June 30, 2017 Special Meeting

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE SPECIAL MEETING

June 30, 2017

SPECIAL MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Bill Welsh called the Special Trustee Meeting of June 30, 2017 to order at 2:14pm at the Ashville Village Council Room at 200 East Station Street, Ashville, Ohio.  Attending were Trustee Bill Welsh, Trustee Joe DeFelice, Trustee Doug Clark, Fiscal Officer MaryAnn Elliott and Fire Chief Eric Edgington.  Also attending were Village Administrator Franklin Christman, Village Fiscal Officer April Grube and Village Council Members Nelson Embrey, David Rainey, Randy Loveless and Tracie Sorvillo.  Village employee Jim-Bob Welsh was also in attendance and Frank Harmon of Ohio Insurance arrived at approximately 2:25pm.

HEARING OF VISITORS:

      1. Frank Harmon explained some background information to explain why Ohio Public Entity Consortium (OPEC) originally went with the Jefferson Health Plan (JHP) in 2015.  He explained the large deficit in the JHP that caused the large increase in insurance rates for 2016 and 2017.  The deficit continues to increase.  He explained the decision to leave JHP and change to Benovation.

RESOLUTION 17-48

A RESOLUTION TO APPOINT PAUL LA FAYETTE AS THE TEMPORARY LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE DURING THIS MEETING FOR HARRISON TOWNSHIP FOR THE DISCUSSION AND SHARING OF INFORMATION REGARDING THE DECISION OF CHOOSING A HEALTH PLAN EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Clark seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R17-48.

At 3:00pm Mr. DeFelice made a motion to go into executive session to discuss a legal matter with Attorney Paul-Michael La Fayette by speakerphone and inviting Fire Chief Eric Edgington, Village of Ashville Council members, Franklin Christman and April Grube to this session.  Mr. Clark seconded the motion and the Trustees voted: Mr. Welsh, yes; Mr. DeFelice, yes; Mr. Clark, yes.  Motion approved.

At 3:37pm Mr. Clark made a motion to leave executive session.  Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion and the Trustees voted: Mr. Welsh, yes; Mr. DeFelice, yes; Mr. Clark, yes.  Motion approved.

RESOLUTION 17-49

A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE NEW INSURANCE COVERAGE THROUGH THE OHIO PUBLIC ENTITY CONSORTIUM AND OHIO INSURANCE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Clark seconded and the Trustees voted.  Mr. Welsh, yes; Mr. DeFelice, yes; Mr. Clark, yes.  Resolution 17-49 was approved.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Clark seconded the motion to adjourn the June 30, 2017 Board of Trustee Special Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned at 3:55pm.