RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

 

The minutes of the meeting held May 18, 2017.

 

PRESENT WERE TRUSTEES JOSEPH RABATIN, DANIEL HODGE, AND BLAKE MEIER; AND FISCAL OFFICER VALORIE LEWIS

 

Also present were:

              Dave Compston                                                                 Steve Ice

              Leah Ice                                                                                 Les Durstine

              Jim Zimmerman                                                                 Mark Wilkerson

             

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Daniel Hodge at 7:05 pm.

 

A motion to approve the May 4, 2017 minutes was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

 

Mr. Steve Ice introduced himself with SLC Enterprises, LLC.  Mr. Ice further informed the Board he was purchasing the PAWS building and the trailer lot behind it, and that he would be tying into the sewer line that will be coming out to the High School.  The business is going to start Bear Cave Drive Thru and asked the Board for their support on the project.  After discussion a motion to not request a hearing on the Bear Cave Drive Thru liquor control permit and accept as is was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin it was seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

 

The Fiscal Officer presented the updated resolution 01-2010 regarding indigent burial costs.

 

The Fiscal Officer presented the questionnaire from Ms. Keely Zimrock for the Auditors cover page on the Township.

 

The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the Historical Society land lease information.

 

A motion to pass resolution 09-2017 to amend appropriations within the General Fund as follows was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge.

 

Fund:     GENERAL FUND

 

1000-760-740-0000                    $500.00             1000-410-599-0000      $500.00

              Machinery, Equipment & Furniture                    Other-Other Expenses

              To cover indigent burial costs.

 

It was seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin.

 

 

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A roll call vote was taken:

              Daniel Hodge             YES

              Joseph Rabatin          YES

              Blake Meier                   YES

 

A motion to approve receipts totaling $23,424.20 warrants 8423 – 8442 totaling $15,885.05 and financial reports as submitted was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

 

Chief Les Durstine and Captain Jim Zimmerman presented the Fire Department report.  Captain Zimmerman informed the Board that he has been released for unrestricted duty as of May 17th.

 

Captain Zimmerman informed the Board that the Station started having water problems again at the drinking fountain and the kitchen sink.  Captain Zimmerman further informed the Board that he had contacted Mr. Rick Day and he feels it is in the reverse osmosis for the softener.  All other water at the Station is good but the drinking water.  Mr. Day suggested having Frontz come in to repair or replace the reverse osmosis system.  After discussion Captain Zimmerman was instructed to get pricing for bottled water and repair or replacing the current osmosis system.

 

Captain Zimmerman informed the Board that 105 was going in Monday for the warranty paint job and will be out one to two weeks.  Captain Zimmerman further informed the Board he had contacted Wooster Township about the situation in case multiple squads were needed.

 

Captain Zimmerman informed the Board that he had checked into getting a metered nozzle for the bulk diesel tank at the Garage and that Cramer Oil had one and would switch it out for the current non metered nozzle.  Captain Zimmerman informed the Board that it would be more convenient for he and Mr. Compston to fill the fire trucks there rather than drive to Bell Stores as long as they kept track of what fuel is going into what trucks so the Fiscal Officer can allocate accordingly.  After further discussion the Board approved to switch the nozzles.

 

Captain Zimmerman presented the Board with a quote from Fire Safety Services for 34L Quad calibration gas for $220.00.  A motion to approve the purchase of the Quad Calibration gas for $220.00 was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

 

Captain Zimmerman informed the Board that all of the outside LED light fixtures had been installed.  Captain asked they Board if they wanted to proceed to phase 2 and replace the fixtures and lights in the inside bay with LED.  Captain Zimmerman informed the Board he would need 19 fixtures at $35.50 for a total of $674.50, and 96

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LEDD bulbs at $11.00 each for a total of $1,056.00.  A motion to approve the purchase of new fixtures and LED Bulbs not to exceed $2,000.00 was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.

 

Captain Zimmerman informed the Board that BWC has a grant for purchasing power load systems for the cots on the squad.  Captain Zimmerman further informed the Board that BWC will pay up to $40,000.00 for a power load and a cot, and that BWC would pay 75% of the $40,000.00.  Captain Zimmerman informed the Board that after purchase and installation it could cost the Township up to $12,725.00 in matching funds.  A motion to apply for the BWC grant was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.

 

Captain Zimmerman presented a quote for the balance of the MARCS radio the Department needs for all the members and trucks since we did not receive the grant applied for this need.  After discussion a motion to purchase the MARCS radios not to exceed $48,500.00 with half of the funds coming from the Fire District and half from the EMS Fund was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

 

Chief Les Durstine informed the Board that he spoke with Roger at the State Fire Marshall Office regarding inspecting the burned house on the corner of Ely and Apple Creek Road.  Chief Durstine informed the Board that Roger said it would be quicker if we contacted the Board of Health and the Building Department to do the inspection.  If it is done through the State Fire Marshall they would need to get permission to go inside the building and take pictures then they would have to follow up with hearings.  After discussion Mr. Rabatin stated he would do some homework and try to find a way to contact the owner of the property to see what his plans were.

 

Mr. Dave Compston presented the Road and Bridge and Buildings and Grounds report.  Mr. Compston informed the Board Mr. Geiser has been off this week so he could do his planting.  Mr. Compston informed the Board that he had two ditch enclosure to do and a pipe under Bechtel between Canal and Eby Road to replace.

 

Mr. Compston informed the Board that they had started mowing the ditches and were about half way done.

 

Mr. Compston requested to start working four 10 hour days once school was out.  It was approved.

 

Mr. Compston informed the Board that he was trying to get with Phil at Melway Paving to drive the roads to get a quote for chip and seal.

 

 

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Mr. Compston informed the Board that the Station parking lot needs redone and requested to get quotes.  It was approved.

 

A motion to pass Resolution 10-2017 as follows was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin.

 

WHEREAS, the Board of East Union Township wishes to return to one regular meeting a Month on the First Thursday at 7:00 pm at the East Union Township Fire Station until further notice.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

That the Board of East Union Township hereby declares beginning in June 2017 it will return to one regular meeting a Month on the First Thursday at 7:00 pm at the East Union Township Fire Station until further notice. 

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED

That the Board approves to sign all regular utility bills and the credit card bill payments when they sign payroll checks around the third week of each Month.

 

It was seconded by Mr. Blake Meier.

 

A roll call vote was taken:

              Joseph Rabatin          YES

              Blake Meier                   YES

              Daniel Hodge             YES

 

Mr. Dave Compston informed the Board that the Department has four new Fire Fighter 2 classification members that recently passed their test.  The Board congratulated them and thanked them for their time.

 

Mr. Blake Meier informed the Board that the Kinder Morgan sign was installed up at the ballfield.  Mr. Meier further informed the Board that Troyer Signs had finished the park rules signs.  Mr. Meier stated that the Park Planning Committee was looking for people interested in participating on the Committee.  Mr. Meier stated that Mr. Saurer was working his way up the ladder in regard to the lad swap with ATI.

 

Mr. Rabatin informed the Board that JEDD II had a meeting this past Monday at 10 am for the ground breaking but he was not informed of it so was not there.  Mr. Rabatin further informed the Board that income tax collection will start July 1, 2017.

 

Mr. Rabatin stated he had looked at the trees along the Cemetery on Carr Road and stated the resident would take the wood if we remove the branches and take the trees down.  After discussion Mr. Compston was instructed to get two quotes for removing the trees along the Cemetery fence.

 

 

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Mr. Rabatin stated that the light outside the door at the Garage was making a lot of noise.  After discussion a motion to change the lights on the outside of the Garage to LED lights was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.

 

Captain Zimmerman informed the Board that Representative Scott Wigham pushed a bill through the house that would give the Wayne County Fire Academy and Training Facility $500,000.00, it has already passed in the House and he is requesting people to contact our local Senators to vote yes.  The Trustees said they would contact our local Senators.

 

The next regular meeting will be Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Fire Station.

 

A motion to adjourn at 9:00 pm was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.