Youngstown firm fined over license in Trumbull projects

WARREN — The Ohio Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors has renewed the license for a Youngstown engineering company doing work on Trumbull County sanitary sewer projects.

The company’s license had expired last summer.

John Greenhalge, the board’s executive director, said the board placed one requirement on ES&C International before it got the license renewal: a $1,000 fine. The company has paid the fine, and the license will be back in force by Friday, Greenhalge said.

ES&C’s annual license renewal was not received by last summer’s expiration date, Greenhalge said. The renewal was further delayed when ES&C turned in the application in November missing a signature, he said.

The company also let the license expire from July 1, 2004, through April 4, 2005, but one of the company’s principals, Sat Adlaka, has had a personal license from the board throughout that time period, Greenhalge said.

The company has worked on three differerent sanitary sewer projects in recent years — the Lakeshore Drive and East Central Bazetta sanitary sewer projects and the Scott Street project in Newton Township.

Greenhalge said any work ES&C did while it had no license was “not done legally.” But he said he is unaware of any sanction that has ever been brought against a company for doing engineering work without a current license.

Commissioner Paul Heltzel, when told the company had regained the license, said he had no comment on whether commissioners would take any action against ES&C because of the lapse. He said the matter has been referred to the county prosecutor’s office.

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