Thursday, April 14, 2005, the Board of Trustees of
The meeting opened with the pledge of Allegiance.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: (Chief Rich Peterson)
Peterson was absent from tonightís meeting.†
He was attending a Fire Department Instruction Conference in
Virginia Macdonald motioned to approve the bank notes and to provide for the issuance and sale of not to exceed $309,000 notes for the purpose of constructing, furnishing, equipping and otherwise improving Fire Station No. 3, including site improvements and all other necessary appurtenances thereto seconded by Russ Goffus.† All voted yes.† Motion carried.
Todd Bosley motioned to award the general contractor bid for Fire Station No. 3 to R. P. Babik Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $1,009,800.00, the mechanical contractor bid to Kiko Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC in the amount of $78,669.00, the plumbing contract bid to Fine Mechanical in the amount of $125,000.00 and the electrical contract bid to B & J Electric of Poland, Inc. in the amount of $197,800.00 and also to have R. P. Babik Construction install a seamless floor coating at a cost of $26,900.00 bringing the total amount of this project to $1,595,920.00 seconded by Russ Goffus.† All voted yes.† Motion carried.† (Copy attached)
Todd Bosley announced the fire department would hold a ground breaking ceremony for Fire Station No. 3 on Sunday, April 17th at 5 p.m. at the east end of the Molly Stark property.† Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Todd Bosley acknowledged the firefighters at Station No. 2 who volunteered their personal time to mulch the flowerbeds and extended a thank you to all.
ROAD DEPARTMENT: (Superintendent Kevin Swartz)
Mr. Swartz requested a work session to discuss road issues.† The work session will be held Tuesday, April 26th at 4 p.m. at the township road department.
The trustees agreed it would not be necessary to send the road material bids to the prosecutor.
Kevin read his road report.† Virginia Macdonald motioned to accept the written Road Report for April 14, 2005 seconded by Todd Bosley.† All voted yes.† Motion carried. (Copy attached)
ZONING DEPARTMENT: (Keith Lasure)
Todd Bosley asked Keith to explain the steps necessary to bring zoning cases before a judge.† Mr. Bosley stated there are at least 14 cases on the table waiting until the prosecutorís office can get to them.† Mr. Lasure reported the following steps necessary to bring cases before a judge:
Mr. Lasure said in the past three weeks, we got lucky.† The prosecutorís office responded on three cases with two residents who responded and the other one will end up in court.† Mr. Lasure explained that any case he sends to the prosecutorís office takes six months to a year before it ever gets to court.
Lasure said we are waiting our turn regarding the business on Route 44 and said
the house on
Lasure said if the township would have an outside attorney pursue a case, the
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The Board agreed to have Keith get quotes from attorneys who specialize in zoning and discuss it at the next meeting on April 28th.
Goffus motioned to accept the March 2005 Zoning Report for the Stark
Keith read his zoning report.† Virginia Macdonald motioned to accept the written Zoning Report for April 14, 2005 seconded by Todd Bosley.† All voted yes.† Motion carried.† (Copy attached)
CONCERNS OF CITIZENS:
Mr. Pat Welden of 5610 Ault stated he would like the
turnaround which is now gravel to be paved when they pave
Other residents in the audience to speak were:
Mark Rumble of 3094 Ravenna stated he has been involved
with the Citizens Group for the last several years regarding the landfill
issue.† He stated he received a call
today regarding an application for a C & D Permit (construction &
demolition) for the
3. Terri Huckels of 8730 Easton asked for an explanation of sealed containers.† Mr. Bosley said it means the containers are sealed so they wonít leak and we have no way of knowing that is inside these sealed containers.
4. Terri Fiddelholtz of 2828 Ravenna commented that she goes down Broadway a lot and is concerned about the railroad cars that have been sitting on the tracks for days.† Ms. Fiddelholtz wanted to know how we could stop this.† Mr. Bosley said we would all need to find out more information.† Virginia Macdonald said information could be obtained several ways, one being from the Stark County Health Department.† Discussion followed.
it was now 8:05 p.m., Virginia Macdonald excused the
Linda Shier of 8710
Virginia Macdonald recommended giving Keith Lasure a 3% raise to be effective next pay period which starts now seconded by Russ Goffus.† All voted yes.† Motion carried.
CONCERNS OF TRUSTEES:
Todd Bosley stated he and Kevin looked at the ditching on Eastlawn and Northlawn.† They both feel the east side of Northlawn should be done and some pipes replaced.† Mr. Bosley stated his
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concern is the ditch that goes between Eastlawn and Northlawn.† Mr. Goffus feels it should be opened enough for proper drainage and then it would be up to the contractor to ensure proper drainage for the new homes being put in.† Mr. Bosley said Kevin would put this on the work schedule and they will talk about it at the work session on April 26th.
Mr. Bosley commented on the letter to the editor Mr. Moran sent to the Louisville Herald saying if the township is going to put down roads, the ditches have to kept open.† (Article attached) Discussion followed.
Bosley reported the Fairhope Ditch Project has been approved and said three of
the seventeen projects are in our township.†
These are the Fairhope Ditch, the
Bosley said he had a call from a resident who would like sidewalks to be
allowed in Phase 3 in Sunscape Allotment.†
Virginia Macdonald said she would like to check into it further.† Keith said he would look in other township
Zoning Resolutions regarding their policies on sidewalks.† Todd Bosley said he talked to Joe Underwood
and suggested Russ and
Todd Bosley reported Nancy Blind of 5251 Hahn would like the township to assist her in closing the ditch in front of her house.† Virginia Macdonald feels it should be left a ditch.† Russ Goffus said we canít stop her but it would have to be done correctly.† Mr. Bosley said he would let Mrs. Blind know.
Macdonald reported on disposing of old appliances.† Residents would be able to dispose of their
kitchen appliances in an environmentally safe way by contacting their rubbish
hauler to see if they are participating in curbside pickup at a minimal
cost.† This program is sponsored by the
Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District and will run from
April 25th to April 29th.†
If residents do not have curbside pick up, appliances can be dropped off
at PSC Metals, formerly the Luntz Corporation, Plant 62, located at
Composting:† Russ Goffus reported on the enormous amount of debris that came in over the weekend.† Mr. Goffus stated it took nine semi trailers to haul the debris taking Ĺ hour to 45 minutes to load each semi.† The Board agreed for Goffus to write another letter to Mr. David Held asking for funds to help with this program.
Joanne Moody reported the newsletter would be sent to township residents the first part of May.† Extra copies will be given to the township office for residents who do not receive a copy.† Mrs. Macdonald said she would go to the post office and talk to the Postmaster to find out the best way to make sure all township residents receive the newsletter.
Sharon Shaub, asked the trustees what date would be good for them to meet with
RPC to discuss possible revisions to the
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Russ Goffus motioned to approve the Minutes from March 24th, March 29th and April 7th, as written, seconded by Todd Bosley.† All voted yes.† Motion carried.
CONCERNS OF THE CLERK: (Carlene Harmon)
Todd Bosley motioned to renew the insurance coverage with the Leonard Insurance Agency in the amount of $42, 268.00 seconded by Russ Goffus.† All voted yes.† Motion carried.† This will cover personnel, buildings and equipment.
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Russ Goffus reported on the tax incentive for the Enterprise Zone for Biery Cheese and stated they have hired several people above and beyond expectations and have been very cooperative.
Several transfers were made per Resolution #05-005.† (Copy attached)
APPROVE FINANCIAL REPORT AND PAY BILLS:
Russ Goffus motioned to approve the Financial Report and pay bills in the amount of $12,609.83 seconded by Todd Bosley.† All voted yes.† Motion carried.
SIGN CHECKS AND ADJOURN:
Virginia Macdonald motioned to sign checks and adjourn seconded by Russ Goffus.† All voted yes.† Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.
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