Record of Proceedings August 6, 2020

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

The minutes of the meeting held August 6, 2020.

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

Also present were:

            Steve Geiser                                                 Jim Zimmerman

            Dave Compston                                           Mike Raymond

            Glenn Charbonneau                                   Ron Amstutz

Mr. Joseph Rabatin called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

A motion to approve the July 2, 2020 regular meeting minutes was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier, with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Mr. Glenn Charbonneau addressed the Board stating his frustration with the Video Service Agreement with the local cable companies that was put in place in 2007 and now the electrical and natural gas aggregation.  Mr. Charbonneau stated that people are not happy about this.  The Board informed Mr. Charbonneau that there were public meetings held regarding the aggregation and that it was on the ballot last November and if no one wants to participate, they can opt out at any time.

Mr. Charbonneau then asked about the drainage issues in East Wood Allotment and the issues caused by the new sewer plant the County installed several years ago.  Mr. Charbonneau stated he feels the system is flawed and was upset about an income survey done through the County to try and get grant money to help fix the issue.

Discussion was held regarding how to get Mr. Charbonneau’s ditch enclosed and after discussion Mr. Joseph Rabatin stated the Board had voted a couple of years ago to not allow anymore ditch enclosures in the allotment due to the drainage issues.  Mr. Charbonneau asked to see the regulations regarding the Boards authority to make this type of decision.

Wayne County Commission Ron Amstutz addressed the Board about some possible opportunities that would affect the Township with the Wayne Onward Plan that is a 20-year plan and was being tweaked by the Commissioners for the future of the Old Lincolnway area that needs reinvented and fixed up.  Mr. Amstutz stated the Commissioners need to encourage businesses to come back or have new business come into that area.

Commissioner Amstutz further stated they are hoping to hear by then end of next week if they will receive a grant for a better public transit system for residents of Wayne County.  Commissioner Amstutz stated the County would not run it but they would team up with Stark County and Wayne Medina Community Action to run it.

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Mr. Daniel Hodge informed Commissioner Amstutz that they never did install the other 24” pipe outlet along Old Route 30 by Mast Lepley when they put in the sewer plant.  Commissioner Amstutz asked if he had spoken with the Wayne County Sewer Department and Mr. Hodge stated he had.

The Fiscal Officer presented the August Grassroots Clipping.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the United Way request for a $100.00 donation per Township to fund the Wayne Holmes Information Referral Exchange.  The Board took no action.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the Ohio Plan Risk Management recommendations for review.

A motion to approve receipts totaling $33,896.34 warrants 10348 – 10397 totaling $133,440.19 less an $80.00 refund payment to CBDS the collection agent for Ohio Billing for total expenditures of $133,360.19 and bank reconciliation and financial reports as submitted.  A motion to approve as submitted was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

Chief Zimmerman reported 38 squad runs, 7 fire runs, and 2 mutual aid for 152.00 run hours for July 2020 with an additional 75 training hours for July 2020.

The Board approved vacation for Chief Zimmerman September 14th through the 18th.

A motion to approve squad supplies up to $3,836.23 with reimbursement to the Township coming from a Grant was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that fire pump testing was scheduled August 24th and 25th with Heritage Fire doing the testing for 19 different pumpers within the County.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board he had more issues with the power load system on the new squad and that Stryker replaced the Board on it.  Chief Zimmerman further informed the Board that Pfund is reshimming the cot and sealing the area so there will not be any electrical issues.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board he has been having internet issues at the station and Computer Mix suggested buying our own modem and not using Century Link but switching to MCTV.  A motion to approve up to $550.00 to make the switch to MCTV cable was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

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Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that Jacob Burkholder did complete his paramedic certification.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that Ohio Billing had completed the Medicare Recertification process successfully.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board of the ongoing issues with CorBon and that they had moved from the building within the Township.  Chief Zimmerman further informed the Board that rumors were circulating in the Township regarding the Board’s confidence with Chief’s handling of the CorBon issue. 

Mr. Joseph Rabatin stated the Board would like to dispel any rumors regarding their dissatisfaction of Chief Zimmerman’s handling of fire code enforcement at CorBon Ammunition as well as rumors of his dismissal.  Mr. Daniel Hodge and Mr. Blake Meier concurred with this statement.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that with school starting soon, he was still responsible for fire inspections being completed and making sure all COVID 19 changes are in line with building fire code regulations.

Discussion was held regarding the need for Chief Zimmerman to have body cam for inspections in situations like CorBon Ammunition.  Chief Zimmerman stated he would look into options.

A motion to allow squad and fire billing issues be handled by Chief Zimmerman and Fiscal Officer Lewis due to HIPPA regulations was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Mr. Dave Compston and Mr. Steve Geiser presented the Roads and Bridges and Buildings and Grounds report.  Discussion was held regarding how much material would be needed to complete Phase 2 of the walking path.  Mr. Rabatin stated Phase 2 would begin construction the week of August 17th weather permitting.

The Board approved vacation for Mr. Dave Compston September10th through September 18th.

Mr. Compston asked if it was safe to close down the concession/restroom building.  After discussion, it was decided to wait until after the Phase 2 of the walking path was complete.

A motion to approve the complaint, service request form suggested by Ohio Plan Risk Management was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

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The Board was asked to research and review the issues that Mr. Charbonneau was asking about.

A motion to approve up to $3,000.00 for an AED device for the Township Garage was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Enterprise Zone meetings were cancelled because of COVID 19 and were going to be held via Zoom.

Mr. Rabatin informed the Board that the JEDD II meeting was cancelled and he spoke with Mayor Mackey who informed him he was working with their solicitor to get them access to go up to ACDC and see what was going on.

Discussion was held regarding damage to a car windshield from stone coming off of the dump truck.  It was decided to turn it into insurance.

Mr. Compston informed the Board the second round of ditch mowing was complete.

The next regular meeting will be Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm at the East Union Township Fire Station.

A motion to adjourn at 9:30 pm was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

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