LA CROFT-Liverpool Township Fire Chief Mike Bahen reported to trustees Monday night that a soda machine located outside of the township fire department had been vandalized, leading the chief to decide to install video cameras at the station.
Bahen told trustees the soda machines had been opened and "totally destroyed" some time Sunday night and discovered by fire fighters Monday morning. There have not yet been any clues as to who is responsible.
Bahen said the department plans to buy another machine and several security cameras to be placed at different locations around the property.
"We will have cameras for security at the fire station," said Bahen
When questioned by trustees as to how many cameras he plans to install and where, Bahen told trustees he plans to install enough cameras to monitor the entire station but declined to say specifically where they would be located.
In other business, trustees announced construction on John Campbell road is complete and the road is expected to open soon.
The focus of the construction project there was to replace a corrugated metal culvert pipe running under the roadway which was washed out by heavy rains July 10.
McCoy Construction carried out the job, replacing the old metal culvert with a new concrete one which can better withstand future rains.
The township was able to fund the majority of the project with a $34,110 grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission.