Salem Twp. trustees want better deal on truck tires

FRANKLIN SQUARE – Salem Township trustees said they want to look around and price tires for two trucks after Trustee John Wilms noted how much they cost during Wednesday’s meeting.

“Tires are big bucks, even under the state program (co-op),” he said, noting the cost is $500 a tire.

Trustees authorized Road Supervisor Jason Entrikin to obtain quotes.

In other business, trustees also want to obtain prices on road ash so “we don’t run out before winter,” Wilms said, adding he would check on it himself.

Entrikin installed electricity at the road department gravel and ash supply pit and advised trustees it had to be certified by the state.

He suggested a company that he was referred to – AEY in Youngstown – as the most economical.

“We need to hire someone to come down and look at it,” he said and Wilms noted, “We can’t get around it. Let’s make it happen … I’m sure he’ll (inspector) have to update it.”

Entrikin also asked about heating the garage with either gas or electric and trustees decided on purchasing an electrical unit from Home Depot for about $448.

Trustees also approved a purchase order for off-road vehicle fuel.

Trustee Bill Heston attended the county EMA meeting on Nov. 6 regarding the Connect Ohio program aimed at making the Internet “available to all the county residents.”

He said, “It was very interesting. There are a lot of carriers. They’re working on it in the county.”

The next meeting will be a 9 a.m. Nov. 26.