Record of Proceedings August 5, 2021

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

The minutes of the meeting held August 5, 2021.

PRESENT WERE TRUSTEES DANIEL HODGE, JOSEPH RABATIN, AND BLAKE MEIER; AND FISCAL OFFICER VALORIE LEWIS

Also present were:

          Jim Zimmerman                                    Dave Compston

Mr. Joseph Rabatin called the regular meeting to order at 6:58 pm.

A motion to approve the July 26, 2021 special meeting minutes was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier, with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

The Fiscal Officer presented the July and August Grassroots Clipping.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the Ohio Plan renewal information.

The Board approved sick leave for Chief Jim Zimmerman on July 6, 2021.

A motion to approve to participate in the ARP Funding and approve the Award Terms and Conditions and Assurances of Compliance with Civil Rights Requirements was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

The Fiscal Officer informed the Board that the Wayne County Budget Commission had approved the 2022 Budget, with Local Government Fund estimate of $33,724.07.

A motion to approve the Resolution Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary tax levies and Certifiying them to the County Auditor was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

A motion to pass Resolution 10-2021 as follows was made by Mr. Blake Meier.

    BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Township Trustees of the Township of EAST UNION, WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio

A Resolution of Approval to amend the appropriations within a fund by modifying the following appropriations from one account to another within the fund:

From:  Account Number                    Amount           To:      Account Number            Amount

Fund:  ROAD & BRIDGE

2031-760-740-0000    $74,000.00                              2031-330-360-0000                $30,000.00

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Machinery, Equipment & Furniture                           Contracted Services

                                                                                    2031-760-730-0000                $44,000.00

                                                                                    Improvement of Sites

Total                                                   $74,000.00                 

To cover the new roof on the Township garage and the chip and seal.        

It was seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge.

A roll call vote was taken:

          Blake Meier            YES

          Daniel Hodge          YES

          Joseph Rabatin       YES

A motion to approve receipts totaling $27,826.61 warrants 10881 – 10959 totaling $80,128.20 and bank reconciliation and financial reports as submitted was made by Mr. Blake Meier it was seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

Chief Zimmerman reported 27 squad runs, 9 fire runs, and 3 mutual aid for 163.00 run hours for July 2021 with an additional 60 training hours for July 2021.

A motion to approve up to $4,000.00 for the purchase of 2 LED scene lights with batteries was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the extension ladder on 101 has a bent rung and needs to be repaired or replaced.  Chief Zimmerman further informed the Board he was trying to find a company to perform the annual ladder testing.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the Village of Apple Creek was requesting use of 800 ft of hose to drain the water tower.  The Board approved allowing the Village to use the spare hose to drain the water tower.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that Rogers Overhead Door had replaced the wash bay door opener and had to come back out to replace some rollers on that door.

Discussion was held regarding upgrading the Simplisafe fire detection system for a cost of $254.49.  A motion to upgrade the system for $254.49 was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

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Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that he, Mr. Dave Compston and Mr. Brian Knox were taking the live fire instructor class at the Wayne County Training Center.

Chief Zimmerman presented the Board with a quote for surveillance cameras to be installed at the Station and Township Garage from Logivision for $10,899.59.  A motion to purchase surveillance cameras at the Station for $7,664.45 and the Garage for $3,235.11 was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

The Board approved vacation for Chief Zimmerman September 10th – 17th 2021.

The Board approved vacation for Mr. Dave Compston- for September 7th – 17th 2021.

Mr. Dave Compston presented the Roads and Bridges and Buildings and Grounds report.  Mr. Compston presented two quotes for the cement work to add onto the salt shed as follows:

                    Mast Brothers Construction          $55,629.60

                    KenCo                                        $42,590.00

A motion to go with KenCo for $42,590.00 was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that all the chip and sealing was completed.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that his ditch mower broke the casting housing between the gears and the motor and it would need fixed.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that they needed to talk to the County Engineer about the bridge on Swinehart Road that is sagging it is the last bridge before McQuaid Road.

A motion to pass Resolution 14-2021 as follows was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge.

          Whereas, the ODOT Township Stimulus Program is now in affect and East Union Township desire to participate.

          Whereas, some of the grant process requires assistance from the Wayne County Engineer.

          Be it resolved this 5th day of August 2021 that the Board of East Union Township Trustees do request that the Wayne County Engineer’s office provide assistance to submit an ODOT grant application for culvert replacement at South Kansas Road just north of Hackett Road.

It was seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin.

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A roll call vote was taken:

          Daniel Hodge          YES

          Joseph Rabatin       YES

          Blake Meier            YES

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that Suttle Lane needs crack sealed.  He was instructed to get a quote from Melway Paving.

A motion to  pay a deposit for the surveillance cameras was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

A motion to adjourn to executive session to discuss personal matters per ORC 121.22 (G) (1) was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin.  It was seconded by Mr. Blake Meier.

A roll call vote was taken:

          Joseph Rabatin       YES

          Daniel Hodge          YES

          Blake Meier            YES

A motion to adjourn from executive session and return to regular session was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin.  It was seconded by Mr. Blake Meier.

A roll call vote was taken:

          Joseph Rabatin       YES

          Blake Meier            YES

          Daniel Hodge          YES

Mr. Joseph Rabatin stated that we discussed the part time road superintendent position and that the Board will take their time and come up with job descriptions.

Park Planning – Mr. Blake Meier reported that the trees are growing and the Eagle Scout is getting closer on getting the benches.  Mr. Blake Meier informed the Board that he spoke with Mr. Gary Rogers regarding the Farm Tour and that if it is bone dry they can drive over the path but if it is wet they cannot.

A motion to get some damprid from Lowes for the bottom of the concession stand building was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

JEDD II – Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Board that they met on July 14th and talked about the cooperation between the Wayne County Sheriff and the Apple Creek Police Department in working at the JRL and High School.

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JEDD I – Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board that the meeting was changed to August 14, 2021 and that Mr. Steve Mast did purchase Jakes.

Speedway – Mr. Daniel Hodge informed that Board that the project is moving along and that County is going to extend the sewer.

Mr. Joseph Rabatin presented the Natural Gas Aggregation letter and the Board approved it.

Mr. Daniel Hodge informed that Board that Wayne County Engineer Scott Miller extended an invitation to the OSU Extension meeting on noxious weeds with the County and ODOT.

Mr. Joseph Rabatin asked the Board to request from the Wayne County Engineer to put a round-about at the intersection of Carr and Emerson Roads.

A motion to approve Resolution 13-2021 as follows was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin:

WHEREAS, the Board of East Union Township met in regular session on August 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm in an open meeting pursuant to notice duly give in accordance with the provisions of Ohio Open Meeting Act:

NOW THEREFORE IT IS RESOLVED, that the Board of East Union Township, Wayne County, Ohio, hereby approve asking the Wayne County Engineer’s office to look at the need for a roundabout at the intersection of Emerson and Carr Rd.

It was seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge

A roll call vote was taken:

          Joseph Rabatin       YES

          Daniel Hodge          YES

          Blake Meier            NO

Mr. Joseph Rabatin requested Mr. Dave Compston to take the roller to the RES Auction.

The next regular meeting will be Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the Township Fire Station.

A motion to adjourn at 9:06 pm was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

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