Trustees meeting December 19, 2012

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., December 19, 2012, with all members present.  

 

Minutes of the previous meeting held on December 5th were approved upon a motion by Mr. Quigley, a second by Ms. Blair, with Mr. Skomrock abstaining due to absence at the meeting, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

 

Ms. Hrabak updated the Trustee's on the Geauga County Planning Commission and the Moving Ohio Forward Grant.  St.  Helen's has applied for this grant and only has one more document to sign to have their application processed.  Ms. Blair indicated that Bainbridge Twp. has taken the administration of the Moving Ohio Forward grant from the County for all townships.  Newbury Township can use up to $79,873 in 2013 for blighted buildings.  St. Helen's monies will be deducted from the $79,873.  Mr. Quigley asked if the township could get the money back on the Levert tear down with this grant.  Ms. Hrabak will check on this.

 

Ms. Blair received a note from OTARMA about a dividend that we would receive in 2013, on the Township liability insurance.  In 2012 the Township received about $4400 on this dividend.

 

Ms. Blair asked to have a motion to have the year-end meeting in the morning on December 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM, and then have our Christmas lunch after.  Motion was made by Mr. Skomrock to have the meeting as discussed, second by Mr. Quigley, with an affirmative vote by all.

 

Mr. Skomrock indicated that there were approximately 244 sheriff calls in November.

Mr. Skomrock discussed the Road Department, Mr. Zimperman was asking for an increase in his cell phone reimbursement, a pay increase, and a year-end bonus for the road department.  They will discuss the cell phone reimbursement with him on the 28th.    The Trustees discussed the year-end bonus and did not think it was a good idea to do this considering the economy and the budget.  He discussed buying a used asphalt drag box from Chester Township.  The Trustees approved the purchase in 2013 by a motion of Mr. Quigley, 2nd by Ms. Blair and a unanimous affirmative vote by all.  Stripping on Pekin Road was discussed; Mr. Quigley wanted a stripping program presented to get the roads current.  Ms. Blair indicated that Mr. Zimperman should give them an amount of pay that he is looking for and then it would be discussed.

 

Mr. Quigley discussed the property in Little Punderson.  The owner cannot be found, and the building department will be looking at it.  It is possible that maybe some of the Moving Ohio Grant could be used for to tear it down.

 

Mr. Quigley was going to visit the Sherwin Shooting Range on Vine Street in Lake County to see how they operate and what equipment/safety factors they have implemented.   

  

 

At the request of the Fiscal Officer, Mr. Skomrock moved that Resolution 2012121905 to procure and pay all or part of the cost of insurance policies for hospitalization, surgical care, major medical care, disability, dental care, eye care, medical care, etc. for township officers and full-time employees, including newly-elected, re-elected, or appointed township officers as authorized by ORC Sec. 505.60(A) be adopted.  Ms. Blair seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

 

At the request of the Fiscal Officer, Mr. Skomrock moved that Resolution 2012121903, to procure and pay all or part of the cost of insurance policies for hospitalization, surgical care, major medical care, disability, dental care, eye care, medical care, etc. for township officers and full-time employees, as authorized by ORC Sec. 505.603, offering such benefits through a cafeteria plan meeting the requirements of Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code be adopted.  Ms. Blair seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

 

At the request of the Fiscal Officer, Mr. Skomrock moved that Resolution 2012121904, to procure and pay all or part of the cost of insurance policies for hospitalization, surgical care, major medical care, disability, dental care, eye care, medical care, etc. for township officers and full-time employees, as authorized by ORC Sec. 505.603, offering such benefits through a cafeteria plan meeting the requirements of Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code  and offering a cash payment in lieu of hospitalization and/or dental benefits be adopted.  Ms. Blair seconded this motion; roll was Mr. Quigley-No, Mr. Skomrock-Yes, Ms. Blair-Yes motion passed.

 

Discussion then turned to the percentage to offer for the cash payment in lieu of hospitalization.  They will check with the prosecutor to see if they can decide this at some point in 2013.

 

At the request of the Fiscal Officer, Mr. Quigley moved that Resolution 2012121906 the township transfer $1,000 from 2141-330-221 Medical/Hospitalization to 2141-330-229 benefits other, 2nd by Mr. Skomrock, and a unanimous affirmative vote by all

 

 

At the request of Fiscal Officer, Mr. Quigley, moved that Resolution 2012121901 honoring Steven A. Takacs for achieving Eagle Scout ranking as a member of Troup 99.  He created and coordinated an environmentally-friendly integrated pest management program that stopped a plague of Japanese beetles in a Geauga County suburb.     Seconded Mr. Skomrock, this motion, which passed by unanimous affirmative vote.

 

At the request of Fiscal Officer, Mr. Quigley, moved that Resolution 2012121902 honoring Alexander W. Corkwell  for achieving Eagle Scout ranking as a member of Troup 99.  He built and installed trail markers and maps to aid in the use and enjoyment of the township’s Oberland Park. Mr. Skomrock 2nd the motion, with a unanimous affirmative vote by all.

 

Ms. Mansfield then presented two cemetery deeds for signature for Mr. Bill Wood, and Ms. Mary Wood.

 

Warrants approved by signing prior to or at this Meeting:

 

Number

Date

Amount

Payee

Status

28745

12/19/2012

2,290.75

Nicholson Construction Company

O

28746

12/19/2012

300.00

COSE-Greater Cleveland Partnership

O

28747

12/19/2012

915.00

Osbourn Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc.

O

28748

12/19/2012

744.50

Newbury Auto Parts Inc.

O

28749

12/19/2012

98.70

Geauga Feed & Grain Supply

O

28750

12/19/2012

2,285.63

DJL Material & Supply

O

28751

12/19/2012

187.68

All-Ways Flasher Service Inc.

O

28752

12/19/2012

420.00

Randal O. Hollis

O

28753

12/19/2012

620.00

Morningstar Tree Service Inc.

O

28754

12/19/2012

50.00

Geauga County CIC

O

28755

12/19/2012

87.50

John Mansfield

O

28756

12/19/2012

10.00

Diane Frank

O

28757

12/19/2012

35.00

Burnham & Flower of Ohio, Inc.

O

28758

12/19/2012

5,284.90

Medical Mutual Of Ohio

O

28759

12/19/2012

71.00

Fox International Ltd. Inc.

O

28760

12/19/2012

47.00

Newbury Printing Co.

O

28761

12/19/2012

1,038.00

Treasurer of State

O

28762

12/19/2012

121,401.00

Newbury Volunteer Fire Department

O

28763

12/12/2012

0.00

Skipped Warrants  28763 to  28763

V

28764

12/18/2012

544.58

John H. Mansfield           - JM

O

28765

12/18/2012

1,331.09

Jas. Rick Phifer            - JP

O

28766

12/18/2012

648.92

Michael J. Joyce            - MJ

O

28767

12/18/2012

1,196.58

Randal O. Hollis            - ROH

O

28768

12/18/2012

1,314.42

Timothy A. Mansfield        - TM

O

28769

12/18/2012

315.00

Ohio Public Employees Deferred Comp. Pro

O

28770

12/18/2012

1,361.91

Douglas J. Zimperman        - DZ

O

28771

12/18/2012

1,302.44

George Mansfield            - GM

O

28772

12/18/2012

639.69

Jas. Rick Phifer            - JP

O

28773

12/18/2012

1,225.95

Randal O. Hollis            - ROH

O

28774

12/18/2012

1,295.38

Timothy A. Mansfield        - TM

O

28775

12/19/2012

1,063.27

George Mansfield            - GM

O

28776

12/19/2012

636.80

Randal O. Hollis            - ROH

O

28777

12/19/2012

817.05

Timothy A. Mansfield        - TM

O

28778

12/19/2012

707.68

Douglas J. Zimperman        - DZ

O

28779

12/19/2012

1,217.22

Chagrin Oil & Gas Co. Inc.

O

28780

12/19/2012

53.97

Turney Home and Auto

O

28781

12/19/2012

1,103.50

First Energy

O

28782

12/19/2012

61.42

Junction Auto Sales Inc.

O

28783

12/19/2012

43.45

Marshall Power Equipment

O

28784

12/19/2012

100.10

Fox International Ltd. Inc.

O

28785

12/19/2012

442.75

Cintas Corp.

O

28786

12/19/2012

47.00

Snap-On Tools

O

28787

12/19/2012

59.00

Fastlane Truck Accessories

O

28788

12/19/2012

100.43

McMaster-Carr

O

28789

12/19/2012

31.10

FASTENAL CO.

O

28790

12/19/2012

330.88

Delta Dental

O

 

 

EFT transactions approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:

 

Number

Date

Amount

payee

Status

E00737

12/18/2012

516.51

Ann A. Wishart

C

E00738

12/18/2012

1,214.94

Douglas J. Zimperman

C

E00739

12/18/2012

1,223.39

George Mansfield

C

 

Purchase Orders approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:

 

Number

Vendor

Amount

Date

    31-2012

Morningstar Tree Service Inc.

620.00

12/6/2012

    32-2012

Hess & Associates

4,200.00

12/6/2012

    33-2012

Osbourn Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc.

915.00

12/6/2012

    35-2012

Delta Dental

185.20

12/19/2012

 

Blanket Purchase Orders approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:

 

Number

Date

Vendor

Amount

    83-2012

12/6/2012

various

4,105.00

    84-2012

12/6/2012

various

915.00

 

Ms. Blair then began the interview of Krista Zimperman for Township Sexton.  Ms. Zimperman indicated that she was interested in become more involved with the township and she does have some experience working at Knollwood Cemetery.  She worked in marketing and sales, posting deeds etc.  She does have a full-time job currently; she indicated that there is some flexibility in her schedule except at Christmas time.  The pay rate was discussed at $12.00 per hour as a 1099 vendor.  She would set her own schedule and times for meeting with clients.  Motion by Mr. Quigley to hire Ms. Zimperman at $12.00 per hour, motion died.  Mr. Quigley then made a motion to hire her at $15.00, 2nd by Mr. Skomrock with a unanimous affirmative vote by all.

 

Ms. Blair asked for a motion to reduce Ann Wishart’s hours by 4 hours per week effective January 1, 2013.  Motion made by Mr. Quigley, 2nd by Mr. Skomrock and a unanimous affirmative vote by all

 

Mr. Zimperman presented the proposed new layout of the back of Newbury Center Cemetery. 

 

 This meeting was adjourned at 8:34 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Quigley 2nd by Mr. Skomrock, and an affirmative unanimous vote.

 

 

_________________________________  ___________________________________    

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

 

 

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            Glen Quigley                                       Marcia Mansfield – Fiscal Officer