Trustees approve garage upgrades

GOSHEN TWP.

Township trustees Monday night approved additional upgrades to a renovated maintenance garage.

Trustees hired Boak & Sons Inc. of Youngstown to install insulation at the garage on Seacrist Road for a total cost of $5,528. The company will use spray foam insulation on the two main walls and area around the garage doors, as well as the two bays. It will not include the metal wall between the road and recycling departments.

Trustees also received two other estimates, including one for dial board and one for free flow foam, but the estimates were considered less cost effective.

Trustees have previously approved $1,660 for electrical wiring at the garage where doors were recently installed to permit the housing of road department equipment.

Roads Supervisor Matt Springer said the insulation will make the garage air tight, so a ventilation system will have to be created at a later date.

In other business, trustees approved an amendment to the burial ordinance prohibiting plastic vaults. Springer recommended the action, noting plastic vaults are too brittle and easily broken, making it difficult to determine the vault’s location when burying other vaults near by.

Trustees also approved an updated policy manual amending the road department employee handbook. The new handbook eliminates legal holiday pay for part-time employees, 40 hours of vacation for part-time employees with one year of service and holidays paid to an employee that occur after the employee resigns. Trustees will address vacation pay next month when the police department employee handbook is discussed.

Additionally trustees hired as part-time police officers Nicholas Moore of East Liverpool, Jacob Hayter of Hanoverton and James Dubiel of Youngstown, and approved an agreement for hazmat coverage for $324.30 for 2019.

khowell@salemnews.net

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