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Montgomery: Township has plenty of road salt in reserve

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Norwich Township is well prepared in the event Mother Nature has more in store this winter, according to township officials.

Roads Superintendent Steve Montgomery reported Feb. 5 the township has 20 tons of salt on hand.

Montgomery said he took a turn driving a plow with the township's other three drivers to help clear moderate amounts of snow that fell last week.

"It's back to a normal winter," he said.

In other action Feb. 5, the trustees agreed to advertise for a new part-time position.

Trustee Chuck Buck suggested using a free Internet-based job search site, but Township Administrator Kate Cavanaugh, citing a bad experience, encouraged trustees to take a traditional route for seeking applicants.

Fire Chief Bob Kaufman also advised trustees he was scheduled to meet with Dublin police officials Feb. 11 to further discuss future plans for shared dispatching services.

In formal action during the 20-minute meeting, trustees accepted mileage certification from the Ohio Department of Transportation and accepted the retirement of Battalion Chief Greg Collier, effective Feb. 10.

Collier retired with 29 years and 10 months of service to the Norwich Township Fire Department.

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