Township Meeting - 8/4/2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:33 p.m., August 4, 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 Mr. Fagan included 35 calls for the month of July, with 284 calls year-to-date.  Mr. Fagan requested that the trustees ask the Police Department for their assistance in traffic control during the August 21st 50 year celebration.  

Mr. Quigley reported that most of the repaving project was completed, with some berm work and striping yet to be completed.  Karen Endres suggested that the trustees consider sending some people to a Zoning Seminar to be held in Cleveland in the near future, at a cost of $85 per person.  The trustees agreed with this idea.

Mr. Majeski asked some questions of Mr. Fagan regarding the possibility of the Fire Department doing a controlled burn of condemned structures as a means of helping owners who cannot afford to remove these buildings by themselves; Mr. Fagan said that the Fire Chief would have to review this idea, and that there are some restrictions and internal policies that might make such a plan unworkable at this point.   

Mr. Majeski discussed the current budgetary restrictions in the General Fund, and stated that he thought that the Board should consider after the end of this year if it would be able to continue the position of Assistant Zoning Inspector.  

Mr. Fioritto reported that he had followed up on a letter from the Ohio Department of Liquor Control, saying that neither the Newbury Police Department or the Geauga Sheriff’s Department had any objection to renewals of liquor permits within the township.

The trustees discussed final revisions to the Newbury Township Cemetery Regulations.  Labor Day was included on the list of holidays on which burials are not conducted.  The trustees established new fees for openings and closings, with differential rates on weekends and holidays, and disinterment fees to be established with the same rates.

Mr. Quigley brought up the issue of naming a second alternate for the Zoning Board of Appeals.  The other trustees agreed with this idea, deciding to place an ad in the newspaper and make a selection at the first meeting in October.  The trustees also agreed that a stenographer for specific ZBA hearings be selected, starting the process by placing an ad for this position also.

Mr. Fioritto provided an update on Newbury’s appeal on their standing in the Haueter Asphalt case.  Mr. Fioritto reported that the court would probably take two to four weeks to come to a final decision after hearing from attorneys on both sides of this issue.

Mr. Fioritto said that he had heard from Mr. Skowronski of the Ohio EPA, who reported that it appears that two buried tankers have been discovered on the Manfredi Motor Transit property, directly south of the original excavation site where a series of buried concrete pipes were discovered last year.  Mr. Quigley delivered an All Erection Crane Rental update, stating that additional information was being requested by the plaintiff.  Mr. Fioritto reported on progress toward picking a new health insurance carrier, and also reported that the Warranty Deed for the new property at the corner of Rt. 87 and Auburn Road.

Mr. Majeski presented a report on the Rabid Raccoon Pellet Drop, to be conducted on August 5th.   
Mr. Quigley presented a draft Weapons Policy, based on Geauga County Policy.  After some discussion, it was decided to table action on this policy pending further review of this subject.  Mr. Quigley also provided a legal opinion from Stacey Reid on the issue of speed bumps; while it appeared that installing speed bumps would be a legal action for the township to take, the problems which speed bumps might cause made them not recommended, in her opinion.  

Correspondence read since the last meeting was reviewed by Mr. Fioritto.
The following warrants were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:    
    Check #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    26715    Glen Quigley    01a01    $690.55
    26716    Robt. Fioritto    01a01    $666.64
    26717    Wm. Majeski    01a01    $673.62
    26718    David Lair    01a02    $32.18
    26719    Linda Nokes    01a02a    $736.88
    26720    Jack Lashley    01d01    $700.00
    26721    Jack Lashley    01b01    $128.41
    26722    Bernie Krotine    01g01    $767.98
    26723    Paul Pfiester    01g01    $909.49
    26724    Santo Battaglia    01g01    $1,992.76
    26725    Terry Aytay    01g01    $583.52
    26726    Karen Endres    01j01    $527.04
    26727    Doug Zimperman    20a01b    $1,053.50
    26728    Randal Hollis    20a01b    $1,516.64
    26729    Jas.Rick Phifer    20a01b    $1,237.53
    26730    Randy O.Hollis    20a01b    $853.27
    26731    Geo.Mansfield    20a01b    $1,055.93
    26732    Tim Mansfield    20a01b    $1,048.38
    26733    Ohio Def Comp    01a01    $100.00
    26733    Ohio Def Comp    01a02    $1,200.00
    26733    Ohio Def Comp    01a02a    $100.00
    26733    Ohio Def Comp    01j01    $200.00
    26733    Ohio Def Comp    20a01b    $295.00
    26734    NCB    01a01    $181.87
    26734    NCB    01a02    $111.20
    26734    NCB    01a02a    $194.38
    26734    NCB    01b01    $18.72
    26734    NCB    01d01    $494.96
    26734    NCB    01g01    $384.19
    26734    NCB    01j01    $31.61
    26734    NCB    20a01b    $1,831.09
    26734    NCB    01a12    $227.03
    26734    NCB    04a02    $160.70
    26735    PERS    01a01    $218.10
    26735    PERS    01a02    $127.23
    26735    PERS    01a02a    $177.65
    26735    PERS    01b01    $21.58
    26735    PERS    01d01    $182.54
    26735    PERS    01g01    $441.78
    26735    PERS    01j01    $162.01
    26735    PERS    20a01b    $1,573.66
    26736    Tr.State/Ohio    01a01    $35.21
    26736    Tr.State/Ohio    01a02    $26.20
    26736    Tr.State/Ohio    01a02a    $71.21
    26736    Tr.State/Ohio    01b01    $5.21
    26736    Tr.State/Ohio    01d01    $70.00
    26736    Tr.State/Ohio    01g01    $117.65
    26736    Tr.State/Ohio    01j01    $26.10
    26736    Tr.State/Ohio    20a01b    $619.14
    26737    Prots BiRite    01a04    $64.72
    26738    Alltel    01b04    $253.28
    26738    Alltel    01k09    $190.06
    26738    Alltel    04a09    $33.35
    26739    EastOhioGas    01b04    $57.90
    26739    EastOhioGas    04a09    $78.94
    26740    Ill.Co.    01b04    $177.58
    26740    Ill.Co.    04a09    $156.97
    26741    AtwellsP&F Equip    01g04    $297.50
    26742    Paul Mansfield    01j01    $240.00
    26743    Marge Hrabak    01j01    $382.50
    26744    Office Max    01a04    $19.68
    26744    Office Max    01j02    $226.60
    26745    Marge Hrabak    01j02    $47.24
    26746    GeaCntyMapleLeaf    01j03    $37.50
    26747    Speedway    01g04    $297.96
    26747    Speedway    03a05    $115.05
    26747    Speedway    05a09    $92.18
    26748    FirstQualSales    03a05    $2.78
    26749    ChardonTractor    03a05    $46.10
    26750    ChgrinOil&Gas    03a05    $1,059.79
    26751    Newb.AutoParts    03a05    $15.45
    26752    Preston Ford    04a06    $178.87
    26753    HansTruckTrailer    04a06    $164.90
    26754    CleveUnplugged    04a09    $139.99
    26755    Verizon    04a09    $87.19
    26756    SchlossMat'l.s    04b02    $1,248.45
        Total:        $30,292.87

This meeting was adjourned at 10:15 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