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Salineville looks to get truck repaired so road work can begin

SALINEVILLE — While the village would like to get some streets repaired and patched, council first had to vote to spend more than $3,500 to get the dump truck repaired.

Councilman Jim Wilson explained they have been having the truck worked on in one location and have now taken it somewhere else, but so far have been unable to get it fixed. It is now believed the problem is the catalytic converter, which will cost $2,016 for the part alone.

Council voted to get the work done and will wait until the next meeting, when the truck is hopefully in good working order to begin getting the hot patch needed to fill some holes around the village, including state Route 39 coming into town, near the railroad tracks and at state Route 164 where it turns south.

However work has been done on state Route 644 near the cemetery, where dirt was removed from the edge hopefully to help with drainage. A leak was repaired in the gas tank of the grader.

Besides approving the repairs on the truck, council voted on the annual resolution to exclude the city of Salem from the Local Government Funding.

In other matters:

— The next meeting of council is scheduled for 6 p.m., June 15. If the public wishes to address council, they are asked to drop a letter at village hall by 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting and it will be read at the meeting. Because of coronavirus, the meetings are not open to the public, but can be viewed at 6 p.m. on the Facebook page — Salineville, Ohio Village.

— A finance committee meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, June 5.

— The Board of Public Affairs asks anyone filling a swimming pool to contact the water department within 30 days of doing so in order to get a credit. However, there is no credit for watering flowers and gardens or pressure washing a house or a deck.

djohnson@mojonews.com

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