Road resurfacing moving forward in Perrysburg Twp.


LIME CITY — The 2023 road projects are lining up for Perrysburg Township, with approvals for plans from the Wood County Engineer’s Office and a joint funding agreement between Perrysburg city and township.

There are projects for Thompson Road, McCarty Drive, Buttonwood Drive, Belmont Meadow Lane, Lindsey Lane and Lakevue Drive, the Perrysburg Township Trustees heard at the March 15 meeting.

“These are the most thorough plans I’ve seen in my history of being a trustee,” Trustee Bob Mack said.

Also approved was an agreement between the city of Perrysburg and the township for resurfacing of Lakevue Drive, which lies in both the political entities. The total length of the project will be 0.38 miles.

The city will reimburse the township for 40% of the estimated $118,200 cost, or $47,280.

In other maintenance department business, the spring brush pickup will begin on April 3.

The fire department presented a first draft of the proof for their new bicentennial patch for the trustees to discuss.

The department also received approval for the annual Red Cross Battle of the Badges on June 8, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

“Their mission matches up with ours,” Fire Chief Tom Brice said.

The department had 168 total calls, which was the third highest for a February on record, and very close to the 2021 and 2022 record of 172.

Trustees gave approval of the LexipolCordico Shield Law Enforcement Wellness app for $7,500, which is at a 25% discount. The app gives aid to first responders for mental and physical health.

A joint police and fire department access control system upgrade for eight doors, which would also include an access badge printing system was approved for $15,372 from Torrence Sound Equipment Company. The system will be paid for out of the town hall fund as a building repair. That budget line item has $160,000 available.

Also approved was a surveillance system from Asset Protection Corporation for the police and fire building for $42,590. It will come from a 50% split in cost between the two departments.

The police department received approval for its request to purchase two portable radio communication units, as they are currently down to only one spare. The price will be $9,470 from Motorola Solutions.

Additionally, the department found that there are seven back invoices which need to be paid to Motorola Solutions totalling $47, 651. The invoices had been sent by email to previous finance director Shirley Haar.

Brice pointed out that the invoices were previously approved by the trustees, who reapproved their payment.

The township has also been randomly selected by the state auditor’s office for a payroll audit related to the Public Employee Retirement System.

Fiscal Officer Gretchen Welch hopes that the audit may coincide with the regular year-end audit.

The trustees also approved the authorization with Penta Career Center for two school resource officers.

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