Township Meeting - 12/20/2006

The regularly scheduled meeting of Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., December 20, 2006, with all members present.  Mr. Quigley welcomed all to join in the pledge of allegiance.   Minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion by Mr. Skomrock, a second by Mrs. Blair and a unanimous affirmative vote.   

Police activity reported by Officer Krotine month-to-date included 23 calls and 205 miles driven.  Year-to-date mileage stands at 4829.  There have been 77 hours worked month-to-date.  Mr. Quigley read a letter from GMHA expressing thanks for services rendered in Scranton Woods by members of the Newbury Police Department.  Fire activity reported by Mr. Fagan included 33 calls month-to-date, with 536 year-to-date.

Road activity reported by Mr. Hollis included plowing, cindering, restocking of cinder supplies, berm repair, cutting of brush and trees along roadsides, installation of holiday lights, and minor truck repairs.

Zoning activity reported by Mrs. Endres included a report that she was working with the Building Department on combined enforcement of zoning regulations and building permitting regulations.  The township is working with the Impulleti operation and the issues regarding a property owned by Charles Gates where an industrial use is sought.  It was noted that the Impulleti operation would be able under the proposed agreement to utilize approximately 60% lot coverage for his operation, but this agreement would also result in modifications in accordance with Geauga Soil and Water’s best practices to minimize any issues with storm water runoff.   It was reported that Mr. Bailey had contacted Ms. Bridey Matheney from the Prosecutor’s office and said that he would cooperate with the township’s requests for property clean-up.  A lot split request from the property owners of the Gilday Galleries property was also reported.

Mr. Quigley expressed his thanks to the departments and employees of the township who serve the public and make the jobs of the board of trustees easier.

Ms. Amalie Lipstreau presented Charles Frederick, a consultant who had conducted a study of the Oberland Park property on behalf of the Park Board.  Mr. Frederick presented charts that depicted the vegetation patterns, quality, and connectivity, vegetation impacts, overall health, and a summary land-use proposal.   Mr. Les Ober urged that the trustees take a look at this study and note how the conclusions match recommendations made by the Land Use Committee.  Mr. Quigley said that the board of trustees needs to pay more attention to and acknowledge the work of the Park Board.  Mr. Roger Mezak reported that he was hopeful of consideration by the trustees of the Recreation Board receiving funding in the new year.

Correspondence received since the last meeting was reviewed by Mr. Quigley.  The trustees all expressed approval on continuation of Delta Dental coverage for the new year with a five percent increase.  Mr. Quigley made a comment on the Police Department closure that on the advice of the Prosecuting Attorney’s office, a valuation be created on the assets in preparation for disposal.  It is anticipated that the Police Chief might be needed for a few hours’ worth of work to assist in this process.  The question of employee notification of departmental closure was raised by the Fiscal Officer.   Mr. Quigley notified Officer Krotine who was present that the department would be closed as of the end of the year.  Mr. Quigley stated that he had received advice from the Prosecutor’s office that continued employment of the Police Chief for a short period of time would not represent a problem in light of the elimination of jobs for department’s officers, as the Police Chief is in a different job classification and will only be employed for the purpose of departmental closure and final documentation.

Mr. Quigley reported on a meeting held today between Mr. Nacy Panzica, Geauga County Planning Director Dave Dietrich, Geauga County Water Resources Director Gus Saikaly and a number of other Water Resources employees, to discuss issues that need to be resolved prior to opening of the Middlefield Bank branch in the Newbury Centre development.  It appears that the bank will be able to open sometime next week.  Mr. Quigley discussed the proposed resolution to cooperate with ODOT to construct turning lanes.  It was noted that the Resolution gives the township until December 1, 2009 to develop funding and complete this project; it is understood that failure to adhere to this deadline could result in closure of the Rt 87 entrance to the project by ODOT.  (At this point, 8:52 p.m., a power outage provided a brief test of the township’s emergency lighting safety system.  Power was restored in under a minute.)  

Mr. Quigley requested that the other trustees approve an additional $35 expenditure in cell phone reimbursement to him to offset the additional cellphone airtime costs he has incurred in handling the issues relating to the Panzica development.  The other trustees agreed to this expenditure.
Purchase Orders approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:    
P.O. #    Date    Payee    Amount
 12-2006    12/14/2006    United Healthcare Insurance Co.    $6,500.00
 13-2006    12/19/2006    United Healthcare Insurance Co.    $4,333.48
        Total:    $10,833.48
Warrants approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:    
Check #    Date    Payee    Amount
29104    12/18/2006    Douglas J. Zimperman        - DZ    $1,440.59
29105    12/18/2006    George Mansfield            - GM    $1,334.92
29106    12/18/2006    Jas. Rick Phifer            - JP    $1,550.54
29107    12/18/2006    Karen E. Endres             - KE    $479.75
29108    12/18/2006    Linda C. Nokes              - LN    $951.39
29109    12/18/2006    Randal R. Hollis            - RH    $1,895.85
29110    12/18/2006    Randal O. Hollis            - ROH    $1,136.14
29111    12/18/2006    Timothy A. Mansfield        - TM    $1,334.40
29112    12/18/2006    Ohio Public Employees Deferred Comp. Pro    $695.00
29113    12/20/2006    United Healthcare Insurance Co.    $10,628.14
29114    12/20/2006    David Lair    $105.00
29115    12/20/2006    Karen Endres    $591.06
29116    12/20/2006    Office Max-HSBC Business Solutions    $67.97
29117    12/20/2006    Advance Auto Parts- HSBC Bus. Sol.    $19.84
29118    12/20/2006    Tim Mansfield    $120.00
29119    12/20/2006    Randal O. Hollis    $120.00
29120    12/20/2006    George Mansfield    $120.00
29121    12/20/2006    Cintas Corp.    $346.70
29122    12/20/2006    Sears    $14.03
29123    12/20/2006    Concord Road Equipment Mfg.    $79.48
29124    12/20/2006    KopyKat Inc.    $290.00
29125    12/20/2006    The Penn Ohio Corporation    $407.78
29126    12/20/2006    Delta Dental    $605.48
29127    12/20/2006    Morton Salt Inc.    $1,484.63
        Total:    $25,818.69
This meeting was adjourned at 9:21 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

The Year-End meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 4:00 p.m., December 30, 2006, with Mr. Quigley and Mr. Skomrock present.  It was noted that the originally-scheduled meeting time of 7:30 p.m. on December 27th had to be cancelled and rescheduled due to an unanticipated need of Mr. Quigley to be out of town at that time.   It was noted that notice of the rescheduled meeting had been furnished to the media in a timely manner.  At the request of the Fiscal Officer, Mr. Skomrock moved to approve the following transfers:
Transfer $2693.07 from 1000-110-311, Accounting and Legal Fees, as follows:
$2.10 to 1000-110-111, Salaries, Trustees
$550.97 to 1000-110-121, Salary, Fiscal Officer
$740.00 to 1000-110-219, Other, Employer’s Retirement Contributions - Admin
$1200.00 to 1000-210-190, Other, Salaries – Police
$200.00 to 1000-210-219, Other, Employer’s Retirement Contributions – Police
This motion was seconded by Mr. Quigley, and passed by unanimous vote.

Blanket Certificates approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
B.C. #    Date    Payee    Amount
123-2006    12/27/2006    Various Vendors    $1,200.00
Warrants approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:    
Check #    Date    Payee    Amount
29128    12/20/2006    Jan Blair    $105.00
29129    12/20/2006    Glen Quigley    $140.00
29130    12/30/2006    Geauga County Township Association    $32.00
29131    12/30/2006    Reliance Standard Life Insurance    $443.98
29132    12/30/2006    National City Bank    $26.80
29133    12/30/2006    Windstream    $469.45
29134    12/30/2006    Reliance Standard Life Insurance    $272.48
29135    12/30/2006    Ray Fidel    $235.00
29136    12/30/2006    Tezeon Wong    $190.00
29137    12/30/2006    Colleen Curran    $35.00
29138    12/30/2006    Mary Lee Brezina    $235.00
29139    12/30/2006    Dean Eppley    $160.00
29140    12/30/2006    Paul Mansfield    $235.00
29141    12/30/2006    William McCullam    $110.00
29142    12/30/2006    Tim Mansfield    $100.00
29143    12/30/2006    Doug Zimperman    $100.00
29144    12/30/2006    Lab Safety Supply Inc.    $153.63
29145    12/30/2006    Farmers Welding Supply Inc.    $99.97
29146    12/30/2006    FASTENAL CO.    $42.72
29147    12/30/2006    Concord Road Equipment Mfg.    $210.90
29148    12/30/2006    Newbury Volunteer Fire Department    $75,000.00
29149    12/30/2006    Linda Phillips    $240.59
29150    12/30/2006    Bernard Krotine             - BK    $570.11
29151    12/30/2006    David J. Lair               - DL    $1,566.03
29152    12/30/2006    Douglas J. Zimperman        - DZ    $1,209.86
29153    12/30/2006    George Mansfield            - GM    $1,116.20
29154    12/30/2006    Glen Eric Quigley           - GQ    $726.55
29155    12/30/2006    Janice M. Blair             - JB    $776.55
29156    12/30/2006    Jas. Rick Phifer            - JP    $1,299.83
29157    12/30/2006    Karen E. Endres             - KE    $147.17
29158    12/30/2006    Linda C. Nokes              - LN    $813.81
29159    12/30/2006    Marge Hrabak                - MHR    $104.79
29160    12/30/2006    Paul P. Pfiester            - PP    $595.60
29161    12/30/2006    Randal R. Hollis            - RH    $1,590.93
29162    12/30/2006    Randal O. Hollis            - ROH    $957.98
29163    12/30/2006    Terry A. Aytay              - TA    $610.99
29164    12/30/2006    Timothy A. Mansfield        - TM    $1,127.30
29165    12/30/2006    William J. Skomrock, Jr.    - WS    $766.55
29166    12/30/2006    Speedway SuperAmerica    $272.48
29167    12/30/2006    Dominion East Ohio Gas    $217.01
29168    12/30/2006    Ohio Public Employees Deferred Comp. Pro    $895.00
29169    12/30/2006    NATIONAL CITY BANK    $5,813.33
29170    12/30/2006    Treasurer of State    $1,656.48
29171    12/30/2006    Ohio Public Employees Retirement System    $10,665.81
        Total:    $112,137.88
This meeting was adjourned at 4:05 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Skomrock, a second by Mr. Quigley, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

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

__________________________________  ___________________________________
  Jan Blair                         David Lair – Fiscal Officer