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Summit Drive tops township agenda

February 20, 2019
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

Summit Drive, of U.S. Route 224 in the township, took center stage at the Feb. 12 Canfield Township meeting. Trustees approved a study to be conducted on the road that would bring it up to county standards.

Chris Kogelink from C.T. Consultants addressed the trustees regarding funding for a study of Summit Drive. He said Eastgate has $30,000 to spend for engineering studies on different roads in the county.

"The study would allow for the analysis of problem roads that could qualify for an OPWC (Ohio Public Works Commission) grant," Kogelink said.

He said Summit Drive fits the bill for the Eastgate funding. He said the study would cost an estimated $10,000 and of that, the township would have to kck in $4,000.

Kegelink said Summit needed widened and brought up to county standards. Other details for the project would include adding curbs to the cross section and perhaps connecting to the U.S. Route 224 curbing.

"I would like to incorporate a walk section on one side of Summit," said Township Administrator Kieth Rogers.

Kogelink said one side of Summit has poles and manhole covers that would make widening a challenge. The other side had the water and gas lines and could see the addition of a walk lane.

Another addition to the wants list was made by Trustee Marie Cartwright. She asked to have a center turn lane added at 224.

All the ideas could be put into the study. The study would be needed for an OPWC application for funding. The study would give Canfield Township an edge in applying, since the engineering study would be done.

Trustees voted to approved the township share for funding the study.

At the meeting, Major Jeff Allen was present and gave his quarterly report of police activity for the township. During the past three months, the Sheriff's Department handled 21 domestic calls, one stalking (menacing) call, three thefts, three drug arrests, one felonious assault arrest, two breaking and entering, one burglary, one car theft that was recovered and warrants issued, one OVI, one firearm removal, two rape investigations, and countless reports of identity fraud.

During public presentation, Allen was asked a question from Summit Drive resident Stephanie Clark. She first thanked Allen for helping deal with the speed complaints on the street.

"We have a speed trailer set up on Summit Drive," Allen said. "It collects data and it does have the capacity to take photographs."

He said the speeding seems to be coming from a resident of the road, but his department will keep an eye on it.

In other business:

Trustees gave approval to advertise for bids for lawn mowing, maintenance, weed removal and clean up for nuisance properties in the township.

Trustees gave approval to advertise for park lawn maintenance with bids to be opened on March 11 at 10 a.m.

Rogers and Zoning Inspector Traci DeCapua were approved to attend the Storm Water Conference in Sharonsville in March.

A liquor permit transfer for the Phoenix was not challenged by trustees.

Trustees approved the payments of warrants and electronic payments totaling $66,011.50 and purchase orders totaling $33,15.65.



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