June 18, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

June 18, 2019

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Mike Freeman called the Regular Trustee Meeting of June 18, 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, Assistant Fiscal Officer Lindsay Mayse, Fire Chief Chad Noggle, Zoning Inspector Dale Hoover, Cemetery Sexton/Superintendent Darryl Ward and Road Superintendent Kevin Hulse. Fiscal Officer MaryAnn Elliott was absent. Steve Hawkins from the Health Department and a resident, Larry Kelly was present.

HEARING OF VISITORS: 

      1. Steve Hawkins gave update on Health Department and dropped off mosquito donuts for the stagnant water.
      2. Resident Larry Kelly wanted to know if the township had any plans on widening Airbase Road and Mr. DeFelice explained that Airbase Road is not a township road and that it is a county road.

ZONING INSPECTOR: 

      1. Dale Hoover stated that the signage at Rickenbacker may be changing due to companies that are coming in and requesting to have larger signs. He stated that this would be a possible variance. Mr. DeFelice suggested for Dale Hoover to bring this up with the Zoning Board. 

ROAD SUPERINTENDENT:

      1. Kevin Hulse stated that he had a family emergency on Tuesday and stated he used vacation. Kevin also requested June 21st and 24th off and to use both days as vacation days. Mr. DeFelice moved, Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted to approve both June 21st and 24th off as vacation.
      2. Tornado siren was checked and it was discovered that the batteries are 11 years old. Mr. DeFelice approved to replace the batteries.
      3. Kevin stated there was a complaint of cattails in the ditch by State Route 752 and Lockbourne Eastern. Kevin stated that once water evaporates, he will spray the cattails.
      4. Kevin and Darryl presented the costs of chains, binders and receiver for the mini excavator from Rural King and Tractor Supply. Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded to purchase the chains and binders from Rural King and the receiver from Tractor Supply, totaling $350.
      5. Mr. DeFelice spoke with Wendy from OTARMA regarding the tornado siren and it was discovered that is not on our insurance but it is now. Mr. Welsh stated that he will call Tom Swisher to ask more questions regarding the tornado siren.
      6. Mr. DeFelice presented prices from Strawser for the crack/seal project. The cost is $5,232 over what was presented previously.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded to increase the amount for the crack/seal project to $12,860.  The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve this motion.
      7. Darryl Ward suggested to get rid of catch basin on west ditch of Lockbourne Eastern North of Viking field on the west side. Darryl suggested allowing it to naturally flow. Mr. DeFelice would like for Kevin or Darryl to contact Digger McCray to get estimate.

CEMETERY SEXTON/SUPERVISOR:

      1. Mr. DeFelice spoke to Cynthia Bower about permits allowing the remains to be exhumed from the Cholera Cemetery. Dr. Freeman stated that he spoke with Dave Hubin and Dave stated that he spoke with Cynthia about the situation and per their conversation, she was satisfied with all of her questions.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:

      1. Chad Noggle stated that he ordered the Chief’s vehicle on 06/05/2019 and the processing time is 12-16 weeks.
      2. Chad recommended Russell Welsh for the part-time fire prevention officer. Trustee Bill Welsh requested that Russell Welsh come to the July meeting for the Trustees to meet. Trustee Bill Welsh stated an estimate starting date of August 1, 2019.
      3. Chad presented that there are 4 part time positions currently open.
      4. Anthony Stevens will be resigning as of 07-02-2019

OTHER BUSINESS:

      1. Employee Handbook Changes moved to August 6th meeting.

ACTION ON MINUTES:

May 21, 2019 Regular Meeting: Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of May 21, 2019 and the Trustees voted with two affirmative votes to approve the motion.

June 4, 2019 Regular Meeting: Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of June 4, 2019 and the Trustees voted with two affirmative votes to approve the motion.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

      1. The Trustees approved the time cards.

RESOLUTION 19-62

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 two affirmative votes to approve R19-62.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion to adjourn the June 18, 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting adjourned at 8:14pm.