ETNA GREEN — Two separate trivial issues regarding the fire department dominated the Etna Green town board meeting this month, Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Fire Chief Randall Byrer has brought up in previous meetings the desire to have two non-operating trucks moved off of the fire department’s property. Because the trucks are property of the township, and therefore the taxpayers, there are limitations on how they can be sold. The town reached out to township trustee Gary Sponseller to aid in the removal of the trucks. Sponseller responded, giving his word they would be moved by the end of the year.
Discussion continued from last month regarding moving the location of the fire department’s fish fry. Town employees have taken issue with the smell and oil residue in the Heritage Park building after the fries. Byrer has stated he has no issue moving the fry to the fire department, but an outside facility to house the fryer would be needed. Options are being considered.
Resolution 2017-01, Winona Powder’s tax abatement that was introduced in October and heard publicly in November, was adopted with no public comment.
Brian Bailey, president of Winona Powder Coating, sought $9.6 million of equipment for one manufacturing line and its supporting tank farm. The tank farm will be scaled to support two lines; Bailey is anticipating adding an additional two or three lines over the next four to five years. The facility will operate at around 10 people per line per shift with three shifts, totaling an additional 30 employees per line.
In other business:
- Board president Todd Slabaugh brought forth the mention of complaints regarding the cleanliness of the park building. It was decided the matter would be handled in an executive meeting.
- The Etna Green trailer park has sold to a buyer from Washington who has a history in Plymouth. Treasurer Laura Baker is hopeful of improvements.
- Ordinance 2017-11, Large Power Service electric rate increase, was adopted after a public hearing.
- The year end meeting will take place 9 a.m. Dec. 27.