Trustees meeting 6-2-10

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., June 2, 2010, with all members present.   Minutes of the meeting of May 19, 2010 were approved upon a motion by Mr. Snively, a second by Mr. Skomrock, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

 

Road activity was reported by Mr. Hollis, including ditching and stump cleaning on Pekin, ditching on various roads, five funerals, and tree cleanup in South Newbury cemetery.  The Road Department also cleaned up dead trees on Stone, performed boom mowing on various roads, repaired washouts on various roads, and performed truck repair, including an oil pan replacement on one of the diesel trucks.  This was done internally at a considerable savings over what this repair would have cost if an outside mechanic had performed it.  Mr. Skomrock commented on how good the cemeteries looked on Memorial Day; the other trustees agreed with this comment.  Mr. Hollis also reported that the pre-construction meeting for the Pekin Rd. repaving project would occur next Tuesday.  Mr. Hollis presented the trustees with a listing of Newbury seniors who had signed up for assistance in having surplus material hauled to the Clean-Up Day site for disposal as part of a joint program with the Geauga County Department on Aging.

 

Mrs. Endres reported on the upcoming zoning conference being held on June 25th, with several Zoning Commission and BZA members signed up thus far.  It was reported that the Dudek judgment entry issue was finished, with several lots consolidated into one lot.  Mrs. Endres reported that the Neighborhood Stabilization Program project was progressing, with Mrs. Endres continuing to work with Joni Stusek of the Geauga County Department of Community and Economic Development.  It was reported that one house on Ravenna Rd. previously identified as eligible for the program cannot be included because there is a former landfill on that property.   Mrs. Endres reported on a recent Zoning Commission meeting where progress was made on modifications as requested by the Board of Zoning Appeals.  Mr. Kitko noted that the announcement of rooftop wind turbines complicated the alternative energy regulations somewhat, as different size turbines will require additional research to incorporate into the proposed modifications.  Mrs. Endres also reported the purchase of property on the southeast corner of Kinsman and Sperry that will be used by the new owner for establishment of a used car lot.

 

Fire activity reported by Chief Zimperman included 40 calls, no major fires, and 22 rescues.  Ms. Wishart provided the cemetery sexton report for May.  Mrs. Hrabak reported that the Geauga County Planning Commission meeting for June has been cancelled.

 

Mr. Lair reported that the May bank reconciliation and month-end close had been completed, and provided summary information for the month, including totals of beginning balances, receipts, expenditures, and ending balances, along with interest revenue earned during the month.

 

Mr. Skomrock moved that the Board adopt Resolution 2010060201, a Certificate of Need and request that the County Auditor certify back to the Newbury Township Board of Trustees the total current tax valuation of the subdivision, and the number of mills required to generate a specified amount of revenue, or the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by a specified number of mills, for the purpose of fire activity pursuant to ORC 5705.19(I) inclusive, at the rate of 1.6 mills for five years, which levy is a renewal of an existing levy.  Mr. Snively seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

 

Blanket Certificates approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:

B.C. #

Date

Payee

 Amount

    54-2010

5/20/2010

Various Vendors

 $    1,200.00

    55-2010

5/22/2010

Various Vendors

 $      400.00

    56-2010

5/22/2010

Various Vendors

 $    2,500.00

    57-2010

5/22/2010

Various Vendors

 $  12,000.00

    58-2010

6/1/2010

Various Vendors

 $    1,200.00

    59-2010

6/1/2010

Various Vendors

 $  20,000.00

    60-2010

6/1/2010

Various Vendors

 $      900.00

 

 

Total:

 $  38,200.00

Warrants approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:

 

Check #

Date

Payee

 Amount

26654

5/20/2010

Marie White

 $      300.00

26655

6/3/2010

David J. Lair               - DL

 $    1,409.49

26656

6/3/2010

George Mansfield            - GM

 $    1,221.21

26657

6/3/2010

Janice M. Blair             - JB

 $      824.87

26658

6/3/2010

John H. Mansfield           - JM

 $      773.18

26659

6/3/2010

Jas. Rick Phifer            - JP

 $    1,352.28

26660

6/3/2010

Marge Hrabak                - MHR

 $        58.06

26661

6/3/2010

Randal R. Hollis            - RH

 $    1,789.52

26662

6/3/2010

Randal O. Hollis            - ROH

 $    1,239.48

26663

6/3/2010

Timothy A. Mansfield        - TM

 $    1,249.94

26664

6/3/2010

William J. Skomrock, Jr.    - WS

 $      689.87

26665

6/3/2010

Treasurer of State

 $      827.85

26666

6/3/2010

Ohio Public Employees Deferred Comp. Pro

 $    1,625.00

26667

6/3/2010

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

 $    8,128.45

26668

6/2/2010

Geauga County Maple Leaf

 $        44.00

26669

6/2/2010

Reliance Standard Life Insurance

 $      448.53

26670

6/2/2010

Windstream

 $      291.80

26671

6/2/2010

Flag Store

 $      146.00

26672

6/2/2010

DJL Material & Supply

 $    3,672.57

26673

6/2/2010

M.T. Business Technologies

 $        13.16

26674

6/2/2010

Delta Dental

 $      653.75

26675

6/2/2010

Dominion East Ohio Gas

 $        63.08

26676

6/2/2010

First Energy

 $      545.92

26677

6/2/2010

PNC Bank

 $      185.42

26678

6/2/2010

Ann Wishart

 $        24.00

26679

6/2/2010

Patsy Keyes

 $      280.50

26680

6/1/2010

Skipped Warrants  26680 to  26680

 $             -  

26681

6/2/2010

Treasurer of State

 $      356.83

26682

6/2/2010

Verizon Wireless

 $        32.85

26683

6/2/2010

Lab Safety Supply Inc.

 $      122.82

26684

6/2/2010

Kimball-Midwest Inc.

 $      245.64

26685

6/2/2010

Speedway SuperAmerica

 $      489.33

26686

6/2/2010

FASTENAL CO.

 $        75.49

26687

6/2/2010

Snap-On Tools

 $      175.00

26688

6/2/2010

NAPA Auto Parts Middlefield

 $        20.19

26689

6/2/2010

Tractor Supply Co.

 $        38.46

26690

6/2/2010

Preston Ford

 $      316.18

26691

6/2/2010

First Quality Power Place

 $          5.99

26692

6/2/2010

Hans' Truck & Trailer Repair, Inc.

 $        83.88

26693

6/2/2010

OHIO CAT 2

 $        40.35

 

 

Total:

 $  29,860.94

EFT transactions processed prior to or at this meeting:

 

Trans#

Date

Payee

 Amount

E00382

6/3/2010

Ann A. Wishart

 $      550.45

E00383

6/3/2010

David A. Snively

 $      712.32

E00384

6/3/2010

Douglas J. Zimperman

 $    1,352.46

E00385

6/3/2010

Karen E. Endres

 $      107.01

E00386

6/3/2010

Marcia J. Mansfield

 $      175.95

W00037

6/3/2010

Middlefield Bank

 $    3,103.52

 

 

Total:

 $    6,001.71

 

Ms. Blair discussed Mr. Lair's attendance at the Elected Officials' Conference in Washington D.C. next Thursday and Friday, stating that she and Mr. Lair would be meeting early next week to create summary information to present to agencies and elected officials in Washington for possible inclusion in federal funding packages.

 

Mr. Skomrock commented on the recent announcement that the County Engineer was no longer going to be coordinating the road striping program.  Mr. Lair said that he would discuss the matter with the County Engineer's office.  Mr. Snively reported that another sale of a surplus township truck on GovDeals had been completed, and that the program has been successful thus far.

 

Ms. Blair provided an update on the Brewer-Garrett program of analysis for potential energy savings projects.  Eight different selected areas were analyzed, from lighting to boilers to air conditioning.  Total cost for all eight projects would be approximately $80,000, of which $50,000 should be eligible for funding from a grant provided by NOPEC.

 

Ms. Blair made a motion at 8:18 p.m. to adjourn to executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters.  Mr. Skomrock seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.   The Board returned to regular session at 9:16 p.m., with no action taken.  This meeting was adjourned at 9:17 p.m., upon a motion by Ms. Blair, a second by Mr. Skomrock, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

 

 

__________________________________  ___________________________________    

Jan Blair – Chairman                          William Skomrock, Jr. – Vice Chairman

 

 

__________________________________  ___________________________________

            David Snively                                      David Lair – Fiscal Officer

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., June 2, 2010, with all members present.   Minutes of the meeting of May 19, 2010 were approved upon a motion by Mr. Snively, a second by Mr. Skomrock, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

 

Road activity was reported by Mr. Hollis, including ditching and stump cleaning on Pekin, ditching on various roads, five funerals, and tree cleanup in South Newbury cemetery.  The Road Department also cleaned up dead trees on Stone, performed boom mowing on various roads, repaired washouts on various roads, and performed truck repair, including an oil pan replacement on one of the diesel trucks.  This was done internally at a considerable savings over what this repair would have cost if an outside mechanic had performed it.  Mr. Skomrock commented on how good the cemeteries looked on Memorial Day; the other trustees agreed with this comment.  Mr. Hollis also reported that the pre-construction meeting for the Pekin Rd. repaving project would occur next Tuesday.  Mr. Hollis presented the trustees with a listing of Newbury seniors who had signed up for assistance in having surplus material hauled to the Clean-Up Day site for disposal as part of a joint program with the Geauga County Department on Aging.

 

Mrs. Endres reported on the upcoming zoning conference being held on June 25th, with several Zoning Commission and BZA members signed up thus far.  It was reported that the Dudek judgment entry issue was finished, with several lots consolidated into one lot.  Mrs. Endres reported that the Neighborhood Stabilization Program project was progressing, with Mrs. Endres continuing to work with Joni Stusek of the Geauga County Department of Community and Economic Development.  It was reported that one house on Ravenna Rd. previously identified as eligible for the program cannot be included because there is a former landfill on that property.   Mrs. Endres reported on a recent Zoning Commission meeting where progress was made on modifications as requested by the Board of Zoning Appeals.  Mr. Kitko noted that the announcement of rooftop wind turbines complicated the alternative energy regulations somewhat, as different size turbines will require additional research to incorporate into the proposed modifications.  Mrs. Endres also reported the purchase of property on the southeast corner of Kinsman and Sperry that will be used by the new owner for establishment of a used car lot.

 

Fire activity reported by Chief Zimperman included 40 calls, no major fires, and 22 rescues.  Ms. Wishart provided the cemetery sexton report for May.  Mrs. Hrabak reported that the Geauga County Planning Commission meeting for June has been cancelled.

 

Mr. Lair reported that the May bank reconciliation and month-end close had been completed, and provided summary information for the month, including totals of beginning balances, receipts, expenditures, and ending balances, along with interest revenue earned during the month.

 

Mr. Skomrock moved that the Board adopt Resolution 2010060201, a Certificate of Need and request that the County Auditor certify back to the Newbury Township Board of Trustees the total current tax valuation of the subdivision, and the number of mills required to generate a specified amount of revenue, or the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by a specified number of mills, for the purpose of fire activity pursuant to ORC 5705.19(I) inclusive, at the rate of 1.6 mills for five years, which levy is a renewal of an existing levy.  Mr. Snively seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

 

Blanket Certificates approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:

B.C. #

Date

Payee

 Amount

    54-2010

5/20/2010

Various Vendors

 $    1,200.00

    55-2010

5/22/2010

Various Vendors

 $      400.00

    56-2010

5/22/2010

Various Vendors

 $    2,500.00

    57-2010

5/22/2010

Various Vendors

 $  12,000.00

    58-2010

6/1/2010

Various Vendors

 $    1,200.00

    59-2010

6/1/2010

Various Vendors

 $  20,000.00

    60-2010

6/1/2010

Various Vendors

 $      900.00

 

 

Total:

 $  38,200.00

Warrants approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:

 

Check #

Date

Payee

 Amount

26654

5/20/2010

Marie White

 $      300.00

26655

6/3/2010

David J. Lair               - DL

 $    1,409.49

26656

6/3/2010

George Mansfield            - GM

 $    1,221.21

26657

6/3/2010

Janice M. Blair             - JB

 $      824.87

26658

6/3/2010

John H. Mansfield           - JM

 $      773.18

26659

6/3/2010

Jas. Rick Phifer            - JP

 $    1,352.28

26660

6/3/2010

Marge Hrabak                - MHR

 $        58.06

26661

6/3/2010

Randal R. Hollis            - RH

 $    1,789.52

26662

6/3/2010

Randal O. Hollis            - ROH

 $    1,239.48

26663

6/3/2010

Timothy A. Mansfield        - TM

 $    1,249.94

26664

6/3/2010

William J. Skomrock, Jr.    - WS

 $      689.87

26665

6/3/2010

Treasurer of State

 $      827.85

26666

6/3/2010

Ohio Public Employees Deferred Comp. Pro

 $    1,625.00

26667

6/3/2010

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

 $    8,128.45

26668

6/2/2010

Geauga County Maple Leaf

 $        44.00

26669

6/2/2010

Reliance Standard Life Insurance

 $      448.53

26670

6/2/2010

Windstream

 $      291.80

26671

6/2/2010

Flag Store

 $      146.00

26672

6/2/2010

DJL Material & Supply

 $    3,672.57

26673

6/2/2010

M.T. Business Technologies

 $        13.16

26674

6/2/2010

Delta Dental

 $      653.75

26675

6/2/2010

Dominion East Ohio Gas

 $        63.08

26676

6/2/2010

First Energy

 $      545.92

26677

6/2/2010

PNC Bank

 $      185.42

26678

6/2/2010

Ann Wishart

 $        24.00

26679

6/2/2010

Patsy Keyes

 $      280.50

26680

6/1/2010

Skipped Warrants  26680 to  26680

 $             -  

26681

6/2/2010

Treasurer of State

 $      356.83

26682

6/2/2010

Verizon Wireless

 $        32.85

26683

6/2/2010

Lab Safety Supply Inc.

 $      122.82

26684

6/2/2010

Kimball-Midwest Inc.

 $      245.64

26685

6/2/2010

Speedway SuperAmerica

 $      489.33

26686

6/2/2010

FASTENAL CO.

 $        75.49

26687

6/2/2010

Snap-On Tools

 $      175.00

26688

6/2/2010

NAPA Auto Parts Middlefield

 $        20.19

26689

6/2/2010

Tractor Supply Co.

 $        38.46

26690

6/2/2010

Preston Ford

 $      316.18

26691

6/2/2010

First Quality Power Place

 $          5.99

26692

6/2/2010

Hans' Truck & Trailer Repair, Inc.

 $        83.88

26693

6/2/2010

OHIO CAT 2

 $        40.35

 

 

Total:

 $  29,860.94

EFT transactions processed prior to or at this meeting:

 

Trans#

Date

Payee

 Amount

E00382

6/3/2010

Ann A. Wishart

 $      550.45

E00383

6/3/2010

David A. Snively

 $      712.32

E00384

6/3/2010

Douglas J. Zimperman

 $    1,352.46

E00385

6/3/2010

Karen E. Endres

 $      107.01

E00386

6/3/2010

Marcia J. Mansfield

 $      175.95

W00037

6/3/2010

Middlefield Bank

 $    3,103.52

 

 

Total:

 $    6,001.71

 

Ms. Blair discussed Mr. Lair's attendance at the Elected Officials' Conference in Washington D.C. next Thursday and Friday, stating that she and Mr. Lair would be meeting early next week to create summary information to present to agencies and elected officials in Washington for possible inclusion in federal funding packages.

 

Mr. Skomrock commented on the recent announcement that the County Engineer was no longer going to be coordinating the road striping program.  Mr. Lair said that he would discuss the matter with the County Engineer's office.  Mr. Snively reported that another sale of a surplus township truck on GovDeals had been completed, and that the program has been successful thus far.

 

Ms. Blair provided an update on the Brewer-Garrett program of analysis for potential energy savings projects.  Eight different selected areas were analyzed, from lighting to boilers to air conditioning.  Total cost for all eight projects would be approximately $80,000, of which $50,000 should be eligible for funding from a grant provided by NOPEC.

 

Ms. Blair made a motion at 8:18 p.m. to adjourn to executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters.  Mr. Skomrock seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.   The Board returned to regular session at 9:16 p.m., with no action taken.  This meeting was adjourned at 9:17 p.m., upon a motion by Ms. Blair, a second by Mr. Skomrock, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

 

 

__________________________________  ___________________________________    

Jan Blair – Chairman                          William Skomrock, Jr. – Vice Chairman

 

 

__________________________________  ___________________________________

            David Snively                                      David Lair – Fiscal Officer