May 7, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

May 7, 2019

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Mike Freeman called the Regular Trustee Meeting of May 7, 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, Cemetery Sexton/Superintendent Darryl Ward and Road Superintendent Kevin Hulse. Visitors present were James and Charlotte Seidle and family members of Colt Cline.

HEARING OF VISITORS: 

      1. Chief Noggle presented the probationary review to the trustees to advance Colt Cline from Lieutenant to Captain. The trustees reviewed the probationary report.

RESOLUTION 19-50

A RESOLUTION TO APPOINT LIEUTENANT COLT CLINE TO FIRE CAPTAIN EFFECTIVE MAY 2, 2019.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-50.

      1. James and Charlotte Seidle of Miller Road were present with concerns about the horse training facility causing flooding on their property. The Trustees explained that they have no control over the facility and recommended that they refer to the Pickaway County Soil and Water Department to see if the facility has changed the flow of the water.

ZONING INSPECTOR: 

      1. Two names were submitted as possible Zoning Commission members. Mr. DeFelice will call one person and Dr. Freeman will call the other person to see if either are interested.

ROAD SUPERINTENDENT:

      1. Kevin reported that the Hoover Road culvert had been completed by Digger McCray.

CEMETERY SEXTON/SUPERVISOR:

      1. Darryl Ward asked about the number of gravesites being “held” for purchase since 1990s. The Trustees discussed and decided that there will no longer be any holding of the gravesites. Mr. DeFelice moved that all gravesites must be paid in full at the time of purchase and none will be held. Mr. Welsh seconded the motion and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      2. Cemetery fees were discussed and the Trustees decided to collect data from other cemeteries in the area, and then the Trustees will reevaluate the cemetery fees at a later meeting.  
      3. Darryl had a meeting with Charlie Wellman regarding adding a cremation wall at the cemetery. The Trustees asked Darryl to gather more information on this possibility.
      4. Darryl requested the current part-time cemetery employees be given a pay increase.

RESOLUTION 19-51

A RESOLUTION TO INCREASE THE HOURLY WAGE FOR PART-TIME CEMETERY EMPLOYEES WITH OVER ONE YEAR OF SERVICE TO $11.00 PER HOUR EFFECTIVE MAY 12, 2019.  Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-51. 

      1. Dr. Freeman stated that he communicated with David Hubin about another Archaeological Investigation at the Cholera Cemetery. Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded a motion to approve the Archaeological Investigation and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:

      1. The Firefighter’s Union is planning to have their flower sale this week. Mr. Welsh made a motion to approve the Firefighter’s flower sale and Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      2. Chief Noggle discussed the need for a part-time fire safety inspector. The Trustees asked the Chief to provide more information on the position.

OTHER BUSINESS:

      1. The Trustees decided to make the Employee Handbook changes at a later meeting when all Trustees are present.
      2. The Trustees reviewed the OTARMA insurance policy and approved the renewal of $26,811.00. Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the OTARMA insurance renewal without increasing the liability limits and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

ACTION ON MINUTES:

April 16, 2019 Regular Meeting:  Mr. Welsh moved and Dr. Freeman seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of April 16, 2019 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

      1. The Trustees approved the Bank Statements for April 2019.
      2. The Trustees approved the time cards.

RESOLUTION 19-52

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP.  Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-52.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion to adjourn the May 7, 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting adjourned at 9:10pm.