President James Kiko called the meeting to order at 7:00PM at the
township hall with Trustees Timothy Blocher & Michael Stewart
Approval of Minutes
Mr. Kiko moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the
last meeting & approve as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Stewart.
Approved. Financial reports approved as printed.
Fix-It Funds Program
Stark County Treasurer Alex Zumbar informed the trustees that
starting April 1 the Fix-It Fund Program will begin. The program
has low interest loans available through three banks for home
improvements. Please refer to the Stark County Treasurer’s website
and click on Fix-It Funds Program.
New Franklin & Paris Alleys
Residents of Paris Township voiced their concerns about some alleys
being vacated. Some residents wanted alleys vacated. Many needed
alleys to remain open so they could access their garages which
could only be done via the alleys. Others had alley right-a-ways
running through their home. Mr. Kiko will send a list of possible
alley closures to the residents for their review. The list will be
discussed at the next township meeting and the resident’s concerns
will be discussed further.
Road Superintendent Todd Kirkpatrick reported that the road crew
has put in a lot of overtime keeping roads clear of snow and ice.
The 1999 dump truck has been repaired. There were two funerals.
Mr. Kirkpatrick attended meetings in Columbus. He says the
township needs better cemetery rules and cloud based cemetery
software to protect data from being lost. There is also a
$1,000.00 grant possible for the cemeteries.
Mr. Blocher reported the backhoe grant is for populations of 20,000
or more so Paris Township does not qualify.
Mr. Stewart said a grant for $4,000.00 has been approved to improve
the recycling area.
Mr. Stewart met with Lucky Trucking owner and they will provide a
contract for refuse hauling.
Paris Pavilion Flag Pole
Mr. Kiko reported the line for the flag in Paris is in need of
repair. Trustees will get the line repaired.
No further business, Mr. Stewart made a motion, seconded by Mr.
Blocher to adjourn and pay bills totally $38,982.92. Approved.