Township Meeting - 4/24/2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order on April 21, 2004 at 7:35 p.m., with Mr. Fioritto and Mr. Majeski present.  Minutes of the previous meeting were approved with one minor change, upon a motion by Mr. Majeski, a second by Mr. Fioritto, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

Mrs. Tara DuBois read a letter from the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District regarding a review of natural drainage patterns that may affect her property.

Fire activity reported by Ken Fagan included 34 calls so far in April, with 146 year-to-date.  The thermal imaging unit is now available for use, and the Fire Department is awaiting delivery of a vehicle mounting kit that will allow storage and battery charging of the unit when it is in the vehicle.

The next item of business was the 8:00 p.m. opening of bids for a 2.5-ton truck chassis for the Road Department.   Only one bid was received, from Hans Freightliner in the amount of $54,711.00  Trade-in being offered on the 1994 Freightliner that the township wishes to trade in is $13,229.00.  Mr. Majeski moved that the trustees accept this bid.  Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

The issue of utilization of equipment and labor from the Road Department and cost allocation was discussed.  Based on input to the Clerk from a representative of the State Auditor’s Department, it was recommended that allocation of Road Department labor expense to the General Fund be made based on an hourly rate including labor and equipment utilization.  Mr. Hollis was asked to present hourly labor and equipment utilization rates at the next meeting. Also discussed at this time were alternative ideas for handling electrical service to Grange Park.  Mr. Hollis presented his regular road report, including repairs to township roads and recent repairs to the Legion Hall.  

Mrs. Endres reported activity including revocation of a home permit in the Wake Robin subdivision due to deed restrictions, and establishment of new businesses, including a furniture store and a used car lot.  Mr. Majeski moved that up to three representatives of the township be authorized to attend a zoning seminar at approximately $270 per person.  Mr. Fioritto seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  

Mr. Majeski discussed a spreadsheet that Linda Nokes had prepared listing cemetery activity, and said that he would request that Linda Phillips review cemetery activity for the last three years to verify that payment has been received for all services provided.  Mr. Majeski presented an estimate in the amount of $728.48 from the Illuminating Company for installation of a streetlight and pole at the intersection of Overture Dr. and Music St.

Mr. Fioritto moved that an amended 2004 appropriation in the total amount of $2,007,275.21 be adopted.  Mr. Majeski seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

A general discussion period included indication by Trustees Fioritto and Majeski that they are considering attendance at the annual Elected Officials’ Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 6-7 of this year.  The trustees were invited to attend this event by Congressman LaTourette as a means of investigating possible avenues for receiving Federal funding for township projects.

Zoning Commission Chairman Chris Yaecker presented proposed changes to the Township Zoning Resolution.  Mr. Fioritto suggested that a hearing date for May 19th at 7:00 p.m. be established.
The following purchase orders were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    P. O. #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    3857    Void        
    3858    QualChoice    01a06    $5,211.39
    3858    QualChoice    04a10    $6,168.58
        Total:        $11,379.97
The following warrants were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    Check #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    26415    Linda Nokes    01a02a    $702.02
    26416    Jack Lashley    01d    $700.00
    26417    Karen Endres    01j    $472.24
    26418    Doug Zimperman    20a01b    $1,120.83
    26419    Geo. Mansfield    20a01b    $1,124.90
    26420    J.Rick Phifer    20a01b    $1,317.64
    26421    Randal Hollis    20a01b    $1,432.60
    26422    Randy O. Hollis    20a01b    $910.83
    26423    Tim Mansfield    20a01b    $1,115.70
    26424    OH.Def.Comp.    01a02a    $100.00
    26424    OH.Def.Comp.    01j01    $200.00
    26424    OH.Def.Comp.    20a01b    $295.00
    26425    PERS    01a12    $1,970.89
    26425    PERS    04a02    $3,198.15
    26426    Linda Nokes    01a04    17.68
    26427    WesResOffSupply    01a04    8.33
    26428    Delta Dental    01a06    282.43
    26428    Delta Dental    04a10    250.22
    26429    QualChoice,Inc.    01a06    5211.39
    26429    QualChoice,Inc.    04a10    6168.58
    26430    ComDoc,Inc.    01a05    72.78
    26431    GeaSoil&Water    01a26    36
    26432    SquireSanderDemp    01a26    2810
    26433    CED    01b02    192
    26434    AcquireFire    01b07    66.2
    26434    AcquireFire    01g05    285.7
    26434    AcquireFire    04a06    165.2
    26435    Linda Phillips    01d01    209.1
    26436    OhPeaceOffcTrain    01g06    105
    26437    Bestone, Inc.    03a05    113.5
    26438    VOID        0
    26439    Sears    03a05    39.12
    26440    LabSafetySupply    03a05    146.86
    26441    ConcordRdEquip    04a04    14571.99
        Total:        $45,412.88

This meeting was adjourned at 10:53 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Majeski, a second by Mr. Fioritto, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

__________________________________  ___________________________________     
  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 7:15 p.m. on April 29, 2004, with all members present.  Purpose of this meeting was to consider a Resolution to Order the Asphalt Resurfacing of Kimmeridge Trail and Section C of Music Street.  After some discussion regarding this issue, Mr. Majeski moved that this Resolution, assigned number 20040429001, be adopted.  Mr. Quigley seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.   This meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.


__________________________________  ___________________________________     
  Robert Fioritto – Chairman            William Majeski – Vice Chairman       


__________________________________  ___________________________________
 Glen Quigley                     David Lair – Township Clerk