Record of Proceedings October 7, 2021

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

The minutes of the meeting held October 7, 2021.

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

Also present were:

          Dave Compston                          Jim Zimmerman

          Michael Raymond

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Joseph Rabatin at 7:00 pm.

A motion to approve the September 2, 2021, minutes was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Star Ohio Annual Report.

The Fiscal Officer presented the September and October Grassroots Clipping.

The Fiscal Officer presented the property and liability insurance summary and the suggestion by Mr. Joel Bender to increase employee crime coverage from $5,000.00 to $10,000.00.  After discussion a motion to leave coverage as it is was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

The Fiscal Officer presented the 811-annual review.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Ohio Plan autumn newsletter.

The Board approved sick time for Mr. Dave Compston on September 3, 2021.

A motion to approve Resolution 18-2021 as follows was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge.

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has received approval to receive ARP Coronavirus Funds from the State of Ohio in the amount of $301,892.56; and.

WHEREAS, because of the receipt of the ARP Coronavirus Fund, the Board approves to submit a request to amend the Certificate of Estimated Resources and Supplemental Appropriations to the Wayne County Auditor.

It was seconded by Mr. Blake Meier

A roll call vote was taken:

          Joseph Rabatin       YES

          Daniel Hodge          YES

          Blake Meier            YES

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A motion to approve Resolution 19-2021 as follows was made by Mr. Blake Meier.

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    $ 950.00                                  1000-510-390-0000                $ 950.00

Machinery, Equipment & Furniture                           Other-Purchased Services

Total                                                   $ 950.00                     

To cover an indigent death cremation.          

It was seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin.

A roll call vote was taken:

          Blake Meier            YES

          Joseph Rabatin       YES

          Daniel Hodge          YES

A motion to approve receipts totaling $336,078.33, warrants 11001 – 11054 totaling $155,204.23, 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 47 squad runs, and 2 mutual aids for a total of 169 hours for September 2021.

A motion to approve $1,380.63 for squad supplies and $1,180.00 for a case of nasal cannulas was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

Chief Zimmerman presented a quote from Motorola for $5,322.50 to perform updates to the MARC’S radios and Staley for programming of the MARC’S radios for $2,000.00.  A motion to approve up to $7,322.50 for the link layering and service of the MARC’S radios 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 the surveillance cameras were up and working.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that 107 has a wobble in the front end and that DMS is scheduled to come look at it.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the truck committee had received two quotes for the new engine as follows:  Supthen approximately $700,000.00 and Pierce approximately $730,000.00 on their Source bid pricing.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that Mr. James Pealer had left the Department.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the Association approved to pay for the Fire Prevention materials used at school on October 11, 2021.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that after much deliberation and discussion the Association decided to post pone the Haystack Dinner and Auction scheduled in November.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the retired Chief Shook from Wooster Township had a massive heart attack and that Wooster Township setup a Go Fund Me account accepting donations to help with his recovery.

A motion to approve the Ohio Billing fee schedule was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Mr. Dave Compston presented the Board with the Road and Bridge and Building and Ground report.  Mr. Compston informed the Board he purchased a new computer that would work with the new wireless setup and that the internet through Century Link could be cancelled.

Mr. Dave Compston presented the Board with a quote from Melway for crack sealing for $13,500.00.  A motion to approve crack sealing with Melway for $13,500.00 was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

A motion to approve the purchase of 32 barrier blocks at $100.00 ea. plug shipping for a total of $3,480.00 was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

A motion to approve order the 62’ x 40’ Britespan hoop structure through 83 Construction for 32,580.00 was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Joseph Rabatin concurring.

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Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board that he had received calls in appreciation of Mr. Dave Compston’s ditch mowing.

Discussion was held regarding a shared service agreement with Salt Creek Township for a part-time Assistant Road Superintendent to be shared between both Townships.  The Board decided to see if Salt Creek Township is interested and possibly hire a shared part-time Assistant Road Superintendent after the interview process.

A motion to hire Mr. Michael Raymond as a part-time Assistant Road Superintendent at $20.00 per hour was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

Park Planning – Mr. Blake Meier informed the Board that the Eagle Scout project was still waiting on benches to complete the project.

JEDD II – Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Board that the meeting scheduled for October 6, 2021 had been cancelled.

JEDD I – Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board that they would schedule a meeting sometime next year.

Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board that Speedway paid $180,000.00 for two new Township Roads for their project.  Mr. Hodge further informed the Board that the County was going to pursue an easement for drainage and sewer that possibly the Township could latch onto to have a storm sewer outlet.

Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board that the ODOT Stimulus Program extended their deadline to participate until November and that hopefully he could get together with Mr. Ryan Marthey to complete the process.

Mr. Daniel Hodge stated that we could possibly request to use the ARP Funds to widen Bechtel Road.

A motion to pass Resolution 20-2021 as follows was made by Mr. Blake Meier:

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of East Union Township met in regular session on October 7, 2021 at 7 pm in an open meeting pursuant to notice duly given in accordance with the provisions of Ohio’s Open Meeting Act;

NOW THEREFORE IT IS RESOLVED, that the Board of East Union Township Trustees, Wayne County, Ohio hereby appoint Fiscal Officer Valorie Lewis as the contact person to correspond with the Wayne County Prosecutor on matters pertaining to the American Rescue Plan of 2021.

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It was seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin.

A roll call vote was taken:

          Daniel Hodge          YES

          Joseph Rabatin       YES

          Blake Meier            YES

The Board decided to start with premium pay for the Fire Chief, volunteers, and Mr. Dave Compston.

Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board that the Farm Foliage tour is this coming Saturday and Sunday.

The next regular meeting will be Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 7:00 pm at the Fire Station.

A motion to adjourn at 9:24 pm was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

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