Hilliard Northwest News

Norwich Township

Trustees, firefighters on track to ink new contract by Dec. 18


Norwich Township trustees are expected Dec. 18 to approve a new three-year contract with the Norwich Township Fire Department firefighters.

Norwich Township Administrator Kate Cavanaugh said an agreement has been reached between Norwich Township and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local No. 1723, representing the Norwich Township firefighters.

The township's legal counsel is preparing the final agreement, which the union will review, Cavanaugh said.

Cavanaugh would not disclose the specifics of the new contract until the township and union members review a final version of the written contract, expected to occur by the end of the week.

The current three-year contract expires Dec. 31. The new contract would begin Jan. 1 and extend through Dec. 31, 2015.

In action at the Dec. 4 meeting, trustees approved a meeting schedule for 2013, the purchase of 48 banners recognizing the bicentennial of Norwich Township and the purchase of a solar-powered speed-limit sign that displays the actual speed of passing vehicles.

The township purchased the banners for $6,960. The banners are printed with "Norwich Township 1813-2013" and will be placed throughout Hilliard.

The township purchased the speed limit sign for $3,800.

"We're purchasing one with the intent to buy three more, but we want to see how effective it is first," Cavanaugh said.

The township has identified four problem areas for speeding: Fishinger Boulevard between Dublin Road and the Scioto River and portions of Schirtzinger, Smiley and Spindler roads.

In other business, Road Superintendent Steve Montgomery reported crack-sealing and pothole repairs have been completed on all the roads inside Wesley Chapel Cemetery, but that resealing of the asphalt roads will not occur until the spring.