Notice of Public Auction
Friday, May 9, 2014 10:00 AM
The Board of Valley Township Trustees by resolution and authority of ORC 505.10 has determined the listed property, including motor vehicles, equipment, boats and trailers, tools, and misc. items are not needed for public use for which it was acquired and will be offered for sale at public auction on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM. The auction will be conducted at the Valley Township Garage located at 206 Jackson Street, Lucasville, Ohio 45468.
1999 F450 XL Super Duty dump w/Meyer snow plow 46K miles, 2003 Silverado 3500 dump w/Meyer snow plow 49K miles, 2002 Ram 3500 V8 Magnum dump w/Meyer snow 10K miles, Sea Nymph boat model 1880 with 40 hp Evinrude, marine radio with depth finder and Shoreland trailer, Landau 16' john boat w/trailer, Vermeer M BC 625 chipper w/20 hp Kohler motor, Bobcat 15 hp mower, Brunco dump trailer w/Billygoat leaf vacuum system, SS Meyer Diamond 2 yd salt hopper, Meyer Diamond salt hopper, Monroe salt hopper, Yanmar 3pt blade, dump bed, 2 back hoe buckets, wheels & tires, gate and scrap metal.
This public auction will be conducted by Allen's Auctions, Inc. Photos of items for auction can be seen at http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/allensauctions/ listed in upcoming auctions Valley Township Surplus.
Future Location of Valley Township Fire and EMS?
The current fire station for the Valley Township Fire Department, located on Beechwood Street, was constructed in 1966 and has served the Fire Department well. While the building is in good condition, it no longer serves the needs of modern day fire service. The main problem with this structure is the truck bays are not deep enough for todays fire trucks.
In the 1960's fire trucks were shorter and firemen rode standing on the back of the truck, in a harness, on the way to a fire scene. This act is no longer legal. Today, fire trucks are manufactured with a personnel cab and seat belts, which extended the length of trucks. New trucks just will not fit in the station.
The Board of Trustees has considered renovation of the existing station by building an extention to the front of the station which would make the bays deep enough for todays needs. However, that creates a whole new set of problems. If the decision is made to renovate the existing building, then the existing building will need to be brought up to todays building codes. This would require ADA compliance with handicap bathroom facilities, electrical wiring upgrades, sprinkler systems, and provisions for bloodborne pathogens guildlines in the EMS service, just to mention a few costly changes. It appears it would be more cost effective to construct a new station then to renovate the existing one.
Valley Township owns property at the intersection of Robert Lucas RD and State Route 728. Over the last few weeks township employees have cleared this property so a better evaluation can be made to determine if this property is a suitable building site. If a decision is made to construct a new Fire and EMS station at this location, then the existing fire station would be used as the township garage. This would resolve severe problems township workers face yearly as there currently are no heated facilities for equipment in the winter. This appears to be the most cost effective solution for the township and addresses many problems.
New Snow Plows Arrive!
The Board of Trustees voted in September 2013 to purchase two new snow plows, replacing two of our current plows that are now 13 and 15 years old. The township operates three plows to clear our 26 miles of township roads.
The new plows are Ford F450 4x4 chassis, dump beds, with 10 cylinder gas engines. They are equipped with 9', 4 cubic yard hydraulic stainless steel hopper spreaders, and 9' heavy duty contractor grade, Western Snow Plows. They have four corner and both sides LED strobe warning light systems. The trucks were purchased off State Term Schedule from Valley Ford Truck in Cleveland Ohio. The purchase price of each truck fully equipped was $63,496. The Township saved approximately $17,000 per truck by purchasing through the State Term Schedule system.
The township received the trucks Thursday, 1/23/2014. The trucks did not sit long as the winter snow storms continue to blanket our area. They were put into service Saturday morning and performed flawlessly. This winter has already required township road treatments more times in a single year then any of the township employees remember. The Township has spread approximately 50 ton of grit and 30 ton of salt already this season. The township responds to roads as quickly as possible during each storm so be patient ... we will be on your road soon!