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.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held April 19, 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                       Working on ball field#3

 

Zoning                  2 permits issued with $110,00 in value. The public is reminded that signs cannot be posted on utility poles and the road right of way in the Township. Wallace then made a motion for notices to be sent for the following violations, no plates on cars at 13855 Easton St NE, 13245 Easton St NE and 3621 Union Ave Minerva and mow grass at 86E Bayton and !090 W Beech, second by Boyce, motion carried.         

 

Fire                        16 runs in April with 123 runs YTD. Runs included 11 medical, 1 mva, 2 grass fires, 1 mutual aid and 1 lift assist. Wallace then made a motion to Warren Fire for $1262.10 for air compressor maintenance, second by Rodgers, motion carried. The fire dept thanked those that came to the drive thru breakfast approx. 300 meals were served.

 

Road                      Ditching on Fox, Rummel and Daniels, repaired a catch basin on Cenfield and cleaned up around the buildings. Wallace then made a motion to 83 Construction for a new salt shed at $33,128.00, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                With no comments from visitors’ bills were then paid totaling $18,247.81 after a motion to approve by Wallace and second by Boyce.

                Old business included a motion by Boyce for $250 for dues to Stark County Regional Planning for 2021, second by Rodgers, motion carried. Rodgers then made a motion for 2 new phones for the road dept at $12.50 per phone per month for 2 years, second by Wallace, motion carried.

                New business showed a motion by Boyce for $2993.00 for the 2019-2020 AUP audit by the State Auditors’ Office, second by Rodgers, motion carried. Boyce then made a resolution #04190921 opposed to the proposed bike trail by Stark Parks in their 2050 plan, second by Wallace, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:15pm with the nest regular meeting to be held May3rd, 2021 here at the Township Hall.

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held April 5th 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 as corrected. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       Park is open for the summer. Doing maintenance items around park.

 

Zoning                  7 permits issued and working on several

 

Fire                        43 runs in March, 4 runs in April with 111 runs YTD. Runs included 25 medical, 2 mva,6 grass fires,2 mutual aid, 1 investigation, 1 bird rescue,1 fire, 2 false alarm and 3 wires down. The annual fireman`s breakfast will be a drive thru this Sunday April 11th from 8am till 1 pm.

 

Road                      Did hand patching on Carol and Bayton, sign work on Electron, Cenfield, Bayton, Colony and new weight limit sign on Herbster, put stone on an alley in Freeburg and in front oh recycle bins, installed driveway pipe on Cenfield, cleaned up down limbs throughout the township and ditching on Cenfield and S. Mahoning. Wallace then made a motion to advertise for material and paving for the summer road program, bids are due May3rd by noon and opened at 7Pm the same day, second by Boyce, motion carried. Boyce then made a motion to DJL Material & Supply for $1,260.50 for crack sealer, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors included Janet Moser of 5522 Beechwood Ave, Bills were then paid totaling $26,252.11 after a motion bt Wallace and second by Rodgers.

                Old business included a motion by Wallace to pay Sedgwick $420.00 to join their workers comp group rating second by Boyce, motion carried, a motion by Boyce for our annual Township Association dues for 2021 totaling $270.00, second by Rodgers, motion carried. The road use permit was discussed. After a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers Kimble Inc was approved for the carried for our annual cleanup on April 30th and May1st.

                New business included the following, a motion by Wallace to ask for a speed study on Anderson between Rt 153 and Georgetown Ave, second by Rodgers, motion carried. A motion by Rodgers for up to $500 to repair the locks on the Township Hall, second by Boyce, motion carried. Boyce made a motion to give the old UAN computer to the Township Zoning Dept., second by Wallace, motion carried.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held March15th, 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                       Park will open for the summer on April 1st

 

Zoning                  4 permits issued with $1,000,000 in value

 

Fire                        20 runs in March with 88 runs YTD. Runs included 9 medical, 2 mva, 3 grass fires, 2 mutual aid, 3 investigations and 1 bird rescue. On a motion by Wallace $6,000 was approved to Scott`s repair for the annual inspection and service on all the fire trucks, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

Road                      Ordered new speed limit signs for Herbster, ditching on Cenfield, Frederick, LynnHaven, Herbster, Kenmore, Churchill and Parks, fixed ceiling in garage and cleaned up a tree on Cenfield.  Summer road bids and the proposed salt shed were discussed.

                With no comments from visitors’ bills were paid totaling $16,858.37 after a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers.

                There was no old or new business, the meeting was then adjourned at 7:00pm with the next regular meeting to be held April 5th 2021 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held March 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                       Park will reopen April 1st             

 

Zoning                  3 permits issued and working on several items. We received a check from Nationwide Insurance to hold in escrow regarding the house fire on Winchester  

 

Fire                        26 runs in February, 4 runs in March with 68 runs YTD. Runs included 19 medical, 3 mva, 1 co investigation, 2 lift assist, 1 dog recovery and 1 missing person. Wallace made a motion for $1,769.00 to the McNeil &Co for accident and health insurance for the fire dept. second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

Road                      Snow and ice control, hand patching on Cenfield, Bowman, Fox, Anderson, Kenmore and Bayton, maintenance on the trucks, ditching on Salem Church and a new salt shed was discussed

                With no comments from visitors, bills were paid totaling $26,979.38 after a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers.

                Old business showed a motion my Wallace to hold the spring cleanup on April 30th from 12 noon till 5 pm and May 1st from 8am until noon, second by Rodgers motion carried. The records retention committee was discussed.

                New business was a discussion about Stark Parks proposed bike trail thru Stark County and the Township in the coming years, the Washington Township Trustees are opposed to this trail. A new road use permit for the Township was tabled until the next meeting so the Trustees can get more information. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:25pm until the next regular meeting on March 15th 2021 at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held February 15th, 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                  Working on a few items

 

Fire                        12 runs in February with 48 runs YTD. Runs included 9 medical, 1 mva, 1 co investigation and 1 lift assist. $4070.00 was approved for new valves on engine #2 from MES and Akron Valve, motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers

 

Road                      Snow and ice control, mixed salt and grit, new blade installed in ditching head

 and the Kenworth truck is up and running.

                With no comments from visitors’, bills were paid totaling $22,315.89 on a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce.

                There was no old or new business so the meeting was adjourned at 6:50pm with the next regular meeting to be held March 2nd 2021, which is a Tuesday instead of Monday, here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held February 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. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       Winter maintenance

 

Zoning                  No permits issued

 

Fire                        37 runs in January, 2 in February with 39 runs YTD. Runs included 37 medical, 3 mva, 2 mutual aid 1 structure fire and 1 service call. A motion by Wallace for $440.00 for the dept. drug license for 2 years was approved after a second by Boyce. Terry reported the new air trailer was used for the first time and everything went well.

 

Road                      Snow and ice control, orders 75 ton of salt, replaced stolen stop signs at Anderson and Salem Church and also Cenfield and Frederick and new garage doors are installed. Boyce then made a motion for a then and now purchase order to pay Magic Garage Door $5,900 to replace the overhead doors on the road garage, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                With no comments from visitors, bills were paid totaling $48,925.69 on a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce.

                Old business was a motion by Wallace to renew our license for our sewer treatment system with the Stark County Health Department, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                New business was a motion by Wallace to change our regular meeting on March 1st to Tuesday March 2nd at 6:30pm, second by Rodgers, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 6:50pm with the next regular meeting to be held February 15th 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held January 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                       No report

 

Zoning                  Working on several items from several phone calls. There will be a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing tonight for a variance.

 

Fire                        18 runs in January with 18 runs YTD runs included 16 medical and 2 mva, Boyce made a motion for $35.00 to Stark County Fire Chiefs Assoc., second by Wallace, motion carried. Terry asked for $1460.00 to purchase 10 radios, 10 mics and 6 antennas from Sunny Communications, motion to approve by Rodgers, second by Boyce, motion carried. The trustees and fire dept will hold a meeting on January 21st at 6:30pm to discuss ambulance service.                   

 

Road                      Snow and ice control, hand patching on Bowman, Kenmore, Hickery Crest and Parks. Repaired a culvert on Mahoning, sign work on Schubert and ditching on Salem Church and Hartzell.

 

               With no comments from visitors, bills were paid totaling $20,767.12 on a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce.

               New business included a motion by Wallace for $65.00 for the Fiscal Officer to attend a virtual meeting of the Ohio Township Assoc. Convention, second by Rodgers, motion carried, Boyce made a motion to donate $50.00 in Marilyn Hoover to the Aultman Alliance Hospice, second by Rodgers, motion carried. Wallace then made a motion for a work session with the Trustees and Fiscal Officer on January 28th 2021 at 6:30pm to discuss the budget and 2 levy renewals, second by Boyce motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:05 pm with the next regular meeting to be held February 1st, 2021 here at the Township Hall.

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held January 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 end of year meeting were read and approved. Communications were also read. Employee reports included

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  No report

 

Fire                        42 runs in December with 402 runs YTD Runs included 31 medical, 4 mva, 1 control burn, 1 wires down, 1 fire alarm,1 car fire, 1 kitchen fire, 1 open burn and 1 odor investigation Terry then asked for $750 to repair the throttle system on truck #5 motion to approve by Rodgers, second by Boyce, motion carried.

 

Road                      Snow and ice control. Wallace made a motion for $1717.50 to the Dexter co. for cutting blade for the snow plows, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

               With no old business new business was a motion by Wallace to pay The Ohio Bureau of Workers Comp. $84.00 for our payroll true up statement, second by Boyce, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm with the next regular meeting to be held January 18th 2021 here at the Township Hall.

 

MINUTES OF THE WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES 2021 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING HELD JANUARY, 4th 2021.

 

MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT BOYCE, ROLL WAS CALL WITH ALL TRUSTEES PRESENT.  

               THE CLERK THEN ASKED FOR NOMINATION FOR THE 2021 PRESIDENT. BOYCE NOMINATED WALLACE, RODGERS THEN MADE A MOTION TO CLOSE NOMINATIONS WITH A SECOND BY BOYCE.MOTION CARRIED.THE VOTE FOR WALLACE.  BOYCE YES, RODGERS,YES WALLACE,YES. THE CLERK THEN ASKED FOR NOMINATION FOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR 2021 WALLACE NOMINATED RODGERS.  BOYCE THEN MADE A MOTION THAT THE NOMINATIONS BE CLOSED SECOND BY WALLACE MOTION CARRIED. THE VOTE EOR RODGERS WAS BOYCE YES.RODGERS YES, WALLACE YES.

 

               WALLACE THEN BECAME THE PRESIDING OFFICER. HE MADE A MOTION THAT THE REGULAR MEETINGS BE HELD THE 1ST AND 3RD MONDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 6:30PM HERE AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, THE MEETING TIME AND DATES ARE ATTACHED AND WILL BE ON THE TOWNSHIP WEB SITE. SECOND BY RODGERS MOTION CARRIED.

 

WALLACE THEN MADE A MOTION TO APPOINT AND SET THE FOLLOWING RATES OF PAY FOR 2021     FIRE CHIEF TERRY WILSON AT THE RATE OF              $520.00 PER MONTH

               ASSIST. FIRE CHIEF WADE MADE AT THE RATE OF     $470.00 PER MONTH

               VOLUNTEER FIREMAN AT THE RATE OF $125.00 PER YEAR IF GO TO AT LEAST 5 PER CENT OF RUNS IN PREVIOUS YEAR OR A NEW MEMBER IN PREVIOUS YEAR.

               VOLUNTEER FIREMAN INCLUDING OFFICERS THE RATE OF $2.25 PER RUN PLUS TRAINING SESSIONS MADE IN 2020, SECOND BY BOYCE, MOTION CARRIED

RODGERS MADE A MOTION TO PAY THE PARK BOARD MEMBERS AT THE RATE OF                      $50.00 PER YEAR

AND ZONING BOARD MEMBERS    $50.00 PER YEAR

SECOND BY WALLACE.   MOTION CARRIED

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               A MOTION BY RODGERS TO PAY THE FIRE DEPT. TRAINING OFFICERS $15.60 PER HOUR UP TO 4 HOURS PER MONTH UNLESS APPROVED FOR MORE, SECOND BY WALLACE MOTION WAS APPROVED.

               RODGERS THEN SET THE RATE OF PAY FOR THE ROAD DEPT.AT

               HIGHWAY SUPT. PAUL MOHR AT THE RATE OF                                       $22.17 PER HOUR

               FULL TIME ROAD EMPLOYEE SCOTT ZURBRUGG AT THE RATE OF   $19.40 PER HOUR

               PART TIME ROAD EMPLOYEES AT THE RATE OF                                     $15.00 PER HOUR.

              ZONING INSPECTOR     ALLEN SWIFT $15.60 PER HOUR AND .54 CENTS PER MILE

               PARK MANAGER        TRAVIS KELLER AT THE RATE OF                        $425.00 PER MONTH  

             SECOND BY WALLACE, MOTION CARRIED.

 

                MOTION BY BOYCE TO PAY PART TIME TOWNSHIP SECRETARY AND DEPUTY ZONING INSPECTOR KIM KNAM RATE OF PAY $12.44 PER HOUR PLUS VACATION PRO RATED TO 60 HRS PER YEAR. THE SECRETARY WILL ALSO GET THE SAME PAID HOLIDAYS AS THE FULL TIME EMPLOYEES, ALL BENEFITS ARE PRO RATED. SECOND BY BOYCE MOTION CARRIED.

BOND WAS SET TO USE THE “EMPLOYEE DISHONESTY AND FAITHFUL PERFORMACE OF DUTY POLICY THROUGH OTARMA.

.TRUSTEES’ AND FISCAL OFFICER PAY TO BE PAID PER OHO REVISED CODE 505.24 AND 507.09.

               EMPLOYEES HEALTH INSURANCE- MAJOR MEDICAL & LIFE PAID BY THE TOWNSHIP FUNDS. TOWNSHIP TO PAY THE ANNUAL DEDUCTABLE.

               A 40 HOUR WORK WEEK EMPLOYEE WILL HAVE 90% OF HEALTH INSURANCE AND MAJOR MEDICAL PAID BY THE TOWNSHIP. EMPLOYEES TO PAY 10% OF HEALTH INSURANCE MAJOR MEDICAL. THE TOWNSHIP WILL PAY THE ANNUAL DEDUCTABLE BECAUSE OF THE HIGH DEDUCTABLE.

               A 30 HOUR WORK WEEK EMPLOYEE WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO PURCHASE HEALTH INSURANCE THRU THE TOWNSHIP AT EMPLOYEE OWN COST. THE TOWNSHIP WILL NOT COVER ANY COST INCLUDING THE DEDUCTABLE.

FULL TIME ROAD EMPLOYEES MAY ACCUMULATE A MAXIMUN OF 150 SICK LEAVE DAYS [1200 HOURS]. THEY ACCUMULATE 4.6 HOURS PER EVERY 80 HOURS WORKED. ON RETIREMENT A TOTAL OF 25% OF UNUSED SICK LEAVE DAYS WILL BE PAID WITH A MAXIMUN OF 37.5 DAYS [300 HO URS].  IN CASE OF EXTENDED SICK LEAVE A PHYSICIANS’ STATEMENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESUME WORK.

               ONE [1] WEEK OF VACATION AFTER ONE [1] YEAR OF SERVICE.

               TWO [2] WEEKS OF VACATION AFTER TWO [2] YEARS OF SERVICE.

               THREE [3] WEEKS OF VACATION AFTER EIGHT [8] YEARS OF SERVICE.

               PAY, TIME AND ONE-HALF AFTER 8 HOURS WORKED PER DAY. ROAD EMPLOYEES TO BE PAID ON A    BI-WEEKLY BASIS WITH THE WORK WEEK TO BEGIN AT 12:01 AM SATURDAY. EMERGENCY WORK WHILE ON VACATION OR PAID HOLIDAY NOT TO EXCEED DOUBLE TIME.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE [10] PAID HOLIDAYS   NEWS YEAR DAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY, PRESIDENTS DAY, MEMORIAL DAY, INDEPENDENCE DAY,LABOR DAY,COLUMBUS DAY,VETERANS DAY,THANKSGIVING DAY AND CHRISTMAS DAY PROVIDING THE EMPLOYEE IS A REGULAR EMPLOYEE WITH AT LEAST SIX [6] MONTHS SERVICE PRIOR TO THE MONTH SUCH HOLIDAY OCCURS. WHEN A FULL TIME EMPLOYEE SERVES ON JURY DUTY, THE TOWNSHIP WILL PAY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT THE COURT PAYS AND THE EMPLOYEES DAILY WAGE. IF POSSIBLE WHEN AN EMPLOYEE KNOWS THAT HE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WORK A SCHEDULED WORKDAY, ONE OF THE TRUSTEES MUST BE NOTIFIED.  AFTER ONE YEAR OF SERVICE ALL VACATION AND BENEFITS WILL BE BASED ON A CALANDER YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1ST. THE ROAD CREW TO HAVE A PHYSICAL WITH DRUG TESTING PER ODOT REGULATIONS AT TOWNSHIP EXPENSE, THE TRUSTEES AND FISCAL OFFICER WILL BE PAID PER OHIO REVISED CODE 505.24 AND 507.09. THE ROAD CREW TO GET ODOT PHYSICALS WITH DRUG TEST PER ODOT REGULATIONS AT TOWNSHIP EXPENSE. SECOND BY RODGERS, MOTION CARRIED

               PAUL MOHR WILL CARRY OVER 8 HOURS OF VACATION TIME.

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MOTION BY WALLACE FOR THE FOLLOWING                                                                                                                                THE FOLLOWING WERE APPOINTED TO THE ZONING BOARD

                               MIKE RINALDI                                         2022

                               PAUL WALLACE                                        2025  

                            ELMER WEBER                                          ALT

                               BRUCE   BOWMAN                                    2023

                               CHUCK KESTERKE                                   2024

                            RAY POYNTER                                          2021              

               THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS APPOINTED

                               MIKE MILLER                                             2022

                               STEVE YARIAN                                           2023

                               PHIL FRANCIS                                            2021

                               JIM HATHERILL                                         2025

                               STEVE LACHER                                          ALT

                               DAVE SOCOTCH                                           2024      

                REAPPOINTED THE PARK BOARD

                               JIM GREINER                                               2021                                                                  

                               DAVE SOCOTCH                                        2023

                               JENNY SKOLOSH                                       2024                                   

                             LARRY ZANK                                            2022

SECOND BY BOYCE, MOTION CARRIED

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RODGERS MADE A MOTION, THE FOLLOWING.BELOW WERE PREVIOUSLY APPOINTED TO THE FIRE DEPENDENCY BOARD FOR 2021 TERRY WILSON, WADE MAIN, JOE MAIN, MERRIT BOYCE AND JIMMY JONES. T. WILSON WILL SERVE AS CHAIRMAN AND J. JONES AS SECRETARY, SECOND BY WALLACE MOTION CARRIED

 

               PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2021 ARE

                               GENERA L FUND                                         $ 188,943.22

                               LICENCE TAX                                              $    50,191.69

                               GAS TAX                                                       $   208,173.47

                               FIRE LEVY                                                    $ 464,438.72

                            ROAD AND BRIDGE                                   $ 450,541.76

                             ROAD                                                            $ 293145.11

                               PERMISSIVE TAX                                        $ 44,834.76

                             HISTORICAL SOCIETY                              $ 2,500.00

                             SPECIAL REVENUE FUND                        $ 22,000.00

                             CARES ACT FUND                                      $ 34,004.08

 

                                                               TOTAL                                                                               $ 1,758,773.81

 

HUNINGTON BANK WAS NAMED AS DEPOSITORY FOR TOWNSHIP FUNDS THRU JANUARY 2ND,2023.  AUTHORIZE TRAVEL EXPENCES, MILLAGE AT THE RATE OF .54 CENTS PER MILE, A FAIR DAILY ALLOWANCE FOR ROOM AND BOARD WHEN ATTENDING THE CONVENTION OF THE OHIO TOWNSHIP ASSOCIATION OR ANY TOWNSHIP BUSINESS THAT REQUIRES TRAVEL AND OVERNITE STAY. BLANKET CERTIFICATES CAN BE ISSUED FOR A MAXIMUM OF $5,000 EACH. TO PAY THE WASHINGTON RURITANS $200 PER MONTH FOR 11 MONTHS TO MAN THE MONTHLY CLEANUP BIN AND $100 PER MONTH FROM THE RECYCLE GRANT TO MAINTAIN THE RECYCLE BINS. PAY THE RATE SET BY THE STARK COUNTY ENGINEERS OFFICE FOR ROAD SALT AND PAY KIMBLE CO. FOR THE DUMPSTER FOR THE MONTHLY CLEANUP.THE DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IS THE RERESENTATIVE FOR ALL ACTION OF BOARD VOTING, BOYCE-RPC, WALLACE—SCOG RODGERS—HEALTH BOARD  

               ALL ACTION TAKEN THIS DAY IS EFFECTIVE UNTILL THE NEXT ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING FOR 2022, SECOND BY WALLACE MOTION CARRIED.  WITH NO OTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED UNTILL THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING --TO BE HELD AFTER THIS MEETING, SECOND BY WALLACE MOTION CARRIED.