2018-04-19 / Local News

Centerville questions 2%

A proposal to endorse a request for 2 percent tribal gaming funds for autism research was tabled last week by the Centerville Township Board.

Dr. Marvin Anderson, who was representing the End Autism Now Foundation, asked the Township Board at its April 11 meeting to endorse a request for $198,000 for an autism biomarker study being directed by H.M. Kingston, Ph.D. of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Anderson lives in the township.

However, board members questioned whether the request falls in line with the existing guidelines for 2 percent funding which is designed to pay for governmental services.

Board members also were concerned about whether additional work would be required of the township clerk and treasurer if the tribal funding were approved.

In other business during the 2-hour meeting the board:

 Renewed a contract with Brian Booth to provide spring and fall cleanup and lawn maintenance at the township hall and park at a not-to-exceed cost of $2,250.

The total is unchanged from last year, township supervisor Jim Schwantes said.

 Approved a request to allow use of portions of French, Hohnke and Schomberg road on Saturday, June 16 for the biking portion of the Kristie Yaakoby Memorial Triathlon.

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