Record Of Proceedings

The minutes of the meeting held June 6, 2019.

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

Also present were:
Steve Geiser Jim Zimmerman
Dave Compston Jeff Sampsel

Mr. Blake Meier called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
A motion to approve the May 2, 2019 regular meeting minutes was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

The Board approved sick leave for Mr. Dave Compston on April 24, 2019.
The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the Ohio Plan flyer.
The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the May and June Grassroots Clipping.
The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the preliminary 2020 Budget.
The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the Wayne County Clinic meeting schedule.

A motion to approve receipts totaling $28,873.83 warrants 9600 – 9676 totaling $177,152.80 less refunds of $7,422.21 for total expenditures of $169,70.59 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.

Chief Zimmerman reported 36 squad runs, 6 fire runs, and 2 mutual aid totaling 174.00 run hours for May 2019 with an additional 78.00 training hours for May 2019.
A motion to approve $2,372.00 for a set of turnout gear was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the air conditioner had been serviced in the Station.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the Unication chargers were in and paid for by the TransCanada grant money.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that Staley’s felt they have the programming correct for the MARCS pagers and he planned to pass them out at the July meeting at which time the Department would go to using the MARCS pagers.

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Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the Department had six people in different classes for training that had passed their testing. Mr. Ben Troyer General Paramedic, Ms. Amanda Gorfi, Mr. Jacob Burkholder, Mr. James Pealer and Lt. Jason Troyer Advanced EMT, and Mr. Bobby Schmitt Firefighter 1.

A motion to accept the Fire & EMS levy renewal certification from the Wayne County Auditor of $64,600.00 was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

A motion to pass Resolution 15-2019 to Proceed with the Levying of a Tax in Excess of the Ten-Mill Limitation as follows was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin.

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees approve to pass the Resolution to Proceed with the Levying of a Tax in Excess of the Ten-Mill Limitation (R.C. 5705.19(I) (RENEWAL) a renewal of the .90 mill Fire & EMS Levy.

It was seconded by Mr. Blake Meier.

A roll call vote was taken:
Joseph Rabatin YES
Blake Meier YES
Daniel Hodge YES

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board he had not heard anything about the new squad ordered except a possible September delivery date.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the new tanker chassis was at Countryside being painted and the body was ready to go to paint also. Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the Association wants to have Mr. Jerry Christman paint flames on the new chassis hood and that he is donating the materials and the Association approved to pay for any cost involved. A motion to approve the donation and the flame painting for the new tanker was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

Mr. Steve Geiser presented the Road and Bridges and Buildings and Grounds report. Mr. Geiser informed the Board that the roller has a fuel pump issue and that they were going to use the rented roller from Sugarcreek tomorrow to finish drag patching.

Mr. Geiser informed the Board that he had made a complete round of ditch mowing and he was going to start the second round of mowing soon.

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Chief Zimmerman informed the Board there was a water leak at the concession/restroom building and that Mr. Dave Compston had turned off the water and was trying to find the leak.

A motion to approve the purchase of four new tires for the 15 dump truck not to exceed $2,400.00 from Smetzers was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

A motion to pass Resolution 17-2019 to put the old tractor and mower on an online auction and advertise in the OTA magazine for bids with a minimum of $8,000.00 to be accepted and the right to reject any and all bids was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier.

A roll call vote was taken:
Daniel Hodge YES
Blake Meier YES
Joseph Rabatin YES

Mr. Daniel Hodge stated he had spoken with Mr. Steven Gray regarding access to property on Secrest Road and instructed Mr. Gray to contact the property owner to work out an agreement. Mr. Hodge further stated he spoke with the resident regarding the visibility at the curve on Secrest and he said he would try to cut back his trees behind the ditch.

Mr. Hodge informed the Board that Mr. Brian Gwin with ATI was going to tile at Barnard Road and 250.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the metal on the Station roof looks good but the rubber washers are dry rotted and needed replaced. Chief Zimmerman further stated that he and Mr. Dave Compston would try to fix/replace them when they have time.

Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Board that he talked with ATI to get the ball rolling for the land swap for the walking trail.

Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Board that the JEDD II’s next meeting was scheduled for July 10, 2019 and they were going to possibly invite the Superintendent to see about using the Apple Creek Police Department to be the Resource Officer at the High School and to try to come up with a plan to make that work.

Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board he spoke with Mr. Steve Wolff about where they are going to place the sewer for the Speedway project and possibly an easement would need to be put in place.

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A motion to pass Resolution 16-2019 as follows was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge.
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees approve to request from the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Matrix a response for the following request. WHEREAS the Board of East Union Township wishes to request ballot language for placing an electric and natural gas aggregation contract for East Union Township. The Board further designates Mr. Joseph Rabatin as the contact person on this request.

It was seconded by Mr. Blake Meier
A roll call vote was taken:
Daniel Hodge YES
Blake Meier YES
Joseph Rabatin YES

Mr. Joseph Rabatin presented the Board with the Surveyor information regarding Swinehart Road. After discussion a motion to table this matter until a later date after summer was done was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

Discussion was held regarding the mowing issue on McQuaid Road. After discussion, it was decided because the neighbors had mowed it there was nothing the Board could do until it became overgrown again.

Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Board he got the Township properties in the Village of Apple Creek electrical and natural gas aggregation with Palmer Energy. Discussion was held regarding having the electric meter pulled at the concession/restroom building after the ball season was over.

Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Board he spoke with Mr. Scott Miller the Wayne County Engineer about having a flashing caution stop ahead sign installed at Carr Road and Emerson Road.

Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that a blood drive was going to be held Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Fire Station.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, July 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Fire Station.

A motion to adjourn at 8:50 pm was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

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