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The minutes of the meeting held October 4, 2018.
PRESENT WERE TRUSTEES JOSEPH RABATIN, DANIEL HODGE, AND BLAKE MEIER; AND FISCAL OFFICER VALORIE LEWIS
Also present were:
Dave Compston Jeff Sampsel
Jim Zimmerman Al Haven
Carol Haven Kathleen Taylor
Dale Taylor Jody Rule
Bill Bradish, Palmer Energy Amy Hoffman, Palmer Energy
Rodney Mackey Les Saurer
Jeff Kauffman Patrick Herren, WC Administrator
BJ Rudy Martha Weekly
Mr. Joseph Rabatin called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
A motion to approve the September 6, 2018 regular meeting minutes was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.
Mr. Bill Bradish and Ms. Amy Hoffman with Palmer Energy addressed the public regarding the upcoming proposed Government Electrical Aggregation that will be on the November 6, 2018 ballot. Mr. Bradish explained that Palmer Energy helps to facilitate the electrical aggregation program by pooling together smaller communities to get better electric rates. Mr. Bradish further stated that the ballot issue would just allow the Township to participate in the electric government aggregation program. Ms. Hoffman explained that Palmer Energy work with multiple suppliers to get the best electric rates for residents of the Township. Ms. Hoffman further stated that any resident can “opt out” if they do not want to participate, but everyone eligible will be automatically enrolled unless they return the “opt out” notice within the 21 days allowed to request to “opt out”. They further explained that this is just on the generation portion and that everything will run under AEP’s billing just the supplier will be listed different if a resident chooses to participate. Residents expressed their gratitude for the Township taking this step because it can be very confusing when they try to manage it on their own. Mr. Bradish stated if the measure passes, they would strive to have everything in place by the spring.
Mr. Rodney Mackey introduced himself as a candidate running for Wayne County Commissioner on the November ballot. Mr. Mackey stated he had retired in 2017 from the Seman Corporation and has been on Apple Creek Village Council for the past seven years. Mr. Mackey further stated that he has been the Council President for the past three years and just recently became Mayor due to Mayor Betty Keener’s resignation.
The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the October Grassroots Clipping.
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The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the Star Ohio Annual Report.
The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the OTARMA update.
The Fiscal Officer presented the Board with the Ohio Plan Annual Report.
A motion to approve Resolution 27-2018 to amend appropriation within the Fire District Fund as follows was made by Mr. Blake Meier.
From: Account Number Amount To: Account Number Amount
Fund: FIRE DISTRICT FUND
2111-760-740-0000 $ 6,000.00 2111-220-215-0000 $ 6,000.00
Machinery, Equipment & Furniture Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund
To cover the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund through the end of the year.
It was seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge.
A roll call vote was taken:
Daniel Hodge YES
Joseph Rabatin YES
Blake Meier YES
A motion to approve receipts totaling $55,975.01 warrants 9226 – 9266 totaling $57,787.27 and bank reconciliations and financial reports as submitted was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.
Chief Zimmerman presented the Fire Report. He reported 25 squad runs, 8 fire runs, and 1 mutual aid runs for a total of 170.00 hours plus an additional 24.00 training hours for the month of September 2018.
A motion to approve squad supplies of $786.74 was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.
A motion to approve fire supplies of $1,562.68 was made by Mr. Daniel Hodge and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.
Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that one MARC’S radio was at Staleys for repair and he was not sure what the cost would be for repair.
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Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that 105 has an oil change scheduled.
Chief Zimmerman showed the Board the two Stop The Bleed kits that were donated by JTech and Sons of the American Legion Squadron #147. Chief Zimmerman further informed the Board that the plaques on the front of each kit were donated by PS Trophy.
Chief Zimmerman informed the Board they would be doing Stop The Bleed training at the Southeast Local inservice on October 19th.
Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the alert siren on Milborne Road went off but the alert siren at the Training Center did not.
Chief Zimmerman informed the Board we did not get the AFG grant for the cascade system but the grant writers were going to resubmit. Chief Zimmerman further stated they were also looking at a microgrant for up to $50,000.00. Chief Zimmerman informed the Board that the grant people said to try and get a grant for a sprinkler system would only be looked at if the Station was staffed 24 hours a day so they possibly would try for a grant for more MARC’S radio needs.
Discussion was held regarding the use of the new pickup truck and it was stated to use common sense in the use of the vehicle.
A motion to approve the Ohio Billing rates was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.
Mr. Patrick Herron with Wayne County informed the Board that health insurance rates would have a 1 1/2% increase for 2019 and that the 911 dispatch contract would be coming with a 5 year agreement at 2% increase per year.
Discussion was held regarding the proposed sales tax increase on the November ballot and the need for its passage to build a new jail.
Mr. Dave Compston presented the Roads and Bridges and Buildings and Grounds report. The Board approved a road bore at 1611 Barnard Rd.
Mr. Compston informed the Board that there is a seal going out on the front of the grader.
Mr. Compston informed the Board he was having issues with his ditch mower stopping halfway down and he was trying to figure out the problem.
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Mr. Compston informed the Board that because of the lack of cinders they were going to go with a mixture of sand, grits, and salt.
A motion to purchase 8-10 barrier blocks to build a material storage area was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.
A motion to purchase 1500 tons of #67 stone was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.
A motion to allow Mr. Dave Compston to drive the Township pickup truck home to be able to inspect roads was made by Mr. Blake Meier and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Joseph Rabatin concurring.
Mr. Blake Meier stated there was nothing new to report on the Park Planning Committee.
Mr. Daniel Hodge stated he had heard nothing further on the Swinehart Road Survey.
Mr. Daniel Hodge informed the Board that the Eastwood Allotment survey came in at 41% low income and we needed to be 51% to qualify for the grant. Mr. Daniel Hodge further informed Mr. Patrick Herron that there needed to be another 24” pipe installed along Old Lincolnway. Mr. Hodge stated that the plans called for two 24” pipes but only one was installed.
A motion to send another noxious weed letter to the McQuad Road residence was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Blake Meier with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.
Discussion was held regarding the blighted property request from the Wayne County Auditor. Mr. Blake Meier made a motion to table the request until we are required to do it due to the labor involved. It was seconded by Mr. Joseph Rabatin with Mr. Daniel Hodge concurring.
Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Board he attended the Wayne County Trustees Association meeting and was encouraged to vote no on issue 1 by the Wayne County Prosecutor and the Police.
Mr. Joseph Rabatin informed the Board he was asked to be the Treasurer/Secretary for the Wayne County Trustees Association.
The next regular meeting will be Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Fire Station.
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A motion to adjourn at 9:37 pm was made by Mr. Joseph Rabatin and seconded by Mr. Daniel Hodge with Mr. Blake Meier concurring.