Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held May2nd 2022 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Rodgers, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved.   Employee reports included:

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  Working on a few items BZA hearing 0n May 10th for a trailer on Mahoning.

 

Fire                        33 runs in April with 174 runs YTD, runs included 19 medical, 4 mva, 1 tree down, 2 lift assist, 5 false alarms and 1 traffic control.

 

Road                      Ditching on Bayton and Frederick, fix blowholes on Lacrosse, Birdland, Anderson and Bayton. The city jet truck was used on Baldwin, put snow equipment away and the spring and roadside cleanup included 7 trash dumpsters and 11/2 tire dumpsters. A window for the JCB backhoe from JCB for $860.22 was approved after a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers.

                Bids for the summer road program were opened and tabled until road supt. Paul Mohr can study them after a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce was approved. Wallace then made a motion to hold a work session with Paul Mohr to discuss the bids and summer road program, second by Boyce, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors included Carolyn Caskey of the Historical Society reporting that the annual Memorial Day program will be Sunday May 29th at 1pm at the memorial at the Township site.  Bills were then paid totaling $25,157.14 after a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce.

                New business was a motion by Wallace to purchase a JCB 409 front end loader to be used by the road dept. at the price of $93,206.53 using American Rescue Money, second by Boyce, motion carried. Also, a motion by Wallace to purchase a mowing tractor for the road dept including a John Deere tractor and Tiger Boom mower at the price of $195,918.04, second by Rodgers, motion carried.  With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:25 pm with the next regular meeting to be held May 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held April 18th 2022 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Rodgers, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  1 permit issued with $109.20 in value. The variance for Don Larson was approved by the BZA. Motion by Boyce to send notice to remove cars to property owner at 4210 Union Ave and also a notice sent to 13245 Easton St to remove 2 trailers, second by Wallace, motion carried. Motion by Boyce to send notice to remove a trailer to property owner at 5093 Mahoning Ave, second by Rodgers, motion carried.         

 

Fire                        17 runs in April with 158 runs YTD. Wallace made a motion for D&T Truck repair for repairs to Truck 2, $1500 to repair a water leak. Second by Rodgers, motion carried. Boyce then made a motion for $505 to Penncare for 2 ems bags and to send 2 people to heavy equipment rescue training at $75 each second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

Road                      Ditching on Cenfield, Salem Church and South Mahoning, removed down tree on Bowman and sign work on Mahoning and Moulin. Rodgers then made a motion for 6 ditching head bladed from Dexter at $92.00 each, second by Wallace, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors included Troy Rhodes from Ohio Edison. Bills were then paid totaling $9567.39 after a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce.

 

                Old business was a motion by Rodgers to J&C Ambulance for $1815.00, second by Wallace, motion carried.

 

                New business included a motion by Wallace to purchase 2000 UAN checks from Hanley business for $284.00 including freight, second by Rodgers, motion carried. Andy Reinsel was appointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals and Tom Schott was appointed as an alternate after a motion and second by Rodgers and Boyce. Rob Kidd and Mathew Truax were appointed to the Park Board after a motion and second by Boyce and Wallace.  With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:20pm with the next regular meeting to be held May 2nd 2022 at 6:30pm here at The Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held April 4th 2022 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Rodgers, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       Park is open for the summer and Port a Jon has been delivered

 

Zoning                  4 permits issued and there will be a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on April 11 for a variance for a building on front property. A notice to remove unlicensed cars and 1 for junk cars will be sent to the property owner at 3394 Union Ave after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace was approved.

 

Fire                        46 runs in March with 143 runs YTD. A motion for $353.85 by Wallace for batteries for truck 5      was approved after a second by Boyce.

 

Road                      Snow and ice control and ditching on West Cenfield, Churchill, Kenmore, Hartzell and Lynnhaven. Boyce made a motion to advertise for bids for the summer road program, bids to be in by May 2nd by 12 pm and opened at 7:00 pm the same day, second by Rodgers, motion carried.     

                Comments from visitors included Dan Swisher talking about the Marlington School levy on the ballot in May. Bills were then paid totaling $22,042.85 after a motion by Rodgers and second by Wallace.

 

                Old business was a motion by Rodgers to renew our BWC group rating with Sedgwick for $445.00 second by Boyce, motion carried.

 

                New Business included a motion by Wallace to pay the $500 deductible deemed a moral obligation to the driver of the car our fire truck was in an accident with, second by Rodgers, motion carried. A Trustee work session to discuss the uses for the American Rescue plan money the Township is receiving will be held April 12 at 6:30pm after a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held March 24th,2022 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Rodgers, roll was called with trustees Rodgers and Boyce present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved.  No communications were read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       Park is open and restrooms will be open starting April 1st. Boyce made a motion for the port a jon to be delivered April 4th for the summer.  Price will be $97 per month, second by Rodgers, motion carried. Boyce also made a motion to repair the water softener system for $350.00, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

Zoning                  Working on a few items and a notice to abate to 701 w Beech after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers.

 

Fire                        31 runs in march with 126 YTD. The antenna has been replaced, the fire dept will be in the Alliance Memorial Day parade and the annual Firemens’ breakfast will be April 3rd from 8-1 indoor dining and carryout will be available.

 

Road                      Snow and Ice control, sign work on Bayton and Hartzell, fixed the fence at the recycle site, hand patched on Bayton, Cenfield, Parks, Ridgehill, East and West Carol and Queensbury. Fixed a broken Tile on Baldwin and Maintenance on the Trucks.

                Comments from visitors included:  Carolyn Caskey reporting the Historical Society will meet March 22nd at the Township Hall.

                Bills were then paid totaling $12,645.07 after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers. Old business was a reminder by the Fiscal Officer the reporting for the American Rescue money has to be done by April 30th 2022.

                New business was a motion by Rodgers to pay $370 for our Stark County Township Assoc. dues second by Boyce, motion carried. The annual spring cleanup was discussed, the clean up will be April 29th from noon till 5pm and April 30th from 8am until noon. Residents are reminded that there is a limit of 10 tires per household. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:05 pm with the next regular meeting to be held April 4th at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held March 7, 2022 here at the Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Rodgers, roll was called with all trustees present.  The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved.  Communications were also read.  Employee reports included:

Park          Travis reported he has installed the new blinds ordered for the Administration Bldg.  He suggested to the trustees that they approve the order for four more sets of blinds, to complete the installation on all the remaining windows in the building. A motion was made by Boyce to approve a PO for up to $250.00 to Lowes to purchase the remaining blinds, seconded by Wallace. Motion carried. An order will be placed for cleaning supplies and paper products for the upcoming rental season at the park, and park cleanup is underway.  The ballfields are not playable at this time.   

Zoning        Two permits were issued.  One for a new residence valued at $400,000.00 and one for an addition to a residence valued at $110,000.00.  Attended a training session in February with SCRPC.

Fire               45 runs in February with 102 YTD. Runs included 29 Medical, 4 MVA, 5 trees/wires down, 1 CO call, 1 lift assist, 1 water removal, 1 electrical fire, 1 false alarm, and 1 lock out.  A motion by Wallace for gear alterations to MES for $200.00, a second by Boyce.  A motion by Boyce for $1500.00 for gear from Louisville FD, a second by Rodgers. A motion by Rodgers for $341.11 to MES for alterations to gear from Homeworth FD, a second by Boyce. Lightbulbs are in for the fire station; the Vassu antenna project will happen when the weather is fit.  Asked about paying Aultworks $125.00 to view physical results online (more info is needed).  The Annual Breakfast will be held on April 3, 2022 from 8 am to 1 pm, both dine-in and carry-out will be available.

Road               Snow and Ice Control, all the road salt has been delivered 360.29 tons for the year. Removed a downed tree on Mahoning, fixed yards in Washington Hills, installed a new weight limit sign on Herbster, and hand patched Cenfield and Bayton.

 

Comments from visitors included residents asking if the township would address issues with the property owners at 6985 Beechwood. They have garbage piling up, stray cats (more than a dozen) and a dog running loose; along with other issues.  The township will issue a nuisance notice to the homeowner regarding the trash issue.

Bills were then paid totaling $57,137.05 after a motion by Rodgers and a second by Wallace.

  Old business included; Spring Clean-up is set for April 29 and April 30, 2022.  Kimble’s will be providing the roll-offs.  The township received a total of $488,000.00 in American Rescue Plan money.

  New business was a motion by Boyce to pay $250.00 to SCRPC for the annual dues, with a second by Wallace. A motion by Rodgers to reimburse Jimmy Jones in the amount of $449.00 for the SAM registration renewal, with a second by Wallace. The results of the speed study done on Anderson were that it warrants a 40 MPH speed limit. On a motion by Wallace, the township will send the speed study back to the County for them to submit to the State, with a second by Boyce. Jimmy Jones will be participating in virtual seminars to receive his required training hours.

With no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 pm.  The next regular meeting will be held on March 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm here at the Township Hall.

 

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held February 21st, 2022 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Rodgers, roll was called with all trustees present. Recognition was given to the Hatherill Family in memory of Jim Hatrherill for 35 years of service to the Board of Zoning Appeals, the minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved.  Employee reports included

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  1 permit and several inquiries

 

Fire                        25 runs in February with 84 runs YTD, runs included 16 med, 3 mva, 1 smoke investigation, 1 tree down, 1 co call, 1 lift assist, 1 water removal and 1 DOA. Truck 5 was taken in for emergency repairs to Haynam`s. A motion to replace all light bulbs in fire station for $870 from Green Light Depot by Boyce and second by Wallace was approved. Vasu will be putting up a new antenna when weather is suitable.

 

Road                      Snow and ice control, installed cutting edge on 1 ton plow, received 75 ton of road salt, total salt purchased for the year is 316.68 ton. Ordered another 50 ton will up next 2 years estimate of salt to 450 tons per year. Bud will request county do a study on Bowman to put up a no truck sign. Replaced stop sign on Fox, weight limit sign on Herbster is gone again.

 

No comments from visitors.

 

Bills were paid totaling $12,031.63 after a motion by Rodgers and second by Wallace was approved.

 

No old business

 

New business was a motion by Wallace to pay McNeil and Company $1769.00 for accident and health insurance for fire dept, second by Rodgers, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 6:55 pm with the next regular meeting to be held March 7th here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held February 7th, 2022 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Rodgers, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  2 permits issued, working on a few items

 

Fire                        50 runs in January 9 runs in February with 59 runs YTD, runs since January 17th included 17 medical, 4 mva, 1 mutual aid,1 smoke investigation and 1 gas leak investigation. A motion by Boyce to purchase 4 barrels of class A foam from MES at $81.50 each was approved after a second by Wallace

 

Road                      Snow and ice control, mixed salt and grit and replaced a hydraulic hose on 1 ton truck. Bud reported approx. 80 ton of salt and grit was used during the ice and snow storm. 100 ton of salt is on order.

                With no comments from visitors, bills were paid totaling $62,624.93 on a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce.

                Old business was a motion by Rodgers to approve to Township highway mileage of 40.115 as reported by the Stark County Engineers office, second by Wallace, motion carried. April 29 and 30 will be the annual township cleanup days.

                New business showed a motion by Boyce to approve $40 to Stark County Health Dept for our application for the onsite sewage treatment system, second by Rodgers, motion carried. 4 people are going to the Stark County Government Law Seminar at Sippo Lake. Price is $25.00 per person, motion to approve by Wallace and second by Boyce, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:10pm with the next regular meeting to be held February 21st here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held January 17th, 2022 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Rodgers, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  No report

 

Fire                        26 runs in January with 26 runs YTD. Runs included 17 medical, 2 mva, 1 mutual aid, 1 burning complaint and 1 co call. Rodgers then made a motion for a open po at Scotts Repair for repairs to the brakes on truck #2, second by Boyce, motion carried. The chief then reported the annual breakfast will be April 3rd,2022. Boyce then made a motion to hold a work session with the fire dept on January 26th 2022 at 6:30pm, second by Wallace, motion carried.

 

Road                      No report

 

                With no comments from visitors, bills were then paid totaling $17,297.30 after a motion and second by Boyce and Rodgers was approved.

                New business showed a motion by Wallace to put a 5-year, 0.75 renewal fire levy on the ballot at May 3rd 2022 general election, second by Boyce, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:10 pm with the next regular meeting to be held February 7th, 2022 here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the organizational meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held January 3rd, 2022 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present.

                The trustees then held an election of officers for 2022, Randy Rodgers is President for 2022 and Merrit Boyce is Vice President. Meeting dates for 2022 will be the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

                Craig Cobb was appointed Fire Chief and Don Morrow was appointed Assistant Fire Chief, compensation for the volunteer fire fighters was also set. Park board and Zoning board members will be paid $50 per year.

                Paul Mohr will be Road Superintendent and Scott Zurbrugg Road Crew, Kim Knam will be Township Secretary, all three received a 5 percent pay increase. Travis Keller was reappointed Park Manager.

                The employment policy was read; adding Juneteenth as a holiday making 11 holidays paid, vacations were set with 1 week after 1 year of service, 2 weeks after 2 years of service and 3 weeks after 8 years of service. Full time employees will pay 10 percent of their health insurance and the Township will pay their deductible.

                Bonding was also set to use “the employee dishonesty and faithful performance of duty” through OTARMA.

                Ray Poynter was reappointed to the Zoning Commission Board and Phil Francis reappointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

                Craig Cobb, Wade Main, Joe Main, Merrit Boyce and Jimmy Jones will be on the Volunteer Fireman Dependency Board.

                Permanent Appropriations totaling $2,387,014.04 were approved after a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers. Huntington Band will be depository of Township Funds thru December 29th, 2023.

                Trustees will pay the Washington Ruritans for manning the monthly cleanup dumpster and maintaining the recycle bins, contract with The Stark County Engineers office for road salt and Kimble Co. for dumpster service.

                Boyce will be the designated representative to RPC, Wallace to SCOG and Rodgers to Stark County Health Board. All action taken today will be in effect until the organizational meeting for 2023.

 

Minutes of the end of year meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held December 29th, 2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved.  Employee reports included

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  End of year report showed 4 residences built, 11 garage/pole barns/sheds built, 2 additions and 7 pools built. Total value of $1,488,905

 

Fire                        43 runs in December with 487 runs YTD, runs included 35 medical, 8 mva, 3 fires, 2 trees down and 2 mutual aid. Chief Wilson also purchased 12 cp200 radio batteries.

 

Road                      End of year report showed 359 ton of winter road salt purchased, 5.02 miles of roads paved, approx. 5 miles of crack seal installed and a new salt shed purchased, installed and in use.

 

                Comments from visitors was a resident asking about the fire dept. with no other comments bills were paid totaling $20,410.77 after a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce was approved.

                With no old or new business President Wallace then thanked Fire Chief Terry Wilson for his 42 years of service on the fire department with the last 22 serving as Fire Chief. Chief Wilson is retiring as of December 31st. Wallace asked those in attendance to enjoy a little party with the chief after the meeting. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 6:50 pm. The next meeting will be the organizational meeting on January 3rd 2022 at 6:30pm followed by the first regular meeting of 2022.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held December 20th, 2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. Employee reports included

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  No report

 

Fire                        32 runs in December with 469 runs YTD. Runs included 23 medical, 4 mva, 2 fires, 2 trees down and 1 mutual aid. On a motion by Rodgers $435.00 to Vasu Communications for maintenance on the radios and repeater, second by Boyce, motion carried. Rodgers then made a motion for $1711.00 to Vasu Communications for a new antenna, second by Wallace, motion carried.

 

Road                      Snow and ice control, work on 1 ton to get ready for winter, cut trees on Birdland, Bowman and Cenfield, ordered 50 ton of road salt and mixed salt and grit. Six 24x24 hidden drive signs were approved from Municipal Signs at $72.00 each, motion by Boyce second by Rodgers.

 

                With no comments from visitors’ bills were then paid totaling $28,476.75 on a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce.

                New business included a motion by Wallace to purchase new lights for the road garage from Rodgers Heating, total price $445.90, second by Boyce, the vote to approve was Wallace yes, Rodgers abstain and Boyce yes. Wallace then made a motion to ask the county Auditor to declare the amount a .75 renewal fire levy will generate for the purpose of maintaining the fire department of Washington Township, second by Boyce, the vote to approve was Wallace, yes, Rodgers, yes and Boyce, yes. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm. The next meeting will be the year end meeting on December 29th at 6:30pm with the organizational meeting set for 2022 held January 3rd 2022 at 6:30 pm followed by the regular meeting. All meeting to be held at the Township Hall.

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held December 6th, 2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       the Park is closed for winter

 

 

Zoning                  Board of Zoning Appeals set for January 10th at 6:30pm. Boyce then made a motion to send a notice to remove a trailer at 4125 Anderson Ave., Minerva, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

Fire                        56 runs in November, 14 runs in December with 459 runs YTD. Runs in November included:  35 medical, 8 mva, 2 fire, 2 false alarm, 2 trees down, 3 wires down,1 lockout and 3 mutual aid. A motion for a then and now PO to Penn care for $609.91 was approved after a motion and second by Wallace and Boyce money to be used from the covid relief fund. Also, a then and now Purchase Order to Penn care for $467.63 for items that will be reimbursed thru a fire dept. grant, motion by Wallace, second by Rodgers, motion carried. Boyce also made a po to Uline for a 95 gallon drum spill kit, price is $689.00 second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

Road                      Road side mowing on Rummell, Salem Church, Cenfield, South Mahoning, Churchill, Kenmore and Hartzell. Cut trees on Birdland, snow and ice control, sign work on Rummell and maintenance on the road trucks.

 

                Comments from visitors was Richard Potts asking about a property on Mahoning.  With no other comments bills were paid totaling $33,552.54 after a motion and second by Wallace and Rodgers.

 

                Old business included a motion by Wallace to pay OTARMA $18,866.00 for our property and liability insurance for 2022, second by Boyce, motion carried. The open house with Samsung with information about the proposed solar farm in the Township was discussed the open house will be December 15th from 5to 8 at the gym in Washington Elementary School.

               

                New business was a motion by Wallace to approve temporary appropriations for 2022 totaling $280,000 second by Rodgers, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:10pm with the next regular meeting to be held December 20th at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall. There will also be an end of year meeting on December 29th at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held November 14th, 2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on November 29th for a side yard variance at 4582 Hartzell.

 

Fire                        20 runs in November with 408 runs YTD. Runs included11 medical, 3 mva, 2 brush fire, 1 open burn, 1 co investigation, 1 tree down and 1 wire down. $1,590.00 was approved for new software from ESO Fire Incidents for reports to the state, motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce. Wallace then made a motion to ATT for $1024.99 for a new laptop and $34.99 to FirstNet Network for monthly service, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

Road                      Hand patching on Moulin, Bayton, Mahoning and Parks. The 2 road trucks have been serviced and winter equipment installed, ready for winter, doing road side mowing, tree on Oswalt has been cut down and new road sign installed on Greenbower.

                Comments from visitors included Troy Rhoads from First Energy discussing new programs available now and in 2022.  Janet Moser from the Township Historical Society thanked everyone who supported the soup supper held Saturday Night.

                Bills were then paid totaling $12,848.58 on a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce. Old business showed a motion by Wallace to continue with Aultcare for health care insurance for the road crew in 2022, second by Rodgers, motion carried. The Trustees and Fiscal Officer will hold a work session on December 1st at 6:30pm to work on items for 2022, second by Boyce, motion carried. Boyce them announced that Samsung will hold an informational meeting about the proposed solar farm in the Township on December 15th from 5-8 pm at the gym in Washington Elementary School. The format will be come in that time frame and talk one on one with a Samsung representative.

                New business included a motion by Wallace to announce that Donald Morrow has been named assistant Fire Chief as of January 1st 2022, second by Boyce with all Trustees voting yes. Wallace then made a motion at 7:20 to go into executive session to consider the compensation od a public employee, second by Boyce, motion carried. The session was over at 7:30 with no action taken. A motion by Wallace to pay the new fire chief $260 a month in November and December and the new assistant fire chief $235.00 a month for November and December, was approved after a second by Boyce. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 pm. The next regular meeting will be held December 6th at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held November 1st 2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved.  Employee reports included

 

Park                       Restrooms are closed for the winter and repairs to the water softener were discussed.   

 

Zoning                  1 permit issued, 1 land split and 3 conditional use permits renewed for 2022.      

 

Fire                        28 runs in October, 3 runs in November with 388 runs YTD, runs included 14 medical, 3 mva, 1 smoke investigation, 2 mutual aids, 1 fire call, 1 odor investigation, 2 lockout, 1 lift assist, 1 false alarm and 1 control burn. Po number 75-21 for PennCare was changed from $500 to $612.68 on a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers. Rodgers them made a motion for $100 to PennCare, second by Boyce, motion carried, both PO will use covid relief money to be paid. Boyce also made a motion to spend up to $750 at Stryker for batteries, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

Road                      Ordered 50 ton of road salt, mixed grit and repaired a ditch on Salem Church. $300 was approved for Larry Craft for tree work on Oswalt, motion by Boyce and second by Wallace. Wallace then made a motion for $1200 to Kenworth of Canton to get the 2 road trucks serviced, second by Boyce, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors included Janet Moser reporting about the Historical Society soup supper to be held November 13th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Salem Church. Bob McMaster also asked about a property on Union Ave, Rodgers will help him.  Bills were then paid totaling $22,492.54 after a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce was approved.

                Old business was a resolution by Wallace and second by Rodgers to put a lien on the taxes on the property at 3125 Beechwood Ave for cleanup and mowing, total $195.00 all three Trustee voted yes. President Wallace then thanked the four men interviewed for the Fire Chief job and made a motion to appoint Craig Cobb as the new Fire Chief starting January 1st, 2022, second by Boyce the vote was Wallace yes, Rodgers yes and Boyce yes.

                New business included a motion by Boyce to pay our workers comp for 2022 totaling $2759.00 second by Rodgers, motion carried. By paying in December and 1 payment we will receive a 2 percent refund. The year end meeting will be held December 29th at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall after a motion and second by Wallace and Boyce was approved. With no other business the meeting was closed at 7:15pm with the next regular meeting to be held November 15th 2021 at 6:30 pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held October 18th, 2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       repairs to toilets in both bath rooms. The furnace will be looked at and Travis will call someone to look at the softener system.

 

Zoning                  a notice to remove a trailer at 3140 Beechwood will be mailed after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace. The property at 1686 Winchester will be cleaned up in October by Betz Excavating after a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce was approved.

 

Fire                        18 runs in October with 371 runs YTD. Runs included 7 medical, 2 mva, 2 smoke investigation, 2 mutual aid, 1 odor investigation, 1 lock out and 1 lift assist. $500 for medical supplies from Penn-Care to be paid from coronavirus relief money. Motion by Boyce second by Rodgers, motion carried.                  

 

Road                      Sign work on Bayton, clean grit out of old salt shed, hauled grit from stock pile and started 3rd round of road side mowing.

 

                Comments from visitors included 2 talking about the property on Winchester and Chris Yarnell thanking the fire dept for being at the Firefighter Memorial on Saturday.

                Bills were then paid totaling $6,834.78 after a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers. Old business was a discussion about weight reduction on the roads for winter and a motion by Wallace to put the ad for a Zoning Inspector in the Canton Repository, second by Boyce, motion carried.

                New business included a motion by Wallace accepting the amounts and rated determined by the Stark County Budget Commission, second by Rodgers, motion carried. Boyce made a motion to pay Albright Electric $1287.17 for repairing lights around the Township Buildings, second by Rodgers Motion carried.

                Wallace then made a motion to go into Executive Session to consider the appointment and employment of a public employee second by Boyce, motion carried at 7:14pm, the session was over at 7:30 pm and meeting was adjourned at 7:35pm.  The next regular meeting will be November 1st 2021 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held October 4th, 2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved.  Employee reports included

 

Park                       new fire ext., port a john has been picked up and no more rentals scheduled for the year

 

 

Zoning                  1 permit issued for $30,000 and Boyce made a motion to accept the resignation of zoning inspector, Allan Swift, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

Fire                        45 runs in September 2 runs in October with 355 runs YTD. Runs included 28 medical,5 mva, 2 fire alarm,4 smoke investigayion,2 mutual aid,1 odor investigation and 2 false alarm 3 new batteries installed in engine 2, the dept will be going to the Stark County Fire Fighters Memorial on Saturday October 9th. taking a truck to Washington School on the 12th for fire prevention week. $200 was then approved for a new security camera system for the township property around the buildings, motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

 

Road                      Culvert repair on Schubert, fix mail box approach on Anderson, finished crack sealing Hartzell and Salem Church and fixed a stop sign on Haidet,

 

                Comments from visitors included Carolyn Caskey reporting the Historical Society will be collecting can goods and nonperishable items to pass out at Thanksgiving, items can be dropped off at the Township Hall or call a member of the club to pick up. Several others spoke about the property on Easton, property on Winchester and 2 properties om Beechwood.

                Bills were then paid totaling $17,484.88 on a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers. With no old business new business included discussion about advertising for a new zoning inspector, resumes will be accepted until November 15th at 6:30pm, Boyce then made a motion for the new fire chief interviews to be held on October 11th at 6:30 and 7:15 pm and October 13th at 6:30 and 7:15 pm, second by Rodgers, motion carried.  With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 pm with the next regular meeting to be held October 18th. 6:30pm here at the township hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held September20th, 2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved.  Employee reports included

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  1 permit and 1 land split issued. A motion by Wallace to send a notice to mow to 86 W Bayton was approved after a second by Boyce. After a discussion Wallace made a motion to send to the owners of 1628 Winchester a notice to condemn and declare an emergency to remove the home on this property, second by Rodgers, motion carried. The original fire was on 1/28/2021. Allan also read a notice the Stark County Health Department sent to the Property owner at 13245 Easton St NE.

 

Fire                        25 runs in September with 336 runs YTD. Runs included 14 medical, 2 mva, 1 fire alarm, 1 smoke investigation 2 mutual aid, 1 fire call, 2 open burn and 1 odor investigation. Terry reported truck 5 is out of service for repair to the power switch. Wallace made a motion to hold a special meeting with the fire dept on September 29th at 6:30pm, second by Boyce motion carried.

 

Road                      Rebuilt a catch basin on Cenfield, replaced 250 feet of culvert on Salem Church, graded the end of Wiinona and have been doing crack seal on Cenfield and Hartzell. Rodgers then made a motion to purchase more crack seal material from DJL Material for $1338.75, second by Boyce , motion carried.

 

                Comments from visitors included Janet Moser reporting the Historical Society will hold a soup supper November 13 ,2021 at The Salem Church, Carolyn Caskey also reported the Historical Society will hold a regular meeting on September 28th here at the Township Hall. Several people discussed the house on Winchester and also a property on Easton Street.

                Bills were then paid totaling $10,411.75 after a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce was approved.

                Old business included the Fiscal Officer reporting we have received our second half property tax from the County. At 7:25 pm Wallace made a motion to go into Executive Session to consider the discipline of a public employee, second by Rodgers, motion carried. The Executive Session was over at 7:38 with no action taken.  With no other business the regular meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm with the next regular meeting to be held October 4th 2021 at 6:30 pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held September 7,

2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       There was a break in at the main pavilion with little damage done and has been repaired. Working on other items around the park.

Zoning                  Permits issued equaled $119,000 in valuation.  Allan is working on an ally vacation in Beechwood.  On a motion by Wallace, notices to cleanup will be sent to the following for cars for removal 13373 Beechwood Ave, 4476 Parks and 3621 Union Ave Minerva and mow grass at 31235 Beechwood Ave second by Boyce, motion carried.                   

 

Fire                        54 runs in August, 10 runs in September with 321 runs YTD. Runs included 32 Medical, 3 mva, 4 trees down, 2 fire alarms, 6 wires down, 2 lift assist, 1 smoke investigation, 3 mutual aid and 2 fire calls, Terry announced that the fire dept, first annual golf outing is this Sunday September 12th at Pleasant View Golf Course.                     

 

Road                      New road work signs are in, ditching on Bayton and Salem Church,

installed pipe for dry hydrant on Beech, tree work on Oswalt, crack sealed the new salt shed and fixed a catch basin on Mahoning.

 

                With no comments from visitors, bills were paid totaling $25,799.07 after a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers.

                In old business the Fiscal Officer reported the general fund levy will be issue 21 on the November general election ballot and that the 2019-2020 audit has been completed by The State Auditors’ office.

                New business a report was given that we registered for the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds and will receive $240,194.18 this month and the same amount next year,

                At 7:15 Wallace made a motion to go into Executive Session to consider the discipline of a public employee, second by Rodgers, motion carried. The Executive Session was over at 7:35. Trustee Boyce then made a motion to approve the fire dept. going to the Beloit 911 parade and the golf outing the department is having on Sept 12th, second by Wallace motion carried, Boyce also made a motion to approve the signage sold for the side of the utility trailer with no more to be sold, second by Wallace, motion carried.

                With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 pm with the next regular meeting to be held September 20th at 6 :30 pm here at the Township Hall

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held August 2nd, 2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       Pavilion rentals are still busy and the Stark County Health Dept will spray for bugs on Tuesday.

 

Zoning                  3 permits issued and the Samsung Solar project was discussed.                  

 

Fire                        51 runs in July with 256 runs YTD. Runs included 30 medical, 7 mva, 4 trees down, 3 fire alarms, 1 wires down, 1 water in basement, 3 lift assist, 1 smoke investigation and 1 basement wall cave in. A motion by Boyce to pay $533.00 for the annual 911 service for the fire dept and a second by Wallace was approved, the vote was Wallace yes, Rodgers abstain and Boyce yes.

 

Road                      Summer paving program is complete. Started second round of road side mowing and the back hoe has been serviced. Boyce then made a motion to purchase 2 backpack blowers from Homeworth Sales for $479.99 each, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

                Comments from visitors included several residents from the West Carol Street area asking about help with rain water runoff in the area. The Trustees will contact Ohio Soil and Water for help.

                Bills were then paid totaling $295,960.57 after a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers. With no old business new business was a motion by Wallace to approve a new credit card policy for the Township, second by Boyce, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:40pm.

The next regular meeting will be held on August 16th 2021 at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall, the Trustees will hold a work session on August 4th at 6:30pm to work on the 2022 alternative tax budget

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held July 19th, 2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       Gas leak on John Deere tractor repaired, everything else going well.

 

Zoning                  Working on a few items and a motion by Wallace to send a notice to mow to 13385 Beech St was approved after a second by Rodgers.

 

Fire                        37 runs in July with 242 runs YTD. Runs included 18 medical, 6 mva, 6 trees down, 2 fire alarm, 1 wire down, 1 water in basement,1 lift assist,1 smoke investigation and 1 basement wall cave in. A motion by Wallace and second by Boyce to purchase more fire hose from the Timken Co. for $460.00 was approved.                      

 

Road                      The new salt shed is complete, hand patching on Bayton, repairs to the road on Baldwin, tire on mowing tractor has been replaced, ditching on Cenfield and the backhoe will be serviced.

 

                With no comments from visitors, bills were paid totaling $46,803.50 on a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers.

                Old business included a motion by Wallace to approve a new road use permit for the Township, second by Rodgers, motion carried. Rain water in the Township was also discussed.

                New business was a motion by Wallace to approve and apply for the funds from the American Rescue Plan the total we are eligible for is $480,388.36. second by Rodgers the vote was Wallace yes, Rodgers yes, Boyce yes. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:10 pm with the next regular meeting to be held August 2nd 2021 here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held July 6th, 2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       Rentals are busy and working on a gas leak on John Deere tractor

 

Zoning                    1 permit issues with $50,000 in value, working on a few items

 

Fire                        33 runs in June 7 runs in July with 212 runs YTD. Runs included 18 medical, 3 mva, 1 lift assist, 2 trees down, 2 gas leak, 1 rescue, 4 fire alarms, 1 co call and 1 wire down. $1980 was approved to purchase fire hose and other items from Timken Co., motion to approve by Rodgers and second by Boyce.

 

Road                      Sign work at Salem Church and Anderson, 1 ton truck is back in service, filled a wash out on Fox and a motion by Boyce to purchase a new tire for the mowing tractor from Great Lakes Tire at $1100.00, second by Wallace, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors was Carolyn Caskey reporting the Historical Society will sell water and soda at the chicken dinner and car show at the park on July 17th.  bills were then paid totaling $26,460.73 after a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce.

                With no old business new business was a motion by Wallace for $499.00 to renew our Sams number, second by Boyce Motion Carried.  With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 pm with the next regular meeting to be held July 19th at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held June 21st, 2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  1 permit issued with $50,000 in value. A report was sent to the Stark County Health Dept. about a problem at 1090 W Beech Street. A motion by Wallace to send a notice to mow to 1240 W Beech St was approved after a second by Rodgers.

 

Fire                        22 runs in June with 194 runs YTD. Runs included 12 medical, 2 MVA, 1 lift assist, 2 tree down, 1 gas leak, 1 rescue, 2 fire alarm and 1 CO call. Fire chief Terry Wilson announced that after 42 years on the fire dept with 22 years as Fire Chief he will retire as of December 31st 2021.

 

Road                      1st round of road side mowing is complete, new hydro hose on mowing tractor, material for new salt shed is here, the summer road paving will start this week weather permitting, Rodgers then made a motion to purchase a new Milwaukee 18volt cordless combo tool kit for $429.00, second by Boyce, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors included Janet Moser from the Historical Society reported approx. 300 worn and damaged flags were destroyed during the flag burning ceremony held on flag day. Bills were then paid totaling $20,220.55 on a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers.

 

                Old business was a motion by Wallace to accept the Certificate of Estimated Property Tax Revenue that a 0.5 renewal tax levy to be placed on the ballot at the November 2 2021 election would generate for the general fund, total would be $64,532, second by Rodgers, motion carried. Wallace also made a resolution #06212105 to proceed with putting a 0.5 mill 5 years renewal levy on the November 2, 2021 ballot a for the purpose of current expenses in the general fund for tax years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026 to be first collected in 2023, second by Rodgers the vote was Wallace yes, Rodgers yes and Boyce yes.  With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 pm with the next regular meeting to be held Tuesday July 6th because of the July 4 holiday, here at the Township Hall

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held June 7th, 2021 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting and the special meeting were read and approved as corrected. Employee reports included

 

Park                       Rentals are getting busy. There will be a chicken and biscuit dinner and cruise in on July 17th 2021 cars from 4-7 dinner from 4:30 till food is gone it will be drive thru or dine in.

 

Zoning                  2 permits issued with $100,000 in value. Notices to mow will be sent to property owners at 13017 Bayton, 86 E. Bayton, 13469 Bayton and 5410 Union Ave. after a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce was approved

 

Fire                        32 runs in may and 5 runs in June with 177 runs YTD runs included 23 medical, 4 MVA, 1 lift assist, 1 fire, 1 tree down, 1 false medical call and 1 locked out of house. 7 new air pack bottles plus 3 free,

totaling $8225.00 was approved after a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce. Money set aside for a new tanker truck was also discussed.

 

Road                      Ditching on Devonson, repairs done on Lynnhaven, installed mower on tractor and started the 1st road side mowing and discussed buying a new battery saws all and drill.

               

                Comments from visitors was Janet Moser from the Historical Society reminding the Township about the flag burning on June 14th old and worn flags can be dropped off at the Township building before that.

Bills were then paid totaling $22,330.99 after a motion to approve by Wallace and second by Boyce.

                With no old business new business was a motion by Wallace to put a renewal levy for the general fund on the ballot in November, resolution #06070521 asks for a 0.5 mill renewal and asks the County Auditor to certify to it both the total current tax valuation of Washington Township, and the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by the 0.5 mill renewal levy.  With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 pm with the next meeting to be held June a21st 2021 at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Washington Township Trustees held May 17, 2021, here at the Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present.  The minutes from the May 3, 2021 meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read.  Employee reports included:

 

Park                   Everything going well, no issues.

Zoning               Issued 2 permits both for garages, one on Beech and on Bayton.  Received a complaint about   high grass on Bayton.  The owner had been ill, it has since been brush-hogged, and it will be mowed regularly.  A certified letter will be sent to Kelly Thomas, property owner at 1090 Beech for owner maintenance.   She must address the issue within 7 days, or the township will clean up the property at her expense. Wallace made a motion to send said notice, seconded by Boyce.   A vote was taken, motion passed. The letter was signed then by all trustees.  

 

Fire Department   17 Runs so far for May.  10 Medicals, 2 MVA, 1 Lift Assist, 1 Fire, 1 Tree Down, 1 False Medical Alarm, 1 lock out of house.  157 Runs year to date.  The department needs to replace the emergency lights on the rear of engine 2.  They are going with Whelen L31 Series-Super -LED beacon-L31HRPN at a cost of $450.00 each with a total of $810.00 for two.  Will purchase from MES Fire Equipment.   Rodgers made a motion to purchase the lights, seconded by Boyce.   A vote was taken, motion passed. Trustee Wallace, thanked the Fire Department for the assistance they gave him recently.

 

Road Department   Hand patching on Cenfield, Bowman, Bayton.  Installed a 30’ driveway culvert on Manila.  Pipe work on Salem Church.  Looked over the Road Bids.   The township will go with Allied for Paving @ $61.25 per ton, Shelly for limestone and gravel and Joseph A. Jeffries for slag.  The trustees will hold a special meeting at 7AM on Thursday, May 20th to discuss the cost of the 2021 Road Program.  Boyce then made a motion to go with 83 Construction for the building of the new salt shed at a cost of $9120.00, Wallace seconded. A vote was taken, motion passed.

 

Public Speaks   Janet Moser from the Historical Society reminded everyone of upcoming events.  The placing of the flags in the township cemeteries will take place on May 23, meet at 1:30 PM.  The Memorial Service on May 30th will take place in the township hall if it is raining. Residents may drop off their worn/old flags at the township hall for flag burning that will take place on June 14th.

 

A resident, Linda Zank Gellsinger, who resides on Baldwin Avenue spoke regarding a noise complaint.  Her backyard butts up to a property on Beech that has a dirt bike track in their backyard.  She was asking if there was a noise ordinance or a resolution in place regarding noise.  There are multiple bikes there on some days and it’s very loud.  The Trustees informed here there isn’t an ordinance regarding noise and even if there was, they are very hard to enforce.  The Trustees offered to send the owners’ a letter, asking them to be more considerate of the neighbors and to limit the times that they use the track.

 

 

   

 Bills were then paid in the amount of $29, 357.40, on a motion by Wallace and seconded by Rodgers.         

 

New Business    A $7000.00 check was sent to Dennis Orwick for reimbursement of the demolition of his property on State Route 153 that was destroyed by a fire.  This was part of the ORC 3929.86 Fire Debris Demolition Fund.  Wallace then made a motion to verify that designee, Kim Knam, took and completed the Sunshine Law Training Webinar, for Trustee, Rodgers.  Boyce seconded, a vote was taken with Rodgers abstaining, motion passed.

 

With no other business, meeting was adjourned at 7:15PM, the next regular meeting will be held, June 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Washington Township Trustees held May 3, 2021, here at the Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Wallace, roll was called with all trustees present.  The minutes were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included:

 

Park    Port-a-potty delivered.  used 20 Ton of dirt for field 3.  Rentals have stated and the park is busy.  Got estimates for a new mowing tractor but current one is working fine and not looking to purchase one now.

 

Zoning   Two permits sold.  Worked on a land-split, new barn, called Health Department about two houses.  Notices sent last meeting have not all been cleaned up.

 

Fire Department - 32 calls for April, 4 mva, 1 grass fire, 1 mutual aid, 1 lift assist, 1 open burn, 1 Wellness check, A tree down, 1 smoke investigation, 1 fire investigation, 140 calls for The Year.  Thank you to all who helped over the weekend for township clean-up.

 

Road Department Fixed blow holes on Mountview, Eastmoor, Ridgehill and Anderson.  New sign on Anderson and 183.

Driveway pipe on Anderson.  Stock pile and blocks taken down for the salt shed.  Spring clean-up resulted in 5 trash dumpsters and 2 tire dumpsters.  Opened bids for floor of the salt shed from Ellis Con, Level Masonry, Zurbrugg and 83 construction.  Buddy to look over and make a recommendation.  

 

At 7:00 bids for the road program were opened from Superior Paving, Joseph Jefferies, Shelley and Allied. Decision tabled until next meeting.

 

Also thanked Jonathon Miller and Will Kinser for unloading an entire truck of bricks during the clean-up.

 

Public Speaks - Paul Wallace, Louisville Street, wanted to let the township know that Nexus is planning to come back to the township and may be bringing heavy equipment that may require a new RUMA agreement. 

 

Janet Moser - Beechwood Ave.  speaking for the Historical Society, they will be placing flags on Township Cemeteries on May 23.  They plan to have a Veterans' Memorial service on May 30th, a Flag burning ceremony on June 14th and a float in the Carnation Parade. 

 

Bills were then paid in the amount of $19,604.30 with a motion by Wallace and a second by Boyce.

 

Old Business included a motion by Boyce to approve the permanent appropriations of $1,758,773.81, second by Rodgers, motion passed.

 

New Business - Liquor control stated that the townships two permits are up for renewal, Township has no complaints.

Wallace made a motion to pay Donnie Orwick $7,000 for reimbursement for house clean-up, Rodgers seconded it, motion passed.

 

With no other business, meeting was adjourned at 7:15pm, the next regular meeting will be held May 17th 2021, here at the township hall.