September 20, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

September 20, 2016

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Doug Clark called the Regular Trustee Meeting of September 20, 2016 to order at 7:00pm at the Harrison Township Building, 2746 Weigand Road, Lockbourne, Ohio.  Attending were Trustee Doug Clark, Trustee Joe DeFelice, Trustee Bill Welsh, Fiscal Officer MaryAnn Elliott, Fire Chief Eric Edgington and Zoning Inspector Doug Czako.  Road/Cemetery Superintendent Kevin Hulse was absent.  Also present were Captain Shawn Davidson, Captain Chad Noggle, Firefighter Matt Scholl, Joey Clark, John Farthing, Preston and Jennifer Vance, and Lonnie, Gwen and Keila Marlowe.

HEARING OF VISITORS:

  1. Mr. Clark asked the Marlowes if they wanted to speak and Keila replied that they were present to observe the meeting.
  2. Mr. DeFelice asked Keila Marlowe if the three page petition is what she had submitted to the Trustees. She affirmed that it was.  Mr. DeFelice explained that the petition was forwarded to the Prosecutor’s office and after some research, the assistant prosecutor stated that according to the ORC 519.12(H) there is a requirement that all petitions be accompanied by an “appropriate map of the area affected by the zoning appeal.”  Without a map included the statute is not met and the petition is not valid.    

RESOLUTION 16-66

A RESOLUTION TO DENY THE PETITION BASED UPON THE TOWNSHIP’S LEGAL COUNCIL’S RECOMMENDATION.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-66.

Mr. John Farthing, attorney for the Vances, asked to address the issue.  He stated that the petition itself is flawed and pointed out several errors in the way the names were numbered and the way the petition was filled out and signed.

ZONING INSPECTOR: 

  1. Doug had a zoning application from the City of Columbus for a district change at the corner of Shepherd Road and Ashville Pike. The City wants to put a large sewer filter on that site.
  2. Doug stated that he will be on vacation from the 24th to the 30th. He will be absent from the next meeting because he has Fire Training.

ROAD/CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT:

  1. Joey said the battery charger is not working. He found a new one at Rural King for $89.99.  A Flashing Light is needed for the top of the Road Mower and it is $49.99 on sale for $34.99.  Mr. DeFelice moved that both of these items be purchased and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion.  The Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve the motion.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:

  1. The preventative maintenance is being done on the engines.

At 7:15pm Chief Edgington asked to go into executive session to discuss personnel information regarding hiring new part-time firefighters.  Mr. Welsh made a motion to go into executive session.  Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion and the Trustees voted: Mr. Welsh, yes; Mr. DeFelice, yes; Mr. Clark, yes.

At 7:29pm Mr. DeFelice made a motion to leave executive session.  Mr. Welsh seconded the motion and the Trustees voted: Mr. Welsh, yes; Mr. DeFelice, yes; Mr. Clark, yes.

RESOLUTION 16-67

A RESOLUTION TO HIRE JOSEPH CLARK AS A PART-TIME ROTATION FIREFIGHTER TO BE PAID $10.00 PER HOUR BEGINNING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2016.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R16-67.  Mr. Clark abstained from voting.

RESOLUTION 16-68

A RESOLUTION TO HIRE AVERY SALVITO AS A PART-TIME ROTATION FIREFIGHTER TO BE PAID $10.00 PER HOUR BEGINNING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2016.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-68.

RESOLUTION 16-69

A RESOLUTION TO HIRE JEFFREY STIVER AS A PART-TIME ROTATION FIREFIGHTER TO BE PAID $10.00 PER HOUR BEGINNING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2016.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-69.

OTHER BUSINESS: 

  1. Captain Chad Noggle addressed the issue of adding a 457 plan through Parallel Equities. The forms were sent to the Fiscal Officer in June and she sent them to the Prosecutor’s office.  Jayme had questions regarding why the firefighters needed another plan and no one had addressed these questions.  The Chief will contact Assistant Prosecutor Jayme and try to answer these questions.

RESOLUTION 16-70

A RESOLUTION TO RESCIND RESOLUTION 16-34 DATED APRIL 19, 2016 TO ADD PARALLEL EQUITY ADVISORS AS AN OPTIONAL 457 RETIREMENT PLAN FOR THE FIREFIGHTERS.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve R16-70.

RESOLUTION 16-71

A RESOLUTION TO RESCIND RESOLUTION 16-24 DATED MARCH 16, 2016 TO APPROVE AN INCREASE TO THE FUNDING TO THE PICKAWAY COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT BY $47,500.00 PER YEAR BEGINNING IN 2017.  (HARRISON TOWNSHIP WOULD PAY AN INCREASE OF APPROXIMATELY $1400.00 PER YEAR.)  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted three yes votes to approve R16-71.

  1. The Trustees signed a letter to Barbara Renick regarding the destruction and removal of the Renick house at 12575 SR 23, Ashville.
  2. The Board of Elections sent a Polling Location Agreement for the Trustees to sign. Mr. DeFelice moved to accept the agreement.  Mr. Welsh seconded the motion and the Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve the motion.  They signed the agreement.
  1. Jennifer Madison asked about using the Township building for Girl Scout meetings. The Trustees discussed this and decided that because the restroom is located off of the room where all of the Township files are kept and the cleaning supplies are not locked up, someone from the township would have to be present during the meeting and that is not feasible at this time.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion to not allow the Girl Scouts to meet at the Township Building.  The Trustees voted with three yes votes to approve the motion.

ACTION ON MINUTES: 

            September 6, 2016 Regular Meeting:  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of September 6, 2016 and the Trustees voted with three yes votes.  Motion carried.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

RESOLUTION 16-72

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 yes votes to approve R16-72.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded the motion to adjourn the September 20, 2016 Board of Trustee Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned at 8:00pm.