November 7, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

November 7, 2018

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Joe DeFelice called the Regular Trustee Meeting of November 7, 2018 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 Bill Welsh, Fiscal Officer MaryAnn Elliott, Fire Chief Chad Noggle, Zoning Inspector Dale Hoover and Road/Cemetery Superintendent Kevin Hulse.  Trustee Mike Freeman arrived at 7:30pm.

Trustee Bill Welsh presented Tim Campbell and Isaac Wojciechowski 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.

HEARING OF VISITORS: 

  1. Firefighter Bobby Wall was present to observe the meeting.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:

  1. The Chief reported that the emergency exit stairs are now done and the correct door has been installed.
  2. The department is back to full staff.
  3. Chad is setting up an employee assistance program for the firefighters.
  4. The Grass Fighter 801 is out of service until it is repaired.
  5. The Chief would like to change minimum manning to 5 per day which would require a change in the Rules & Regulations Section 5.1-1.

RESOLUTION 18-101

A RESOLUTION TO CHANGE THE RULES & REGULATIONS 5.1-1 TO READ “MINIMUM STAFFING FOR THE FIRE STATION WILL BE FIVE (5) PERSONNEL PER SHIFT.”  Mr. Welsh moved and Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R18-101.

RESOLUTION 18-102

A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT AND APPROVE THE MEDICOUNT AGREEMENT FOR EMS BILLING TO BE SIGNED BY THE FISCAL OFFICER.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R18-102.

ZONING INSPECTOR:  

  1. Dale approved a sign application for the Northpoint Building #1.
  2. Dale will send a second violation to Greenlawn. They have not reduced the number of trailers on their property.
  3. The Zoning Commission recommended that the Trustees accept the Delong Company application to the Rickenbacker Business Development District with modifications.

RESOLUTION 18-103

A RESOLUTION TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE CHANGE OF ZONING FOR THE DELONG COMPANY ON NOVEMBER 20, 2018 AT 6:00PM.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R18-103.

ROAD/CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT:

  1. The Cholera Cemetery has not been filled in from the excavation done by Ohio State. Dr. Freeman will call David Hubin about this.
  2. Both snowplow trucks are ready to go. Snowplow school is Wednesday, November 14th.  Darryl Ward will attend for the Township.
  3. Mr. DeFelice will call Duke and ask them to clean the construction gravel and dirt off of Logistics Court.
  4. There is a problem with the septic tank at the township building. It was just pumped out and after the last rain it was full again.  Kevin had it pumped again for election day and it was full of clear water.   Mr. DeFelice will call and see if a new seal can be installed.
  5. Kevin would like to work on November 12th and take his Veteran’s Day holiday on November 14th. The Trustees approved this floating holiday.
  6. Mr. DeFelice moved that Darryl Ward’s hourly wage be moved to $15.00/hour for cemetery work effective November 11th until Kevin returns to work. Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

OTHER BUSINESS:

  1. Dr. Freeman will follow up on a letter regarding listing Lock #31, at 2477 SR 316 in the National Register of Historic Places.
  2. A copy of the Ohio Public Works application for the intersection of Duvall Road and Lockbourne Eastern Road has been received from Craig Stevenson.
  3. Mr. Welsh reported on the OTARMA representative that visited all of the Township’s buildings on October 30th. He will be sending a written report.
  4. The Trustees discussed the health insurance options for 2019. After some discussion, the Trustees chose to stay with the same plan we currently have through United Health, but with higher deductibles to keep the employee co-payment near the same amount as 2018.

RESOLUTION 18-104

A RESOLUTION TO CHANGE THE UNITED HEALTH INSURANCE TO A HIGHER DEDUCTIBLE PLAN OF $500./$1500. WITH A MAXIMUM OUT OF POCKET OF $3000. PER PERSON/$6000. PER FAMILY FOR 2019.  DENTAL, VISION, LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE WILL ALL STAY THE SAME.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R18-104.

  1. John Horsley was not able to attend the meeting tonight. MaryAnn will call and ask John to return the laptop. 
  2. Mr. DeFelice will contact Leah Black and ask if she will continue to serve on the Zoning Appeals Board until 2023.
  3. Pickaway County Building Department is receiving large amounts of money for the huge tax abated buildings being built in northern Harrison Township. Our Fire Department is hurting because of the time and manpower being spent doing the inspections on these buildings.  The Trustees discussed asking the County Commissioners again for some monetary help with this.

ACTION ON MINUTES:

October 16, 2018 Regular Meeting:  Mr. Welsh moved and Dr. Freeman seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of October 16, 2018 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion. 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

The Savings Bank has increased the interest rate for our checking account to 1.05%.

RESOLUTION 18-105

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R18-105.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion to adjourn the November 7, 2018 Board of Trustee Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting adjourned at 9:00pm.