Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held May 4th, 2020 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

 

Park                       Park is open

 

Zoning                  4 permits issued for new buildings and pools in the Township. The zoning board will meet the first Tuesday of June.                    

 

Fire                        24 runs in April with 122 runs YTD. Runs included 18 medical, 2 mva, 2 trees down and 2 lift assists. Rodgers made a motion to purchase paint to finish the fire dept training site for $540.00, second by Wallace, motion carried. Rodgers also made a motion to sell the used fire equipment removed from truck 4 when it was sold for $10,000 to the Strasburg Fire Dept., second by Wallace, motion carried.

 

Road                      Cleaned up trash on Mahoning and Salem Church, sigh work on Cenfield and Herbster, hand patching on Bayton, E. Carol, LaCross and Ridgehill and cleaned a driveway culvert on Anderson.  Bids for the summer road program were then opened and read, the bids were tabled until the road superintendent can look at them and give his recommendation at the next meeting, motion by Boyce, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

With no comments from visitors’ bills were paid totaling $15,744.00 after a motion by Byce abd second by Rodgers.

Old business was a motion by Wallace to accept the amount of $75,000 from Nexus for repairs to the Township roads damaged during the pipeline installation, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

New business was a report that the Township office is now open but the door will be locked and business will be done thru the window to comply with social distancing. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:30pm with the next regular meeting to be held May 18th 2020 at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held April 20th, 2020 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

 

Park                       No report

 

Zoning                  1 permit issued and working on several items around the township including with the bank about the property at 4521 Union Ave.

 

Fire                        13 runs in April with 107 runs YTD. Runs included 10 medical, 2 trees down and 1 lift assist. The Winona fire dept. picked up truck 4.

 

Road                      Repaired a stop sign at Bayton and Easton, cleaned up the yard and mowed around the buildings, helped the fire dept move junk vehicles to train on, Reilly Sweeping has completed the township road sweeping and our new snow plow will be here soon.

 

                With no comments from visitors, bills were paid totaling $7,504.77 on a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers.

                Old business was a motion by Wallace to renew our membership with The Stark County Township Assoc., 4 members at $60 each and 2 associate members at $15 each total $270.00, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                New business was a motion by Boyce to accept the new Amended Official Certificate of Estimated Resources from the county Budget Commission of $1566,202.92, second by Wallace, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:25pm with the next regular meeting to be held May 4th 2020 here at The Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held April 6th, 2020 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

 

Park                       The park will remain closed through at least May 1st. after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace it was approved to purchase 85 yards of ball field sand from Game Time for $1700.00 and mulch from Alliance Wood and Mulch for $200.00.

 

Zoning                  2 permits issued and the property at 4531 Union Ave. was discussed in length.

 

Fire                        30 runs in March with 94 runs YTD runs included 22 medical, 1 mva, 3 mutual aid, 1 tree down and 3 fires. The 1999 rescue truck #4 was sold to the Winona Fide Dept. for $17,500 after a motion to approve by Wallace and second by Boyce. It was discussed by chief Wilson that some of the equipment in the truck was not needed so it was removed and will be used or sold separately. The dep.t is working on the new trailer and the Polaris can be hauled if needed.  The training site behind the station is almost complete.

               

Road                      Installed culvert pipe on Parks, replaced a sign on Bayton, fix stop sign on Queensbury and removed part of fence at recycle site and moved the aluminum can trailer.

 

                It was announced that the 200th Anniversary planning meeting for this month has been cancelled and ODNR will not be picking up animals out of the freezer monthly until further notice. Bills were then paid totaling $23,390.63 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.  The vote was Boyce yes Wallace yes and Rodgers abstained from voting.

                Old business was a motion by Boyce to renew an incident module from ESO for $123.60, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                New business was a motion by Boyce to advertise for the summer road material and paving program, bids to be in by May 4th at 12 noon and will be opened at 7:00pm the same day, second by Rodgers, motion carried. President Boyce then made a motion for the Road Dept and Township Secretary to work from home and be on call as needed as of March 24th 2020, second by Wallace, motion carried. Boyce also announced the Trustees met with NEXUS and agreed on a price of $75,000 to repair Township roads damaged by the pipeline installation, no money has been received as of yet. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:40pm, the next regular meeting will be held April 20, 2020 at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held March 16th 2020 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

 

                Park                       Park is open but restrooms remain closed.

 

                Zoning                  1 permit issued and the April Zoning Board will not meet in April

 

                Fire                        13 runs in March with 72 runs YTD. Runs included 10 medical, 1 mva, 1 mutual aid and 1 tree down. Bids for the trailer were opened with Brandon Robson the highest bidder, on a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace the bid was approved. 4 sets of turnout gear were approved for a total of $12,510.00 after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers. A purchase order to Scott`s Repair for $5,000 for annual inspection and repairs to 5 vehicles was approved after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers.

 

                Road                      Trees removed on Mahoning, hand patching on Fox, Parks, Severance, Bayton, Hedgewood, Cenfield and Hickorycrest. Hauled limestone and Reilly Sweeping will start on April 15th. An agreement will be sent to the Stark County Engineer for road salt for 2020- 2021 and 2021-2022 at 340 tons per year, motion by Boyce, second by Wallace, motion carried.

                With no comments from visitors’ bills were paid totaling $29,992.55 after a motion and second by Boyce and Rodgers.

                Old business showed a motion by Boyce to renew our co-op purchasing with the State of Ohio for $100.00, second by Wallace, motion carried. The following people were appointed to the record retention board, Kim Knam, Merrit Boyce and Jimmy Jones, motion to do so by Rodgers and Wallace.

                New business included a motion by Boyce to approve Dave Socotch to the Board of Zoning Appeals, second by Wallace, motion carried. The annual spring cleanup will be changed from April 24th, and 25th to June 26th and 27th. because of the virus in the country, motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers. The fire dept. received a grant from Ohio Workers Comp for new equipment, the States share is $38,564.25 and the dept. share is $12,854.75 for a total of $51,419.00 motion to approve by Wallace, second by Rodgers, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:40pm with the next regular meeting to be held April 6th 2020 here at the Township Hall. There will be a work session with a Nexus pipeline on Wednesday March 19th at 6:30pm.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held March 2nd 2020 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

 

                Park                       The park board is going to purchase new benches for ball field #1. Cleaning up around the park.

 

                Zoning                  2 permits issued. Checking on several items

 

                Fire                        27 runs in February with 59 runs YTD. Runs included:  13 medical, 5 mva, 1 fire alarm, 1 odor investigation, 2 wires down, 2 medical alarms, 1 mutual aid and 2 DOA. Thanks to everyone for helping at the breakfast approximately 520 were served. The dept. is trying to sell truck 4 and a trailer.  The department received a workers’ comp grant for approximately $52,000.00 for equipment.                          

 

                Road                      Snow and ice control, ditching on Cenfield and Kenmore, ordered 75 tons of road salt, replaced culvert on Winona and received a bid from Reilly sweeping for sweeping some of the township roads.

 

                Comments from visitors was a report that the no vote signs for Stark Parks were stolen over the weekend anyone wanting to file a report should call the Sheriff. House number signs can be purchased for $10.00 from the Ruritan club call the Township office for the phone number to order these reflective signs. The Township will be 200 years old next year and the historical society will hold a planning meeting on April 14th at 6:30 pm all are welcome to attend.

 

Bills were then paid totaling $24,324.32 on a motion and second by Boyce and Wallace. Old business showed several items including a motion by Boyce the amend the estimated resources from the county budget commission at $1,505,512.68, second by Rodgers, motion carried. A renewal for ambulance service by Stark Summit for $1,780.00 for the year was approved after a motion by Wallace and second by Rodgers.

 

New business included a motion by Rodgers to pay Careworks $397.00 to join the group rating to save money on our workers comp. second by Boyce, motion carried. And a motion to send 1 person to the Stark County Regional Planning dinner on March 18th at $28.00 motion by Boyce and second by Wallace. The Trustees will try to hold a meeting with Nexus at 7:30 pm on March 16th. As of today; any mattress, chair, cushion or upholstered item has to be wrapped in plastic to be dropped off at the monthly cleanup and the spring cleanup on April 24th and 25th. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:25pm with the next regular meeting to be held March 16th 2020 here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held February 17th, 2020 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

 

                Park                       No report

 

                Zoning                  1 permit issued. Nuisance letter will be sent to 721 W. Beech, 5823 Union Ave NE and 825 Beech St. after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace was approved.

 

                Fire                        20 runs in February with 52 runs YTD. Runs included 10 medical, 5 mva, 1 fire alarm, 2 wires down, 1 odor investigation, 1 medical alarm and 1 mutual aid. The fireman’s breakfast will be March 1st from 8am till 1 pm. Sealed bids for a 2007 Mustang Trailer 76.5 inches by 12 ft utility trailer tandem axle with brakes on one axle always stored inside will be received until march 16th at 12:00pm and opened at 6:45pm the same day, Trustees have the right to reject all bids. Motion by Wallace, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

                Road                      Snow and ice control, berm work on Bowman, patching on Parks and mixed salt and grit.

                Comments from visitors included Ralph Farmer thanking the fire dept. coming to the house and taking care of his wife during 2 medical emergency calls.  Bills were then paid totaling $7959.02 after a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers.

                Old business included a motion by Boyce to renew our sewage system permit with the Stark County Health Dept. for $40.00, second by Rodgers, motion carried. A motion by Wallace to renew the accident and health insurance for the fire dept with McNeil and company for $1,952.00, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                New business was a request by the trustees for people in the Township to be very careful when shooting guns and target practice, a house was hit by a stray bullet in the last month. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:05pm with the next regular meeting to be held March 2nd 2020 here at the township hall.

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held February 3rd 2020 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

 

                Park                       No problems

 

                Zoning                  1 permit issued and working on several items

 

                Fir e                       31 runs in January and 5 runs in February with 36 runs YTD. Runs included 17 medical, 6 mva, 2 fire alarm, 3 odor investigations, 2 lift assist and 2 trees down. Boyce then made a motion for several items including $68.00 dues to the Stark County Firefighters Association, $35.00 dues to the Stark County Fire Chiefs Association and $14.00 dues to the Ohio State Firefighters association, second by Wallace, motion carried. A motion by Wallace to approve up to $1700.00 to Warren Fire for fit tests for the fireman, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

 

                Road                      Snow and ice control, hand patching on Cenfield, Severance, Bayton and Kenmore, maintenance on the trucks, mixed salt and grit, sign work on Colony and 1 load of road salt received. Rodgers then made a motion for $10,093.78 to Glenhill Road Machinery for a new snow plow for truck 30, second by Wallace, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors included Ray Poynter from Ems Ambulance Service about ambulance service in the Township. Dan Dickerhoof also spoke. Bills were then paid totaling $33,679.33 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

                Old business included a motion by Boyce to approve $484.31 per month to The City of Alliance for dispatching for the Fire Dept., second by Rodgers, motion carried. A motion by Rodgers to set the annual spring cleanup for April 24th and 25th bids will be asked for, second by Boyce, motion carried. A motion by Wallace to change our estimated resources for appropriations to $1,527,638.68, second by Rodgers, motion carried. A motion by Boyce to accept the resignation of Jerry McCallum from the Board of Zoning Appeals, second by Wallace, motion carried. A motion by Wallace for 5 people to attend the Stark County Government Law Seminar on February 29th, second by Boyce, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:15pm with the next regular meeting set for February 17th 2020 here at the Township Hall.

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held January 20th 2020 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

 

                Park                       No report

 

                Zoning                  The Stark County Board of health has filed a notice to clean up to a property owner on Easton St. There will be a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing for a variance on Anderson Ave.

 

                Fire                        23 runs in January with 23 runs YTD. Runs included 12 medical, 5 mva, 2 fire alarm, 2 odor investigations and 2 lift assists.  The radios have been installed in truck #1. The dept has started using the new training center. On a motion by Wallace $9,350.00 to Cascade Trailer was approved after a second by Rodgers.

 

                Road                      Ditching on Salem Church, Hartzell, South Mahoning and Bowman. Ditch work on Cenfield, hand patching on Salem Church, South Mahoning and Cenfield and snow and ice control.

 

                Comments from visitors was Janet Moser thanking those who attended the soup supper put on by the Historical Society.  Bills were paid totaling $14,447.82 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

 

                Old business was a discussion about ambulance service in the township.

 

                New business was a motion to allow blanket certificate #10-2020 for $9,500, motion by Boyce, second by Rodgers, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:05pm with the next regular meeting to be held February 3rd, 2020 here at the Township Hall.

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held January 6th 2020 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

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

 

                Park                       A pole at the park was hit by a pickup truck and replaced and repaired by First Energy, the park is closed for the winter.

 

                Zoning                  There will be a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting held January 20th 2020 at 7:30pm for a variance at 5789 Anderson Ave.  a resolution to send notices to remove cars from the property were sent to property owners at 4210 Union Ave and 1090 Beech street. Motion to do so by Boyce, second by Wallace, motion carried.               

 

                Fire                        5 runs in January, runs included 5 medical calls.  The total runs reported for 2019 were 393. Terry reported the dept. roster as of January 1st at 32.

 

                Road                      Snow and ice control, hauled grit, cleaned up a tree on Mahoning, hand patching on Oswalt and Cenfield, cleaned and serviced the trucks and started ditching on Salem Church and Hartzell.

                Comments from visitors included Debra Gerber asking about an ongoing problem on Easton Street. and Janet Moser from the Historical Society talk about the annual soup supper to be held January 18th from 4:30 to 7pm at the Salem United Methodist Church on Beechwood Ave.

                The Trustees then signed several purchase orders and blanket certificates for the new year.

                Old business was a motion by Boyce to send s bill to Nexus totaling $114,714.00 for damage done to Township roads during the pipe line installation, second by Rodgers, motion carried.  With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:15pm with the next regular meeting to be held January 20th 2020 here at the Township hall.

MINUTES OF THE WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES 2020 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING HELD JANUARY, 6th 2020 HERE AT THE TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.

 

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

                THE CLERK THEN ASKED FOR NOMINATION FOR THE 2020 PRESIDENT. RODGERS NOMINATED BOYCE, WALLACE THEN MADE A MOTION TO CLOSE NOMINATIONS WITH A SECOND BY RODGERS, MOTION CARRIED.THE VOTE FOR B0YCE  BOYCE YES, RODGERS ,YES WALLACE,YES. THE CLERK THEN ASKED FOR NOMINATION FOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR 2020, RODGERS NOMINATED WALLACE. WALLACE THEN MADE A MOTION THAT THE NOMINATIONS BE CLOSED SECOND BY RODGERS MOTION CARRIED. THE VOTE FOR WALLACE WAS BOYCE YES, RODGERS YES, WALLACE YES.

 

                BOYCE THEN BECAME THE PRESIDING OFFICER. SHE 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 WALLACE MOTION CARRIED.

 

BOYCE THEN MADE A MOTION TO APPOINT AND SET THE FOLLOWING RATES OF PAY FOR 2020    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 2019, SECOND BY WALLACE, 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 BOYCE, MOTION CARRIED.

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                A MOTION BY RODGERS TO TOO PAY THE FIRE DEPT. TRAINING OFFICER $15.00 PER HOUR UP TO 4 HOURS PER MONTH UNLESS APPROVED FOR MORE, SECOND BY BOYCE MOTION WAS APPROVED.

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

                HIGHWAY SUPT. PAUL MOHR AT THE RATE OF                                       $21.63 PER HOUR

                FULL TIME ROAD EMPLOYEE SCOTT ZURBRUGG AT THE RATE OF   $18.93 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     

                ADMINISTRATION BUILDING MANAGER    KIM KNAM                          $100.00   PER MONTH

              SECOND BY BOYCE, MOTION CARRIED.

 

                 MOTION BY WALLACE TO PAY PART TIME TOWNSHIP SECRETARY AND DEPUTY ZONING INSPECTOR KIM KNAM`S RATE OF PAY $12.44 PER HOUR PLUS VACATION PRO RATED TO 40 HRS PER YEAR. THE SECRETARY WILL ALSO GET THE SAME PAID HOLIDAYS AS THE FULL TIME EMPLOYEES, ALL BENEFITS ARE PRO RATED. SECOND BY RODGERS MOTION CARRIED. WALLACE THEN MADE A MOTION FOR THE BOND WAS SETTO USE THE “EMPLOYEE DISHONESTY AND FAITHFUL “PERFORMANCE OF DUTY POLICY” THROUGH OTARMA TRUSTEES AND FISCAL OFFICER PAY TO BE PAID PER OHO REVISED CODE 505.24 AND 507.09, SECOND BY RODGERS ,MOTION CARRIED.

 

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

FULL TIME ROAD EMPLOYEES MAY ACCUMULATE A MAXIMUM 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 HOURS].  IN CASE OF EXTENDED SICK LEAVE A PHYSICIAN’S 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. PAUL MOHR WILL CARRYOVER 24 HOURS OF VACATION TIME, SECOND BY WALLACE, MOTION CARRIED

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 MOTION BY RODGERS FOR THE FOLLOWING:

 THE FOLLOWING WERE APPOINTED TO THE ZONING BOARD 

                                MIKE RINALDI                                          2022

                                PAUL WALLACE                                       2020  

                                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                                         2020

                                JERRY MCCALLUM                                   2024

                                DAVE SOCOTCH                                        ALT   

                REAPPOINTED THE PARK BOARD

                                JIM GREINER                                             2021                                                              

                                CARL MALLARD                                        2022

                                JENNY SKOLOSH                                       2020

                                LARRY ZANK                                              2022

                             DAVE SOCOTCH                                          2023

SECOND BY BOYCE, MOTION CARRIED.

 

WALLACE MADE A MOTION FOR THE FOLLOWING. BELOW WERE APPOINTED TO THE FIRE DEPENDENCY BOARD FOR 2020 TERRY WILSON, WADE MAIN, JOE MAIN, MERRIT BOYCE AND JIMMY JONES. T. WILSON WILL SERVE AS CHAIRMAN AND J. JONES AS SECRETARY

                PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2018 ARE

                                GENERA L FUND                                         $ 174,467.11

                                LICENCE TAX                                              $ 39,300.82

                                GAS TAX                                                       $ 230,005.35

                                FIRE LEVY                                                    $ 272,900.61

                             ROAD AND BRIDGE                                   $ 328,550.54

                             ROAD                                                             $239,057.39

                             PERMISSIVE TAX                                        $28,752.26

                                AGENCY FUND                                            $2,000

                                                                TOTAL                                                                               $ 1,315,554.68

SECOND BY RODGERS, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION BY BOYCE, HUNINGTON BANK WAS NAMED AS DEPOSITORY FOR TOWNSHIP FUNDS THRU DECEMBER 29TH 2020.  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 2021, SECOND BY WALLACE MOTION CARRIED.  A MOTION BY WALLACE AND SECOND BY RODGERS TO CLOSE THE MEETING WAS APPROVED

Minutes of the end of year meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held December 28th 2019 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                  End of year report showed permit valuations totaling $1,506,000.00 for the year with $2,572.78 in fees collected

 

                Fire                        25 runs so far in December with 385 runs YTD. Runs included 15 medical, 5 mva, 2 odor investigation, 1 false alarm, 2 co investigation and 1 car lock out.                              

 

                Road                      Yearend Report showed $311,159.34 spent on paving and maintaining roads in 2019.

 

Bills were then paid totaling $33,698.77 on a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce. With no old or new business, the meeting was adjourned by President Rodgers at 8:00am with the next meeting being the 2020 organizational meeting at 6:30pm on January,6th 2020 followed by the 1st regular meeting of the year.

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held December16th 2019 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                  Working on several items including a property on Easton St NE. Learned that any zoning resolutions or changes to the zoning book the township will be charged $50.00 by the County Recorder’s Office to record for the County.

 

                Fire                        21 runs in December with 381 runs YTD. Runs included 11 medical, 4 mva, 2 odor investigations, 1 false alarm, 2 co investigations and 1 locked out of car.  Our old truck #1 has been picked up and paid for by The Old Washington Fire Dept. The purchase of 8 radio batteries was approved for $404.72 on a motion by Boyce and second by Rodgers.

 

                Road                      Snow and ice control, mixed grit, working on lights on 1ton truck and hand patching on Mahoning, Fox, Bayton and Salem Church. 3 men were approved to be part time plow drivers as needed, Kelly Albert, Eric Egli and Hunter Cobb , motion by Wallace and second by Boyce.

                Comments from visitors included Janet Moser reporting the Historical Club will hols its 8th annual soup supper on January 18th from 4 till 7 at The Salem Church. Bills were then paid totaling $5,794.67 on a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce.

                With no old business new business included a motion by Rodgers to approve Temporary appropriations for 2020 totaling $280,000.00 , second by Wallace, motion carried. A motion to approve our property and liability insurance for 2020 with OTARMA for $18,392.00, second by Boyce, motion carried. A motion by Rodgers to donate $50.00 to the fire dept in Rick Weavers name was approved after a second by Boyce. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm with the next meeting being the year end meeting on December 28th at 7:30am and the next regular meeting on January 6th 2020 at 6:30pm.

 

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held November18th 2019 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                       Pavilion 1 winterized

 

                Zoning                  1 permit issued

 

                Fire                        23 runs in November with 338 runs YTD runs included 6 medical, 2 mva, 1 tree down, 4 open burn, 2 mutual aid, 2 investigations, 1 well fair check, 1 tree fire, 1 car fire, 1 lift assist, 1 wires down and 1 false alarm, $3178.50 was approved for Staleys to install 2 new radios in truck 1 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace.

 

                Road                      Third road side mowing almost complete, picked up trash along some roads, snow and ice control, trucks are ready for winter and patched a hole on Anderson caused by farm equipment.

                Comments from visitors was Dan Dickerhoof talking about Ohio House Bill 288. With no other comments, bills were paid totaling $45,194.50 after a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce.

                Old business was a motion by Boyce to continue the health insurance for the road crew with Aultcare for $1702.35 per month, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                New business was a motion by Wallace for $350.00 to send the Fiscal Officer to Columbus Ohio on December 12th 2019 for UAN yearend training, second by Boyce motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm with the next regular meeting to be held December 2nd 2019 at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held November 4th 2019 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                       Fall cleanup, closing restrooms

 

                Zoning                  1 permit issued, working on several items

 

                Fire                        32 runs in October with 315 runs YTD runs included 20 medical, 2 mva, 1 medical alarm drop, 3 trees down, 1 keys locked in car, 1 open burn, 1 broken water main, 1 grass fire, 1 gas leak, 1 mutual aid  engine 1 will be going to Sensible on November 11 to get new equipment installed. Wallace made a motion to add $36.00 to the Howell rescue quote, second by Boyce, motion carried.          

 

                Road                      Third roadside mowing almost complete, truck repair, cleanup limbs after the wind storm and discussed the part time road help for the winter. On a motion by Boyce the part time wage was raised from $12.50 per hour to $15.00 per hour, second by Rodgers, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors included Janet Moser from the Historical Society reporting they will give food to two families for Thanksgiving public donations can be dropped off at the Township Hall until November 20th.  Bills were then paid totaling $13,884.74 on a motion and second by Rodgers and Boyce.

                Old business was a discussion about our road dept health Insurance and a report by Boyce about a problem with weeds on the Dickerhoof property.

                New business was a motion by Wallace to pay our workers comp.  as one lump sum for 2020 in the amount of $3,073.00, second by Rodgers. Rodgers then read a letter from Nexus about the Township roads.  Paul Mohr will call the Stark County Engineers office to set up a meeting to discuss this. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:20pm with the next regular meeting to be held November 18th at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held October 21st 2019 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                       Repairs to the mower and men`s restroom

 

                Zoning                  Working on several items and going to zoning workshop in Jackson Township

 

                Fire                        17 runs in October with 300 runs YTD. Runs included 10 medical, 1 medical alarm drop, 2 trees down, 1 keys locked in car, 1 open burn, 1 broken water main and 1 grass fire. $10,411.00 was approved for Sensible Products Inc, to install new equipment on the new firetruck, motion by Wallace and second by Boyce.

 

                Road                      Driveway work on Daniel, replace speed and curve signs on Bayton the have been stolen and started the third road side mowing. Rodgers made a motion to sell 10 ton of road salt to Marlington Local Schools delivered and dumped at the high school, second by Wallace, motion carried.

                Comments from visitors included Debra Gerber of Easton Street. Bills were then paid totaling $6,539.31 on a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce.

                Old business included looking at our property and liability insurance and Trustee Boyce talking about a letter being sent to The Ohio State Stark County Extension about Marestail growing on a resident’s property asking them to form a committee to determine the best way to get rid of these weeds and to prevent spreading. Motion to send letter by Boyce, second by Wallace, motion carried.

                New business was a motion by Rodgers to accept the amounts and rates as determined by the Stark County Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying then to the County Auditor. Second by Boyce, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm with the next regular meeting to be held November 4th 2019 at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

 

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held October 7th 2019 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                       Repairs to the men’s restroom

 

                Zoning                  1 land split issued and will be going to a zoning inspectors training workshop in Jackson Township

 

                Fire                        32 runs in September and 6 runs in October with 290 runs YTD. All the hose testing is complete and on a motion by Wallace $35,351.00 for a Genesis Jaws of life system for the new truck that includes a $16,500.00 grant from the Timken Company, second by Boyce motion carried. Runs included 19 medical, 3 mva, 3 alarm drop, 5 lift assist and 2 mutual aid.

 

                Road                      Installed 2 driveway culverts on Russett, cleaned up logs laying along Bowman and Mahoning, finished berm work on Bowman and Bud reported that Nexus has begun Patching roads.

                Comments from visitors included Dick Johnson asking about traffic on Beechwood in front of Washington School and Debre Gerber talking about a property on Easton Street, with no other comments, bills were paid totaling $22,467.08 after a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce was approved.

                With no old business new business included a motion by Wallace to Join OTARMA in their “employee dishonesty and faithful performance of duty policy”, second by Rodgers, motion carried. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:25pm with the next regular meeting to be held October 21st at 6:30pm here at the Township Hall.

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held September 16, 2019 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                  Paper products have been purchased and the pavilion rentals are almost done for the season                                                                                                                               

 

                Zoning                  1 permit issued, several items going on around the Township and attended the county zoning inspectors meeting.                       

 

                Fire                        14 runs in Sept. with 265 runs YTD. Runs included 8 medical, 2 mva, 1 fire alarm, 2 lift assist and 1 mutual aid. Working on getting items installed on the new truck and training.         

 

                Road                  Catch basin on Rambo and trucks have been serviced, hauled grit, trimmed trees on Byrd, Schubert, Colony, Frederick and Cenfield. Purchased 1 drum of hydraulic oil from Powers Oil for $460.00 after a motion by Boyce and second by Wallace was approved.

                Comments from visitors included several people speaking including Carolyn Caskey; the first meeting of the fall for the Township Historical Society will be held September 24, 2019.

                Bills were then paid totaling $13,266.41 after a motion by Rodgers and second by Boyce.

                New business included a motion by Boyce to purchase our domain name from Network Solutions for 5 years at the cost of $124.95, second by Wallace , motion carried. Wallace announced the Marlington Community Action Comm. will hold its meeting here on September 30th. The Stark County Jr. Fair Board will have a spaghetti dinner at the fire station on September 28th. With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:25 with the next regular meeting to be held October 7, 2019 here at the Township Hall.

Minutes of the regular meeting of The Washington Township Trustees held September 16, 2019 here at The Township Administration Building.

 

             

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