Township Meeting - 6/2/2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order on June 2, 2004 at 7:35 p.m., with Mr. Majeski and Mr. Quigley present.  Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read upon a motion by Mr. Quigley, a second by Mr. Majeski, and a unanimous affirmative vote.   

Fire activity reported by Ken Fagan included 209 calls year-to-date, with a total of 46 for May.   It was tentatively planned for the Trustees to attend the Fire Department Trustees meeting at 8:30 p.m. on June 30th, with the 2005 Budget Hearing being tentatively scheduled to be held the same evening, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Mr. Majeski expressed his appreciation to the efforts of the Fire, Road, and Police Departments, along with the American Legion and VFW, for their work in making the Memorial Day ceremonies in the township a success.

Zoning activity included discussions regarding communication tower lighting and communication received from Poland Township concerning steps they have taken to force removal of junk automobiles and other junk materials from township property.  These procedures, whereby Poland Township arranges for needed clean-up and has the costs of this clean-up added to the property owner’s property tax bill, will be forwarded to the township representative at the Geauga County Prosecutor’s office for review prior to adoption by Newbury Township.

On the recommendation of the County Engineer’s office, Mr. Quigley moved that the township accept the bid from Kenmore Construction of $186,675 for the asphalt resurfacing of Kimmeridge Trail and Section C of Music St.   Mr. Majeski seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

In response to a comment by Mr. Bill Skomrock Sr. regarding trees along Munn Rd. he felt were in the right-of-way, Mr. Quigley said he would talk to Mr. Hollis about looking into whether the township could take care of this problem.   In the aftermath of a recent bank robbery in the township, Mr. Majeski expressed concern regarding whether there was a procedure in place to make sure that the Sheriff and the Newbury Police Department were effectively communicating with each other when such incidents occur.

The trustees adjourned into executive session at 8:22 p.m. to discuss pending litigation, upon a motion by Mr. Quigley, a second by Mr. Majeski, and a unanimous affirmative vote.  The trustees returned to regular session at 8:52 p.m.   Mr. Majeski moved that the trustees authorize Mr. Quigley to negotiate a settlement in the All Erection Crane case, to be brought back to the trustees for final approval.  Mr. Quigley seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Correspondence received since the last meeting was reviewed by Mr. Majeski.  In response to a letter from Roger and Lou Casseday regarding landscaping repairs that need to be completed in the aftermath of Orwell Gas activities which occurred in the Kimberly Estates subdivision last year, Mr. Majeski spoke to a representative from Orwell Gas, who assured him that landscaping repairs would be completed.  A follow-up letter from Mr. and Mrs. Casseday received today indicates that these repairs have been completed.   A general discussion period included potential planning for a Community Days event this year.

The following purchase orders were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    P. O. #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    3868    Various Vendors    01g01    $1,500.00
    3869    QualChoice    01a06    $5,211.39
    3869    QualChoice    04a10    $6,168.58
    3870    Various Vendors    01j03    $1,000.00
    3871    TreasStOH    01a19    $878.70
    3872    Various Vendors    01e01    $1,308.10
        Total        $16,066.77
                
The following warrants were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:    
    Check #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    26525    Glen Quigley    01a01    $690.55
    26526    Robt. Fioritto    01a01    $666.64
    26527    Wm. Majeski    01a01    $673.62
    26528    David Lair    01a02    $965.52
    26529    Linda Nokes    01a02a    $704.63
    26530    Jack Lashley    01d01    $700.00
    26531    Jack Lashley    01b01    $80.00
    26532    Bernie Krotine    01g01    $832.02
    26533    Paul Pfiester    01g01    $1,339.23
    26534    Santo Battaglia    01g01    $2,098.06
    26535    Terry Aytay    01g01    $641.45
    26536    Karen Endres    01j01    $698.08
    26537    Doug Zimperman    20a01b    $1,154.50
    26538    Geo. Mansfield    20a01b    $1,073.18
    26539    Jas.Rick Phifer    20a01b    $1,357.42
    26540    Randal Hollis    20a01b    $1,555.88
    26541    Tim Mansfield    20a01b    $1,149.38
    26542    Randy O. Hollis    20a01b    $986.68
    26543    NCB    01a01    $181.87
    26543    NCB    01a02    $111.20
    26543    NCB    01a02a    $173.12
    26543    NCB    01b01    $3.21
    26543    NCB    01d01    $494.96
    26543    NCB    01g01    $483.88
    26543    NCB    01j01    $29.77
    26543    NCB    20a01b    $2,024.48
    26543    NCB    01a12    $236.89
    26543    NCB    04a02    $166.94
    26544    PERS    01a01    $218.10
    26544    PERS    01a02    $127.23
    26544    PERS    01a02a    $163.17
    26544    PERS    01b01    $8.09
    26544    PERS    01d01    $182.54
    26544    NCB    01g01    $515.08
    26544    PERS    01j01    $174.53
    26544    PERS    20a01b    $1,659.82
    26545    Tr.State of Oh    01a01    $35.21
    26545    Tr.State of Oh    01a02    $26.20
    26545    Tr.State of Oh    01a02a    $63.21
    26545    Tr.State of Oh    01b01    $3.92
    26545    Tr.State of Oh    01d01    $70.00
    26545    Tr.State of Oh    01g01    $150.03
    26545    Tr.State of Oh    01j01    $31.10
    26545    Tr.State of Oh    20a01b    $680.60
    26546    Oh.Def.Comp.    01a01    $100.00
    26546    Oh.Def.Comp.    01a02    $266.66
    26546    Oh.Def.Comp.    01a02a    $100.00
    26546    Oh.Def.Comp.    01j01    $200.00
    26546    Oh.Def.Comp.    20a01b    $295.00
    26547    Linda Nokes    01a04    $31.35
    26548    Office Max    01a04    $59.14
    26548    Office Max    01j02    $59.98
    26549    W.DwayneMorgan    01a05    $50.00
    26550    Rel.Std.LifeIns.    01a06    $463.96
    26551    QualChoice    01a06    $5,211.39
    26551    QualChoice    04a10    $6,168.58
    26552    Tr.State of Oh    01a19    $878.70
    26553    SunriseSprings    01a26    $24.75
    26553    SunriseSprings    03a05    $22.50
    26556    Alltel    01b04    $249.23
    26556    Alltel    01k09    $180.82
    26556    Alltel    04a09    $33.14
    26557    EastOhioGas    01b04    $265.19
    26557    EastOhioGas    04a09    $319.50
    26558    Ill.Co.    01b04    $150.06
    26558    Ill.Co.    04a09    $352.40
    26558    Ill.Co.    01e01    $1,308.10
    26559    Speedway    01g04    $368.58
    26559    Speedway    05a09    $165.43
    26559    Speedway    03a05    $158.51
    26560    Marge Hrabak    01j01    $275.40
    26561    Marge Hrabak    01j02    $34.54
    26562    Karen Endres    01j03    $134.25
    26563    Karen Endres    01j03    $175.00
    26564    GeaCntyMapleLeaf    01j03    $40.50
    26565    ChagrinOilGas    03a05    $643.83
    26566    J.Rick Phifer    03a05    $100.00
    26567    TractorSupply    03a05    $209.94
    26567    TractorSupply    05a09    $149.88
    26568    Kimball-Midwest    03a05    $233.81
    26569    ConcordRdEquip    04a04    $758.32
    26570    Cars Autobody    04a06    $110.80
    26571    Schloss Material    04b02    $1,135.12
    26572    MunnRd.SandGravl    05a09    $96.36
    26573    BurtonSheetMetal    20a08a    $1,037.23
        Total:        $47,999.94

This meeting was adjourned at 9:52 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