Weathersfield awards pact for new salt-storage building

By Mary R. Smith

MINERAL RIDGE — Weathersfield Township trustees have awarded a contract for a new salt-storage building to Miller Builders of Apple Creek, Ohio, at a cost of $74,928.

The building is to be 50 feet wide by 60 feet deep and will put the township’s salt under cover for the first time. It will be located across from township garages at the administration building at 1451 Prospect Street. The building also will be used to store equipment.

Trustees approved an additional amount not to exceed $10,000 for the salt building for additional options.

Residents who want brush to be chipped by the township must contact the township office at (330) 652-6326 by Friday. Township crews will chip brush for individual residents, but Friday is the last day.

Trustees also warned residents against outside burning, which is prohibited by law. Numerous calls are being received about outside burning at the township office, Trustee James Stoddard said.

Fire Chief Randy Pugh said the standard course of action is to issue a verbal warning, then a written warning and then a citation to Niles Municipal Court. Fines can be between $500 to $1,000, at the discretion of the court.

Trustees also declared a nuisance a property at 3112 Trumbull Ave., McDonald, which starts the process of having the Trumbull County Health Board condemn the building.

Probationary firefighters who were promoted to firefighters effective Tuesday are: Chuck Colburn, James MacSkimming, Travis Spithler and Lisa Story.

Trustees will have a public hearing for proposed zoning amendments at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the township administration building. A zone change of properties located within McKinley Heights along U.S. Route 422 from Residential A, C, and Commercial B to Commercial C will be under consideration. Also to be reviewed is a new section on Outdoor Wood Furnaces.

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