Trustee Shafer called the meeting to order and led the staff and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
INVOCATION: Trustee Lynch gave the invocation.
Trustee Shafer excused Fiscal Officer Carlene Harmon and Fire Chief Rich Peterson from tonight’s meeting.
ROAD DEPARTMENT: (Interim Road Superintendent Jamie May)
Discussion was held on:
Road Report: TRUSTEE GRESS MOTIONED TO APPROVE the written Road Report for August 23, 2007 seconded by Trustee Lynch. Roll call voting: Trustee Gress – yes, Trustee Lynch – yes and Trustee Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. RES#07-315 (Copy attached)
CONCERNS OF FISCAL OFFICER: (Carlene Harmon)
Assistant Fiscal Officer, Matilda ‘Tillie’ Kinsley, sat in for Fiscal Officer, Carlene Harmon.
The following transfers were made on August 17, 2007 per Res#07-02:
$13,300.00 from 11-B-04 Other
$ 6,792.00 from 11-A-12 Other
Letter to Board of Trustees: In the absence of Fiscal Officer Carlene Harmon, Mrs. Kinsley stated she does not have the letter as listed on the agenda and it will not be addressed at tonight’s meeting.
CONCERNS OF CITIZENS:
Kevin Ellis of
1014 Danielle, City of
August 23, 2007 (Cont.)
TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION at 7:35 PM to discuss pending litigation regarding Selective Insurance with Attorneys Jeff Jakmides and James Mathews and to discuss personnel issues seconded by Trustee Gress. Roll call voting: Trustee Lynch – yes, Trustee Gress – yes and Trustee Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. RES#07-317
TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED TO RETURN FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION at 8:02 PM seconded by Trustee Gress. Roll call voting: Trustee Lynch – yes, Trustee Gress – yes and Trustee Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. RES#07-317
8:00 PM – TRUSTEES’ PUBLIC HEARING:
Bonnie Hoskins of 6454
ZONING DEPARTMENT: (Keith Lasure, Zoning Inspector)
Zoning Report: TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED TO APPROVE the written Zoning Report for August 23, 2007 seconded by Trustee Gress. Roll call voting: Trustee Lynch – yes, Trustee Gress – yes and Trustee Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. RES#07-318 (Copy attached)
EPA REPORT: (Keith Lasure)
Lasure had a meeting with Nick Hammer of the Stark County Health
Department regarding a property on
Lasure reported approximately ten (10) systems have been dye tested and replaced. He said another one will be going to court and another one will be replaced, which has been approved. Most of the problems are in the Pinevale and Canaan Acres areas.
CONCERNS OF CITIZENS (Cont.):
August 23, 2007 (Cont.)
Mark Rumble of
CONCERNS OF TRUSTEES: (Lisa R. Shafer, Michael L. Lynch & Allen E. Gress)
Restitution on graffiti: Trustee Shafer reported the township received restitution of $157.59 for the graffiti incident at the road department on January 10, 2007. The perpetrators were sentenced and are paying restitution to all the places where they committed these crimes.
Zoning Commission update: Trustee Gress gave an update on the progress of revising the Nimishillen Township Zoning Resolution. He hopes to have this completed by March 2008.
up: Trustee Shafer
reported Eric Akin with NEFCO will be holding a meeting on August 28th at
Station #1 on Broadway from 2p – 4p. The
creek clean up will be at the same location off
Resolution to rehire Firefighter / Paramedic Jason Laird: Trustee Shafer said she spoke to Chief Peterson stating Jason Laird has reapplied to the Township Fire Department. Chief Peterson asked that a Resolution be passed to rehire Mr. Laird.
TRUSTEE SHAFER MOTIONED TO REHIRE FF / PARAMEDIC JASON LAIRD part-time effective 9/1/07 at $12.33 / hr. seconded by Trustee Gress. Roll call voting: Trustee Shafer – yes, Trustee Gress – yes and Trustee Lynch – yes. MOTION CARRIED. RES#07-319
Trustee Gress suggested that one of the Assistant Fire Chiefs sit in when Chief Peterson is absent from a meeting. The Board said they would take this into consideration and talk to Chief Peterson.
Fire Loss & Demolition Resolution as per RC 3929.85: Trustee Gress said this was discussed about six weeks ago but since Chief Peterson is absent tonight, action on this will be postponed.
Past Nimishillen Township Clerk, Christy Bresson, said she thinks
Attorney Jakmides said he talked to some neighboring townships and their legal counsel and asked if this was something they were doing and if they felt it was necessary. Attorney Charlie Hall said he personally doesn’t think that it adds anything to what we already have. Attorney
August 23, 2007 (Cont.)
Jakmides said he mentioned it to Chief Peterson and when the Chief gets back, they can go over the code section with the Board. This was tabled to the September 13, 2007 meeting.
Commissioner Bosley’s plan on Noel and surrounding area: This was discussed under ‘Concerns of Citizens’; however, Trustee Lynch suggested the Board send a letter to the Stark County Commissioners letting them know how excited the residents are about their plans for Noel and surrounding area.
Security Cameras: Trustee Gress said this was discussed at the last meeting but he has since heard that the Solid Waste District is planning to put cameras on buildings to monitor recycling areas. Gress suggested we let Chief Peterson know before going ahead with security for that area and we need to find out if this is indeed true.
NIMS Training: Trustee Gress asked about the NIMS training. Trustee Shafer said Chief Peterson has all the information and this can be done on-line from home.
Miller Farm on
TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED TO APPROVE THE AUGUST 9, 2007 MINUTES (Special & regular meeting) seconded by Trustee Gress. Roll call voting: Trustee Lynch – yes, Trustee Gress – yes and Trustee Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. RES#07-320
APPROVE PURCHASE ORDERS, FINANCIAL REPORT AND PAY BILLS:
TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED TO APPROVE ALL PURCHASE ORDERS, FINANCIAL REPORT AND PAY BILLS in the amount of $126,687.47 seconded by Trustee Gress. Roll call voting: Trustee Lynch – yes, Trustee Gress – yes and Trustee Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. RES#07-321
SIGN CHECKS AND ADJOURN:
TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED TO SIGN CHECKS AND ADJOURN, seconded by Trustee Gress. Roll call voting: Trustee Lynch – yes, Trustee Gress – yes and Trustee Shafer – yes. MOTION CARRIED. RES#07-322
Meeting adjourned at 8:52 PM.
ATTEST: Carlene Harmon, Fiscal Officer Lisa R. Shafer, President
Michael L. Lynch, Vice President
Allen E. Gress, Trustee