January 13, 2005
January 13, 2005
Thursday January 13, 2005, the Board of Trustees of
The meeting opened with the pledge of Allegiance.
The Trustees meeting that was scheduled for December 23, 2004 was cancelled due to a snow/ice storm.
Bosley asked Richard Bruey of 5464 Horn to step to the podium to explain the
flooding problem on Horn and
Macdonald felt the trustees could pursue a discussion with
Bosley said he called Mr. McBeath and Mr. Ault at the City of
FIRE DEPARTMENT: (Rich Peterson)
Bosley and Rich Peterson are asking the
it was now 8:00 p.m., the Board excused the
Peterson reported he met with the current
Todd Bosley motioned to provide two additional eligible personnel of the Nimishillen Fire Department with the insurance benefit package seconded by Russ Goffus. All voted yes. Motion carried.
A date was set for the annual work session for February 8th at 5:00 p.m. at Fire Station No. 1 to discuss the operation of the fire department for the upcoming year.
An update was given on the new ambulance and production schedule.
Russ Goffus motioned for a 3% increase in the hourly rate for the firefighters for 2005 effective January 8th seconded by Virginia Macdonald. All voted yes. Motion carried.
Virginia Macdonald motioned to accept the resignations in good standing for Rachele Allison, Brian Breiding, Jason Marshall and Regina Smith and thanked them for their many hours and good work they have done working for the township seconded by Todd Bosley. All voted yes. Motion carried. Everyone gave them a round of applause.
Virginia Macdonald motioned to accept all of Rich Peterson’s written reports seconded by Russ Goffus. All voted yes. Motion carried.
ROAD DEPARTMENT: (Ty Reiter)
Macdonald reported on the
Ron Williams – grate for driveway on Swallen: Todd Bosley will let Mr. Williams know this will be taken care of as soon as possible weather permitting.
January 13, 2005 (cont.)
ditch at 6691
Signs for Fairhope on St. Rt. 153: Mr. Bosley thinks it is a good idea for the township to put signs back up that, for some reason, were torn down. Bosley stated he will show Ty what kinds of signs are needed and Ty will get an estimate on the cost. This was tabled until the next meeting.
Bosley stated they do have a solution to the drainage problem on
Virginia Macdonald motioned to go into Executive Session at 8:32 p.m. to discuss pending litigation, road applicant interviews and employee benefits seconded by Russ Goffus. All voted yes. Motion carried.
Virginia Macdonald motioned to come out of Executive Session at 10:00 p.m. seconded by Russ Goffus. All voted yes. Motion carried.
Russ Goffus motioned to retain Joe Marks on Zoning Commission and to hire Dale Riggenbach for the Zoning Board of Appeals seconded by Todd Bosley. All voted yes. Motion carried.
Regarding township insurance, Russ Goffus motioned to opt for Purchasing Plan III which is a little more out of pocket, a little higher deductible but only has a $10.00 co-pay per office visit and will save the township approximately $6,000.00 per year seconded by Todd Bosley. All voted yes. Motion carried.
After interviewing the three road superintendent applicants, the Board agreed to do more investigation and backgrounds. No decision was made to hire a road superintendent at this time.
Mrs. Parks of
Todd Bosley said he spoke to one of the commissioners today regarding the update on the Fairhope Ditch Project. They said the funding is ready to go. They said the township should contact Don Meyers about removing the beaver dams. Todd Stated he would work on this.
Bosley stated he would write a letter to the
Due to the lateness of tonight’s meeting, Todd Bosley tabled several items on tonight’s agenda: 6104 Peach Street, 7981 Hebron but requested Ty to take a look at it before the next meeting, 6190 Columbus, 6815 Hahn, Swallen & Maplegrove ditching, 6415 Joliat, Rue Susan & Francesca, Township health insurance – employee co-pay, Health insurance for elected officials and snow plowing at Fire Station No. 2.
ZONING DEPARTMENT: (Keith Lasure)
Goffus motioned to accept the December 2004 Zoning Report for the Stark
Keith Lasure read his Zoning Report for January 13, 2005. Virginia Macdonald motioned to accept the written Zoning Report for January 13, 2005 seconded by Todd Bosley. All voted yes. Motion carried. (copy attached)
Russ Goffus motioned to waive the yearly $50.00 fee for a Conditional Use Permit for the tower at Fire Station No. 3 seconded by Todd Bosley. All voted yes. Motion carried.
CONCERNS OF TRUSTEES:
Rescheduling of records disposal from Saturday January 15th – tabled until the next meeting.
January 13, 2005 (cont.)
CONCERNS OF CITIZENS:
1. Judy George of 5874 Noel stepped to the podium and spoke on drainage problems. Discussion followed.
Terri Huckels of 8730
Ryan Gonzalez of 5876 Shilling stepped to the podium and spoke about a
problem with his ditch. Mr. Gonzalez
contacted Russ and Russ went out and looked at the problem and said the ditch
is adequate for the road but inadequate for drainage. Discussion followed. Todd Bosley and
Todd tabled setting new hours for 2005 until the next meeting. Virginia Macdonald suggested setting up a work session to discuss some of these items.
Clerk Carlene Harmon asked the Board if they would approve Tillie Kinsley filling in when township secretary, Sharon Shaub, is out of the office. The Board approved.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Russ Goffus motioned to approve the Minutes from December 9, 2004 as written seconded by Virginia Macdonald. All voted yes. Motion carried.
CONCERNS OF THE CLERK: Transfers Per Res. #04-09: (These were on the prior agenda)
December 13, 2004:
$2,000.00 From: 10-A-15 Other
To: 10-A-10 Repairs
December 18, 2004:
$2,800.00 From: 01-A-25 Contingency Account
To: 01-a-01 Trustees
$ 800.00 From: 01-A-25 Contingency Account
To; 01-A-02 Clerk
Russ Goffus motioned to request the Advance Tax Settlement for Disbursed Tax for 2005 seconded by Virginia Macdonald. All voted yes. Motion carried.
Carlene Harmon reported the township received $46,900.00 for Estate Tax in December.
Russ Goffus motioned to approve the Financial Report and pay bills in the amount of $126,820.81 seconded by Todd Bosley. All voted yes. Motion carried.
Virginia Macdonald motioned to sign checks and adjourn seconded by Russ Goffus. All voted yes. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at approximately 10:30 p.m.