TRUSTEES SUPPORT CAMP RAVENNA AS SITE FOR MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM
In open session held at the Newton Township Administration Building, Trustees John R. Nemet, Doreen Lutz, and Peter J. Augusta met and so adopted the following:
RESOLUTION URGING THE UNITED STATES MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY TO SELECT CAMP RAVENNA JOINT MILITARY TRAINING CENTER IN RAVENNA, OHIO AS THE PREFERRED SITE FOR A FUTURE EAST COAST MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM
WHEREAS, The United States Missile Defense Agency is considering sites for a potential future deployment of additional ground-based interceptors for homeland defense; and
WHEREAS, the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center is currently being considered by the United States Missile Defense Agency as a potential site; and
WHEREAS, Newton Township Board of Trustees will support the United States Missile Defense Agency; and
WHEREAS, the surrounding transportation hubs of Akron and Youngstown would allow for easy access for construction and operational traffic; and
WHEREAS, Camp Ravenna being selected would provide positive economic growth in Newton Township by increasing jobs and economic activity;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Newton Township Board of Trustees of Newton Township urge the United States Missile Defense Agency to select Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center in Ravenna, Ohio, as the preferred site for a future east coast Missile Defense system; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of Newton Township transmit duly authenticated copies of this Resolution to the Secretary of Defense of the United States Department of Defense, the members of the Ohio Congressional delegation, and the news media outlets of Ohio.
The Board of Trustees finds and determines that all formal actions of this Board concerning and relating to the adoption of this Resolution were adopted in a meeting open to the public in compliance with all legal requirements, including but not limited to Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
FREE LED BULBS FOR FIRST ENERGY/OHIO EDISON RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS
Residential customers of First Energy/Ohio Edison quailfy for a free energy conservation kit which includes several LED light bulbs in various wattages, one three-way compact fluorescent light bulb, a furnace filter whistle, and LED night lights. To request a kit over the phone, call (877) 639-0219 or sign up at https://www.ohioenergykit.com/ .
GAS AGGREGATION PROGRAM
Newton Township has partnered with Trumbull County for a gas aggregation agreement with Constellation at a fixed rate of $3.45 effective for your December 2017 through March 2019 billing cycles.
The group rate is for residents and small business owners.You would call Constellation's number for the Trumbull County/Newton Township program directly to opt-in at
844-809-6834 (operates 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year). Enrollment is currently open. They will answer your questions directly regarding the program. Please have your gas provider account number and contact information ready when calling. If you have a current provider, you will need to contact them regarding any cancellation or early termination fees.
THE ADMINSTRATION BUILDING HAS A FRESH, NEW LOOK
A gable roof was added to the administration side of the Newton Township Administration Building in 2016.
Dave Wiltrout Roofing, Inc. from Warren, OH was awarded the original contract for approximately $25,000.
The project has proven to be a good investment to date as it has addressed the chronic leakage of the original flat roof
as well as provided better insulation in the building. New flooring, windows, and a new front access door were installed
in 2017. These improvements were funded by revenue received for tipping fees from LaFarge. The new door and windows
have added additional insulation and energy efficiency. Security lighting was also replaced around the property in 2017 with
energy efficient LED lighting, and surveillance cameras have been installed to monitor the property.