The regularly scheduled meeting of Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., December 6, 2006, with all members present. Mr. Quigley welcomed all to join in the pledge of allegiance. Mr. Skomrock moved and Mrs. Blair seconded the motion to approve and sign the minutes; this motion passed by unanimous vote. Mr. Lair read Resolution 20061124001, honoring former Township Clerk and Trustee Arnold Bottger for his service to country and community, following his recent passing. Mr. Quigley noted that the Financial Review Committee had met this evening to review the operation of the Zoning Department.
Mr. Quigley presented Resolution # 1206200601, a Resolution to Institute Injunctive Relief in the matter of violations of the Newbury Township Zoning Resolution situated on the property located at 14381 View Drive, Newbury, Ohio. Ms. Blair moved that this resolution be adopted; Mr. Skomrock seconded this motion, saying that he did so reluctantly. This resolution was then adopted by unanimous vote. It was noted that adoption of this resolution represents a new procedure recommended by the County Prosecutor’s office.
Mr. Skomrock moved to not fund the Police Department in 2007; this motion was seconded by Mrs. Blair, and passed by unanimous vote. It was noted that disposition of equipment would be determined later. In answer to a question from Mr. Toth regarding non-funding of the police department versus a motion to simply close the department, Mr. Quigley stated that the department would not be in operation, but that the trustees did not know at this time all the ramifications of closure. They are going to proceed carefully to make sure this process is done correctly.
Mr. Quigley announced that the township’s OTARMA insurance coverage would see a premium reduction of 20% at the next renewal, representing a savings of over $3,000 per year to the township. Mr. Quigley presented a letter of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Charles White for their offer of use of a sign for promotion of Newbury Township functions. This letter was signed by each trustee.
Fire activity reported by Mr. Fagan included 46 calls for November, with 511 calls year-to-date. It was reported that Santa Claus would be at the Fire Department from 11am to 2pm on December 9th. Police activity reported by Officer Bernie Krotine included 80 calls for November, 417 miles traveled, 161 hrs. worked, with 1840 hrs. worked year-to-date.
Mrs. Endres reported that the Prosecutor has drafted a letter to Mr. Thomas that he is in violation and must come into compliance by January 16th. A property on Parkview has also been found to be in possible noncompliance, and it was noted that a compliant on blighted structures on Rt. 44 is being followed up on. It was reported that the Roberta Ann property had been brought into compliance for the time being. It was reported that December 12th is the hearing date for the Impulleti BZA case.
Mr. Roger Mezak was recognized by the trustees, and kindly provided the trustees and audience with pretzels. Mr. Mezak reported that the Recreation Board was able to secure insurance through the Geauga County Police Athletic League at a significant savings for participants. Mr. Mezak presented the Newbury Joint Recreation Board nominees for new terms on the recreation board, asking that Tom Walsh and Guy Munn be re-appointed for 3-year terms, and that Scott Acker be re-appointed for a 2-year term. Mr. Skomrock moved that these reappointments be made; Mrs. Blair seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote. Mr. Mezak presented 2007 requests for township funding of a $5,000 payment to the Recreation Board and a $1,000 contribution to the Park Board for operating expenses.
It was agreed to hold the year-end meeting on Wednesday, December 27th at 7:30 p.m. It was reported that Troop 99 had completed the Newbury Christmas tree on display at the Donald Meyer Center at Big Creek Park. Correspondence received since the last meeting was reviewed by Mr. Quigley.
Mr. Quigley brought up the issue of a possible settlement in the Gates case. Mr. Gates is seeking an industrial use in a B1 property for a facility constructed as an industrial facility. The trustees are working on a legal solution that meets the owner’s needs without compromising the integrity of township zoning. A similar situation exists with the new Impulleti operation at the former 84 Lumber site, and the trustees and BZA will be addressing issues there with the same goal.
Mr. Quigley read a letter he had received today from Nacy Panzica, recapping his understanding of events leading up to a December 4th meeting in which ODOT representatives stated their unwillingness to fund turning lanes. Mr. Panzica is requesting that the township take the lead in providing a resolution to ODOT to cooperate with the Ohio Department of Transportation to improve the intersection of Kinsman Road and Auburn Road. The township was provided with a draft resolution by the County Engineer’s office for consideration by the township trustees, which specified the township as responsible for obtaining funding for this project, currently estimated to cost between $350,000 and $750,000. This resolution also included an expectation that the township would be joined in funding this project by other governmental and private contributions. The trustees agreed that they needed to get some sort of more accurate estimate that could provide an idea of the maximum financial liability to the township before they could make such a commitment. Mr. Quigley agreed to attend tomorrow’s County Commissioners’ session to discuss the issue with county officials.
Blanket Certificates approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
B.C. # Date Payee Amount
122-2006 12/5/2006 Various Vendors $1,200.00
Purchase Orders approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
P.O. # Date Payee Amount
10-2006 11/27/2006 National City Bank $33.54
10-2006 11/27/2006 National City Bank $35,000.00
10-2006 11/27/2006 National City Bank $3,413.61
11-2006 12/5/2006 Ecoscape, Inc. $332.00
Warrants approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
Check # Date Payee Amount
29040 12/1/2006 National City Bank $38,447.15
29041 12/2/2006 Bernard Krotine - BK $601.84
29042 12/2/2006 David J. Lair - DL $1,146.20
29043 12/2/2006 Douglas J. Zimperman - DZ $1,307.02
29044 12/2/2006 George Mansfield - GM $1,116.20
29045 12/2/2006 Glen Eric Quigley - GQ $726.58
29046 12/2/2006 Janice M. Blair - JB $776.58
29047 12/2/2006 Jack Lashley - JL $39.49
29048 12/2/2006 Jas. Rick Phifer - JP $1,299.83
29049 12/2/2006 Karen E. Endres - KE $618.20
29050 12/2/2006 Linda C. Nokes - LN $674.68
29051 12/2/2006 Marge Hrabak - MHR $134.61
29052 12/2/2006 Paul P. Pfiester - PP $675.35
29053 12/2/2006 Randal R. Hollis - RH $1,743.38
29054 12/2/2006 Randal O. Hollis - ROH $1,051.79
29055 12/2/2006 Terry A. Aytay - TA $644.36
29056 12/2/2006 Timothy A. Mansfield - TM $1,218.00
29057 12/2/2006 William J. Skomrock, Jr. - WS $766.58
29058 12/2/2006 Douglas J. Zimperman - DZ $1,166.35
29059 12/2/2006 George Mansfield - GM $1,075.45
29060 12/2/2006 Jas. Rick Phifer - JP $1,246.68
29061 12/2/2006 Randal R. Hollis - RH $1,537.98
29062 12/2/2006 Randal O. Hollis - ROH $925.49
29063 12/2/2006 Timothy A. Mansfield - TM $1,341.54
29064 12/2/2006 George Mansfield - GM $572.82
29065 12/2/2006 Jas. Rick Phifer - JP $1,581.27
29066 12/2/2006 Randal R. Hollis - RH $1,537.98
29067 12/2/2006 Randal R. Hollis - RH $977.58
29068 12/2/2006 NATIONAL CITY BANK $3,546.35
29069 12/2/2006 Treasurer of State $932.79
29070 12/2/2006 Ohio Public Employees Retirement System $7,346.50
29071 12/2/2006 Ohio Public Employees Deferred Comp. Pro $895.00
29072 12/6/2006 Arcadia Benefits Group, Inc. $55.00
29073 12/6/2006 United Healthcare Insurance Co. $10,517.11
29074 12/6/2006 Reliance Standard Life Insurance $443.98
29075 12/6/2006 Delta Dental $580.84
29076 12/6/2006 P.E.R.S. $0.16
29077 12/6/2006 Geauga County Township Association $240.00
29078 12/6/2006 First Energy $2,231.14
29079 12/6/2006 National City Bank $119.17
29080 12/6/2006 Dominion East Ohio Gas $578.77
29081 12/6/2006 Windstream $476.55
29082 12/6/2006 Verizon Wireless $72.06
29083 12/6/2006 Ecoscape, Inc. $332.00
29084 12/6/2006 ScapeAbilities (John Suvak) $350.00
29085 12/6/2006 Treasurer of State (Fund83F)-LEADS $120.00
29086 12/6/2006 Newbury Hardware $139.81
29087 12/6/2006 Speedway SuperAmerica $238.42
29088 12/6/2006 First Quality Sales $4.50
29089 12/6/2006 Brian Morton $200.00
29090 12/6/2006 Shalersville Asphalt Co. $1,886.39
29091 12/6/2006 Doug Zimperman $120.00
29092 12/6/2006 Sunrise Springs Water Co. Inc. $33.75
29093 12/6/2006 Fox International Ltd. Inc. $56.68
29094 12/6/2006 Newbury Auto Parts Inc. $81.75
29095 12/6/2006 Chagrin Oil & Gas Co. Inc. $387.62
29096 12/6/2006 All-Ways Flasher Service Inc. $282.50
29097 12/6/2006 Geauga County Maple Leaf $61.20
29098 12/6/2006 Barnes Auto Parts $132.32
29099 12/6/2006 Schloss Materials $151.69
29100 12/6/2006 Geauga Regional UHHS Hospital $247.00
29101 12/6/2006 Ravenna Tire Service $3,899.36
29102 12/6/2006 FASTENAL CO. $71.88
29103 12/6/2006 Hans' Truck & Trailer Repair, Inc. $1,029.86
This meeting was adjourned at 10:42 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
Posted on Wed, December 6, 2006
by Ann Wishart