Thursday, January 11, 2007, the Board of Trustees of
The regular meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by President Lisa R. Shafer who led the staff and audience in the pledge of allegiance.
Pastor Matt Kelley, First Assembly of God, gave the invocation.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: (Chief Rich Peterson)
only agenda item Chief Peterson has for tonight is the Bid Opening for a
Without a Road Superintendent, Mike Lynch said the Road Department is doing a good job. Mr. Lynch said they are looking at purchasing some new equipment, which will be discussed at a later date.
ZONING DEPARTMENT: (Keith Lasure)
ZONING REPORT: Allen Gress moved to approve the written Zoning Report for January 11, 2007, seconded by Mike Lynch. Roll call voting: Allen Gress yes, Mike Lynch yes and Lisa Shafer yes. MOTION CARRIED.
2006 ZONING REPORT FOR STARK
EPA REPORT: (Keith Lasure)
Keith Lasure reported he has been following the road crew while they were ditching checking for drops with gray water discharge. Re-mapping will need to be done again in the spring.
CONCERNS OF THE FISCAL OFFICER: (Carlene Harmon)
INCREASE CERTIFICATION FOR TEMPORARY APPROPRIATIONS: Mike Lynch moved to increase the 2007 temporary appropriations for an additional $450,000.00 in the Fire District Fund due to additional carryover money not requested in the temporary appropriations, seconded by Lisa Shafer. Roll call voting: Mike Lynch yes, Lisa Shafer yes and Allen Gress yes. MOTION CARRIED.
CONCERNS OF CITIZENS:
Coy E. Rader of 4241 Addison spoke on concerns regarding an ongoing
problem with the
January 11, 2007 (cont.)
Donna Fuller of 5857 Rosedale spoke on the importance of Township Meetings and ideas on getting Township residents involved. To raise money, she suggested that a dumpster be placed in front of Fire Station #1 for collection of newspapers.
Ψ Mark Rumble of 3094 Ravenna spoke on the new sign-up forms for public speaks and the deadline. Instead of prior sign-up, he feels the Trustees should take more control of the meetings and everyone should respect each other. Mr. Rumble would like to see current events on the agenda, talked about open government and citizens groups. Allen Gress said he would like to be in charge of current events, and the Board agreed.
CONCERNS OF TRUSTEES: (Lisa Shafer, Mike Lynch, Allen Gress)
EXCUSE TRUSTEE LYNCH: Lisa Shafer excused Mike Lynch from the next few meetings due to upcoming surgery on January 15th. Mike said he is hopeful hell only have to miss the January 25th meeting.
STATUS ON SEARCH FOR RD. SUPERINTENDENT: Mike Lynch explained they are scrutinizing applicants very carefully and will re-advertise if current applicants to not meet the necessary requirements.
MR. POOL 4728 LEONE PIPE FOR DITCH: After discussion, this was tabled to the January 25th, 2007 meeting so all Trustees have a chance to look at it. Allen Gress moved to table this to the next meeting, seconded by Mike Lynch. Roll call voting: Allen Gress yes, Mike Lynch yes and Lisa Shafer yes. MOTION CARRIED.
At this time, Allen Gress asked if someone from the Road Department, Rich Peterson or Keith Lasure would drive the township perimeter with him and to also look at some of the projects that have been done or that will need done. Keith Lasure said he would be glad to take Mr. Gress around the township.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Lisa Shafer moved to go into Executive Session at 7:44 PM to discuss office personnel, seconded by Allen Gress. Roll call voting: Lisa Shafer yes, Allen Gress yes and Mike Lynch yes. MOTION CARRIED.
Lisa Shafer moved to come out of Executive Session at 7:54 PM, seconded by Allen Gress. Roll call voting: Lisa Shafer yes, Allen Gress yes and Mike Lynch- yes. MOTION CARRIED.
Upon returning from Executive Session, Mike Lynch explained they discussed zoning hours and budget, which was tabled to the January 25th meeting so new Trustee, Allen Gress, would have a chance to talk with Keith, look into it and get more information before making a decision.
Lisa Shafer dismissed the Louisville High School Government Class students at 7:55 PM, and the elected officials signed their papers.
EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR:
a few spare minutes before the bid opening at 8 PM, the Board invited Sharon
Shaub, Scott Ryter and Eric Ohman to come up front at which time Sharon Shaub
was named as Township Employee of the Year along with Scott Ryter and Eric
Ohman named as Township Firefighters of the year. All three were presented certificates from
January 11, 2007 (cont.)
Mike Lynch read aloud a bid from Steve Emrick Enterprises located at 7420 Stuhldreher St., NW, Massillon, OH 44646 for $56,000.00 good for 30-days from today.
Allen Gress read aloud a bid from David William Firis located at 486 Akron Road, Wadsworth, OH 44281-9478 for $81,923.56 good for 70-days from today.
Chief Peterson took the bids to review. The bid will be awarded later tonight.
CLARIFICATION OF ZONING HOURS: This was tabled until the next meeting, which is January 25th, 2007.
NEW BUSINESS AND/OR CORRESPONDENCE:
There was no new business and/or correspondence to discuss.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Lisa Shafer moved to approve the Minutes for December 28, 2006, January 4th and January 9th, 2007, as written, seconded by Mike Lynch. Roll call voting: Lisa Shafer yes, Mike Lynch yes and Allen Gress yes. MOTION CARRIED.
APPROVE ALL PURCHASE ORDERS, FINANCIAL REPORT AND PAY BILLS:
Allen Gress moved to approve all Purchase Orders, Financial Report and pay bills in the amount of $66,000.42, seconded by Mike Lynch. Roll call voting: Allen Gress yes, Mike Lynch yes and Lisa Shafer yes. MOTION CARRIED.
Chief Peterson stated he reviewed both bids submitted and the successful bidder is Emrick Enterprises in the amount of $56,000.00. They have successfully met all requirements.
discussion, Mike Lynch moved to award the contract to Emrick Enterprises of
SIGN CHECKS AND ADJOURN:
Mike Lynch moved to sign checks and adjourn at 8:25 PM, seconded by Allen Gress. Roll call voting: Mike Lynch yes, Allen Gress yes and Lisa Shafer yes. MOTION CARRIED.
January 11, 2007 (cont.)
Attest: Fiscal Officer Lisa R. Shafer, President
Michael L. Lynch, Vice President
Allen E. Gress, Trustee