Trustees welcome new lieutenant

BOARDMAN — Firefighter Joel Wharry has moved up to the position of lieutenant.

“We had seven apply for the position,” said fire Chief Mark Pitzer. “Joel was selected from our top three. He already holds a certificate as a fire safety inspector and can hit the ground running.”

Fellow firefighters, family and friends showed up for the event.

Township fiscal officer William Liecht handled the oath and immediately afterward, Wharry’s girlfriend Sierra Fox handled the pinning of Wharry’s new badge.

In other township business Monday, Krista Beniston, director of zoning and development, reported she mailed500 letters requesting rental registration and has another 2,000 that just recently went out. She said the letters are sent to suspected rental property owners.

“When an owner doesn’t match the property address, we will send out a letter,” she said.

Rental owners typically are not listed as main residents of the property. If for any reason a person is listed with a different address, but are the only residents of the property, Beniston said they need to call the zoning office and get it straightened out.

“If you feel you received the letter in error, contact us immediately,” she said.

Also Monday. transfer of a D5 liquor permit from St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, 5225 South Ave., to Annapurna Foods LLC, dba Cafe India, 813 Boardman Poland Road, was approved.



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