Salem Twp. road work discussed

FRANKLIN SQUARE — Salem Township Trustees talked about work they want done before winter –repairing their lane of Cunningham Road north of state Route 344 and berm work on state Route 558.

Road Foreman Jason Entrikin wasn’t in attendance at Monday’s meeting, but Trustee Chair John Wilms said he’ll talk with him about both projects. The other lane on Cunningham is in Perry Township.

“We need to do some serious repairs,” Wilms said regarding their part of Cunningham Road.

He had no cost estimates for the repair work and will talk with Entrikin about how to do that project, either with the road crew or hire a company to do the work.

“As busy as that road is, I would rather have someone else do it,” Trustee Ray Heddleson said, noting the need for flaggers and the fact that it’s a route to Walmart.

In other business, Fiscal Officer Dale Davis announced the township received $155,869 for American Rescue Plan Funds.

Constable Dan Valentine thanked the trustees for not stranding him when his cruiser broke down after the last meeting. He said there was an issue with the starter which has now been fixed. He also sent a thank-you letter to Sinsley Towing on behalf of himself and the trustees for towing the vehicle at no cost.

He briefed trustees on a little mystery occurring in the area of Gromley and McCracken roads where kids’ bikes and scooters keep appearing in the weeds off the beaten path. He checked with neighbors and the property owner and the items didn’t belong to them.

Heddleson also reported he attended the advisory committee meeting for the Columbiana County General Health District Monday, saying health officials are figuring on COVID peaking again in the next month or so due to attendance at sporting events. He also talked about the number of hospitalizations and that the number of county residents vaccinated is only 38 percent.

The next trustee meeting will be 7 p.m. Sept. 28.



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