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Goshen Twp. gets money for road

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP – The township has received funds to help with a project on Smith Goshen Road that has been under consideration for several years.

Trustee Shawn Mesler reported this week the township has received Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) funding of $168,952 for the resurfacing and drainage project between state Route 165 and Middletown Road. The township will be responsible for $78,303 to complete the project.

Also at the meeting, trustees contracted with the Mahoning County Engineer’s Office to paint solid yellow double striping lines with reflective beads on township roads, purchased four laptop computers at $3,956 from Salem Computer Center with CARES Act funds for officials to attend Zoom meetings and agreed to participate at the recommendation of the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office in the Consolidated Claim Authorization process regarding the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy.

In other business, Mesler reported the township won a local grant for $645 from First Responders First. The money was used for warning lights for the 2014 IH truck from Myers Equipment.

Mesler also reported the police contract renewal with Green Township regarding a five year contract has not yet been signed and is awaiting review by the county prosecutor’s office.

Additionally, Trustee John Bricker reported salt pricing for 2020-2021 has been set at $53.45 per ton. The township has requested 150 tons.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the administration building.

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