WEATHERSFIELD TOWNSHIP Administrator offers praise for incoming chief

Reminder: Don't park on certain streets when it snows.
MINERAL RIDGE -- Capt. Joseph P. Consiglio will become Weathersfield Township police chief March 1, replacing Sam Pagano, who will retire Feb. 28 after 30 years.
Township administrator David Pugh said at Tuesday's trustees meeting that Consiglio & quot;has already brought some nice ideas to the table. & quot;
Consiglio, whose experience in police work dates to 1974 when he served as a Trumbull County deputy sheriff. He joined the Weathersfield force in 1984 as a reserve officer and was hired as a full-time patrolman in December that year.
He became a detective with the department in 1985 and was promoted to captain in 1991.
He and his wife, Nancy, have four children.
Salary: As chief, Consiglio will earn $45,415, the same as Pagano, who was not given a raise by trustees in December 2001 along with other administrators and personnel because trustees knew he planned to retire and will be receiving a check for accrued sick leave and vacation time.
Consiglio will recommend to trustees how to fill the captain's position.
Trustees, meanwhile, reminded residents there is no parking on designated streets during snowstorms.
He noted that in the last snowstorm, many residents still parked on the roads, even though a snow emergency had been declared.
He said the township can have vehicles towed or ticketed in an emergency parking ban.
Trustees will conduct their next caucus at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 and have changed the date of their next regular meeting to March 5 at 7 p.m.

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