Levy to focus on the future

LA CROFT – Township trustees looked toward the future during a brief regular meeting Monday evening.

According to Steve Betteridge, trustees have completed all the necessary criteria for the 4-mill road levy they hope to place before township voters in November and submitted all the documentation to the county board of elections. “We’re waiting on the paperwork to come back on how it will be written on the November ballot,” he said.

Trustees have been in contact with officials from the county EMA about obtaining emergency supplies, including cots, blankets and pillows, for the fire station in Dixonville, with an eye toward being able to use the station as a temporary emergency shelter for local residents. “In case of a bad storm, an extended power outage, we could give them a warm place to go,” Betteridge said.

The supplies would be purchased through grants applied for by the EMA.

Three pieces of old township equipment have been prepared for sale to the public and will be available for prospective buyers to view at the Liverpool Township Fire Department Station 8 at 2360 Sherwood Ave.

They include two decommissioned fire department squad trucks – a 1984 GMC one-ton utility box truck with 23,846 miles and a 1976 Ford one-ton flatbed with 19,851 miles – which were replaced last year by a pair of new mini-pumpers.

The third is a 1948 Ford 8N tractor, which was used until the end of last year to cut grass on township property. For this year, trustees have contracted with Grace Services of Youngstown to handle mowing duties in the township.

Written bids will be accepted for each piece of equipment, either by mail or fax, until noon on Monday, Aug. 4, when bids will be reviewed and chosen at that evening’s trustees meeting at 7 p.m. Mailed bids should go to P.O. Box 1064, East Liverpool, OH 43920 or be faxed to 330-386-6188.