During a Jefferson Township Trustee meeting Tuesday, fiscal officer Brenda Mathys said she would be leaving her position at the end of October.
Mathys is moving out of the township and cannot be fiscal officer once she moves. She has been the township's fiscal officer for sixteen-and-a-half years.
The trustees will fill her position within the next couple of months. The township has been approached by four individuals interested in the position. Tony Fink, Susan Reames, Phil Metz, and Debbie Newland have expressed interest.
The trustees will hold a special executive meeting on August 16th. They will interview the candidates and look into their experience and resumes. They hope to name a replacement for Mathys at the August meeting.
Jefferson Township crews have been working on Township Roads 127 and 129 this summer. They have done excavating and drainage work. They have improved the depth of the ditches and widened the road in several areas for safety. They have also installed culverts. The township plans to use Ray Hensley, INC., from Springfield, to chip-seal and crack-seal two roads around late-August and September.
The June 29th storm did damage to the Zanesfield ball area. The shelter house, batting cage, and ball fences were damaged by the wind. Insurance will pay for the damages done to the shelter house and ball diamonds. Lee’s Roofing will repair the shelter house roof for $3,975 and the batting cage will be replaced for $1,850. A walking bridge and some trees also took damage in the storm. The township will repair part of the walking bridge.
The township recently finished a cemetery marker restoration project. They were repairing headstone foundations to straighten them up. The trustees hope to do more restorations next year.
Trustee Tim Tillman comments on the meeting.
The Jefferson Township Trustees will meet on August 28th at 5 pm.