Perry Township happenings


Dear Editor and Perry Township residents:

During the April 11 board meeting our Perry Township trustees decided to look at a used 2005 Ford truck with a snow plow blade that is for sale for $5,000 by an area landscape company. Our part-time hire informed that the township Dodge truck needs a new back tire that will cost $150.

The trustees had no objections about the renewal of the liquor licenses for Pettit’s and Buckeye Hills. Trustee Tom Creachbaum asked our part-time hire if the mowers were ready to go and the part-time hire stated that he has mowed the township building lot and, also, the abandoned lot across the street.

Fiscal officer Howard Smith informed that it is not an easy process to put billing for such mowing on the owner’s property tax bill. After some discussion the trustees agreed to stop the mowing of the abandoned properties in New Martinsburg.

Fiscal officer Smith told the trustees that Ace Truck and Body in Grove City sent a $253 bill for a polyurethane spinner. When Smith inquired about the bill with Ace, he was told the spinner was purchased by a person named Nate. Smith thought the issue was settled after telling Ace that a Nate did not work for our Perry Township, but he just received a second bill today. The trustees knew nothing about the purchase and assumed that it is misdirected to our township, perhaps belonging to the county. Our fiscal officer will look into this matter further.

When the April bills were read, I noticed that the township is paying Melvin Stone $1,282 for the stone used for the widening of Ghormley Road near its junction with State Route 41. When the $6,500 contract was awarded to Jay Cockerill Concrete, it was my understanding that Cockerill Concrete would supply the stone, but the contract was for labor only. So sorry for this error in my March letter to the editor.

The trustees held a special meeting on April 14 to approve the purchase of the Ford pickup with a snow plow that was mentioned at the April 11 meeting. The truck, according to the trustees, is a four-wheel drive, 2002 year model with 100,000 miles. It has new tires and recently had $2,500 in service work. The truck was purchased from Optimal Outdoor Solutions for the asking price of $5,000.

Janet Anderson

Perry Township resident

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