Nimishillen Township Board of Trustees

Special Meeting - January 4, 2007

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On Thursday, January 4, 2007, the Board of Trustees of Nimishillen Township met in special session at 5:30 P.M. at the Nimishillen Township Hall located at 4422 Maplegrove NE with the following members present:  Trustee Vice President Lisa R. Shafer and Trustee Michael L. Lynch.

 

Lisa Shafer opened the special meeting at 5:35 p.m. and motioned to go into Executive Session with Attorney Jim Mathews for the purpose of discussing the Groffre lawsuit and annexation, seconded by Mike Lynch.  Voting: Lisa Shafer Yes and Mike Lynch Yes MOTION CARRIED

 

Lisa Shafer motioned to come out of Executive Session at 6:00 p.m., seconded by Mike Lynch.  Voting:  Lisa Shafer Yes and Mike Lynch Yes MOTION CARRIED

 

Lisa Shafer moved to have Attorney Jim Mathews continue handling the annexation process for the Groffre Lawsuit, seconded by Mike Lynch. Roll call voting:  Lisa Shafer 0 yes and Mike Lynch yes.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Lisa Shafer motioned to adopt the following Resolution:

 

WHEREAS, the Trustees have received notice of the filing of a Petition for Annexation of territory, filed with the Stark County Board of Commissioners on December 13, 2006, by Groffre Investments; and

 

WHEREAS, R.C. Section 709.023 (D) authorizes the filing of objections by an affected Board of Township Trustees, and the Trustees have determined that objections are in order in this instance.

 

NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby RESOLVED by the Trustees that:

 

1.                Pursuant to R.C. Section 709.023 (D), the Trustees hereby object to the Groffre Investments proposed annexation to the City of Louisville, Ohio.

2.                Specifically, the proposed annexation plat to the City of Louisville does not appear to provide for a contiguous boundary, as required under R.C. Sections 709.02, 709.021.

3.                Further, to the extent that the proposed annexation plat identifies a contiguous boundary between the property proposed for annexation and the City of Louisville, same does not appear to comply with R.C. Section 709.023 (E) (4).

4.                In addition, the proposed annexation plat to the City of Louisville does not appear to conform with R.C. Sections 709.023 (E) (5) and (E)(7), in that islands(s) of unincorporated territory are created and road maintenance problems are created by the proposed annexation.

 

Mike Lynch seconded motion. Roll call voting: Lisa Shafer yes and Mike Lynch yes. MOTION CARRIED.  (See attached Resolution)

 

Lisa Shafer motioned to adjourn, seconded by Mike Lynch.  Voting: Lisa Shafer - Yes and Mike Lynch Yes MOTION CARRIED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

 

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______Absent______________                    __________________________________

 

Attest:       Fiscal Officer                                        Lisa R. Shafer, Vice President

                 Carlene Harmon

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                                                                              Michael L. Lynch, Trustee