Township Meeting - 4/2/2003

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., April 2, 2003, with Mr. Majeski and Mr. Fioritto present.

The first order of business was the opening of bids for a new 4-wheel drive police vehicle.  Only one bid was received from Junction Auto Sales, in the amount of  $24,494.25.  Mr. Majeski moved that this bid be accepted, pending final review and approval of the bid by the Police Chief.  Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Police activity reported by Chief Charvat for March included 276 hours and 45 shifts worked, and 1950 miles driven.   Incidents included 8 accidents, 3 fire department assists, 5 alarm drops, 4 mutual aids, 1 domestic, 10 traffic control, 5 suspicious incidents, and 4 juvenile control.  The chief presented quotations based on state bid contracts for vehicle video cameras.  Mr. Fioritto asked if there might be any grant money available, Chief Charvat said he would look into that possibility.

Mr. Majeski brought up the issue of the possible construction of an asphalt plant at Newbury Sand and Gravel.   Dan Whiting, Burton Township Trustee described the process of searching for alternative sites to replace the initially proposed plant on Haueter Sand and Gravel’s property.  It was noted that the plant applicant had turned down a recommendation that a site be located in an industrial area east of White Rd., and that they had expressed an interest in locating on the Newbury Sand and Gravel location.  Mr. Majeski expressed his concerns about any attempt to locate a plant in areas currently zoned residential.  Mr. Fioritto stated his opinion that the public should be given input in this decision, and stated his surprise that a new recommendation at Newbury Sand and Gravel be considered without any prior notice to the Newbury Trustees, and felt that the fight against this location should continue, for the same reasons that the Haueter location was contested.   He stated his concern for the environmental impact on the area aquifers and its proximity to St. Helen’s School.  Mr. Whiting said that the Burton trustees did not propose the Newbury Sand and Gravel site, and that he intended to contest this case, but could not speak for the other trustees, who were reported in the paper as being in favor of this location.  Trustee Lou Mucci said that he absolutely shares the Newbury Trustees’ concerns, and stated that the reporter who wrote the story took some liberties in drawing conclusions.  He stated he was against any placement of a plant in Burton Township, and that their other trustee was against it as well, but that it might not be possible to keep it out entirely.  Mr. Whiting said that he intended to recommend at the next meeting that the current negotiations with the developer be suspended, as he was opposed to this plan.  Mr. Majeski expressed his thanks to Mr. Whiting and Mr. Mucci for attending the meeting and answering questions, and for their continued support.  In response to a question from Mr. Fioritto, Mr. Mucci said he could not absolutely rule out considering the Newbury Sand and Gravel site at this point, because he was trying to maintain lines of communication with the developers.

At this point Mr. Majeski announced a five-minute recess beginning at 8:40 p.m., with the meeting re-convened at 8:45 p.m.  Fire Department activity reported by Chief Fagan included 33 calls for March, with 111 calls year-to-date.  

Road activity reported by Mr. Hollis included cleanup of cinders, cleanup at Munn cemetery, and ditching on Music and Arbor Trail.  He noted that a bid from Paul Mansfield indicated that it would be about $5500 to close up old doors on the east side of the south garage and cut new holes on the west side, and an additional $3800 to install new doors on the west side.   The trustees approved Mr. Mansfield’s proposal.  Mr. Majeski gave Mr. Hollis the okay to order needed Christmas lighting materials, which have a very long lead-time.  

Mr. Fioritto provided a Kiwanis Lake update, reporting that Mr. Robert Weisdack held a meeting at his office on Friday March 28th, where it was announced that the results of the chemical tests performed by the Ohio Department of Health had all come up negative ***amended 4/16/03 to include "other than elevated levels of naturally-occurring elements." *** It was noted that the state health department was still working on the cancer study, and that a meeting would be held when those results were known.  Mr. Majeski expressed his appreciation for the cooperation that Manfredi Motor Transit has shown in dealing with concerns that were raised regarding their operation.  Mr. Bill Skomrock Jr. asked the trustees to inquire of Mr. Weisdack as to whether he was going to take any specific action in addressing pollution he had described as seeing in Kiwanis Lake; the trustees said that they would address that issue with Mr. Weisdack.

Correspondence received since the last meeting was read by Mr. Majeski.  

In response to a question from Mr. Bill Skomrock Sr. regarding any progress on working to create a zoning provision for assisted living, Mr. Majeski said that he would talk to the Zoning Commission to see if they were working on that issue.  

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read.

The following purchase orders were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    P. O. #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    3599    Fultz Enterprises    04a04    $4,040.00
    3600    NewburyVolFireDept    01c05    $17,500.00
    3600    NewburyVolFireDept    20a07a    $52,500.00
    3601    QualChoice    01a06    $4,492.87
    3601    QualChoice    04a10    $3,993.67
    3602    DaimlerChrysler Svcs    20a08a    $82,049.67
        Total:        $164,576.21
The following warrants were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    Check #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    25270    US Postmaster    01a04     $37.00
    25270    US Postmaster    01j02    $37.00
    25271    Gea.Soil&Water    01a26    $30.00
    25272    Gea.CntyTwpAssn    01a03    $36.00
    25273    OhioDefComp    01a01    $100.00
    25273    OhioDefComp    01a02    $266.66
    25273    OhioDefComp    01j01    $200.00
    25273    OhioDefComp    20a01b    $235.00
    25274    VOID        $0.00
    25275    Speedway SA    01g04    $178.56
    25275    Speedway SA    03a05    $120.15
    25276    Rel.Std.LifeIns.    01a06    $464.29
    25277    QualChoice,Inc.    01a06    $4,492.87
    25277    QualChoice,Inc.    04a10    $3,393.67
    s/c    National City    01a26    $8.08
    25278    WR Office Supply    01a04     $159.95
    25279    Linda Nokes    01a04     $5.63
    25280    Office Max    01a04     $275.95
    25280    Office Max    01j02    $132.18
    25280    Office Max    01g04    $43.76
    25281    KMartStore    01a26    $127.30
    25282    Jack Lashley    01a26    $28.47
    25283    News Herald    01g06    $50.85
    25284    Marge Hrabak    01j01    $150.00
    25285    Marge Hrabak    01j03    $6.27
    25286    AT&T    01b04    $41.91
    25286    AT&T    01k09    $30.01
    25286    AT&T    04a09    $20.31
    25287    East Ohio Gas    01b04    $191.08
    25287    East Ohio Gas    04a09    $1,889.38
    25288    AllTel    01b04    $242.10
    25288    AllTel    01k09    $159.97
    25288    AllTel    04a09    $31.60
    25289    Ill.Co.    01b04    $23.20
    25289    Ill.Co.    04a09    $851.05
    25290    Randal Hollis    03a05    $100.00
    25291    VerizonWireless    04a09    $86.03
    25291    VerizonWireless    01k09    $40.51
    25292    Bestone, Inc.    04b02    $114.70
    25293    AlliedDealers    04b02    $339.80
    25294    Newb.VolFireDep    01c05    $17,500.00
    25294    Newb.VolFireDep    20a07a    $52,500.00
    25295    VOID        $0.00
    25296    FultzEnterprises    04a04    $4,280.26
    25297    Geauga Door    03a08    $6,985.00
    25298    Glen Quigley    01a01    $654.37
    25299    Robt. Fioritto    01a01    $649.49
    25300    Wm. Majeski    01a01    $654.95
    25301    David Lair    01a02    $918.31
    25302    Linda Nokes    01a02a    $815.27
    25303    Jack Lashley    01b01    $420.82
    25304    Karen Endres    01j01    $415.87
    25305    Dennis Charvat    01g01    $1,363.03
    25306    Santo Battaglia    01g01    $886.77
    25307    Bernie Krotine    01g01    $467.80
    25308    Terry Aytay    01g01    $551.16
    25309    Larry McKinnon    01g01    $181.16
    25310    Doug Zimperman    20a01b    $1,030.53
    25311    Jas.RickPhifer    20a01b    $1,245.75
    25312    Geo.Mansfield    20a01b    $1,052.41
    25313    Randal Hollis    20a01b    $1,531.02
    25314    Randy O.Hollis    20a01b    $837.16
    25315    Tim Mansfield    20a01b    $1,036.80
    25316    Dennis Charvat    01g01    $166.08
    25317    Bernie Krotine    01g01    $72.85
    25318    Larry McKinnon    01g01    $7.80
    25319    Terry Aytay    01g01    $101.03
    25320    Doug Zimperman    20a01b    $1,262.83
    25321    Tim Mansfield    20a01b    $461.95
    25322    NCB    01a01    $192.68
    25322    NCB    01a02    $110.44
    25322    NCB    01a02a    $195.26
    25322    NCB    01b01    $104.47
    25322    NCB    01g01    $306.22
    25322    NCB    01j01    $17.59
    25322    NCB    20a01b    $2,471.60
    25322    NCB    01a12    $155.72
    25322    NCB    04a02    $218.65
    25323    PERS    01a01    $212.27
    25323    PERS    01a02    $122.77
    25323    PERS    01a02a    $168.40
    25323    PERS    01b01    $83.80
    25323    PERS    01g01    $388.18
    25323    PERS    01j01    $103.08
    25323    PERS    20a01b    $2,005.93
    25324    Tr.State of Ohio    01a01    $33.50
    25324    Tr.State of Ohio    01a02    $26.20
    25324    Tr.State of Ohio    01a02a    $55.63
    25324    Tr.State of Ohio    01b01    $15.03
    25324    Tr.State of Ohio    01g01    $74.78
    25324    Tr.State of Ohio    01j01    $6.27
    25324    Tr.State of Ohio    20a01b    $763.50
        Total:        $120,623.73

This meeting was adjourned at 9.37 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Majeski, a second by Mr. Fioritto, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

____________________________  __________________________________     
  William Majeski – Chairman        Robert Fioritto– Vice Chairman       

____________________________  ___________________________________
 Glen Quigley                         David Lair – Township Clerk