September 1, 2021

   HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

September 1, 2021

 

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Joe DeFelice called the Regular Trustee Meeting of September 1, 2021 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, Chief Chad Noggle and Road Superintendent Jared Conner. Inspector Ben Bitler was absent. Visitors present were Deputy Gabe Carpenter, Stephen (Bill) Black, Matt Rayburn, Kevin Steward and Firefighters Shawn Davidson, Anthony Mastracci, Jeremy Lust and Bryce Seidle.

 

HEARING OF VISITORS:

  1. Bill Black was present because he is interested in filling a spot of the Board of Zoning Appeals.
  2. Kevin Steward was present because he is interested in filling a spot of the Board of Zoning Appeals
  3. The group of firefighters were present to inform the Trustees that they would like to look at other options for health insurance.

 

ZONING INSPECTOR:

  1. DeFelice moved and Dr. Freeman seconded to accept the resignation of Leah Black for the Board of Zoning Appeals. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
  2. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded to accept the resignation of Ben Bitler for Zoning Inspector as of September 30, 2021. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

 

RESOLUTION 21-80

A RESOLUTION TO APPOINT BILL BLACK TO THE ZONING APPEALS BOARD FOR THE 2021 THROUGH 2023 TERM.  Mr. DeFelice moved, Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R21-80.

 

ROAD SUPERINTENDENT:

 

  1. DeFelice reported that the chip seal project was completed by Strawser for Bulen Pierce, Hoover, Picway and Duvall Court West. He also stated that the crack seal was completed in Intermodal Court.

 

CEMETERY SEXTON/SUPERVISOR: None

 

FIRE CHIEF:

 

  1. Chief Noggle stated that he received the written resignation of Philip Engler. Welsh moved and Dr. Freeman seconded to approve the resignation of Philip Engler effective September 2, 2021. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
  2. Chief Noggle stated that he received the written resignation of Andrew Patterson. Welsh moved and Dr. Freeman seconded to approve the resignation of Andrew Patterson effective August 25, 2021. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

RESOLUTION 21-81

A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE LOAN BID FOR THE 2021 FIRE HOUSE ADDTION EXPENSES FROM THE SAVINGS BANK AT A FIXED RATE OF 2.05% WITH NO FEES AND NO PREPAYMENT PENALTY IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000) PAYABLE IN TEN EQUAL ANNUAL PAYMENTS. Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R21-81.

RESOLUTION 21-82

A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2022. Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R21-82.

 

RESOLUTION 21-83

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AN INTERFUND TRANSFER OF $350,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE FIRE FUND TO COVER EXPENSES FOR THE NEW ADDITION OF THE FIRE HOUSE.  Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R21-83.

 

RESOLUTION 21-84

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION OF $350,000 FROM THE FIRE FUND TO THE FIRE BUILDING ACCOUNT AND A PURCHASE ORDER FOR THE SAME TO COVER EXPENSES FOR THE NEW ADDITION OF THE FIRE HOUSE. Dr. Freeman moved, Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R21-84.

 

At 9:47am, Dr. Freeman asked to enter into executive session to discuss the compensation for the Cemetery Superintendent position.  Dr. Freeman made a motion to go into executive session and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion.  The Trustees voted: Mr. DeFelice, yes; Mr. Welsh, yes; Dr. Freeman, yes.

 

At 10:04am, 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.

 

ACTION ON MINUTES:

August 18, 2021 Regular Meeting:  Mr. DeFelice moved and Dr. Freeman seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of August 18, 2021 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

 

RESOLUTION 21-82

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP.  Mr. Welsh moved, Mr. DeFelice seconded, and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R21-85.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion to adjourn the September 1, 2021 Board of Trustees Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting adjourned at 10:07am.