Thursday, June 22, 2006, the Board of Trustees of
The regular meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by President Todd D. Bosley who led the staff and audience in the pledge of allegiance.
Mr. Bosley announced due to tonight’s storm, items on the agenda will be moved around. He asked that all department heads cover only those things that are absolutely necessary. Mr. Bosley explained he would like to adjourn the meeting early so the trustees can go out and view some of the problems and flooded roads from the storm.
CONCERNS OF THE FISCAL OFFICER: (Carlene Harmon)
The following transfers were made per Res. #06-015 June 10, 2006: $10,000 from 10-A-02 Fire PERS to 10-A-14 Insurance, $6,000 from 10-A-15A Other Medicare SS to 10-A-14 Insurance, $10,000 from 10-A-01 Salaries to 10-A-14 Insurance. June 16, 2006: $5,000 from 1-A-25 Contingency to 01-A-15 Workers’ Comp. June 17, 2006: $1,000 from 01-A-25 Contingency to 01-E-01 Contracts, $3,000 from 01-A-25 Contingency to 01-B-04 Utilities and $3,000 from 4-A-08 Buildings to 4-A-09 Utilities.
$25,000.00: Fiscal Officer, Carlene Harmon, reported last year we received
Mrs. Shafer moved to transfer $25,000 from General Fund 01-A-25 Contingency to Fund 28-EMS, seconded by Mr. Lynch. Roll call voting went as follows: Mrs. Shafer – yes, Mr. Lynch – yes and Mr. Bosley – yes. Motion carried. RES#06-194
Brief Financial Report: Mrs. Harmon said due to the fact that the fire levy was defeated and the delays to completing Fire Station No. 3, she is projecting a deficit in the fire department of at least $100,000.00. Initially, we anticipated adding other departments to our dispatch operations; however, that is not possible until we move the center to our new facility. Hopefully, we will not be obligated to pay some of the remaining construction costs and that our legal counsel is successful in obtaining penalty fees from the delays.
Resolution to Request Amended Certificate for Dispatch Revenue: Mrs. Shafer moved to approve to amend the Certificate for Dispatch Revenue in the amount of $91,220.00, seconded by Mr. Lynch. Roll call voting went as follows: Mrs. Shafer – yes, Mr. Lynch – yes and Mr. Bosley – yes. Motion carried. RES. #06-195
ROAD DEPARTMENT: (Chris Peterson)
Due to the storm and heavy rain, Superintendent Peterson was out putting up high water signs and was excused from tonight’s meeting.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: (Rich Peterson)
Chief Peterson reported items on the agenda could wait and would be discussed at the next regularly scheduled Trustees’ Meeting on July 13, 2006.
June 22, 2006 (Cont.)
ZONING DEPARTMENT: (Keith Lasure)
Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces ‘Continuation’ Hearing from June 8, 2006:
Lasure explained after he and township secretary, Sharon Shaub, went over facts
for tonight’s hearing and after the secretary talked to Reva Butera at Regional
Planning and after he talked to Stark County Prosecutor, Sharon Miller, it was
recommended by both Mrs. Butera and Mrs. Miller that it would be a good idea to
not go forward at this time and to start over.
Mrs. Butera said the Resolution passed by the
With that being said and after discussion, Mrs. Shafer moved to withdraw the proposed amendment for outdoor wood burning furnaces at this time until further research can be done and to bring it before the Regional Planning Commission and the Nimishillen Township Zoning Commission at a later date, seconded by Mr. Lynch. Roll call voting went as follows: Mrs. Shafer – yes, Mr. Lynch – yes and Mr. Bosley – yes. Motion carried. RES#06-196
Maplegrove Pipe Project: Because more information is needed before going forward with this project, it was tabled until the July 13, 2006 Trustees’ Meeting.
Grover Street Improvements: After Mr. Lynch talked to Ken Carter from the Stark County Engineers Office and after he looked at the situation, it was decided that it’s the township’s responsibility to correct/replace the crossover and discussion could be held at a later date as to what the township is going to do with the road.
Mr. Lynch moved to replace the crossover on Grover Street, seconded by Mrs. Shafer. Roll call voting went as follows: Mr. Lynch – yes, Mrs. Shafer – yes and Mr. Bosley – yes. Motion carried. RES#06-197
CONCERNS OF CITIZENS:
Terri Huckels of 8730 Easton said she missed the last meeting and wanted to comment on the following:
Bill Blackmer of 3505 Maplegrove spoke on the pipe project down from his residence and said she needs help because she’s going to lose her house but he shouldn’t have to contend with all the water that comes north of him. He said there are three places on Maplegrove that are flooded right now: Kiko, Lautzenheiser and below him stating some of the blame is because the culvert was put under the road to run water into the field. He also talked about the flow of the water being
June 22, 2006 (Cont.)
changed and said the people who changed the water flow should be responsible for it. Mr. Bosley said he was right and explained approximately three years ago, a task force was put together that involved people from all over, i.e. cities to townships, and that whole approach is now gone so no one is really working on this now. Mr. Bosley said there’s no funding mechanism in place to try to fix some of these problems. Mr. Bosley said tonight’s meeting is going to be adjourned early because there are roads that are impassible and even in regards to some of these situations, there’s nothing that can be done at the township level. Some discussion followed.
CONCERNS OF TRUSTEES: (Todd D. Bosley, Lisa L. Shafer and Michael L. Lynch)
Due to weather advisories, flooding conditions throughout the township and the fact that the meeting would be adjourned early so the trustees could go out and check various problems, any concerns of trustees will be discussed at the July 13th meeting.
APPROVE ROAD REPORT:
Mrs. Shafer moved to approve the Road Report for June 22, 2006, as written, seconded by Mr. Lynch. Roll call voting went as follows: Mrs. Shafer – yes, Mr. Lynch- yes and Mr. Bosley – yes. Motion carried. RES#06-198
APPROVE ZONING REPORTS:
Shafer moved to approve the May 2006 Zoning Report for the
APPROVE ALL PURCHASE ORDERS:
Mrs. Shafer moved to approve all Purchase Orders, seconded by Mr. Lynch. Roll call voting went as follows: Mrs. Shafer – yes, Mr. Lynch – yes and Mr. Bosley – yes. Motion carried. RES#06-200
APPROVE FINANCIAL REPORT AND PAY BILLS:
Mrs. Shafer moved to approve the Financial Report and pay bills in the amount of $40,459.65, seconded by Mr. Lynch. Roll call voting went as follows: Mrs. Shafer –yes, Mr. Lynch – yes and Mr. Bosley – yes. Motion carried. RES#06-201
SIGN CHECKS AND ADJOURN:
Mrs. Shafer moved to sign checks and adjourn, seconded by Mr. Lynch. Roll call voting went as follows: Mrs. Shafer – yes, Mr. Lynch – yes and Mr. Bosley – yes. Motion carried. RES#06-202 The meeting adjourned at 7:21 PM.
Attest: Fiscal Officer Todd D. Bosley, President
Lisa R. Shafer, Vice President
Michael L. Lynch, Trustee