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Boston trustees discuss projects

1/2/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Julia Kazar

The Boston Township Board of Trustees held their last meeting of the year Dec. 23, when they discussed several ongoing projects in the township.

The meeting began with the swearing in of Trustees Amy Anderson and Jerry Ritch, who were both re-elected this past November.

Trustees also discussed the Bob Pruitt property and progress being made to clear it of old vehicles and trailers. At the last few meetings, it was reported that no progress had been made in clearing the land for more than a month and no one had heard from either Pruitt or his lawyer.

Zoning Inspector Larry Sulzer reported that as of Dec. 23, he had heard from Pruitt and progress was being made on the property.

Trustee Randy Bergdorf reported Pruitt had communicated to Assistant Zoning Inspector Doug Mayer, who was not present at the meeting, he was relying on his friends for help with hauling the vehicles and trailers off of his property since he couldn’t afford to pay someone at this time.

According to township officials, Pruitt did not give an estimated date for when the vehicles and trailers would be cleared off his property.

Sulzer told trustees he would try to contact him or his lawyer again after the holidays.

The progress on the Boston Township Hall building also was discussed. According to Bergdorf, the scaffolding was scheduled to come down the week of Dec. 23, and if that happened, the project will be on schedule.

“This is really amazing, especially considering all the weather we’ve been having recently,” Bergdorf added.

In other business:

  • Anderson reported the new squad at the Valley Fire District is now operational, and although things are slow now, she anticipates it will pick up during the holidays. She also reported that Nolan Dylag completed his training and is now a certified paramedic on staff.
  • Trustees approved a resolution to lower the cost of salt the township charges to Peninsula due to lower salt costs this year.
  • Anderson reported the Share-a-Christmas event was a success and thanked all those who donated and helped to make it possible.

The next regular Boston trustees’ meeting will be Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the administrative offices at Boston Township Hall, located at the corner of Main Street and Riverview Road in Peninsula.

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