President Shafer called the meeting to order and led the staff and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
INVOCATION: Mike Lynch gave the invocation.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: (Chief Rich Peterson)
Excuse Chief Peterson: Because Chief Peterson is attending another meeting for the Township, Lisa Shafer excused him from tonight’s meeting.
Mike Lynch said
everyone should be very proud because our township is the leader in the State
ROAD DEPARTMENT: (Road Crew Member, Jamie May)
Resolution to Advertise for Road Material Bids and Open Bids on May 10: After discussion, Allan Gress motioned to advertise for road material bids and open the bids at the May 10th, 2007 Trustees’ Meeting, seconded by Mike Lynch. Roll call voting: Allen Gress – yes, Mike Lynch – yes and Lisa Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-099
Road Report: Mike Lynch motioned to approve the Road Report for April 12, 2007, as presented, seconded by Allen Gress. Roll call voting: Mike Lynch – yes, Allen Gress – yes and Lisa Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-200 (Copy attached)
Allen Gress asked Jamie when the list of road improvements would be available. Jamie said he has them and they are available for viewing. Jamie said he would like to take the Trustees out so they can look at all the problems on the roads. Mr. Gress said he went out with Jamie last week and said there is a host of roads that need attention.
ZONING DEPARTMENT: (Keith Lasure)
Zoning Report: Mike Lynch motioned to accept the Zoning Report for April 12, 2007, as presented, seconded by Allen Gress. Roll call voting: Mike Lynch – yes, Allen Gress – yes and Lisa Shafer - yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-201 (Copy attached)
Zoning Report for Stark
Meeting in Twinsburg: Keith reported there would be a meeting held on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 in Twinsburg from 9:00 AM to Noon. This is the Phase II municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) education session to determine compliance with municipal NPDES storm water permit requirements. This workshop will prepare storm water managers for an MS4 program audit. One Trustee is required to attend. Gress said he would be available to attend.
Water Runoff at 7645 Brookview: Keith Lasure reported on water runoff off at 7645 Brookview from farmland (which is a natural flow) onto a yard. Tyson with Stark Soil & Water looked at the property and gave suggestions to help reduce the problem.
CONCERNS OF FISCAL OFFICER: (Carlene Harmon)
Transfers Per Res#07-021: March 31, 2007 $15,000 from 10-A-08 Fire Department Tools and Equipment to 10-A-15 Fire Department Other.
CONCERNS OF CITIZENS: No one signed up in advance to speak at tonight’s meeting.
CONCERNS OF TRUSTEES: (Lisa R. Shafer, Michael L. Lynch, Allen E. Gress)
$455.00 Donation from Mr. Kiener: Lisa Shafer thanked township resident, Mr. Kiener, for his generosity for the $455.00 donation to the Township Fire Department. Mr. Kiener said the township has been good to him and this is his way of ‘giving back’ to the township.
Township Map Update: Allen Gress said in the beginning, this seemed like a great idea but
after meeting with the Wes Lambert with Municipal Publications, Gress
discovered that thirty (30) ads would be needed at a cost of $235.00 per ad to
pay for the map. Since it is very
doubtful we could get that many ads in the Township, Gress suggested that Mr.
Lambert contact the City of
However, the cost to mail the maps would fall back on the Township, which at $ .50 cents per map X 3700 residences would cost the township $1,800.00. Gress said it’s
most likely the map mailing will not happen, but suggested that instead of the fall newsletter, which costs about $3,000, we could send the map instead.
Newsletter Update: Allan Gress said the deadline
for articles for the Nimishillen Township Newsletter summer issue is the first
week in May. The Township Newsletter is
scheduled to be mailed to the residents the end of May. Discussion was held on getting ads to help
offset the cost of the newsletter. The
Trustees requested Township Secretary, Sharon Shaub, to contact Stark County
Prosecutor, Sharon Miller, for a legal opinion as to whether or not the
Township can legally solicit for ads to help offset the cost of our newsletters
and to also contact
CEDA Agreement with
Gress said Osnaburg Twp. is working a CEDA agreement with the City of
Gress presented a Press Release with only his name on it as he had not
discussed it with Mr. Lynch or Mrs. Shafer and they knew nothing about it. In part, it says, “Louisville Council’s
decision to reject
years. By nixing our CEDA request, the city officials have slammed the door of opportunity on the Township damaging future relationships……and their actions have lowered an iron curtain between the Township and City.”
an annexation hearing on May 16th with the Stark County
Commissioners at 11:30 AM at the
Mike Lynch said he already went before the Commissioners and said that’s where the battle will be won or lost. All three Trustees will be attending the May 16th hearing. Lynch urges all residents to attend the hearing on May 16th and also urged all our residents to call all three Commissioners to let your feelings be known.
Mr. Gress said a letter was received yesterday that there is yet another request for annexation for a 3.6 acres on the corner of SR62 and SR44 owned by Steve Coon.
Shafer said as a Board of Trustees, we definitely need to take the high road
stating she thinks it is absolutely atrocious that another agency would not
even come to the table to have a meeting.
She said we now have another annexation on the table and said we will
follow the same course of action. She
further said that what has been said tonight, at least for her, is not meant to
slam the City of
Discussion was held about a letter from the City of
Mr. Lynch said what we need is to get people behind us on May 16th, which will make it real hard for them to go against us. Lynch asked the Commissioners to please not authorize the annexation without a CEDA, which the Commissioners can do. More discussion followed.
Convene Zoning Board Regarding Home Business Rules and Regulations and the $50.00 Yearly Fee: After discussion, this was tabled to the June 2007 Trustees’ Meeting.
Yard Waste / Recycling: Allen Gress met with Linda Morckel at the Stark-Tusc-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District in Bolivar. After discussion, because of the time it takes road employees to clean the compost center daily and the wear and tear on our township equipment, the Board agreed to send a letter to Linda Morckel seeking some type of funding for the compost/recycling center.
At this time Lisa Shafer excused the Louisville High School Government Class students, and the elected officials signed their papers and the continued with Concerns of Trustees.
Management Performance International: After discussion, Mike Lynch motioned to authorize additional payment to Management Performance International in the amount of $1,000.00, seconded by Allen Gress. Roll call voting: Mike Lynch – yes, Allen Gress – yes and Lisa Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-203
Policy for Employee Comp Time: Because Mr. Lynch had been sick, setting a new policy for employee comp time was tabled to the May 2007 Trustees’ Meeting.
Resolution to Repair or Lease 1988 Trojan Front-End Loader: After discussion, this was tabled to the next Trustees Meeting on April 26, 2007.
Mike Lynch motioned to approve the March 22, 2007 Minutes, as written, seconded by Allen Gress. Roll call voting: Mike Lynch – yes, Allen Gress – yes and Lisa Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-204
APPROVE ALL PURCHASE ORDERS, FINANCIAL REPORT AND PAY BILLS:
Mike Lynch motioned to approve all purchase orders, financial report and pay bills in the amount of $112,463.45, seconded by Allen Gress. Roll call voting: Mike Lynch – yes, Allen Gress – yes and Lisa Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-205
SIGN CHECKS AND ADJOURN:
Mike Lynch motioned to sign checks and adjourn, seconded by Allen Gress. Roll call voting: Mike Lynch – yes, Allen Gress – yes and Lisa Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-206
The meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM.
ATTEST: Carlene Harmon, Fiscal Officer Lisa R. Shafer, President
Michael L. Lynch, Vice President
Allen E. Gress, Trustee