Austintown trustees plan renewal levy, buy 10 properties

For the record


WHAT: Township trustees meeting Monday

PRESENT: Doug McGlynn, Ken Carano, Jim Davis


l Approved the purchase of 10 vacant parcels for the sum of $10,000;

l Approved proceeding with the submission of a five-year, 0.6 mill renewal levy for the purpose of current expenses;

l Approved a time change of the Dec. 23 meeting to 6 p.m.;

l Declared four properties a nuisance and two junk vehicles;

l Approved demolition of a single-family home at 117 N. Navarre Ave. after it was declared unsafe and structurally defective by the Austintown Township fire inspector;

l Increased cemetery fund appropriations to $57,000;

l Approved a $25,000 advance from the general find to the communications fund;

l Scheduled a public hearing for proposed amendment 2019-02-Z for 7 p.m. Jan. 13;

l Heard from the park department that Christmas trees can be dropped off Austintown Township park to be recycled. Residents are reminded to remove all ornaments and lights from the trees, and follow signs in the park to the drop-off location. In the spring, the trees will be dumped in ponds and lakes to make habitats for fish;

l Announced that nonperishable food items for the Austintown Middle School pantry can be dropped off at the township hall, in the lobby of the police station and fire station one, and at the senior center.

• Allie Vugrincic


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