October 21, 2020

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

October 21, 2020

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Bill Welsh called the Regular Trustee Meeting of October 21, 2020 to order with the Pledge of Allegiance at 8:00am at the Harrison Township Building, 2746 Weigand Road, Lockbourne, Ohio.  Attending were Trustee Joe DeFelice, Trustee Bill Welsh, Trustee Michael Freeman, Fiscal Officer Lindsay Mayse, Fire Chief Chad Noggle, Cemetery Sexton/Superintendent Darryl Ward and Road Superintendent Jared Conner, Zoning Inspector Ben Bitler was absent

HEARING OF VISITORS:  None

ZONING INSPECTOR:  None

ROAD SUPERINTENDENT: None

CEMETERY SEXTON/SUPERINTENDENT:

  1. Darryl reported that Pritchard Electric has never followed up in regards to the meter base at the outbuilding at the cemetery. He contacted Chuck Toole to get an estimate for a new 40 circuit electrical pane box and the cost is $2359.50. DeFelice moved and Dr. Freeman seconded to approve the estimate of $2359.50 from Chuck Toole for the upgrade of the electrical box and to split the cost of 80 percent coming from the Roads Building Account and 20 percent from the Cemetery Building Account. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
  2. Darryl discussed the possibility of placing the building from the fire station to the cemetery and obtaining a permit from the Village of South Bloomfield.

FIRE CHIEF:

  1. Chief Noggle reported that Brian Burton has resigned. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded to accept the written resignation of Brian Burton effective October 19, 2020. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
  2. Chief Noggle reported that the Request for Qualifications are due on October 30, 2020 and the short list is due on November 4, 2020. The grading committee will consist of Chief Noggle, Trustee Bill Welsh and John Ankrom. Chief Noggle stated that the grading process will narrow the list down to 3 builders.
  3. Chief Noggle reported that Madison Township passed a resolution to subgrant their CARES ACT fund to Harrison Township.
  4. Lindsay stated that funds would need to be moved to pay Darby Excavation along with other building expenses and that the township has also received the 3rd round of CARES ACT funds and it needs to be appropriated.

RESOLUTION 20-106

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION OF $256,000.00 FROM THE FIRE FUND TO THE FIRE BUILDING ACCOUNT TO PAY DARBY CREEK EXCAVATION AND TO COVER OTHER BUILIDING EXPENSES. Mr. DeFelice moved, Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R20-106.

RESOLUTION 20-107

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE APPROPRIATION OF $60,000.00 FROM THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND TO THE CORONAVIRUS MACHINE, EQUIPMENT AND FURNITURE ACCOUNT AND A PURCHASE ORDER FOR THE SAME. Dr Freeman moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R20-107.

RESOLUTION 20-108

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE APPROPRIATION OF $6,666.13 FROM THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND TO THE CORONAVIRUS OPERATING SUPPLIES ACCOUNT AND A PURCHASE ORDER FOR THE SAME. Mr. DeFelice moved, Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R20-108.

OTHER BUSINESS:  

Mr. Welsh made a motion to go into executive session at 9:23am with Jared Conner to conduct the annual Road Superintendent Job Review. Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion and the Trustees voted: Mr. DeFelice, yes; Mr. Welsh, yes; Dr. Freeman, yes.

At 9:28am Mr. DeFelice made a motion to leave executive session.  Mr. Welsh seconded the motion and the Trustees voted: Mr. DeFelice, yes; Mr. Welsh, yes; Dr. Freeman, yes.

RESOLUTION 20-109

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AN INCREASE OF $1.00 PER HOUR TO JARED CONNER’S WAGE EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 25, 2020. Mr. DeFelice moved, Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R20-109.

RESOLUTION 20-110

A RESOLUTION TO APPOINT JOHN DARNELL, WHO IS AN UNINCORPORATED HARRISION TOWNSHIP RESIDENT, AS MEMBER TO THE ZONING APPEALS BOARD WITH A TERM ENDING IN 2024.  Mr. DeFelice moved, Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R20-110.

ACTION ON MINUTES:

October 7, 2020 Regular Meeting: Mr. DeFelice moved and Dr. Freeman seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting October 7, 2020 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT: 

RESOLUTION 20-111

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 R20-111.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion to adjourn the October 21, 2020 Board of Trustee Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting adjourned at 10:11 am.