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Windsor Trustees doing good job for residents

Published 12:00am Sunday, January 27, 2013

I read with interest the article about Donald “Bear” Adkins picking up his petitions to run again for Windsor Township Trustee, a position he previously held for 24 years but lost in 2009. He also lost in 2011 when he ran for fiscal officer.

One of the reasons Mr. Adkins is giving for running is that he would like to see the roads blacktopped. He has lived in the township his whole life and the township roads have never been paved.

It makes me wonder about what his priorities were when he was in office all those years.

Mr. Adkins is quoted as saying, “I’d like to get the county to take control of the township to better serve the people of the township.” I am not knowledgeable enough about the Ohio Constitution or the Ohio Revised Code to comment on whether there are provisions in either of them that would allow that but I question why there would be a need for elected trustees if that were the case.

As the fiscal officer of the township, I would like to point out that in 2011 the trustees applied for FEMA funds and received more than $104,000 to repair two major slips, replace culverts and replace stone in 2012.

In 2012 they applied for Round 27 of the State Issue 1 Program for joint resurfacing projects. If approved the township will pay a percentage of the cost for blacktopping on a township road and the Ohio Public Works Commission will pay the balance.

In my opinion the current trustees are doing a fine job.

Timmy Hayes


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