June 19, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

June 19, 2018

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Joe DeFelice called the Regular Trustee Meeting of June 19, 2018 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, Fire Chief Eric Edgington, Zoning Inspector Dale Hoover.  Road/Cemetery Superintendent Kevin Hulse was absent.  Also attending were Fire Captain Chad Noggle, Fire Captain Shawn Davidson and Firefighter Jeremiah Withers.

HEARING OF VISITORS:  None

ZONING INSPECTOR: 

      1. Dale issued permits for a pole barn to Charles Cash and a permit for a pool to Michael Tourtellot.   

ROAD/CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT:

      1. The Trustees discussed the part-time cemetery workers that are not being scheduled to work.  The Trustees will discuss this with Kevin at the next meeting.
      2. The expense sheet needs to be completed for all purchases made for the road department, cemetery and township building.
      3. Each employee needs to know the deadline and who to call to report a work absence.
      4. Darryl Ward had obtained prices for a riding mower for the cemetery at Mr. DeFelice’s request.  The estimates were from All Power Equipment, John Deere and Evolution Ag.  The Trustees tabled this decision until after the Fire Chief’s report.
      5. Dr. Freeman has a push mower he will donate to the cemetery.
      6. The Trustees discussed Darryl mowing the roadsides with the road mower and all three agreed that he is permitted to mow with this mower.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:

      1. Mr. DeFelice thanked both Captain Noggle and Captain Davidson for applying for the Fire Chief’s position and for the excellent job interviews.  He commended them both for the outstanding job they do for the Harrison Township Fire Department.

RESOLUTION 18-54

A RESOLUTION TO PROMOTE CAPTAIN CHAD NOGGLE AS THE FIRE CHIEF FOR HARRISON TOWNSHIP AS PER THE CHIEF’S PAY AND BENEFITS CONTRACT.  ALL ITEMS OF THE CONTRACT WILL TAKE EFFECT JUNE 25, 2018 EXCEPT THE TITLE OF CHIEF WHICH WILL TAKE EFFECT ON JULY 20, 2018.  Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the resolution.   Roll call vote:  Mr. DeFelice, yes;  Dr. Freeman, yes;  Mr. Welsh, yes.  R18-54 was approved unanimously.

RESOLUTION 18-55

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE NEW CHIEF’S PAY AND BENEFITS CONTRACT DATED JUNE 25, 2018.  Mr. Welsh moved and Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R18-55.

RESOLUTION 18-56

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE PAYING CHAD NOGGLE’S ACCUMULATED COMPENSATORY TIME IN EXCESS OF 40 HOURS AT HIS CURRENT RATE OF PAY OF $21.32 PER HOUR.   Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R18-56.

RESOLUTION 18-57

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE PAYING CHAD NOGGLE’S ACCUMULATED VACATION HOURS IN EXCESS OF 80 HOURS AT HIS CURRENT RATE OF PAY OF $21.32 PER HOUR.   Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R18-57.

RESOLUTION 18-58

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REDUCING CHAD NOGGLE’S BALANCE OF SICK TIME TO 2080 HOURS.   Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R18-58.

      1. The Chief will schedule a time to swear in Jason Hackett as a full-time Firefighter and the three new part-time Firefighters.
      2. Firefighter Beau Ramey has told the Chief he has accepted a position with Jackson Township, but has not turned in his resignation.

The Fire Chief asked to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel issues regarding the open positions of Captain and full-time Firefighter.

Mr. Welsh made a motion to go into executive session at 7:25pm to discuss a personnel issues regarding the open positions of Captain and a full-time firefighters within the fire department and asked both Chief Edgington and Captain Noggle to join in the executive session.  Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion and the Trustees voted: Mr. DeFelice, yes; Mr. Welsh, yes; Dr. Freeman, yes.

At 7:50pm Mr. Welsh made a motion to leave executive session.  Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion and the Trustees voted: Mr. DeFelice, yes; Mr. Welsh, yes; Dr. Freeman, yes.

RESOLUTION 18-59

A RESOLUTION THAT UPON HIS RESIGNATION, BEAU RAMEY MAY BE HIRED AS ROTATION OR RESERVE FIREFIGHTER IF HE IS ABLE TO CONTINUE IN ONE OF THOSE POSITIONS .   Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R18-59.

OTHER BUSINESS:

      1. Dr. Freeman is working on the OTARMA safety grant and should file it by the end of July.
      2. The Fiscal Officer informed the Trustees that all employees enrolled in OPERS for over 10 hours a week may enroll in a new Colonial Life Insurance policy at their own expense.

RESOLUTION 18-60

A RESOLUTION TO CALL A SPECIAL MEETING ON FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 AT 9AM TO APPROVE THE 2019 BUDGET FOR HARRISON TOWNSHIP.   Mr. DeFelice moved and Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R18-60.

      1. The Trustees discussed the three estimates for a new riding mower for the cemetery. 

RESOLUTION 18-61

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF $5000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE CEMETERY FUND.   Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R18-61.

RESOLUTION 18-62

A RESOLUTION FOR A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION OF $5000.00 FROM THE CEMETERY FUND TO MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT & FURNITURE 2041-760-740-0000 AND A BLANKET CERTIFICATE FOR THE SAME.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R18-62.

RESOLUTION 18-63

A RESOLUTION TO PURCHASE A GRAVELY PRO TURN 48 INCH WITH A KAWASAKI 23 HP ENGINE AND AN UPGRADED SEAT (IF AVAILABLE) FROM EVOLUTION AG, LLC FOR  UP TO $7500.00.   Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R18-63.

Mr. DeFelice made a motion to instruct all cemetery employees that this Gravely mower is not to leave the Harrison Township Cemetery in South Bloomfield.  Mr. Welsh seconded the motion and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

RESOLUTION 18-64

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE HAVING THE PICKAWAY COUNTY ENGINEER PUT A DRIVEWAY ENTRANCE, WITH NO PERMIT COST, ON BULEN PIERCE ROAD ONTO RANDY TURNER’S PROPERTY AT 2520 WEIGAND ROAD TO ALLOW THEM ACCESS TO MAINTAIN AND MOW THE DITCH.   Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R18-64.

ACTION ON MINUTES:

June 5, 2018 Regular Meeting:  Mr. DeFelice moved and Dr. Freeman seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of June 5, 2018 and the Trustees voted with two affirmative votes to approve the motion.  Mr. Welsh abstained from voting as he was absent from the June 5th meeting.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

RESOLUTION 18-65

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 R18-65.

 ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion to adjourn the June 19, 2018 Board of Trustee Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting adjourned at 8:35pm.