Salem Township trustees vote to buy uniloader tires

FRANKLIN SQUARE – Salem Township Trustees voted to buy four new tires for the uniloader at $290 each from J&J Tire during Wednesday’s meeting.

Road Supervisor Jason Entrikin said the tires are good on the road and they really don’t have the uniloader off the road that much. Trustee John Wilms said, “I know you need them right now.” Trustee Chairman Bill Heston agreed.

Trustees discussed buying “caps” but Wilms said, “We don’t have the casings to get caps. We’ve got to get them on the road.”

Trustees agree to a resolution to purchase four tires for $1,160 and Entrikin said they can mount them at the township garage.

In other action, trustees hired Paul Triplett to replace Erik Saksa on the road department whose last day was June 6. Triplett will begin with the township effective June 17.

In other business, Wilms said he will meet with a representative of Access Midstream regarding roads that have been damaged by pipe-laying activity.

Trustees discussed the issue during the last meeting in May.

In other business, Trustee Ray Heddleson said he was talking to the Ohio Department of Transportation about obtaining guardrail posts and “working out a deal.”

Also, Fiscal Officer Cathy Wilms said the Winona Fire Department advised the township of its new treasurer, Candice McDonald of Valley Road in Salem.

Trustees passed a resolution approving an annual request to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for information on township drivers that is forwarded to the township insurance carrier.

Trustees also approved the second of two resolutions regarding the apportionment of the Local Government Fund money to be distributed in 2015; and a resolution approving the 2015 rates and amounts and authorizing the the necessary tax levies with certification to the county auditor.

Trustees set the evaluation for Entrikin for June 25 and went into executive session to discuss personnel. No action was taken.