Record of proceedings December 30, 2019

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The minutes of the meeting held December 30, 2019.

PRESENT WERE TRUSTEES BLAKE MEIER AND DANIEL HODGE: AND FISCAL OFFICER VALORIE LEWIS

Also present were:

            Amy Hoffman, Palmer Energy                   Phil Dysard, Palmer Energy

            Jody Farnhi                                                   Doug Farnhi

            Danette Hoover

Mr. Blake Meier called aggregation meeting to order at 6:30 pm.

Ms. Amy Hoffman with Palmer Energy explained the next steps in the electrical and natural gas aggregation after being approved in the November 2019 election.  Ms. Hoffman explained that eligible residents will receive an opt out letter after the bids for the rate are accepted.  She further explained they will also receive a letter from their electrical or natural gas company stating their service is about to switch to the new supplier and they can opt out then also.  Ms. Hoffman answered questions from the residents in attendance.  A motion to adjourn from the aggregation public meeting and adjourn the regular meeting was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge at 7:20 pm and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier.

Those present in the regular meeting were:

            Dave Compston                                           Chief Jim Zimmerman

A motion to approve the December 5 2019 regular meeting minutes was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the December Grassroots Clipping.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the Wayne County Prosecutors Office opinion regarding the Speedway request for road improvements, and vacating roads.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the Wayne County Prosecutors Office opinion regarding combining the Fire and EMS Funds into one fund.

The Fiscal Officer informed the Board that employee paychecks would be in the Township Garage drawer for signing on Thursday morning.

A motion to pass temporary appropriations as follows was made by Mr. Blake Meier.

                        General Fund                                   $  233,500.00

                        Motor Vehicle License Tax             $  126,000.00

                        Gasoline Excise Tax                        $  276,000.00

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                        Road and Bridge                              $  678,000.00

                        Fire District                                        $  747,000.00

                        Permissive Motor Vehicle              $  109,000.00

                        Ambulance & Emergency Med      $  177,000.00

                        Park Special Revenue                    $    34,500.00

                        Total Temporary Appropriations   $2,381,000.00

It was seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge.

A roll call vote was taken

            Blake Meier               YES

            Daniel Hodge           YES

A motion to pass Resolution 32-2019 as follows was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge.

A Resolution of Approval to amend the appropriations from one account to another within the fund:

From:   Account Number                     Amount           To:       Account Number         Amount

Fund:   ROAD AND BRIDGE FUND

2031-760-740360-0000          $ 200.00          2031-320-322-0000    $  200.00

            Machinery, Equipment & Furniture               Garbage and Trash Removal

            To cover garbage and trash removal through the end of the year.

It was seconded by Mr. Blake Meier.

A roll call vote was taken:

            Daniel Hodge           YES

            Blake Meier               YES

A motion to approve the 2020 Cancer Insurance rates of $58.00 per family for a total of $232.00 was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge.

A motion to approve receipts totaling $23,014.11 warrants 10034 – 10066 totaling $23,635.57 and financial reports as submitted was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge.

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Mr. Dave Compston presented the Roads and Bridge and Buildings and Grounds report.  The Board approved a road bore at 1838 S. Millborne Road.

Mr. Compston informed the Board that the 15 dump truck had a bad air compressor and it was being replaced by DMS Repair.

Discussion was held regarding stone purchases what size should be ordered and how much before the increased pricing started. 

A motion to purchase 1000 tons of #57 stone if Lil John will hold this year pricing was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge.

The Board approved vacation for Mr. Dave Compston on December 27, 2019, and Mr. Steve Geiser for the week of Christmas to use his accrued vacation.

Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board he spoke with Wayne County Engineer Steve Miller regarding vacating Vine Street and that he would like to have a meeting with the Board in January to discuss options, as well as what is needed to improve the streets going forward.

The Board discussed the email sent by Mr. Near regarding drainage issues in Eastwood Allotment along Robin Street.  After discussion, Mr. Hodge stated he would go and talk with Mr. Near and explain options.

Chief Zimmerman reported 32 squad runs, 4 fire runs, and 3 mutual aid totaling 166.00 run hours for November 2019 with an additional 62.00 training hours for November 2019.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the Association approved to purchase a Genesis Battery powered Cutter, Spreader, Ram, Ram accessory kit, two Combi tools, spare batteries and chargers, air bag controls and four different size air bags with the money from the Haystack Dinner  and Auction for a total of $52,954.00.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board he had passed his Fire Inspector class.

A motion to approve the 2020 Association contract for $63,000.00 was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge.

A motion to approve the Kidron Fire two-year contract for $2,500.00 per year was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge.

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Chief Zimmerman informed the Board he had to have Pfund Superior out to replace a pump for the rear heater on the new squad and that it has an intermittent coolant leak and the pump was making loud noises.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board the Department has a new probationary member, Mr. Andy Benderoth.

Park Planning – no update.

JEDD II – no update.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board a company Cor-bon Ammunition has started in the old Habitat Restore building and that he was working with the owner to make sure he was meeting all the Ohio Fire Code regulations in order to operate.

The Fiscal Officer was instructed to register everyone for the upcoming OTA Winter Conference in February.

The organizational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm at the Fire Station.

Discussion was held regarding the February meeting that needs moved due to the OTA Winter Conference.  It was decided to set the date at the January meeting so Mr. Rabatin can make sure the date works for him also.

A motion to adjourn at 8:40 pm was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier.

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