Spring projects main topic for Salineville council

SALINEVILLE — Snow may still be flying, but Salineville council are already gearing up for some spring projects, including the annual chip and seal list.

Mayor Linda Adams said the list of which streets they will be doing needs to be determined the end of March. Councilman Jim Wilson said he would like suggestions by the next meeting, which is scheduled for 6 p.m., March 4.

Additionally, with a lot of work going on currently on Maple Hill, Adams and Wilson discussed the need to determine a list of what repairs need to be made by American Electric Power. The company has been up on the hill lately working on the new substation and the village will need to give them a list of repairs needed to streets and curbs areas, which the heavy equipment they are taking up there are damaging.

Wilson pointed out work needs done to Maple Hill, but first they need to see what repairs are going to be made by AEP and when. The completion date of the substation is not yet known. Residents on Church Street, Maple Hill and the streets going off of Maple Hill will have water outages scheduled at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday. Buckeye Water District will be replacing some valves in that area. Those residents who have concerns should contact BWD.

Council also voted to accept a $330 check for damages in the area of Spring Street, when a large truck owned by USA Truck made a wrong turn and became stuck. Police Chief Matthew Devlin reportedly billed the company, which sent the check.

Wilson noted he also has a quote for the from someone interested in sweeping the street at the end of winter, but it would cost $130 per hour for a minimum of three hours and last time it was done it took five hours. Wilson said he does not think they can afford it this year.

In other matters:

— Gerald Joy, an East Main Street resident, asked council if something can be done about dogs defecating in town. Joy said he walked up one side of the street recently and saw a large pile on the sidewalk. So he walked back on the other side and came across a smaller pile. Adams and Councilwoman Sally Keating said they agree and would like to remind residents to clean up after their pets when they are walking them.

Further, Wilson and Patrolman Connor Bailey talked about loose dogs in town, urging Joy to call if he sees a dog at large, especially a vicious one. The village has a citation, which can be written against those allowing their dogs at large.

–Council passed an ordinance accepting the Ohio Basic Code for the police department again for 2019.