a smoke detector system at Public Works garage on Messerly Road and pay the quarterly monitoring fee. An additional $5,920 was approved for overhead door motor and remotes replacement.



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