Record of Proceedings September 2, 2021

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

The minutes of the meeting held September 2, 2021.

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

Also present were:

          Dave Compston                          Jim Zimmerman

          Jim Miller                                    Nick Schlabach

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Joseph Rabatin at 6:59.

A motion to approve the August 5, 2021, minutes was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Mr. Jim Miller introduced himself to the Board and informed them he was running for Trustee and wanted to attend a meeting to meet everyone and see what it is all about.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Village of Apple Creek water report.

A motion to approve resolution 15-2021 as follows was made by Mr. Blake Meier.

     WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of East Union Township met in regular session on September 2, 2021, at 7:00 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 approve to continue the Enterprise Zone Agreement with Lowe and Young LLC on a new 10,400 square foot addition at its existing location.  The Agreement is for a 50% real property tax abatement for 10 years (4 years remaining) to be initiated the first year the facility post-construction appears on the Wayne County property role; and to add a new 10,368 square foot building for storage for the remaining time of the Enterprise Zone Agreement for a personal property exemption in the amount of 100% for a period of 10 years (4 years remaining) to be initiated in tandem with the real property abatement.

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 pass Resolution 16-2021 as follows was made by Mr. Blake Meier.

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 WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of East Union Township met in regular session on September 2, 2021, at 7:00 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 approve to continue the Enterprise Zone Agreement with KSB Enterprises, LLC and Preferred Airparts LLC on a new 33,000 square foot building at its existing location to allow for the name change from KSB Enterprises, LLC to JAWS Enterprises LLC and Preferred Airparts LLC.  The Agreement is for a 50% real property tax abatement for 10 years (6 years remaining) to be initiated the first year the facility post-construction appears on the Wayne County property role.  In addition, for a personal property exemption in the amount of 100% for a period of 10 years (6 years remaining) to be initiated in tandem with the real property abatement.

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 pass Resolution 17-2021 as follows was made by Mr. Blake Meier.

     WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of East Union Township met in regular session on September 2, 2021, at 6:00 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 to continue the Enterprise Zone Agreement presented by Ripich Enterprises Limited and Advanced Tank & Fabrication AT&F on a new 40,000 square foot building on 4.733 acres of Wayne County Parcel (27-01824.005).  The Agreement is for a 50% real property tax abatement for 10 years (8 years remaining) to be initiated the first year the facility expansion post-construction appears on the Wayne County property role.  In addition, for a personal property exemption in the amount of 100% for a period of 10 years (8 years remaining) to be initiated in tandem with the real property abatement.

It was seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge.

A roll call vote was taken:

Joseph Rabatin       YES

          Daniel Hodge          YES

          Blake Meier            YES

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A motion to approve receipts totaling $435,219.76, warrants 10960 – 11000 totaling $288,397.32, plus direct payments to the County Auditor of $18,427.85 for total expenditures of $306,825.17 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 33 squad runs, 4 fire runs, and 5 mutual aids for a total of 215 hours for August 20121with an additional 94 training hours for August 2021.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the air packs need flow tested for approximately $1,185.00, and the bottles need hydrostatic tested for approximately $1,830.00.  A motion to approve the testing for $3,015.00 was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that he has two five-gallon pails of Class B Foam that EPA has deemed toxic and they need to be disposed of by a qualified company.  Chief Zimmerman further informed the Board he was having a hard time finding a company to dispose of them.  Chief Zimmerman presented the Board with a quote from Enviroserve of $824.50 to dispose of the two buckets.  A motion to approve disposal of Class B foam by Enviroserve for $824.50 was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the repair of the ladders was in process.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that all the squad cell phones, and iPad were switched over to First Net, and that they are still working on getting the modems switched.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that MARC’s radios will be requiring a new feature “link layer” and all the MARC’s radios will need to be upgraded before 2025.  Chief Zimmerman stated that in order to do this Staley’s needs to come in to work on each radio.  Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that he is working on bundling with Wooster Township to reduce the cost.  He further stated that also there is a crystal that needs aligned annually, and there are firmware updates needed.  Chief Zimmerman said he does not have a firm number, but it is looking like it will cost $8,000.00 – $10,000.00 to do this.

Chief Zimmerman informed that Board that the surveillance camera system is going in now, that all cables are run in both buildings, and he hopes to be done by next Tuesday.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the pump testing went well and there were no issues with either pumper.

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Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that he, Dave Compston and Brian Knox had finished their live burn class and they are NFPA 1403 certified through the State of Ohio.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that Mr. Joel Bender stopped today about additional coverage for accidental death and dismemberment for the Department members.  The cost is anywhere $800.00 to $5,000.00 per year depending on the amount of coverage.  After discussion Chief Zimmerman was instructed to get pricing.  Mr. Joseph Rabatin stated we could possibly use ARP Funds as an incentive.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that Fredericksburg Builders/Lincolnway Enterprises bought the Jakes property.  Chief Zimmerman further stated that they were combining with another builder from Loudonville and are hoping to occupy it in the next few weeks.

Mr. Dave Compston presented the Board with the Road and Bridge and Building and Ground report.  The Board approved a road bore on Lautenschalger Road.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that the boom mower was fixed.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that the third round of mowing was complete.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that after his vacation there were a few road repairs to be done.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that Melway was coming to look at the roads we want to crack seal.

Discussion was held regarding the Assistant Road Superintendent job description.  The Board approved starting the position at $20.00 per hour working less then 1,500 hours per year.  There would be a pre-employment drug test and background check done.  A motion to advertise for the Assistant Road Superintendent position was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board he received a call from the County about jetting out something at Speedway but that he could not do it until after vacation.

Park Planning – nothing to report.

JEDD II – nothing to report.

JEDD I – nothing to report.

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Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board that he was working on the ODOT Stimulus project and was waiting on Andy with the County to give us a letter approving the project.  A motion to allow Mr. Daniel Hodge to apply for the ODOT Stimulus funds was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge.

Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board that Andy with the County stated they will inspect the bridge on Swinehart Road by McQuaid Road.

Brownfield – we have nothing that applies.

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

A motion to adjourn at 8:43 pm was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

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