November 19, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

November 19, 2019

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Mike Freeman called the Regular Trustee Meeting of November 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, Zoning Inspection Dale Hoover, Fire Chief Chad Noggle, and Road Superintendent Jared Conner. Cemetery Superintendent/Sexton Darryl Ward was absent.  Lowell and Rita Rader were present.

HEARING OF VISITORS: 

      1. Lowell and Rita Rader were present to discuss their concern with the Salyer’s property at 2515 State Route 752, which is across from their house. They state that the property has even more clutter and trash around it.  The Trustees explained that this zoning violation was turned over to the Prosecutor’s office in July 2016 and there is nothing further the Trustees can do. 

ZONING INSPECTOR:

      1. Dale Hoover stated that Tina Sayre at 10976 Bulen Pierce Road received a violation for having several box trucks without tags on her property.
      2. Adam Peters agreed to having the township place a snow fence on Weigand Road and Bulen Pierce at the curve.

 ROAD SUPERINTENDENT:

      1. Fiscal Officer Maryann Elliott stated that Jared Conner will be bonded as Assistant Cemetery Sexton.
      2. Jared Conner stated that there is a large (15’ x 5’) pothole on Hoover Road.

CEMETERY SEXTON/SUPERINTENDENT:

RESOLUTION 19-106

A RESOLUTION FOR A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE CEMETERY FUND TO CEMETERY IMPROVEMENT OF SITES FOR $2500.00 FOR THE COLUMBARIUM AND A PURCHASE ORDER FOR THE SAME.  Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-106.

      1. The decision to change the wording on cemetery fees will be on hold until Darryl Ward returns to work.

FIRE CHIEF:

RESOLUTION 18-107

A RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH WALNUT TOWNSHIP, PICKAWAY COUNTY, OHIO TO FURNISH FIRE AND EMERGENCY PROTECTION TO WALNUT TOWNSHIP AND THE INHABITANTS THEREOF FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2020.  Mr. Welsh moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-107.

RESOLUTION 19-108

A RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH MADISON TOWNSHIP, PICKAWAY COUNTY, OHIO TO FURNISH FIRE AND EMERGENCY PROTECTION TO MADISON TOWNSHIP AND THE INHABITANTS THEREOF FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2020.  Mr. Welsh moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-108.

      1. Chief Noggle states he is waiting for Alexander Owen’s OPF&PF medical examination results, but he should start full-time on November 25, 2019.
      2. Chief Noggle presented the military leave policy change to the Federal Government’s fiscal year of October 1 thru September 30.
      3. The Chief asked to go into executive session to discuss a personnel issue with the Fire Inspector’s position.  The Trustees agreed to enter executive session after other business was discussed.

OTHER BUSINESS: 

RESOLUTION 19-109

A RESOLUTION TO APPOINT KELLY SPRIGGS TO THE ZONING COMMISSION FOR THE 2020 THROUGH 2024 TERM.  Mr. DeFelice moved, Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-109.

RESOLUTION 19-110

A RESOLUTION TO APPOINT MARGARET EGBERT TO THE ZONING APPEALS BOARD FOR THE 2020 THROUGH 2024 TERM.  Mr. DeFelice moved, Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-110.

RESOLUTION 19-111

A RESOLUTION TO PERMANENTLY CHANGE THE DAY AND TIME FOR THE TRUSTEE MEETINGS TO THE FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 8:00AM.  Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-111.

RESOLUTION 19-112

A RESOLUTION TO HOLD THE JANUARY 2020 TRUSTEE MEETINGS ON JANUARY 8TH AND 22ND.  Mr. DeFelice moved, Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-112.

RESOLUTION 19-113

A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE UNITED HEALTH INSURANCE RENEWAL OPTION #1 WITH A 12.49% INCREASE TO KEEP THE SAME MEDICAL INSURANCE PLAN FOR 2020.  Mr. DeFelice moved, Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-113.

      1. The JHP Settlement has been received from Attorney Paul-Michael LaFayette. The amount is $21,154.22 and can be paid in four semi-yearly installments in 2020 and 2021.
      2. The Fiscal Officer gave copies of a new OTARMA option for the bonds for elected officials.  The choice is to purchase a traditional surety bond or have OTARMA provide bond coverage under the OTARMA property agreement.  The Trustees will review this information and decide at the next meeting.

Mr. Welsh made a motion to go into executive session at 7:49 pm to discuss a personnel issue regarding the Fire Inspector’s position. Fire Chief Chad Noggle and Assistant Fiscal Officer Lindsay Mayse were invited to join this session.  Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion and the Trustees voted: Mr. DeFelice, yes; Mr. Welsh, yes; Dr. Freeman, yes.

At 8:02 pm 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 19-114

A RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT THE FIRE CHIEF IN HIS TERMINATION OF PAUL RUSSELL WELSH AS FIRE INSPECTOR AND TO HAVE INSPECTIONS PERFORMED BY CURRENT FIREFIGHTERS.  Mr. Welsh moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-114.

RESOLUTION 19-115

A RESOLUTION TO HIRE GLOYD’S HOME IMPROVMENTS TO REMOVE A WINDOW AND INSTALL A STEEL DOOR WITH A PANIC BAR IN THE EAST SIDE OF THE HARRISON TOWNSHIP BUILDING FOR $1685.00.  Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-115.

ACTION ON MINUTES:

November 6, 2019 Regular Meeting: Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of November 6, 2019 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

RESOLUTION 19-116

A RESOLUTION FOR A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO TRUSTEE SALARIES FOR $8000.00 FOR PAYROLL IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.  Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-116.

RESOLUTION 19-117

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP.  Mr. DeFelice moved, Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-117. 

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion to adjourn the November 19, 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting adjourned at 8:46pm.