Record of Proceedings June 3, 2021

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

The minutes of the meeting held June 3, 2021.

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

Also present were:

          Steve Geiser                                         Jim Zimmerman

          Dave Compston                                    Tammy Peppard

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

A motion to approve the May 6, 2021 regular meeting minutes was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier, with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Ms. Tammy Peppard addressed the Board regarding the intersection of Apple Creek Road and Bank Street encroaching onto her property.  Ms. Peppard stated she spoke with Wayne County Engineer employees and they said that was a Township issue.  She asked if there was anything the Board could do to keep people from coming onto her property.  Ms. Peppard stated a second concern is the speed.  Mr. Joseph Rabatin stated the Township could request a speed study.  Discussion was held regarding the road right of way.  After discussion it was decided to request the County Engineer survey the road a mark it to determine the road right of way.  Mr. Daniel Hodge stated he would talk to the Wayne County Engineer’s office about getting it surveyed.

The Fiscal Officer presented the May Grassroots Clipping.

The Fiscal Officer presented the OTARMA update.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Ohio Plan update.

The Board approved vacation for Mr. Dave Compston on May 21, 2021.

A motion to not request a liquor control hearing for the Speedway liquor license request was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

The Fiscal Officer presented the preliminary 2022 budget for review.  The Fiscal Officer further informed the Board that the estimated 2022 Wayne County Health Department cost would be $24,710.93.

A motion to pass Resolution 08-2021 as follows was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin.

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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:  GENERAL FUND

1000-760-740-0000    $ 300.00                                  1000-120-310-0000                $ 300.00

Machinery, Equipment & Furniture                           Professional and Technical Services

Total                                                   $ 300.00                     

To cover the lift for the alert siren repair.     

It was seconded by Mr. Blake Meier.

A roll call vote was taken:

          Joseph Rabatin       YES

          Blake Meier            YES

          Daniel Hodge          YES

A motion to approve receipts totaling $24,398.19 warrants 10815 – 10870 totaling $95,921.48 and bank reconciliation and financial reports as submitted was made by Mr. Blake Meier it was seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Chief Zimmerman reported 30 squad runs, 3 fire runs, and 1 mutual aid for 163.00 run hours for May 2021 with an additional 58 training hours for May 2021.

Chief Zimmerman reported there were no EMS supplies needed.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that a set of fire boots was needed for approximately $200.00.  Chief Zimmerman further informed the Board that the Association agreed to purchase a hose tester for approximately $3,100.00, but that it would need hose caps with bleeders for approximately $666.00 for a complete set.

A motion to approve up to $916.00 for fire supplies was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board he would like to switch from Verizon to First Net Federal Government Platform for the squad cell phones and the iPad modems, which gives priority to first responders.  That contract is through AT&T.  After discussion a motion to switch to First Net/AT&T for $1,682.00 and upgrade to 2 Iphone 11’s was

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made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the MARCS radios we got through the MARCS grant are in and awaiting programming.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that Peters Roofing looked at the roof and said the exhaust fan was not flashed correctly so the repair would be a few hundred dollars.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that DMS was out and serviced all the trucks with no issues.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that a new member was added Mr. Nick Schlabach, and he was hoping to be certified for Fire Fighter by the end of the year.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the Association was planning on holding the Haystack Dinner and Auction on Friday, November 12, 2021.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the Johnny Appleseed Festival was scheduled as usual this year and that the Department would be selling ice cream, doing an extraction demonstration and hosting the water barrel competition.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board of the Wayne County Fire Chiefs Association decision on how to provide better coverage for special rescue situations.  Chief Zimmerman stated that the decision was made to host three teams:  hazmat at Orrville, water rescue at Wooster Township, and rope/trench at the City of Wooster.  The Association was requesting each Department in the County to contribute $2,500.00 per year to cover the associated costs and also provide 2-3 people to run on one of these teams.  Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that our Department has three members work currently for the City of Wooster so they would be our people to work on these teams.

A motion to approve $2,500.00 for the Special Response Service was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board he was still working with Pam at Ohio Billing regarding the Amish/no insurance billing issues.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the truck committee visited Supthen and got a rough price for just the truck at $646,000.00.  Chief Zimmerman further informed the Board that with equipment needed etc. there would be an additional $75,000.00 to $100,000.00 needed and that the Committee was looking at other viable options.

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Mr. Dave Compston and Mr. Steve Geiser presented the Roads and Bridges and Buildings and Grounds report.  Mr. Compston presented the Board with a quote from Peters Roofing to replace the roof at the Township Garage for $45,000.00.  A motion to approve $45,000.00 to replace the roof by Peters Roofing was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Mr. Dave Compston presented the Board with a quote for a loader from Ohio CAT on the Sourcewell Pricing for $153,515.56.  After discussion it was decided to wait until one of the lease/purchase agreements was done to make another purchase.

Mr. Steve Geiser informed the Board that all the ditch mowing was completed.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that the 15-truck repair was completed.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that ProCoat had brought a check for $500.00 and taken the old salt spreader.

Discussion was held regarding what to do with the damaged roller.

Mr. Compston informed the Board that Monday they were going to replace the culvert under Westwood.

Discussion was held regarding the trees along Buss Road.  Mr. Meier informed the Board the resident had marked 7 trees to keep.  After discussion a motion to remove all the trees but the seven marked was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board about several issues he had discussed with the Wayne County Engineer Office.  The approach coming down to 30A from East Union Buk Foods icing issue, the ditch mowing and spraying of noxious weeds and hemlock along the roadway in the County, and the fact there was only one 24” pipe going along Old Lincolnway but the plans stated there should be two for drainage.

Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board that he met with ODOT at Speedway and talked about filling potholes out in that area, and that the project is a huge undertaking with the utilities.

Mr. Joseph Rabatin asked if No Fireworks Permitted signs should be put up at the East Union Park as some people were setting them off last year.

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Park Planning – Mr. Blake Meier no update.  Mr. Joseph Rabatin stated we did get trash receptacles up and that he has removed the trash three times.  Discussion was regarding the Girls Softball Field and Mr. Compston informed the Board that the cost would be $150,000.00 and the Association only raised around $12,000.00 so he did not see that project happening anytime soon.

JEDD II – Nothing to report

The next regular meeting will be Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the Township Fire Station.

A motion to adjourn at 9:12 pm was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

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