President Lynch 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)
Annual Firefighter Fitness Assessment: Chief Peterson reported the Annual Firefighter Fitness Assessment will be Tuesday June 17th & 24th from 6P – 9P at Stark State College. Trustees are welcome to attend and participate or cheer them on.
Invoice for Spring
Electric: Chief Peterson reported
Fire Levy Options: Discussion was held as to whether or not to do a renewal or an addition. Chief Peterson said it expires next year and would be put on the ballot for the November election. Chief Peterson suggested to either renewing the levy or to go with a renewal addition and said the replacement is only 3.8 effective mills currently so there’s only .2 of a mill increase.
Trustee Lynch explained that at this time, different options are being explored and said state law requires a resolution be passed for Fiscal Officer, Barry Evans, to obtain information form the Auditor’s Office.
Trustee Shafer motioned to DECLARE IT NECESSARY TO SUBMIT THE QUESTION OF RENEWING THE CURRENT 4-MILL FIRE LEVY WITH A ONE-MILL ADDITION TO BEGIN THE PROCEDURE FOR THE STARK COUNTY AUDITOR TO RESEARCH HOW MUCH MONEY THIS WOULD GENERATE seconded by Trustee Lynch. Roll call voting: Mrs. Shafer – YES and Mr. Lynch – YES. MOTION CARRIED. RES#08-244 (Copy attached)
Relay for Life Benefit Car Wash: Chief Peterson reported the Relay for Life Benefit Car Wash will be this Saturday at Station #1 from 10A – 2P. Proceeds will go to the Cancer Society. They will also be participating in the walk at the high school and will have a booth selling items with those proceeds also going to the Cancer Society.
June 12, 2008 Trustees Minutes (Cont.)
Sacred Heart of
Mary Festival: Chief Peterson reported the Sacred Heart of Mary Festival is Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. Fire /
Fire Report: Chief Peterson reported there were 104 incident responses for May 2008. Fire / EMS Incident Responses: There were 117 total incidents for May 2008 and 104 total incidents for May 2007 for an increase of 13. There were 558 total year-to-date for 2008 and a total of 521 total year-to-date for 2007 for an increase of 37.
Trustee Lynch motioned to ACCEPT THE MAY 2008 FIRE REPORT seconded by Trustee Shafer. Roll call voting: Mr. Lynch – YES and Mrs. Shafer – YES. MOTION CARRIED. RES#08-245
ROAD DEPARTMENT: (Interim Road Superintendent Jamie May)
ZONING DEPARTMENT: (Zoning Inspector Keith Lasure)
CONCERNS OF FISCAL OFFICER: (Fiscal Officer Barry L. Evans)
Transfers Per Res#08-113:
May 28, 2008: $15,000 from 1-A-10 Legal Expenses to 1-M-04 Other Expenses / Drainage (for Canaan Acres off-road drainage problem)
CONCERNS OF TRUSTEES: (Michael L. Lynch, Lisa R. Shafer, Allen E. Gress)
Policing Proposal from the
After discussion, Trustee Lynch motioned to AUTHORIZE FISCAL OFFICER EVANS TO SUBMIT THE TOWNSHIP POLICING PROPOSAL FROM THE STARK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO THE STARK COUNTY AUDITOR seconded by Trustee Shafer. Roll call voting: Mr. Lynch – YES and Mrs. Shafer – YES. MOTION CARRIED. RES#08-254
CONCERNS OF CITIZENS:
Ø Mike Lynch of 7293 Hahn Street stepped to the podium and explained a few months ago the Constitution Day Committee asked Nim. Twp. to match their donation of $10,000. Mr. Lynch said Nim. Twp. fully supports the event but cannot use taxpayers’ dollars. The trustees are doing a private fundraiser selling raffle ticket at $5.00 each. Anyone interested in helping with the raffle should contact Mr. Lynch at his office at 330-875-8966. First prize is a free pizza weekly for one year from Ermanno’s Pizza; second price is a Lennox Furnace from Ron the Furnace Man and third prize is a Loge for a 2009 Akron Aeros Game from Coon Restoration.
7:30 PM – OPEN BIDS FOR TRUCK FOR FIRE DEPT.:
Chief Peterson reported only one bid was received. He had talked to two other individuals who were supposed to turn in bids.
Trustee Lynch said the bid received is from Business Link, Kempthorn Motors, Inc., contact person is Sales Manager, Dwayne Holbrook, with a bid for the purchase and delivery of a 2008 Dodge Ram 5500 HD Pickup as specified – price for proposal is $59,735.50. (Copy Attached)
After discussion, the bid was tabled for review with a decision to be made at the next township meeting on June 26, 2008.
Home Rule: Discussion was held on home rule for police in the township. The Board asked Mr. Lasure to review the home rule laws and report back at the next meeting.
June 12, 2008 Trustees Minutes (Cont.)
Trustee Lynch motioned to APPROVE THE MAY 22 AND JUNE 4, 2008 MINUTES, AS WRITTEN, seconded by Trustee Shafer. Roll call voting: Mr. Lynch – YES and Mrs. Shafer – YES. MOTION CARRIED. RES#08-256
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 $74,106.42 seconded by Trustee Shafer. Roll call voting: Mr. Lynch – YES and Mrs. Shafer – YES. MOTION CARRIED. RES#08-257
SIGN CHECKS AND ADJOURN:
Trustee Lynch motioned to SIGN CHECKS AND ADJOURN seconded by Trustee Shafer. Roll call voting: Mr. Lynch – YES and Mrs. Shafer – YES. MOTION CARRIED. RES#08-258
The meeting adjourned at 7:35 PM.
ATTEST: Barry L. Evans, Fiscal Officer Michael L. Lynch, President
Lisa R. Shafer, Vice President
Allen E. Gress, Trustee