February 4, 2014

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES MEETING

February 4, 2014

 REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Paul Welsh called the Regular Trustee Meeting of February 4, 2014 to order at 7:00pm. Attending were Trustee Keith Peters, Fiscal Officer MaryAnn Elliott, Fire Chief Eric Edgington and Zoning Inspector Joe DeFelice. Trustee Doug Clark and Road/Cemetery Superintendent Kevin Hulse were absent. Fire Lieutenant Shawn Davidson and Firefighter Colt Cline were present.

HEARING OF VISITORS:

  1. Shawn and Colt asked to wait until after the Chief’s report.

ZONING INSPECTOR:

  1. Ashville is putting in a new waste water treatment facility. Part of it will be on land that is in unincorporated Harrison Township. We have nothing in our zoning for water treatment facilities, so the zoning application will need to go to the zoning commission for approval.
  2. Public Hearing for the Younkin hearing will be Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30pm.
  3. The Burdak’s have an attorney and they are stating that they are not operating a business from their home. The prosecutor is still working on a reply to their attorney.
  4. The Zoning Commission recommends Doug Czako to serve on the Zoning Commission.

RESOLUTION 14-06

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE DOUG CZAKO TO SERVE ON THE ZONING COMMISSION. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R14-06.

ROAD/CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT:

  1. The Trustees approved the estimate from Ryan Wilkins to repair the plumbing at the Township Building for approximately $400.00.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:

            The Chief presented his report.

The clerk asked if the Trustees wanted to make a donation to Box 65, a volunteer auxiliary unit that aids firefighters at emergency scenes. They have been to all of the recent fires we have had in the freezing weather.

RESOLUTION 14-07

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A DONATION OF $400.00 FROM GENERAL FUND, OTHER EXPENSES 1000-110-599-0000 TO BOX 65 TO HELP REPLENISH SUPPLIES. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R14-07.

At 7:20pm Chief Edgington asked to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. Mr. Peters made a motion to go into executive session. Mr. Welsh seconded the motion and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to enter into executive session.

At 8:05pm Mr. Peters made a motion to leave executive session. Mr. Welsh seconded the motion and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to leave executive session.

Fire Lieutenant Shawn Davidson and Firefighter Colt Cline returned to the meeting.

The Chief recommended the following three firefighters for the three new full time positions: Brian Kirkpatrick, Dustin Widmayer and Jeremiah Withers. Brian and Dustin are medics and Jeremiah has eighteen months to complete his training and obtain his medic card.

RESOLUTION 14-08

A RESOLUTION TO HIRE BRIAN KIRKPATRICK AS A FULL TIME FIREFIGHTER/MEDIC AS OF FEBRUARY 23, 2014. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R14-08.

RESOLUTION 14-09

A RESOLUTION TO HIRE DUSTIN WIDMAYER AS A FULL TIME FIREFIGHTER/MEDIC AS OF FEBRUARY 23, 2014. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R14-09.

RESOLUTION 14-10

A RESOLUTION TO HIRE JEREMIAH WITHERS AS A FULL TIME FIREFIGHTER AS OF FEBRUARY 23, 2014 WITH THE CONDITION THAT HE COMPLETES HIS TRAINING AND HAS HIS MEDIC CARD BY SEPTEMBER 2015. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R14-10.

RESOLUTION 14-11

A RESOLUTION TO PAY JEREMIAH WITHERS’ SALARY WHEN ATTENDING MEDIC CLASSES ON HIS SCHEDULED WORK DAY. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS MEDIC TRAINING HE WILL BE PAID $1000.00. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R14-11.

RESOLUTION 14-12

A RESOLUTION TO OPEN THE CONTRACT WITH THE FIREFIGHTER’S UNION TO DISCUSS ALL ARTICLES. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R14-12.

OTHER BUSINESS: None

ACTION ON MINUTES:

January 21, 2014 Regular meeting: Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 21, 2014 and the Trustees voted with two yes votes. Motion carried.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

RESOLUTION 14-13

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R14-13.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion to adjourn the February 4, 2014 Board of Trustee Meeting. All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned at 8:20pm.