Perry Township happenings

Dear Editor and Perry Township residents:

The monthly Perry Township board meeting was held on Feb. 13 at the township hall. During the brief meeting, the trustees signed the 2017 mileage certificate of 20.56 township roads. Trustee Dick Wilson volunteered to continue representing the township to Fayette County EMA for another two years. The trustees moved to purchase a new set of chains for the snow plow truck since the current chains are ruined because the box rusted into them.

Trustee Tom Creachbaum reported that they took the ride with the county and the township roads are in pretty good shape. The county will give estimates on a couple of questionable roads. Creachbaum also informed that the county will have a tax foreclosure auction on the Tigner property. The trustees noted that the township will be offered ownership of the property if it is not sold after several auctions, and discussed the cleanup of the Tigner property. Trustee Dusty Smith cautioned against doing anything to cleanup the property at this time as the sale, if any, would probably not bring enough money to repay the township for a special assessment placed on the property tax for such a cleanup. And should the township eventually take ownership of the Tigner property, the township can then cleanup the property. The trustees decided to wait to see what happens with the auction. Upon my questioning, Smith did confirm that the township already has one cleanup assessment ($3,625) on the Tigner property.

Janet Anderson

Perry Township resident