Brookfield Trustee Gary Lees said an effort has begun to work with Hubbard city and township officials to develop a collective approach to issues that each town faces individually.
Aside from officials in the municipalities, state Rep. Gil Blair, the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber and the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau have been brought into discussions, Lees said Nov. 4.
Issues that have been discussed include: Coalburg Lake, which is in Brookfield and Hubbard townships, and the possibility of obtaining a grant to remove the dam that created the lake; promoting tourism in the Route 7 corridor; and dealing with the wastewater injection wells that operate in Brookfield and are proposed in Hubbard Township.
“Perhaps we can find ways to create jobs in Trumbull County and some of the issues caused by the injection wells,” Lees said. “So, this was a discussion of possibly water recycling facilities in the area.”
Future discussions will include the setting of priorities, he said.
“We’re looking at working together on these projects,” Lees said. “It’s not just talk, but it’s action in motion on all three of our communities. This township is moving in the right direction and also with our neighbors and helping us.”