Port extends lease for building supply firm

EAST LIVERPOOL – A month after creating a temporary lease with the Banner Supply Co., the Columbiana County Port Authority on Monday agreed to a lease with the company into the beginning of next year.

Banner Supply, which supplies roofing, siding, window, spouting, and heating and air conditioning materials, came to the area following needs for their services increased locally following storms this spring. The company also has locations in Youngstown, Warren, Cleveland and Greensburg, Pa.

The new lease agreement gives Banner Supply both 11,000 square feet of storage and warehouse space, along with 800 square feet of office space in the Louthan Facility on Harvey Avenue. The lease is $1,800 per month, plus up to $500 per month for water, gas and electrical expenses.

The new lease expires Jan. 31, 2015.

In other matters it was announced some members of the port authority are receiving some honors and being named to some other boards. Chairman Charlie Presley has been asked to speak at the 25th annual general assembly of the National Rural Economic Developers Association in Cleveland on Thursday. He will be speaking on agricultural tourism.

Vice Chairman Keith Chamberlin was named an honorary member of the Ohio Municipal Electric Association, which was due to his work as the previous city manager in Columbiana.

Fiscal Officer Penny Traina was named to the Columbiana County Transportation Improvement District board, a group focused on the proposed upgrade of U.S. Route 30 as a four-lane highway between state Route 11 and Canton.

The board went into executive session to discuss personnel issues, but reportedly took no action.