Township Meeting - 3/3/2004

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., March 3, 2004 with all members present.  

Mr. Fioritto moved that the trustees adjourn into Executive Session at 7:31 p.m., to discuss All Erection Crane Rental legal proceedings with Mr. Abe Cantor, attorney representing the township in this case.  Mr. Majeski seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  The trustees returned to regular session at 8:10 p.m., with no action taken during the executive session.

Minutes of previous meetings were approved as read upon a motion by Mr. Majeski, a second by Mr. Quigley, and a unanimous affirmative vote.  Mr. Lair read Resolution 20040303001 proclaiming March 17, 2004 as Dan McDermott Day in Newbury Township.   Mr. Majeski moved that this resolution be adopted; Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Fire Department activity for February reported by Chief Doug Zimperman included 37 calls.  Chief Zimperman also mentioned some of the items purchased with the recent FEMA grant obtained by the Fire Department.

Road activity reported by Mr. Hollis included re-stockpiling of cinders and salt, cold asphalt patchwork, and replacement of signs.  Mr. Hollis presented the trustees with quotes for their review for a new skid-steer loader and an asphalt grinding/heating trailer.  The trustees asked Mr. Hollis to ask the John Deere dealer for an approximate value on the old skid steer loader, to see whether trade-in of the equipment would make more sense that attempting to sell the equipment to the highest bidder.

Mr. Majeski reported that Mike Lamanna had received notification that the hearing on the right of Newbury Township to intervene in the Haueter asphalt case had been postponed.   He also reported he is working with a representative from CEI regarding possible replacement of a high-voltage transformer in Grange Park.

Mr. Quigley reported that all trustees had attended a meeting on Feb 25th at the Geauga County Health Department where Ohio Department of Health officials reported their findings on the cancer study for Kiwanis Lake as leading to a possible follow-up study on uteran cancer to be held in the township, as this was the one type of cancer which appears to have a somewhat higher rate of incidence in the area as compared to the country as a whole.   It was also noted that a “cancer cluster” was not identified as being present in this study.   

Mr. Quigley moved to accept the proposal presented by Clark Electric to upgrade electrical service and panels serving the town hall.  Mr. Majeski seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  June 5th was established as Clean-Up Day for the township; Mr. Hollis was directed by the trustees to obtain at least two bids for this event.

Mr. Fioritto provided an update on the Adelphia contract negotiations, reporting that he had met with Lisa Michael of Adelphia and John Tremsyn on February 25th.    He presented Ms. Michael with a list of items that the township wished to request in exchange for executing a long-term contract, including equipment and facilities to allow local production of video taped events, basic cable and Internet cable access for township and school buildings, and extended coverage to other parts of the township not served by Adelphia.

Mr. Quigley reported on a 208 meeting held on February 25th, with the next meeting scheduled on March 17th.    Mr. Quigley reported that the township might become eligible to apply for funding for solar energy equipment, and said that he would be investigating this possibility.  He also recommended that the township arrange to receive an energy audit from CEI to try to reduce utility costs, and asked Mr. Majeski to use his contacts with CEI to obtain this audit.

Mr. Quigley recommended that the trustees plan to move forward on placing the existing 2.8 mill Road Levy as a renewal on the November ballot.  The other trustees agreed with this idea.  Mr. Quigley brought up the need to consider placing the Police Department operations on a separate funding basis with their own levy, because of declining General Fund balances, and to plan on putting this levy request on the November ballot as well.  The trustees agreed that this should be considered.

The trustees discussed generating publicity for the annual Earth Day roadside cleanup, and planned to put a news item in the Knightlines and place a flyer in the Times Courier.  Correspondence received since the last meeting was reviewed by Mr. Fioritto.  Mr. Majeski reported that he was pulling together information regarding resources to build a picnic pavilion on the Oberland Park property, including possible grant money from 84 Lumber, and suggested that conversion of this information to an actual plan could be assigned to the Park Board as their first task once members are chosen.

The following purchase orders were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    P. O. #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    3816    QualChoice    01a06    $10,422.78
    3816    QualChoice    04a10    $12,337.16
    3817    Various Vendors    01a04    $1,000.00
    3818    Arms Trucking    04b02    $1,278.59
    3819    Morton Salt    04b02    $1,605.56
        Total:        $26,644.09
The following warrants were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    Check #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    26271    Qual Choice,Inc.    01a06    $10,422.78
    26271    Qual Choice,Inc.    04a10    $12,337.16
    26272    Rel.Std.LifeIns.    01a06    $463.96
    26273    Delta Dental    01a06    $282.43
    26273    Delta Dental    04a10    $250.22
    26274    Glen Quigley    01a01    $690.55
    26275    Robert Fioritto    01a01    $666.64
    26276    Wm. Majeski    01a01    $673.62
    26277    David Lair    01a02    $918.31
    26278    Linda Nokes    01a02a    $419.26
    26279    Jack Lashley    01b01    $253.37
    26280    Bernie Krotine    01g01    $938.20
    26281    Paul Pfiester    01g01    $1,372.74
    26282    Santo Battaglia    01g01    $853.44
    26283    Terry Aytay    01g01    $500.05
    26284    Karen Endres    01j01    $193.00
    26285    Doug Zimperman    20a01b    $1,171.33
    26286    Geo.Mansfield    20a01b    $1,245.59
    26287    J.Rick Phifer    20a01b    $1,377.22
    26288    Randal Hollis    20a01b    $1,803.02
    26289    Randy O.Hollis    20a01b    $999.33
    26290    Tim Mansfield    20a01b    $1,224.75
    26291    NCB    01a01    $181.87
    26291    NCB    01a02    $110.44
    26291    NCB    01a02a    $170.61
    26291    NCB    01b01    $48.18
    26291    NCB    01g01    $265.70
    26291    NCB    20a01b    $3,281.89
    26291    NCB    01a12    $165.55
    26291    NCB    04a02    $229.42
    26291    NCB    01j01    $15.06
    26292    PERS    01a01    $218.10
    26292    PERS    01a02    $122.77
    26292    PERS    01a02a    $116.76
    26292    PERS    01b01    $52.16
    26292    PERS    01g01    $372.51
    26292    PERS    01j01    $88.33
    26292    PERS    20a01b    $2,217.08
    26293    Tr.State Ohio    01a01    $35.21
    26293    Tr.State Ohio    01a02    $26.20
    26293    Tr.State Ohio    01a02a    $61.08
    26293    Tr.State Ohio    01b01    $6.56
    26293    Tr.State Ohio    01g01    $79.68
    26293    Tr.State Ohio    01j01    $4.11
    26293    Tr.State Ohio    20a01b    $1,031.47
    26294    Ohio Def Comp    01a01    $100.00
    26294    Ohio Def Comp    01a02    $266.66
    26294    Ohio Def Comp    01a02a    $100.00
    26294    Ohio Def Comp    01j01    $200.00
    26294    Ohio Def Comp    20a01b    $270.00
    26295    Prots BiRite    01a04    $7.69
    26296    GeCntyMapleLeaf    01a26    $24.00
    26297    Newb.Printing    01a04    $38.20
    26297    Newb.Printing    01j02    $38.20
    26298    EAstOhioGas    01b04                                                    $674.07
    26298    EAstOhioGas    04a09    $2,008.31
    26299    Alltel    01b04    $250.86
    26299    Alltel    01k09    $188.09
    26299    Alltel    04a09    $33.52
    26300    Ill.Co.    01b04    $265.56
    26300    Ill.Co.    04a09    $854.33
    26301    SunriseSprings    01g06    $18.75
    26301    SunriseSprings    01a26    $19.50
    26302    Karen Endres    01j03    $98.63
    26302    Karen Endres    01j02    $4.27
    26303    Marge Hrabak    01j02    $45.34
    26304    Marge Hrabak    01a02a    $40.80
    26304    Marge Hrabak    01j01    $219.30
    26305    Speedway    01g04    $281.37
    26305    Speedway    03a05    $70.34
    26306    H&H Hardware    03a05    $4.49
    26307    Farmers Welding    03a05    $84.65
    26308    HansTrkTrailer    03a05    $147.09
    26309    KopyKat    03a05    $206.20
    26310    Preston Ford    03a05    $7.73
    26311    Doug Zimperman    03a05    $85.37
    26312    Ohio Cat    03a05    $372.81
    26313    LakeErieIron    03a05    $55.60
    26314    AllWaysFlasher    03a05    $507.76
    26315    Gea.Security    04a09    $155.20
    26316    VerizonWireless    04a09    $95.89
    26317    Arms Trucking    04b02    $1,278.59
    26318    Morton Salt    04b02    $1,605.56
    26319    BurtonSheetMetal    20a08a    $270.81
        Total:        $58,953.25

This meeting was adjourned at 10:11 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Quigley, a second by Mr. Majeski, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

__________________________________  ___________________________________     
  Robert Fioritto – Chairman            William Majeski – Vice Chairman       

__________________________________  ___________________________________
 Glen Quigley                     David Lair – Township Clerk