Trustees meeting April 4, 2011

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., April 4, 2011, with Ms. Blair and Mr. Skomrock present. Minutes of the meeting of March 16, 2011 were approved upon a motion by Mr. Skomrock, a second by Ms. Blair, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

Zoning activity reported by Ms. Endres referred to her March report. She noted that Geauga Organics has withdrawn their case involving the proposed Sweet Peat operation. Ms. Endres also noted that the BZA has heard the case for the indoor shooting range, to be located within the Newbury Business Park. The application was denied as not meeting standards for a use variance, but those present felt that the trustees could support an agreed judgment entry to permit the operation to be established at the proposed location. Sheriff McClelland and others present at the hearing expressed hope that something could be worked out to accommodate this operation. Ms. Endres noted that Auburn Township had began the process for a similar type operation which never materialized, and this has provided the Prosecutor's office with a starting point for creating a judgment entry covering this case.

Mr. Lair reported that he had completed the March month-end financial close and bank reconciliation, and provided a brief summary of March financial activity. At the request of the Fiscal Officer, Mr. Skomrock moved that the trustees adopt Resolution 2011040401, requesting that the Geauga County Budget Commission certify a total of $50,020 into the township 2902 NOPEC Grant Special Fund. Ms. Blair seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote. At the request of the Fiscal Officer, Mr. Skomrock moved that the trustees adopt Resolution 2011040402, authorizing the payment of participating township employees by direct deposit. Ms. Blair seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Blanket Certificates approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
B.C. # Date Payee Amount
52-2011 4/1/2011 Various Vendors $ 5,000.00
Purchase Orders approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
P.O. # Date Payee Amount
6-2011 4/1/2011 Fire Force, Inc. $ 2,467.00
Warrants approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
Check # Date Payee Amount
27373 3/18/2011 Douglas J. Zimperman - DZ $ 706.35
27374 3/26/2011 Skipped Warrants 27374 to 27374 $ -
27375 4/4/2011 David J. Lair - DL $ 1,376.58
27376 4/4/2011 John H. Mansfield - JM $ 790.98
27377 4/4/2011 Jas. Rick Phifer - JP $ 1,328.24
27378 4/4/2011 Marge Hrabak - MHR $ 398.72
27379 4/4/2011 Randal R. Hollis - RH $ 1,640.78
27380 4/4/2011 Randal O. Hollis - ROH $ 1,175.56
27381 4/4/2011 Timothy A. Mansfield - TM $ 1,273.13
27382 4/4/2011 William J. Skomrock, Jr. - WS $ 663.80
27383 4/4/2011 Ohio Public Employees Deferred Comp. Pro $ 1,460.00
27384 4/4/2011 Treasurer of State $ 1,012.72
27385 4/4/2011 Ohio Public Employees Retirement System $ 8,412.96
27386 4/4/2011 Concord Road Equipment Mfg. $ 643.50
27387 4/4/2011 Allied Dealers Supply Co., Inc. $ 54.00
27388 4/4/2011 Reliance Standard Life Insurance $ 559.18
27389 4/4/2011 Sunrise Springs Water Co. Inc. $ 183.50
27390 4/4/2011 Kimball-Midwest Inc. $ 250.75
27391 4/4/2011 PNC Bank $ 204.20
27392 4/4/2011 United Healthcare Insurance Co. $ 11,740.46
27393 4/4/2011 Delta Dental $ 674.31
27394 4/4/2011 Air Gas Great Lakes $ 197.82
27395 4/4/2011 Dominion East Ohio Gas $ 1,115.62
27396 4/4/2011 Speedway SuperAmerica $ 338.95
27397 4/4/2011 Windstream $ 296.97
27398 4/4/2011 Chagrin Oil & Gas Co. Inc. $ 2,344.31
27399 4/4/2011 Allied Dealers Supply Co., Inc. $ 183.25
27400 4/4/2011 M.T. Business Technologies $ 9.86
27401 4/4/2011 Geauga County Community & Economic Dev $ 30.00
27402 4/4/2011 Geauga Door Sales & Service $ 289.00
27403 4/4/2011 Tractor Supply Co. $ 57.34
27404 4/4/2011 Ann Wishart $ 21.93
27405 4/4/2011 Patsy Keyes $ 220.00
27406 4/4/2011 Marge Hrabak $ 11.08
27407 4/4/2011 Fire Force, Inc. $ 2,467.00
Total: $ 42,132.85
EFT transactions processed prior to or at this meeting:
Trans# Date Payee Amount
E00499 4/4/2011 Ann A. Wishart $ 734.75
E00500 4/4/2011 David A. Snively $ 712.32
E00501 4/4/2011 Douglas J. Zimperman $ 1,261.54
E00502 4/4/2011 George Mansfield $ 1,196.85
E00503 4/4/2011 Janice M. Blair $ 748.80
E00504 4/4/2011 Karen E. Endres $ 304.51
E00505 4/4/2011 Marcia J. Mansfield $ 246.56
W00051 4/4/2011 Middlefield Bank $ 4,097.19
Total: $ 9,302.52

The trustees briefly discussed a letter from Michael Stone of the County Engineer's office regarding a proposed Ohio Public Works Commission joint project with Burton Township for the asphalt resurfacing of a portion of Burton Heights Boulevard, including the entire portion of the road within Newbury and extending approximately 1,000 feet into Burton Township. If the Burton Township Trustees support participation in this project, the Newbury Trustees said that they would support Newbury’s participation.

Ms. Blair provided an Oberland Park update. Because the newly-constructed 32’x32’ pavilion still needs a concrete floor, Jeff Bonato has agreed to donate labor for constructing the floor and Geauga Concrete will donate 6 yards of concrete material if the township will buy the other 6 yards of concrete needed, at an estimated price to the township of $480 total. Ms. Blair reported that Allen Van Zeeland of Fairmount Solutions has agreed to provide a sandpit volleyball facility at no cost to the township. Bruce Wiley has agreed to provide time and material to landscape around the pavilion. Discussion also covered installation of a flagpole and possible donation of picnic tables for the site.

Mr. Skomrock reported that Sheriff’s activity totaled 181 911 incidents for the month of March. Correspondence received since the last meeting was reviewed by Ms. Blair. This meeting was adjourned at 8:02 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Skomrock, a second by Ms. Blair, and a unanimous affirmative vote.