July 16, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

July 16, 2019

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Mike Freeman called the Regular Trustee Meeting of July 16, 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 and Road Superintendent Kevin Hulse. Visitor Russell Welsh was present.

HEARING OF VISITORS: 

Russell Welsh was presented by Chad Noggle as a candidate for the Part-Time Fire Prevention Officer. Chad presented the expectations and description of the position to the Trustees and Russell Welsh. Chad stated that the position will be up to 48 hours per pay period and those hours are based on the need for inspections for new and existing construction. The Trustees agreed to the terms of position as presented by Chad.

RESOLUTION 19-63

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE RUSSELL WELSH  AS THE PART-TIME FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER AT $22.00 PER HOUR WITH START DATE OF 07/17/2019 AND WITH A 120 DAY PROBATION PERIOD AS RECOMMENDED BY THE FIRE CHIEF.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-63.

ZONING INSPECTOR: 

      1. Dale Hoover stated that Tyson Rathburn was required to get a zoning permit for a new barn build.
      2. The variance for the Amazon sign was approved by the Zoning Appeals Board.
      3. Mr. DeFelice spoke to soil and water and was told that the drainage for the Horse Stable was improperly installed and has changed the flow of water.  

ROAD SUPERINTENDENT:

      1. Kevin Hulse suggested approving cemetery worker Kyle Kottenbrook to work the roads when needed.

RESOLUTION 19-64

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE KYLE KOTTENBROOK TO WORK THE ROADS AS A ROAD LABORER AS NEEDED WITH A PAY OF $12.00 PER HOUR.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-64.

      1. Kevin stated he sprayed the cattails in the ditch by State Route 752 and Lockbourne Eastern.
      2. Darryl met with Digger McCray regarding the catch basin at Lockbourne Eastern North of Viking field on the west side. Mr. DeFelice suggested that Kevin and Darryl will install the catch basin since the township has the appropriate equipment.
      3. Kevin requested July 22nd and 23rd off as vacation. Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve both July 22nd and July 23rd off as vacation.
      4. Mr. DeFelice went to Ohio Public Works to sign paperwork and stated that Craig Stevenson will handle everything from this point forward on the Lockbourne Eastern and Duvall Road project.
      5. Mr. DeFelice states that we will patch Duvall Court prior to paving

CEMETERY SEXTON/SUPERVISOR:

      1. The cremation wall was discussed again and Dr. Freeman asked Darryl to present models with pricing at the next meeting.
      2. A cemetery tax levy was discussed and Dr. Freeman stated that he will call Auditor Melissa Betz about the requirements and stipulations for a cemetery tax levy.
      3. Lindsay Mayse presented comparative lot and burial pricing from local cemeteries to the Trustees and no changes were made in the fees at this time.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:

      1. Chief Noggle announced that they have four part-time open positions with four applications. Interviews will be conducted on July 24th and he will have names to present at the August 6th meeting.
      2. Chad stated that Benjamin Danzig will be going on leave.
      3. Medic 802 is out of commission and needs to be repaired. He stated that the regeneration filter needs to be replaced and possibly the turbo and the estimate is $4,900. He asked if the Trustees wanted to repair this medic since it will be the next one replaced or re-chassised.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded a motion to repair Medic 802 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve.
      4. Alexander Owens passed his Paramedic Exam.

OTHER BUSINESS:

      1. MaryAnn discussed doing the propane summer fill again which includes a $20.00 fee with summer fill and lock-in rate. Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded to approve to do the summer fill and lock in rate.  The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      2. Employee Handbook Changes moved to August 6th meeting.
      3. The Township Tornado Siren was discussed.  Mr. Welsh learned that if the circuit board goes out on the siren, the County EMA would replace it with a reconditioned board which the Township would pay for.  The Trustees decided that since our siren and tower are insured through our OTARMA insurance policy, we need to find out the price of the reconditioned board.  Darryl will get the paperwork and call them for a price.  No decision was made regarding the County EMA’s $882.00 annual fee.

ACTION ON MINUTES:

June 18, 2019 Regular Meeting: Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of June 18, 2019 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

      1. The Trustees approved the time cards.
      2. The Trustees approved the June bank statements.
      3. MaryAnn and Lindsay presented the 2020 Proposed Budget.

RESOLUTION 19-65

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE 2020 BUDGET AS PRESENTED AND ATTACHED.  Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-65.

RESOLUTION 19-66

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-66.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion to adjourn the July 16, 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting adjourned at 9:14pm.