Liberty volunteers take stand to keep flower beds near interstate


And I’m Dave Sess. Right now at 6. Reacting to a resolution passed last week — some people who live in Liberty Township are taking a stand all in an effort to protect flower beds near the Interstate. WKBN 27 First News Reporter Nadine Grimley was at the protest this morning and has reaction tonight. Holding signs. About a dozen people were standing along Belmont Avenue. Hoping to save neaby flower beds. The location of the protest — changed from where the beds were after Police Chief Toby Meloro raised some safety concerns. CHIEF TOBY MEORO/LIBERTY TWP. POLICE DEPT: “I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE SAFE.” It’s these flower beds that were the subject of a resolution passed last week. Trustee Jodi Stoyak says it wasn’t on the meeting agenda. JODI STOYAK/LIBERTY TWP. TRUSTEE: “IT REALLY IS KIND OF A SLAM TO MY VOLUNTEERS AND THEY WERE EXTREMELY UPSET THAT THIS DECISION WAS MADE WITHOUT THEIR INPUT AT ALL.” For several years now — Liberty in Bloom has been planting flowers and other vegitation in these beds. Beautifying the gateways to the township. Stoyak says she previously went to the board of trustees requesting money to clean up the beds. But Thursday the other two trustees voted to possibly take them depending on a few things like permission from ODOT and response from community. In Liberty Twp. Nadine Grimley WKBN 27 First News. Charges are pending against an

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