Fairfield trustees agree to deal to bring power to ballfield

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP – Trustee Chairman Bob Hum was authorized to sign an agreement with Ohio Edison to place electrical service in the township’s ballfield during its April 4 meeting.

Trustees approved the measure with a 3-0 vote and Hum will sign a general service line installation contract with the company which agreed to pay for $6,350 of the $10, 583 cost.

The township’s 40 percent will be $4,773 and taken from the Ohio Edison aggregation line item.

The upgrades will help the Crestview Baseball Association which requested putting electricity at the ballfield.

Hum has been in touch with an Ohio Edison engineer from Akron and explained the deed and an easement is needed before the company will assign the project to its Salem-based construction crew.

In other business, Road Supervisor Melvin Miller advised the board the department began sweeping intersections to remove snow control materials including in front of the school and replaced culverts on Short and Kirk Roads while adding two catch basins.

Miller said the crew patched roads as needed and worked on ditches.

Trustees also approved obtaining road maintenance materials from four nearby companies as it has customarily done in the past.

The action allows Miller to use his discretion to find the best deal for material including delivery costs.

Trustees also decided to take care of a firearm it owns from the days when it employed a constable.

Hum said the Glock 40 has been in the safe. “I’m not interested in selling it,” Hum said, adding, “I don’t want it disappearing and something evil happening and it’s traced back to us.”

Hum said, “I have access to a plasma cutter, we can cut it up and put it back in the safe … I think it’s a loose end … and we’ll put the parts back in the bag.”

Trustee approved the action with a 3-0 vote and Hum noted there are two or three ballistic vests and wanted to “figure out a way to destroy” them.

“They’re expired,” he said, suggesting a band saw might be the way to destroy them. “I don’t want them ending up at the Rogers Sale.”