Trustee's Meeting 07/16/2014

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:00 p.m., July 16 2014, with Mr. Quigley, and Ms. Blair present.

 

Minutes of the June 18, 2014 meeting were approved by a motion by Ms. Blair and 2nd by Mr. Quigley and a unanimous affirmative vote by all.

 

Minutes of the June 30, 2014 special meeting were approved by a motion by Ms. Blair and 2nd by Mr. Quigley and a unanimous affirmative vote by all.

 

Minutes of the July 2, 2014 meeting were approved by a motion by Ms. Blair and 2nd by Mr. Quigley and a unanimous affirmative vote by all.

 

Minutes of the July 14, 2014 special meeting were approved by a motion by Ms. Blair and 2nd by Mr. Quigley, and a unanimous affirmative vote by all.

 

Ms. Mansfield presented the June 2014 financials for approval, motion to approve financials as submitted by Mr. Quigley, 2nd by Ms. Blair and a unanimous affirmative vote by all.

 

Ms. Mansfield then discussed the 2015 budget hearing is set for August 12, 2014 at 11:45AM.

 

Ms. Mansfield reported that the Certificate of Estimated Property Tax Revenue for the renewal of the township 1.6 mill fire Protection Levy had been received from the County Auditor, indicating estimated revenue for the levy of $264,146 at 100% collection, with a total tax valuation of the subdivision used in calculating the estimated property tax revenue of $169,979,810.  Ms. Blair  moved that the Board adopt Resolution 20140716-01 declaring it necessary to levy a tax in excess of the ten mill limitation, pursuant to ORC 5705.19(I) and ORC 5705.191, at a rate not exceeding 1.6 mills for fire protection purposes, and which levy is a renewal of an existing tax levy, and that this issue be placed for consideration of the voters on November 4, 2014 ballot.  Mr. Quigley seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous.

 

Mr. Zimperman reported 353 calls for the year for the fire department.  They requested payment of an invoice from the Fire misc. money.

 

Mr. Zimperman reported that about 75% of the work has been done on Hillview, the road will be closed during the day while working on the culvert.  He reported that the new mower has come.  American Legion alarm has been updated.  Cemetery maps for South Newbury were discussed.

 Mr. Fidel reported for the ZBA, he indicated that things are quiet on the ZBA.

 Mr. Mansfield reported for the Park Board.  They are trying to get power back to the pavilion.  The parking lot is complete.  The discussion turned to electric for the pavilion.  The cost is approximately $7000.00.

 Ms. Blair discussed the sale of Grange Park; she is going to have a realtor come on August 6, if they will lower the commission rate on the sale.

 

Mr. Quigley reported St. Helen’s was inquiring about Halloween the date for trick or treat will be October 30, 2014 from 6-8PM.

 

Mr. Quigley presented several letters for signature thanking different organizations for the help with the painting of the cemetery fence, and donations to the Veterans Park.  The ad for the salt shed was run.

 

Job descriptions were made Ms. Blair motioned to accept the new job descriptions as presented, 2nd by Mr. Quigley and a unanimous affirmative vote by all.

 

Ms. Blair is meeting with the OTARMA representative.

 

 

An interpretation of the Holiday pay was discussed regarding how to pay Doug and Tim for the July 3/4th Holiday.  After reading the employee manual the decision was made to pay them for the Holiday and their time. 

 

Mr. Quigley discussed noise problems and other problems and how they are balancing each other out.  A noise resolution would require the Sheriff’s department to purchase equipment to measure decibels of sound and they would have to enforce the resolution.