Township Meeting - 1/7/2004

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., January 7, 2004, with all members present.  As the first order of business, Mr. Quigley was sworn in to begin his new term as Trustee by Mr. Lair.

Mr. Majeski opened the floor for nominations for Board Chairman.  Mr. Majeski said that he would like to nominate Mr. Fioritto for Chairman.  Mr. Quigley seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  Mr. Fioritto nominated Mr. Majeski as Vice Chairman; Mr. Quigley seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  Mr. Fioritto expressed his thanks to Mr. Majeski for the service he provided as Chairman last year.

The following Trustee assignments for 2004 were established:
Mr. Majeski – Fire Department, Schools, Trustee, Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Restful Lake Liaison
Mr. Fioritto – Police Department, Substance Abuse Officer, Little Punderson Liaison
Mr. Quigley – Zoning, Road Department, Cemetery, Alternate Substance Abuse Officer, Kiwanis Lake Liaison

The minutes of previous meetings were approved upon a motion by Mr. Quigley, a second by Mr. Majeski, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

The trustees discussed 2004 Road Department equipment and road paving plans with Mr. Hollis.  In discussing the possibility of receiving Issue 2 funding to assist in desired township road projects, the trustees also discussed plans to try to secure outside funding to improve the possibility of getting turning lanes at Rt. 87 and Auburn Road.  Road activity reported by Mr. Hollis included a recent inventory of township signs, and reported that an estimated $1500 would be required to bring all township signs that need replacement up to standard.

Fire Chief Doug Zimperman gave the Fire Department report, including 502 calls for 2003, with 35 calls for December, with 7 calls so far for 2004.  

Mr. Fioritto reported on his progress to negotiate a new franchise agreement with Adelphia.  The trustees agreed that they would sign the presented three-year agreement initialed with a one-year term, upon a motion by Mr. Majeski, a second by Mr. Quigley, and a unanimous affirmative vote.  Mr. Fioritto will continue to negotiate for a longer-term contract that would contain items of value to the township, including possible connection to allow for local government and school broadcasting.

Mr. Majeski brought up the issue of developing a strategic plan for development of township properties, following the recommendations of the Land Use Committee.   Mr. Quigley discussed the renewal of the Oberland property agricultural lease with the Ober family, and noted that continuance of this activity was recommended by the Land Use Committee.  Mr. Quigley moved that the trustees approve this lease; this motion died for lack of a second.  Mr. Quigley said that he would have the lease reviewed by John Tremsyn, to insure that the township’s ability to cancel that lease within a reasonably short period of time was preserved.  Mr. Quigley said that he is pursuing a $14,000 grant to develop trails within the Oberland Park property.  Mr. Majeski moved that Mr. Quigley proceed with the grant application; Mr. Quigley seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  Mr. Majeski moved that the Trustees establish a Township Park Board Commission to develop those township properties that might be designated as parklands.  Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion.  Mr. Quigley recommended that the trustees do a little more research on workable structure and how members for the board would be selected.  At this point the vote on this motion was tabled until such further research was concluded.

At the recommendation of the Clerk, Mr. Quigley moved that the following temporary appropriations be made for 2004:
                        
Account    Descrip    Amount        Account    Descrip    Amount
1A2a      Sal-ADM    $2,000.00        1G5    Repairs    $1,000.00
1A3    Expenses    $800.00        1G6    Other    $1,000.00
1A4    Supplies    $500.00        1J1    Zoning Sals    $1,500.00
1A5    Equipment    $2,000.00        1J2    Zoning Supls    $200.00
1A6    Insurance    $5,000.00        1J3    Zoning Other    $2,200.00
1A26    Other    $5,000.00        1K9    Hways Other    $1,000.00
1B1        Salaries    $2,000.00        2C3    Contracts    $5,000.00
1B2     Site Improve    $1,000.00        3A5    Supplies    $5,000.00
1B4    Utilities    $1,000.00        4A4    Tools&Equip    $5,000.00
1B5    Supplies    $500.00        4A6    Repairs    $5,000.00
1B7    Repairs    $1,000.00        4A9    Utilities    $2,000.00
1B8    Other    $500.00        4A10    Insurance    $5,000.00
1D1    Salaries                       $500.00                
         Street Lting    $2,000.00        4B2    Material    $20,000.00
1E1                        
1G2    Equipment    $1,000.00        20a08a    Fire-Other    $5,000.00
1G4    Supplies    $1,000.00        20a01b    Road Salaries    $15,000.00
                        
                Total:        $99,700.00
                        
                        
This motion was seconded by Mr. Majeski, and passed by unanimous vote.

Mr. Majeski brought up the issue of expiring terms for one ZBA and one Zoning Commission member; Mr. Quigley moved that Chris Yaecker be reappointed to the Zoning Commission.  Mr. Majeski seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  Mr. Quigley moved that Bill Skomrock Sr. be reappointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals; this motion died for lack of a second.  The trustees agreed to have a want ad placed in the Maple Leaf, and set a deadline of February 15th for receiving applications, with a decision to be made by February 18th.

Mr. Fioritto provided an update of the township’s workers compensation status.  He reported that the township had managed to maintain a favorable rating for the time being, but that the township would have to pay close attention to controlling workers compensation claims.

The following purchase orders were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    P. O. #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    3781    Various Vendors    01a03    $800.00
    3782    Various Vendors    01a04    $500.00
    3783    Various Vendors    01a05    $2,000.00
    3784    Various Vendors    01a06    $5,000.00
    3785    Various Vendors    01a26    $5,000.00
    3786    Various Vendors    01b02    $1,000.00
    3787    Various Vendors    01b04    $1,000.00
    3788    Various Vendors    01b05    $500.00
    3789    Various Vendors    01b07    $1,000.00
    3790    Various Vendors    01b08    $500.00
    3791    Various Vendors    01g02    $1,000.00
    3792    Various Vendors    01g04    $1,000.00
    3793    Various Vendors    01g05    $1,000.00
    3794    Various Vendors    01g06    $1,000.00
    3795    Various Vendors    01j02    $500.00
    3796    Various Vendors    01j03    $2,500.00
    3797    Various Vendors    01k09    $1,000.00
    3798    Various Vendors    02c03    $5,000.00
    3799    Various Vendors    03a05    $5,000.00
    3800    Various Vendors    04a04    $5,000.00
    3801    Various Vendors    04a06    $5,000.00
    3802    Various Vendors    04a09    $2,000.00
    3803    Various Vendors    04a10    $5,000.00
    3804    Various Vendors    04b02    $20,000.00
    3805    Various Vendors    20a08a    $5,000.00
        Total:        $77,300.00
                
The following warrants were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    Check #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    26146    NCB    01a01    $174.97
    26146    NCB    01a02    $110.44
    26146    NCB    01a02a    $471.86
    26146    NCB    01b01    $301.43
    26146    NCB    01g01    $263.92
    26146    NCB    01j01    $15.67
    26146    NCB    20a01b    $4,148.69
    26146    NCB    01a12    $173.84
    26146    NCB    04a02    $278.55
    26147    VOID    01a01    $0.00
    26147    VOID    01a02    $0.00
    26147    VOID    01a02a    $0.00
    26147    VOID    01b01    $0.00
    26147    VOID    01g01    $0.00
    26147    VOID    01j01    $0.00
    26147    VOID    20a01b    $0.00
    26148    Treas.of Ohio    01a01    $33.50
    26148    Treas.of Ohio    01a02    $26.20
    26148    Treas.of Ohio    01a02a    $97.27
    26148    Treas.of Ohio    01b01    $15.28
    26148    Treas.of Ohio    01g01    $74.57
    26148    Treas.of Ohio    01j01    $4.21
    26148    Treas.of Ohio    20a01b    $1,390.03
    26149    USPostmaster    01a01    $37.00
    26149    USPostmaster    01g04    $37.00
    26150    EAstOhioGas    01b04    $174.24
    26151    VOID        $0.00
    26152    Oh.PeaceOffcrAca    01g06    $85.00
    26153    PERS    01a01    $212.27
    26153    PERS    01a02    $122.77
    26153    PERS    01a02a    $171.26
    26153    PERS    01b01    $52.37
    26153    PERS    01g01    $368.52
    26153    PERS    01j01    $91.86
    26153    PERS    20a01b    $3,175.67
    26154    Qual Choice    01a06    $4,326.44
    26154    Qual Choice    04a10    $4,160.06
    26155    SunriseSprings    01a26    $49.50
    26155    SunriseSprings    01g06    $24.00
    26155    SunriseSprings    03a05    $76.50
    26156    CED    01b02    $114.79
    26157    Ill. Co.    01b04    $392.22
    26157    Ill. Co.    04a09    $966.49
    26158    Newb.Auto Parts    01g04    $95.50
    26158    Newb.Auto Parts    03a05    $455.00
    26159    Newb.TV Hardware    01b05    $99.06
    26159    Newb.TV Hardware    01g04    $120.28
    26159    Newb.TV Hardware    03a05    $272.09
    26160    News Herald    01j03    $86.85
    26161    ChagrinOil/Gas    03a05    $1,169.87
    26162    Comml.Ullman    03a05    $75.00
    26163    KopyKat,Inc.    03a05    $151.76
    26164    VerizonWireless    04a09    $88.55
    26165    Arms Trucking    04b02    $1,833.12
    26166    Linda Phillips    01d01    $337.50
        Total:        $27,002.97


This meeting was adjourned at 10:40 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Majeski, a second by Mr. Quigley, and a unanimous affirmative vote.


__________________________________  ___________________________________     
  Robert Fioritto – Chairman            William Majeski – Vice Chairman       


__________________________________  ___________________________________
 Glen Quigley                     David Lair – Township Clerk


A special meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:00 p.m., January 13, 2004, with all members present.  Purpose of this meeting was to decide on a response to an Ohio Department of Liquor Control Notice to Legislative Authority in the matter of an application for a liquor license for Miraglia, Inc., DBA Miraglia's Americana.   

Mr. Quigley moved that the trustees not request a hearing on this matter.  Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  This meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Fioritto, a second by Mr. Majeski, and a unanimous affirmative vote.



__________________________________  ___________________________________     
  Robert Fioritto – Chairman            William Majeski – Vice Chairman       


__________________________________  ___________________________________
 Glen Quigley                     David Lair – Township Clerk