YOUR INFORMATION NEWSLETTER FROM NORTHFIELD CENTER TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE
PAUL G. BUESCHER
~ KEEPING NCT RESIDENTS INFORMED SINCE 2005 ~
#522 TUESDAY JANUARY 09, 2018
FORMER FIRE DISTRICT FISCAL OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY TO THEFT IN OFFICE ~ $10,172.12 RESTITUTION ORDERED ~
Former Northfield Center-Sagamore Hills Fire District Fiscal Officer, Rosemary Barrett, plead GUILTY today to the charge of theft in office. She made the plea before Judge Alison Breaux. The 4th degree felony charge resulted from the misuse of a Fire District issued credit card.
Barrett was sentenced to 36 months of “Community Control” (Community Service) and will pay restitution amounting to $10,172.12. Details are included in court documents in case number CR-2017-08-3061.
Barrett was originally charged last August by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, when Northfield Center Township received a suspicious bill from Huntington Bank (formerly First Merit). The Sheriff’s Office was immediately contacted and conducted a subsequent investigation, which immediately implicated Mrs. Barrett. The Summit County Sheriff’s investigation, led by Detective Ann Manuel, is now complete and the case is closed.
TRUSTEES ORGANIZE FOR 2018
Your Northfield Center Township Board of Trustees conducted its annual organizational meeting last night. The following changes were made to the Board membership:
Richard Reville – 2018 Chairman & Liaison to the Fire Dept. & Zoning Dept.
Russ Mazzola – 2018 Vice Chairman & Liaison to the Service Dept.
Paul Buescher – Trustee & Liaison to the Sheriff’s Department
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q >>> – As always, you are looking out for all of us. I’m a single woman, don’t know the first thing about purchasing a generator nor what to do with it. I will admit – you’ve addressed this situation before but……I never really printed it out or remembered it. Please – reiterate what you told us before. I have a wood burning fireplace but realize I need to be much more informed and prepared.
A >>> – I sent you the article that I published last November. In a nutshell, you probably need around a 5,000-watt generator that can be purchased at any big box store BEFORE a power outage occurs. Again, simplistically speaking, you place the generator outside of your home, put gas in it, pull the cord like a lawn mower until it starts then plug in an extension cord and run it to whatever you want to run. In the case of running your furnace motor, you should consult an electrician to install a hook up box for you.
YOUR GENERAL COMMENTS
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I agree paul, Two years ago, over MLK weekend we were out of town. I came home to a broken furnace and 37 in the house and single digits outside. I called a furnace guy and he was on his way. I started up my wood burner and everyone grabbed blankets. The furnace parts were a few days out and I had to rely on wood. By 9PM my wife said I could cut the heat back. I was pushing 80 in the downstairs of the house. I started at 3PM. It doesn’t have to be a huge storm to cause an issue. Today I see people relying on someone else like the township, government or police to help them survive. Help yourself people!!
Secondly, last year we had a water main break on our street. I woke up on a Sunday morning without water. It was fixed by dinner and the water was on. We used the water I bottled all day to wash hands use toilet etc. This wasn’t an emergency by any means, just an inconvenience. However, I was prepared and no matter how small or big the situation is. I’m prepared. My wife no longer calls me a “Prepper” I have you to thank for helping me with my prep list. FYI – Food rations are not a bad idea either, they sell them on Amazon now.
Hi Paul, thanks for all your info and keeping current.
Wanted to share about generators. There is a large number of motor homes in the area and all have generators. This last round of trees damages and power outages, my wife and I watched TV in our motor home and were prepared to spend the night. We would have invited neighbors too if it had continued past midnight. Next day I used it with my electric chain saw to help 4 neighbors get out of their driveways and clear the sidewalks. So maybe a voluntary listing of owners could help. There are also many motor homes stored in several spots that perhaps legally could be commandeered for emergencies. FYI. Have a blessed day,
Many thanks for keeping me posted on your timely and incisive emails; they are top quality and filled to the brim with quality information. Those who disregard your insights, do so at their own peril.
Paul G. Buescher
Northfield Center Twp. – Trustee