Warren Township makes plans for state development cash

TILTONSVILLE – Warren Township is due to receive state development funds next year, and plans for use of the money were discussed when the township trustees met last week.

Also explained were the addition of an agenda for meetings and needs

regarding fire contracts.

Trustee Danny Meeker said the amount of money the township can expect to receive should be known in October.

Plans are to use the money for work on roads, and trustees will prioritizing them as to work needed.

Clerk Bob Fetty reported he will be working on agendas for future meetings. The next trustees’ meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 9, and any visitor wishing to be on the agenda can call the township at (740) 859-6341, by July 7.

Road Foreman Steve Kurucz reported hot mix had been used to fill potholes on Oak Grove and Gerke roads as well as the top of township Road 113.

He added weeds have been cut along all township roads, and a 60-foot, 15-inch culvert had been installed on Eileen and Riverview streets in Upland Heights.

Gravel has temporarily been placed in the culvert area but blacktopping will be done later.

Trustees gave permission for Kurucz to take the backhoe to Southeastern Equipment for repairs as the hydraulic cylinder is leaking.

Work will be done in Upland Heights, Warrenton and Hopewell cemeteries, beginning June 23, to beautify them for the Fourth of July, Kurucz said.

Repairs are needed on the shelter in the small park at Glen Robbins, and the grass needs to be cut, according to trustee Frank Litva.

He said those things are the responsibility of the Jefferson County commissioners, and Commissioner Thomas Graham asked that a letter be sent to them, requesting that the work be completed.

The letter has been sent.

The township received a $3,000 recreation grant, and the money will be toward the $14,600 needed for shelter at the Warren Township boys’ baseball field, according to Trustee Carl Sgalla.

He added that the township didn’t receive any summer workers from the Community Action Council.

Tombstones knocked over during a recent accident in Hopewell Cemetery have been reset and cleaned, according to Litva.

Litva said he had received a second request for a guardrail on the turn of Adams Lane.

Trustees said they’re still working on finding money for this project.