Township to sell two vehicles on eBay
By Jeff Gorman
The Sharon Township Board of Trustees agreed at the March 27 meeting to harness the power of the Internet to sell a pair of vehicles.
Fire Chief Rob Haas asked the trustees about the possibility of selling a dump truck and a fire truck on eBay, as opposed to the usual practice of selling them at an auction in Columbus.
“Chippewa Township was able to sell a truck on eBay for twice what they were asking,” Haas said. “Wadsworth was able to sell their truck for two to three times the asking price.”
The township will sell the vehicles through Chase and Co. Ministries, of Seville. The online auction will begin April 13 at 11 p.m.
Also, Haas said the fire department’s new equipment truck is now in service.
In other business, the trustees:
approved a request from Maintenance Director Norm Hydel to purchase 32 new American flags at a cost of $1,300. In addition, Hydel said the township has used 1,500 tons of salt this winter, compared to 1,450 tons last year;
opened bids on the painting of the gazebo. Neil Jones bid $2,450, while Don Cox bid $2,320. The trustees plan to announce their decision at the next meeting; and
spoke with Profile Rubber owner John Winland, discussing the possibility of building a driveway on his property to connect the Community Park to 20 acres of township-owned land on the other side of Wolf Creek.
The Medina County Engineer’s Office recently took a look at the situation and estimated it would cost $120,000 to build a driveway that would meet county specifications. That is one of several options the township has been exploring to connect to the park expansion site.
In other news:
√ Zoning Inspector Neil Jones said residents on Beach Road have been complaining that one of their neighbors is allegedly running a logging business in a residential area. Trustee James Dudek advised Jones to check to see if the firewood is being sold or kept for the resident’s personal use.
√ Dudek said the American Red Cross blood drive March 23 exceeded its goal by 130 percent. The next blood drive is scheduled for June 8.
√ Jim Berry said students from Miami University have finished the shell of the township’s Web site. The trustees are scheduled to see the site at the April 10 meeting, and the Web site may be up for public use by July 1.
√ Liz Maher, of the Medina County Auditor’s Office, spoke about the Homestead Exemption, which allows farmland to be appraised on the basis of its productivity, not its market value. If residents need help to apply for the exemption, they can go to the Wadsworth Center for Older Adults May 4 or May 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.
√ The first 30 minutes of the meeting consisted of the trustees consulting with engineer Jim Morrison on the preliminary plan for the Beach Tree Drive subdivision.
The next Sharon Township Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Administration Building on Sharon Circle.