Liberty gives OK to signs for DACC

By D. Anthony Botkin -

Trustees Melanie Leneghan and Shyra Eichhorn conducted township business Monday by waving signage fees and hearing from township departments. Trustee Tom Mitchell wasn’t in attendance due to prior family obligations.

Megan Cyr, Kleingers Group, submitted a signage plan for the Delaware Area Career Center asking the board to waive any zoning fees and permit requirements for the signs.

“They are looking to have three site signs and one additional building sign as part of the request,” she said. “The largest is the one existing on the campus right now on the corner of US 23 and Peachblow (Road).”

Cyr said the two smaller signs will be placed along Glenn Parkway entrances to the school.

In other business:

• Fire Chief Tom O’Brien said he was still learning the new job. He said it is hydrant flushing month in the township and notices of the flushing have been posted to the township’s website and social media.

“The residents may see a little rust color as we stir it up,” he said. “It’s all for their safety and ours.”

• Michael Landon, parks supervisor, reported it has been a busy soccer season since the rain stopped. He said the daily activities of the park department have been mowing, trash pickup and the pulling of weeds.

Leneghan said she had heard that the park department was having a hard time finding part-time employees.

“We have couple of applicants now,” Landon said. “It’s turning around now hopefully now that high schools are getting closer to being out. I think kids are starting to look a little more.”

• Joel James, road supervisor, said the department has started sealing cracks in the roads, mowing berms and cutting trees.

“We have been a little short as far as the people go,” he said. However, he said the parks people were happy to fill in.

• Trustees authorized a request for assistance from the county engineer’s office for a traffic study for Winter Road to reduce the speed from 45 to 35 mph. Several residents from the neighborhood attended the meeting asking for the reduction. They are claiming the additional traffic produced by the expansion of the career center could become a hazard.

• Expenditure for painting of facilities at Liberty Park that is not to exceed $6,601 to Color World Housepainting Inc.

• Amended a resolution to expend funds for prevention trailer.

O’Brien said while performing the upgrade for the fire prevention trailer additional work was needed to repair unforeseen damage. The amount of the payment is not to exceed $10,000.

By D. Anthony Botkin

D. Anthony Botkin may be reached at 740-413-0902 or on Twitter @dabotkin.

D. Anthony Botkin may be reached at 740-413-0902 or on Twitter @dabotkin.