Township Meeting -7/21/2004

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:36 p.m., July 21, 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 23 calls month-to-date, and 268 calls year-to-date.  In response to a request from Mr. Fagan, the trustees agreed that using the Center Cemetery for overflow parking of light vehicles would be acceptable during the Fire Department's 50th Anniversary celebration to take place in August.  Also discussed at this time was the idea of practice burning of condemned structures upon the approval of the property owner, as a means of removing the structure and providing the Fire Department with firefighting practice.

Mr. Quigley provided the trustees with an incident report that he had received from the Sheriff’s Department.  Mr. Quigley reported that asphalt resurfacing would be occurring on Music and Kimmeridge next week.   A resident living at 14698 Elm reported that there was some additional work needed with the culvert pipe in front of her residence.  Mr. Majeski reported that he had visited the Restful Lake Community Hall, where Community Development Block-Grant money was refurbishing this structure.  It was also noted that Kiwanis Lake has recently been awarded an $80,000 Community Development Block Grant to refurbish their Community Hall.

Mr. Quigley moved that the board appoint Marge Hrabak as Assistant Zoning Inspector at rate of $10.75, this rate being effective August 1st.  Purpose of this addition would be to provide an individual with official status as a backup to Karen Endres.  This motion was seconded by Mr. Majeski, which passed by unanimous vote.  The trustees discussed several issues regarding the cleanup of properties with junk vehicles or abandoned structures.  

Joe Knautz addressed the Trustees about using Oberland Park property to hold a Garden Tractor Pull, September 18th or 19th, with proceeds to help support Recreation Board programs.  The trustees agreed with this project.

The trustees discussed the subject of proposed revision of cemetery fees, as adopted at the previous meeting.  The only open item remaining is the possible establishment of higher rates for openings and closings occurring on weekends and holidays.  The trustees noted that an appeal in Chardon Common Pleas Court on the Asphalt Plant case was scheduled for August 4th, to see on appeal whether Newbury Township has standing in the Haueter case.  

It was reported by Mr. Majeski that Community Days events, as chaired by Mitch Stone, were progressing.  The trustees discussed with Marge Hrabak a proposal which the Newbury Kiwanis had received for construction of a community billboard sign.  The trustees agreed that if such a sign were purchased, it should probably be placed on the newly purchased township property at the southwest corner of Rt. 87 and Auburn Rd.

Mr. Quigley moved that Resolution 20040721001, a Resolution Declaring it Necessary to Levy a Tax in Excess of the Ten Mill Limitation, for renewal of the 1979 2.8 mill Road Levy be adopted.  Mr. Majeski seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.  Mr. Majeski moved that Resolution 20040721002, a Resolution Declaring it Necessary to Levy a Tax in Excess of the Ten Mill Limitation, for an additional .75 mill levy for Police purposes be adopted.  Mr. Quigley seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Mr. Quigley moved that $1,000 be moved from the 1A26 General-Other account to the 1A15 Workers Compensation account.  Mr. Majeski seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Correspondence received since the last meeting was reviewed by the board.  In response to a letter from the Ohio Department of Liquor Control regarding any township input on liquor permits in the township which are up for renewal, Mr. Quigley suggested that Mr. Fioritto as Police Liaison forward this letter to both the Newbury Police Department and the Geauga Sheriff’s Department to see if they have any objections to renewal of any current liquor permits in effect within the township.

The following purchase orders were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    P. O. #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    3910    Various Vendors    01f08    $2,500.00
    3911    Concord Road Equip    04a04    $28,032.91
    3912    Bureau of Workers Comp    01a15    $5,595.39
    3912    Bureau of Workers Comp    20a08a    $334.48
    3913    QualChoice    01a06    $5,211.39
    3913    QualChoice    04a10    $6,168.58
    3914    Schloss    04b02    $9,789.94
    3915    Frank Gates Svc Co.    01a15    $2,781.00
        Total        $60,413.69
The following warrants were approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
    Check #    Payee    Acct    Amount
    26680    GeaCntyTwpAssn    01a03    $36.00
    26681    Linda Nokes    01a02a    $709.86
    26682    Jack Lashley    01b01    $80.00
    26683    Jack Lashley    01d01    $700.00
    26684    Karen Endres    01j01    $759.24
    26685    Doug Zimperman    20a01b    $1,120.83
    26686    Geo.Mansfield    20a01b    $1,055.93
    26687    Jas.RickPhifer    20a01b    $1,317.64
    26688    Randal Hollis    20a01b    $1,613.57
    26689    Randy O. Hollis    20a01b    $910.83
    26690    Tim Mansfield    20a01b    $1,115.70
    26691    Ohio Def Comp    01a02a    $100.00
    26691    Ohio Def Comp    01j01    $200.00
    26691    Ohio Def Comp    20a01b    $295.00
    26692    PERS    01a12    $2,185.27
    26692    PERS    04a02    $2,777.95
    26693    Delta Dental    01a06    $282.43
    26693    Delta Dental    04a10    $250.22
    26694    QualChoice    01a06    $5,211.39
    26694    QualChoice    04a10    $6,168.58
    26695    BWC    01a15    $5,595.39
    26695    BWC    20a08a    $334.48
    26696    FrankGatesSvc.    01a15    $2,781.00
    26697    David Lair    01b04    $210.00
    26697    David Lair    01a04    $39.96
    26697    David Lair    01a03    $122.99
    26698    Newb.Pharmacy    01g04    $95.88
    26699    Newb.Printing    01g04    $140.48
    26700    Rel.Std.LifeIns    01a06    $463.96
    26701    ComDocInc    01j02    $151.46
    26702    GEaCntyPlanComm    01j02    $15.00
    26703    GeaCntyMapleLeaf    01j03    $31.50
    26704    Waste Management    01h06    $4,450.95
    26705    Cintas Corp.    03a05    $272.16
    26706    Free Enterprises    03a05    $214.98
    26707    Allied Dealers    03a05    $4.37
    26708    AllWaysFlasher    03a05    $198.25
    26709    First QualSales    03a05    $246.80
    26710    Schloss Mat'l.s    04b02    $9,789.94
    26711    ScapeAbilities    20a08a    $280.00
    26712    Kimball-Midwest    03a05    $410.64
    26713    VOID        $0.00
    26714    United Health C    01a06    $4,143.15
    26714    United Health C    04a10    $3,534.43
        Total:        $60,418.21

This meeting was adjourned at 9:42 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Quigley, a second by Mr. Fioritto, 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