President Shafer called the meeting to order and led the staff and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Lisa Shafer excused Trustee Mike Lynch from tonight’s meeting.
ROAD DEPARTMENT: (Road Crew Member, Jamie May)
Work Session: A work session was set with the Trustees, Fiscal Officer and Jamie May for Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 5:00 PM at the township garage to discuss the operation of the road department.
Road Report: Allen Gress motioned to approve the Road Report for March 22, 2007, as presented, seconded by Lisa Shafer. Roll call voting: Allen Gress – yes and Lisa Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-09 (copy attached)
ZONING DEPARTMENT: (Keith Lasure)
Zoning Report: Allen Gress motioned to accept the Zoning Report for March 22, 2007, as written, seconded by Lisa Shafer. Roll call voting: Allen Gress – yes and Lisa Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-092 (copy attached)
EPA REPORT: (Keith Lasure)
Keith Lasure reported he and Sharon Shaub will be attending a meeting at Stark Soil and Water from 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM on Thursday, March 29, 2007. Allen Gress said he would like to attend also.
CONCERNS OF FISCAL OFFICER: (Carlene Harmon)
Resolution to Reduce Temporary Appropriations: Because the Fiscal Officer didn’t have a solid figure to refinance the fire station loan, the auditors requested that the Temporary Appropriations be reduced. Allen Gress motioned to reduce the Temporary Appropriations by $12,722.30 in the Debt Fund, seconded by Lisa Shafer. Roll call voting: Allen Gress – yes and Lisa Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-093
Insurance Work Session on 4/12/07 @ 6:00 PM: Mrs. Harmon advised there will be three representatives giving presentations: OTARMA, Leonard Insurance and a representative from the Ohio Plan.
CONCERNS OF CITIZENS: One resident signed up to speak at tonight’s meeting.
these are just some of his thoughts and ideas regarding the road department. Discussion followed. (copy attached)
Allen Gress explained that everything has been in limbo and until the union vote is held in April, no decision will be made. Mr. Gress said the township’s goal is to get the work done in a timely and efficient manner and the supervisor or person in charge cannot be union.
Mr. Gress told Mr. Roberts he had some good ideas and they are workable and thanked him for taking the time to present his ideas to the Board.
Lisa Shafer said Mr. Roberts’ ideas speaks to the quality of work the trustees want and feels Mr. Roberts’ ideas could be a way to get there. Mrs. Shafer said she would contact Mr. Roberts next week and go over some of his ideas with him.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: (Chief Rich Peterson)
Service Agreement with B & C Communications: After discussion, Allen Gress motioned to enter into a service agreement with B & C Communications to service the communications equipment for our township at a cost of $165.00 / mo., seconded by Lisa Shafer. Roll call voting: Allen Gress – yes and Lisa Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-094
Lawn Service Bids: Chief Peterson explained they call companies in the area for bids for lawn service and said hopefully he will present them at the next meeting.
Allen Gress asked Chief Peterson about the school bus accident last week on Hahn and wanted to know if our system is in place to handle something like this. The Chief said yes and discussion followed.
Mr. Gress then asked the Chief about the Stark County Fire Chief’s plans to develop an advisory committee for Stark County Emergency Management Agency. All three trustees attended the meeting at the Stark County Commissioners on March 15th. Discussion followed.
CONCERNS OF TRUSTEES: (Lisa R. Shafer, Michael L. Lynch, Allen E. Gress)
Spring Newsletter: Allen Gress said he has two general
newsletters and showed one from
Mr. Gress then talked about the Township Spring Newsletter and suggested we try to get local township advertisers to help offset the expense of doing a newsletter, which costs approximately $3,000 per quarter and we do three quarterly newsletters. Mr. Gress said he would like to see this pursued. Lisa Shafer asked Allen if he would like to be in charge of this and investigate all of our options. Allen Gress said he would.
Set Interviews for ZBA: Two township residents applied to fill the vacant position on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Interviews will be held Wednesday, April 11th @ 6 PM at Station #2 with one to be scheduled at 6 PM and the other one to be scheduled at 6:30 PM.
Lisa Shafer motioned to advertise for interviews for the ZBA beginning at 6:00 PM at Station #2 on Wednesday, April 11, 2007, seconded by Allen Gress. Roll call voting: Lisa Shafer – yes and Allen Gress – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-095
Before continuing with Old Business, Lisa Shafer updated the residents on projects that she, Keith Lasure and Commissioner Todd Bosley have been working very hard trying to get the following issues resolved:
Resident Bill Blackmer of 3505 Maplegrove talked about his drainage problem. Lisa Shafer and Keith Lasure responded to Mr. Blackmer’s concerns.
It was agreed that the Board and Jamie would meet with the Stark County Engineers on April 11th at 2:00 PM at the Stark County Engineers Office to discuss and review road options and issues.
CURRENT EVENTS: (Allen Gress)
Allen Gress said a letter was
sent to the City of
Allen Gress gave an update on the Groffre Annexation and said maps are available for interested residents.
EXCUSE STUDENTS: Lisa Shafer excused the Louisville High School Government Class students, and the elected officials signed their papers.
Allen Gress read a letter received form Edith March thanking the fire department for their excellent care and sent a donation of $100.00. (Copy attached)
Allen Gress motioned to approve the Minutes from March 8th & 15th, 2007, as written, seconded by Lisa Shafer. Roll call voting: Allen Gress – yes and Lisa Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-096
APPROVE ALL PURCHASE ORDERS, FINANCIAL REPORT AND PAY BILLS:
Allen Gress motioned to approve all purchase orders, financial report and pay bills in the amount of $98,044.73, seconded by Lisa Shafer. Roll call voting: Allen Gress – yes and Lisa Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-097
SIGN CHECKS AND ADJOURN:
Allen Gress motioned to sign checks and adjourn, seconded by Lisa Shafer. Roll call voting: Allen Gress – yes and Lisa Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-098
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.
ATTEST: Carlene Harmon, Fiscal Officer Lisa R. Shafer, President
Michael L. Lynch, Vice President
Allen E. Gress, Trustee