Trustees talk roads, salt supply

TILTONSVILLE – Focusing on weather-related conditions, the Warren Township trustees this week heard reports about roads as well as supplies of cinders and salt.

Road Foreman Steve Kurucz reported the road crews have been busy keeping roads passable. Not only have crew members been plowing, salting and ashing roads, but also removing tree branches from roadways.

Kurucz said before winter began, 100 tons of cinders and 50 tons of salt were stockpiled in the township. The foreman added he recently ordered 50 tons of cinders, 25 tons of salt and 200 tons of limestone.

Trustees commended the crew for keeping up with road work during bad weather.

In other matters, Trustee Danny Meeker read a letter from the Ohio Department of Transportation concerning an amendment to a section of the Ohio Revised Code. It notes that ODOT will evaluate requests “for exemption of stop sign placements at passive railroad crossings.”

ODOT requested that trustees fill out a survey that was enclosed.

According to the discussion, the township has only one stop sign at a railroad crossing, and it’s on Warren Township 112, Laurelton Road.

Trustee Frank Litva said he attended a recent meeting of the Jefferson County Township Association, and there are no changes in the association’s by-laws.

Litva also reported there will be no spring cleaning this year, and trustees are unable to have a tire pickup this summer because of JB Green Team cuts. He added, however, a tire cleanup is planned by Cross Creek Township officials in Wintersville. The cost is $1 per tire, and the dates will be announced later.

The trustees’ next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. March 12 at the township building.