Genoa Township trustees on Jan. 20 agreed to seek a Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant to add features at Center Green Park, 7846 Center Green Drive.

Genoa Township trustees on Jan. 20 agreed to seek a Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant to add features at Center Green Park, 7846 Center Green Drive.

The township is surveying residents on their use of Center Green Park, to obtain information that will be used in the grant application.

If approved, the grant would be used to install basketball courts and a pier for fishing, said township administrator Paul Wise.

Trustees also:

Discussed the planned purchase of three police cruisers. The trustees earlier agreed to buy the cars for $64,701, from which $7,000 would be deducted by trading in three old cruisers. Trustees learned the auto dealership now wants to pay only $6,800 on the trade-in.

Trustee Karl Gebhardt said trustees needed more information because the lower trade-in alters the deal.

Agreed to pay Downes Fishel Hass Kim LLP $5,192 for union contract negotiations with the police and fire unions. Trustees are expected to vote on the contracts at a special meeting 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26. The negotiations began last year in late summer.

Approved a $2,831 invoice to Verizon Wireless for the monthly use of all township cell phones.

Agreed to pay $4,446 in property taxes on recently acquired township properties that are going through the exemption process. Fiscal officer Patrick Myers said the township will be reimbursed the funds.

Said the Delaware County auditor has certified the township's three-year, 0.7-mill road levy that will be be on the May 3 ballot. The levy is a renewal and won't increase taxes to residents, trustee Karl Gebhardt said.

The issue would raise about $663,442 a year.