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Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held February 19th 2024 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                  One permit issued and several items discussed

 

Fire                        26 runs in February with 80 runs YTD. New fire department members Carrie Robson and Sarah Taranto were approved by the Trustees after a motion and second by Rodgers and Boyce was approved. $1545.00 was approved for payment to Howell Rescue to maintain the Genesis equipment, motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers.

 

Road                      Snow and ice control, ditching on Lynnhaven, Herbster, Salem Church west and Hartzell and hand patching on Bowman and Bayton. Randy Rodgers and Merrit Boyce were approved to join the Board of Directors of the cue-cog salt program which the township is joining, motion by Wallace and second by Boyce. $2100 to Albright Electric to replace the panel in the road garage and run a new line for the Heater in the back room was approved after a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce.

               

Comments from visitors included several about the proposed solar farm, Stark County Commissioner Bill Smith was in attendance and answered several questions for the Commissioners. A question was asked about stop signs at Anderson and Rt 153, the road department will install new signs as needed.

 

Bills were then paid totaling $14,402.34 after a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce. With no old business new business included Trustee Wallace reporting on several items the Trustees are working on and will be discussed at the next meeting. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm with the next regular meeting to be held March 4th at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held February 5th, 2024 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                  On a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce a notice to remove a travel trailer was sent to the property owner at 7567 Oakhill Ave. Trash at another residence was also discussed.

 

Fire                        54 runs in January with 65 runs YTD. Runs included 1 structure fire, 1 vehicle fire, 30 ems calls, 4 mva, 1 overheated motor, 7 trees/wires down, 1 public service, 1 lift assist, 3 cancelled enroute, 1 no emergency found and 4 false alarms. It was reported the annual fireman`s breakfast will be held April 7th from 8am until 1 pm. $988.05 to D&T, P.M. truck repair for repairs to truck #5 was approved after a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce.

 

Road                      Snow and ice control, back of garage cleaned out and insulation installed and ordered 150 ton of road salt from Cargill. The salt program was then discussed and we will join the CUE COG group for our winter salt, $250 to join but should save the Township $2000 to $3000 a year for the cost of salt, motion to join by Wallace, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors included several people talking about the proposed solar farm in the Township. Boyce then made a resolution stating the Washington Township Trustees oppose the proposed solar farm in Washington Township/Stark County. In addition, the Trustees will request a legally written resolution from the Stark County Prosecutors office to that affect, the resolution will be submitted to OPSB and the Stark County Commissioners. The vote was Rodgers yes, Boyce yes, and Wallace abstain. Resolution Number is 02052403.

                Bills were then paid totaling $62,017.31 after a motion and second by Wallace and Boyce. With no old business new business included a motion to renew our site sewage treatment system for $40.00 with the Stark County Health Department, motion by Boyce, second by Rodgers, motion carried. A new mat for the frond door will be purchased from Uline for $160.00, motion to approve by Boyce, second by Rodgers, motion carried. 4 Township employees will attend the Government Law Seminar on March 2nd, 2024 price is $27.00 each, motion to approve by Wallace, second by Boyce, motion carried. A resolution by Wallace and second by Rodgers to approve John Sabo to the county 9-1-1 program review committee was approved after a yes vote by the Township Trustees. Resolution number 02052407.  With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 pm. The next regular meeting will be held February 19th 2024 at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held January 2rd, 2023 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.

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  items were discussed

 

Fire                        40 runs in December with 493 total runs for the year. Runs included 34 medicals, 1 spill,

1 accident, 1 public service, 1 cancelled in route and 1 false alarm.                           

 

Road                      Snow and ice control, ditching and cleaned equipment, a new snow plow was purchased from The Glen Hill Co. for $12,097.88 using American Rescue Money motion by Wallace, second by Rodgers, motion carried. This plow will replace a plow that is approximately 30 years old.

                Comments from visitors included questions about the proposed solar farm. Samsung will hold a meeting on January 17th from 6pm to 8 pm at Washington School, Samsung will give a report followed by a question-and-answer period.

                Bills were then paid totaling $327,310.95 after a motion to approve by Wallace and second by Boyce.

                The meeting was then adjourned at 7:05 pm with the next regular meeting to be held January 15th 2024 here at the township hall.

 

Minutes of the organizational meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held January 2nd, 2024 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

                The trustees then held an election of officers for 2024, Wayne Wallace is the president for 2024 and Randy Rodgers is Vice President. Meeting dates for 2024 will be the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

                Craig Cobb was reappointed fire chief and Don Morrow was reappointed 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 the road crew, Kim Knam will be Township secretary, Travis Keller was reappointed Park Manager. Steve Lacher was reappointed the Zoning Inspector. All employees received a pay increase for 2024.

                The employment policy was read with 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 for 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.

                Bruce Bowman was reappointed to the Zoning Board and CJ Stantz was appointed to the zoning board and Steve Yarian was reappointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

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

                Permanent Appropriations totaling $2,321,234.92 were approved after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers. Huntington Bank will be depository of Township Funds thru December 29th, 2028.

                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 2025.

 

Minutes of the end of year meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held December27th. 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Boyce, 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                  Board of zoning appeals hearing for a variance on January 16th at 6:30pm. The year-end report showed permits valued at $2,296,071.00 issued in 2023

 

Fire                        34 runs in December with 487 runs YTD. Wallace then made a motion to purchase a new tanker for the fire dept from the Sutphen Corp., purchase price is $594,601.97 based on prepayment of $304,663.69, $200,000.00 will come out of American Rescue Money, second by Rodgers with all trustees voting yes

 

Road                      The year-end report included approx. 1300 ton of asphalt for the summer paving program, 74 ton of asphalt for patching, 113 ton of #57 limestone, 371.01 of road salt, 2100 lbs. of crack sealer installed and a new mowing tractor purchased.

                Comments from visitors included more discussion about the proposed solar farm in the Township.

Bills were then paid totaling $23,643.42 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

                Old business was Boyce announcing there will be a meeting with Samsung on January 17, 2024 from 6:00pm until 8:pm at Washington Elementary School, Samsung officials will give a report and then a question-and-answer period will follow.

                New business was a motion by Wallace to renew our property and liability insurance from OTARMA for $22,647.26, second by Rodgers, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm. The next meeting will be the 2024 organizational meeting on Tuesday January 2nd at 6:30pm followed by the first regular meeting of 2024.

 

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held December 18th 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Boyce, 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                  Slow working on a couple of items

 

Fire                        25 runs in December with 478 runs YTD. The purchase of batteries for the Genesis units was discussed. The purchase of a new pumper for the Fire Department was discussed and the purchase will be finalized at the year-end meeting.

 

Road                      Ditching on Mahoning Ave and Cenfield, sign work and the Christmas party for the Road Dept. will be December 21st. A purchase order to AgPro for $4,270.51 using American Rescue Money to service the 3 road Dept. mowers was approved after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers. Also, a new snow plow was discussed.

                Comments from visitors included discussion about rentals at the park and the proposed solar farm in the Township.

                With no other comments bills were paid totaling $9,109.88 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace. With no old or new business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:25 pm with the next meeting the year end meeting on December 27th at 6:30pm. The 2024 organizational meeting will be held January 2nd 2024 at 6:30pm followed by the first regular meeting of the year.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held December 4th 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

 

Park                       Park closed for the winter

 

Zoning                  Working on several items

 

Fire                        39 runs in November and 6 runs in December with 459 runs YTD, November runs included 1 structure fire, 1 vehicle fire, 1 grass fire, 29 medical calls. 1 stand by, 1 spill, 2 public assistance 2 cancelled in route and 2 false alarms.

 

Road                      Road side mowing, road trucks serviced and ready for winter and going to get mowing tractors serviced.

                Comments from visitors included 2 people. With no other comments bills were paid totaling $25,024.71 after a motion to approve by Boyce and second by Wallace.

                Old business showed a motion by Boyce to hold a work session with the Trustees and Fiscal officer on December 12th at 6:00 pm, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                New business was a motion by Boyce to approve the temporary appropriations for 2024 totaling $330,000.00, second by Wallace, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm with the next regular meeting to be held December 18th at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held November 20th, 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Boyce, 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                  Nuisance cleanup notice sent to property owner at 6821 Oakhill after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace was approved.

 

Fire                        24 runs in November with 438 runs YTD.  It was stated that truck #2 is back in service.

 

Road                      Road side mowing on Cenfield, Salem Church, Hartzell, S. Mahoning and Anderson and truck #1 is back in service. $13,000 was approved to Spray Foam Solutions to insulate to road garage using American Rescue Money, Motion by Rodgers and second by Wallace. A motion was then made to put winter weight restrictions on portions of several roads including Churchill, Kenmore, Cenfield, Herbster, Bowman and Lynnhaven, motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers.

                Comments from visitors were about the proposed solar farm. Bills were then paid totaling $7530.13 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

                Old business included a motion to approve Aultcare as the health insurance for 2024 for the road crew at $3,019.55 monthly, motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers. Boyce made a motion for a $2,000 then and now purchase order to Scot`s Trucking for maintenance and repairs to the road trucks, second by Rodgers’ motion carried. Pavilion rentals at the park will remain the same for 2024 after a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers was approved. Kimble was approved for the service and $40.00 was approved for the yearly rate for the monthly trash dumpster service provided by the Township, motion by Boyce, second by Wallace was approved.

                New business was a motion by Boyce for the following dates, a work session on December 11th at 6:30pm for the trustees and fiscal officer to prepare for 2024 business and the year end meeting will be held on December 27 2023 at 6:30pm, second by Wallace, motion carried.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held November 6th 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Boyce, 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                       Water is off, insulating and getting ready to close for the winter.

 

Zoning                  1 permit issued, there will be a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on November 13th at 6:30pm. A letter to mow will be sent to the property owner at 4974 Hartzell Ave, motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

 

Fire                        37 runs in October and 7 runs in November for 421 runs YTD. Runs included 1 structure fire, 30 medical calls, 2 stand by, 2 public service, 2 cancelled in route and 1 unintentional call. $1200 was approved for 4 batteries for the Genesis systems, motion to approve by Boyce and second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

Road                      Started third road side mowing, snow and ice control and trim trees on Birdland.

                With no comments from visitors’,  bills were paid totaling $28,784.92 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

                Old business was Boyce talking about Samsung and the proposed solar farm in the Township, Samsung will be at the Township meeting on November 20th with information and have set the tentative dates of November 29th and December 6th to have informational meetings for the public at Washington School from 6pm to 8pm. Anyone can log into “starksolarproject.com” and get information now.

                New business was a motion by Wallace to pay our estimated Workers Comp. premium of $2988.00 for 2024, second by Rodgers, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm with the next regular meeting to be held November 20th at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held October 16th, 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Boyce, 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 for a variance on October 24th 2023.

 

Fire                        25 runs in October with 401 runs YTD. Boyce made a motion to Scott’s Repair for $1647.50 for repairs to truck#2, second by Wallace, motion carried.

 

Road                      Hand patching on Oswalt, Parks, Bayton, Rummell and Queensbury, catch basin repairs on west Carol and Hartzell and road trucks are scheduled for service. On a motion by Wallace up to $4,000 to Morrow`s service to undercoat the road trucks and fire trucks, using American Rescue Monies, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors included Janet Moser reporting about the Historical Society soup supper to be held November 4th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at Salem Community Church at 14113 Beechwood Avenue.

                Bills were then paid totaling $32,972.50 after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers. With no old business new business included a motion by Boyce to accept the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor, second by Rodgers, motion carried. Also, a motion by Boyce to designate the Huntington Bank as the depository for the Washington Township Funds for the period from 12/30/2023 and ending on 12/29/2028, second by Wallace, motion carried.  With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 6:55pm. The next regular meeting will be held on November 6th 2023 here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held October 2nd, 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

 

Park                       The bee problem in pavilion #1 is fixed and mowing and doing maintenance around park.

 

Zoning                  Working on 3 complaints, issued 1 permit and a BZA hearing on October 24th for a variance. Boyce made a motion to file a trash and car complaint and order to clean up to the residents at 3116 Ridgehill, second by Wallace, motion carried.

 

Fire                        28 runs in September 5 runs in October with 382 runs YTD. A motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce for $586.50 to Vasu communications to reprogram 17 radios was approved. The fire dept.is helping with the first grade at Washington School on October 6th and at the high school on the same day for Community Day. Also, the state burn ban is in effect for October and November from 6am to 6 pm daily. Runs included:   1 structure fire, 14 medical assist, 4 motor vehicle accidents with injuries, 1 spill, 2 public assists, 2 cancelled in route and 3 unintentional calls.

 

Road                      Trimmed trees on Oswalt and Cenfield, installed pipe on Oswalt, sign work on Rummell and steam cleaned the backhoe and loader. $1,000 to Scotts to service the 2 road trucks was approved after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers.

 

                Comments from visitors included Janet Moser from the Historical Society reporting the annual soup supper will be November 4th from 4-7 pm at The Salem Community Church on Beechwood Ave.

                Bills were then paid totaling $30,181.20 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace. Old business was the Fiscal Officer passing out the new Township Credit Cards to the different departments.

                With no new business the meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm with the next regular meeting to be held October 16 at 6:30 pm here at the Township Hall.

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held September 18th, 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Boyce, roll was called with Trustees Boyce and Rodgers present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved.

                Marlington School superintendent Dan Swisher gave a short presentation on repairs to the school buildings this summer and plans for the future of the district.

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  1 permit issued and working on several complaints

 

Fire                        16 runs in September with 365 runs YTD. Boyce then made a motion to approve $500 each to Hunter Cobb and Will Kinser for an extradition class they attended, second by Rodgers, motion carried. Tanker 3 has been repaired and back in service.

 

Road                      Repaired 2 driveways on Ridgehill, did sign work and purchased 70 ton of asphalt to pave a small section of Parks with the help of Nimishillen Township Road Department.

                Comments from visitors included Jerry Haynam from the Washington Ruritan Club inviting the Trustees and Fire Dept to the next Ruritan meeting in October.

                Bills were then paid totaling $140,042.88 after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:15pm, the next regular meeting to be held October 18th 2023 at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held September 5th, 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

 

Park                       Mowing grass, discussed a bee problem in pavilion 1 and working on the men`s restroom

 

Zoning                  No report

 

Fire                        28 runs in August, 5 runs in September with 354 runs YTD, August runs included 14 medical, 6 accidents, 2 spills, 1 electrical, 1 water in basement, 3 cancelled in route and 4 false alarms.

 

Road                      2nd road side mowing is complete, cleaned out culverts plugged with grass, repairs to mowing tractor, cleaned up downed tree on Parks and fixed a washout on Fox.

                With no comments from visitors, bills were paid totaling $23,936.71 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

                Old business was a discussion about the new sign, someone will be contacted about painting the wood.

                With no new business the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm with the next regular meeting to be held September 18th 2023 at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held August 21st, 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Boyce, 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 land split and Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a variance hearing August 22nd at 6:30pm

 

Fire                        14 runs in August with 335 runs YTD. Pump testing is done on the trucks.

 

Road                      Speed limit signs installed in Anderson Ave, speed limit is now 40 miles per hour between Rt 153 and Georgetown. The summer road paving program is complete and the 2nd road side mowing is in progress. New mower blades installed on one mowing tractor.

                With no comments from visitors’ bills were paid totaling $10,026.51 after a motion to approve by Boyce and second by Wallace.

                With no old business new business included a motion by Boyce to donate $300 to the Wade Main Memorial Golf Outing to be held Sept 10th , second by Rodgers, motion carried. President Boyce then reminded everyone the next regular meeting will be held Tuesday September 5th,2023 at 6:30 pm because of the holiday on Monday. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 6:45 pm.

 

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held August 7th 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

 

Park                       Rentals going good, new paper towel holder in restroom. The park board purchased a pull behind sprayer for weeds or fertilizer. A change in pavilion rentals will start with the new year, no rentals will be carried over from year to year. Rentals will start on January 2nd by calling the Township office or stopping in. A letter will be sent to customers in November explaining the new policy, this was approved after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers.

 

Zoning                  3 permits issued, 1 variance that the Board of Zoning Appeals will hear on August 22nd. Also working on 3 complaints.

 

Fire                        41 runs in July, 6 runs in August for 327 YTD. Runs included 2 structure fires, 2 grass fires, 23 medical, 2 spills, 2 accidents, 2 public service, 2 open burns, 2 cancelled in route, 1 controlled burn and 3 false alarms. $485 was approved for 2 truck pump tests after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers.

 

Road                      2nd road side mowing started and cut trees on Cenfield. Parts for the mowers totaling $1014.00 from the Dexter co. was approved after a motion by Rodgers and second by Wallace was approved. Speed limit signs will be installed on Anderson Ave. between

route 153 and Georgetown Rd. the limit will be 40 miles per hour.

                With no comments from visitors, bills were paid totaling$32,368.30 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

                Old business showed a motion by Boyce approving the 2024 alternative tax budget sent to the County Auditor, second by Rodgers, motion carried. With no new business the meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm with the next regular meeting to be held August 21st 2023 at 6:30pm.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Washington Township Trustees held July 17, 2023 here at the Township Administration Building.

 The meeting was called to order by President Boyce, roll was called with all trustees present.  The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved.  There were no Communications to read.  Employee reports included:

Park                              No Report

Zoning                          Working on several requests for Permits and removing signs from utility poles

Fire                               24 runs so for in July, 304 YTD.  The department took part in group training at BW Research. Did standby at the Chicken/Biscuit dinner.  The Marcs radios need updated, Boyce made a motion to pay Motorola $2,020.00 to update the radios, seconded by Wallace, motion carried. On another motion by Rodgers, seconded by Wallace, the township will pay Staley $350 to program 10 radios.   Motion carried.  Rodgers then made a motion, seconded by Boyce to hire Dan Schneider Construction to replace the roof on the Fire Department not to exceed $20,000.00; to be paid with American Rescue Funds. Motion carried.

Road                                 Crack sealing on Salem Church, Mahoning and Anderson.

                                           New Speed Limit sign on East Carroll

Paving may start this week or next.

More crack seal is needed. On a motion by Boyce, seconded by Rodgers the township will purchase more crack seal from DJL up to $2000.00. Motion carried.    On a motion by Boyce and seconded by Wallace the township will also pay the City of Alliance to sweep the Washington Hills community, not to exceed $300.  Motion carried. The department hopes to start the second round of roadside mowing in August.

With no comments from visitors, Boyce then made a motion to pay bills in the amount of $12,536.56, seconded by Rodgers. Motion carried.  

Wallace then made a motion to hold a Work Session on August 3, 2023 at 6:30 PM to discuss the alternate budget; seconded by Boyce. Motion carried. 

With no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:50 PM.  The next regular meeting will be held August 7, 2023 at 6:30 PM here at the Township Hall.   

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held July 3rd, here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Boyce, 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                       Pressured washed pavilions 2 and 3, patched roof on pavilion 1 and the friends of the park cruse in and chicken and biscuit dinner will be held July15th starting at 4:30pm

 

Zoning                  A reminder from the zoning inspector that signs cannot be posted on utility poles and will be taken down when posted illegally.                       

 

Fire                        37 runs in June,3 in July with 283 runs YTD.                         

 

Road                      Maintenance on mowing tractors, burned some brush, sign work on Bayton and the County Engineers Office dropped off 4 road barricades and 20 new traffic cones. The crack sealer is here.

                After a question from a visitor, it was reported the new lower electric rate from Energy Harbor will go into effect on September 1st ,2023. Bills were then paid totaling $22,893.77 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

                Old business included a report the floors in the Township Hall and Fire Station will be stripped and waxed starting August 14th.  On a motion by Boyce $7500 was approved to replace the siding on the back of the Township Hall that was damaged by the storms we had on April 1st 2023, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                New business showed a resolution by Boyce to get a commercial credit card for Township use thru Huntington Bank, second by Wallace, motion carried. Also, a motion by Wallace for changes to be made to the Township credit card policy, 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 July 17th 2023 at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held June 19th 2023 here at The Township Administration Building,

 

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

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  Working on a couple of items

 

Fire                        22 runs in June with 265 runs YTD. $465.00 was approved to MES for fittings for the trucks after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace. The dept will take 3 trucks on June 29th to portage lakes for the Akron Children`s burn camp fire truck day.

 

Road                      First road side mowing is complete, calling to purchase crack seal and the road closure on Beechwood was discussed.

 

                With no comments from visitors; bills were paid totaling $10,849.24 on a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

                Old business showed a motion by Boyce to accept the electric aggregation for the township from IGS energy that will lower our electric bills starting on September 1st 2023, second by Wallace, motion carried.

                New business included a motion by Wallace to hold a trustee work session on June 28th at 6:30pm to discuss the Township Credit card policy, second by Boyce, motion carried. A motion by Boyce to hold a work session with the fire department to discuss the fire truck on June 28th at 7;00 pm, second by Wallace, motion carried. A motion by Wallace for J&D Cleaners to strip and wax the floors in the Township Hall and the meeting room in the Fire Station for approx. $1,100 was approved after a second by Boyce. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 6:50 pm with the next regular meeting to be held July 3rd, 2023 at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held June 5th, 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Boyce, 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 going well, purchased softener salt and spraying for weeds.

 

Zoning                  3 permits issued 2 house and 1 garage

 

Fire                        44 runs in May 3 in June for 246 runs YTD. Runs included 1 grass fire, 25 medical 1 accident, 8 accident with injury, 1 electrical, 2 public service, 2 cancelled in route, 1 false alarm and 3 alarm activation by mistake. The dept will hold the Wade Main Memorial Golf Outing on September 10 2023 at Pleasant View Golf Course.

 

Road                      Repaired 3 catch basins on Bayton and the 1st road side mowing has started, 11 roads have been completed.

               

                Comments from visitors included George Kolar on west Bayton talking about his lake filling in and saying it was a farmer’s fault for putting drain tile in his field and it is draining towards Kolar’s property. He stated no one he has contacted will help him so he might buy some bags of sakrete and fill in the ends of the drain tile coming towards his property. Also, a property owner on Cenfield asking about noise in his neighborhood.  Bills were then paid totaling $23,697.89 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

                Old business was a report by the Fiscal Officer that the 2021- 2022 Township audit is complete with no findings or problems.

                New business was a request to get pricing for pest control at the Township Buildings and a quote from J&D Cleaning to get the floors striped and waxed in the Township Hall.  Also, a motion by Boyce to contract with WK Custom Signs for new Township sign at the price of $2500.00, second by Rodgers, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:20pm with the next regular meeting to be held June 19th 2023 at 6:30 pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held May 15th, 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Boyce, 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 several items

 

Fire                        19 runs in May with 218 runs YTD. Boyce then made a motion to pay Staley`s $485 to change radios in truck1, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

Road                      Repaired a catch basin on Charles, repaired a storm sewer on West carol, cleaned up a brush pile at Township Hall and put stone down in parking lot behind Fire Station. Rodgers then made a motion to approve the Shelly Co. for all asphalt products and the summer road paving program and East Fairfield stone for limestone and stone used this year, second by Boyce, motion carried.

 

                Comments from visitors included a discussion about ambulance service billing in the Township. Janet Moser from the Historical Society reminding residents about the Memorial service on May 28th at 2pm, the flag burning service on June 14th, flags can be dropped off anytime at the Township Hall before the flag burning and the 1st annual car and tractor show and ice cream social on June 10th from noon till 4 at the Beechwood Playground.

                Bills were then paid totaling $10,361.28 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace. New business was a motion by Wallace to continue our participation in the Stark County Community Development Block Grant Program, second by Rodgers, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:10pm with the next regular meeting to be held June 5th 2023 here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held May 1st 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by Vice President Wallace, roll was called with Trustees Rodgers and Wallace present, President Boyce was excused. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved.  Employee reports included

 

Park                       Park is fully opened for the summer and pavilion rentals have started.

 

Zoning                  1 land split and 2 permits issued.

 

Fire                        55 runs in April with 200 runs YTD. Runs included 1 structure fire, 1 outside fire, 27 medical, 5 wires down 11 accidents, 2 public service, 2 unauthorized burning, 1 wrong location, 3 malfunctions and 2 fire alarm malfunctions.

 

Road                      Hand patching on Bowman, Bayton, Cenfield, Parks and Hedgewood. The annual spring cleanup included 4 dumpsters of trash and 1 and 1/2 dumpsters of tires. The summer road paving program was also discussed.

                                Comments from visitors included Janet Moser from the Historical Society reporting about the 1st annual car and tractor show and ice cream social at the Beechwood Playground on June 10th from noon until 4 pm and the Memorial Day service on May 28th at 2:00pm at the memorial in front of the Township Hall.  A flag burning ceremony will take place on June 14th, flags can be dropped of at the Township Hall any time until the day of the flag burning.

                Bills were then paid totaling $56,018.64 on a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers, 

                Bids for the summer road and paving program were then opened and read, on a motion by Wallace.  Any action was tabled and bids given to Paul Mohr to study, second by Rodgers, Motion carried.  With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:10pm with the next regular meeting to be held May 15th 2023 at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held April 17th, 2023 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

 The meeting was called to order by President Boyce,roll was called with all trustees present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved.  Employee reports included, Mark Bonifas then reported on the progress Samsung has made on the proposed solar farm in the Township. They are doing the studies needed to apply for the permits, about 80% complete and then they will have another public meeting later this year and apply to the State if everything is complete, if all goes as planned everything will be complete by the end of 2024.

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  1 permit issued and on a motion my Boyce the Trustees accepted the resignation letter from Chuck Kesterke from the zoning board second by Wallace, motion carried.

 

Fire                        45 runs in April with 189 runs YTD. A thank you to those attending the breakfast yesterday. A motion by Boyce to purchase a co detector from MES for $815.00 was approved after a second by Rodgers, also a motion by Wallace to purchase a gas leak detector from Turteck Tools for $221.60, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

Road                      Cleaned up downed trees, city sewer jet on Carol, ditching on Frederick, Churchill, Lynhaven, Kenmore and west end of Cenfield. Several items were purchased from Municipal Signs 0n a motion by Rodgers 8 type3 road barricades, 40 empty sand bags and 1 roll of barricade tape total cost of $2626.00 to be split by Road Dept and Fife Dept, second by Wallace, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors included Janet Moser from the Historical Society reporting they will hold a car show and food at Beechwood Playground on June 10th also the Memorial Service will be on May 28th,2023.

                With no other comments bills were then paid totaling $14,062.37 after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers.

                Old business was a motion by Boyce to renew the rates for the pavilions at the park, rates are front pavilion $85.00 with kitchen $110.00, pavilion #2 $55.00 and pavilion #3 45.00 all prices per day. Second by Wallace motion carried. A reminder the annual Spring cleanup will be Friday April 28th from noon till 5pm and Saturday April 29 from 8am until noon, tires off the rims will be accepted a total of 10 tires per family only.  With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:05 pm with the next regular meeting to be held May1st 2023 here at the Township Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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