Township Meeting - 2/4/2009

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:35 p.m., February 4, 2009, with Mrs. Blair and Mr. Skomrock present.  Minutes of the meetings of January 19, January 21, and January 27, 2009 were approved upon a motion by Mr. Skomrock, a second by Mrs. Blair, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

Road activity reported by Mr. Hollis included plowing and cindering, replacement of blades on plows, mixing of salt and cinders, and minor equipment repairs.  Mr. Skomrock noted that the township had received the annual reduced load limit notice from the County Engineer’s office.

Zoning activity reported by Mrs. Endres included submittal of her monthly report, and a report that Mr. Snively and she had been working on documentation regarding expectations of members appointed to the Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.  Mrs. Blair said that the goal of this review was to better understand the process in order to review current policies in order for the three groups – the Township Trustees, the Zoning Commission, and the Zoning Board of Appeals, to provide better service.  She reported that at a recent joint meeting of these groups, the land use plan was discussed, as well as economic development initiatives, so that the members of the zoning boards were aware of future plans.  Mrs. Endres said that all participants had positive feedback from this meeting.  

New members on the Zoning Commission include:
Carolyn Paschke, 5 yr term to replace Chris Yaecker
Lou Tomsic, 1 yr term (balance of McLandrich term due to his leaving Newbury)
It was noted that Judd Douglas was re-appointed to another 2 yr term as Alternate.

New members on the Zoning Board of Appeals include:
Tezeon Wong, 5 yr term in position formerly held by Bill McCullam
Bill McCullam, 2 yr Alternate term in position formerly held by Tezeon Wong

The proposed issue of compensation for the Zoning Commission was raised; the legality of this idea will be researched.  Mrs. Endres further discussed the proposed future process for reviewing and selecting applicants for positions on the Zoning Commission or Zoning Board of Appeals. Mrs. Endres also reported on a new federal grant that might be applicable to Kiwanis Lake on which she is working with Joni Stusek of the Geauga County Department of Community and Economic Development

It was reported by Mrs. Blair that Hostar Corporation in Cross Creek is expanding their facility to provide for another 3400 square feet of space.  Mrs. Blair stated that Nacy Panzica would be breaking ground on a new building for his Newbury Center development in March.

Mrs. Blair reported a total from the Sheriff’s Department of 197 reportable incidents for January.

Chief Zimperman submitted the 2009 Fire Department budget, and reported fire activity for January of 54 calls, including 42 rescues.  

After review of bids submitted for cemetery and town hall lawn maintenance, Mrs. Blair made a motion to accept the bid from Lillibridge, with the following rates per-cut:
Town Hall:                              $ 43        Munn Cemetery:                   $270        
Newbury Center Cemetery    $168        South Newbury Cemetery    $ 60
87/Auburn SW Corner           $35         Morton Cemetery                  $ 30
Mr. Skomrock seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Mrs. Blair reported that the township had received a donation of $150 from the Newbury Sunset AA Group, who uses the town hall for their meetings.  Mr. Skomrock reported that David Snively had been selected as interim president of the Health Department Advisory Committee, pending formal appointment once a quorum is reached at the next meeting.

Mr. Lair reported completion of the January bank reconciliation and preparation of month-end reports.  

Blanket Certificates approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
B.C. #           Date             Payee                     Amount
    13-2009    1/10/2009    Various Vendors     $      795.00
    14-2009    1/10/2009    Various Vendors     $    1,000.00
    15-2009    1/10/2009    Various Vendors     $    8,000.00
    16-2009    1/10/2009    Various Vendors     $    5,000.00
    17-2009    1/17/2009    Various Vendors     $      450.00
    18-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $  70,912.48
    19-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $    6,843.21
    20-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $  16,000.00
    21-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $  60,000.00
    22-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $    7,000.00
    23-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $    1,000.00
    24-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $    1,500.00
    25-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $    1,200.00
    26-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $    3,000.00
    27-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $    7,000.00
    28-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $      750.00
    29-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $    1,100.00
    30-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $    2,500.00
    31-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $  33,000.00
    32-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $    7,000.00
    33-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $    8,000.00
    34-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $  50,000.00
    35-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $    2,500.00
    36-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $    3,500.00
    37-2009    1/21/2009    Various Vendors     $  10,000.00
    38-2009    1/24/2009    Various Vendors     $    4,500.00
Total:     $312,550.69

Purchase Orders approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:    
P.O. #      Date          Payee                                          Amount
2-2009    2/4/2009    Physio-Control, Inc.                   $    1,030.00
3-2009    2/4/2009    Lillibridge Landscaping, Inc.     $    2,600.00
3-2009    2/4/2009    Lillibridge Landscaping, Inc.     $  10,500.00
3-2009    2/4/2009    Lillibridge Landscaping, Inc.     $      800.00
Total:     $  14,930.00

Warrants approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:    
Check #    Date        Payee                                           Amount
31144    1/28/2009    Delta Dental     $      620.30
31145    1/28/2009    First Energy     $    1,363.06
31146    1/28/2009    Geauga County Treasurer     $    1,276.41
31147    2/2/2009    Ann A. Wishart              - AW     $      464.91
31148    2/2/2009    David J. Lair               - DL     $    1,376.63
31149    2/2/2009    David A. Snively            - DS     $      838.55
31150    2/2/2009    Douglas J. Zimperman        - DZ     $    1,899.35
31151    2/2/2009    George Mansfield            - GM     $    1,936.52
31152    2/2/2009    Janice M. Blair             - JB     $      799.70
31153    2/2/2009    Jas. Rick Phifer            - JP     $    2,183.91
31154    2/2/2009    Karen E. Endres             - KE     $      902.49
31155    2/2/2009    Marge Hrabak                - MHR     $      152.05
31156    2/2/2009    Marcia J. Mansfield         - MM     $      160.56
31157    2/2/2009    Randal R. Hollis            - RH     $    2,675.24
31158    2/2/2009    Randal O. Hollis            - ROH     $    1,726.85
31159    2/2/2009    Timothy A. Mansfield        - TM     $    1,873.59
31160    2/2/2009    William J. Skomrock, Jr.    - WS     $      664.70
31161    2/2/2009    Treasurer of State     $      666.79
31162    2/2/2009    Ohio Public Employees Retirement System     $  10,529.87
31163    2/2/2009    Ohio Public Employees Deferred Comp. Pro     $      640.00
31164    2/4/2009    National City Bank     $      129.13
31165    2/4/2009    Farmers Welding Supply Inc.     $      236.35
31166    2/4/2009    Tractor Supply Co.     $          6.28
31167    2/4/2009    Speedway SuperAmerica     $      189.67
31168    2/4/2009    Geauga Door Sales & Service     $      200.00
31169    2/4/2009    ABCO Distribution, Inc.     $      198.92
31170    2/4/2009    Kuhnle Bros. Inc.     $    1,000.00
31171    2/4/2009    Windstream     $      307.67
31172    2/4/2009    First Energy     $      936.15
31173    2/4/2009    Dominion East Ohio Gas     $      405.56
31174    2/4/2009    Kimball-Midwest Inc.     $      904.44
31175    2/4/2009    Chagrin Oil & Gas Co. Inc.     $    1,198.51
31176    2/4/2009    Fox International Ltd. Inc.     $        50.94
31177    2/4/2009    KopyKat Inc.     $        22.00
31178    2/4/2009    Turney Home and Auto     $          9.27
31179    2/4/2009    Kronk's Garage, Inc.     $    2,393.20
31180    2/4/2009    Goodyear Street & Hwy.     $      349.00
31181    2/4/2009    Ann Wishart     $        40.15
31182    2/4/2009    NAPA Auto Parts Middlefield     $        62.39
31183    2/2/2009    Newbury Printing Co.     $      218.40
31184    2/4/2009    PB Alarm/Geauga Security     $      225.00
31185    2/4/2009    Hill Hardware & Electric     $        69.60
31186    2/4/2009    Newbury Auto Parts Inc.     $      383.53
31187    2/4/2009    Kevin Chartrand, MD     $        86.00
31188    2/4/2009    Verizon Wireless     $        62.29
31189    2/4/2009    SUN NEWS     $      115.25
31190    2/4/2009    Sunrise Springs Water Co. Inc.     $      115.25
31191    2/9/2009    Dominion East Ohio Gas     $    1,951.98
Total:     $  44,618.41

This meeting was adjourned at 8:32 p.m., upon a motion by Mrs. Blair, a second by Mr. Skomrock, and a unanimous affirmative vote.



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David Snively – Chairman                Jan Blair – Vice Chairman


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William Skomrock, Jr.                     David Lair – Fiscal Officer