The 2018 Organizational Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Saturday, January 06, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Administration Building.
Bob Page will completed two terms as Newton Township Trustee on December 31. 2017. He did not seek re-election to the office. We would like to extend our appreciation and sincere thanks to Mr. Page for his dedication and commitment as a township trustee and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
We welcome the return of Doreen Lutz to the Board of Trustees in January as she begins her second consecutive term in office and to Pete Augusta as he returns to the Board. Mr. Augusta served as a Newton Township Trustee from 2002-2013 and did not seek re-election to the office until 2017.
The 2018 Organizatonal Meeting of the Board of Zoning Appeals will be held on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Adminsitration Building.
APPLICANTS ARE BEING SOUGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING:
NEWTON TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION -SEE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TAB FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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.
NEWTON TOWNSHIP SUMMER ROAD REPAIR PROGRAM
Work has been completed on the following township highways in 2017 as contracted with the Trumbull County Engineer via either chip and seal or cold mix paving: Miller-Graber, Woodlawn, Selkirk-Bush, Scott St., Riverside Dr., Starr St., Fairview Ave.,and McMullen-Allen.
PLEASE MAKE PROPER USE OF RECYCLING BINS
There has been an increasing amount of trash placed in our recycling bins this year. It is a privilege to have a convenient location to drop off recyclable items. Please do not jeopardize this service by leaving building materials, vacuum cleaners, furniture, radios, and outright trash at this facility. Acceptable items are clearly marked on the bins and a list of acceptable items can be found on our recycle page.
ANTICIPATING SOUTH CANAL IMPROVEMENTS IN 2018
The Trumbull County Engineer's office is seeking a grant to improve South Canal Street from the village limits to County Line Road. Representatives are hopeful the grant will be awarded. If received, the project should be scheduled for completion in 2018.
GRANT FUNDS SOUGHT FOR 2018
Newton Township has applied for 2018 OPWC grant funds to improve South Center Street. Awards will be announced next summer.
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
Trustees have contracted with the county to complete may needed road repairs on township highways in 2017 for the safety of our residents. Major repairs on the following roads have been completed or are in the final stages of completion: Miller-Graber, Selkirk Bush, Scott, Starr, Woodlawn, Riverside, Fairview, and McMullen-Allen.
OAK KNOLL WIDENING AND RESURFACING
The Township has been awarded an OPWC grant to widen, resurface, and improve drainage on Oak Knoll Avenue. The majority of the road work has been completed for this year. Final work on the project will be completed in 2018.
NEW IMPROVEMENTS TO THE TOWNSHIP BUILDING
The Township Adminstration Building has received a facelift. New flooring was installed by Calvetta Bros. Flooring, new energy efficient windows and a new entryway have been obtained through Dave Allman Home Improvements, and YESCO lighting has delivered replacement security lighting for the Township grounds and outbuildings. These improvements were funded by tipping fees obtained from LaFarge.
A NEW ROOF AND A FRESH, NEW LOOK......ONE OF 2016'S KEY PROJECTS
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. The decision was made in the interested of proper maintenance
to preserve the building and extend its useful life of service to the township as well as for the benefit of the community.