October 17, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

October 17, 2017

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Bill Welsh called the Regular Trustee Meeting of October 17, 2017 to order with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00pm at the Harrison Township Building, 2746 Weigand Road, Lockbourne, Ohio.  Attending were Trustee Bill Welsh, Trustee Joe DeFelice, Fiscal Officer MaryAnn Elliott, Fire Chief Eric Edgington, Zoning Inspector Dale Hoover and Road/Cemetery Superintendent Kevin Hulse.  Trustee Doug Clark was absent.

HEARING OF VISITORS:  None

ZONING INSPECTOR:

      1. Trevor Younkin has submitted his letter of resignation from the Zoning Board effective October 9, 2017 as he is moving out of Harrison Township.  Mr. DeFelice will ask Adam Peters if he is willing to serve on the Zoning Board.

ROAD/CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT:

      1. Michel’s Corporation has not signed the Road Use Maintenance Agreement (RUMA).  They have had it for at least three weeks.  Mr. DeFelice told them to quit using Ashville Pike and quit closing it until the RUMA is signed.
      2. There is an old Gorman Rupp Pump (Briggs Stratton 8HP) at the cemetery.  The motor runs but parts are no longer available for it and it has no value.  Kevin suggested giving it to the FFA to use as a project.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded to donate this pump to the FFA and the Trustees voted with two yes votes.  Motion approved.
      3. Kevin asked for half days off as vacation on Oct 18, 19 and 20th.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded a motion to allow this time off.  Motion approved.
      4. Kevin said some cemeteries are receiving requests for burials without using vaults.  After some discussion the Trustees added the following resolution as #16 of the Harrison Township Cemetery Rules and Regulations effective immediately.

RESOLUTION 17-84

A RESOLUTION TO ADD THE FOLLOWING TO THE HARRISON TOWNSHIP CEMETERY RULES AND REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:  “ITEM 16 – EACH GRAVE MUST HAVE A SEALED VAULT MADE OF A NON-DEGRADABLE MATERIAL.”  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-84.

      1. Mr. Welsh explained the 2018 Health Insurance plan to Kevin and explained options and costs for insuring himself and his dependents.  Kevin will decide who he wants to add to the township health insurance for 2018 and let the Fiscal Officer know.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:

      1. The Firefighter’s Union voted unanimously to agree to the changes to the Union Contract Article 45 Insurance Benefits.  The Union Representatives will attend the Trustee meeting on November 6, 2017 to sign the addendum to the contract.

RESOLUTION 17-85

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE ADDENDUM TO ARTICLE 45 INSURANCE BENEFITS OF THE FIREFIGHTER’S UNION CONTRACT DATED 2017 TO 2020 EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-85.

      1. The ads for the sale of the 1995 Pierce Engine will appear in the November issue of the OTARMA magazine, on the Harrison Township website and in the Circleville Herald.  All bids must be submitted by November 20th to be opened at the Trustee meeting on November 21st.
      2. The Chief presented two names for hiring as part-time rotation firefighters.  Several of the firefighters leaving rotation want to stay on as contingent/reserve firefighters.

RESOLUTION 17-86

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE HIRING OF ALEXANDER OWENS AS A PART TIME ROTATION FIREFIGHTER EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 27, 2017 FOR $10.00/HOUR.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-86.

RESOLUTION 17-87

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE HIRING OF ALEX KEEFE AS A PART TIME ROTATION FIREFIGHTER EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 7, 2017 FOR $12.00/HOUR.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-87.

RESOLUTION 17-88

A RESOLUTION TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO HAVE UP TO SIX CONTINGENT/RESERVE FIREFIGHTERS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-88.

OTHER BUSINESS:

      1. The Trustees discussed the insurance for 2018.

RESOLUTION 17-89

A RESOLUTION TO CONTRACT WITH THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES FOR 2018:  UNITED HEALTH CARE FOR HEALTH INSURANCE; THE PRINCIPAL FOR DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE; AND NIPPON INSURANCE FOR LIFE, LONG TERM DISABILITY AND SHORT TERM DISABILLITY.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-89.

RESOLUTION 17-90

A RESOLUTION TO CHANGE THE STARTING DATE FOR ALL EMPLOYEE INSURANCE TO BECOME EFFECTIVE ON THE 31ST DAY OF FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-90.

RESOLUTION 17-91

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE PRE-PAYMENT TO UNITED HEALTH CARE FOR $25,750.79 FOR JANUARY 2018 HEALTH INSURANCE.   Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-91.

RESOLUTION 17-92

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE PRE-PAYMENT TO NIPPON LIFE BENEFITS FOR $734.20 FOR JANUARY 2018 LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE.   Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-92.

RESOLUTION 17-93

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE FISCAL OFFICER MARYANN ELLIOTT TO SIGN THE INSURANCE AGREEMENTS FOR 2018 WITH UNITED HEALTH CARE, NIPPON LIFE INSURANCE AND THE PRINCIPAL INSURANCE WITH ANDREWS GROUP SOLUTIONS, LLC. AS APPROVED.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-93.

RESOLUTION 17-94

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION OF $1000.00 FROM THE CEMETERY FUND TO CEMETERY REPAIRS AND MANTENANCE TO PAY FOR THE CEMETERY TREE REMOVAL AND A PURCHASE ORDER FOR THE SAME.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-94.

ACTION ON MINUTES:

October 3, 2017 Regular Meeting:  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of October 3, 2017 and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve the motion. 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

RESOLUTION 17-95

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-95.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion to adjourn the October 17, 2017 Board of Trustee Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned at 8:25pm.