Porter Trustees consider road issues

Published 10:53 am Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WHEELERSBURG — The Porter Township Trustees, on Monday evening, moved to adopt resolutions related to road maintenance and speed studies in the township.

Their first action on road and bridge business was to adopt a resolution authorizing the township’s entry into a joint road maintenance project with the Scioto County Engineer. The paving project will include partial paving and resurfacing on a number of roads in the township.

Roads that may be targeted include Green Avenue, Pine Street, Grove Street, Giant Oakes Road, Mill Road, Tennyson Avenue, Eubank Street, Old Gallia Pike, Stewart Hollow Road, Sun Hill Road, Kinker Drive, Van Dyke Avenue, Van Dyke Alley, Lawson Street, Simon Miller Road, Lindeman Road, Carty Street, West Street, and Willard Street.

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Trustee Jim Gill emphasized that this is not a complete paving project for these roads, but a project designed to focus on repairs where they are needed. The list of roads is not a comprehensive list of areas to be addressed either, he said, and is subject to change as necessary.

Under old business, the township adopted a resolution authorizing the county engineer to complete speed studies on Swicker, Smith, Rowe, and Goose Creek roads. These studies will determine if lower speed limits need to be set on those roads and what that limit should be.

In other old business, the trustees approved a purchase order for $65, from the general fund, to Keller and Sons, for weed removal.

Under EMS action, the trustees approved purchase orders for $2,831.70 to Bound Free and $1500 to Southern Ohio Medical Center, with the reimbursement of $4,000 through a public safety grant.

They also moved to approve Positive Promotions as a new vendor for fire and EMS, to provide educational and prevention materials.

In new business, the trustees approved the employment of certified lifeguards, approved sending a weed notice to the property owner of 8315 Pleasant Ave., approved a purchase order to Hall’s Auto Parts for oil, air and fuel filters for fire and EMS vehicles, totaling $1,448.49, approve a purchase order to Carey Hall painting, for $3,200, paid from the general fund and approve a $1,615.34 purchase order from Doty and Sons for concrete products used in the park’s cornhole playing area. They also approved Be Gone Pest Control as a new vendor before entering into executive session for the purpose of discussing the compensation of public employees.