Thursday, September 22, 2005, the Board of Trustees of
The meeting opened with the pledge of Allegiance.
MOMENT OF SILENCE:
Trustee President Virginia Macdonald asked to observe a moment of silence in respect for the passing of two township residents, Mr. Paul Carper and Candace E. Sims.
GUEST SPEAKER: (Pastor Mike Harmon)
Vice President Todd Bosley introduced Pastor Mike Harmon explaining the Pastor
owns property on
Harmon stated he owns property in the City of
Trustees agreed a letter should be written to Attorney Deborah Dawson at the
Todd Bosley suggested writing a letter to the City to ask questions such as who would maintain the line, what size line, etc.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: (Chief Richard Peterson)
Fire Station/Communication Center Update: Chief Peterson reported everything is moving along. Singles are now on the roof.
The Chief reported a Change Order (G4) was needed to add 90’ of drainage pipe and an additional sump pump to eliminate water seepage at a cost of $1,196.00, which will be a credit from R. P. Babik Const. Co.
Russ Goffus motioned to accept Change Order G4 in the amount of $1,196.00 for an additional 90’ of pipe and a sump pump on the interior of the basement seconded by Todd Bosley. All voted yes. Motion carried. (Copy attached) (Res#05-219)
Change in Federal FIRE Grant Request Amount: Chief Peterson reported this is through the Department of Homeland Security. The Chief said he asked for 50 of the turnout gear and they said they would fund 35 sets of gear and asked for $48,200.00 for the Cascade Fill Station (breathing air compressor) and they said they would fund $40,000.00. Chief Peterson said even though it’s less than what he had asked for, it’s better than nothing. (See attached)
for Base Station Replacement @
Free Pancake Breakfast: Chief Peterson reminded everyone of the free pancake breakfast to be held at Station #2 on Sunday, October 16th, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
September 22, 2005 (Cont.)
ROAD DEPARTMENT: (Superintendent Kevin Swartz)
Virginia Macdonald excused Kevin Swartz from tonight’s meeting. Due to his absence, there will be no Road Report for September 22, 2005.
ZONING DEPARTMENT: (Keith Lasure)
2005 Zoning Report for Stark
Zoning Report for September 22, 2005: Virginia Macdonald motioned to accept the Zoning Report for September 22, 2005, as written, seconded by Todd Bosley. All voted yes. Motion carried. (Copy attached) Res#05-221
CONCERNS OF CITIZENS:
CONCERNS OF TRUSTEES:
Estimate to Repair Trojan Loader and to Repair the Rear-end of Truck No. 3: Russ Goffus motioned to go ahead with Korte Brothers, Inc. for the repair/parts for the Trojan Loader in the amount of approximately $3,000.00 seconded by Todd Bosley. All voted yes. Motion carried. (Copy attached) Res#05-222
on NATaT (National Association of Towns and Townships): Russ Goffus reported he
attended NATaT in
Proposed Oil Well Drilling: Todd Bosley said he received a letter from Mrs. Debbie Hogan regarding the proposed oil well drilling adjacent to the Glenhaven Housing Development. Mrs. Hogan would like the Board to write a letter supporting them in wanting the proposed site to be moved further away from their house. Mr. Bosley agreed to write the letter, and the Board agreed they would all sign it.
October 12th – Meet the Candidates: Virginia Macdonald said she received a letter from Connie Schmucker and wanted to remind everyone the importance of attending the League of Women’s Voters Forum, which will be held October 12th at 7:00 p.m. Township trustee candidates are to respond by October 1st.
The Township Narrative was taken to the post office and all township residents should receive their copy soon. Extra copies are available at the township office for those who do not receive one.
September 22, 2005 (Cont.)
8:00 P.M. – EXCUSE STUDENTS:
Virginia Macdonald excused the Louisville High School Government students, and the officials signed their papers.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Russ Goffus motioned to accept the Minutes, as written, from September 6, 2005 seconded by Todd Bosley. All voted yes. Motion carried. Res#05-223
CONCERNS OF THE CLERK:
Transfers Per Res. #05-005:
September 12, 2005:
$ 509.00 From: 01-A-25 Other
To: 01-A-16 Health District
$4,000.00 From: 10-A-01 Salaries
To: 10-A-15 Other
$3,500.00 From: 10-A-02 Retirement
To: 10-A-14 Insurance
Earned Interest Transferred to Fire Department: Clerk Carlene Harmon asked the Board for approval to transfer $30,910.00 to the Fire Department for salaries. She said the township received $46,600.00 interest and 66.26% is Fire Department money. The Board agreed to this.
Resolution for Travel Policy: The Board agreed to table this until the next Trustees Meeting to give them a chance to look it over before setting policy on prices/costs.
APPROVE FINANCIAL REPORT AND PAY BILLS:
Virginia Macdonald motioned to approve the Financial Report and pay bills in the amount of $245,153.15 seconded by Todd Bosley. All voted yes. Motion carried. Res#05-224
SIGN CHECKS AND ADJOURN:
Russ Goffus motioned to sign checks and adjourn seconded by Virginia Macdonald. All voted yes. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. Res#05-225
ATTEST: CLERK/TREASURER Virginia K. Macdonald, President
Todd D. Bosley, Vice President
Russell L. Goffus, Trustee