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Citizens voice concerns about dilapidated property

By DONNA ROBINSON Press-News Writer Published: August 4, 2017 10:00 AM

Residents attended the July 24 Osnaburg Township meeting asked trustees about the property at 6180 15th St. NE.

The trustees were informed that very little clean up has been done since the last meeting. Zoning Inspector Dorothy Bucher suggested contacting the health department to explain the situation with the trash and the smell of decaying critters.

Letters have been sent to the property owners with no reply.

A hearing was held on the property located at 7455 Hillchurch S.E. The renter and a neighbor who had concerns about the property shared their thoughts with the trustees. Brian Lowery brought up some pictures on a screen of the property to point out some of the concerns. The picture showed the destruction of the street in front of the property due to four wheelers spinning their tires. One neighbor stated she is fearful for the lives of the children who play along side the roadway. The renter said she would work on getting things cleaned up.

A letter was sent to the residents at 7271 Westfall St. SE. concerning the many animals they have on the property, including dogs, cats, sheep, a donkey, chickens and others. The health department will be contacted concerning the property.

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Bucher turned in $147 for a total of $2,769.50 for the month.

A culvert on Valleybrook has not been replaced.

Lee Gonzalez reported he and his crew picket up a mattress, road sign and garbage on Mapleton Street; cleaned trees and limbs off a roadway; swept Hein and Weimer; and fixed a catch basin on Baker Street.

Osnaburg Township was not able to take a patient to the hospital, so it called the Louisville Fire Department, who transported the patient. It was noted that if a patient does not, have insurance the township will cover the cost of transportation.

Since Louisville was able to transport this patient, the East Canton Fire Department will cover any cost the insurance does not cover.

Shawn Nelson has joined the Osnaburg Fire Department. He was on the department in 2004, but left to work for Perry Township.

Lowery reported he received $550 for two lots at Mapleton and $1,600 for two prepaid opening/closing at Mapleton. He stated the charge for mowing all the cemeteries in the township was $795.


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