Township purchases new tractor

by Laura Bednar

July 10 township trustees meeting

Sagamore Hills Township will purchase a new Holland Model Powerstar 75 tractor with an 88-inch wide mower for the road department.

Trustee Paul Schweikert said the current tractor is 35 years old and is no longer operable, even though the road department did everything possible to fix it. The new tractor from Akron Tractor & Equipment Inc. costs $108,010 through state purchasing, which ensures the lowest price. Schweikert said the price might drop by trading in the old tractor.

The tractor is used for a variety of tasks, including roadside ditching.

Expenditures in June included the annual assessment of the Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery for $49,818, a new Ford F-150 truck for the police department for $54,986 and $5,965 in repairs for an ambulance that collided with a deer.

Sagamore Hills received a $9,500 reimbursement grant from Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council after replacing soffits and gutters on the township administration building.

Trustees also approved a $750 donation to the Historical Society of Olde Northfield, which maintains the Palmer House museum and historical records for Nordonia Hills communities, including Sagamore. A representative from the society attended last month’s meeting to ask for support of the society’s annual $3,000 budget.

Schweikert said Sagamore Hills’ $750 donation matches Northfield Center Township’s donation. The township can donate general revenue that has not been appropriated and serves a community purpose, according to Ohio Revised Code. ∞