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Trustees consider house demo

December 19, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

At the Canfield Township meeting on Dec. 11, trustees discussed a request from the Canfield Zoning Department to consider the demolishing of two houses in the township.

According to Township Administrator Keith Rogers, one of the houses in question is on Messerly Road.

"It has two to three feet of water in the basement and the roof is caving in," he told trustees.

A second house is on Fairway and is also abandoned.

As to budgeting to demolish the homes, Fiscal Officer Carmen Heasley mentioned it could carry a hefty price tag.

"In 2010 we took down a house on Burgett Lane at a cost of $30,000," she said.

Trustees made no decision on the two houses in question, but will revisit it next year.

Trustees did pass a temporary budget that needed a lot of work before a permanent 2019 budget can be put in place. The budget had anticipated revenues of $2,000,433.41 and appropriations totaling $2,542,433.60.

On a different note, the trustees did agree on hiring a full time public works maintenance worker. Brian Schiele was accepted for the position.

"The need is there and we feel we can make this work," said Chairman Brian Governor about the hiring.

In other business:

Trustees heard a complaint on an excessive barking dog on Southern Hills Court.

Trustee Joe Paloski reported he is still working on a new design for the official Canfield Township flag.

Trustees approved paying warrants and electronic payments totaling $97,665.60 and one blanket certificate for $200.



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