Mahoning Township supervisors are trying to decide if the current township building can be renovated and used if the township erects a pole structure for the road crew's equipment freeing much of the municipal building's first floor. But an e-mail response from Township engineer Tim Edinger appeared to be the result of a misunderstanding of their question.
"I think he's looking for more exact information about what we are planning to do, when all we really want to know at this point is this, is the building able to be renovated," said Supervisor Travis Steigerwalt.
Supervisor Frank Ruch agreed with Steigerwalt, "I think he misunderstood us. We simply want to know at this point if the building is structurally sound and can be redone."
Township Chairman John Wieczorek mentioned there was a committee meeting the next day to discuss the pole barn for the road crew so if the supervisors wished he would mention to Edinger what the supervisors wish to do and ask him his opinion.
"Maybe we should look into grants at this point as well," said Steigerwalt.
Wieczorek said he believed they should wait until they had a better understanding of project specifics. "They are going to want to know what we are planning to do and how we are going to do it, and we just don't have those answers yet, so I think we should wait until we know."