HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING
May 16, 2017
REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:
Chairman Bill Welsh called the Regular Trustee Meeting of May 16, 2017 to order 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, Zoning Inspector Dale Hoover and Road/Cemetery Superintendent Kevin Hulse. Fire Chief Eric Edgington arrived at 7:15pm. Trustee Doug Clark was absent. David Cross arrived at 7:25pm.
HEARING OF VISITORS:
- David Cross complained that a shepherd’s hook was removed from his cousin’s gravesite at the cemetery. The Trustees gave Mr. Cross a copy of the Cemetery Rules and Regulations which states that shepherd’s hooks are not allowed.
- Martins have sent a letter to appeal the zoning violation. Dale will notify Leah to schedule a hearing with the Appeals Board.
- Robert Smith on Bulen Pierce Road has had problems with his yard flooding. He wants his neighbor to put a larger pipe under his driveway. Mr. DeFelice explained that his neighbor is not in violation, but if he is willing to install a larger pipe, the Trustees will waive the driveway permit fee.
- Shope’s Tire has provided an estimate for two new tires for the JD5510 Road Mower for $644.00. Mr. DeFelice moved to accept this estimate and purchase two tires. Mr. Welsh seconded the motion and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve the motion.
- Kevin was not aware that Kenny Cookson had been hired to mow at the cemetery and has not called him to mow yet. There was some discussion regarding the type of help needed at the cemetery.
- Chris Pence has planted corn in the township property and ODOT property at the northeast corner of Bulen-Pierce and SR 762. Mr. DeFelice, ODOT and the EPA will be meeting with him tomorrow at the site.
FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:
- The Firefighters would like to put a cover over the back patio area. If they do the work, the cost for materials would be about $1600.00. The Trustees told the Chief to check with Ashville’s building department and zoning codes.
- The Pickaway Ross Career & Technology Center sent a contract and a purchase order for the 2006 Ford 350 Horton Ambulance as per the ORC 505.101 for $750.00. The contract lists “with miscellaneous items” and Mr. DeFelice asked the Chief to list those items that were agreed upon and have the Fiscal Officer and the Pickaway-Ross representative sign that those items were received.
A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE CONTRACT FROM THE PICKAWAY-ROSS CAREER AND TECHNOLOY CENTER TO PURCHASE THE 2006 FORD 350 HORTON AMBULANCE WITH MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS IN “AS IS” CONDITION FOR $750.00 AS PER THE ORC 505.101. Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-35.
Medicount is able to process checks sent for EMS payments instead of having them sent to the PO Box address and having The Savings Bank process them. There is no additional charge for this service.
A RESOLUTION TO HAVE MEDICOUNT MANAGEMENT RECEIVE AND PROCESS THE PAYMENT CHECKS FOR EMS SERVICE INSTEAD OF THE SAVINGS BANK AND TO CLOSE PO BOX 120. Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve R17-36.
At 7:50pm Chief Edgington asked to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter regarding a problem with an employee of the fire department. 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.
At 8:01pm 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. DeFelice received a complaint regarding the timing of the light at SR 23 and SR 762. He spoke to Dave Garland at ODOT who stated he will come out and look at the timing.
- Mr. DeFelice spoke to Bryant Thomas with Railroad Government Affairs a month ago and he was going to come out and look at the Duvall area. He hasn’t been out yet, so Mr. DeFelice called him and he stated he will come out next week.
- The Ohio Public Entity Consortium is holding a membership meeting in Grove City on May 24.
- Signs of Integrity sent a quote for a new sign for the township building for $80.00. Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the purchase of this sign. The Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve this purchase.
- The Clerk asked if the Trustees were interested in the Ohio State Auditor’s contract extension with Balestra, Harr & Scherer, CPAs, Inc for the period 1/1/2016 through 12/31/2019 for the township biennial fiscal audits. Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion to continue with the contract with BHM CPA Group, Inc. The Trustees voted with two yes votes to approve the motion.
ACTION ON MINUTES:
May 1, 2017 Regular Meeting: Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of May 1, 2017 and the Trustees voted with two yes votes. Motion carried.
FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:
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 R17-37.
With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion to adjourn the May 16, 2017 Board of Trustee Meeting. All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm.