Plain Township trustees on July 22 hired two people to work in the township administrative offices.

Plain Township trustees on July 22 hired two people to work in the township administrative offices.

Cindy Powell and Mary Fee were hired at $16.35 per hour, based on a proposed 40-hour work week. Both will be listed as administrative assistants and they will start Aug. 2.

Ben Collins, Plain Township administrator, said the township had not replaced Catherine Gray, the former zoning administrative assistant.

Also, Cora Lee Clark, who has worked 13 years for the township, is expected to retire in October. Clark is the office coordinator and administrative assistant for the township.

"We wanted to fill her (Clark's) position ahead of time so she can train them," Collins said.

Powell and Fee will work with zoning issues, communications and records requests.

Clark said she is retiring to spend more time with her grandson and to "do things you don't have time to do when you work."

"I've got all kinds of projects for myself," she said.

In other business at the July 22 meeting, trustees:

Approved the installation of a 48-inch tall fence at Maplewood cemetery after hearing a recommendation from architect Kevin Hoffman. The estimated cost of installing an iron fence along Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road is $35,000. The township is making improvements to the cemetery according to a master plan. Trustees tabled a resolution to install the fence at their last regular meeting July 7.

Did not approve a resolution requiring the removal of junk vehicles from 6004 Alice Drive because the issue has been addressed, Collins said.