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Township Plows Ready to Roll

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Windham Twp. – Windham Township Trustees met for their regularly-scheduled meeting recently. The road supervisor reported that he had heard back from the Ohio Department of Transportation and they will add more signage at the end of Wadsworth Road to warn motorist of a school bus stop.  The supervisor also stated that a new reflectivity law that is scheduled to go into effect in 2012 would require everyone, including the township, to upgrade their road signs to higher reflectivity so they can be seen at a further distance.  He also reported that roads are all in good shape for the winter and all the snow removal equipment is ready to roll.

In cemetery news, they were able to create 37 more grave sites in the old cemetery with the added fill dirt that was donated to the township. There is a possibility of more sites being made if the fill dirt becomes available. The new cemetery will need to be laid out soon and they will meet with former trustee Howard Furl who was in charge of the cemetery to see what or if he had it planned out before they put any labor into the project.

Zoning Inspector reported that the two properties on Bryant Road were slowly being cleaned-up. One of the property owners asked if he could have 6 months to remove an older mobile home from the property. After some discussion the board agreed to give him six month to get it removed since he has invested quite a bit of money and labor into getting the property closer to being in compliance with the current zoning laws.

In other news the board accepted the recommendations of Mr. Bill Isler from Islerscaping on removal of several diseased trees. The $2900 estimate presented to the board includes grinding the stumps, filling in where the stumps were and reseeding the area the trees were removed from. This is scheduled to be completed this fall or early spring so the greens will be ready for the Bi-centennial Celebration being planned for the summer of 2011. Trustee Timmons stated that he and the township fiscal officer will work on the NOPEC grant application and get it filed soon.

The trustees meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7pm at the town hall.