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SANDY TWP. -- Sandy Township trustees have agreed to participate in the Ohio Department of Transportation's salt purchasing program for 2018.
"We get 400 tons each year," Road Supervisor Gary McKinney said.
However, McKinney noted that adding gravel to the salt creates more work for the township crews.
"The more gravel we add, the more berming work we have to do," he said. "On the roads that we don't use any grit on, we don't have any berming issues."
McKinney said if the township were to use more salt, he could cut down on the amount of berming work that must be done each spring and summer.
"The gravel that is used ends up collecting on the berm," he added. "That has to be removed or the water won't flow off of the road properly."
Currently, the township uses three parts ash, two parts gravel and one part salt for its winter road treatment.
McKinney also said he would check into a reported slippage in the roadway on Brookford Avenue SE.
Trustees also agreed to purchase two shift cables for the TS 100 tractor at a cost of $536.
Trustee Robert Fallot noted that the recent township cleanup days were a success, after a slow start due to rain on the first day.
"When the sun came out, so did the trash," he said. "We filled four containers."
Trustee Scott Welker lauded Waste Management for its participation.
"They are a great help," he said. "I'd like to thank them for doing this for us."
Fallot noted that the weather cooperated on the final two days.
"In the end, this doesn't cost the township a penny," he said.
In other business, trustees:
PAID bills totaling $6,654.45.
APPROVED a transfer of appropriations totaling $620 in the general fund.
The next regular meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. May 2 in township hall.