Perrysburg Township hires new law director
Written by PETER KUEBECK Sentinel Staff Writer
Thursday, 07 March 2013 09:49
LIME CITY - Perrysburg Township has a new law director.
Township trustees unanimously appointed Truman A. "Tim" Greenwood at Wednesday's meeting.
Greenwood, a lawyer with the firm of Spengler Nathanson, served in the Ohio State Assembly from 1989 to 1995. He retired from the Ohio Senate in 1995 after being appointed to fill a vacated seat. Among other posts, he additionally served as the law director for Sylvania Township for 10 years.
Township Administrator Walter Celley said the appointment was somewhat unusual, as Greenwood was unable to attend the meeting.
"Mr. Greenwood regrets that he had a prior commitment to this meeting," said Celley. "We're going to bring him in for a meeting that's probably going to be our first meeting in April to introduce him to the public. I do have a couple matters that are going to have to be handled by the law director in the coming months.
The law director post was last held by Celley before he ascended to the position of administrator earlier this year. The job has been vacant since that time.
The contract, approved unanimously, calls for Greenwood to be paid $135 an hour for services provided as law director.
"It's essentially the same contract that I had when I was law director," explained Celley.
Trustee Gary Britten noted he met with Greenwood last week, saying "I believe it'll be a good fit."
"Tim Greenwood came to us highly recommended from Sylvania Township, where he was law director for many, many years," said Trustee Bob Mack after the vote.
"And we now have the good fortune of having him as a resident in Perrysburg Township."
"I think he'll be a great asset when we need him," Mack added.
The trustees met in executive session prior to the meeting.
In other business, the trustees:
• Saw a certificate of merit awarded to William Kelley, a Cub Scout in Pack 332 who recently put out a fire in his home.
• Approved $4,300 for annual roadside cleanup in the township during the last week of this month.
• Heard from Fire Chief Tom Brice that the department has received an $18,000 grant from the Urban Area Security Initiative to pay for new HAZMAT meters.
"Pleasant surprise," said Brice. "It's not something that usually goes to departments such as ours."
• Heard that there were 115 EMS runs and 17 fire runs in the township during the month of February.
• Heard from Police Chief Mark Hetrick that township police participated in a vice sting with the Wood County Sheriff's Department on Feb. 26. Five individuals were arrested.
• Went into executive session after the meeting to discuss litigation matters, an employment matter, and the promotion of public employees. Action was expected following the session, but information was not available at press time.