March 4, 2014

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES MEETING

March 4, 2014

 REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Paul Welsh called the Regular Trustee Meeting of March 4, 2014 to order at 7:00pm. Attending were Trustee Keith Peters, Trustee Doug Clark, Fiscal Officer MaryAnn Elliott, Fire Chief Eric Edgington and Road/Cemetery Superintendent Kevin Hulse. Zoning Inspector Joe DeFelice was absent. Also present were residents Randy Arledge and Don Davis.

HEARING OF VISITORS:

  1. Randy Arledge asked about the drainage problem and the ditch project. Mr. Peters gave Mr. Arledge the easement form for his property to sign, have notorized and return. As soon as we receive all twelve easements, the project can be sent out for bids. He also asked if the ditches that are between every other house will be cleaned out as part of the project. The Trustees were not aware of these ditches.
  2. Randy also asked what is being done about the Bailey property cleanup. The Trustees informed him it has been turned over to the prosecutor’s office.
  3. Randy also asked about the pipe on the north side of his driveway. Mr. Peters told him that the Trustees have asked Craig from Harral and Stevenson to check it and report back to them. He can’t do that until the weather improves.
  4. Don Davis said the ditch project is what he was here to address as well. He is glad to see it moving forward. Mr. Peters also gave him his property easement form to sign and have notorized.

ZONING INSPECTOR: None

ROAD/CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT:

  1. Kevin asked when the Trustees wanted the grave blankets removed from the cemetery. The Trustees recommended extending the date until March 15th this year because of the snow and cold weather.
  2. Kevin received a complaint that he had run over a grave blanket and the person wants to be reimbursed for the grave blanket, Christmas lights and a family heirloom that she says was destroyed. The Trustees instructed Kevin to have her come to a meeting and talk with them.
  3. Roese Brother’s Paving looked at the road at 9905 Shepherd Road, but before they can fix the road, the mobile home park has to fix their drainage problem, or the water will just wash out the road again.
  4. Kevin needs time off on Friday and Monday, the 10th for Deb’s surgery. The Trustees approved this time off.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:

  1. Jay Roof has resigned as a part time firefighter effective immediately.
  2. Jeremy Stiver has resigned as a part time firefighter effective March 19, 2014.
  3. The Chief presented the names of five new part time firefighters for hire starting on March 9, 2014.

RESOLUTION 14-16

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE HIRE OF JASON HACKETT AS A PART TIME FIREFIGHTER/BASIC AS OF MARCH 9, 2014 AT $8.00 AN HOUR. HIS PAY WILL INCREASE TO $10.00 PER HOUR AFTER HE COMPLETES HIS PROBATION PERIOD. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Clark seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R14-16.

RESOLUTION 14-17

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE HIRE OF TRAVIS BURLESON AS A PART TIME FIREFIGHTER/BASIC AS OF MARCH 9, 2014 AT $8.00 AN HOUR. HIS PAY WILL INCREASE TO $10.00 PER HOUR AFTER HE COMPLETES HIS PROBATION PERIOD. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Clark seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R14-17.

RESOLUTION 14-18

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE HIRE OF ANTHONY HAHN AS A PART TIME FIREFIGHTER/MEDIC AS OF MARCH 9, 2014 AT $10.00 AN HOUR. HIS PAY WILL INCREASE TO $12.00 PER HOUR AFTER HE COMPLETES HIS PROBATION PERIOD. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Clark seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R14-18.

RESOLUTION 14-19

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE HIRE OF TIMOTHY BENJAMIN AS A PART TIME FIREFIGHTER/MEDIC AS OF MARCH 9, 2014 AT $10.00 AN HOUR. HIS PAY WILL INCREASE TO $12.00 PER HOUR AFTER HE COMPLETES HIS PROBATION PERIOD. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Clark seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R14-19.

RESOLUTION 14-20

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE HIRE OF ANTHONY STEVENS AS A PART TIME FIREFIGHTER/MEDIC AS OF MARCH 9, 2014 AT $10.00 AN HOUR. HIS PAY WILL INCREASE TO $12.00 PER HOUR AFTER HE COMPLETES HIS PROBATION PERIOD. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Clark seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R14-20.

RESOLUTION 14-21

A RESOLUTION TO CHANGE ARTICLE 5.1-8 IN THE RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING THE UNIFORM ALLOWANCE FOR NEW PART TIME ROTATION EMPLOYEES TO $225.00 AND FOR PART TIME RESERVE EMPLOYEES TO $150.00. Mr. Clark moved and Mr. Peters seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R14-21.

OTHER BUSINESS: None

ACTION ON MINUTES:

February 4, 2014 Regular meeting: Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 4, 2014 and the Trustees voted with two yes votes. Motion carried.

February 18, 2014 Public Hearing: Mr. Clark moved and Mr. Peters seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the public hearing of February 18, 2014 and the Trustees voted with two yes votes. Motion carried.

February 18, 2014 Regular meeting: Mr. Clark moved and Mr. Peters seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 18, 2014 and the Trustees voted with two yes votes. Motion carried.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

RESOLUTION 14-22

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF $500.00 FROM OPERS 1000-110-211-0000 TO SOCIAL SECURITY 1000-130-212-0000 TO PAY FOR THE ZONING BOARD MEMBERS WHO ARE NO LONGER UNDER OPERS. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Clark seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R14-22.

RESOLUTION 14-23

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP. Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Clark seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R14-23.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Mr. Peters moved and Mr. Clark seconded the motion to adjourn the March 4, 2014 Board of Trustee Meeting. All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned at 7:40pm.