Residents attended the Osnaburg Township meeting and informed trustees a house on Cloveridge has been abandoned and the windows are covered over with plywood. They pointed out that John Kasnic signed a new law that makes it illegal to board up windows with plywood. The only way a window can be closed off is with a plastic cover.
The neighbors informed trustees they have witnessed cars backing up to the house after 11 p.m., and they questioned why anyone would stop at a house that was abandoned and all boarded up. Trustees will send a letter to the owner of the property explaining the new law for boarding up abandoned property with plywood is illegal. The clear plastic allows the law to see if there would be any illegal activity taking place in the abandoned property.
Zoning Inspector Dorothy Bucher informed trustees of the property at 6940 Oakfield NE, with the need for a clean up. A hearing has been set for Monday, May 8, 8 p.m. at the Township Hall to address this matter. Bucher turned in $1,108 for permits.
Brian Lowery informed trustees the cemeteries in the township have guidelines when visitors place items at the burial headstone. The rule is to place items no more then 12 inches from the headstone. Placing them farther out then the 12 inches makes it impossible to mow the cemetery. Lowery pointed out he has seen some areas where people have placed decorations in a row that would cover two or four burial spots in a row.
Road Superintendent Lee Gonzalez informed trustees the Township Hall is in need of garage-door repairs and or replacement. He found a company that could do the complete job of door replacement, which would include cement and plastic grates for a cost of $5,150. He noted another company's quote for door replacement was $23,000. Trustee Kris Vincent noted these estimates should be looked into before choosing which company to go with. A motion was made to purchase two garage doors, one for $684.26 and another for $797.26. The motion was passed.
Gonzalez reported road work he and his team has done in the past two weeks. This includes measuring for new culvert on Valleybrook, measuring for culvert replacement on Hillchurch and Neimans, fixing a turn around on Weimer Dr., checking catch basin at Neimans and Clearhaven, putting 50 feet of culvert in on Valleybrook, trying to unplug a culvert on Westfall, and picking up tires on Fairhell, Hillchurch and Mitchell.
Fire Chief Rich Shearer informed trustees he is working with Robertsville on purchasing a tanker.
Fire calls: 26; Advanced Life Support calls 24 (two of which were for fire); Mutual Aid, one assist to Canton Fire Department and one assist from Louisville.