Township Meeting - 2/18/2004

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., February 18, 2004 with all members present.  Minutes of previous meetings were approved as read upon a motion by Mr. Quigley, a second by Mr. Majeski, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

Mr. Fioritto noted that township administrative manager Linda Nokes had just undergone surgery, and might be out for some time.  It was suggested that Marge Hrabak be asked to open the town hall office Monday – Thursday from 9 to 11 each morning; Mrs. Hrabak agreed to do this.

The next item of business was to review the annual landscaping proposal as presented by Scape-abilities.  As the pricing for this service was unchanged from last year, the trustees agreed to renew this contract for this year, upon a motion by Mr. Quigley moved a second by Mr. Majeski, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

Mr. Bill Skomrock Sr. addressed the trustees regarding his wish to be reappointed to the Newbury Township Board of Zoning Appeals.

Mr. Fioritto addressed Mr. Roger Mezak regarding the proposed change in membership of the Rec Board from 11 to 13 members.  Mr. Quigley moved that the board approve the language changes in the Rec Board by-laws, changing the membership from 11 to 13.  Mr. Majeski seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  Mr. Quigley moved that the trustees approve the reappointment of Tom Walsh and Guy Munn to the Rec Board.  Mr. Majeski seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.   

Ms. Angie Grysho addressed the trustees, speaking on behalf of the upcoming Health District levy.   Mr. Quigley moved that the trustees pass Resolution 20040218001 in support of this levy.  Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Police activity reported by Patrolman Aytay included 312 calls for January, of which 147 were handled by the Newbury Police Department, and 165 were handled by the Sheriff’s Department, with 2273 miles patrolled, and 507 hours worked.

Fire activity reported by Ken Fagan included 22 calls month-to-date, with 66 year-to-date.  It was noted that the Fire Department would be receiving $87,772 in federal funding under the Firefighter Investment and Response Enhancement Act.

Mr. Majeski moved that Karen Endres be authorized to attend two zoning seminars she had identified as being beneficial.  Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  Mr. Yaecker said that the Zoning Commission was considering the establishment of a separate Residential District for the Kiwanis, Restful, and Little Punderson lake communities.

The next order of business was the consideration for applicants for the position currently open on the Zoning Board of Appeals.  Applicants include Judd Douglas, Mary O’Toole Klemm, Jan Blair, and the current incumbent, William Skomrock Sr.   Mr. Quigley remarked that Mr. Skomrock clearly had the most experience in zoning.  Mr. Fioritto and Mr. Majeski both stated that all the candidates had good overall experience that would allow them to serve effectively in the position.  Mr. Dean Epply spoke in support of retaining Mr. Skomrock, and stated that he felt most of the members on the ZBA felt the same way.  Mr. Quigley moved that Mr. Skomrock be reappointed to a five-year term.   This motion died for lack of a second.  Mr. Majeski moved that Jan Blair be applied to the open five-year term on the ZBA.   This motion was seconded by Mr. Fioritto, and the vote taken as follows – Mr. Fioritto – yes, Mr. Majeski – yes, Mr. Quigley – No.  Mr. Skomrock expressed his appreciation to the board for their consideration.  Mr. Majeski and Mr. Fioritto both expressed their appreciation to Mr. Skomrock to his service.

Mr. Fioritto moved that the trustees adjourn into Executive Session at 8:40 p.m. to discuss Police salaries for 2004.  This motion was seconded by Mr. Majeski, and passed by unanimous vote.   The trustees returned to regular session at 8:55p.m., with, no action taken.  Mr. Fioritto moved that the following rates of pay be established, effective March 1, 2004:
Chief Battaglia - $15 per hour
Patrolman Krotine and Patrolman Aytay - $11.91 per hour.  
Patrolman Pfiester $11.50 per hour.
This motion was seconded by Mr. Majeski, and passed by unanimous vote.

Mr. Majeski reported that Restful Lake had been given a $75,000 Community Development grant to refurbish their Community Center and reported that he would be chairing a meeting with the Restful Lake Community Trustees on March 11th at 7:00 p.m. at which time Anita Stocker would be presenting a design plan.  Mr. Majeski also reported that he had checked with CEI regarding relocation of the high voltage transformer at Grange Park and possible replacement of that transformer with a lower voltage transformer.

Mr. Quigley reported on a recent meeting he had with the new members of the 208 Committee on February 5th.  The next meeting date was scheduled for 9 a.m. on February 25th.  

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

The following purchase orders were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    P. O. #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    3812    Various Vendors    03a05    $5,000.00
    3813    Various Vendors    01g04    $1,000.00
    3814    Various Vendors    01g02    $1,500.00
    3815    Various Vendors    01j03    $2,500.00
        Total:        $10,000.00
                
The following warrants were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    Check #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    26242    Ohio Def Comp    01a02a    $100.00
    26242    Ohio Def Comp    01j01    $200.00
    26242    Ohio Def Comp    20a01b    $270.00
    26243    Prots BiRite    01a04    $127.44
    26243    Prots BiRite    01g04    $73.25
    26244    Newb.TV Hdwe.    01a04    $60.06
    26244    Newb.TV Hdwe.    01g04    $13.74
    26244    Newb.TV Hdwe.    03a05    $288.24
    26245    Linda Phillips    01d01    $124.10
    26246    Ill. Co.    01e01    $1,308.10
    26247    Std.Law.Enfc.Sup    01g02    $1,211.50
    26248    Abele-Davis    01g02    $287.00
    26249    Gea.Pol.Chf.Asso    01g06    $100.00
    26250    SchwartzLandSurv    01j03    $450.00
    26251    ChaRivWtshdPtnrs    01j03    $2,100.00
    26252    Chg.Oil & Gas    03a05    $2,273.38
    26253    Free Enterprises    03a05    $495.54
    26254    Cintas Corp.    03a05    $340.20
    26255    Concord Road Eq    03a05    $122.34
    26256    Fade's Towing    03a05    $108.00
    26257    FarmersWeldSupp    03a05    $36.15
    26258    Newb.AutoParts    03a05    $237.85
    26259    Sears    03a05    $123.32
    26260    Kimball-Midwest    03a05    $307.43
    26261    Morton Salt    04b02    $2,377.00
    26262    Hollis, Randy    20a01b    $2,464.36
    26263    Phifer, James    20a01b    $2,069.89
    26264    Mansfield, Geo    20a01b    $1,644.60
    26265    Zimperman, Doug    20a01b    $1,757.05
    26266    Mansfield, Tim    20a01b    $1,698.44
    26267    Hollis, R.O.    20a01b    $1,557.23
    26268    Endres, Karen    01j01    $338.75
    26269    Lashley, Jack    01b01    $253.37
    26270    Nokes, Linda    01a02a    $405.90
        Total:        $25,324.23

This meeting was adjourned at 9:35 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Quigley, a second by Mr. Majeski, and a unanimous affirmative vote.


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  Robert Fioritto – Chairman            William Majeski – Vice Chairman       


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 Glen Quigley                     David Lair – Township Clerk