December 20, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

December 20, 2016

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Doug Clark called the Regular Trustee Meeting of December 20, 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/Clerk MaryAnn Elliott, Fire Chief Eric Edgington, Road/Cemetery Superintendent Kevin Hulse and Zoning Inspector Doug Czako.

HEARING OF VISITORS: None.  

ZONING INSPECTOR:

  1. The Trustees discussed the minutes from the Zoning Appeals Board meeting held January 19, 2016. The minutes are not clear as they state that there was a vote to deny the variance and also a vote to table the decision regarding the variance until January 30, 2017.  The Clerk will contact the Zoning Secretary for clarification and have her correct the minutes at their next meeting.  There was discussion as to whether NorthPoint’s plans and drawings have changed regarding a 24” drainage pipe vs. an open ditch, the layout of the buildings and the driveways.  Mr. DeFelice will contact Nate Green and ask him to attend the January 3, 2017 Trustee Meeting to answer these concerns.
  2. The Zoning Appeals Board members would each like a copy of the Strategic Land Use Plan. The Trustees stated that since it is available on our website and it is 155 pages, the Clerk will print one copy which is to remain at the Township Building for anyone to refer to. 
  3. The Township needs to develop a “Right-of-Way Work Permit Application.” The Trustees discussed some guidelines and asked Doug to create a form for the Township.

ROAD/CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT:

  1. Kevin said they are having problems with the overhead doors being opened. A new control panel will cost $165.00.  Mr. Welsh made a motion to have this repair made and Mr. DeFelice seconded.  The Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve this motion.
  2. The Clerk read the email from Art Bremer regarding his grandparent’s plots granting permission for the Trustees to have the overgrown bushes/trees removed from their plots. DeFelice made the motion to have Kevin remove these bushes/trees completely and kill the roots so they don’t grow back.  Kevin is to keep track of his time and Mr. Bremer will be billed $25.00/hour or a $50.00 minimum for the job.  Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve the motion.
  3. Mr. DeFelice asked Kevin to consolidate shopping trips for needed items.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:

  1. The Chief presented his report and the Station Inventory.
  2. The Chief went over the Year-End Report with the Trustees.
  3. We will probably receive the new medic in February. The new engine delivery date has been set back.  Spartan Motors USA, Inc. has purchased Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. and the Trustees need to approve the “Assignment of Contract” to Spartan. 

RESOLUTION 16-87

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE “CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACT” FOR THE SMEAL FIRE ENGINE TO SPARTAN MOTORS USA, INC.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-87.  Mr. Welsh signed the contract.

  1. Mr.Welsh asked the Chief to make sure the Firefighter’s Association books are audited within the next month.
  2. The down payments for the Engine and Medic were discussed and the Clerk will adjust the 2017 appropriation budget to show $100,000.00 down on the medic and $35,000.00 down on the engine.

OTHER BUSINESS: 

  1. The Columbus Regional Airport Authority has asked the Trustees for a letter of support for a USDOT Fastlane application to widen Alum Creek Drive between SR 317 and Groveport Road. The Trustees declined since this area is not in Harrison Township.
  2. Clark has contacted Gator John regarding a portable toilet at the cemetery. They will provide a handicap unit and clean it weekly for $115.00 per month.

RESOLUTION 16-88

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE CONTRACTING WITH GATOR JOHN TO PROVIDE A HANDICAP PORTABLE TOILET AT THE CEMETERY AND CLEAN IT WEEKLY FOR $115.00 PER MONTH.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-88.

ACTION ON MINUTES: 

            December 6, 2016 Public Hearing for City of Columbus:  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the public hearing of December 6, 2016 and the Trustees voted with three yes votes.  Motion carried.

December 6, 2016 Public Hearing for Expansion of the JEDD:  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the public hearing of December 6, 2016 and the Trustees voted with three yes votes.  Motion carried.

December 6, 2016 Regular Meeting:  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of December 6, 2016 and the Trustees voted with three yes votes.  Motion carried.  

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

RESOLUTION 16-89

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE REALLOCATION OF $500.00 FROM 1000-110-360-0000 CONTRACTED SERVICES TO 1000-120-350-0000 UTILITIES TO PAY UTILITIES.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-89.

RESOLUTION 16-90

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE REALLOCATION OF $1500.00 FROM 1000-130-190-0000 OTHER SALARIES TO 1000-130-150-0000 COMPENSATION OF BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS TO PAY ZONING BOARD SALARIES.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-90.

RESOLUTION 16-91

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE REALLOCATION OF $15,000.00 FROM 2111-220-190-0008 FIRE SALARIES PART TIME TO 2111-220-190-0000 FIRE SALARIES FULL TIME.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-91.

RESOLUTION 16-92

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-92.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion to adjourn the December 20, 2016 Board of Trustee Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned at 8:55pm.