Township Meeting - 12/7/2005

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 6:15 p.m., with all members present.  Purpose of this meeting was to review and act upon amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution as proposed by the Zoning Commission.   Mr. Majeski moved to adopt the Resolution with changes and deletions as indicated; Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  Mr. Majeski expressed his appreciation to the Zoning Commission for their efforts in creating this series of amendments.  The trustees reviewed the proposed amendments with members of the Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Zoning Inspector.  

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., December 7, 2005, with all members present. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read upon a motion by Mr. Majeski, a second by Mr. Fioritto, and a unanimous affirmative vote.  

Mr. Quigley read a letter of resignation from Ms. Jan Blair from the Board of Zoning Appeals as of 12/31/05, due to her election as township trustee; the trustees accepted this letter.  Mr. Fioritto moved to continue the township cell phone reimbursement policy for 2006; Mr. Majeski seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Mr. Lair reported that he had completed the November month-end reconciliation and statement package for the trustees and the Financial Review Committee.  At the request of the Clerk, Mr. Majeski moved that $150 be transferred from Road District – Other to Road District, Property Tax Collection Fees.  Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

It was reported that Township Trustee Frank Gliha from Munson Township had asked for the support of the Newbury Township Trustees in his bid for election to the OTARMA Board of Directors, and asked that the Trustees also express their support for Ms. Marcia Funk of Brownhelm Township in Lorain County.  The trustees agreed with this recommendation, and completed the OTARMA election ballot accordingly.  Mr. Quigley described the possibility of applying for a grant under a new program proposed by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, which is in the process of establishing a Northeast Ohio Conservation Fund.

Fire activity reported for the Fire Department by Acting Police Chief Aytay included 44 calls for November, and 520 calls year-to-date.  Police activity reported by Acting Chief Aytay included 71 calls, and 164.5 man-hours worked.   A theft was reported in the Munnberry Oval area, including two ATVs.

Road activity reported by Mr. Hollis included snowplowing and installation of Christmas decorations.  It was noted that Mike Stone from the County Engineer’s office had informed Mr. Quigley that the Snow Road project stood a good chance of receiving Ohio Public Works Commission Issue One funding, which would require the township to set aside approximately $32,000 in local match funds.  Mr. Majeski read a letter to County Engineer R.L. Phillips regarding a need to re-install “Cross Traffic Does Not Stop” signs on Fairmount near its intersection with Sperry Road.  Mr. Majeski also read letters to Ms. Anita Stocker and Ms. Joni Stusek and to the Geauga County Commissioners for their work in bringing about the successful renovations of the Restful Lake and and Kiwanis Lake Community Centers.

A home on Oak Tree trail which has been recently purchased by Maple Leaf Community Residences, Inc. and converted into a group home was briefly discussed with Zoning Inspector Karen Endres, and it was determined that this type of operation was governed by the Ohio Administrative Code.

Mr. Quigley expressed his appreciation to Trustees Bill Majeski and Bob Fioritto for their efforts and conviction to their goals during their term as trustee.  Mr. Lair expressed his agreement with Mr. Quigley’s comments.  December 28th at 7:00 p.m. was set as the time and date for the Year-End meeting of the Board of Township Trustees.

Purchase Orders approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
P.O. #    Date    Payee    Amount
    28-2005    12/7/2005    Cintas Corp.    $308.56
    29-2005    12/7/2005    Morton Salt Inc.    $4,344.91
        Total:    $4,653.47
Warrants approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:    
Check #    Date    Payee    Amount
28039    12/3/2005    Glen Quigley    $706.29
28040    12/3/2005    Robert Fioritto    $684.76
28041    12/3/2005    William Majeski    $688.34
28042    12/3/2005    David Lair    $1,064.55
28043    12/3/2005    Linda Nokes    $670.19
28044    12/3/2005    Jack Lashley    $164.40
28045    12/3/2005    Karen Endres    $87.28
28046    12/3/2005    Marge Hrabak    $108.12
28047    12/3/2005    Doug Zimperman    $1,510.29
28048    12/3/2005    George Mansfield    $1,519.73
28049    12/3/2005    Randal R. Hollis    $2,172.47
28050    12/3/2005    Randal O. Hollis    $1,271.97
28051    12/3/2005    Tim Mansfield    $1,531.18
28052    12/3/2005    J. Rick Phifer    $1,266.73
28053    12/3/2005    Bernie Krotine    $523.25
28054    12/3/2005    Paul Pfiester    $687.73
28055    12/3/2005    Terry Aytay    $533.33
28056    12/5/2005    National City Bank    $3,725.33
28057    12/5/2005    P.E.R.S.    $2,827.86
28058    12/5/2005    Treasurer of State of Ohio    $1,008.27
28059    12/7/2005    P.E.R.S.    $4,324.33
28060    12/7/2005    Ohio Public Empl. Def. Comp. Pro.    $945.00
28061    12/7/2005    United Healthcare Insurance Co.    $8,637.45
28062    12/7/2005    Delta Dental    $572.93
28063    12/7/2005    Reliance Standard Life Insurance    $442.78
28064    12/7/2005    Western Reserve Office Supply    $20.84
28065    12/7/2005    William Majeski    $175.00
28066    12/7/2005    Jack Lashley    $17.69
28067    12/7/2005    Sunrise Springs Water Co. Inc.    $74.75
28068    12/7/2005    CED    $13.33
28069    12/7/2005    Burton Floral & Garden Inc.    $17.99
28070    12/7/2005    ScapeAbilities (John Suvak)    $600.00
28071    12/7/2005    Midwest Radar & Equipment    $45.00
28072    12/7/2005    National City Bank    $223.87
28073    12/7/2005    Alltel    $474.07
28074    12/7/2005    Verizon Wireless    $71.90
28075    12/7/2005    First Energy    $2,112.53
28076    12/7/2005    Dominion East Ohio Gas    $1,129.42
28077    12/7/2005    Speedway SuperAmerica    $291.36
28078    12/7/2005    Karen Endres    $451.27
28079    12/7/2005    Ecoscape, Inc.    $450.00
28080    12/7/2005    Chandler Tree Company    $600.00
28081    12/7/2005    Barnes Auto Parts    $124.52
28082    12/7/2005    Burton Lumber & Fuel    $24.00
28083    12/7/2005    First Quality Sales    $104.59
28084    12/7/2005    Chagrin Oil & Gas Co. Inc.    $646.34
28085    12/7/2005    Chardon Welding Inc.    $38.64
28086    12/7/2005    KopyKat Inc.    $229.00
28087    12/7/2005    Kimball-Midwest Inc.    $181.92
28088    12/7/2005    Newbury Hardware    $112.04
28089    12/7/2005    Newbury Auto Parts Inc.    $146.63
28090    12/7/2005    Tractor Supply Co.    $32.97
28091    12/7/2005    Farmers Welding Supply Inc.    $28.49
28092    12/7/2005    Geauga Door Sales & Service    $75.00
28093    12/7/2005    Geauga County Maple Leaf    $98.60
28094    12/7/2005    Geauga County Township Association    $240.00
28095    12/7/2005    Three Sisters Market    $175.59
28096    12/7/2005    Schloss Materials    $409.71
28097    12/7/2005    Cintas Corp.    $308.56
28098    12/7/2005    Morton Salt Inc.    $4,344.91
        Total:    $51,765.09

This meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Fioritto, a second by Mr. Majeski, and a unanimous affirmative vote.


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  Glen Quigley – Chairman            Robert Fioritto – Vice Chairman       


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  William Majeski                     David Lair – Township Clerk