Township Meeting - 11/19/2003

A special meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:00 p.m., November 19, 2003, with all Trustees present.  Purpose of this meeting was to conduct a public hearing on proposal 2003-4 to rezone certain properties on the west side of Auburn Road north of Route 87 from Residential to Professional-Office.  Mr. Quigley moved that Resolution 20031119001 approving this re-zoning act be adopted.  Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion.  After some further discussion on this issue, this Resolution was approved by unanimous vote.  This meeting was adjourned at 7:12 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Quigley, a second by Mr. Fioritto, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

____________________________  __________________________________     
  William Majeski – Chairman        Robert Fioritto– Vice Chairman       


____________________________  ___________________________________
 Glen Quigley                         David Lair – Township Clerk

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., November 19, 2003, with all members present.  Minutes of the October 27th and November 5th meetings were approved upon a motion by Mr. Quigley, a second by Mr. Fioritto, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

Fire activity reported by Chief Fagan included 452 calls year-to-date, with 24 month to date for November.  Chief Fagan noted that the Fire Department will be celebrating their 50th anniversary August 21st 2004.  Mr. Majeski briefly discussed ISO rating criteria, and asked if Chief Fagan could provide some sort of timeline for expected Fire Department progress in working to improve the township’s ISO rating.

Mr. Majeski read Resolution 20031119002, which recognizes the contribution of area employers who allow their employees who serve as volunteer firefighters and allow absences during the day to attend fire calls and designated the week of November 23-29 as Volunteer Firefighter Employer Appreciation Week.  Mr. Quigley moved that this resolution be adopted; Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Police activity reported by Acting Chief Battaglia included a report that he has been certified as a Firearms Armorer by Glock and the State of Ohio, and has completed inspection of all township firearms.  Chief Battaglia also provided a report of hours worked and calls handled.  Chief Battaglia also provided an update on the suspicious vehicle discussed at the previous meeting.

Road activity reported by Mr. Hollis included ditching and asphalt application on various roads, continuation of work on the front garage where doors had been moved, and ongoing preparation of plow equipment.  It was reported that the crack seal program is now complete for the year.  Mr. Hollis also presented a summary of planned replacement of equipment and road repaving projects, covering the next several years.  Mr. Karl Toth questioned the trustees regarding current and proposed expenditures and proposed road levies for the Road Department.  The trustees said that a proposed replacement levy for the 2.8 mill levy which expires next year would be presented to the residents with supporting documentation as to the need for the levy amount ultimately requested.

Mr. Majeski brought up the issue of the renewal of the Adelphia Cable contract.  He said that the trustees were working on a proposal to Adelphia for a revised contract term, with inclusion of other potential benefits to the township and/or township residents.

Mr. Quigley moved that the township approve signing of the 2004 Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste District contract, with amendments as specified by John Tremsyn and the addition of the restriction of pickup times to daylight hours only.  Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Mr. Majeski reported that he had attended a meeting of the Newbury Joint Recreation Board, and said that the Recreation Board is in the process of changing their by-laws.  Mr. Majeski reported that the Munson Township Trustees have taken action at their regular meeting to agree to establish a joint road board with Newbury, and to have a speed study performed on Cedar Road.

Mr. Quigley provided a summary of actions being taken to provide a better environment to stimulate industrial growth, primarily work being done to plan for eventual installation of sewers where required to support the kind of growth that the township would like to see.  It was emphasized that this plan would be to provide sewage facilities to permit location of industries which cannot locate here now because of the lack of discharge facilities, and that there are no plans nor funding for any extension of proposed sewer service into residential areas.  It was agreed that the township should invite Gus Saikley and Dave Diettrich to a meeting to discuss this proposal, possibly on December 17th.

Correspondence received since the last meeting was reviewed by Mr. Majeski.  

Mr. Quigley moved that the board adjourn into executive session at 10:33 p.m. to discuss appointment of a permanent Police Chief.  Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.   The board returned to regular session at 11:34 p.m., with no action taken.

The following purchase orders were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    P. O. #    Payee    Acct    Amount    
    3764    Back Bay Building Co.    01b02    $1,048.00    
    3765    Dr.Randy Continenza    01a26    $600.00    
    3766    Various Vendors    01g04    $940.34    
    3767    Various Vendors    04b02    $5,000.00    
    3768    Morton Salt    04b02    $1,504.44    
    3769    DJL Material & Supply    04b02    $4,252.48    
    3770    CEDE & Co.    15a01b    $35,000.00    
    3770    CEDE & Co.    15a04b    $927.50    
    3771    QualChoice Health Plan    01a06    $4,492.87    
    3771    QualChoice Health Plan    04a10    $4,825.68    
    3772    Various Vendors    01g05    $2,000.00    
        Total:        $60,591.31    
                    
The following warrants were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:    
    Check #    Payee    Acct    Amount    
    25964    Linda Nokes    01a02a    $441.18    
    25965    Jack Lashley    01b01    $129.04    
    25966    Jack Lashley    01d01    $658.39    
    25967    Karen Endres    01j01    $313.73    
    25968    Doug Zimperman    20a01b    $978.53    
    25969    Geo. Mansfield    20a01b    $975.35    
    25970    Jas.R.Phifer    20a01b    $1,135.32    
    25971    Randal Hollis    20a01b    $1,515.32    
    25972    Tim Mansfield    20a01b    $969.18    
    25973    Randy O.Hollis    20a01b    $821.31    
    25974    CEDE & Co.    15a01b    $35,000.00    
    25975    CEDE & Co.    15a04b    $927.50    
    25976    PERS    01a12    $1,697.35    
    25976    PERS    04a02    $2,573.65    
    25977    Ohio Def. Comp    01j01    $200.00    
    25977    Ohio Def. Comp    20a01b    $235.00    
    25978    Delta Dental    01a06    $271.49    
    25978    Delta Dental    04a10    $240.52    
    25979    Prots BiRite    01a04    $29.91    
    25979    Prots BiRite    03a05    $13.70    
    25980    Gea.Twp.Assn.    01a26    $240.00    
    25981    Dr.R.Continenza    01a26    $600.00    
    25982    Newb.TVHdwe.    01a26    $10.66    
    25982    Newb.TVHdwe.    01d06    $13.49    
    25982    Newb.TVHdwe.    01g04    $30.20    
    25982    Newb.TVHdwe.    03a05    $167.37    
    25983    News Herald    01a26    $44.85    
    25983    News Herald    01j03    $59.85    
    25984    Carter Lumber    01d06    $22.14    
    25985    Grafix Shoppe    01g02    $450.00    
    25986    Newb.Pharmacy    01g04    $19.35    
    25987    TLC Auto Svc.    01g05    $463.85    
    25988    AllwaysFlasher    03a05    $310.00    
    25989    Cintas Corp.    03a05    $336.20    
    25990    KopyKat,Inc.    03a05    $82.00    
    25991    BillSpearChrysl.    03a05    $76.08    
    25992    West.Res.Farm    03a08    $310.92    
    25993    ShalersvilleAsph    04b02    $275.28    
    25994    SchlossMaterials    04b02    $733.05    
    25995    Morton Salt    04b02    $1,504.44    
    25996    DJL Material    04b02    $4,252.48    
    25997    QualChoice    01a06    $4,492.87    
    25997    QualChoice    04a10    $4,825.68    
    25998    PERS    01a12    $5,434.05    
    25998    PERS    04a02    $7,700.50    
        Total:        $81,581.78    

This meeting was adjourned at 11:35 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Quigley, a second by Mr. Majeski, and a unanimous affirmative vote.



____________________________  __________________________________     
  William Majeski – Chairman        Robert Fioritto– Vice Chairman       


____________________________  ___________________________________
 Glen Quigley                         David Lair – Township Clerk