Record of Proceedings May 6, 2021

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

The minutes of the meeting held May 6, 2021.

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

Also present in person were:

          Steve Geiser                               Jim Zimmerman

          Dave Compston

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

A motion to approve the April 1, 2021 regular meeting minutes was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin, with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

The Board signed the mowing contract with Mr. Jeff Sampsel at the agreed upon rates.

The Fiscal Officer informed the Board that Mr. & Mrs. Swick sent a donation for $100.00 as a Thank You to the Township for the services provided over the winter.  After discussion it was decided the employees could use it for refreshments. 

The Fiscal Officer presented the ZAYO Fiber information.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the updated Public Records Policy.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the objections to renewal of Liquor Permits letter.  After discussion it was decided not to object to the license renewal.

A motion to approve receipts totaling $73,839.89 warrants 10783 – 10830 totaling $134,931.93 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 23 squad runs, 9 fire runs, and 5 mutual aid for a total of 180.00 run hours for April 2021 with an additional 60 training hours for April 2021.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that he had no EMS or Fire supplies at this time.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the Association did agree to purchase one of the Thermal Imaging Cameras and that they were in but one was not working and needed to be replaced.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that he was still trying to get Peter’s Roofing out to look at the roof leaks.

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Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the power load system on 104 was not working and that Stryker came out to get the error codes and was working on getting it repaired.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the Officers put an emphasis on recruiting and retention of members with the goal being adding four additional members this year.  Chief Zimmerman further informed the Board that they added two probationary members last night, Thresa Venables and Ashley Zimmerman.

Discussion was held regarding the squad billing for non-insurance transports.  Mr. Daniel Hodge stated he talked with Mr. Scott Bowles the controller at Wooster Hospital and they are doing the Medicare rate plus a prompt pay cash discount of 25%.  Chief Zimmerman stated that he was working with Mr. Reuben Troyer who is working with the church funds to come up with a proposal for billing.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board of a request from Ms. Linda Sauer with the Wooster Hope Center to host community meals in the area and wanted to know if they could use the Station.  After discussion the Board decided to not allow the meals at the Station due to the risk and safety issues involved.

Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Board he took care of getting the alert siren repaired and it would cost for the rented lift but should be no charge from Staley’s.

Chief Zimmerman expressed his appreciation to the Board for their support with the rebuilding of his home over the last 9-10 Months.

Mr. Dave Compston and Mr. Steve Geiser presented the Roads and Bridges and Buildings and Grounds report.  Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that the DEF system on the new backhoe is not working and it is in limp mode.  Mr. Compston further informed the Board that CAT was trying to find the part needed for the repair and it should be under warranty.

Mr. Blake Meier informed the Board he spoke to the resident on Buss Road about tree trimming and removal and asked him to mark the trees he wants to keep because he does not want us to clear cut them all.  Mr. Meier further stated after the trees are marked the Board will look at them and decide how to proceed from there.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board he spoke with Mr. Garth Fowler and Mr. Fowler stated any Ash can come down and thanked the Board for the removal of the Ash tree previously removed.

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Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board they would be working with Sugarcreek Township to finish the patching and help them with their patching because they had rented the roller.

Mr. Compston informed the Board he had looked at trailers but there is nothing available until December.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that he and the Road Superintendent at Sugarcreek Township were discussing possibly getting a berm box and splitting the cost.  The Board will consider this option.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that he was trying to keep up with the mowing.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that Mr. Mike Gatti offered $500.00 for the old salt spreader.  A motion to accept $500.00 for the old salt spreader was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

Mr. Daniel Hodge asked the Board if we should look into getting a loader instead of using the backhoe for salt loading.  After discussion it was decided it was something that should be looked at.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board he was going to have Melway Paving also measure LeRue and Swartz Circle for chip and seal.

Discussion was held regarding stone purchases.  After discussion a motion to up the hard #8 stone purchases to 200 ton was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Mr. Compston was instructed to get estimates for the additional concrete for the expanded salt shed.

Park Planning.  Mr. Blake Meier informed the Board that their Eagle Scout had received his funding for the bench project.  Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Board he spoke with Mr. Patrick Hickey our risk management person with Ohio Plan and he sent information about not allowing bikes on the walking path.  Discussion was held regarding the ACYAA not removing trash from the fields.  After discussion a motion to purchase three 32-gallon trash totes with bags not to exceed $300.00 was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

JEDD II – nothing to report.

JEDD I – nothing to report.

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Speedway – There is a site meeting scheduled for Monday, May 10, 2021 at 11 am.  Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Board he did attend the two-hour stake holders meeting and expressed Mr. Larry Lisick’s with Riceland Golf Course concerns about the speed limit and people turning and the need for a turn lane.

Mr. Joseph Rabatin presented the Board with the Natural Gas Aggregation suggestion from Palmer Energy and Wayne County.  A motion to go with the suggestion from Palmer Energy and Wayne County was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Board that the Stark, Wayne Tuscarawas Recycling would like to put up signs at the recycling bins.  After discussion the Board agreed to allow the signs.

Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board he received a call from Mrs. Diane Shoup about their family wanting to restore the sign at the Presbyterian Cemetery.  The Board agreed to allow it.

The next regular meeting will be Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the Township Garage.

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

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