March 19, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

March 19, 2019

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Mike Freeman called the Regular Trustee Meeting of March 19, 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. Also present were Steve Hawkins, Gene List, Ryan Tacosik and Crystal and Joe Tuttle.

Trustee Bill Welsh presented Philip Engler, Jeremy Lust and Cole Smoot with their Firefighter’s badges and administered the Firefighter’s Oath of Office to each of them.   The Trustees and all present congratulated the new firefighters and several pictures were taken.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:

      1. Darcy Peterman has declined the position of part-time firefighter.

RESOLUTION 19-30

A RESOLUTION TO RESCIND RESOLUTION 19-17 TO HIRE DARCY PETERMAN AS A PART-TIME FIREFIGHTER.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with two affirmative votes to approve R19-30.  Dr. Freeman abstained from voting as he was not present for the adoption of this resolution.

HEARING OF VISITORS: 

      1. Steve Hawkins from the Pickaway County Health Department shared some information regarding the health department.  They have hired a new health commissioner, Nasandra Wright.  The health department has a levy on the fall ballot, but if it doesn’t pass, they will need additional funds from each city, village and township in the county.  There will be a vote on this additional amount on April 17th.  Mr. DeFelice pointed out that when the local funds are distributed by the county, Harrison Township receives the smallest amount of all of the townships, but when asked to contribute to the health department Harrison Township pays more than over half of the townships.  Mr. Hawkins said he will look into the reason for the distribution with the county auditor.
      2. Gene List stated that he was present to support Crystal & Joe Tuttle who are concerned about a kayak business that is reportedly opening in Little Walnut east of 23 across from Cook’s Creek.  Mr. DeFelice said that no one has contacted our zoning inspector for a change of zoning.  
      3. Ryan  Tacosik from Southeastern Equipment was present to answer any questions regarding the mini-excavator.  He presented a new quote with a thirty-six month/3000 hour premier warranty for an additional $656.00, bringing the total to $43,602.70.  Three bids were considered for this purchase.

RESOLUTION 19-31

A RESOLUTION TO MAKE A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION OF $44,000.00 FROM THE ROADS FUND TO ROADS EQUIPMENT AND A PURCHASE ORDER TO SOUTHEASTERN EQUIPMENT CO, INC.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted:  Mr. DeFelice, yes;  Dr. Freeman, yes;  Mr. Welsh, yes.  Resolution 19-31 passed with three affirmative votes.

RESOLUTION 19-32

A RESOLUTION TO PURCHASE A CASE CX37C MINI EXCAVATOR FROM SOUTHEASTERN EQUIPMENT CO, INC WITH A 36 MONTH/300 HOUR WARRANTY FOR $43,602.70.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted: Mr. DeFelice, yes;  Dr. Freeman, yes;  Mr. Welsh, yes.  Resolution 19-32 passed with three affirmative votes.

ZONING INSPECTOR: 

      1. Dale reported that he had received a zoning application from Brad Jones.
      2. Dale asked about the fee for a home business.  The Trustees said that because it must go before the zoning appeals board for a variance the fee is $450.00.
      3. The Fiscal Officer received a resignation letter from Ryan Thompson.  He is moving out of the township and will not be able to serve on the Zoning Commission.  The Trustees need to appoint someone to that position to serve through 2022.

ROAD/CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT:

      1. Kevin asked about the Cholera/Peters Cemetery.  It has not been graded and finished as was agreed to.  Dr. Freeman said he would take of it.  If the archeologists wish to return for a future dig they will need to submit a formal request to the Trustee Board as they have in the past.
      2. Road signs are missing from Miller Road and Lockbourne Eastern and also from Bulen Pierce and Duvall Court West.  Kevin will order new signs.
      3. Duke’s garage was working on the GMC snowplow and the fuel tank was punctured.  Kevin has been searching for a tank to replace it.  All parts for that vehicle are obsolete.  Dr. Freeman moved that Kevin could purchase a replacement fuel tank for up to $650.00.  Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      4. John Horsley was told by Dr. Freeman to attend tonight’s meeting, but again he did not show up.  He has been asked repeatedly for months to attend a Trustee meeting so the Trustees could discuss his job, but he has refused to attend.

OTHER BUSINESS:

      1. Steve Smith from the County Engineer’s office has asked to use the Township Building on April 16, 2019 from 8:00am to 9:30am for a County Maintenance Ditch Meeting.  The Trustees asked Kevin to open the Township Building on that day at 7:30 and lock it when they are finished.
      2. The P3 Investor Reception is Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 5-6:30 at Cook’s Creek.

ACTION ON MINUTES:

March 5, 2019 Regular Meeting:  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 5, 2019 and the Trustees voted with two affirmative votes to approve the motion.  Dr. Freeman abstained from voting as he was not present on March 5, 2019.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

      1. The Trustees approved the time cards.

RESOLUTION 19-33

A RESOLUTION TO MAKE AN INTERFUND TRANSFER FROM THE FIRE FUND TO NOTE RETIREMENT FUND FOR $34,770.46 TO MAKE THE ANNUAL PAYMENT FOR THE 2017 AMBULANCE.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-33.

RESOLUTION 19-34

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 two affirmative votes to approve R19-34.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Mr. Welsh moved and Dr. Freeman seconded the motion to adjourn the March 19, 2019 Board of Trustee Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting adjourned at 9:00pm.