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Osnaburg Township Cemetery toget turn around

By DONNA ROBINSON Press-News Writer Published: March 17, 2017 10:00 AM

Brian Lowery asked for the Osnaburg Township Trustees to sign a form giving their permission to allow an area in the cemetery to be used as a turn around as that would make it easy for visitors to turn around and not need to possibly run over a grave site. All agreed and signed.

Lowery asked the trustees to make some changes in burial spots for a family who own a couple lots, but since have acquired other lots. The trustees agreed to have the changes made. In this endeavor, it was agreed the township would buy back the burial spot that was no longer needed by the family.

It was also noted incorrectly in the last meeting story that an opening/closing cost $80. The correct amount is $800.

The trustees discussed whether employees for the township should receive pay when they attend scheduled meetings, but were not able to proceed with making decisions concerning the township due to the fact that they did not have enough people attending to form a quorum. They thought it was unfair for those attending not to be paid. In the past when there wasn't enough attendance to form a quorum, those attending were not paid. They felt if someone signed up to attend they should be sure to attend unless an emergency caused that change.

Fiscal Officer Lowery talked about audits for the fiscal officer. He noted that audits could be a soft audit or a state audit. A soft audit would cost $2,500, while a state audit would be $4,000. Brian suggested the state audit would be better for a couple more years, as he would feel more comfortable with his work being checked more often, and if any problems came up, he could learn from them.

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Lee Gonsalez reported trees needing attention were on Parks Ave, Weimer Dr., Westfall, Neimans, and Fairhill. Gonzalez placed 30' of 10" culvert at Valleybrook and Lotz Ave., unplugged a culvert on Hedgerose, ran Dura Patcher on Pekin, Orchardview, Lotz, Hillchurch, Hein, Westfall, Mapleton, and Argle, and worked on grates for the fire department.

Estimate from DBI Services for spraying guardrails and road signs at a cost not to exceed $403.84. Motion made by Trustee Griffith, not to exceed this cost. Motion passed.

Fire Chief Shearer informed the trustees that Rich donated a washing machine to the fire department so the employees could clean their uniforms. David Tess resigned from the fire department, and the trustees accepted his resignation.

Calls made for the month: advanced life support 19, fire calls 7. One assist from Louisville Fire Department on a motor vehicle accident.

Dorothy Bucher reported on the property located 6940 Oakfield NE.

There have been more complaints concerning the items in the yard, such as a mattress/box spring, two truck beds, tires, wheelchair, wood pallets and more.

The next township meeting is Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Township Hall.

Those wishing to speak should call 330-488-0235.


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