September 17, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

September 17, 2019

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Mike Freeman called the Regular Trustee Meeting of September 17, 2019 to order with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00pm at the Harrison Township Building, 2746 Weigand Road, Lockbourne, Ohio.  Attending were Trustee Joe DeFelice, Trustee Mike Freeman, Trustee Bill Welsh, Fiscal Officer MaryAnn Elliott, Assistant Fiscal Officer Lindsay Mayse, Fire Chief Chad Noggle, Zoning Inspector Dale Hoover, Cemetery Sexton/Superintendent Darryl Ward. Road Superintendent Kevin Hulse was absent. Visitors were Jared Conner and Shawn Demint.

HEARING OF VISITORS:

  1. Both Jared Conner and Shawn Demint expressed interest in the Road Superintendent/Building Custodian position. Each gave information regarding their resume and previous experience.  The Trustees will post the job in the Circleville Herald with a deadline for all applicants to submit resumes by September 27th.  Interviews will be conducted on October 1st at 6:00pm.

ZONING INSPECTOR:

  1. Dale Hoover said the Appeals Board will have a public hearing on Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 7:00pm to discuss the variance for a second home at 11525 Bulen Pierce Road.

ROAD SUPERINTENDENT:

  1. Kevin was absent from the meeting but provided notes to MaryAnn Elliott to discuss with the Board.
  2. Kevin requested September 27th as vacation. Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve September 27th off as a vacation day. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
  3. DeFelice stated that he has called and found that there are no new plow trucks available with the features that the township needs. Ace Trucking may have a used plow truck ready. He will check on this.
  4. DeFelice met with Craig Stevenson in regards to the road project and Craig stated that they will be starting in the Spring. The East, West and South corners will be widened on the corners of Lockbourne Eastern and Duvall Roads.

CEMETERY SEXTON/SUPERVISOR:

  1. Darryl stated that the new garage door opener is on and working.
  2. Darryl stated that the tornado siren is fixed per B & C.
  3. There is a benefit for Trooper Jason Phillips on September 28th and Darryl requested the use of the Township property on Northup Avenue for the benefit’s additional parking. Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the use of the Township property for parking on September 28th, 2019. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
  4. An email was received from Jane Cline requesting the leveling of a Veteran marker and the moving of a child’s headstone to be in line with other stones. The Trustees approved the changes and Darryl will take care of these issues as time permits.

FIRE:

  1. Chief Noggle stated that Firefighters Naro and Moore have completed their training. Naro also put in his letter of resignation effective September 21, 2019. Since Naro is leaving, Chief Noggle requested to hire Tanner Smith.

RESOLUTION 19-87

A RESOLUTION TO HIRE TANNER SMITH AS A PART-TIME FIREFIGHTER AND EMT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WITH A STARTING WAGE OF $10.00 PER HOUR.  Mr. Welsh moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-87.

  1. Chief Noggle stated that the Captains reported that Firefighters Wojciechowski and Campbell have successfully completed their probationary period. Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded a motion to approve taking Wojciechowski and Campbell off of probation and moved to regular status. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
  2. Ben Danzig will be returning from his leave of absence on September 21, 2019.
  3. Medic 802 has been experiencing many mechanical problems and is requiring repair after repair. The Chief has taken it out of service because it is unreliable.  He asked to purchase a new chassis for that medic.

RESOLUTION 19-88

A RESOLUTION TO MAKE A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION OF ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($170,000.00) FROM THE FIRE FUND TO FIRE VEHICLES TO PURCHASE A NEW CHASSIS FOR MEDIC 802 AND A PURCHASE ORDER FOR THE SAME.  Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-88.

  1. Chief Noggle gave an update about the new Chief’s vehicle and stated the estimated arrival will be the first week of October.
  2. The blacktop is to be replaced with concrete in the southwest corner of the fire building. Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded a motion to approve having Township employees do this work. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
  3. Chief Noggle presented information regarding the Pyxis System for medication and supply storage.

RESOLUTION 19-89

A RESOLUTION TO REALLOCATE SEVENTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($17,000.00) FROM FIRE BUILDING TO FIRE MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT AND FURNITURE TO PURCHASE THE PYXIS SYSTEM AND A PURCHASE ORDER FOR THE SAME.  Mr. Welsh moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-89.

  1. The Fire Department has 11 portable radios that they no longer need so Chief Noggle made the suggestion of donating them to the County Cache in exchange for the County programming 2 radios and waiving the service fees for the next 10 years. Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the donation of the 11 radios to the County Cache if they program two radios and waive the service fee for the next 10 years. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

OTHER BUSINESS:

  1. DeFelice reported that the County Trustees voted to accept the proposed increase for the Health Department. The motion passed with a 7 to 4 vote.
  2. The revised Employee Handbook was approved.

RESOLUTION 19-90

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE REVISED 2019 EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK .  Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-90.

ACTION ON MINUTES:

September 3, 2019 Regular Meeting: Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of September 3, 2019 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

September 4, 2019 Special Meeting: Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the special meeting of September 4, 2019 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

RESOLUTION 19-91

A RESOLUTION TO MOVE TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($25,000.00) SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE CEMETERY FUND TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF SITES FUND FOR THE COLUMBARIUM AND A PURCHASE ORDER FOR THE SAME.  Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-91.

RESOLUTION 19-92

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP.  Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-92.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion to adjourn the September 17, 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting adjourned at 9:30pm.