Trustees meeting Aug. 17 2011

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., August 17, 2011, with Mr. Snively and Ms. Blair present. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved upon a motion by Ms. Blair, a second by Mr. Snively, and affirmative votes from Ms. Blair and Mr. Snively.

It was noted that prior to the calling of the meeting to order, some discussion was held with those present regarding the status of the proposed transition of Munn Road north of Bell Road to county maintenance responsibility. Because of Mr. Skomrock’s absence from tonight’s meeting due to illness, it was decided that the scheduled presentation by County Engineer Robert Phillips regarding this issue and a subsequent decision by the Township Trustees would be postponed until the September 7th meeting.

Mr. Lair reported that the Geauga County Budget Commission has certified the $60,000 OPWC grant which has been awarded on the Burton Heights Blvd. repaving project into the township's Capital Projects fund, so that the receipt and expenditure of this grant money can be received into the township financials and then reflected as an expenditure by the township, even thought the actual grant proceeds will be disbursed directly by OPWC to Ronyak Paving. At the request of the Fiscal Officer, Ms. Blair moved that resolution 2011081701, an appropriation of $60,000 be made to the 4901-760-790-0000 Capital Projects account within the Capital Projects Fund be adopted. Mr. Snively seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Ms. Endres was present to explain the agreed judgment entry for the proposed indoor shooting range at the Newbury Business Park to be operated by The Shooting Range, Inc. Noting that all actions and public notifications in regards to this issue have been in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, including relevant documents having been available for public inspection at the town hall since August 4th, Ms. Blair made a motion that the township enter into the Agreed Judgment Entry and authorize Assistant County Prosecutor Susan Wieland to execute the judgment entry document on behalf of the township. Mr. Snively seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

The next item of business was to discuss a proposed curfew for the township to address an issue with unruly groups of youths causing disturbances in the Grace St. and Thomas St. subdivision. Mr. Snively read portions of a letter from Detective Juanita Vetter relating the issues currently being experienced in that area, noting that ORC 505.89 provided townships with the authority to enact a curfew, and stating that a request for adoption of a resolution enacting a curfew would come from a resident in the township; the Sheriff's Office does not act to recommend any such action to a township. It was noted that numerous residents from the Grace and Thomas area were present and expressed agreement with the idea of a curfew. The trustees agreed that the current curfew language including hours and conditions as already adopted by Painesville Township would serve as suitable model to emulate, subject to modification if conditions should warrant. Ms. Blair moved that the board adopt Resolution 2011081702, establishing a curfew within Newbury Township, a copy of which follows these minutes. Mr. Snively seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

It was noted by Ms. Blair that the road vacation process for portions of unbuilt roadways within the Kiwanis Lake subdivisions had been completed with action taken by the Geauga County Commissioners on August 11th. This meeting was adjourned at 8:18 p.m., upon a motion by Ms. Blair, a second by Mr. Snively, and a unanimous affirmative vote.


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David Snively – Chairman Jan Blair – Vice Chairman

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William Skomrock, Jr. David Lair – Fiscal Officer



Resolution 2011081702, ENACTMENT OF CURFEW FOR JUVENILES IN NEWBURY TOWNSHIP

WHEREAS, numerous residents have recommended to the Trustees of Newbury Township that the Trustees, pursuant to RC. 505.89, enact a curfew in the unincorporated area of Newbury Township; and

WHEREAS, the Trustees after consideration of the information provided to them, declare there is a necessity for a curfew in the unincorporated area of the Township; and

WHEREAS, the reasons for declaring the curfew necessity are:

A. A curfew would be an important tool to combat juvenile vandalism, criminal damaging and theft in the Township, and

B. A curfew would deter juveniles from surrounding areas that have a curfew from coming to Newbury Township, and

C. The Sheriffs Department has no other legal means of regulating juvenile behavior that does not rise to the level of disorderly conduct.

NOW THEREFORE, We, the Trustees of Newbury Township do hereby adopt a curfew for the unincorporated area of the Township as follows:

A. Juveniles under the age of twelve (12) years shall not be permitted on the public streets and places in Newbury Township between 9:30 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

B. Juveniles age twelve (12) years to fifteen (15) years shall not be permitted on the public streets and places in Newbury Township between 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

C. Juveniles age fifteen (15) years to eighteen (18) years shall not be permitted on the public streets and places in Newbury Township between 12:00 midnight until 5:00 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

D. Any person under eighteen (18) years of age who violates this curfew shall be charged as being an unruly child and taken before Juvenile Court as provided in Chapter 2151 of the Revised Code.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township do hereby enact a juvenile curfew effective this 17th day of August, 2011. Motion by Ms. Blair, second by Mr. Snively, vote as follows:

Voting thereon: Vote

David Snively yes
Jan Blair yes
Bill Skomrock absent

I, David Lair, Fiscal Officer of the Board of Township Trustees of Newbury Township, Geauga County, Ohio, certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted at a legally convened Board meeting held on August 17, 2011.