February 5, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

February 5, 2019

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Mike Freeman called the Regular Trustee Meeting of February 5, 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 and Road/Cemetery Superintendent Kevin Hulse. 

HEARING OF VISITORS:  None

ZONING INSPECTOR: 

      1. Dale reported that he has received the zoning application from the DeLong Company.

ROAD/CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT:

      1. The lightbar is broken on the Ford F550.  Dan from Dexter said he would try to get us a new one, but it needs to be welded.  Kevin spoke to Bob Brown who thought he could repair it in an hour or less.  His labor fee is $60.00/hour.  Mr. DeFelice made a motion to have it welded for not more than $120.00.  Mr. Welsh seconded the motion and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      2. The Trustees asked Kevin to discontinue writing a daily record of jobs done.  The Trustees may revisit this and have the employees fill it out one pay period per quarter.
      3. There was a question regarding the roads in the cemetery.  Are they considered Township roads?  Mr. DeFelice will check on this.
      4. John Horsley has not met with Darryl Ward to begin training him as a backup cemetery sexton.  Dr. Freeman will ask John to attend the next Trustee meeting.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:

      1. The Chief reported that they received fifteen applications for the full-time firefighter positions.  After the interviews, Phillip Engler, Cole Smoot and Jeremy Lust were recommended for the three positions.

RESOLUTION 19-07

A RESOLUTION TO APPOINT PHILLIP ENGLER AS A FULL-TIME FIREFIGHTER BEGINNING FEBRUARY 18, 2019 AT THE CURRENT CONTRACT WAGE, CONTINGENT UPON PASSING THE OP&FPF PHYSICAL AND STRESS TEST.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-07.

RESOLUTION 19-08

A RESOLUTION TO APPOINT COLE SMOOT AS A FULL-TIME FIREFIGHTER BEGINNING FEBRUARY 18, 2019 AT THE CURRENT CONTRACT WAGE, CONTINGENT UPON PASSING THE OP&FPF PHYSICAL AND STRESS TEST.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-08.

RESOLUTION 19-09

A RESOLUTION TO APPOINT JEREMY LUST AS A FULL-TIME FIREFIGHTER BEGINNING FEBRUARY 18, 2019 AT THE CURRENT CONTRACT WAGE, CONTINGENT UPON PASSING THE OP&FPF PHYSICAL AND STRESS TEST.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-09.

RESOLUTION 19-10

A RESOLUTION TO KEEP THE LIST (AS PRESENTED AND ATTACHED) OF THE NEXT FOUR HIGHEST RATED PEOPLE WHO WERE INTERVIEWED FOR FULL-TIME FIREFIGHTERS FOR 180 DAYS IF THE NEED TO HIRE FULL-TIME ARISES IN THAT PERIOD OF TIME.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-10.

 

RESOLUTION 19-11   

A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE 2019-2020 MEDICAL DIRECTOR’S CONTRACT FOR $4000.00 PER YEAR WITH OHIO HEALTH EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-11.  Mr. Welsh signed the contract.

      1. The Chief explained the door security system that he is planning to have installed at the fire station.  He was planning on securing six doors but the Trustees asked him to get the price for all nine doors.  The cost will be approximately $17,000.00 which is within the fire building budget.  The Trustees agreed that this is a needed addition that the department needs to invest in.
      2. Engine 801 has damage from a firefighter hitting a retainer wall.  The wall has been repaired to the homeowner’s satisfaction and the engine is being repaired.  The firefighter is on a sixty day suspension from driving fire vehicles.
      3. The Chief received a report of a medic going air-born over the railroad tracks.  The officers have been told if it happens again and the driver is a part-time firefighter they will be fired, if full-time they will be placed on suspension.

OTHER BUSINESS:

      1. MaryAnn Elliott administered the Oath of Office to Lindsay Mayse as the Assistant Fiscal Officer and her bond was signed.
      2. Lindsay Mayse has completed her Sunshine Law training.
      3. The Election will be held on May 7, 2019.  Mr. DeFelice moved that the Trustee meeting regularly scheduled for Tuesday, May 7th will be held on Wednesday, May 8th at 7pm.  Mr. Welsh seconded the motion and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      4. The Trustees reviewed the county valuations received from the County Auditor.

ACTION ON MINUTES:

January 22, 2019 Regular Meeting:  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 22, 2019 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion. 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

      1. The Trustees approved the bank statements.
      2. The Trustees approved the time cards.

 RESOLUTION 19-12

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP.  Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-12.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion to adjourn the February 5, 2019 Board of Trustee Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting adjourned at 8:15pm.