Township Meeting - 3/16/2004

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., March 17, 2004, with all members present.  Minutes of previous meetings were approved upon a motion by Mr. Quigley, a second by Mr. Majeski, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

Fire activity reported by Ken Fagan included 95 calls year-to-date, and 14 month-to-date.  The recent purchase of a thermal imager from the FEMA grants was discussed, as were plans for the upcoming 50 year Newbury Volunteer Fire Department anniversary.    

Police activity reported by Chief Battaglia included 133 calls handled by the Newbury Police Department and 121 calls handled by the Sheriff’s Department.   1989 miles were traveled, and 459.5 hours were worked in the last month.   A report presented to the trustees by Chief Battaglia included offense type and date/time of incident.

Road activity reported by Mr. Hollis included plowing, cindering, and clean-up of recent storm damage.  The Road Department also stockpiled salt, and has replaced most of the township signs that required replacement.  Mr. Hollis provided bids for the June Clean-Up Day from both Glynos and Waste Management, recommending Waste Management due to a lower price and proven service.  Mr. Quigley moved that Waste Management's bid be accepted; Mr. Majeski seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  Mr. Quigley moved to accept a bid from of $14571.99 Concord Road Equipment for an asphalt burner.  Mr. Majeski seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  Mr. Majeski moved that the township put the purchase of new 2.5 ton truck out for vendor bid.   Mr. Quigley seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Mr. Fioritto reported that he had provided Ms. Michael of Adelphia with the information she had requested, and she promised an update in the near future on the possibility of providing some of the things requested by the trustees of Adelphia.

County Commissioner Neil Hostetler presented a resolution to the board from the County Commissioners honoring Dan McDermott.  Mr. Lair said that he would present this resolution along with the framed original Township Resolution to Mr. McDermott in the next couple of days.

Mr. Lair presented the trustees with a Fiscal Officer’s Certificate in connection with the proposed issue of $250,000 of bonds to pay costs of acquiring real estate and interests in real estate for Township park and recreational purposes, for the property on the southwest corner of Rt.87 and Auburn Road.  Mr. Lair reviewed the Resolution providing for Issuance of $250,000 in Bonds to pay costs of acquiring real estate and interests in real estate, relating to this same purchase.  Mr. Majeski moved that this resolution be adopted.  Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Mr. Roger Mezak addressed the trustees with plans that have been prepared to locate ballfields and soccer fields on the southern portion of the Oberland Park property.  Mr. Mezak also asked the trustees to approve the payment of $250 as ½ total payment to a surveyor to establish the actual southern border of the property, indicating that he would be asking the school for the other half of the total cost of the surveying project.  Mr. Majeski moved to approve this expenditure; Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Mr. Majeski reported that to relocate the center pole and move the wiring in the Grange Park so that the wiring followed the tree line would cost about $2300.  The trustees and Mr. Mezak discussed various ways to provide adequate power to the Grange picnic pavilion, ideally underground, at a low cost.

The trustees scheduled a meeting for March 25th at 6:30 for a meeting with the 208 Sewer subcommittee.  At that time, a proposed draft map of the new 208 sewer district would be completed.  Mr. Majeski reported on a recent meeting with the Restful Lake Association trustees regarding the upcoming development of plans to remodel the Restful Lake Community Hall with Community Development monies.

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
    3820    JP Clark Electric    01b02    $2,320.00
    3821    Various Vendors    03a05    $5,000.00
    3822    Arms Trucking    04b02    $5,000.00
    3823    Various Vendors    03a08    $5,000.00
    3824    QualChoice    01a06    $5,211.39
    3824    QualChoice    04a10    $6,168.58
        Total:        $28,699.97
                
The following warrants were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    Check #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    26320    Ohio Def Comp    01a02a    $100.00
    26320    Ohio Def Comp    01j01    $200.00
    26320    Ohio Def Comp    20a01b    $295.00
    26321    PERS    01a12    $1,547.33
    26321    PERS    04a02    $3,534.20
    26322    US Postmaster    01a04    $74.00
    26323    W.R. Off.Suppl.    01a04    $13.49
    26324    Jack Lashley    01b05    $58.88
    26325    Newb.TV Hardware    01a04    $24.99
    26325    Newb.TV Hardware    01g04    $15.73
    26325    Newb.TV Hardware    03a05    $97.32
    26326    Xerox Corp.    01j02     $162.00
    26327    News Herald    01j03    $98.70
    26328    Gea.Maple Leaf    01j03    $31.50
    26329    Cintas Corp.    03a05    $277.16
    26330    Preston Ford    03a05    $285.33
    26331    ChagrinOil&Gas    03a05    $505.61
    26332    FirstQualSales    03a05    $71.63
    26333    Newb.AutoParts    03a05    $159.31
    26334    CCP Industries    03a05    $62.03
    26335    Snap On Tools    03a05    $79.85
    26336    FirstQualSales    03a05    $42.35
    26337    Geauga Door    03a08    $740.00
    26338    Allied Dealers    04b02    $331.45
    26339    Arms Trucking    04b02    $3,516.75
    26340    HansTrkTrailer    04a06    $443.59
    26341    JunctionAuto    04a06    $80.00
    26342    PERS    01a12    $1,790.78
    26342    PERS    04a02    $4,083.58
    26343    Qual Choice    01a06    $5,211.39
    26343    Qual Choice    04a10    $6,168.58
    26344    Linda Nokes    01a02a    $549.01
    26345    Jack Lashley    01b01    $381.59
    26346    Karen Endres    01j01    $387.11
    26347    Doug Zimperman    20a01b    $1,238.67
    26348    Geo.Mansfield    20a01b    $1,245.59
    26349    Jas.Rick Phifer    20a01b    $1,535.65
    26350    Randal Hollis    20a01b    $1,902.21
    26351    Randy O.Hollis    20a01b    $1,049.90
    26352    Tim Mansfield    20a01b    $1,282.29
        Total:        $39,674.55

This meeting was adjourned at 9:39 upon a motion by Mr. Quigley, a second by Mr. Fioritto, 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

A special meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 6:30 p.m., March 25, 2004, with Mr. Fioritto and Mr. Quigley present.  The first order of business was a motion made by Mr. Quigley to move $5,000 from 1-A-6 General–Insurance to 1-A-26, General-Other.  This motion was seconded by Mr. Fioritto, and passed by unanimous vote.  

Mr. Quigley then called the fourth meeting of the 208 Ad Hoc Committee to order at 6:37 p.m.; this meeting recorded under separate 208 meeting minutes continued until its adjournment at 8:15 p.m.

__________________________________  ___________________________________     
  Robert Fioritto – Chairman            William Majeski – Vice Chairman       


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 Glen Quigley                     David Lair – Township Clerk