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By DEANNE JOHNSON Staff Writer LISBON — A man, who recently received notice about concerns regarding the condition of his septic, attended the Columbiana County Board of Health meeting on Wednesday seeking answers. The man was told someone reported his septic system is going from his property into a creek. An inspector has set up an appointment to come to his home on Tuesday to check into the alleged problem. The man said he has spoken to this person and agreed he would be there to meet him. Laura Fauss, the division coordinator for the environmental department, explained that if there is no problem the matter will be closed and if there is a problem he will be given information on what needs to get the septic system repaired. When he asked who had turned him in, he was also told once the matter is closed he can come back and request a copy of the file, which is a public record. After addressing the man’s concerns, the board went on to issue board orders for two properties that really have been determined to be a nuisance. One is for a septic system on the property of Eugene and Robin Ferguson, Lake Street, Beloit. Fauss said it was determined in September of 2018 that the septic from the home is discharging into what used to be Lake Placentia. Another board order was issued for the England Drive, East Palestine, property of Steven and Debbie Windle. Environmental Director Lori Barnes said the property owners have been cited into court once before and cleaned up the solid waste and tires on the property once about a year ago, but now she believes it may be worse than before. The board also issued two variances, one allowing Shirley Osterling’s well to be closer than five feet from her driveway on state Route 344, Leetonia, and have a bacteria alleviation system added. The other is to have allow two homes on one lot on Y Camp Road, Lisbon, to connect into the same septic system temporarily until the next round of Water Pollution Control Loan Fund money is hopefully approved for 2020-2021. At that point a more permanent solution can be done. It was reported there are already 30 applicants for the next round of funding. In other matters: — Rabies baiting is beginning today and continuing through the beginning of September. Although several animals have been checked for rabies, there have only been three cases in other counties nearby this year. Additionally, none of the 108 mosquitoes checked in Columbiana County have tested positive for West Nile Virus this year. However, the health department does have dunks available to place into standing water and to help control mosquitoes. — The next meeting of the board of health will be moved to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 25 instead of the regular night, which is the third Wednesday of the month. djohnson@mojonews.com

LISBON — A man, who recently received notice about concerns regarding the condition of his septic, attended the Columbiana County Board of Health meeting on Wednesday seeking answers.

The man was told someone reported his septic system is going from his property into a creek. An inspector has set up an appointment to come to his home on Tuesday to check into the alleged problem. The man said he has spoken to this person and agreed he would be there to meet him.

Laura Fauss, the division coordinator for the environmental department, explained that if there is no problem the matter will be closed and if there is a problem he will be given information on what needs to get the septic system repaired.

When he asked who had turned him in, he was also told once the matter is closed he can come back and request a copy of the file, which is a public record.

After addressing the man’s concerns, the board went on to issue board orders for two properties that really have been determined to be a nuisance. One is for a septic system on the property of Eugene and Robin Ferguson, Lake Street, Beloit. Fauss said it was determined in September of 2018 that the septic from the home is discharging into what used to be Lake Placentia.

Another board order was issued for the England Drive, East Palestine, property of Steven and Debbie Windle. Environmental Director Lori Barnes said the property owners have been cited into court once before and cleaned up the solid waste and tires on the property once about a year ago, but now she believes it may be worse than before.

The board also issued two variances, one allowing Shirley Osterling’s well to be closer than five feet from her driveway on state Route 344, Leetonia, and have a bacteria alleviation system added. The other is to have allow two homes on one lot on Y Camp Road, Lisbon, to connect into the same septic system temporarily until the next round of Water Pollution Control Loan Fund money is hopefully approved for 2020-2021. At that point a more permanent solution can be done.

It was reported there are already 30 applicants for the next round of funding.

In other matters:

— Rabies baiting is beginning today and continuing through the beginning of September. Although several animals have been checked for rabies, there have only been three cases in other counties nearby this year. Additionally, none of the 108 mosquitoes checked in Columbiana County have tested positive for West Nile Virus this year. However, the health department does have dunks available to place into standing water and to help control mosquitoes.

— The next meeting of the board of health will be moved to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 25 instead of the regular night, which is the third Wednesday of the month.

djohnson@mojonews.com

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