Township Meeting - 11/1/2006

The regularly scheduled meeting of Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., November 1, 2006, with all members present.  Mr. Quigley welcomed all to join in the pledge of allegiance.   Mr. Greg Chambers, representative for Master Consulting Group and Newbury resident introduced himself, and offered assistance in reviewing the township’s benefits plan; he was invited to come back on December 6th when a Burnham and Flower representative will be present.

Ms. Blair moved and Mr. Skomrock seconded the motion to approve and sign the minutes that motion being passed by unanimous vote.   Mr. Lair reported that he had provided the October financial statement to the trustees and the Financial Review Board.  Mr. Skomrock reported to the board with updated information on concrete repairs underway on the driveway at the Fire Department.
Chief Aytay reported police activities with 79 calls for October and 721 calls year-to-date, 398 miles driven for the month with 4430.5 miles year-to-date; 153.5 hours worked this month and 1679.5 hours year-to-date.   Chief Aytay noted that he would be running a driving academy for the Cleveland Police Department for three weeks in December, with Officer Krotine handling some of Chief Aytay’s daily responsibilities.  A recent fatal accident at Munn and Bell was discussed, and it was noted that the Ohio State Highway Patrol was conducting an investigation.

Road activity reported by Mr. Hollis included receipt of salt and cinders, brush cutting, ditch repair, and clean-up around the garage.  It was noted that purchase of a new truck would be delayed due to non-availability of new vehicles until 2008 model trucks were released.  Needed upgrade of the existing facilities for bulk fuel were discussed.  Also discussed were possible actions that could be taken to issue parking tickets on vehicles parked illegally in Scranton Woods.

Marge Hrabak reported that an inspection was conducted on the Roberta Ann property, and it was noted that items required to be removed by the inspection date had been removed.  Mr. Quigley reported that Wayne Impulletti would be occupying the former 84 Lumber site in the next month, and would have renovation of this property complete by next spring, to serve as his organization’s operations center; retail sales are not contemplated at this location as of this time.
Ms. Barb Foose, a resident living at 14518 Ravenna Rd. addressed the trustees regarding land disturbance activities on a neighboring property that has now caused water drainage problems on her property.   The trustees said that they would come out and investigate the situation as something they could do as a minimum.  

Mr. Quigley and Mr. Lair related recent information regarding progress on the turning lane proposed for the Panzica project.  Correspondence received since the last meeting was reviewed by Mr. Quigley.   Mr. Skomrock moved that the trustees adopt a modification to the personnel manual that specifies that Road Department personnel must wear their uniforms at work and not wear their uniforms for personal use outside of work.  Mrs. Blair seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.   Safety issues regarding Road Department employees were also covered at this time.

Mr. Quigley brought up the issue of a potential need to regulate noise should applicants for an asphalt plant located in Burton Township near the Newbury Township border be successful in their efforts to gain permission to build and operate at this location.  Some discussion was held on the actual effective date that Newbury Police assumed that designation (July 23, 1973); prior to that date local law enforcement personnel had been referred to as Constables.

Blanket Certificates approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
B.C. #    Date    Payee    Amount
121-2006    10/24/2006    Various Vendors    $2,000.00
Warrants approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:    
Check #    Date    Payee    Amount
28961    11/1/2006    United Healthcare Insurance Co.    $10,331.29
28962    11/1/2006    Reliance Standard Life Insurance    $443.98
28963    11/1/2006    National City Bank    $59.62
28964    11/1/2006    Great American Awards Inc.    $20.00
28965    11/1/2006    Newbury Printing Co.    $13.50
28966    11/1/2006    ScapeAbilities (John Suvak)    $280.00
28967    11/1/2006    Windstream    $468.00
28968    11/1/2006    Speedway SuperAmerica    $232.25
28969    11/1/2006    FASTENAL CO.    $17.57
28970    11/1/2006    Delta Dental    $580.84
28971    11/1/2006    Geauga County Township Association    $31.90
28972    11/1/2006    Quality Business Machines Inc.    $97.50
28973    11/1/2006    DELL Marketing L.P.    $422.53
28974    11/1/2006    Geauga County Maple Leaf    $72.00
28975    11/1/2006    Dominion East Ohio Gas    $369.86
28976    11/1/2006    Kimball-Midwest Inc.    $299.71
28977    11/1/2006    Hans' Truck & Trailer Repair, Inc.    $233.18
28978    11/1/2006    Tractor Supply Co.    $29.20
28979    11/1/2006    Chagrin Oil & Gas Co. Inc.    $1,121.09
28980    11/1/2006    CED    $60.81
28981    11/1/2006    Active Plumbing Supply Co.    $15.50
28982    11/1/2006    Kinetico-Newbury    $42.50
28983    11/1/2006    Concord Road Equipment Mfg.    $261.38
28984    11/1/2006    Morton Salt Inc.    $3,850.65
28985    11/1/2006    Arms Trucking Co., Inc.    $4,598.55
28986    11/1/2006    Schloss Materials    $321.86
28987    11/1/2006    Verizon Wireless    $72.06
28988    11/3/2006    Bernard Krotine             - BK    $465.42
28989    11/3/2006    David J. Lair               - DL    $1,144.36
28990    11/3/2006    Douglas J. Zimperman        - DZ    $1,322.30
28991    11/3/2006    George Mansfield            - GM    $1,112.08
28992    11/3/2006    Glen Eric Quigley           - GQ    $725.60
28993    11/3/2006    Janice M. Blair             - JB    $775.60
28994    11/3/2006    Jack Lashley                - JL    $1,115.84
28995    11/3/2006    Jas. Rick Phifer            - JP    $1,502.77
28996    11/3/2006    Karen E. Endres             - KE    $680.46
28997    11/3/2006    Linda C. Nokes              - LN    $627.42
28998    11/3/2006    Marge Hrabak                - MHR    $228.92
28999    11/3/2006    Paul P. Pfiester            - PP    $728.01
29000    11/3/2006    Randal R. Hollis            - RH    $1,837.25
29001    11/3/2006    Randal O. Hollis            - ROH    $987.08
29002    11/3/2006    Terry A. Aytay              - TA    $563.80
29003    11/3/2006    Timothy A. Mansfield        - TM    $1,159.28
29004    11/3/2006    William J. Skomrock, Jr.    - WS    $647.78
29005    11/3/2006    NATIONAL CITY BANK    $3,100.71
29006    11/3/2006    Treasurer of State    $879.68
29007    11/3/2006    Ohio Public Employees Retirement System    $7,565.69
29008    11/3/2006    Ohio Public Employees Deferred Comp. Pro    $895.00
29009    11/1/2006    Geauga County Township Association    $15.95
29010    11/1/2006    First Energy    $361.13
        Total:    $52,789.46

This meeting was adjourned at 9:25 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Skomrock, a second by Ms. Blair, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

__________________________________  ___________________________________     
  Glen Quigley – Chairman            William Skomrock, Jr. – Vice Chairman    

__________________________________  ___________________________________
  Jan Blair                         David Lair – Fiscal Officer