Fairfield trustees set May 1 for annual tire drive

FAIRFIELD TWP. – The township will hold a tire drive from noon until 5 p.m. May 1 at the government building at 3062 Fairfield School Road.

During Thursday’s trustee meeting, Road Supervisor Mel Miller said the township normally holds the tire drive on the first Thursday of May.

Trustee Barry Miner said they have been getting fewer tires each year and Miller said they got between 275 and 300 last year.

Residents are allowed to drop off 10 clean tires per household, dry and without rims.

Trustees voted to approve the tire drive along with a resolution for line striping and painting various symbols on the roads.

Miller said the Yankee Clipper company will do for the same price as last year.

Also Miller said he met with a representative from AT&T regarding the Internet service, noting they currently have two DSLs for $140 a month.

He said AT&T is prepared to provide faster Internet plus WiFi for $120 a month while keeping two phone numbers and better service.

He said the modem cost will be covered by a promotion credit.

Trustee Chairman Bob Hum said they were getting to the point of needing technical assistance and noted that Miller’s brother, who has performed work for Crestview schools, had been suggested for consultation.

“I know it’s your brother,” Hum said, “but if he’s good enough to Crestview schools … he’s nearby … and we can have him put together something (proposal) … I think we could use the assistance.”

Miller agreed, “So we don’t piecemeal the thing together.”

Hum added, “We’re fortunate Mel and Kym (Zoning Officer Kym Seabolt) are technical (technically oriented) … we have good people here.”

Regarding the AT&T program, Miller said, “I think we’re getting better service for less money” and trustees passed a resolution to “move forward” with it.

Hum said, “If we move forward, I’m assuming they’ll send us something to sign.”

In other business, Miller said the department finished sweeping roads, patched holes, was using the rotary ditcher, and had tended to a number of trees knocked over during the high winds on April 4.

The department also hauled 250 tons of limestone in for summer road projects, trimmed trees, had new brakes installed on the 2007, F-450 truck and submitted the 2014 road salt agreement to the Ohio Department of Transportation.