Dear Editor and Perry Township residents:
At the March 14 Board Meeting, our Perry Township Trustees decided to hire somebody to mow the roads this year. We will pay the established part-time labor rate of $11.50 an hour. Our part-time hire who works with the cemeteries will not begin mowing them until after the cleanup on the first weekend in April. He was told that he could now start picking up the sticks in the cemeteries.
Trustee Dusty Smith reported that about 150 feet of fence at the Cochran Cemetery is bad and needs replacement. The trustees will be getting estimates on replacing this bad section with chain link fencing. The trustees approved the following township road projects as submitted by the county engineer: Paving Bonner Road from the Highland County line to Barrett Road for $45,700 and cracking sealing and chip sealing Cross Road from Capps Road to Greenfield Sabina for $18,000.
The trustees decided not to do anything on Zimmerman Road until the issue with the culvert is settled. Trustee Smith informed that the township is responsible for the culverts and the county is responsible for the bridges on township roads. The trustees decided to go ahead with the widening of Ghormley Road near its junction with St. Rt. 41 without involving the county and agreed to get a bid on the project.
Trustee Tom Creachbaum asked about the status of the ditching beside Fannin’s and Trustee Smith said that he would again check with the county engineer department about this. The trustees approved a 4-H community project. The Young Atomic Farmers 4-H Club will construct and plant two flower containers in front of the township building. The club is also interested in cleaning the township hall kitchen as part of its community project.
The trustees held a special meeting about the Ghormley Road project on March 16 and moved to approve it. When I asked about specifics, I was informed that the project was awarded to Jay Cockerill Concrete for $6,500. Cockerill Concrete will supply labor and stone and the township will supply a $400 pipe.
Perry Township resident