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Goshen trustees meet

September 20, 2012
By KEVIN HOWELL , Salem News

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP- The township trustees met Tuesday night to conduct routine business.

According to Fiscal Officer Tom Knoedler, Trustee Chair Bob McCracken reported that the county prosecutor's office has challenged the results of the sheriff's sale of Ponderosa Park after the winning bid of $250,000 was rejected on a technicality and the property was resold to the only bid of $150,000. He said a judge will determine who wins the sale of the property.

Trustee Roger Heineman reported that several residents contacted him regarding a hump in the intersection of Seacrist and Calla roads. He said the new pavement on Calla Road was never tapered into Seacrist Road so small cars are bottoming out when crossing. The trustees suggested Road Foreman Jim Stryffeler taper the intersection with new asphalt to correct the problem.

Police Chief Steve McDaniel reported two scams in the area- a paving scam in which the work is started, but after payment by the customer, is not completed or is very poorly completed; and a magazine sales scam in which the suspect, arrested last month, had been selling magazine subscriptions to mostly elderly residents and then pocketing the money.

Stryffeler reported the French Street sidewalk replacement project in Damascus has started and McCracken reported that a pre-application has been submitted to the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) for Malmsberry Road improvements.

Knoedler reported the 2009 Tahoe cruiser loan has been paid off two months early, saving $97 in interest and making the township debt free.

Trustees hired Troy Mackall as a reserve police officer.

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