Trustees meeting Dec. 1, 2010

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., December 1, 2010, with all members present. Minutes of the meeting of November 17, 2010 were approved upon a motion by Mr. Snively, a second by Mr. Skomrock, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

Mr. Zimperman reported that the Road Department had done work on Lucky Bell that included jack hammering, repair of concrete, and crack sealing. He also indicated that we are still on the schedule for saw cutting and replacing concrete in 2 spots on that road. The Road Department also sand blasted wheels on the trucks, and made other repairs to the vehicles. They also put on plows and salt spreaders. The cemeteries were mowed and the leaves were blown away one last time. The Road Department also spread salt on Cedar Road and decorated the Christmas tree at the Town Hall.

Ms. Endres reported that Grange Park transition has had good progress, and the lot swap with Kinetico has occurred. Mr. Schwartz is rewriting the parcel description, and a new deed will be issued combining lots. Adam from JD Hardwoods walked with Ms. Endres and Ms. Blair, locating all the property pins and looking at the trees for possible sale. JD Hardwoods has an interest in trees, and they will mark which of the trees have value, but the township will hold off cutting or selling the trees until the property has been marketed to see if the buyer/developer wants or needs the trees. The Township is only researching the idea to get the most out of the property. Mr. Skomrock asked about the marketing of the property and if sealed bids are required. Ms. Blair indicated that the township could get help from the CIC website and the Geauga Growth Partnership for the marketing of the property and she would check with the prosecutor on the requirements for legal sale of the land.

Ms. Endres also reported that zoning was approved for Speedway’s new cooler and parking lot. She thought that the project would start in the spring. She said that Geauga Soil and Water District was indicating that the silt fence is located in the incorrect place and matting needs to be added to the drainage ditch. It was reported that the last Sweet Peet hearing had two expert witnesses. The hearing was continued until December 7th when there will be more witnesses.

Mr. Zimperman reported that there were 31 calls for the Fire Department for November, and that Santa Day will be December 12th, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The trucks have been serviced for year. The Fire Department has applied for a $20,000 grant from Fairmount Minerals, and a decision will be made on December 10th on whether the department will receive this grant or not.

Ms. Wishart reported that 3 graves were sold and there were no funerals. She also indicated that the policy should be changed to collect the opening and closing fee before the burial.

Mr. Skomrock reported that 162 incidents were contained in the monthly Sheriff’s Department report for November. Most traffic stops were made on Ravenna Road. Mr. Skomrock also discussed a letter from Geauga County Engineer R.L. Phillips about snow plowing rules indicating that contractors and homeowners must plow snow into their own property and not across roads. Complainants can tell the contractor to stop or the Sheriff or State Highway Patrol can cite them for pushing snow across the roads.

At the request of the Fiscal Officer, Mr. Skomrock moved that the board adopt Resolution 2010120101, a transfer of $2,500 from 2141-330-230, Workers' Compensation to 2141-330-221, Hospitalization. Mr. Snively seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote. At the request of the Fiscal Officer, Ms. Blair moved that the board adopt Resolution 2010120102, Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certifying Them to the County Auditor. Mr. Skomrock seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

Blanket Certificates approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
B.C. # Date Payee Amount
120-2010 11/27/2010 Various Vendors $ 5,000.00
121-2010 11/27/2010 Various Vendors $ 915.00
122-2010 11/30/2010 Various Vendors $ 3,068.30
Total: $ 8,983.30
Warrants approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:
Check # Date Payee Amount
27089 12/3/2010 David J. Lair - DL $ 1,409.49
27090 12/3/2010 Janice M. Blair - JB $ 824.87
27091 12/3/2010 John H. Mansfield - JM $ 841.51
27092 12/3/2010 Jas. Rick Phifer - JP $ 1,352.28
27093 12/3/2010 Marge Hrabak - MHR $ 310.81
27094 12/3/2010 Randal R. Hollis - RH $ 1,735.56
27095 12/3/2010 Randal O. Hollis - ROH $ 1,206.41
27096 12/3/2010 Timothy A. Mansfield - TM $ 1,308.78
27097 12/3/2010 William J. Skomrock, Jr. - WS $ 689.87
27098 12/3/2010 Treasurer of State $ 825.00
27099 12/3/2010 Ohio Public Employees Deferred Comp. Pro $ 1,625.00
27100 12/3/2010 Douglas J. Zimperman - DZ $ 1,225.10
27101 12/3/2010 George Mansfield - GM $ 965.44
27102 12/3/2010 John H. Mansfield - JM $ 830.15
27103 12/3/2010 Jas. Rick Phifer - JP $ 1,216.80
27104 12/3/2010 Randal R. Hollis - RH $ 1,628.47
27105 12/3/2010 Randal O. Hollis - ROH $ 888.47
27106 12/3/2010 Timothy A. Mansfield - TM $ 950.20
27107 12/3/2010 George Mansfield - GM $ 1,174.61
27108 12/3/2010 Jas. Rick Phifer - JP $ 1,216.80
27109 12/3/2010 Randal R. Hollis - RH $ 1,339.73
27110 12/3/2010 Randal O. Hollis - ROH $ 578.94
27111 12/3/2010 Timothy A. Mansfield - TM $ 1,054.78
27112 12/3/2010 Randal R. Hollis - RH $ 1,339.73
27113 12/1/2010 Sunrise Springs Water Co. Inc. $ 44.00
27114 12/1/2010 Dominion East Ohio Gas $ 432.76
27115 12/1/2010 Speedway SuperAmerica $ 215.60
27116 12/1/2010 Tractor Supply Co. $ 255.89
27117 12/1/2010 Augustine Scientific, LLC $ 250.00
27118 12/1/2010 David Lair $ 420.00
27119 12/1/2010 William Skomrock, Jr. $ 420.00
27120 12/1/2010 Kokosing Materials $ 138.13
27121 12/1/2010 M.T. Business Technologies $ 7.23
27122 12/1/2010 Windstream $ 291.92
27123 12/1/2010 Kimball-Midwest Inc. $ 193.34
27124 12/1/2010 FASTENAL CO. $ 33.10
27125 12/1/2010 ScapeAbilities (John Suvak) $ 500.00
27126 12/1/2010 Chagrin Oil & Gas Co. Inc. $ 605.31
27127 12/1/2010 Reliance Standard Life Insurance $ 559.18
27128 12/1/2010 Geauga County Maple Leaf $ 58.00
27129 12/1/2010 Delta Dental $ 653.75
27130 12/1/2010 PNC Bank $ 346.98
27131 12/1/2010 George Mansfield $ 110.50
27132 12/1/2010 Jan Blair $ 210.00
27133 12/1/2010 Preston Ford $ 305.86
27134 12/1/2010 Han's Freightliner of Cleveland $ 39.71
27135 12/1/2010 CED $ 79.10
27136 12/1/2010 Ann Wishart $ 13.00
27137 12/1/2010 Patsy Keyes $ 198.00
Total: $ 32,920.16
EFT transactions processed prior to or at this meeting:
Trans# Date Payee Amount
E00445 12/1/2010 Ann A. Wishart $ 588.61
E00446 12/1/2010 David A. Snively $ 712.32
E00447 12/1/2010 Douglas J. Zimperman $ 1,314.34
E00448 12/1/2010 George Mansfield $ 1,299.67
E00449 12/1/2010 Karen E. Endres $ 107.01
E00450 12/1/2010 Marcia J. Mansfield $ 172.56
E00451 12/3/2010 Ann A. Wishart $ 588.61
E00452 12/3/2010 David A. Snively $ 712.32
E00453 12/3/2010 Douglas J. Zimperman $ 1,314.34
E00454 12/3/2010 George Mansfield $ 1,299.67
E00455 12/3/2010 Karen E. Endres $ 107.01
E00456 12/3/2010 Marcia J. Mansfield $ 172.56
W00044 12/3/2010 Middlefield Bank $ 3,104.06
W00045 12/3/2010 Ohio Public Employees Retirement System $ 8,105.06
Total: $ 19,598.14

Ms. Blair said that she wants a tri board meeting to occur with the Trustees, Park, and Recreation Boards to discuss goals, park situation, and future needs. She also indicated that there should be rules and regulations developed for use of the parks. It was stated that the park board wants to interview possible candidates for the board on January 20th.

Mr. Snively discussed the importance of having a tri-board meeting with the BZA, Zoning Commission and the Board of Trustees. The Board would like the new members there, so the meeting could possibly be scheduled in February.

It was announced that the Board would establish the time and date of the year-end meeting at the next meeting. This meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Skomrock, a second by Mr. Snively and a unanimous affirmative vote.