Record of Proceedings December 2, 2021

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

The minutes of the meeting held December 2, 2021.

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

Also present were:

          Dave Compston                          Jim Zimmerman

          Jonathan Millea                           Matthew Compston

          Jim Miller

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Joseph Rabatin at 6:57 pm.

A motion to approve the November 4, 2021, regular meeting minutes was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

Mr. Jonathan Millea the Economic Development Coordinator with the City of Wooster addressed the Board regarding the Built-Rite Box & Crate Inc.’s request for an Enterprise Zone Agreement.  Mr. Millea stated congratulations to Built-Rite on their project, and that the City of Wooster would miss them.  Mr. Millea further stated that the City of Wooster is opposed to granting their request for a 50% tax abatement for 10 years because they feel Built-Rite will be saving money in income tax by moving out of Wooster and that the project had already started so they don’t need the abatement.  After further discussion Mr. Joseph Rabatin asked if the City was asking the Board not to approve the Enterprise Zone agreement.  Mr. Millea stated yes that is what the City is asking.  A motion to table a decision until later was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

The Fiscal Officer informed the Board that the Shared Services agreement with Salt Creek Township had been received.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the Speedway Liquor Control hearing information.  After discussion the Board approved to not request a hearing.

A motion to pass Resolution 21-2021 as follows was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin.

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:  ARP CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND

2273-290-420-0000    $46,000.00                              2273-220-370-0001                $46,000.00

Operating Supplies                                                     Payment to Another Political Subdivision

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Total                                                   $46,000.00                 

To cover premium pay for the volunteers from the ARP Funds.      

It was seconded by Mr. Blake Meier.

A roll call vote was taken:

          Mr. Joseph Rabatin YES

          Mr. Blake Meier       YES

          Mr. Daniel Hodge    YES

A motion to approve receipts totaling $28,836.62, warrants 11108 – 11155 totaling $659,802.48, and bank reconciliation and financial reports as submitted was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Fire Chief, Jim Zimmerman reported 30 squad runs, 3 fire runs and 3 mutual aids for a total of 192 hours for November 2021 and an additional 100 training hours for November 2021.  Chief Zimmerman reported that 21% of the EMS runs were Covid patients. 

A motion to approve $219,60 for squad supplies was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin3 concurring.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the Company to repair the ladder was supposed to come Wednesday, they showed and stated they can’t test it or repair it.  Chief Zimmerman stated he is still working on getting a company to do the work.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that he is still working on the MARC’s radio upgrades and that he is working with Staleys to get closer to B&C Communications pricing.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that Rogers Overhead Door quoted $1,300.00 to repair the overhead door from the damage 101 did.  A motion to approve $1,300.00 for Rogers Overhead Door to repair the damaged overhead door was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.  Discussion was held regarding turning this claim into insurance.  A motion to talk with Mr. Joel Bender from Whitaker Meyer to get his recommendation regarding turning in a claim 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 they had purchased material to seal the cracks in the fire station parking lot.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that Ms. Ashley Zimmerman and Ms. Thresa Venabels passed the National Registry and were officially EMT’s.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that Mr. Nick Schlabach passed his test and was officially a fire fighter.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that he received a check for an EMS grant reimbursement for training for $4,093.36, $2,800.00 of that to be reimbursed to the Association.

Chief Zimmerman presented the Board with the 2022 ACVFD contract for $54,000.00.  A motion to approve the 2022 contract with the Association was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Discussion was held regarding the contracts with City of Orrville, Kidron VFD, and South Central Fire Department.  After discussion a motion to approve a two-year renewal with Kidron VFD for $2,500.00 per year was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

The Board approved vacation for Chief Zimmerman December 27th through December 30th.

Discussion was held regarding a performance bond for the Supthen fire truck.  After discussion it was approved to proceed as approved.

Discussion was held regarding the ARP premium pay for Chief Zimmern.  Mr. Joseph Rabatin stated he would like to get justification from Ms. Barbara Biro with the Wayne County Prosecutors for 2020 due to the 24-hour shift schedule implanted due to COVID.

Mr. Dave Compston and Mr. Matt Compston presented the Board with the Road and Bridge and Building and Ground report.  Discussion was held regarding the pipe at the Southeast Local bus garage.  After discussion the Board approved to replace the pipe in the spring.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that the concrete was poured for the salt shed walls and part of the floor for the addition.  Mr. Compston thanked Mr. Daniel Hodge for bringing his loader down to help with the project.

Mr. Joseph Rabatin asked if there was a need to get CB’s to talk with the guys as Salt Creek Township.

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A motion to adjourn to executive session to discuss employee review according to ORC 121.22 (G)(1) was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin.

It was seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge

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. Daniel Hodge.

A roll call vote was taken:

          Joseph Rabatin       YES

          Daniel Hodge          YES

          Blake Meier            YES

Mr. Joseph Rabatin stated that after review of the inflation rate from October 2020 to October 2021 raising to 6.2% the Board will give Chief Zimmerman and Mr. Dave Compston a 6% raise for 2022.  Mr. Rabatin further stated the Chief Zimmerman will receive premium pay through the ARP funds so the Board will give Mr. Dave Compston a 5% bonus of his gross wages for 2021.  Mr. Daniel Hodge stated that he would like to thank them all for their hard work.

Park Planning – Mr. Blake Meier reported that the benches are in are installed and that two of the benches needed their plaques inscriptions corrected.  Mr. Meier further stated that fabric and gravel were placed beneath the benches.  Mr. Meier stated he would like to Thank Mr. Jake Sundberg for his Eagle Scout project.  Mr. Daniel Hodge stated that there was a need to put more #411 gravel on the path.

JEDD II – Nothing to report.

JEDD I – Nothing to report.

Speedway – Mr. Daniel Hodge stated that signs are ordered for the roads and that he met with Mr. Andy Jones who stated the County is ready to sign off on the project after the stripping is complete.  Mr. Daniel Hodge further informed the Board he met with Mr. Steve Wolff to work out the storm water and sewer easement which is heading North through the trailer park.

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Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Board that he spoke with Commissioner Sue Smail and she suggested waiting until the exemption from the State came back regarding the Built-Rite Enterprise Zone Agreement.  Mr. Daniel Hodge made a motion to table the request it was seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board he spoke with Mr. Andy Jones with the County Engineers office regarding several things.  Discussion was held to try to contract the mowing to be done the beginning of June on the County Roads, and to begin spraying for noxious weeds at the beginning of June also.  Mr. Hodge stated Mr. James stated he would try to have the County do a few more passes along the ditches with their boom mower.  Mr. James further stated the County will start next fall with the ODOT program for spraying.  Discussion was also held regarding a 4 way stop at Emerson and Carr road, and that Mr. James stated they were not quite done with the study but it appeared he would have to check with ODOT to see if the decision could be made at the County level to install a 4 way stop.

Mr. Daniel Hodge also informed the Board that Old East Lincolnway (30A) will be ground and paved in 2022 if the County receives the State grant and they would need to keep the buggy lane.

The next year end meeting will be Thursday, December 30, 2021, at 7:00 pm at the Fire Station.

A motion to adjourn at 9:00 pm was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

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