April 5, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

April 5, 2016

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Doug Clark called the Regular Trustee Meeting of April 5, 2016 to order at 7:00pm at the Harrison Township Building, 2746 Weigand Road, Lockbourne, Ohio.  Attending were Trustee Doug Clark, Trustee Joe DeFelice, Trustee Bill Welsh, Fiscal Officer MaryAnn Elliott, Fire Chief Eric Edgington, Zoning Inspector Doug Czako, Road/Cemetery Superintendent Kevin Hulse and Employee Joey Clark.  Also attending were residents Teresa Santmyer, Larry Arthur, Keila Marlowe, Nancy Taylor, Denice Coffey and Larry Kelly.

HEARING OF VISITORS:  

  1. Several residents were present to discuss the change of zoning for Northpoint. Mr. DeFelice explained that the zoning commission will make a recommendation to the Trustees and then there will be a Public Hearing.  All adjoining residents will receive notification of the Public Hearing.  Many of the residents then left the meeting.
  2. Keila Marlowe asked the Trustees if there were noise restraints regarding the Intermodal. Mr. DeFelice explained that the Intermodal is owned by Norfolk-Southern Railroad, a public utility, and as such, they did not file any plans or zoning applications and there are no restrictions that the Township can enforce regarding them.  Ms. Marlowe asked about Trustee minutes from the time the Intermodal was established and the clerk explained that she could request copies of those minutes.

ZONING INSPECTOR: 

  1. Doug has followed up on the owners of many of the small signs around the township and most have been removed.
  2. Doug issued a zoning violation to Greenlawn stating they can have up to thirty trailers on site plus five in for repairs. They have exceeded that number on their property and have been given thirty days to comply.
  3. National Limestone has received a flood plain variance from Pickaway County.

ROAD/CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT:

  1. Kevin stated that the Township Building was damaged on the west side by the strong winds over the weekend. He had a bid from Gloyd’s Home Improvements for $265.00 to replace three pieces of wood and repair the wind damage to the building.  DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to hire Dick Gloyd to repair the damage for $265.00.  The Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve the motion.
  2. Kevin also replaced two signs that were destroyed by the wind on Lockborne Eastern and Bulen-Pierce.
  3. The wind also took down the security light at the cemetery. Kevin also needs to have a 220v outlet converted to 120v outlet.  Chuck Toole bid $340.00 to do this work and Scott Pritchard’s bid was $337.00.  Welsh made a motion to have Scott Pritchard do this repair work and Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion.  The Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve the motion.
  4. One of the tires on a zero turn mower at the cemetery is bad. A new tire is $89.52 at Shope’s Tire.  Mr. DeFelice made a motion to buy two tires from Shope’s Tire for $89.52 each.  Mr. Welsh seconded the motion.  The Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve the motion.
  5. Kevin wants to get a third mower for the cemetery. The Trustees asked him to get prices and they will make a decision after the new section of the cemetery starts selling.
  6. The Trustees discussed the cemetery rates and agreed to raise the rates according to the attached schedule. No increase was made to any of the opening/closing rates for residents of Harrison Township. 

The opening/closing rates for non-residents will be increased by $100.00 for standard burials and $50.00 for cremations and infant burials.  There will be an additional charge of $100.00 for any funeral not completed by 3:30pm.  The rates for any cemetery lot purchase would increase by $100.00.  The fee for a duplicate deed or transfer of deed will be $30.00.  The fee for disinterment will be $1500./burial or $750.00/cremation.  A cemetery lot and opening/closing will be waived for any Harrison Township Resident serving as active-duty military, Firefighter or Law Enforcement when killed in the line of duty.  This waiver will also apply to a non-resident firefighter when killed in the line of duty while working for Harrison Township Fire Department.

RESOLUTION 16-28

A RESOLUTION TO INCREASE THE CEMETERY RATES AS LISTED IN THE ATTACHED HARRISON TOWNSHIP CEMETERY FEES DATED APRIL 5, 2016.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted: Mr. Clark, yes; Mr. DeFelice, yes; Mr. Welsh, yes.  R16-28 was approved.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT: 

  1. The Trustees agreed to cancel the contract with Premier Health Care Services (aka Team Health, Midwest Group) and signed letters addressed to each company cancelling their service immediately. Welsh signed the new contract with Danni Schneider, DO, on behalf of the Trustees.

RESOLUTION 16-29

A RESOLUTION TO CANCEL THE CONTRACT WITH PREMIER HEALTH CARE SERVICES (AKA TEAM HEALTH, MIDWEST GROUP) AS THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR THE HARRISON TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-29.

RESOLUTION 16-30

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH DANNI SCHNEIDER, DO, AS THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR THE HARRISON TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-30.

  1. Medic 803 has been at Coughlin Ford for repairs for the last week.
  2. The Chief showed the Trustees a report he has prepared showing costs and needs for the department and future planning. The reports do not ask for anything, but do provide information to those new to the area and moving into the new buildings in the JEDD area.  The Trustees agreed that this report should be given to these businesses.
  3. Mr. DeFelice will call and set up a time for the Trustees and the Fire Chief to meet with the County Commissioners to discuss the Township’s financial situation regarding the huge buildings being built in the JEDD area.

OTHER BUSINESS:

  1. AT&T has asked for 470 linear feet of right-of-way, thirty-five feet wide, parallel to Bulen Pierce Road for $1.00 per foot for a total of $470.00. The Trustees discussed this and are concerned about any field tiles that could be broken and decided not to allow this right-of-way at this time or for this price.
  2. Mr. DeFelice received a complaint from Fran Minix regarding standing water at the rear of Kildow Court which backs up to the Teays Valley Ball Diamond’s property. Mr. DeFelice went out to look at the property and said the builder of the condominium piled up dirt between the two properties and stopped the field from draining.  Mr. DeFelice will call Franklin Christman and report his findings.

 ACTION ON MINUTES: 

            March 16, 2016 Regular meeting:  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 16, 2016 and the Trustees voted with three yes votes.  Motion carried.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

RESOLUTION 16-31

A RESOLUTION TO CLOSE THE GASOLINE TAX CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT #929 AT KINGSTON BANK FOR $25,925.16 PLUS INTEREST AND DEPOSIT IT INTO THE PRIMARY CHECKING ACCOUNT WHEN IT MATURES ON JUNE 4, 2016 TO PAY FOR THE COUNTY ENGINEER’S ROAD REPAIRS.    Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-31.

RESOLUTION 16-32

A RESOLUTION TO CLOSE THE GASOLINE TAX CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT #752 AT KINGSTON BANK FOR $48,074.43 PLUS INTEREST AND DEPOSIT IT INTO THE PRIMARY CHECKING ACCOUNT WHEN IT MATURES ON AUGUST 8, 2016 TO PAY FOR THE COUNTY ENGINEER’S ROAD REPAIRS.    Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-32.

RESOLUTION 16-33

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-33.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion to adjourn the April 5, 2016 Board of Trustee Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned at 8:35pm.