COPLEY TWP.: Township trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved nearly $705,000 to cover Service Department expenses for 2013.
Service Director Mark Mitchell said funds from seven budget accounts will be used to pay for a variety of costs that include road salt purchases, heating and air conditioning services, fire inspections, street sweeping and mulching.
Trustees also approved a Service Department request to participate in a 2013 Summit County regional pavement and road marking program. The work is expected to range from milling and repaving streets to chip-and-seal to paving marking — repainting center, edge, stop lines and arrows. The township’s cost is $400,000.
Mitchell has said the county program saves the township money on maintenance costs for Copley’s 59 miles of roads.
In other action, Scott Dressler was elected 2013 board of trustees president, and Dale Panovich was elected vice president.
Fire Chief Michael Benson reported that for the second year in the row, firefighters answered a record number of calls. The 2,324 calls in 2012 were 40 more than in 2011. About 75 percent of the calls were for emergency medical services.