Trustees hear pool policy complaint

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP – The Hopewell Township trustees met Monday night, hearing a Meadowbrook campground resident who had concerns regarding pool passes and trash disposal. His main concern was with a policy regarding pool passeses not covering his grown children and grandchildren. It was suggested he either purchase individual pool tickets and distribute to relatives when visiting or buy family pool passes.

The resident said he observed another campground resident discarding bags of trash in the campground dumpster which did not originate there. Camp rules indicate that only trash accrued onsite may be placed in the dumpster. Trustee chairman Dick Gosche said the abusers make it hard on other people. The resident offered to speak to the person dumping.

Park co-manager Troy Breidenbach gave an update on the village sewer project within the park. He said cuts have been made across the parking lot for gas and electric lines for the new sewer, with a trench 5 feet wide and 16 feet deep. He said work is progressing nicely. The entrance to the ballroom has stone now until the asphalt plant is open, and two 10-feet steel plates are to be installed over the trench.

Breidenbach reported:

Jay Frankart has removed trees paid for with a grant. There are six more in the township to cover.

More than 100 camping leases and cards were received out of 400.

Backstop at the ball diamond is to be repaired and increased in height.

Co-manager Dick Freeborn told the trustees he is waiting to get the contract back from NatureWorks for pool work. He now has a solid price for steps and a drain with $10,405 deposited for matching money. Seneca County Regional Planning has also been consulted on the pool work. Freeborn reported he took the fogger truck to the manufacturer to have it inspected. He added it is 6 years old and the lines and 80-gallon tank need to be looked at for possible degradation.

It was reported that a tile will be installed on Bon Aire by Steve Shaferly when weather permits. The price for a new crack sealer is $41,694.90. Trustees discussed the possibility of sharing the cost and manpower with Loudon Township.

Zoning inspector Ryan Sendelbach reported the zoning board is to meet with Lenny Clouse at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at the township building to discuss rezoning of certain property to an industrial designation. Notification letters will be sent to neighbors and interested parties.

Trustee Lori Zoeller said she received a request from Vanguard-Sentinel instructor Tonya Breidenbach to have letters prepared for three students who have worked on the zoning update maps and are preparing to place them on a website in regards to a community service component. The letters will be placed in the students’ portfolios to be used for the Skills USA competition in April.

The board is to meet at 7:30 pm March 11 at the township office.