Police, roads to get new vehicles

by Kathleen Steele Gaivin
April 11 trustees meeting
Sagamore Hills trustees authorized the purchase of two vehicles for the police and roads departments.

At the request of Police Chief David Hayes, the township is purchasing a 2022 Ford pickup truck for the Sagamore Hills Police Department for an estimated $55,000. The truck will be used to haul items like the speed radar trailers that are set up around town.

“This will be a marked vehicle, and we’ll use money [for purchase] from the federal relief funds,” Trustee David DePasquale said.

For the roads department, the township is purchasing a 22-year-old, 1-ton RAM 5500 dump truck. The lowest price, according to Trustee Paul Schweikert was $111,835. The cost will be paid over two years, he said.

“If we order it now, it’s probably going to come in next year,” said Schweikert.

Macedonia Fire Department

Fire Station 1 in Macedonia had 141 EMS calls and 21 fire calls in March. Sagamore Hills had 99 EMS Calls and seven fire calls. Northfield Center had 40 EMS calls and six fire calls. Mutual aid was “even,” DePasquale said, with five calls in and five calls out. Overall, the Macedonia Fire Department handled 323 calls.

Electronics recycling

On May 24, from 3-6 p.m., ReWorks will be onsite at Sagamore Hills Township Hall, 11551 Valley View Rd. to accept televisions, laptops, cellphones and tablets for recycling. Information about what the organization will and will not accept will be posted on the township’s website, mysagamorehills.com. Registration is required.

Noxious weeds

Zaccardelli reminded the public that as of May 1, there is a county ordinance barring noxious weeds. Grass must be kept at 8 inches or shorter, or the township will intervene. ∞