Trustee Shafer called the meeting to order and led the staff and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
INVOCATION: Trustee Lynch gave the invocation.
7:00 PM - EXECUTIVE SESSION:
TRUSTEE SHAFER MOTIONED to go into Executive Session at 7:03 PM with Attorney Jakmides to discuss pending litigation and road and fire department issues, seconded by Trustee Lynch. All voted yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-274
TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED to come out of Executive Session at approximately 7:21 PM, seconded by Trustee Gress. All voted yes. MOTION CARRIED. Re#07-275
FIRE DEPARTMENT: (Chief Rich Peterson)
Adopt a 90-day Probation Period for Civilian Part-time Employees: After discussion, the Board agreed to table this to the July 26, 2007 Trustees Meeting. Chief Peterson will have the written policy at that time.
Quotes to Repair A/C System at the Township Hall at Station #2: Chief Peterson had requested three quotes. Due to the high demand this time of year, Kiko was not able to come out. One quote was received from Ron the Furnace Man (a local company) for a standard model for $3,642.00 and the other quote is for a little bit of an upgrade for $4,810.00. The other unit needs the condenser motor for a quote of $458.10. After discussion, the Board agreed to table this to the next meeting so the Chief can get another quote.
Chief Peterson thanked Ed and Joanne Moody for the donation they made for the purchase of a video cam helmet.
After discussion, TRUSTEE GRESS MOTIONED to purchase the salt through the Stark County Co-Operative Program at a cost of $36.33 per ton delivered, seconded by Trustee Lynch. All voted yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-278
Road Report: TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED to approve the Road Report for July 12, 2007, as presented, seconded by Trustee Gress. All voted yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-279 (Copy attached)
ZONING DEPARTMENT: (Keith Lasure)
June 2007 Zoning
Report for Stark
Zoning Report: TRUSTEE GRESS MOTIONED to approve the Zoning Report for July 12, 2007, as presented, seconded by Trustee Lynch. All voted yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-281 (Copy attached)
CONCERNS OF FISCAL OFFICER: (Carlene Harmon)
Transfers Per Res#07-02: On July 1, 2007, Mrs. Harmon made the following transfer: $2,000 from 4-A-03A Unemployment Comp Road Dept. to 04-A-10 Insurance.
OPERS Increase: Mrs. Harmon reported next year the PERS contribution does go up for the employee to 10% and up to 14% for the employer. At present, the employer is at 13.75% and the employee is at 9.75%.
Road Bond #14036532 for
Resolution to Hire Temporary Employee, Caitlin Nay: TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED to hire temporary employee, Caitlin Nay, for storm sewer mapping at $8.19 per hour and 40Ë per mile effective Monday, July 9, 2007, seconded by Trustee Gress. All voted Yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-282
After discussion, the Board agreed to let Caitlin use a township cell phone and have her sign the township equipment form.
Budget: Discussion was then held on the township budget. Because some township residents questioned whether or not the township could afford to hire Attorney Jakmides, Trustee Gress asked Mrs. Harmon to explain the budget. Mrs. Harmon explained the township can afford Attorney Jakmides at $800 / mo. and budget spending is right on target.
CONCERNS OF CITIZENS:
No one signed up to speak at tonight’s meeting.
CONCERNS OF TRUSTEES: (Lisa R. Shafer, Michael L. Lynch, Allen E. Gress)
Set Date for Work Session: A work
session was set for Thursday, July 26th at 5:30 PM to be held at the
Township Hall located at Fire Station #2.
The purpose for the work session is to discuss fire department staffing
and other related fire issues,
Set Meeting with Zoning Commission Regarding
There was no new business to discuss.
Trustee Lynch read a letter from Betty and Bob Krabill complimenting the Nimishillen Township Paramedics. (Copy attached)
Fire Loss & Demolition Resolution: (See attached) After explanation by Trustee Gress and discussion, this was tabled so Chief Peterson could review it and check with other townships to see how it’s working for them. The Chief said it’s a good idea because it does protect the township. Trustee Gress said there is no cost whatsoever to the township. Attorney Jakmides said he would prepare a Resolution, have Rich review it and present it at the August 9th, 2007 Trustees’ Meeting for Board action.
APPROVE JUNE 28, 2007 MINUTES:
TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED to approve the written Minutes for June 28, 2007, seconded by Trustee Gress. All voted yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-284
APPROVE ALL PURCHASE ORDERS, FINANCIAL REPORT AND PAY BILLS:
TRUSTEE LYNCH MOTIONED to approve all Purchase Orders, Financial Report and pay bills in the amount of $84,752.33, seconded by Trustee Gress. All voted yes. MOTION CARRIED. Res#07-285
SIGN CHECKS AND ADJOURN:
ATTEST: Carlene Harmon, Fiscal Officer Lisa R. Shafer, President
Michael L. Lynch, Vice President
Allen E. Gress, Trustee