HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

September 3, 2019

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Mike Freeman called the Regular Trustee Meeting of September 3, 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, Fire Chief Chad Noggle, Zoning Inspector Dale Hoover, Cemetery Sexton/Superintendent Darryl Ward and Road Superintendent Kevin Hulse. Visitor Sheriff’s Deputy Gabe Carpenter was present. 

HEARING OF VISITORS:

      1. Mr. DeFelice asked Deputy Carpenter about a possible round-about at State Route 762 and Duvall Road.
      2. Dr. Freeman asked Deputy Carpenter about the liability of parking during election day at the township house to which he responded that is a question for Prosecutor Judy Wolford.

ZONING INSPECTOR:

      1. Dale stated that there is a porch addition at 11879 Lockbourne Eastern Road.
      2. Dale explained that 10472 State Route 762 is adding a container building.
      3. The signs along State Route 23 regarding the Rennick’s Farm Stand event are staying up after the actual event and long before the next event.
      4. Dale shared that the Village of Ashville had concerns about the new fire inspections.  Chief Noggle explained that the inspections are the same, we just have a new fire inspector doing them.

ROAD SUPERINTENDENT:

      1. Kevin requested some vacation days. Mr. DeFelice moved and Dr. Freeman seconded a motion to approve September 16th, 17th, and 18th off for vacation. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      2. Kevin confirmed that the garage door opener’s correct price is $625.00 because it is a larger door. Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded a motion to approve $625.00. to repair the 12 foot garage door opener for the roads building.  The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      3. Pickaway County Engineer’s price for salt will be $80.00 per ton this year.
      4. Chris from the Pickaway County Engineer’s office had a meeting with Michel’s about cleaning the ditches and repairing any damages. It was reiterated that there is to be no mowing by township employees until the project is finished.
      5. Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded a motion to approve $300.00 for animal trapping of rodents in and around the roads building. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      6. Kevin presented his letter of resignation as of October 31, 2019.

CEMETERY SEXTON/SUPERVISOR:

      1. Darryl stated that the foundation for the columbarium has been poured and the dirt bin finsihed.
      2. Darryl stated that he purchased concrete from Ross for $116.00 per yard.
      3. A new tornado siren battery was purchased and the part for charging has been ordered from B & C.
      4. The columbarium is estimated to be set by December. 
      5. Darryl mentioned that he will be leaving at 2:30 on 9/4/19
      6. The Fire Department has water getting in the Southwest corner of the building. The solution was to possibly pour concrete but will have to check with OUPS for utility line location. 
      7. Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded a motion to approve the termination of James Baker as of August 31, 2019 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      8. Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded a motion to approve the termination of Kyle Baker as of August 31, 2019 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

RESOLUTION 19-83

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION OF TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($25,000.00) FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO TRANSFERS OUT AND TO MOVE FROM GENERAL FUND TO CEMETERY FUND DUE TO EXPENSES AND LACK OF PROJECTED REVENUE.  Mr. DeFelice moved, Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-83.

FIRE:

      1. Chief Noggle stated that Engine 801 had a brake shoe come apart.  It was towed to Ohio Cat for repairs and preventative maintenance.
      2. Grass Fighter 801 had a rear caliper lock up and Coughlin is checking all brakes on it.

RESOLUTION 19-84

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION OF THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($30,000.00) FROM FIRE FUND TO FIRE VEHICLE FUND FOR THE NEW F150 ULTILITY TRUCK AND A PURCHASE ORDER FOR THE SAME.  Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-84.

RESOLUTION 19-85

A RESOLUTION TO PROMOTE LIEUTENANT WITHERS TO CAPTAIN AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 PER THE RECOMMENDATION OF CHIEF NOGGLE. Mr. Welsh moved, Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-85.

      1. Chief Noggle brought up the possibility of purchasing an EMS Pyxis System to store medications and medical supplies. The system will also keep track of inventory and record who is removing what supplies.  This system would cost approximately $18,000.00.  The Trustees asked the Chief to get more information on the warranty and repair costs.

OTHER BUSINESS:

      1. The topic of the Health Department’s request for an increase was discussed.  Mr. DeFelice will attend the Trustee and Fiscal Officer meeting on September 10th.  Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve having Mr. DeFelice submit a “yes” vote for Harrison Township on the increase in funding for 2020 to the Board of Health.
      2. Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve moving the November 5, 2019 regular meeting to Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      3. The township tornado siren was discussed and Mr. Welsh agreed to oversee the care of the siren.
      4. The Trustees asked the Fiscal Officer to order new chairs for around the table due to the current chairs breaking.

ACTION ON MINUTES:

August 20, 2019 Regular Meeting: Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of August 20, 2019 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

August 28, 2019  9:30am Special Meeting: Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the special meeting of August 28, 2019 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

August 28, 2019 10:00am Special Meeting: Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the special meeting of August 28, 2019 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

RESOLUTION 19-86

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP.  Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-86.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion to adjourn the September 3, 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting adjourned at 8:53pm.