Trustees receive two important township updates

CALCUTTA — Trustees received updates Tuesday on the condition of two St. Clair Township properties previously deemed questionable.

The complaints had been in regard to a mobile home on Duke Road that reportedly was not installed properly and possibly set up without a proper permit, while the other was concerning a Cannons Mill Road property with multiple junk vehicles.

Township resident Lynn Grimm presented a completed nuisance report to trustees about the Duke Road site, which in addition to the mobile home complaint, also received complaints about debris and appliances strewn throughout the grounds.

Grimm said she contacted the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission, with whom mobile home owners must fill out an application and receive a permit to set up a trailer. Grimm said she learned that no permit was issued for that residence.

“I just wanted them to clean that up and do it right,” she said.

Grimm also provided a paper for the township to post, which requires mobile home owners to apply for a permit before they can start to reside there and clean up the garbage or face possible fines.

The appliances have been removed, Grimm told trustees, but other debris was still on the property at the time.

Trustees agreed to send the information to the St. Clair Township Police Department to address the matter.

Meanwhile, trustees again discussed the Cannons Mill Road situation where a property owner reportedly has close to 50 vehicles stored. Tires also are stacked on the property.

Trustees said it’s unclear at this point if it is a registered business with a license to handle junk vehicles. They also plan to see about the possibilityt of an inspector visiting the property.

In other business:

— Trustees tabled a proposal for a service-plus contract from Balzer’s Heating and Air Conditioning, which would handle maintenance on the township’s heating and cooling. Trustees want to review the matter further and receive more information on price quotes.

— The board also tabled a request from the East Liverpool-Calcutta Garden Club to hang a collage of garden photos inside the Peter Metrovich Community Center, where the club currently holds meetings. Trustees requested more information as to how large the picture will be, while Trustee James Hall expressed some concern the photos were mostly of East Liverpool, with not much mention or appearance of Calcutta included despite the club representing both East Liverpool and Calcutta.

— Trustees approved the reading of bills, which totaled $105,768.71. The breakdown included three EFT vouchers totaling $25,841.21, as well as road department payroll ($4.531.58), police department payroll ($18,976.14), administration payroll ($191.01), elected officials ($2,360.17), payment withholdings ($2,730.32), and invoices ($51,128.28).

— Trustees also approved the invoice of $12,957.73 for the Columbiana County Engineer’s office for this summer’s line-striping program, and a line-item transfer of $6,454.38 from the general fund to the debt retirement fund to handle the mortgage payment on the Township Administration Building.

The next trustees’ meeting is scheduled for noon Dec. 12 at the Township Administration Building, Pugh Road, Calcutta.