Vermilion Township trustees receive department updates

The Vermilion Township trustees met on Wednesday, May 15, for a regular meeting.

Road foreman Steve Young reported on the following: Berm cutting and tree trimming has been completed; Issue with the bus bar was discussed; The street light on Cemetery Road and Darrow Road has not been put back up; Poorman Road Drainage Project is moving along well weather permitting; Seven dumpsters were filled on clean-up day; and a big thank you to Cyclone Services for bringing two extra bins out on Saturday. They have been very good to work with.

Building official/zoning administrator Robert Kurtz reported the ODOT rock salt contract was finalized and through Erie County rock salt will cost $72.01 per ton. This is an increase of $12.40 over last year. The vendor is Compass Minerals America located in Overland Park, Kansas.

Some high grass notices have been sent to repeat offenders, but due to the rainy and wet conditions, notices have been postponed until weather improves.
The discrepancy issues between some addresses and parcel numbers through the DDTI program have been corrected as requested by the Erie County Auditor’s Office.
Effective July 1, 2019, the State of Ohio has adopted the new residential building code. It is the 2018 Residential Code of Ohio (RCO). It’s modeled after the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) put out by ICC. This update happens about every six years for the State of Ohio. Trainings have been attended.

Fire department update
Fire chief Frank Triana reported that between May 1 and May 14, the department reposded to 16 EMS calls, two car accidents, and one vehicle fire.
Duty Crew’s have been busy at Station 2 with painting. The Chief’s appreciation and thanks to Lt. Willard for his leadership in this area. Firefighter’s moved some equipment to Station 2 on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Thanks to all who had time to help with this project. Finley Fire will be on station May 28, 2019 through May 31, 2019 for annual maintenance to the Engines, Tanker and Heavy Rescue.



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