Perry Twp. resident concerned over junk on property

PERRY TWP. – Trustee Don Kendrick said he’ll be checking later this week to see if any progress has been made to clean up a Cider Mill Road property.

Cider Mill Road resident Tom Althouse attended Monday’s trustee meeting, asking if any action had been taken regarding the property located at 1961 Cider Mill Road, which Kendrick said has a lot of junk in the yard.

A certified letter was sent to property owner Rodney Herron, who does not live at the property, giving him seven days from the date of receiving the letter to abate the situation. According to Kendrick the notice was sent out Friday and a card was received back to show that he received the letter.

As the property owner, he said he’s responsible. A question was also raised about an old motor home brought to the property in the winter.

Kendrick explained that if nothing is done, the trustees will send another letter giving the property owner another seven days to clean it up. If nothing’s done after that, the trustees can declare it a nuisance, send someone to the property to clean it up and then bill the property owner through their taxes.

Kendrick, who also serves as the township zoning officer, reported four zoning permits issued so far this month, with a total of 10 issued so far this year.

In other business, the trustees gave approval for the fire department to apply for a grant from the Columbiana County Commissioners through their Community Development Block Grant funding for this year.

Fire Chief Bruce Whitcher said the department needs some pagers and radios and they’re getting some estimates to prepare a proposal for the CDBG grant.

The next township meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. May 13, with no meeting being held on May 27, which is Memorial Day.

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