During a special meeting April 21, Plain Township trustees approved funding for extension of new utility services to the township maintenance garage, a spring newsletter and firefighter training.

During a special meeting April 21, Plain Township trustees approved funding for extension of new utility services to the township maintenance garage, a spring newsletter and firefighter training.

Township administrator Ben Collins said the maintenance garage was built in 1972 on property within Maplewood Cemetery, which is operated and maintained by the township. The new water and sewer system would work the bathrooms and provide the department with water for washing equipment. The existing septic system would have to be abandoned when the new system is in place.

Collins said access to natural gas and electric is available through Ackerly Park on property owned by the New Albany Co. He said the company is willing to grant necessary easements for the line extensions. Currently, the lines run 900 feet from Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road to the maintenance building. New connections would run less than 100 feet.

Trustees approved spending up to $18,476.93 on the project but Collins said the township has requested that New Albany waive the water and sewer capacity fees, tap fees and inspection fees, which would save $6,005.40.

Collins said the township is waiting for New Albany's response.

The water and sewer extension would connect the township to the Columbus city municipal water system through an agreement Columbus has for providing water and sewer service to New Albany.

Other business at the meeting include approval of $2,200 for printing of a spring newsletter and a resolution to allow firefighter Dan Gilmore to attend a rescue technician class at Bowling Green State University.

The special meeting was held April 21 after the April 20 regular meeting was canceled.