President Shafer called the meeting to order and led the staff and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
INVOCATION: Trustee Lynch gave the invocation.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: (Chief Rich Peterson)
Pancake Breakfast: Chief Peterson thanked everyone who attended the pancake breakfast at Station #3. There were approximately 450 plates served.
Update on Station #2 Septic System: Chief Peterson said he received a voice mail message from the Health Department stating they want us to go ahead and proceed and get the PTI approval which is the permit to install. The Chief said he talked to Mr. Bennett at Hammond Tree & Associates who is the one who did the original drawings and plans. The cost was $2000 - $3000 two to three years ago. Mr. Bennett and Chief Peterson will meet next week after Mr. Bennett pulls the file. Chief Peterson said at that time, Mr. Bennett will give a price of what it will cost to finish and asked him to do the package for the approval of the permit to install to use the front system and also what it would cost and how much land would be needed to do one in the rear (or east side) of the building.
Firefighter Combat Challenge Assessment Dates – 6/2 & 6/3: Chief Peterson said this is the annual physical assessment for the firefighters and said the Board is welcome to participate. The Mercy Medical Sports Team comes in and evaluates all the firefighters and records their times. In the fall, the process is repeated to find out if there was any improvement.
Fire / EMS Community Awareness Day – Saturday September 29, 2007 at Fire Station #3 Using the Molly Stark Property. Chief Peterson said he has an informal commitment from the Commissioners to use the facility. They gave tentative approval to use it for training for search and rescue. The second annual Heroes Memorial 5K Run and Fun Run will be the morning of September 29th at starting at Station #3 going up thru Canaan Acres. Events of the day will run from to .
Firefighter / Paramedic Candidates Physical Assessment at Stark State College on 6/23: The recommendations were passed for the employee handbook and hiring requirements which states this assessment would need to be completed. Assessments were done last weekend for the captains and some other area firefighters. The next assessment will be Saturday June 23rd.
ROAD DEPARTMENT: (Road Crew Member, Jamie May)
ZONING DEPARTMENT: (Keith Lasure)
Zoning Report: TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED to
CONCERNS OF FISCAL OFFICER: (Carlene Harmon)
Transfers Per Res#07-021: May 19, 2007: $3,000 from 4-A-02 Retirement Contribution Road Department to 4-A-10 Insurance.
CBNT Question /
Prosecutor’s Opinion regarding
Resolution to Pay Board on 2nd Bi-weekly Pay of Each Month: After discussion, TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED to pay the Board on the 2nd bi-weekly pay of each month, seconded by Trustee Gress. All voted yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-242
CONCERNS OF CITIZENS: One resident signed up in advance to speak at tonight’s meeting.
Mrs. Terri Huckels of 8370
Ø Asked if personal recording devices are allowed at meetings. Answer: Yes
Ø The annexation meeting was disappointing in her opinion
Ø Respect at meetings should run both ways
Ø Residents having to sign up to speak at township meetings
Ø City and Township getting along
Ø Prayer at the beginning of each meeting – feels its hypocritical
The Board responded to Mrs. Huckels’ comments. Discussion followed.
CONCERNS OF TRUSTEES: (Lisa R. Shafer, Michael L. Lynch, Allen E. Gress)
Set Work Session to Interview Zoning Commission Applicants: Since only one person (to date) has applied and was already interviewed for the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Board agreed to table setting a work session. The deadline for applications is Wed., May 30th at .
Office Closed May 28th: Trustee Lynch reminded everyone that the administration office and road department would be closed on Monday, May 28th, in observance of Memorial Day.
Trustee Gress brought up for discussion hiring a part-time road administrator. Trustee Shafer said she received his ideas / changes on the job description for a part-time road administrator and liked the changes he made. Trustee Lynch agreed. The Board agreed to send the job description to the prosecutor’s office for a legal opinion and to make sure it’s good to go.
A work session was set for
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR MAY 9TH & 10TH, 2007:
TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED to approve the minutes for May 9th & 10th, 2007, as written, seconded by Trustee Gress. All voted yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-243
APPROVE ALL PURCHASE ORDERS, FINANCIAL REPORT AND PAY BILLS:
SIGN CHECKS AND ADJOURN:
TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED to sign checks and to adjourn, seconded by Trustee Gress. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-245
The meeting adjourned .
ATTEST: Carlene Harmon, Fiscal Officer Lisa R. Shafer, Trustee President
Michael L. Lynch, Trustee Vice President
Allen E. Gress, Trustee