Minutes of the regular meeting of the Washington Township Trustees held September 6, 2022 her 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             Everything going well. Rentals are winding down.  Dealing with a few messy rentals, mowing and mulching the park grounds.  The port a potty will be picked up the first week of October.  The last rental will be October 8th.

Zoning          Three permits were issued in August.  Answered several inquiries regarding various zoning questions.  Two Nuisance Notices will be sent to 3394 south Union residence.  One for unlicensed vehicles and one for owner maintenance, after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace was approved.

Fire                 35 runs in August with 348 YTD. Runs included 25 Medical, 1 structure fire, 2 EMS incidents, 1 person in distress, 1 public assistance, 1 cover assignment, 2 cancelled enroute, 1 wrong location. Some upcoming FD events, include, the golf outing on 9/11, 9/18 the Louisville Parade, 9/23 Community Day at Marlington and Touch a Truck on 9/24. Scott Koehn resigned from the department citing personal reasons, Engine 2 and utility 6 have been repaired.  The Chief and Asst. Chief will be attending the Stark County Chief’s Meeting on September 15th.  Wallace made a motion to reimburse the $44 to attend said meeting, second by Rodgers.  Motion approved.

Road                 Crack sealing is done on Queensbury. Dealt with a downed tree on Fox.  Have started the second round of mowing this week

Communications included:  a letter sent by the Washington Hills HOA thanking the Trustees and Road Department for the crack sealing work and all they do to help maintain the roads.

Comments from visitors included a Washington Hills resident inquiring about what can be done about all the truck/construction traffic going through their allotment. He would possibly like to see some speed tables (removable speed bumps) placed on the roads. Other visitors included: Dan Swisher, Marlington Local’s new Superintendent.  He wanted to introduce himself and is hoping for greater communication between the townships and the various township departments and the school district.  All agreed to give updates about various events and news in the future.  Bills were then paid totaling $30,387.84 on a motion by Rodgers, second by Wallace.

New business included; Wallace reminding the Trustees that the Local Government Distribution Fund’s 5-year term will be up 2023.  With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:20 PM with the next regular meeting to be held Monday, September 19, 2022 at 6:30 PM.

 

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held August 15th 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                  4 permits issued and a notice to mow will be sent to the property owner od 3125 Beechwood Ave after a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce was approved.

 

Fire                        20 runs in August with 324 runs YTD. Runs included 16 medical, 1 person in distress 1 stand by, and 2 cancelled in route. 5 air bottles from MES were purchased for $1050.00 ea after a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce. The Trustees and Fire Dept. will hold a work session on August 23 at 6:30pm to discuss the purchase of a new truck.

 

Road                      The grinding and paving of Cenfield is complete, new loader has arrived, repaired road on Baldwin and patched the crossover at Barhett and Colony, repairs to cut off saw and a new ditching bucket from JCB for $3449.00 was approved after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace. Rodgers also made a motion to purchase 1 skid of creak sealer for $1800, second by Wallace, motion carried.

 

                Comments from visitors included a resident asking about signs posted on wooden power poles, residents are reminded that it is illegal to post signs on the poles. Bills were then paid totaling $98,648.17 after a motion to approve by Rodgers and second by Boyce.

 

                New business was a motion by Wallace to approve the 2023 alternative tax budget prepared by the Fiscal Officer, second by Rodgers, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 6:55pm with the next regular meeting to be held Tuesday September 6, 2023 because of Labor Day being on Monday.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held July 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                       Travis thanked the people that helped at the car show and chicken dinner. Everything else going well.

 

Zoning                  several of the properties site for tall grass have been mowed, 3 permits issued and Wallace made a motion to add the mowing and administration fees to the taxes at 3125 Beechwood Ave, second by Boyce, motion carried.

 

Fire                        31 runs in July with 48282 runs YTD, runs included 9 medical, 3 mva, 2 structure

Fire, 15 medical, 1 spill, 3 wires down,3 mva, 1 odor investigation, 2 public assist 2 runs cancelled and 1 smoke detector malfunction. The Department will be at the carnation pump in and the carnation grand parade. 2 new members of the fire department were approved by the trustees, Nathan A Weisel and Jacqualyne A Wilson motion b y Rodgers and second by Boyce.

 

Road                      Hand patching on Bayton and Oswalt, culvert repairs on Anderson and Rummell, cut limbs at 183 and Bayton and tall weeds at corner of Beechwood and Cenfield and the crack seal machine will be here this week.

 

                Comments from visitors included Tiffany Nicols from Oakhill Manor discussing the new programs at the facility and Tom Schillig asking about speeding on Beech Ave and if the Sheriff could patrol it. With no other comments bills were paid totaling $6,842.16 on a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce.

 

                New business was a resolution by Wallace regarding nuisance letters for tall grass the resolution will say that if the grass is not mowed within 7 days of receiving notice the Township will mow and the mowing fee and an administration fee will be sent to County Auditor to put an assessment on the property taxes, second by Boyce, motion carried. Resolution number 07180322. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:05 pm with the next regular meeting to be held August 1st 2022 hers at the Township

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held July 5th ,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                       The annual car show and chicken and biscuit dinner will be held July 16th starting at 4:30pm at Beechwood Playground.

 

Zoning                  3 permits issued working on a few items

 

Fire                        35 runs in June, 4 runs in July with 257 runs YTD.  Run included; 2 structure fires, 2 vehicle fires, 29 medical 2 mva 1 assist and 3 cancelations.

 

Road                      1st round of roadside mowing complete, repair catch basin on Cenfield and repairs to mowing tractor. Wallace made a motion to purchase up to 2 pallets of crack seal material from DJL Supply at $1,608.75 each, second by Boyce, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors included Carolyn Caskey reporting the Historical Society will sell pop and water at the car show and dinner. With no other comments bills were paid totaling $19,038.90 after a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce.

                Old business included a motion by Wallace to purchase 3 new tables for meeting hall from Staples, up to $1100.00, money will be spent from the American Rescue Plan account second by Boyce, motion carried.

                New business was a motion by Wallace to accept to estimated amount of $162,123.00 from the County Auditor that a renewal road levy will generate for 5 years, second by Boyce, motion carried resolution #07050422. Also, a motion by Wallace to submit the question of a renewal of a tax levy of 1.25 mils at the November 8,2022 general election beginning in tax year 2023.  For road repairs and reconstruction of township roads, the calculated amount the levy will generate is $163,123.00 per year for 5 years. Second by Rodgers, motion carried. Resolution #07050522. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 pm with the next regular meeting to be held July 18th 2022 here at the Township Hall.

 

The minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held June 20th, 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 - Reported that the Bixler trailer on Mahoning has been moved.  Had one question regarding a pool permit that the pool then leaked. The certified letter from 3125 Beechwood was returned, Steve will make arrangements to have that mowed.

Nuisance letters were sent regarding the following addresses:

1870 Eastmoor - Motion by Boyce, Second Wallace, motion carries

4800 Union Ave - Motion Rodgers, Second Wallace, motion carries

5410 Union Ave -  Motion Boyce, Second Rodgers, motion carries

6330 Union Ave - Motion Boyce, second Wallace, motion carries

1686 Winchester - Motion Wallace, Second Rodgers

Fire dept - Wallace moved to pay $150 to dependency board, Rodgers second, motion carries.  Dept. was able to get the 6 bank chargers for half the price they had originally thought, $236. Discussed servicing the 50 KW generator.  The trustees and fire department will have a work night on July 18th, at 7:15 after the scheduled trustee meeting. 235 runs year to date.

Road Dept.- roadside mowing, nothing scheduled yet for this year's paving.

Public Speaks - Tony Wasik 11941 Louisville St.  Stated that Oakhill Manor is expanding their services to include alcohol, drug and sex rehab. Asked if the township had any zoning to regulate this, we do not.  Also asked about their change in license, he was directed to our prosecuting attorney, Debra Dawson.

Carolyn Caskey, Louisville St - Speaking for the Historical Society states that their flag burning ceremony was a success and well attended with a huge amount of flags properly disposed of.

Jerry Haynam - Speaking for the Ruritans stated that they will repaint the township sign.  Trustees to provide the paint and Ruritans to do the painting.

Bills were paid for a total of $9302.21, with a motion from Rodgers and a second from Boyce, motion passes.

Old Business - Wallace moved to approve the spending of $465.99 of the American Rescue Plan money to staples for new chairs, Boyce seconded the motion, motion passed.  

Wallace moved to submit the renewal of the township road levy (1.25 mill) to the Stark County auditor to be certified. Rodgers seconded, motion carried.

New business - Boyce moved to enter into an agreement between Washington Township and Energy Harbor Regarding Electric Aggregation for the next year. Wallace seconded the motion and motion carried.

Wallace moved to enter into Executive Session at 7:09 pm to consider compensation of a public Employee, Rodgers second, motion carries.

Rodgers stated that the trustees were back in regular session at 7:15.

Wallace moved to raise Steve Lacher’s pay as zoning inspector to $20/hour.  This will start for any work done after June 30th. Rodgers seconded and motion carries.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held June 6th, 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                       Water softener has been repaired, mowing and doing repairs.

 

Zoning                  4 permits issued and a notice to mow will be sent to the property owned at 3125 Beechwood Ave after a motion by Wallace and second by Boyce was approved.

 

Fire                        42 runs in May, 4 runs in June for 220 runs YTD. Runs included 1 vehicle fire, 1 rubbish fire, 2 field fires, 31 medical, 2 wires down, 1 service call, 1 cancelled in route, 2 controlled burn, 1 investigation and 4 false alarms. The fire dept will take a truck to the Sebring parade, Minerva Parade and the burn camp, several po`s were approved, they included a motion by Boyce to purchase 2 10 packs of LED flares at $660.00 each, second by Wallace, $300.00 for calibration gas after a motion by Rodgers and second by Wallace, $500 for a Four bank radio charger, motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers and $855 for 3 personal co2 detectors after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

 

Road                      Ditching on Kenmore, catch basin cleanout on Greenbriar, hand patching on Moulin and Bayton, repairs to both mowing tractors and starting mowing on Cenfield, South Mahoning, Bowman, Salem Church and Hartzell.

               

                Comments from visitors include Janet Moser from the Historical Society reporting about the flag burning on June 14th at 6:30pm, used flags can be dropped off at the Township any time. A representative form the Washington Hills HOA asked about repairs to the roads.  Bills were then paid totaling $22,274,42 after a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce was approved.

 

                New business included a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers to have Aid Pest Control service the park and the Administration Building, motion carried and to purchase 4 new chairs from Staples at $110.00 ea. after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:20pm with the next regular meeting to be held June 20th 2022 here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held May 16th, 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 problems, doing maintenance and mowing

 

Zoning                  1 permit issued, the variance at the BZA meeting was approved until July 15th and several other items are being worked on.                    

 

Fire                        27 runs in May with 201 YTD. The department will have the fire trailer for 2nd grade at Washington school on May 23rd, go to the Alliance and Marboro Memorial Day parades and training with Alliance on May 18th and the golf outing will be held on September 11th. Several purchase orders were approved including $2,246.18 to Albright Electric for new lights on fire station, motion by Wallace and second by Boyce. $297 to MES for 3 buckets of foam, motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce and $977.88 to MES for a new item for truck #1, motion by Rodgers and second by Wallace.

 

Road                      Ditching on Bayton and Anderson, new hydraulic hose and filter on mowing tractor, replaced broken window on backhoe, did hand patching on Moulin and Linwood and replaced sign on Frederick. On a motion by Wallace the following was approved for the summer road program Allied for gravel, East Fairfield Stone for limestone and Shelly Co. for summer road paving, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors was Carolyn Caskey from the Historical Society reporting the following; flags will be put on graves this Sunday May 22nd at 1:30pm if anyone wants to help, the Memorial Day service will be May 29th at 2:00 pm at the Memorial by Fire Station and the annual flag burning will be June 14th at 6:30 pm used or torn flags can be left at the Township Administration Building any time before that date.

                Bills were then paid totaling $10,645.49 after a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce was approved. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:10pm with the next regular meeting to be held June 5th at 6:30pm.

 

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.