January 13, 2005 Organizational Mtg.
On Thursday, January 13, 2005, the Board of Trustees of Nimishillen Township met in special session at 6:00 P.M. at the Nimishillen Township Hall for the purpose of organization and to transact any necessary business that may lawfully be conducted at this annual organizational meeting. Roll call was taken and the following members were present: Trustees Russ Goffus, Virginia Macdonald, Todd Bosley and Clerk Carlene Harmon.
The Clerk opened the meeting and asked for nominations for President of the Board of Trustees. Todd Bosley nominated Virginia Macdonald seconded by Russ Goffus. With no further nominations, Virginia Macdonald was elected President of the Board of Trustees of Nimishillen Township. The vote was all yes. Motion passed.
The Clerk then asked for nominations for Vice-President of the Board of Trustees. Russ Goffus nominated Todd Bosley seconded by Virginia Macdonald. With no further nominations, Todd Bosley was elected Vice President of the Board of Trustees of Nimishillen Township. The vote was all yes. Motion passed.
At this point, the meeting was turned over to the Board President, Virginia Macdonald.
The following were appointed to the various committees:
1. Stark Council of Governments Todd Bosley
2. Ohio Public Works Commission Project Manager Russ Goffus
3. Stark Community Development Block Grant designee Russ Goffus
5. Tax Incentive Review Council Member through Regional Planning Virginia Macdonald. An alternate was not appointed.
After some discussion about the cost of the annual Regional Planning Dinner to be held March 15th, 2005 at Skyland Pines, Russ Goffus motioned to go ahead and pay for the dinners for the trustees, clerk, road superintendent, zoning inspector, secretary, Zoning Board of Appeals members and Zoning Commission members. Virginia Macdonald seconded the motion. The voting went as follows: Russ Goffus, Yes - Virginia Macdonald, Yes - Todd Bosley, No
After some discussion, the Board agreed to keep the times for the Board of Trustees meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month; however, the 2nd meeting in November will be held November 22nd due to Thanksgiving.
Russ Goffus motioned to retain all appointed, hourly and salaried personnel for the year 2005 seconded by Todd Bosley. All voted yes. Motion carried.
The Board agreed to host the Ohio Township Association meeting for May 2005 to be held at either Fire Station No. 1 or possibly Fire Station No. 3 weather permitting. Todd Bosley volunteered to sponsor the meeting as he did last year and to provide the food. Russ Goffus said he would research the cost for individual residents who are interested in joining the OTA.
Todd Bosley brought up (for discussion) the focus for this year and what direction each trustee would like to see the township go. Mr. Bosley felt the first thing is to hire a road superintendent since Ty Reiter has expressed he no longer wants to be superintendent. Mr. Bosley had other concerns such as paving, ditching, etc. Virginia Macdonald said to concentrate on drainage and ditching, (getting the Fairhope Ditch Project done) and paving roads. Russ Goffus feels roads should come first and then ditching weather permitting. He stated fall is the best time to concentrate on ditching. Goffus also suggested getting summer help for the road department. Bosley brought up mowing and Goffus suggested looking into buying another attachment for the mower. Discussion followed.
Russ Goffus motioned to allow the clerk to transfer funds for the year 2005 seconded by Virginia Macdonald. All voted yes. Motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding the township paying for the winter conference. Russ Goffus motioned the township should pay for the clerk since the clerks attendance is mandatory and to
pay up to $300.00 for those trustees interested in attending seconded by Virginia Macdonald. The voting went as follows: Russ Goffus, Yes - Virginia Macdonald, Yes - Todd Bosley, No
Macdonald spoke briefly on the Law Seminar held every year at
Virginia Macdonald motioned to adjourn at 6:30 p.m. seconded by Todd Bosley. All voted yes. Motion carried.