Poland Township Government, 3339 Dobbins Road, Poland, OH 44514
Phone: 330.757.0733
Poland Township Government
3339 Dobbins Road, Poland, OH 44514
Phone: 330.757.0733

09-04-2013 Minutes

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The Poland Township Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the Poland Township Government Center located at 3339 Dobbins Road, Poland, Ohio.
The purpose of the meeting was to meet with representatives from the Mahoning County Health Department and Commissioner Patricia Sweeney and Director of the Recycling Division, Lou Vega. The news media had been properly notified.
Chairman Lidle called the meeting to order at 6:13 p.m. Patricia Sweeney led everyone present in the pledge of allegiance. Roll call was taken and present were Chairman Lidle, Vice-Chairman Naples, and Trustee Ungaro.
The meeting centered on the proposed cuts to the Township being made by the Solid Waste Committee.
  1. Reducing Poland Township’s Recycling Lease Agreement from the current $30,000 per year to $14,400 for year 2014.
  2. Reducing water well testing in our township to homes near the landfill from the present twice a week to the proposed once a month.
Both items are due to a loss of revenue to solid waste and a projected spending deficit in 2014.
A long discussion took place with the Trustees; Bob Orr, Springfield Township; and Judy Kale, Berlin Township in attendance. After fielding many questions, all trustees requested some compromise. It was the consensus of every elected official that the health and safety of the residents by the landfill is the most important and testing must remain the same.

The Solid Waste Committee will be meeting on Monday, September 9, at 9:30 a.m. at the Elections Board at Oakhill in Youngstown. It was suggested that all township trustees attend this meeting and voice their displeasure over the proposed funding cuts.

It was also announced that the Mahoning County Commissioners will be meeting in Poland Township on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., and trustees should also voice their disapproval to the Board.

Chairman Lidle moved to adjourn at 7:55 p.m., seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.
Robert Lidle, Jr., Chairman
Mark Naples, Vice-Chairman
Eric C. Ungaro, Trustee
Joseph J. Granitto, Fiscal Officer
Note: Minutes prepared from Administrator Scharville’s notes.