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ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP – Police Chief Brian McKenzie questioned township trustees Monday evening to approve the acquire of gear to outfit the new 2023 Dodge Durango formerly accepted for buy for the law enforcement division.

The value to outfit the new car is believed at $16,933.70 and does not involve the onboard camera process.

The chief also asked for approval to record the department’s 2012 Ford Taurus for sale considering that it was not wanted any more.

The trustees voted unanimously to approve equally requests.

Also in his report to the trustees, McKenzie mentioned that the department has seen an increase in site visitors citations issued and that is thanks to the reality that drivers are remaining far more aggressive and his officers are staying more robust. There have been 778 citations issued in 2022, versus 350 issued in 2021. In addition, the on-road traffic mishaps observed a slight decrease between 2021 and 2022.

McKenzie claimed the maximize in citations was the law enforcement division becoming additional proactive and attempting to lessen the amount of accidents that happen in the township.

Whole incidents responded to by the office have substantially amplified considering that previous yr. In 2021, officers responded to 1,571 incidents. That quantity improved to 2,525 in 2022.

“I have a great team of fellas. They are out right here executing a nice occupation,” McKenzie reported.

The chief also furnished the trustees with the department’s 2022 calendar year in evaluate.

In 2022, the office set up a college source officer (SRO) at Beaver Area Colleges, hosted a coat travel to reward the Elks, raised $6,400 for the duration of an autism consciousness function, hosted the mother-son dance at Beaver Regional Substantial University, hosted a sizzling puppy sale at Walmart, obtained the Ohio FOP Lodge of the Calendar year award, held the Back again 2 School Bash Motion picture Night time, named section of the thirty day period, hosted the Thin Blue Line occasion, elevated funds for breast cancer awareness and Trunk or Treats, held a food generate at Walmart and Huge Eagle, donated $1,200 to FISH, hosted a toy drive at Walmart and Dollar Typical, experienced 3.5 million sights on the Grinch Chronicles and hosted Cops and Little ones at Walmart.

McKenzie also stated that various of his officers had been despatched to an lively shooter instruction and officers documented back again that they experienced acquired new situations they hadn’t noticed right before. McKenzie is hoping to bring the schooling domestically in the spring for the relaxation of his officers and churches and colleges in the group.

Road Supervisor Scott Barrett explained to the trustees that he was searching into some agricultural grants and that the whole department would be participating in an excavation schooling course in Youngstown on Feb. 14 sponsored by Columbiana Gas.

Trustees voted all-in-favor to approve resolutions for the once-a-year conversion approach with OPERS, ask for the Culvert Grant for 2023, to article a duplicate of the open conferences needs and to file permit purposes for Columbia Push. They also voted to pay the regular monthly payments totaling $85,546.55.

There will be a pre-bid meeting or Columbia Drive on Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. On Feb. 9, the Travel and Tourism Board meeting will be held on Feb. 10 with an open bids meeting for Columbia Drive at 10 a.m. The once-a-year FOP mother-son dance will be Feb. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Beaver Nearby Significant School. On Feb. 20, township workplaces will be shut because of to Presidents’ Day.

The St. Clair Township trustees meet up with each other Monday at 4 p.m., except a holiday break, in the Peter Metrovich Local community Space. The upcoming meetings are Feb. 13 and Feb. 27.

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